Media releases from Gordon College about the events surrounding the Ken Olsen Science Center dedication in September 2008. Also browse photos of the dedication, and read what science faculty said about their new classrooms and labs.
The Ken Olsen Science Center Dedication--A Day of Science, Technology and Faith
As religion and science increasingly dominate today's headlines, many wonder how, or if, the two can co-exist. Can a person of faith be a serious scientist? Gordon College, a leading Christian liberal arts college located on Boston's north shore, has been embracing cultural issues like these for nearly sixty years. To affirm its commitment to the sciences, the College will host renowned scientists, artists, scholars, entrepreneurs and theologians for a weeklong celebration around the Sept. 27th dedication of its new Ken Olsen Science Center.
Computer Pioneer Ken Olsen Donates Personal Archives to Gordon College's New Science Center
In the spring of 2007, Mr. Olsen also gave his personal archives to Gordon College. They contain thousands of his manuscripts, personal letters, business memos as well as the technology produced at DEC, which contributed to the technological revolution of the twentieth century. Gordon College now has the most complete collection of the company's historical documentation.
Gordon College Science Center Dedicated with Week of Artistic Offerings
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 28, Gordon's interdisciplinary celebration will include two exhibits by renowned visual artists, a theatre production, panel discussions, and a comedic opera, all exploring the relationship between faith and science.
Comedic Opera Scores First Performance in New Gordon College Science Center
Gounod's 1859 comic opera The Doctor in Spite of Himself will be the first musical performance ever to be held in Gordon College's MacDonald Auditorium. Michael Monroe, assistant professor of music, translated the French opera into English and orchestrated it for a chamber orchestra. Current students and alumni will perform in the eight principal roles and chorus accompanied by a student orchestra.
Science Explodes In The Theatre: Gordon College Produces Award-winning Play About Cloning
Described as "part psychological thriller, part topical scientific speculation, and part analysis of the relationship between fathers and their sons," British playwright Caryl Churchill's award-winning play A Number confronts the difficult questions of human loss in a scientific age. Set some time in the future, A Number is the story of a father (played by Gordon theatre professor, Norman Jones) who has experienced a difficult loss in his family. When his son (played by Paul Turbiak '05) sees someone who looks like him, he begins to question his father's past.