“Shall We Dance?” Disarming Defensiveness about Race in the Classroom and Beyond

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Presenter and Affiliation:  John Hatch, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Communication Studies, Eastern University Presentation Title:  “Shall We Dance?” Disarming Defensiveness about Race in the Classroom and Beyond Date and Time: Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 7-8 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: College is a pivotal environment for raising awareness of systemic racial injustice and the need …

Love Thy Neighbor: Faith Integration and Learner-Centered Teaching

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Terri Lynn Cornwell, Ph.D., Virginia University of Lynchburg Presentation Title:  “Love Thy Neighbor: Faith Integration and Learner-Centered Teaching Date and Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 7-8 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: Following my time teaching at a Christian university, I spent several years teaching at Lynchburg College, a small, private, secular college in …

Social Invention and a Pedagogy of Compassion for Teaching Reporting and Writing about the Pain of Others

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Michael Longinow, Ph.D., Professor of Journalism, Dept. of Media, Journalism, and Public Relations Presentation Title:  “Social Invention and a Pedagogy of Compassion for Teaching Reporting and Writing about the Pain of Others” Date and Time: January 15, 2018; 8-9 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: This Webinar examines trauma and the ways educators can, …

Co-Creating Spaces as a Faith Integration Strategy

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Douglas Kelley, Ph.D., Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University Presentation Title:  “Co-Creating Spaces as a Faith Integration Strategy” Date and Time: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, 7-8 PM , EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: I have taught and written at community colleges, at private Christian liberal arts universities, and for the last …

The Power of Questions, Prayer, and Presence

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Brittany Peterson, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Ohio University Presentation Title:  “The Power of Questions, Prayer, and Presence” Date and Time: Monday, November 20, 8-9 pm EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: Being a young, affable, female academic, students often gravitate to my office hours and open up about their struggles. Many have wept in my …

Embracing Process and Authenticity as Transformational Points of Connection

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Presenter and Affiliation: Rick Olsen, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor and Dept. Chair, University of North Carolina at Wilmington Presentation Title:  “In It with Them”: Embracing Process and Authenticity as Transformational Points of Connection Date and Time: Tuesday, October 31, 7-8 pm EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: In this presentation I share my account of integrating and negotiating …

How the Imago Dei Enhances Teaching and Learning in Communication Classrooms

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Dept. Chair and Associate Professor of Communication, Bethel College Date: Wednesday, September 27    Time: 7-8 pm EST Cost: Free and open to the public Description: While Christian professors practice many ways to integrate faith and learning in their teaching, it remains a challenge to find a central approach that meets student needs. This presentation …

The Essentials Collection, Interviews on Faith and Communication

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We recently concluded our year long Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Interview Series, hosted by Mark Fackler, earlier this Summer. Our last interviewee was Quentin Schultze, Professor Emeritus, Calvin College. The full collection of 24 interviews — and links to those recorded interviews — is included below. These interviews are great for classroom use and personal study. Please share with …

Winsome Persuasion: Christian Persuasion in a Post-Christian World

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Presenter and affiliation: Tim Muehlhoff, Ph.D., Rick Langer, Ph.D., Biola University Presentation Title: “Winsome Persuasion: Christian Persuasion in a Post-Christian World” Cost: Free and open to the public. Date:  Wednesday, August 30     Time:   8-9:00 pm EST Description: How are Christians viewed in the broader culture? We blush at the possibilities. Brainwashed fanatics? Out-of-touch dogmatists? Buffoons? The task of …

Essential Questions Series, Special Guest, Dr. Quentin Schultze

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Quentin Schultze, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Calvin College Presentation Title: “Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Series, Interview No. 24, Quentin Schultze” (Moderated by Mark Fackler) Date: 06/05/17             Time: 7:00-8:00 pm, EST Description: this 24th installment in the “Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Series” features Dr. Quentin Schultze, Professor Emeritus, Calvin College. …