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Faculty Colloquium Tuesday, Sept. 25: Dr. Sharon Kim & Dr. Jeff Henderson

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Our first faculty colloquium of the year will showcase strikingly diverse sabbatical reports from Dr. Sharon Kim and Dr. Jeff Henderson.

Dr. Kim will discuss “interim” projects comprising a wide array of subjects, quite literally spanning the globe, from early twentieth-century aestheticians to twenty-first century cinema. All have been accepted for publication or conference presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Dr. Kim squeeze several years of research into a 20-minute presentation.

From breadth to depth, our second presentation will be the results of Dr. Henderson’s sabbatical research, “Molecular Genetic Analysis of Rbm45/Drbp1: Genomic Structure, Expression, and Evolution.” The full summary, as authored by Dr. Henderson is included here.

The program begins at 11:00 AM in HAWAC 221. Refreshments will be served.

Pecha Kucha 2018: “The Room Where It Happened”

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Join your colleagues at the final Faculty Colloquium for the academic year Thursday, March 29. In Pecha Kucha format presentations, nine faculty will discuss moments of vocational discernment, professional inspiration, and otherwise lightbulb moments, and the places they occured: in other words, the room(s) where it happened.

See you at 11 AM in the Reed Room!

Second Faculty Colloquium for 2017-2018: Dave Sanders & Craig Kaplowitz

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Our second faculty colloquium for the academic year will feature two presentations focused on serving our current students.

Screeners are Coming … Will We Be Ready?
Dave Sanders

For the next 20 years, our universities will be primarily educating and serving the “Screeners,” a distinctive generation following the enormous cohort of Millennials. Because of the robust Millennial focus, educators, youth workers and churches have barely glanced at this new generation. While in its infancy, research on Screeners indicates marked differences from Millennials in almost every way. Utilizing the lens of Generational Theory may provide a beneficial approach for identifying and strategizing our engagement with Screeners in our classrooms. Like it or not, they’re coming in the next few years, and they will require a whole new approach on several of the educational fronts we have become accustomed to in our teaching pedagogy. Preparing over the next two years will establish Judson as an institution where Screeners will thrive and flourish. So, let’s do the work necessary to get ready for the Screeners!”

New Adventures in HiFi: Lessons from the Honors International Faculty Institute
Craig Kaplowitz

Grounded in the experience at the 2017 Honors International Faculty Institute, this presentation will explore the characteristics of Honors pedagogy and common elements it shares with good teaching practices more generally. Some framing questions include: What is Honors? What should I expect from Honors students? Is Honors pedagogy any different from simply good pedagogy? If a student asks for an Honors offering of a course, what are some ways I can accommodate them? Come explore Honors, whether you teach with The Honors Program, are interested in what’s going on in Honors, or are curious about trends in teaching and learning.

The colloquium will be held on Tuesday, January 30, at 11:00-12:30 in the Reed  Room. Refreshments will be served!

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First Faculty Colloquium for 2017-2018: Robert Wallace & Mark Torgerson

Our first faculty colloquium for the academic year will feature two presentations drawing from recent projects that join scholarly research with educational practices.
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Robert Wallace, “Reading the Old Testament through the Psalms”
In 1999, W. H. Bellinger gave a presentation in which he suggested that the book of Psalms might be a productive canonical starting point for further conversation for a theology of the whole Old Testament. Bellinger’s creative starting point became the springboard for this project. Additionally, active learning classroom exercises demonstrated the power of using context based learning in general and the Psalms in particular. This project uses the book of Psalms as a dialogue partner to produce a context-based introduction to the Old Testament text. A canonical starting point as a gateway into the rest of the Old Testament provides a special, and perhaps even sacred, place to begin.
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Mark Torgerson, “Wisdom Beyond Ourselves:  Teaching World Religions Today”
Religion is an integral part of human life.  Religion is a shared human experience among people of all cultures and countries.  With communication and transportation advancements of the last fifty years, more and more people of different faiths are encountering one another.  As incentives to migrate from one part of the world to another increase, nations are becoming less and less homogenous in their religious practices.  Achieving at least a base knowledge of world religions is increasingly helpful for interpreting the choices and actions of people around us and being a thoughtful neighbor.  This presentation includes insights concerning the teaching of religion to undergraduate students based in Mark’s recent participation in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute concerning the teaching of world religions and drawing from recent travels in India and Nepal.  The project seeks appreciation for the common search for wisdom beyond ourselves that can inspire each of us to know and share our own faith with confidence and joy.
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The colloquium will be held on Tuesday, October 31, at 11:00-12:30 in LTOW E/F. To ensure the adequacy of refreshments and room arrangement, please register by Monday, October 23 by following this link.