Faculty-Staff March news

June 4, 2014

Bryan College LogoFebruary-March faculty news.

Dr. Paul Boling wrote music for lyrics by D.A. Carson, to be published in the new psalter hymnal for the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. The same hymn was featured at Moody’s Founders’ Week.

Dr. Steve DeGeorge will travel to Romania in April.

Dr. Gary Fitsimmons attended the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Wash., in January. He is the Library Leadership and Management Association’s Section Representative to the LLAMA board and chair of the Library Organization and Management Section.

Dr. Whit Jones’ American literature book for Christian high school home school students is now in the editing phase, and publication is expected spring 2014.

Ms. Kimberly Keck and Dr. Sigrid Luther performed a recital for the Chattanooga Music Club at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga in February. Also, Ms. Keck was an adjudicator for the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools Fine Arts Competition in Chattanooga in February.

In February, Dr. Sigrid Luther acted as co-advisor, coordinating a workshop/recital at Bryan College for the MTNA Chattanooga Area Collegiate Chapter, and performed a guest recital with Ms. Kimberly Keck for the Chattanooga Music Club. She has been invited to judge the Cadek Conservatory Scholarship Competition finals at UTC in April, and in May will coordinate the BCCMS/Rhea Arts Council Community Music Festival for Rhea County music students.

Ms. Sally Powell, adjunct music faculty, was a guest lecturer for the Chattanooga Area Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association in February. She spoke on: A Healthy Muse: Fostering Creativity in Ourselves and Others.

Dr. Travis Ricketts, as a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s faculty advisory panel, participated in the Values & Capitalism faculty retreat at Ave Maria University in January.

Dr. Roger Sanders published a paper, “Taxonomy of Lantana sect. Lantana (Verbenaceae): II. Taxonomic Revision” in the November issue of the Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. This work summarizes 30 years of observations on this group of plants.

Dr. Adina Scruggs completed the graduate certificate in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Dr. Mel R. Wilhoit’s review of the Chattanooga Symphony’s February 2 concert was published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on February 4. He sang with the Chattanooga Bach Choir in February in its “Masters of the Renaissance” concert. On February 24 he took the Bryan College Brass Ensemble to lead worship at Middle Valley Baptist Church in Chattanooga. In March, he taught Introduction to Fine Arts in San Lorenzo, Italy, to the students at the Bryan Italy semester, accompanying them to Florence, Rome and Venice.

Mr. Samuel J. Youngs has written the following: A book review of Monks and Muslims: Shi’a and Monastic Spirituality in Dialogue. American Theological Inquiry, Vol. 6.1; “Inter-religious Concerns and Theological Method: Exploring the New Comparative Theology.” American Theological Inquiry, Vol. 6.1; “Grace Might Reign: Understandings of Sin and Grace as Means of Christian-Muslim Inter-religious Dialogue.” Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, Vol. 3.1.