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Volume 26  No. 2 | Spring 2011

Up Front with President Carlberg | Transitions in the Life of a President

As Jan and I leave Gordon, we do so with a sense of fulfillment and hearts full of thanks to the faculty, staff and students we have known through these 35 years.

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Inspiration | Gaynelle Weiss

Behind a great leader there is often a great assistant who holds everything together. Here are some reflections by Gaynelle Weiss, Jud Carlberg's assistant for the last eight years.

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Gordon Community Welcomes Eighth President

After a seven-month international search, Rice University sociology professor D. Michael Lindsay was named the eighth president of Gordon College.

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Sporks | A President Precedent

Leadership is the paradoxical ability to take part in and step back from battling spheres of opinion.

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Institutional News

Stories about Gordon's new programs and positions.

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Student News

Stories about experiences of Gordon students and their works of service.

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Faculty News

News about Gordon's faculty.

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Alumni News

Stories about Gordon alumni and their accomplishments.

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Celebrating The Carlberg Years

Jud Carlberg’s legacy will showcase significant growth of Gordon’s campus; the expansion of student experiences academically, extracurricularly, and in global programming; and pushing boundaries in impacting culture with emphasis on Christian perspective in the arts and sciences.

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Faith, Love and Strategy: The Story of a Presidency

A mini-history of a stellar presidency.

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The Carlberg Years: A Timeline

A graphical timeline of the Carlberg years.

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Good Friends, Faithful Presence

by Stan D. Gaede

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Words Matter

by Jan Carlberg

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The Local and the Liberal Arts

During my time as provost I have appreciated Jud’s encouragement to link educational ventures to the local setting rather than envisioning education primarily as a global commodity. There is no digital equivalent for the hum of insects in Kenyan grasslands or the long conversation over coffee at Aix-en-Provence.

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Welcome Home: Full Circle

by Jan Carlberg

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Gordon In Lynn: The Beauty of the Overlooked

"There is a kind of extravagance that belongs to any proper act of charity."

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Journey: A Tour of the Virtues

Seeing photos of great works of art in a book or online is one thing. Feeling the complex tension of Christian learning when standing between Raphael's "School of Athens" and his "Disputation of the Sacrament" at the Vatican is anohter thing altogether.

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Essay: The Beechers in Our Backyard

Teaching an introductory history class led Agnes Howard to a fascinating reacquaintance with members of the 19th-century Beecher family (close relatives of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) buried in the Georgetown cemetery just a short walk from her home.

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Kenneth H. Olsen: A Technology Pioneer's Life and Legacy

Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, widely recognized as one of the 20th century’s leading computer industry pioneers, passed away February 6. Gordon’s Ken Olsen Science Center stands as a legacy both to Olsen’s faith and to his tireless commitment to the sciences.

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John D. Mason: A Beloved Professor's Address to Graduates

Dr. John Mason, founding father of the Department of Economics and Business at Gordon, passed away January 15. This is text of John’s address to graduating seniors May 18, 2007, at the traditional Senior Breakfast.

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Are You Up for a Challenge?

The numbers are simple: 175 Days, 25% Participation and You.

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Back Cover | All The President's Pens

During his 35 years in leadership roles at Gordon, Jud Carlberg has used a lot of pens. Favorites include...

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