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Volume 28  No. 2 | Spring 2013

Found in Translation: How Gordon faculty are using creative means to involve students in fruitful conversations

A Gospel Perspective on Ambition

“There is something inherently inappropriate about cherishing small ambitions for God.” —John Stott

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Frost Hall “Lobby Queen”

Inspiration: Sue Manganiello, Admissions Receptionist

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Sporks installation 16: I Heart Beets

A year ago, Bryan Parys roasted and peeled some beets, and became a man.

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Presence and Absence: QU4RTETS Comes to Gordon

“What happens when a new work of art is created is something that happens simultaneously to all the works of art which preceded it.” —T. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919)

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DEEP FAITH 2013: Loving God with Heart and Mind

Gordon’s second annual DEEP FAITH week was held February 11 to 13, for students, faculty and staff.

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Back In Boston

The Global Education Office has been working with the faculty and administration to redefine and re-launch a program for students that will be sited closer to downtown Boston and extend the Wenham campus academic program.

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New Senior Vice President for External Relations

Dr. Paul J. Maurer is Gordon’s new Senior Vice President for External Relations.

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Matt Horth ’11 Signs with New England Revolution

For Matt Horth ’11 the journey to Major League Soccer has been a series of small steps, serious sacrifices and unwavering determination.

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Presidential Fellows: Mid-Year Reflections

Modeled on the highly competitive White House Fellowship, the Presidential Fellows Program affords six Gordon students per year the chance to work directly with one of the College’s Cabinet officers during a yearlong fellowship.

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John Kanas Addresses Business Leaders’ Gathering

Two hundred guests braved an unexpected snowstorm to glean insights and a remarkably candid perspective from Kanas at the fourth Business Leaders Breakfast,

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Faculty Books

New faculty books in review.

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Communication Retooled

Professors who teach in very different disclipines are finding new ways to connect with a media-saturated generation of students.

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3D Music Lessons

Michael Monroe's software combines musical score, a performance video and the professor's notes on one screen.

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Theology On Facebook

Online coursework can inspire more thoroughly considered, well-framed answers, Gordon's Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries is finding.

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Screaming Questions

Moises Park's unconventional approach helps students make creative strides even as beginning Spanish speakers.

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Moving Stories

Capitalizing on the flexibility of modern video technology does not mean student filmmakers should disregard traditional narrative structure.

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Broadening Contexts

Meet six faculty members who bring to their teaching a nuanced understanding of the contexts of their disciplines, and how learning extends beyond the Gordon campus.

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Picking up the Thread

Immersing a post-history generation in a 14th-century Italian city

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The Storytellers

A private conversation among athletes leads to a DVD exploring moral dilemmas in athletics.

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The Consortium Connection

Collaboration between businesses, nonprofits and Boston-area colleges will expand student's opportunities for coursework and internships.

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Mathematics Meets Logistics

Mike Veatch has involved math students in projects about the delivery of humanitarian aid.

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The Book Club Before Oprah

Teachers of teenagers (and of future teachers) gather to read and discuss new books, to keep up to date on the latest and best young adult literature.

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Drawn In (or, How Not to Be a Hero)

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In Praise of Edges

As a scholar I have been drawn to the regions at the intellectual edges of disciplines. But my curiosity extends to many types of edges.

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Music at The Boundaries

Eleven members of the Gordon College Men’s Choir sang at MCI Norfolk.

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The Multiple Universes of Dr. Brian Glenney

Dr. Glenney is, it seems, every potential version of himself, all at once.

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Variations on an (A. J. Gordon) Theme

Dr. Graeme Bird's love of piano improvisation led him to “play around” with the well-loved hymn "My Jesus, I Love Thee."

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On Being a 32-Year-Old Paperboy

Luke Reynolds ’03 tells how his family provided hope and a reminder of God’s promises on a snowy morning in York, England.

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Why Your Children Should Do Chores

Many parents allow their offspring to take a pass on housework, but here’s why it’s so important—to the whole family—that kids grab a sponge and get busy.

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Remembering Professor David Lumsdaine

Professor David Lumsdaine passed away February 27 following a heart attack. An international relations and foreign policy specialist, he had broad interests in other fields: poetry, classical music, theology, history. In his political science classes he encouraged student participation and writing, and students speak with deep appreciation for a beloved professor and mentor to many.

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Alumni Books

The latest books by Gordon and Barrington alumni.

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A Long and Beautiful Life

Remembering Carolyn (Snell) Purchase

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For Love of Small-Town America

A love of small-town America spurred Tom Buckley and his wife, Carol (Brown) ’58B—along with five other missionary families—to found Church Planters to America in May of 1996.

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Fat Dog Shellfish: A Journey to Sustainable Aquaculture

Jay Baker's call to a more venturesome life became apparent when he learned about aquaculture—the farming of aquatic organisms like shellfish.

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Politics and Theater Go Hand In Hand

Alec Lewis's interests in politics and theater both find expression in his work.

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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013 Homecoming will take place on new dates this year and will feature exciting new events, including a brand-new Alumni Awards Reception. www.gordon.edu/homecoming

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