Faculty-Staff April News Update
April 14, 2010

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The following professors have taught or will be teaching one- or two-week modular courses in the Spring 2010 Italy Abroad Semester Program at the Saints Bible Institute in San Lorenzo, Italy, February 1 - April 23:
Dr. Wilhoit (left photo) lecturing in the Roman Forum.  Students, faculty, and
staff in front of the Roman Coliseum during the Rome tour led by Dr. Wilhoit.


Dr. Matt Benson, Mr. Ben Norquist, and Associate for Spiritual Formation Ms. Danielle Rebman took 20 Acts Project interns and SSTOP student leaders to the International Justice Mission Global Prayer Gathering conference on April 9-11, in Washington, DC, where they joined 1000 other participants in hearing from and praying with field experts about the issue of human trafficking.

Dr. Jeffrey Boyce
took 29 SIFE team members on April 6 to compete in the SIFE Regional Competition in Atlanta. Bryan was awarded runner-up position among League 9 competitors Atlanta Metropolitan College, Brenau University, The University of Alabama, Lindsey Wilson College, and Southern Adventist University.

Dr. Kevin Clauson
presented his paper, “Why Evangelicals Have Not Liked Austrian Political Economy: Observations of a ‘Christian Austrian’ Who Has Worked for Rev. Jerry Falwell and Rep. Ron Paul,” at Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL, March 11-13. He also has had two new articles published in the Liberty University Law Review entitled “The Supremacy Clause and Federal Tyranny” and “Justice Roy Moore and the Rule of Law.”

Dr. Steve DeGeorge was chosen on March 29 to be President Elect of the Tennessee Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (TAILACTE).  In addition, Dr. DeGeorge was the visiting team member for the March 22-24 ACSI Accreditation visit to Silverdale Baptist Academy, Chattanooga; and he will be conducting a Board Training Retreat at the Curtis Baptist Academy in Augusta, Georgia, April 16-17.

Dr. Gary Fitsimmons announced that the Library will be hosting the following workshops on May 25: "ACRL Scholarly Communications 101: 'Starting with the Basics' Road Show" and "How to Start Your Library's E-Publishing Program: Developing an Action Plan."  The sessions will be co-sponsored by the Bryan College Library and the Appalachian College Association's Bowen Central Library of Appalachia.  Librarians (especially in higher education) and associated educators from Appalachia and the Southeastern United States will be attending.

Dr. Jeff Myers' speaking schedule:

  • April 8-10 – Keynote speaker for Midwest Homeschool Conference, Cincinnati, OH
  • April 28-29 – Participant in Q Conference, Chicago, IL
  • April 30 – May 1 – Chair of Summit Ministries Board meeting in Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Ron Petitte will be presenting his paper "Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife" at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, April 22-25, in the "Human Rights: Domestic and International Imperatives" track.  In addition, Dr. Petitte will be a panel discussant on the topic "Sovereignty Under Attack: Sub-national and International Forces."

Dr. Roger Sanders recently published the paper “A Quick Method for Developing a Cognitum System Exemplified Using Flowering Plants” in the online journal Occasional Papers of the BSG. You can download the article by selecting the title under “Recent Publications” on the right.

Bookstore Manager Tami Tullberg, using a grant she received from the National Association of College Stores (NACS) Foundation, attended the March 8-12 Campus Market Expo (CAMEX) and NACS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 8-12. 

Dr. Todd Wood had the following speaking schedule this spring:
  • March 10-18 – Spoke in churches across England and was hosted by the Biblical Creation Ministries
  • March 19-21 – Presented the results of his research paper, “The Fate of the Mammals that Survived the Flood"
  • April 10 – Lectured at Messiah College, Grantham, PA on the subject “Creation as Science”