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Volume 28  No. 1 | Fall 2012

On Location: Gordon Faculty Reflect on Where They Are--and Where They've Been

On Location

Gordon’s location north of Boston touches both rural and urban, and is also a home base for worldwide engagement. Eight faculty reflect on where they are—and where they’ve been.

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Walking the Great Ledge

Cape Ann's geological history is an inspiration to Bruce Herman, who has lived there for more than 30 years. An excerpt from a book in progress.

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A Sense of Shared (Avian) Presence

“To both birds and birders, location and timing are everything.”

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An Island Idyll

“We stood there marveling at the sight—the expanse of sea, the brilliant blue sky, the craggy coast of Cape Ann.”

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Putting Her Best Foot Forward

Jessica Ventura, assistant professor of kinesiology, has a thing for shoes—so much so that she has undertaken a study of the effect they have on runners.

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The Bullfrog in Your Neighborhood

Tim Ferguson Sauder's children’s intense curiosity about both sea and land creatures sparked the idea for a set of animal trading cards based on local wildlife.

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A Virtual Journey into Syriac Christianity

We followed the experiences of early Christian monks who sought out a life of fasting and prayer in the remote region where God appeared to Moses.

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World Citizens, World Christians

When asked to name his hometown, Dan Darko, associate professor of biblical and theological studies, replies, “Everywhere I’ve lived for more than six months.”

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On Direction, Time, and Moving Forward

“With this move—bringing family books and items back to their origins—I was, in some sense, going backward. ”

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A Sense of Where We Are

We will always love our beautiful wooded campus. But we will increasingly also stress our very real strategic location—and all that it links us to.

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President’s Challenge: “I Want to See ‘Savvy Grace’ Happen”

During a September Chapel service President Michael Lindsay challenged the Gordon student body to put into practice the Parable of the Talents

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A View from the Top

More than 200 Greater-Boston business executives joined 40 members of the Gordon community—senior staff, and students interested in business—on October 19 for breakfast in Boston

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New Vistas

Gordon College is a special place where the mind is stretched and our faith is deepened.

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Ivy George and Rini Cobbey Receive Distinguished Faculty Awards

Ivy George and Rini Cobbey have been honored for outstanding teaching.

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David Wick Receives Wilson Award

Historian David Wick was honored at Commencement 2012 with the Marvin Wilson Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Faith + History =

Gordon College hosted the three-day 28th Biennial Conference on Faith and History in early October.

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Great Conversations: New Center Launches

Gordon College has launched a new Center for Faith and Inquiry.

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Seven Outstanding Leaders Celebrated

The Alumni Awards dinner, held October 6, was hosted jointly by Gordon’s three living presidential couples: Michael and Rebecca Lindsay, Jud and Jan Carlberg, and Dick and Jody Gross.

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Michael Gerson Addresses Responsibility, Opportunity, and Suffering

Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist and former aide and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, was the second speaker in the Richard F. Gross Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Fitness: Small Changes = Big Results

Robert Leo Booth, who turned 100 on November 27, is not just the oldest but one of the most enthusiastic clients at Gordon’s Center for Balance, Wellness and Mobility.

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A Winning View

This year's winner and two runners-up in the Global Education Photo contest

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Think Tank: Jerusalem and Athens Forum Essay Contest

Each year STILLPOINT and the Jerusalem and Athens Forum (JAF) sponsor an essay contest that challenges students in that program to reflect on an important current issue.

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Questing: Do Recent Grads Keep the Faith? Students and Faculty Team up to Find out

Is Gordon College accomplishing its stated mission of graduating “men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character”?

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Deep Church Author Jim Belcher Addresses Emerging Adulthood

Many young adults raised in the Christian faith “put that identity in a lockbox” once they enter the largely faith-skeptical realm of secular higher education.

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Joyful Rigor: A Dream Realized for an Alumna on a Mission

Somewhere in the South Bronx, there is a classroom full of third graders who understand what Golden Goose is.

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Fulbright: A Cross-Cultural Year in Ingelheim Am Rhein, Germany

Wanderlust has afflicted me lifelong, and it always strikes with a predilection for Germany.

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SPORKS Installation 15: In the Waiting Room

I am trying to write something concrete about distraction, and instead I’m staring intently at the trees lining the far edge of Coy Pond.

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Disciple, Scholar, Friend: 1950 Alumna Wore Many Hats

S. Eunice Wenstrom graduated from Gordon College in 1950, but never felt very far from it

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Women with a Mission

Reading about a missions conference at Gordon brought Dolores (Buck) Franco ’43 back to her own Gordon days.

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Foster Parent All-Stars

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently recognized Rich’ 85 and Sue (Wright) ’84 Mulley as Foster Parent All-Stars.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Caspian’s "Waking Season"

Alumni band Caspian released its third full-length album, "Waking Season," this September through Triple Crown Records

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Bruce Herman's Work in Collaborative Exhibition Based on "Four Quartets"

Bruce Herman's newest paintings are part of a collaborative exhibition that will tour nationally and overseas.

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Marvin Wilson: By The Numbers

Some well-known and lesser-known facts about Marvin Wilson, professor of biblical and theological studies.

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ALUMNI BOOKS

Eight new books by Gordon alumni of all ages.

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Gordon Life: Ways to Stay in Touch

The latest news about the College’s people, progams and outcomes now appears on Gordon-sponsored online sites and publications.

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