Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 C. May Marston Lecture: Why Vergil Matters

C. May Marston Professor of the Classics Owen Ewald discusses how Vergil continues to inspire further interpretation and creative adaptation of his work. Complete synopsis of the C. May Marston Lecture. February 22, 2010. [Audio] [Video]


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day of Common Learning 2009: Transformational Leadership

The Day of Common Learning is a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate together in a learning community outside of traditional classrooms.

Keynote Address: Transformational Leadership Ronald C. White. Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary. [Video]

Abraham Lincoln: Classical Orator Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald and Associate Professor of Communications William Purcell consider Lincoln in the context of the tradition of classical oratory. [Audio]

Civil Discourse in a Coarsening Culture Ronald C. White, Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Doug Strong, Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of the School of Theology, address how Lincoln can be a guide for wisdom and witness. [Video]

From Just Paying the Bills to Intentional Living: Leadership Transforming the Off-Campus Housing Experience Associate Director of University Ministries Matthew Koenig and Sharpen Ministry Intentional Living Core students discuss the demographic changes at SPU which find more and more students commuting and how groups of students are responding through innovative forms of Christian community. [Audio]

Lincoln and the Lilacs Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan VanZanten examines how Walt Whitman captured both Lincoln's magnificence and American grief. [Video]

Lincoln and the Possibilities of Prudential Politics Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim and Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry examine why prudential politics is so difficult. [Audio]

The Lincoln/Douglas Debate The SPU Debate Team recreates part of the Lincoln / Douglas debates that helped propel Lincoln onto the national stage. [Audio]

Lincoln on Education Professor of Education Chris Sink explores Lincoln's views on education in light of contemporary perspectives. [Audio] [Video]

Lincoln's Use (and Abuse?) of Presidential Power Professor of History Bill Woodward asks the audience to judge both Lincoln's actions and parallel instances today with regard to five transforming ways Lincoln wielded presidential power. [Audio]

Ode to Joy: Tragedy, Triumph and Transformation in the Life and Music of Beethoven Professor of Music Wayne Johnson looks at how adversity can help create qualities of determination, character and transformative leadership. [Video]

Transformational Leadership: In Practice and in Progress The John Perkins Center and Student Volunteer Coordinators introduce the John Perkins Center model of student leadership development and share stories of growth and engagement from student leaders currently serving in volunteer programs and at various stages along the leadership development continuum. [Video]

Transforming Leadership and the Power of Service Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz and Assistant Professor of Journalism Rick Jackson discuss how Paul Farmer's journey offers insight for everyone, inside and outside medicine, on how real leadership arises from service anchored in vocation. [Audio]

Transforming Self to Transform Others: Lessons from the Prodigal Father Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Margaret Diddams walks through the practices necessary to become a transformational leader and the unique types of changes that transformational leaders are most likely to make possible. [Audio] [Video]

U2 and the Future of Transformational Leadership Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss looks at how U2 provokes leaders of the free world to reconsider everything from immigration policy to debt relief. [Audio] [Video]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Testimonies and Un-Testimonies

Testimonies and Un-Testimonies Hannah Notess discusses storytelling and "testimonies," exploring the evangelical model of before-and-after testimony, and looks for new ways of telling our stories. 2008-2009 Image Milton Fellow. May 21, 2009. (40:56)


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Myth of Orpheus: Love and Music

The Myth of Orpheus: Love and Music Associate Professor of Classics Owen Ewald discusses the myth of Orpheus, who used music to bring back his wife Eurydice from the underworld, only to lose her when he looked back too soon. C. May Marston Lecture. February 24, 2009. [Audio] [Video]

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Troilus and Criseyde

SPU English Professor Luke Reinsma reads Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in its original dialect. August 2008.

Troilus & Criseyde: Book 1 (1:09:11)

Troilus & Criseyde: Book 2 (1:46:40)

Troilus & Criseyde: Book 3 (1:51:18)


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Book of the Duchess

Book of the Duchess SPU English Professor Luke Reinsma reads a text by Chaucer in its original dialect. March 5, 2008. (1:10:16)