Call for proposals: Case Studies of Service Learning and Faith Integration, a special edition of Journal of Christian Teaching Practice

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The Journal of Christian Teaching Practice is a recently formed peer-reviewed journal published by the Christianity and Communication Studies Network (www.theccsn.com). We invite brief proposals for case study write-ups highlighting innovative service learning projects in the field of communication that have successfully and effectively integrated the Christian faith with student learning. Your brief, 300-word proposal at this initial stage should …

Faith Integration as Identity

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Jonathan Pettigrew, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Presentation Title:  “Faith Integration as Identity” Date and Time: Monday, May 7, 2018; 7-8 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: I am not a Christian scholar because I study Christianity, Christian groups, religion, or any other social form related to Christ. I am …

Flying Faculty: Learning Leadership Life-stories across Cultures

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Chris Hamstra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communications and English; Associate Department Chair, Davenport University Presentation Title:  “Flying Faculty”: Learning Leadership Life-stories across Cultures Date and Time: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 8-9 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: The seemingly simple act of sharing stories continues to be an under-considered aspect of effective learning. This presentation …

“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, …

Visiting Professor of Communication needed, Uganda

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The Mass Communication Department at Uganda Christian University (www.ucu.ac.ug)  in East Africa would like to partner with a Professor of Communication in applying for a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Key details below: Position: Visiting Professor Period: February 2 to May 2 2018 Location of host institution: Mukono, Uganda, East Africa Eligible activities: Research collaboration Curriculum co-development and/or Graduate student training …

National Communication Ethics Awards

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National Communication Ethics Awards The National Communication Ethics Division would like to congratulate: Dr. Janie Harden Fritz (2017 Communication Ethics Teaching Award) Dr. Ronald C. Arnett (2017 Top Book Award for Levinas’s Rhetorical Demand: The Unending Obligation to Communication Ethics) Dr. Scott R. Stroud (2017 Top Journal Article Award for Rhetoric, Ethics & the Principle of Charity Language and Dialogue …

Call for Papers: Doctoral Colloquium Pre-Conference

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Call for Papers: Doctoral Colloquium Pre-Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture http://www.colorado.edu/ismrc/ ​ Pre-Conference date: 7th of August 2018 Deadline for Paper proposals: 15 January 2018 Notification of acceptances: end of February 2018 The International Society of Media, Religion & Culture will be hosting a Pre-Conference for doctoral students on the day before the ISMRC bi-annual …

Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World (Review by Sean Connable)

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Cite as follows: Connable, Sean (2017). Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World, by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2017), xii + 190 pages, $22.00 (paperback) [Book Review]. Journal of Christian Teaching Practice 3(2), https://www.theccsn.com/winsome-persuasion-christian-influence-in-a-post-christian-world-review-by-sean-connable/ [a publication of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network, www.theccsn.com, copyright 2017] Downloadable PDF: Sean Connable_Review of Winsome Persuasion_Final Sean Connable, Ph.D., Lecturer, Christopher Newport University In …