Posts Tagged ‘English’

Advanced Grammar (ENG 3180)

January 31, 2013

ImageThis basic grammar course taught by English Professor Luke Reinsma brings insights from both traditional and generative-transformational approaches to explain how language works. Watch as Dr. Reinsma introduces students to parts of speech, phrases and clauses, as well as to grammatical and mechanical rules for generating standard American English.

Working with Students to Write Effective Scholarship

February 8, 2012

Luke Reinsma, Professor of English and University Scholars Director, presents “Working with Students to Write Effective Scholarship” [video] in a recent workshop hosted by the School of Theology and Center for Scholarship & Faculty Development.

Careers in the Liberal Arts

May 18, 2010

The SPU Center for Career and Calling, in partnership with SPU faculty members Ruth Ediger, Doug Thorpe, Jennifer McKinnon and Rebekah Rice, looks at careers in the liberal arts. January 14, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Best Teaching Ideas 2009

June 8, 2009

Creative Presentations for Teachers SPU Assistant Professor of Education and Elementary Placement Coordinator Debby Espinor describes a project that requires her students to create creative presentations that illustrate their individual teaching philosophies. [Audio] [Video]

What Is Truth? SPU Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Paul Yost outlines his use of a postmodern Cinderella story to examine the importance of varying perspectives in trying to get at truth. [Audio] [Video]

Teaching Grammar by Numbers Instructor of English Misty Anne Winzenried describes her method for teaching grammar to students. [Audio] [Video]

Market Simulation Associate Professor of Economics Doug Downing simulates the fluctuation in the stock market in a classroom where the buying and selling by students changes the value of their stocks. [Audio] [Video]

The Physics Interview Process Assistant Professor of Physics Hunter Close shares about how learning assistants studied how students think about something in physics. [Audio] [Video]

Day of Common Learning 2008: Theme of Beauty

October 27, 2008

The Day of Common Learning is a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate together in a learning community outside of traditional classrooms.

Keynote Address: Beauty, Love, Justice, and Worship Professor Emeritus of Yale Divinity School Nicholas Wolterstorff explores the base commonality between issues of beauty, love, justice, and worship. October 15, 2008. (33:29) [Audio] [Video]

The Psychology of Physical Beauty: Characteristics, Consequences, and Costs Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall discusses the characteristics of physical beauty, the social consequences of physical beauty, and the psychological costs of the modern obsession with physical beauty. October 15, 2008. (38:54) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty and the Beasts: How Our Ideas About Appearance Affect the Way We Relate to God’s Creatures Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden challenges how our ideas about appearance affect the way we relate to environmental conservation. October 15, 2008. (29:29) [Audio]

Dr. Seuss and the Poetics of Beauty: Why the Grinch, Sneetches, and Lorax Matter Today Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss highlights Dr. Seuss’ aesthetics influence for many children and how these images address deep questions of belief and realism. October 15, 2008. (47:28) [Audio]

Beauty and the Bible Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig and Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall explore images of physical beauty in the biblical narrative and a theory of aesthetic guidelines in the formation of the New Testament canon. October 15, 2008. (41:56) [Audio]

Beast…and The Beauty Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet explores the attraction between the beast and the beauty as found in fairy tales, poetry, science, and modern stories and the redemption found therein. October 15, 2008. (54:50) [Audio] [Video]

Leading Beautifully: Practicing the Art of Leadership SPU Faculty Margaret Diddams, Joey Collins, Robert McKenna, and Paul Yost facilitate envision beautiful leadership as an unfolding, interdependent partnership by which leaders co-create the future with the people they lead. October 15, 2008. (51:41) [Audio] [Video]

Scripture & Experience | Moltmann Moments | The Answer is 42

October 15, 2007

Recent Features:
Scripture and Experience
Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall teaches from Acts 15, encouraging listeners to discern God’s will by connecting personal experience and the Biblical text. October 9, 2007. (32:36) [Audio]

Moltmann Moments: Hope University Ministries provides an introduction to the theology of Jurgen Moltmann, keynote speaker at the 2007 Day of Common Learning. (3:41) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
The Answer is 42 The late Madeleine L’Engle, writer of children’s classics, challenges Christians to be willing to learn and allow God to continually shape their understanding of Him and His creation. April 25, 1983. (15:45) [Video]


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