Monday, October 31, 2011
New State-of-the-Art Production Equipment and Manager Change the Game for Gordon Communication Arts Program
The 2011–12 academic year has already proven to be a game changer for Gordon College’s Communication Arts program with new state-of-the-art film production equipment, including cameras, tripods, lights, lenses and a dolly. Along with the new equipment, which puts the Gordon Communication Arts Department on the same level as other Boston-area film programs, the program welcomes a new production facilities manager, Jean-Paul DiSciscio (pictured above) of Waltham, Massachusetts, who is an independent filmmaker and equipment expert.
“In my 10 years as part of the Communication Arts program, this is the most comprehensive upgrade and influx of new equipment we’ve had,” said Communication Arts Department chair and professor Rini Cobbey. “Most of the cameras we were using were 13 years old.”
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
As announced by Commissioner Gregg Kaye and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), Spencer Lord '12 (North Stonington, Conn.) and Andrew Vandervoort '14 (Memphis, Tenn.) have been honored as the Men's Soccer Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their efforts in helping the Scots stay unbeaten in conference with a pair of shutout wins last week.
"Scot McKnight is a true scholar and student of the Word. His take on theology is both insightful and refreshing," says Keith Krass, special projects coordinator in the Center for Christian Studies. "McKnight's work is simultaneously accessible yet challenging--thoughtful and gracious yet convicting. His new book One Life is simply a must-read."
This event is part of the Faith Seeking Understanding lecture series at Gordon College and is sponsored by the Center for Christian Studies and the Jerusalem and Athens Forum.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Drawing upon an interview-style approach he honed while conducting the largest empirical study based on interviews with senior leaders, Dr. Michael Lindsay launched the first major event in a new series—Conversations with the President—by welcoming J. C. Penney Chairman and CEO (Mike) E. Ullman III as his first guest.
More than 250 guests joined Lindsay and Ullman on October 14, 2011, at 7:30 A.M. for breakfast and conversation at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, including Boston business professionals, alumni and friends.
“It is my hope that these conversations will give professionals in the Greater Boston area the opportunity to be enriched by the perspective of top leaders in the country and world,” says Lindsay.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
As announced by Commissioner Gregg Kaye and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), Gordon senior Kallie Garrett (Bend, Ore.) has been named an All-CCC Women's Tennis Honorable Mention honoree for her efforts over the course of the Scots' 2011 season.
Additionally, the Fighting Scots garnered the CCC Team Sportsmanship Award, a distinction voted upon by all conference coaches on the basis of play and character in competition.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This year students traveled to the mountain range of Sierra Nevada, and are now back in Massachusetts and settling into a house in the seaport town of Rockport, 14 miles from Gordon's campus. Here, the students will continue to live out their low-impact sustainable techniques back in a residential community with a focus on environmental ethics. “Environmental ethics is one of the unique parts of our curriculum," said Tricia Chan, resident director and assistant director of the W.I.L.D. program. "We use the 'leave no trace' practice in wilderness education. We talk about what environmental ethics means, why it is important for us as stewards living out creation care, and how we can incorporate that into our daily lives.”
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Starting with Friday's Great Scots Reception when Carrie Tibbles '93 received the 2011 Alumna of the Year award; to Michael Lindsay's new Conversations with the President Homecoming Panel; to Sunday morning's worship service with Richard '58 and Carol (Edwards) '57 Visser, it is clear Gordon alumni are out in the world and doing amazing work for the Kingdom.
Friday, October 7, 2011
The first floor hallway in the Ken Olsen Science Center got some new wall candy this week, courtesy of the Class of 2011 and two of its alumni, Garrett Ames-Ledbetter and Anna Taylor. Last year's class gift pledged a series of paintings for KOSC designed around the disciplines of mathematics, physics, biology, kinesiology, chemistry and computer science.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thomas’ path from Gordon has taken him to impressive heights as a journalist, rising through the ranks from a freelance reporter making $40 per story for the local Salem paper to become a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. Along the way, his pieces of narrative journalism have won awards and national recognition. Such accolades are well-deserved: Lake cites inspirations as varied as John Steinbeck and the book of Ecclesiastes, and upon reading his work, one can immediately catch that conversational wisdom of the former and the lyrical ebb and flow of the latter.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Though the official date of the anniversary is still an unfolding mystery, the first majors in biology, chemistry and physics were offered to students in 1961. Currently the second smallest division at Gordon, the Science Division includes biology, chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics, computer science, physics, and 3-2 engineering. “It’s not uncommon—especially when you think of our own beginnings as a missionary training school—for Christian colleges and universities to have small natural sciences divisions,” said Pleticha. “But Gordon’s programs have experienced remarkable growth over the last 50 years. It’s exciting to look back at our history and celebrate our future.” Pleticha continued to share stories of long-time faculty like Jack Haas, Dick Wright and Jerry McNatt, whose leadership (30+ years) provided great advancement in the sciences on our campus. Though now retired from teaching, Dick Wright still has one of the top textbooks in environmental science. The book, Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, is now co-authored with another Gordon scholar—Dorothy Boorse—and is in it’s 11th edition. Another book by Wright, Biology Through the Eyes of Faith, provides a comprehensive look at stewardship in the realm of biology for many Christian scientists today.