Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Greg Spencer, Professor of Communication Westmont College Presentation Title: Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith Date and Time:  Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7-8 pm EST Cost: Free and Open to the Public Description: This webinar revolves around Dr. Spencer’s recently released book, “Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith.” The driving question of this …

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, …

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 …