Posts Tagged ‘Vocation’

Doing Virtuous Business

January 12, 2011

The Center for Integrity in Business hosted Ted Malloch, chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group and the author of numerous books, including Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business. Following a sneak preview of Malloch’s new PBS-produced documentary, Doing Virtuous Business, an interactive Q&A session and panel discussion was held on the topic of virtuous business in the Pacific Northwest. Panelists included: Jean Barber Bartell (Bartell Drugs); Steve Bell (Pacific Crest Industries); Steve Brock (Brand Wallop); and Dan Bross (Microsoft). November 18, 2010. [Video]

Interviewing Effectively

November 2, 2010

This tutorial from the Center for Career and Calling will help you prepare for and master the art of a job interview. August 30, 2010. [Video]

Writing Faith Statements: For Tenure, Promotion, and Third-Year Review Files

October 26, 2010

Rick Steele, Professor of Moral and Historical Theology, guides tenure candidates through the process of writing one’s faith statement – one’s Christian journey and an explication on one’s understanding of the role of Christians as teachers, professors, librarians, and scholars. September 23, 2010. [Audio] [Video]

Green Careers

August 24, 2010

SPU’s Center for Career and Calling hosts a discussion about green careers.  Speakers: Bethany Walrad, Sustainability Coordinator of the SPU Facility Operations Center; Cat Gipe, Senior Global Development Major; and Stan Price, Partner at the Putnam Price Group. [Video]

Vocation, Relationships, and Faith: Building a Balanced and Integrated Life

June 21, 2010

Richard Dahlstrom, senior pastor of Bethany Community Church in Seattle and international speaker, discusses “senior survival” and vocation. February 25, 2010. [Audio] [Video]

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]

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]

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Humility

June 16, 2009

2009 SPU Baccalaureate Service Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss offers four important reminders drawn from Job 23 on how heartbreak, work, brokenness and humility provide a vision for how to live out a deep and compelling vocation in the 21st century. June 12, 2009. (34:09) [Audio]

How Business Contributes to Human Flourishing

February 18, 2009

Dean of the School of Business & Economics Jeff Van Duzer discusses the role of business and the way that business should run to further God’s purpose in the world. January 5, 2009. (35:46) [Audio]

Locusts and Dreams | Liberty and Justice for Whom? | Life at Its Very Best

October 1, 2007

Recent Features:
Locusts and Dreams
Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary Bruce Birch examines the Book of Joel, proclaiming that God’s spirit enables us to dream dreams in the midst of life’s challenges. March 1, 2005. (18:47) [Audio]

With Liberty and Justice for Whom? Director of Tierra Nueva Bob Ekblad shares about his work with illegal immigrants and prisoners in Skagit Valley, Washington. April 29, 2003. (25:52) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Living Life at Its Very Best Pastor John Huffman examines Colossians 3:1-17, challenging Christians to live a life of discipline so as to become the people God desires us to be. October 16, 1973. (39:55) [Audio]