Faculty/Staff Speakers

Inside Athletics: December 21, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the close of the first half of the season, as both basketball teams are now done for Christmas.  They spend some time digging into shooting percentages and confidence.  The two then end the podcast with a novel thought…that spring is on its way!

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Inside Athletics: December 14, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James look at the interesting dynamics of this time of year.  They talk about the basketball teams dealing with less practice time during exam week, but still playing games this weekend.  Dave also digs into some unique teaching moments with the student-athletes that become available.

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Inside Athletics: December 7, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer brings on women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin.  They talk about expectations after finishing 22-4 last season, the reasoning and results of a tough stretch to start this season, and the balance of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

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Student Recognition Chapel

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Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.  Laurie Miller also recognizes and celebrates 10 years of Common Grounds coffeehouse on campus!

Inside Athletics: November 30, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athetics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer rides solo.  He opens talking about the excitement building for the track & field season, which opens this weekend.  With both basketball teams opening their ODAC seasons this week, James also talks about some trends we might see this year and some of… Read more »

“Pickups: A love story” – Howard Zehr, Mark Metzler-Sawin

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Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice,  and Mark Metzler-Sawin, professor of history, offer a presentation on “Pickups: A love story.”

“Singing Advent: NOT Black Friday, NOT Cyber Monday, just awaiting The Gift” – Ken J Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads this  chapel marking the beginning of the  journey of Advent through communal singing of selected hymns.

Inside Athletics: November 27, 2012

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In today’s podcast, Dave is joined by Sue Kolb, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being.  They review the work that Sue did last year in tracking attendance and academic progress as a means of improving retention rates.  Sue outlines the program that was implemented, the follow-up work that was done and the results… Read more »

“Being Gotten: The Openness that Enables Discernment” – Michael King

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Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects on how the story of Nicodemus helps us understand the difference between “I get it” and “being gotten.” “I get it” is a way of staying in control; it’s hard for us to imagine living differently. Our whole culture takes us in the direction of emphasizing the value… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 16, 2012

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This week Dave takes a break from reporting results and highlights of sports action and focuses on the issue of athletic scholarships.  He references a series of articles by Bill Pennington that appeared in the Ney York Times in 2008.  The articles were based on, at that time, recently disclosed information from the NCAA about… Read more »