October 17, 2018

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Introducing the School of Experiential Learning

Dr. Elsie Cook Dean, School of Experiential Learning Professor of Organizational Leadership

Welcome Dr. Eric Tangumonkem

Dean, School of Ecological Mission  Senior Professor of Environmental Mission Geoscience and Earth Science Specialist International Experience: Cameroon, USA We welcome Dr. Eric Tangumonkem in a new role as the Academic Dean of the School of Ecological Mission. Eric also serves as a Senior Professor of Environmental Mission with the School. Previously he has served […]

Remembering Billy Graham, the Modesto Manifesto 70 Years Later

As an aspiring scholar at Taylor Seminary (Canada) more than a decade ago, I vividly remember my enthusiasm in writing a biographical-paper assignment on Billy Graham—I greatly admired Billy, and it was an opportunity for me to know more about him. I ended up handing in 18 pages, instead of the required 8 pages! We will […]

“Divine Providence or Good Luck?: A Biblical Theology of Providence Compared with ‘Chance’ and ‘Good Luck’ in Greco-Roman and African Traditions.”

Dr. Matthew Michael presents a biblical theology of providence by exploring the theological tensions between divine determinism and the beliefs in ‘chance’ and ‘good luck’ in Greco-Roman and traditional African worldviews. It also situates the discourse in the template of biblical theology and other defining theological works. Finally, the paper explores the distinctive character of […]

Luk Thung: The Culture and Politics of Thailand’s Most Popular Music

Since the 1960s, the hybrid popular music called luk thung has embodied the aspirations, frustrations, and sorrows of Thailand’s working class. Global scholarship, however, has been slow in examining this seminal genre. In this pioneering book, ethnomusicologist James Mitchell explores the many facets of luk thung through ethnographic research with singers, songwriters, fans, and other professionals. The groundbreaking final […]

Cytochrome c and c1 heme lyases are essential in Plasmodium berghei.

Malaria parasites possess a de novo heme synthetic pathway. Interestingly, this pathway is dispensable during the blood stages of development in mammalian hosts. The assembly of the two most important hemeproteins, cytochromes c and c1, is mediated by cytochrome heme lyase enzymes. Plasmodium spp. possess two cytochrome heme lyases encoded by separate genes. Given the redundancy of heme synthesis, […]

Predicting Youth Sexual Deviance: The Case of Risky Sexual Behaviour among Ghanaian Adolescents

For over two decades now, much has been learned about the scourge of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially in the most advanced societies. But although sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases, very few studies in the region and for […]

What Individuals Know, Do Not Know, and Need to Know about Watershed Health in an Urbanizing USA Midwestern city: A mental model approach

Individual decisions about actions one can take that both positively and negatively impact watershed health are important in a time of increased urban development. The aim of this study was to identify what individuals know, do not know, and need to know to make more informed decisions in a rapidly urbanizing watershed in Columbus, Ohio […]

Reprocessing Multiyear GPS Data from Continuously Operating Reference Stations on Cloud Computing Platform

Dr. Sungpil Yoon gave a poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco on reprocessing multiyear GPS data. To define geodetic reference frame using GPS data collected by Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network, historical GPS data needs to be reprocessed regularly. Reprocessing GPS data collected by upto 2000 CORS sites for […]

Missionaries from everywhere to everywhere: A delphi study to identify the emerging roles of United States missionaries in the majority world

The geographic center of Christianity has shifted from the West. Countries once receiving missionaries are sending their own. What should be the roles of United States (US) missionaries serving in these countries? The current study identified the emerging roles of US missionaries serving in the Majority World through utilization of the Delphi method for consensus. The Majority World referred […]