This year’s faculty Pecha Kucha will address the theme “The Book that Changed Me.” Join us to hear from Lanette Poteete-Young, G.E. Colpitts, Jeffery Carl, Pete Sandberg, and Marsha Vaughn, as they address the subject in the challenging 20 x 20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each).
The Pecha Kucha will be held in the Reed Room at 11 AM on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!
The Chronicle issued a lengthy (20+ pp.) guide of advice to have a great first day of the semester, including engaging four key principles:
The report goes beyond the isolated first day, with considerations for preparing for and following up on the actual start of the semester. Have a good one!
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.
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!
Applications are now being received for the 2018 Homer and Margaret Surbeck Summer Scholarship Program
In order to promote and support scholarly activity, Judson University has established the Homer and Margaret Surbeck Summer Research Program. Full-time faculty members are invited to submit proposals for a summer research stipend, which will be awarded on a competitive basis.
To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest, a copy of their vita (shortened to two pages), and a one to two page description of their proposed research or project. The candidate’s description should include a clear explanation of the proposed outcome(s), and the projected timing for the completion of the project (book, chapter, journal article, artistic presentation, etc.).
Priority will be given to applicants who have not received the Surbeck Scholarship in the last three years. Recipients will be expected to present the results of their research or project in one or more public forums.
Applications should be sent as a single PDF to: Dr. Jhennifer A. Amundson, Associate Provost of Faculty (JAmundson@JudsonU.edu), by noon on March 12, 2018.
Congratulations, Dr. Josh Jones, recipient of the 2018 scholarship!
An anthropology professor (emerita) from William and Mary writes about the positive benefits of “slow teaching:” looking closely and slowly at a single, major idea over several weeks to increase memory and understanding.
And here is a PDF of the Chronicle article noted in this piecee (“Simplest Course”).
At the November Faculty Assembly, the accomplishments of six colleagues were highlighted:
- Keith Krispin & Mike McKeever, approved for sabbatical leaves in AY1819
- Amber Randolph, promoted to the rank of associate professor
- Sojung Hong, promoted to the rank of full professor
- Josh Jones and Joy Towner, both awarded tenure
Congratulations to these excellent professors who bring distinction on themselves, their disciplines, the university; we are so fortunate to teach, serve, and grow alongside you!
Faculty and staff are now invited to register for next semester’s reading circles. This spring we will discuss James K. A. Smith’s You Are What You Love (read the Artistic Theologian’s review here). Circles will meet biweekly at the following days and times (to be finalized/altered by the members of each group, based on teaching and committee schedules):
- Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15
- Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00
- Thursdays, 12:00-1:00
If you’d like to take part, please email your preference(s) of day/time to JAmundson@JudsonU.edu by December 1. (For the seven specific meeting dates, please follow this link.) If you are among the first on the list, she will deliver a book to you before Christmas Break!
JU faculty & staff, please mark your calendars and join your colleagues for a service of prayer and lament on Friday, November 3 in the (new) Reed Room in Lindner Tower. The service will start at 10:10 AM and conclude before 11:00 AM. We will gather to offer in worship some of the anxiety and pain that we have felt across our campus in recent months through song, guided prayer, and silent reflection led by Mark Torgerson and Warren Anderson.