After five years of service and over 300 worship services, Director of Worship Andene Christopherson is returning to her home state of Minnesota. On Thursday afternoon, April 26, the campus community joined together to celebrate her work at Gordon College.
“Andene brings so much to our office and campus in terms of an energetic presence and encouraging nature,” says Laurie Truschel, director of student ministries. “She’s passionate about empowering students to be confident and creative, and we’ll all miss having her on our team.”
Friday, May 27, 2011
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Recently, Wicked Local Gloucester wrote a story about Bobby Brooks ’89 being inducted into Gordon’s Hall of Fame:
Bobby Brooks has always been successful in sports for what he has not let get beyond him.
A soccer goalie since he was in third grade, Brooks, 44, now a Manchester-by-the-Sea resident and financial specialist, has two high school state titles, one collegiate national tourney appearance and a collegiate All-American distinction under his belt.
Now, the latest accolade, entry into a college hall of fame.
Read full article.
Photo courtesy of Wicked Local Gloucester.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Boston Globe—“While attending fifth grade in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Jesse Adams and Arthur Emma were called to the principal’s office for selling fireworks in the school cafeteria. Years later when they left home to attend college in the Boston area, Adams at Gordon College and Emma at Boston University, the two decided to invest in something with a bigger bang: leadership.”
Read this full article in today’s Boston Globe, Sunday, May 22, 2011, here.
Photo: Jesse Adams ’11 at Commencement yesterday, just after receiving his diploma from President Carlberg. Photo by David Brooks ’11.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Spring is a season everyone at Gordon loves: the snow melts, the weather gets warmer, the birds chirp—and the flowers bloom. Flowers appear in the shape of a cross in front of the chapel around Easter each year, and, behind Jenks, they spell out the graduation year of the senior class.
How do they grow so perfectly and beautifully every year?
Credit must go to Alton Bynum, superintendent of grounds, who plants and tends bulbs and annuals, creating a beautiful and welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff. “I like to get students to appreciate the landscaping,” states Bynum. “Hostilities go down when flowers are around. They are a cheap thing for a lot of joy.” Bynum especially loves daffodils and tulips. “Tulips never disappoint you. They always bloom on time.”
Bynum’s goal for this summer is to get more annuals planted. “I want to get back to the glory days—and make it nice for people.” Bynum puts in every effort to welcome students to Gordon. He certainly did that for me when I came four years ago. The landscape has always been appealing to me, and I will always remember its magnificence here at Gordon.
By Natalie Fitzpatrick ’11
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
“These days, a normal routine at work or at home involves computers. We log on, read an article, compose an email or draft a report. It’s hard to imagine (or remember) the days when we didn’t use a computer.
“And if not for Ken Olsen, the brilliant computer scientist who died this year, we might not be nearly as productive each day as we are.”
Read the rest of Dr. Carlberg’s article here.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Dorothy Boorse, associate professor of biology, was selected as a finalist in the adult female category of poetry submissions. Video of all the winners reading their poetry is available online at The Salem News website.
Read more: The Salem News, Friday, May 13, 2011 article is available online.
The Gordon College Student Association (GCSA) surprised President and Mrs. Carlberg with a location change that brought the couple to Frost Hall instead of Wilson House—the residence of the president. Students shared memories and words of appreciation in a special program designed by GCSA leaders and students. To view images, visit the GSCA facebook page here.
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Standing with their work in the Ken Olsen Science Center, their conversation was one example of many that portrayed the excitement on campus for the biological, physical and social sciences.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011
The Society of Biblical Literature, founded in 1880, is the oldest and largest learned-society devoted to the investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines. Hunt has served as a member and speaker for over 15 years.
The meeting offered students the chance to listen to experts in the field as they presented papers on a variety of research topics. Scholars from Brown University, Boston University, Princeton University and others presented topics such as “Christ’s Temptation and Satan’s Fall”; “Historiography of Early Christianity”; and Paul Borgman, professor of English at Gordon , presented a paper entitled “Christian Self-Identity and the Church.”
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ready to get their hands dirty, student volunteers learned to work with nature by preemptively nourishing the health of the soil and plants.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The workshop, aimed at discussing philosophical issues in post-cognitivist cognitive science, was presented by the TECNOCOG Research Group, the Cognitive Science Society and by the Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science Society in Spain.
Photo: Jordan Frank ’12, a psychology major from Burlington, Massachusetts; Mary Frediani ’13, a linguistics major from Nashua, New Hampshire; and Alexis Rao ’12, a psychology major from Canastota, New York, pose for a quick photo during the lunch hour rush.
Monday, May 2, 2011
As announced by The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC), Gordon College’s Jocie Knaus (Jr./Kensington, Connecticut) has been named the Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week while Dan Utz (Sr./Rochester, New York) and Ian Knechtle (Fr./New Canaan, Connecticut) have been named the Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.