Faculty Footnotes

In July, Jamie Friedman (English) presented a paper on the first of the Canterbury Tales, “Remembering Emelye,” at the International Congress of the New Chaucer Society in Siena, Italy.

Tremper Longman, Robert H. Gundry professor of biblical studies, contributed a chapter, “The Glory of God in the Old Testament,” in “The Glory of God” (Crossway, 2010). He wrote “Preaching Wisdom,” for “‘He Began with Moses…’: Preaching the Old Testament Today,” (Nottingham: IVP, 2010). His recent lectures include: “The Promise and Pitfalls of Critical Methods: Laying Biblical Foundations for Reformed Life Theology,” the keynote address at the Society for Reformed Life Theology at Baeksok University, Seoul, Korea, in June; “Reflections on the Old Testament Backgrounds to New Testament Missions,” for the Korean Missions Society, also at Baeksok University in June; and “Spirit and Wisdom,” for the Tyndale Old Testament Fellowship in Cambridge, England, in July 7. He taught the following courses: “Old Testament Introduction,” a seminary-level class for Young Life leaders in Buena Vista, Colo.; “Psalms” at Ambrose University College in Calgary, Canada; and “Wisdom Literature” at Providence Theological Seminary in Winnipeg, Canada.

In June, Chandra Mallampalli (history) participated in a Veritas Riff forum in Boston, which provided media training to help Christians in various disciplines develop their skills as public intellectuals. He spent July and August in India, where he delivered a number of lectures. In August, he presented a paper, “How to Frame a Muslim Prince: Wahabism and the British Conquest of Kurnool, 1810-1839,” at the Center for Historical Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Mark Nelson, Kenneth and Peggy Monroe professor of philosophy, contributed “Y and Z are not off the Hook: the Survival Lottery made Fairer” to the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy published by Oxford University Press.

Sue Savage (art) exhibited a selection of recent and supportive works in a solo show, Confluence, at Azusa Pacific University July 18-30. At the invitation of the school’s MFA program, she offered a critique of current work by a segment of the MFA candidates during their summer residency. Two of her recent images will appear in an exhibition, Faith as Art: Art as Faith, at the Brandenburg Galleries of Olivet Nazarene University Sept. 29-Oct. 25. The exhibition explores faith and spirituality and what it means to be a Christian in the field of art as it fosters scholarship and conversation between faculty of Christian colleges and universities on a national and international level.

Greg Spencer (communication studies) has published a new book, “Awakening the Quieter Virtues,” (InterVarsity Press). During the summer, he taught a three-week class in St. Petersburg, Russia, “Talking and Writing about Talking and Writing.”

Glenn Town (kinesiology) finished second in his age group (60+) at the National Marathon Mountain Biking Championship in Breckenridge, Colo., in July. The race covered 50 miles at altitudes above 10,000 feet. In August, he competed in the Leadville 100, also in Colorado, a 100-mile course above 10,000 feet. He placed first in his age group in that race.

Elena Yee (director of intercultural programs) completed a four-day Leadership Development Program in Higher Education for Asian Pacific Islander Professionals in Pomona, Calif., in July. This prestigious program develops leaders for higher education administrative roles. In the fall she begins doctoral studies at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks in higher educational leadership while continuing to work full-time at Westmont.

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