Faculty-Staff November news update

June 3, 2014

sharon1Dr. Steve Bradshaw, Dr. Clark Rose, and Ms. Kauri Tallant, along with 22 students, attended the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference in Nashville from September 28-October 1. Speakers included Larry Crabb, John Ortberg, John Townsend, T. D. Jakes, Luis Palau, Wess Stafford, and Lee Strobel. This biyearly World conference is the largest gathering of Christian counselors in the world, and students attending the conference receive academic credit. It is a great opportunity for psychology majors to see nationally recognized speakers, rub shoulders with counselors in a training setting, and reinforce the need for more Christian counselors in the field.

Mr. Jeff Eenigenburg and Dr. Scott Jones attended the 2011 North American Professors of Christian Education Annual Conference at Seattle Pacific University October 20-22. The theme of the conference was “The Role of Scripture in Christian Formation and Education.” The two plenary speakers were Eugene Peterson, former Professor of Spiritual Formation at Regent College, and Rick Yount, Professor of Christian Education at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mr. Steve Keck recently completed the Lifestyle Giving Estate Design training, which included training on biblical stewardship, strategic planning, taxation, and legal aspects. In addition on October 27, he passed the Series 7 Securities License Examination, the Qualification Examination for General Securities Registered Representatives.

Dr. Dwight Page attended the annual meeting of the Swiss American Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 8. Dr. Page, the Editor-in-Chief of the Swiss American Historical Society Review, gave the annual report on the publications of the Society.

Mr. David Perron gave a presentation titled “Simple Nutrition/Simple Weight Training,” to a TeenPact group on October 12.

Ms. Danielle Rebman attended the annual Forum hosted by the Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders in Green Lake, Wisconsin, on October 12-15. The keynote speaker was Robert Guerrera of the Del Camino network.

Ms. Kauri Tallant attended the CASE workshop entitled “Dance of the Sexes: Celebrating the Soul in Single Sexuality” at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta with Resident Directors Ms. Bonnie Spallinger and Ms. Karie Harpest on October 27.

Lion’s Pride Campus Store Manager Mrs. Tami Tullberg was honored by the Tennessee Association of College Stores as she completed a term as president of the organization. Tami has served on the TACS board for six years, including serving as vice president the year before she assumed the presidency. She will remain on the board for one more year to help the incoming president plan the 2012 state meeting and to recruit new board members. TACS is made up of representatives of college stores and the vendors who serve them and is associated with the National Association of College Stores.

Dr. Mel R. Wilhoit wrote a music review for the opening of the Chattanooga Symphony season that was published in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press on September 25. Recent trumpet performances include the following: Oak Street Baptist Church (Soddy) Homecoming Service on October 2, Chattanooga State University Faculty Recital at Chattanooga State campus on October 6, and Symphony of Praise Concert at NWGB Amphitheatre (Ringgold, GA) on October 7.

Mrs. Sharon Zensen, receptionist in Mercer Hall, has been named Staff Member of the Summer in recognition of her contributions to the life of the college.

Her nomination for the honor said, in part, “She genuinely cares about others, and it shows in her friendly tone when answering the phone or when helping someone new to campus. No matter how busy with multiple calls, she takes time to listen and help.”

Dr. Stephen Livesay presented her with a plaque and gift certificates.