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Bob Young Announced As 2008 Commencement Speaker
Bob Young, founder and CEO of Lulu.com, a digital marketplace guided by a vision of empowerment and accessibility, will give the Commencement address on May 10, 2008. A premiere international marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, Lulu has more than 300,000 recently published titles and more than 15,000 new creators from 80 different countries joining each week. Peace alums Leah Catherine Daniel ’07, Anna Pollard ’06, and Kenia Caze ’06 are among the employees at Lulu. In 1993, Young co-founded Red Hat, the open-source software company that gives hardware and software vendors a standard platform on which to certify their technology. Red Hat is a Fortune 500 company and chief rival to Microsoft. Mr. Young’s success at Red Hat won him industry accolades, including nomination as one of Business Week’s “Top Entrepreneurs” in 1999. Peace graduates and their families can look forward to a speaker with renowned entrepreneurial spirit, business success, and technological savvy.
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Baccalaureate Service: Friday, May 9, First Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Dr. Bes Spangler, professor of English Commencement Exercises: Saturday, May 10, College Green, 10 a.m. Featuring Bob Young, founder and CEO of Lulu.com Residence Halls Close on Saturday, May 10, at 3 p.m. Check the Peace website (www.peace.edu) for updates and further details or call the Provost’s Office (919-508-2396) with any questions.
Technology at Peace, Did You Know?
y Last year, Peace implemented wireless networking in all campus residence halls. y Wireless access is also available in the Flowe and Pressly academic buildings, the library, the gym, Belk dining hall, the music building and outside areas where students tend to hang-out such as the Penland Courtyard and Ross Patio. y The last phase of our multi-year wireless initiative is to install a wireless mesh that will encompass 100% of the campus’ outside ‘airspace.’ That project will be completed in the future. y Peace’s computer lab workstations help to sponsor international research by participating in the World Community Grid. When lab computers aren’t being used by students, they are processing information in the background related to AIDS research, human genome mapping, etc. We started participating in the program last summer and have since contributed close to 10 years of processing time (9 years, 313 days, 14 hrs at the time of this message). For more background on the World Community Grid, see http:// www.worldcommunitygrid.org. The Grid is sponsored by IBM. y The renovation and expansion of Finch Library, to begin in summer 2008, will include a high infusion of technology for teaching and learning ranging from a new Learning Commons on the first floor, a technologyequipped presentation/practice room, and relocation of IT staff members to work in the library alongside our professional library staff members.
Peace Students Discover How to Take Control of Their Time
One of the biggest challenges for any college student is mastering her time management techniques. Academic success is tied directly to this concept, so with that in mind, Michele Fountain, director of Disability Services, and Heather Yokeley, coordinator of the Learning Center, presented a time management workshop for Peace students on January 31, 2008. This evening program began with attendees assessing their current ability to balance demands through a “Bulls-Eye” activity. Next, students worked in small groups to organize a weekly agenda using sample “to-do” lists and class schedules. Following this task, the facilitators shared and discussed the “ABC” method of prioritizing tasks in order to create effective “to-do” lists. Participants then created and discussed solutions to fictional time management-problem scenarios. Finally, small groups competed against each other in a “Binder Race” to discover which team could organize a binder and its contents the quickest. After enjoying refreshments and a chance to win raffle prizes, the students had the opportunity to evaluate the program and the facilitators. One student stated that the techniques and tips given were helpful and “very simple and rewarding once applied.” Another student remarked that the College “should have more programs like this on campus on a regular basis in order to help others improve their time management skills.” Based on the positive feedback, Fountain and Yokeley plan to offer additional time management workshops as well as other programs in the future on possible topics such as test anxiety, learning styles, and memory strategies.
Vick Named Ragland Professor of International Studies
Building on a strong foundation within our curriculum. In addition, a porin International Studies, Peace is in tion of the gift will go to help create an Ofthe process of taking a big leap forfice of International Studies at Peace, which ward in this area with the naming will serve as a nexus for students to find out of Anthropology Professor Laura more about study-travel opportunities, to Vick as our first Ragland Professor meet with faculty and students who have of International Studies. This proparticipated in programs, and to integrate fessorship is made possible through global education on our campus. a generous gift from longtime supDr. Vick’s leadership in the area of porters Anna and Trent Ragland, Jr. International Studies and study-travel has and will begin in fall 2008. made a remarkable impact at Peace since she Professor Vick (back row), Peace students, Professor Adair Robertson (far right) and friends in Mexico. The Raglands have provided joined our faculty in 1990. Her annual sumfunding for Peace students to study mer trips to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico abroad since 1980, when they created the Ragland Fund for have served as a model and central component of our international Foreign Travel and Study. Their most recent gift enables Peace to study offerings, providing students unique opportunities to study provide faculty leadership to create new programs, further cultithe Mayan culture and to conduct primatology research. vate faculty participation in International Studies, pursue potential Congratulations to Dr. Vick and many thanks to the Raglands student-exchange programs, and help us reinforce the connections for helping us take this significant aspect of our academic program between international travel and other cross-cultural components to a very exciting next level!
Student Housing News
y On March 11 and 12 rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors participated in our housing sign ups for the 2008-2009 academic year through S.H.O.P. (Student Housing Option Process). To meet the needs of our students, some of our housing options have been improved. We expect these small but significant changes to positively affect your student’s oncampus living experience during the next academic year. y In Main Building, we are offering single residence hall rooms and are marketing this one-of-a-kind living opportunity to our rising sophomore, junior, and senior students. If your student wants a great view of downtown Raleigh, the conveniences of on-campus living, and a single living space, a room on the third or fourth floor of the Main Building is the perfect option for her! y As millennial student research suggests, today’s students are more interested in community service than generations of the past. To make the most of this interest and to illustrate the institution’s commitment to service, the Joyner Service House was created. This is a themed housing opportunity for students who are interested in community service to live together so that they can work collaboratively to promote service opportunities to the Peace College community and strengthen their commitment to community service in the process. These students will take on key leadership roles in the service office and will complete certain service requirements as members of this community. If your student is interested in this opportunity, please have them contact Julie Lawson, director of student life, 919.508.2015 or email@example.com. y This summer Davidson Residence Hall will receive a fresh coat of paint and new flooring will be installed. Students already enjoy the spacious Davidson rooms so the new paint and flooring will make this space even more desirable for our students. y For any student planning to take summer school courses, have a summer internship, or work in Raleigh this summer, living in New Residence Hall could be a perfect housing option! Each cottage in this hall includes a fully equipped kitchen, free washer/dryer, and study room. y Summer Housing begins Monday, May 19, 2008, and will be available until Friday, August 1, 2008. y Summer housing forms are available in the Student Development Office. y Any questions can be directed to Assistant Dean of Students, Heather Campbell, 919.508.2014 or hcampbell@ peace.edu.
Bes Spangler, 2008 Baccalaureate Speaker
Dr. Bes Spangler, professor of English, will give the Baccalaureate address Friday, May 9, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh. Dr. Spangler is retiring from Peace this spring after 26 years of teaching British and American literature, Southern American literature, and modern poetry. She has served as the director of the English program, was the College’s Distinguished Alumnae Professor from 1997 to 2000, and was the recipient of Peace’s Janice Edward Service Award in 2004. She was a participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Seminar in American Studies at Yale University in 1985. She is also a participating scholar in the North Carolina Humanities “Let’s Talk about Literature” library programs. Her research interests include American and Southern topics and authors. Dr. Spangler has a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of articles that have appeared in the Oxford Companion to Women Writers in the United States, the Dictionary of Literary Biography: Modern British Short Stories, and Contemporary Southern Literature, among other publications. We are honored to have Dr. Spangler, beloved by Peace Students past and present, as our 2008 Baccalaureate speaker.
Spring Academic Highlights
Peace College Chamber Singers
The Peace College Chamber Singers scheduled a number of performances off campus this semester, including a concert at William and Mary Hart Presbyterian Church in Tarboro March 16, performances in Virginia March 28-30 at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, and Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond. On April 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Chamber Singers will present their annual Spring Concert on campus; they will be joined by a men’s choral group, The Grains of Time, from NC State University. Portions of the program will be accompanied by a string orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public. On April 17, students in the music program will present a student recital as a part of the College’s annual Student Showcase. Two voice majors, Beth Dowless of Wilmington and Emily Feuerstein of Holly Springs, will be giving their junior recitals on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. You are invited to join us for any of these performances.
Peace Sets Record for Students Presenting at National Conference for Undergraduate Research
Peace College students accompanied by three faculty members will attend the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland, April 10-12. We have many “firsts” this year with this group of students. The students represent over a 300% increase in Peace’s participation in this prestigious national conference. They also represent eight different disciplines at Peace College including Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, English, Graphic Design, History, and Psychology.
Human Resources Students Win Again!
We have two juniors including Bonnie Cook and Priscilla Peace. And, we even have one student, Lauren Steele, who is presenting in two different disciplines, Anthropology and History. Each of these students has worked closely with a faculty mentor this year on a research project in her major. The students are thrilled to have the chance to present their work before students and faculty from all over the United States. Listed below are the students, their faculty mentors, and project titles.
The Effect of Time and pH upon Tooth Enamel Self & Morality Healthcare Reform: The Example of Britain after 1945
Pictured above is Peace College’s “Green Team” who won the state title Feb. 23 in the Society for Human Resource Management’s “HR Games.” The team is made up of (from left) Olivia Simpson, Charlotte Pipkin and Nikki Marcom.
Dr. Banks Dr. Cain Dr. Hall Dr. Wolf Chemistry Child Development History Microbiology
Laura Azzu Mallory Anderson, Ruby Salgado & Lauren Miller Rebecca Mimnall Lindsey Potts
Senior Music Student Advances to Regionals Peace Celebrates Women’s History Month
Senior Music Performance major Liz Wieland, coached by Professor Jim Smith, advanced to the regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held at the NC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem North Carolina. At the regional competition to be held in Norfolk on April 5, Liz will compete against students from North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. What could be more appropriate than celebrating Women’s History Month at a women’s college? This year, Director of Student Life Julie Lawson put together a wide-ranging program for our students, to help them understand major themes in women’s history as well as their own contributions to larger issues confronting women today. Campus activities included a reading and discussion with Sarah
For the third time in four years, a team of Peace College women brought home first place in the North Carolina Human Resources state competition. Coached by Professor Kathy Corley, the Peace “Green Team” led by senior Nikki Marcom (who also was on the winning team from last year) edged out Meredith College’s team in the final round of competition held at Meredith College on February 23. Joining Nikki on the winning team of the Jeopardy-style competition were Char-
lotte Pipkin and Olivia Simpson. Seventeen teams from across the state, including teams from large schools like North Carolina State University, competed in the day-long event. Peace’s second team composed of Krystal Lidaka, Elizabeth Starritt, and Jamie Williams placed sixth overall, beating 11 of the other teams in competition. Peace’s winning team will now advance to regional competition in April in Knoxville, Tennessee.
A Novel Growth Inhibitor From Bacillus Cereus GS1 Is Secreted During Late Growth/Eearly Stationary Phase Of Broth Cultures The Raleigh Women’s Club, 1904-1920: A Southern Version Of Women’s Empowerment Family, Connectedness, Turning Points, And Self: Themes In Homeless Women’s Narratives Female Social Behavior: Agonisitic And Affiliative Behavior In Eulemur Macaco Flavifrons And Eulemur Fulvus Collaris Manipulation and Terrosim in Updike’s “Terrorist” Re-Membering Fragmented Personal & Collective Identity In Nicole Krauss’s “Man Walks Into A Room” & “The History Of Love” Olfactory Marking In Two Lemur Species Interpreting Poetry After Mood Manipulation Women In Homelessness: The Influence Of Life-Stressors, Self-Esteem & Coping Strategies On The Prevalence Of Depression Assessment Of The French Broad River Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates As Bioindictators (Madison County, N.C.) Questioning The Ideal In Race & Gender In Nella Larsen’s Passing & James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography Of An Ex-coloured Man
Dr. Hall Dr. Cain Dr. Vick Dr. Hiscoe Dr. Hiscoe Dr. Vick Dr. Witcher Dr. Witcher Dr. Bonner
History Child Development Anthropology English English Anthropology Psychology Psychology Environmental Sciences English
Lauren Steele Lauren Seeger & Amber Harris Krishawna Brown Bonnie Cook Kristin Kirkland Lauren Steele Drew Barnes Hayden Miller
Colton, author of Tilt 68 (a novel about a college-aged girl growing up in the South in the 1960s), and a powerful “Take Back the Night Event” to promote awareness around dating violence, sexual assault, and safety on campus and in the community. These and other events incorporated the leadership and participation of students, faculty, and staff members throughout the month of March.
Peace Pacers Spring Sports in Action…
Summer Travel Options With Peace
Qatar? Mexico? London? Itaplay, and tour famous sites in London. May ly? Greece? Surely you want to 11-18; 1 credit. visit one of these places! Peace International Perspectives on Work: College is sponsoring summer Join Kathy Corley, instructor in Human travel experiences to each of Resources, and Ann Bingham, assistant prothese destinations during the fessor of Mathematics, as they lead a group summer of 2008. Students of 15 students to Italy, to learn about how receive academic credit for all companies in Italy differ from US compaof these trips and scholarships nies in work practices and policies related to are available based on both work-life balance. May 14-25; 2 credits. merit and need. It’s not too Mexican Culture and Civilization: Pictured above in Lauren Steele ’09 enjoying her time with a late to sign up, so please contact camel in Qatar last May. Students accompany Dr. Laura Vick, professor Adair Robertson, coordinator of of Anthropology, to Merida, Mexico, located International Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-508-2754 in the Yucatan Peninsula to study the history, archaeology, and for more information. anthropology of the Mayan civilization. July 5-26; 3 credits Treasures of Greece: Join fellow students and Dr. Marisa Qatar Exchange: Join Peace alumna Dr. Mohana RajakumarPereyra, assistant professor of Spanish, for a tour of the Greek Phongsavan ’00 in Qatar as she hosts a Peace College group to Isles. See famous sites and learn about the rich treasures of art his- her home university. Drs. Felicia Mainella, assistant Professor of tory to be found in Greece. May 22-June 2; 2 credits. Leadership Studies, and Corinne Andersen, assistant professor The London Theatre: Join fellow students and Dr. Kenny of English, will lead 10 students on this adventure as they learn Gannon, associate professor of Theatre, and his wife for a week in about the culture of this small, Middle Eastern country that has London. You will see multiple plays, discuss the meaning of each long been an ally of the US. May 11-18; 1 credit.
The Pacer Softball team opened the 2008 season 7-3 during the first weeks of competition. The squad dropped the opening double header at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, but picked up the pace quickly (11-3, 8-0). Peace won both games in the home opener versus Sweet Briar College before heading to Virginia Beach, VA for the Atlantic Beach Blast Tournament (4-1, 10-2). The Pacers dominated over Wilkes University (PA) in their tournament The Peace Softball Team Includes: Front row: Holly Braswell (’09), Breanne Hinnant (’11), opener on Leap Day (12-2). Peace lost a close nightcap against Lynchburg College, Joanie Blevins (’08), Morgan Weathington (’11), Courtney Long (’11), Kristyn Trogdon (’10), currently ranked eleventh nationally (3-1). Megan Massengill (’11), Monica Champagne (’11), Alexandra Byers (’10), Tiffany DeLeone (’09), Kenni Seagroves (’08), Stephanie Monette (’09), Summer Evans (’10). Back row: Jessica Day two of the Beach Blast added two Hogan (’11), Kasie Moore (’11), Lindsey Moore (’11), Assistant Coach Lee Gates, Head Coach more wins for the Pacers, defeating Bates Charlie Dobbins, Assistant Coach Charlie Biddlecome, Ashleigh Harris (’11), Haley Suitt (’11), College of Maine (9-5) and host Virginia Wesleyan College (8-3). Peace remained Ashley Stansbury (’10) in Virginia for a double header Sunday execution from the plate in the six-game weekend. sweeping Keystone College of Pennsylvania (21-0, 16-1). FirstThe Peace College Tennis team opened the season slowly playyear leftfielder Kasie Moore (Clayton, NC/Clayton) led the Pacer ing only two of four scheduled matches due to rain. First-years offense hitting 8-17 for the weekend, including five doubles, one Lauren Marion (Greensboro, NC/Southeast Guilford) and Katie triple, and a homerun against Virginia Wesleyan adding to her 11 Lamb (Kitty Hawk, NC/First Flight) lead the Pacers at the top RBIs. First-years Courtney Long (Nakina, NC/South Columbus) two spots. They will meet tough intercollegiate competition this at third and Jessica Hogan (Denton, NC/Southwestern Randolph) first season at Peace. Senior Lucy Mauney (Southern Shores, NC/ at shortstop added another 21 hits and 13 RBIs between them. Manteo) moves up to the number four position this season and Long had three doubles and a triple for the weekend. Senior must raise her level of play to meet this new challenge. second baseman Joanie Blevins (Thurmond, NC/East Wilkes) had The Pacer Basketball team finished a long season in tenth place five doubles in 10 hits adding eight of the Pacer RBIs. among USA South members, omitting them from this year’s closDefensively, the Pacer pitching staff rallied for five wins. ing conference tournament. In spite of the record, Peace shows Sophomore Ashley Stansbury (Rougemont, NC/Northern Durpromise of success in the near future. Graduating no seniors, ham) pitched her first career no-hitter Sunday in a five-inning win Head Coach Kelly Johnson likely returns all thirteen players, over Keystone bringing her record to 3-1 from the circle. Firstincluding two who did not finish the season due to injury. As the year Haley Suitt (Creedmoor, NC/South Granville) started her current Pacers regain confidence in the off-season while Johnson first game in the circle against Lynchburg allowing only 2 runs on recruits a solid class for the 2009 season, Peace will once again 5 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Stansbury entered in relief challenge opponents on the court. to pitch 3 innings against giving up only 1 run to the nationally Sophomore LeAnne Horne (Monroe, NC/Parkwood) and juranked team. From the plate Stansbury added 4 hits and 5 RBIs nior Christy Freeman (Lumberton, NC/Lumberton) led the Pacer over the weekend’s games. Junior transfer Stephanie Monette offense scoring 9.6 and 9.4 PPG, respectively. Horne recorded a (Conway, SC/Newberry College) went 3-0 from the circle. Adteam-high 50 steals during the season, and Freeman led all with ditionally, she went 4-4 from the plate in game two versus the 69 assists. Juniors Lauren Seeger (Greensboro, NC/Page) led Giants of Keystone. the Pacers averaging 6.1 boards per game. Seeger also blocked Peace rounded out the first two weeks of competition earning thirteen shots on the season. Junior Amanda Cross was named to two USA South Conference recognitions. Stansbury was named the USA South’s first-ever All-Sportsmanship Team in basketball week two’s Pitcher of the Week for her three-game performance in at the close of the season. Virginia. Moore earned recognition as Rookie of the Week for her
Preparing for Fall 2008 New Students
We’re eagerly looking ahead to our fall 08 entering class and have already held one event to welcome them to campus. On February 18, our Admissions Office hosted the first-ever Acceptance Day for new students. More than 60 future students were on campus, celebrating their acceptance with one another and having the opportunity to interact with faculty members and administrators. A special treat featured interactive presentations with Dr. Kenny Gannon and the Theater Department, followed by the opportunity to see the Dance Company, under the direction of Prof. Beth Wright, perform and then share their own personal experiences at Peace. The day concluded with congratulations from President Bingham and dinner together in Belk Hall. With an applicant pool approximately 40% larger than last year’s, we are excited to finalize our fall class and hit our target of 265 new students.
Wellness Center Promotes Healthy Lifestyles
The Peace College Wellness Center (which includes Counseling, Health, and Disability Services) encourages students to be proactive with their physical and emotional health by offering some engaging new programs and services. The Peaceful Place is a room in the Wellness Center where students can come to relax. Big floor pillows, a massage chair, free hot chocolate, and a table-top water fountain are amenities that help students unwind between classes or in the evening. Wellness Walkers is an exercise program sponsored and hosted by the Wellness Center staff that offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to meet twice a week and walk together. Participants get free pedometers and T-shirts after attending several walks. The Wellness Center is partnering with the Graphic Design Program to turn our walls into a Student Art Gallery. Some student art will be permanently installed while other pieces will be rotating. Bellydance is an ancient art form that affirms women of all shapes and sizes, and the Wellness Center staff has invited a teacher from Raleigh to offer free classes for students. For a small fee faculty and staff members will also be able to participate. It is our goal to encourage students to use the Wellness Center as a resource for a healthier lifestyle, and we hope that exciting and creative programming will encourage just that.
On April 17, Peace will celebrate student scholarship by holding our fourth annual Student Showcase. Over 200 students are expected to present papers or posters, perform, share their portfolios, debate, or otherwise participate in this day set aside to showcase the wonderful work of students accomplished under the tutelage of the Peace College faculty. Parents, you are invited to join us that day if your daughter is presenting or performing. Ask her, you may be surprised to find out she’s participating!
Irresistible Revolution at Peace
Rev. Tara Woodard-Lehman Bennett Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion
“We have not shown the world another way of doing life. Christians pretty much live like everybody else; they just sprinkle a little Jesus in along the way. And doctrine is not very attractive, even if it’s true. Few people are interested in a religion that has nothing to say to the world and offers them only life after death, when what people are really wondering is whether there is life before death,” excerpt from “The Irresistible Revolution,” Shane Claiborne. A recent survey conducted by the Barna Group confirmed that the majority of young people believe “Christianity in today’s society no longer looks like Jesus.” In this survey, high percentages of young Americans perceive Christians as judgmental, selfrighteous, and just plain arrogant. Interestingly, and I think importantly, it’s not only “non-Christians” who feel this way. Self-described “devout believers” also are becoming increasingly disillusioned, confused, and fed-up with the brand of Christianity that seems to offer nothing to a world that is hurting. This is clearly evident in many of my conversations with Peace College students. Here are just a few questions I’ve been asked by students in the past week: y Where is God, when people are still dying of hunger? y Where is God in the midst of war? y Does Jesus make a difference in this life, not just the next? Some Peace students have concluded Christianity, as they experience it, is not relevant. It was because of this, at least in part, that I was recently prompted to both invite and challenge Peace students to explore something called “The Irresistible Revolution.” “The Irresistible Revolution” is not only a world-wide movement, it is also the title of a book written by a young urban hippie named Shane Claiborne. Shane’s book wrestles with what it means to radically follow Jesus, and describes the author’s own search for what he calls a “real Christian.” Eventually Shane’s journey led him to live with other like-minded young people in a community they call “The Simple Way” located in a “rough” neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Simple Way is part of a new, global, irresistible, revolution whose members seek to live out the raw, authentic, message of the gospel. They are folks who seem to “get” the essence of what it means to be a Christian; people who understand what it means to truly follow Jesus. That, by the way, is one of the main points Shane makes. Being a “Christian” is not only about believing in Jesus - it is about following Jesus. y Following implies action. y Following means practicing what you preach. y Following Jesus means, as the prophet Micah declared, that we do justice – not just think it’s a nice idea. If the Christian faith has anything to offer a generation of young people who long for a God who cares about this life as much as the next, things need to change. There needs to be a Revolution. A Revolution of faith; A Revolution of the heart and the mind; A Revolution that changes people; A Revolution that changes the world; A Revolution that makes a difference in this world and in their lives; a Revolution that is irresistible! The good and quite amazing news is that this Revolution is already taking place. It is taking place in small, organic, faith-based, intentional living communities like The Simple Way. And, it is taking place right here at Peace College! About 30 Peace College students and staff are now reading the Irresistible Revolution, and soon will be gathering together to eat, fellowship, and talk about the challenging and exciting ideas in Shane’s book. Shane says, “Everywhere I travel I find groups of people dreaming new and ancient dreams of what it means to be the church and to love our global neighbors. Nearly everywhere we speak, young people come up with tears in their eyes, no longer alone in their dreams for another world. Over and over we hear “I knew there was more to Christianity.” We are waking up. What seemed impossible is becoming normal.” As we continue in our journey together this semester, it is my hope that we all open our hearts and minds to the possibility that God wants us to participate in this Irresistible Revolution. I don’t know what that will look like, but I am confident that if we are open to the movement of God’s Holy Spirit, and if we are willing to be startled and surprised, God will show us how we too can live our faith in more authentic, maybe even “revolutionary” ways. Please join us. God is on the move here at Peace. Hope is rising!
Faculty as Learners
Nine faculty members led by Dr. Teresa Holder, chair of the Organizational Studies Division, attended the Lilly Conference to promote excellent teaching. The conference theme, “Learning by Design” was advanced through six tracks: y Advancing Active Learning y Teaching Well with Technology y Engaging and Motivating Students y Promoting Diversity y Service/Experiential Learning y Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Korrel Kanoy noted, “Our faculty members are lifelong learners whether it’s through pursuing scholarly work or enhancing their classroom skills. I know these faculty members came back enriched. Several of them shared ideas they picked up within days of returning from the conference.” Faculty attending the conference included Teresa Holder, associate professor of Communication; Adair Robertson, associate professor of Mathematics; Kris Lawyer, instructor of Business; Marisa Pereyra, assistant professor of Spanish; Kamlesh Mehta, professor of Business; Roger Christman, instructor of Communication; Marnie Arkenberg, assistant professor of Child Development; Ann Bingham, assistant professor of Mathematics; and Felicia Mainella, assistant professor of Leadership Studies.
Six students from Peace, joined by Director of Student Life Julie Lawson, participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans in March with other college students. Pictured above are Immie Miles ’11, Samantha Hightower ’11, Ivy Evans ’11 and Desiree Fuhrmann ’10 enjoying a lunch break during their very busy week volunteering. They were joined by Samantha Donnelly ’10 and Shekina Clark ’11 and contributed 280 hours of service to the clean-up efforts of Hurricane Katrina.
Summer School At Peace College
Many years ago, Peace College would virtually shut down after spring graduation, at least as far as its students were concerned. This is no longer the case with several hundred students expecting to take courses during summer school. With three summer terms starting soon after graduation and going until early August, summer school gives students from Peace and other institutions the opportunity to experience small classes taught by outstanding Peace College faculty members. This summer’s course offerings range from sections of English composition and our first-year experience course offered to incoming students to Dr. Scott McElreath’s always-popular Senior Interdisciplinary Ethics Seminar for students close to graduation. A wide array of courses that help students fulfill requirements from Peace Passport, the College’s liberal education curriculum, including foreign language, laboratory science, and mathematics will be offered. In addition, most majors at Peace will offer courses and internships in their respective programs to help upperlevel students work toward graduation. An additional feature of summer school is the availability of New Hall, the College’s most contemporary housing facility, to students. Last year, every cottage in New Hall was filled throughout the summer as students enjoyed campus life during this less hurried time of year. Our summer school rates are very competitive, just $390 per 3-credit hour class, so please consider taking a class at Peace. To sign up for a summer class, visit the Registrar’s Office today!