University Colloquium Series

“Prophetic Witness and Faith Action” – Tevyn East

& University Colloquium Series.

Tevyn East presents “Prophetic Witness and Faith Action,” an unusual and intriguing University Colloquium. This event, together with  a one-person performance in the evening, contributes to this year’s campus theme of “Creativity in the University” while also stimulating conversation around our QEP theme of “Peace with Creation.” Tevyn East’s performance of “Leaps and Bounds” has… Read more »

“Truth Lies in Plural” – Lori Leaman and Judy Mullet

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Lori Leaman, associate professor of teacher education and Dr. Judy Mullet, professor of psychology and education, offer a presentation on their 2011-12 combined sabbatical experience. What would a joint-writing sabbatical, pairing profs across disciplines and generations, look like? July and Lori lived such a sabbatical semester. Judy and Lori share their story of… Read more »

“Plain and Frum: The Amish and Hasidim Compared as Folk Groups” – Simon Bronner

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished university professor of American studies and Folklore at Penn State University, offers the January 2013 colloquium presentation. Dr. Bronner is an American folklorist, ethnologist, historian, educator and author. Dr. Bronner’s personal website includes links to his blog and other information.

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

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

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

“Buddhism and Cognitive-Scientific Research” – Daniel Arnold

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Daniel Arnold, associate professor of the Philosophy of Religions in the University of Chicago Divinity School, presents the October colloquium presentation entitled “Buddhism and Cognitive-Scientific Research: Some Lessons for Religious Studies.” Dr. Arnold is a scholar of Indian Buddhist philosophy which he engages in a constructive and comparative way.

“A Tale of Two Countries” –David Brubaker

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. David Brubaker, associate professor of organizational studies offers a presentation on his 2011-12 sabbatical experience. His presentation is entitled A Tale of Two Countries: How “Peace” Came to Mozambique and Angola and the Role of Religious Peacebuilders.

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging a Myth, Recovering Costly Grace” Mark Thiessen Nation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, professor of Theology presents the monthly Colloquium lecture, focusing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The thesis of this lecture is two-fold. First, contrary to the prevailing assumptions, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not arrested, imprisoned or executed because of involvement in plots to kill Hitler. Second, it is more accurate to say that he… Read more »