Faculty News Update
November 10, 2009

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Dr. Scott Jones will be speaking at the Bryan College Faculty Colloquium on November 13.  His topic:  "Positive Implications from the Emerging Church Movement for Postmodern Adult Christian Education."

Olivia Pool, Faith Martin, Stephen Russell, Heather Jones, Brian Mullennix, and Amy Whisman were inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta international business honor society on November 6.  Through its 225 member chapters, Sigma Beta Delta seeks to recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to mankind. Membership is limited to junior and senior business majors who are in the top 20 percent of their major. Dr. Bill Lay, Dr. Jeff Boyce, and Dr. Stephen Livesay participated in the induction ceremony.

Dr. Jeff Myers has the following schedule:
  • November 11-12 –CEU Course Leader - ACSI Teacher Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • November 13 – Banquet speaker – Dayspring Christian School, Greeley, Colorado
  • November 19 – Parent Workshop speaker – Trinity Christian Academy, Lexington, KY

Dr. Dwight Page
represented Bryan College at the annual meeting of the Swiss American Historical Society at the Consulate of Switzerland in New York City on October 10. He gave the annual report on the Swiss American Historical Society Review, which he edits, as well as future publication projects of the Society. At the New York meeting Dr. Page was appointed to serve as the Director of the Society’s special meeting at New Bern, North Carolina, in July 2010, in commemoration of the Tercentenary of New Bern, founded in 1710, by the Swiss Baron de Graffenried.

Mr. Earl Reed and students Stephanie Huskey, and Nick Cahill, Bryan’s two ACA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship winners for this academic year, attended the ACA Fall Summit in Abingdon, VA, on October 16. Earl Reed attended breakout sessions on programming in Python and programming in Alice, two popular languages for introductory courses in computer programming. Stephanie and Nick attended special sessions for STEM winners. The first was a breakout session in which everyone got acquainted with other ACA scholars. They also attended a business etiquette luncheon and two afternoon sessions where they learned pointers on appropriate etiquette during a job interview and other business situations. This was followed by a session on Graduate School in which a panel of speakers debated the different benefits of graduate school and explained financial aid options.

Ben Williams, the keynote speaker at the ACSI Southeast High School Leadership Conference, Goshen, VA, November 1-3, led five sessions on the following topics:
  • Worldview Living and the Life of a Leader
  • The World as We See It
  • Transcendentalism: The World as We Want It
  • Dealing with Doubt
  • Living the Christian Worldview