Faculty-Staff December news
December 06, 2011

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Dr. Daryl Charles co-authored (with David D. Corey) The Just War Tradition: An Introduction, ISI Books, 2011.  In addition, Dr. Charles spoke at the 2011 US Army Command and General Staff College Ethics Symposium, November 7-10, Fort Leavenworth, KS.  His address was titled "Caught by Surprise: The Post-Cold War Relevance of the Just War Tradition."  He also spoke at the 2011 Notre Dame Ethics and Culture Conference, November 10-12 at the University of Notre Dame; his address title was "My Criminal Brain Made Me Do It: Metaphysics Masquerading as Science."

Dr. Kevin L. Clauson and Dr. Travis Ricketts attended the annual Hillsdale Free Market Forum in Atlanta October 27-29.  Several panels made up of various experts and scholars addressed pressing economic issues such as the national debt, public employee unions, and how to eliminate federal agencies.  Keynote speakers included Daniel Hannan, Conservative Party British member of the EU Parliament and Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

Dr. Peter Held and Mr. Andrew McPeak, along with seven students, as a part of the class Apologetics and the Redemptive Life, attended the National Conference on Christian Apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 28-29. Speakers included Josh McDowell, William Dembski, William Lane Craig and Bryan College alumnus, Kent Suter. The 18th annual conference was sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Mrs. Vonnie Johnson, public services librarian, attended the annual meeting of TennShare on October 27-28 in Nashville.  The meeting focused on using Ebooks and resource sharing for libraries across Tennessee.   In addition, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Keri-Lynn Paulson, outreach librarian, attended the workshop, “Creative Approaches on Teaching Information Literacy” with Richard Hensley on November 14 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Hodges Library.

Dr. David Luther, Vietnam War army veteran, was invited to sing the National Anthem at an event for veterans at La-Z-Boy in Dayton on Nov. 9.  State Representative Jim Cobb was the keynote speaker.

Dr. Sigrid Luther was one of two keyboardists for the Glenn Draper Concert at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, TN, on November 6.

Mr. Bruce Morgan attended the TICUA Chief Student Affairs Officers meeting in Nashville on November 11.  He was a member of the planning committee for the event and in that capacity invited Dr. Bradford Sample to speak about "First Year Experience Programs."

Mrs. Sally Powell, adjunct music instructor, is serving on the steering committee for NPR's "From the Top," which will be taping live in Chattanooga in 2012 at the Tivoli Theatre. The committee, made up of faculty from local schools of music as well as leaders in the Chattanooga arts community, is assisting Southern Adventist University and WSMC, co-sponsors of this event. Mrs. Powell also served as a master teacher and adjudicator for the Appalachian Music Association's annual Sonata Festival, November 18-19, Milligan College, Johnson City, TN. Mrs. Powell taught advanced vocal master classes and assisted colleagues in evaluating vocal and piano competitors.