Faculty-Staff April news update
April 16, 2012

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From the Office of Spiritual Formation
  • Dr. Matt Benson, Mr. Ben Norquist, Ms. Kauri Tallant, Mr. Jonathan Doran, Mr. Jeff Eenigenburg, and Ms. Danielle Rebman attended the CCCU 2012 Campus Ministry Directors Conference in San Jose, CA, February 16-18. The keynote speaker was Dr. Gary Moon.
  • Mr. Jonathan Doran and Ms. Kauri Tallant attended a CCCU Senior Student Development Officers Conference focusing on Sexuality and Sexual Identity, New Orleans, March 7-9.
  • Mr. Tim Shetter, Mr. Mark Sauve, Mr. Aaron Porter, Ms. Bonnie Marie Yager, Mr. Andrew McPeak, Ms. Danielle Rebman and Mr. Ben Norquist attended the Catalyst One Day event in Atlanta, GA, on March 26. Keynote speakers Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel addressed how to build healthy organizational culture.  
  • Mr. Ben Norquist, Ms. Bonnie-Marie Yager, Ms. Amy Hutchinson, and Ms. Danielle Rebman attended the International Justice Mission's Global Prayer Gathering, Washington, DC, April 12-15, with 34 students from the Missions and CLF: Social Justice & the Gospel classes.
  • Mr. Ben Norquist, Mr. Michael Palmer, Ms. Pamela Hollis, Mr. Brad Gatlin, Ms. Bonnie-Marie Yager, Mr. Andrew McPeak, Dr. Drew Randle, and Dr. Salvatore Musumeci attended the 2012 Q: Ideas for the Common Good Conference, Washington, DC, April 10-12.

Mr. Bernie Belisle and Mr. Jared Cole attended the SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) in Chattanooga March 7 – 10, along with five theatre students. In addition to attending various conference sessions and workshops, they gave presentations on Scripture reading, academic curriculum development, and integration of faith and learning in theatre. 

Drs. Paul Boling and Jud Davis attended the Evangelical Theological Society and Evangelical Philosophical Society regional meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, March 23-24.  Dr. Davis' paper was entitled “Biblical Theology and Psalm 22: ‘My God, My God, Why….?’ In its Historical and Canonical Context”; and Dr. Boling's paper was entitled “Identity, Dualism, and Ethical Implications.” 

Mrs. Kimberly Keck was an adjudicator for the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools Fine Arts competition in Chattanooga on February 15.

Drs. David Luther and Sigrid Luther attended the annual conference of the Music Teachers National Association in New York City March 24-28.  While there, Sigrid performed as guest artist in a session by Ingrid Clarfield, was interviewed and performed in a documentary “Take a Bow:  The Ingrid Clarfield Story,” which premiered at the conference, and led the annual meeting of the national MTNA Membership Committee, for which she is the outgoing chair. She recently assembled an online Membership Recruitment and Retention Handbook for MTNA. Students Alissa Passburg and Melissa Smith attended the conference with the Luthers.

Dr. Michele Pascucci (on sabbatical) presented a paper entitled “Las huellas del haiku en la poesía ideográfica de José Juan Tablada” at the XI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, held in Cuzco, Perú, March 7-9.  Dr. Pascucci then spent about two weeks traveling and visiting important cultural sites, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the city of Arequipa, the Colca Valley, Lake Titicaca and the Uros Floating Islands, the islands of Taquile and Amantaní, the city of Puno, and the ruins of Sillustani.

Dr. Pascucci atop Huaynapicchu
overlooking Machu Picchu
Trying the Andean specialty
cuy (guinea pig)
  One of the floating islands of Uros in Lake Titicaca
 
From the Library
  • Mrs. Keri-Lynn Paulson attended an online Lyrasis class entitled “Promoting Your Library through YouTube Videos” on February 28.
  • Mrs. Stephanie Wood recently attended four webinar sessions:  Intro to Digital Preservation #1 – 3:  Identifying & Selecting Content, Storing & Protecting Content, Managing Content & Providing Access Over Time, and Vanderbilt’s Library Renovations  & Exhibits Session #1:  Digital Exhibits.
Mrs. Becky Young, adjunct instructor, attended the TNTESOL conference in Nashville, March 14-17.  She was elected to a three-year term on the TNTESOL board.

Mr. Sam Youngs, adjunct instructor, has the following recent publications: He has  served as a contributing author to the apologetics anthology entitled True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism. His article was entitled "By It, We See Everything Else: The Explanatory Value of Christianity for Meaning and Ethics." His book review entitled "Review of Realism in Religion: A Pragmatist's Perspective, by Robert C. Neville" was published in Philosophia Christi, Vol. 13.2, pp. 468-474.

Dr. Sandy Zensen presented a series of messages throughout the month of February (four Sundays) at Stuart Heights Baptist Church, Chattanooga, entitled:  “So, How Big is Your God Anyway?  Studies in the Attributes of God.”