Posts Tagged ‘America’

Day of Common Learning 2009: Transformational Leadership

October 21, 2009

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: Transformational Leadership Ronald C. White. Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary. [Video]

Abraham Lincoln: Classical Orator Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald and Associate Professor of Communications William Purcell consider Lincoln in the context of the tradition of classical oratory. [Audio]

Civil Discourse in a Coarsening Culture Ronald C. White, Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Doug Strong, Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of the School of Theology, address how Lincoln can be a guide for wisdom and witness. [Video]

From Just Paying the Bills to Intentional Living: Leadership Transforming the Off-Campus Housing Experience Associate Director of University Ministries Matthew Koenig and Sharpen Ministry Intentional Living Core students discuss the demographic changes at SPU which find more and more students commuting and how groups of students are responding through innovative forms of Christian community. [Audio]

Lincoln and the Lilacs Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan VanZanten examines how Walt Whitman captured both Lincoln’s magnificence and American grief. [Video]

Lincoln and the Possibilities of Prudential Politics Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim and Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry examine why prudential politics is so difficult. [Audio]

The Lincoln/Douglas Debate The SPU Debate Team recreates part of the Lincoln / Douglas debates that helped propel Lincoln onto the national stage. [Audio]

Lincoln on Education Professor of Education Chris Sink explores Lincoln’s views on education in light of contemporary perspectives. [Audio] [Video]

Lincoln’s Use (and Abuse?) of Presidential Power Professor of History Bill Woodward asks the audience to judge both Lincoln’s actions and parallel instances today with regard to five transforming ways Lincoln wielded presidential power. [Audio]

Ode to Joy: Tragedy, Triumph and Transformation in the Life and Music of Beethoven Professor of Music Wayne Johnson looks at how adversity can help create qualities of determination, character and transformative leadership. [Video]

Transformational Leadership: In Practice and in Progress The John Perkins Center and Student Volunteer Coordinators introduce the John Perkins Center model of student leadership development and share stories of growth and engagement from student leaders currently serving in volunteer programs and at various stages along the leadership development continuum. [Video]

Transforming Leadership and the Power of Service Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz and Assistant Professor of Journalism Rick Jackson discuss how Paul Farmer’s journey offers insight for everyone, inside and outside medicine, on how real leadership arises from service anchored in vocation. [Audio]

Transforming Self to Transform Others: Lessons from the Prodigal Father Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Margaret Diddams walks through the practices necessary to become a transformational leader and the unique types of changes that transformational leaders are most likely to make possible. [Audio] [Video]

U2 and the Future of Transformational Leadership Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss looks at how U2 provokes leaders of the free world to reconsider everything from immigration policy to debt relief. [Audio] [Video]

Eaton | Six Stories | Sine

June 8, 2007

Recent Features:

Can Christians Really Change the World? SPU President Phil Eaton challenges faculty, staff, and students to think deeply about the purpose of a Christian university and its influence in the world. November 1, 2005. (25:48) [Audio]

Six Stories: People Who are Changing the World This promotional video showcases how SPU faculty, students, and alumni are engaging the culture and changing the world. (15:40) [Video]

SPU Classics:
Your Future as Opportunity
Tom Sine challenges students to pursue careers and lifestyles that are committed to God’s vision and purposes rather than chase the materialistic American dream. May 8, 1992. (43:14) [Audio]

Rendleman | Spina | What is your life?

May 21, 2007

Recent Features:
Evangelicals in American Film
Associate Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman, 2007 Winifred E. Weter Lecturer, examines how evangelicals are portrayed in movies. April 19, 2007. (1:45:33) [Audio] [Video]

From the Inside Out: The Biblical Story in Global Perspective Professor of Christian Scriptures Frank Spina examines God’s selection of Abraham & Sarah and argues that God works through individuals in order to redeem all people. January 9, 2007. (26:50) [Audio] [Video]

SPU Classics:
What is Your Life?
Missionary Margaret Brabon challenges Christians for fulfill “The Great Commission” by serving in, financially supporting, or praying for the mission field. February 24, 1982. (27:38) [Audio]

Wall | Hall of Fame | Woodward

April 12, 2007

Recent Features:
Why Jesus?
Professor Rob Wall reads and reflects on Acts 3. April 4, 2007. (32:13) [Audio]

Falcon Legends Hall of Fame Listen to or watch the induction of Orville Anderson, SPU basketball alumnus, into the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame. The inductions of Anita Sartin Barhbaum (track and field), Linda Johnson Cooper (women’s basketball), Frank Furtado (wrestling), V. O. “Bud” McDole (athletic supporter) and are also available on iTunes U. February 2, 2007. (14:20) [Audio] [Video]

SPU Classics:
The People of Promise and the People of Hope Professor Bill Woodward, two-time Winifred E. Weter lecturer, examines the compatibility of Christianity and the American dream. April 14, 2005. (1:33:01) [Audio] [Video]

Jackson | Newby | Perkins

April 6, 2007

Recent Features:
Searching For a Prophetic Voice
Dr. Rick Jackson examines the role of the media in covering and contributing to the American Civil Rights Movement. January 18, 2007. (56:58) [Audio]

The Historical Context of Gospel Music Dr. Stephen Newby presents the history of American gospel music, dating back to its earliest forms in the Black church to its present influence in worship today. February 22, 2007. (51:18) [Audio] [Video]

SPU Classics:
A Quiet Revolution
Nearly three decades ago, Dr. John Perkins visited the SPU campus to share his personal faith journey and views on the role of churches in serving their neighborhoods. April 5, 1978. (44:42) [Audio]