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Volume 27  No. 2 | Spring 2012

A Place for Invention

A key part of the Gordon ethos is inventive, entrepreneurial approaches to contemporary issues. Three essays explore Gordon as a "place for invention."

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The Last of the Rowanberrys—or, The "Living Ground" of Gordon College

Provost Sargent unpacks five key themes he believes are essential parts of the College’s DNA, themes that can be traced in the "living ground" of this very particular campus. Along the way he pays tribute to a varied and colorful cast of characters.

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Fear Not: Security, Risk and Academic Freedom

A student’s question prompted Academic Dean Dan Russ to reflect upon academic freedom within a framework of faith.

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What Happened to Changing the World?

Current junior David Hicks ruminates on the key role that imagination plays in truly robust intellectual work.

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Up Front with President Lindsay

Education = Transformation

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A Full Slate

During President Lindsay’s inaugural year, several new speaker series have launched, continuing and taking to new levels the College’s identity as a place of vibrant intellectual life.

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A CEO's Last Stand

The second event in the "Conversations with the President" series featured Gerard Arpey, former CEO of American Airlines.

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Deep Faith: A Student's Reflections

During a fast-paced inaugural year, DEEP FAITH week was a contemplative and restorative pause. Michael Ramsden, European Director of the Ravi Zacharius Trust, came to campus to exhort and encourage.

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Inspiration | Adrianne Cook '92, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Deep Friendships

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Sporks | 10 Fragments on Movement

I would call this a transition year, but I’m not sure there’s a been a time when I’ve had any clue where I’d be a year from where I currently stood.

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Barry Loy Assumes Expanded Role

Veteran administrator Barry Loy has assumed the title of Vice President for Student Life as of January 1.

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Woodblocks and the Word

An art student's final project led to fascinating conversations with three Gordon faculty members.

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Global Education Students Re-Envision "Home"

Each year the Global Education Office hosts a photo contest for those returning from study-abroad and Summer Missions Program experiences.

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God and The Atlantic Wins Christianity Today 2012 Book Award

God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide by Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard, Stephen Phillips Chair of History, has been selected as one of only 15 to receive Christianity Today’s 2012 Book Award.

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New Faculty Books

Gordon faculty are active scholars in their fields. Here are their three latest books.

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The Making of a Movie, Gordon-Style

In 2011, news of the trapped Chilean miners gripped the attention of Toddy Burton, associate professor of communication arts. As is often the case with art, real life began shaping a story in the mind of Gordon’s award-winning filmmaker.

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Thuswaldner and Ferguson Sauder Receive Annual Academic Service Awards

Each year the College salutes two part-time faculty members by granting them the Academic Service Award, in honor of distinguished teaching and service to Gordon College.

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A Global Shift

Cheryl DeLuca '00, student care and recruitment officer in the Global Education Office, will weave Arlyne Sargent’s work with international students into a single fabric of care.

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A Word—and World—of Thanks

Arlyne Van Dam Sargent reflects on her years as International Student Advisor.

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Exploring Ipswich Bay

Gordon’s newest biology faculty member, Walter Cho, is a deep-sea biologist with big plans for his students.

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A Music "Teacher's Teacher"

Ssandra Doneski, associate professor of music and the director of graduate music education at Gordon—was honored as the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA).

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Tackling The Big Questions

Beginning in November 2012, Gordon College will partner with the John Templeton Foundation to present, annually, the Herrmann Lectures on Science and Faith

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Indwelling: Urban (+ Rural) Landscapes

Belief in a relational, triune God undergirds the work of the Office of Community Engagement.

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Living the History: People, Places and Connections

This former history major is now deeply involved in local history.

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Essay: The Jerusalem and Athens Forum Tackles the Seven Deadly Sins

Each year STILLPOINT sponsors a JAF essay contest. This year’s winner was Tala Strauss '13.

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Mentoring: Going Deeper Than "How Can I Help You?"

A scholar-athlete on the importance of mentors.

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Value-Added: A Tribute to Bruce Webb, Extraordinary Scholar

Bruce Webb is a colleague’s colleague, an intellectual’s intellectual and, especially, a Christian intellectual’s intellectual.

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The "Twinkle": A Tribute to Bob Joss

Robert Joss, retiring this year, has been an invaluable member of our "commonwealth" at Gordon for the past 38 years.

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Visionary: A Tribute to Mark Sargent

Mark Sargent is a listener and a thinker—but he is also a man of vision and tough-minded clarity.

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Motivator: Professor Charles Matheson's Enduring Influence

Charles Matheson was much more than choir director; he was a motivator, taking real interest in the lives of his choristers.

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LETTERS

A 1953 alumnus responds to"Motivator: Professor Charles Matheson's Enduring Influence" (STILLPOINT, Spring 2012)

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Thanks for the Memories

A longtime pastor, Don Baron '53 remembers an outstanding professor.

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Making a 180-Degree Turn

A 1968 alumna has founded, and now directs, an exciting music ministry in the Philippines.

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A School Takes Flight

When Anna (Biegler) Shipe '74B saw children in need, she stepped up to the plate.

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Time to Lay Those Burdens Down

Julie (Zine) Coleman ’79 tells of an unexpected epiphany under a tree.

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Saving Art Education, One Buoy at a Time

An internship for her Advanced Media Relations course led to a leadership position with a local nonprofit.

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Twinkie Freshness: a Longitudinal Study

A casual remark by chemistry professor Irv Levy led to a longterm experiment on the part of two alumnae.

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A Mentor to Fundraisers

Marc Pitman ’95 was recently selected as one of Maine’s "Forty Under 40"—a group of people who are making significant contributions in their careers and communities.

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Sixth Annual Hall of Honor Induction

On January 28, the Highlander Club proudly inducted Coach Jack Augustine, Jaimee Smith Eldred and Timothy Chapman.

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