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Volume 31  Issue 1

Experiential learning comes in many forms at Gordon College

Up Front with President Lindsay: Engaged, Purposeful and Passionate

What factors during one’s college years lead to an engaged work life and overall well-being as an adult?

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Structure and Serendipity: How Experiential Learning Adds Up

The setting might be far from home and comfort zone: an orphanage in Sri Lanka, a boardroom in Beijing. It might be as close as a whiteboard in Ken Olsen, or a tiny art studio in Roosevelt. Or maybe it’s somewhere in between: a wetland edge in West Newbury, 15 miles from campus. The common denominator is a situation that encourages a student to bring book-learning to bear upon the actual world, in all its thorny complexity.

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A Gastronomical Adventurer: Pascal Huguet, Executive Chef

With his international background and candid warmth, Gordon College’s executive chef Pascal Huguet brings a fresh perspective to the kitchen and table.

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SPORKS Installation 21: In Time (excerpt)

An excerpt from Brian Parys's newly published, memoir, Wake, Sleeper (Cascade Books).

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Women In Leadership: It’s About Achieving Mission

Housed at Gordon College, a national, multi-phase benchmark study of women in leadership within the evangelical nonprofit sector revealed some surprising results. Provost Janel Curry unpacks the study’s findings.

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Anvil By Spring

A short conversation with Eric Convey ’87 about “things to do in your senior year at Gordon” kick-started an 11-month adventure that would take Max Halik ’15 on frantic runs through the Gordon woods in deep snow, and even lead him to doubt and distrust his closest friends.

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Scots Study Spots

Truett Smith ’15 takes us on a tour of some of Gordon’s best (and worst) study spots—in snippets from a 2014–2015 Tartan series that lifted spirits even during last winter’s epic snows, when we needed it most.

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Golden Reunions 2015

View photos of Golden alumni gatherings at this year's Commencement.

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Honored Alumni and Others

Each year the College honors outstanding alumni and others during Homecoming.

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Celebrating The Faithful Leaders of Gordon’s Past, Present and Future

On September 29, 480 alumni and friends joined for the fourth annual Celebration of Faithful Leadership

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Jerusalem and Athens Forum Essay Contest

“Why is it that what seems to be often is not what is?” In this spring’s annual essay contest linked to Gordon’s “great books” honors program, JAF participants and alumni submitted 16 essays on that theme, drawing on works of theology, philosophy and literature. Hannah Wardell ’17 wrote the winning essay. Honorable mention goes to Sam Sherratt ’15 and Christy Urbano ’16.

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When Girls Became Lions Celebrates Impact of Title IX On Women’s Sport

Dr. Valerie J. Gin (kinesiology) and freelance writer Jo Kadlecek recently published When Girls Became Lions, a novel celebrating women’s friendships against the backdrop of sport history.

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Green Chemistry Principle #9—catalysis

Professor Irv Levy reflects on the ways green chemistry has been a catalyst at Gordon College.

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Putting Data to Work

Gordon College is now part of the DataWise project at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Collaborations

Professor of Art Jim Zingarelli describes his latest body of work, Chord & Color, as an “exploration of musical and visual compositions that dialogue together around chord forms and color contexts.

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Hunt and Melkonian-Hoover Receive Distinguished Faculty Awards

Two faculty members received honors for their teaching and scholarship.

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New Faculty Faces

Six new faculty members joined the Gordon team this fall.

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Bands Director David Rox Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

r. David W. Rox, director of bands at Gordon College, was honored with the Chrisman Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England College Band Association (NECBA) in recognition of his significant contributions to the work of wind bands in New England.

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David Goss Receives Marv Wilson Award

K. David Goss, professor in the practice of history, has received the 2015 Marv Wilson Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities

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Color The Night

A “Color the Night” dance was held in the Old Tennis Courts behind Barrington Center.

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Anna Obert Takes On GCSA Presidency

A history major with a minor in pre-law, Anna Obert ’16 is this year’s Gordon College Student Association president.

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Student Play, The Edge Effect, at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival

A few of Gordon’s most intrepid theatre students brought their very own play to the international stage at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival this summer.

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Forging Connections In The Pacific Rim

In May, President Michael Lindsay and Rebecca Lindsay led a “Gordon Getaway” trip through China for a group of Gordon friends.

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A Promising Beginning

Paul V. Edwards, Gordon’s new chief development officer and senior vice president for advancement, brings extensive experience in nonprofit organization management and fundraising.

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Lectures, Convocations, Symposia, and More

Along with casual conversations around campus, there are many of the more formal sort happening every week.

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