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Dr. Arzola publishes anthology

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Dr. Fernando Arzola Jr., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Religion, publishes fourth book. Evangelical Christian Education: Mid-Twentieth-Century Foundational Texts examines five of the most significant mid-twentieth-century foundational texts from the leading experts in the field of Evangelical Christian education.

Dr. Kevin E. Lawson, Director of the PhD and EdD programs in Educational Studies from Talbot School of Theology, wrote the Foreward:

It is quite a challenge to select “the essential texts” from the range of authors and writings of this time period, and I don’t envy Fred in his efforts to determine what to include and what to leave out….I agree that the five authors and excerpts that are included in this text are indeed “the essentials” of this time period. These works helped shape a generation of Christian education ministry leaders like myself, helping us to identify worthy teaching goals, effective teaching methods, and showing us the importance of really knowing our students well so we could teach them as an act of love.  Their influence was broad, and extended over the course of many years.”

Special acknowledgement goes to Bonita D’Amil, Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Provost.  Bonita serve d as Permissions Editor on this book project. Without her diligence, organization, and expertise in acquiring the rights of the selected works, this book could not have been published.

For more information on the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Evangelical-Christian-Education-Mid-Twentieth-Century-Foundational/dp/1625645961/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397582852&sr=1-3&keywords=fernando+arzola

For more information on the Christian Educators of the 20th Century:

http://www.talbot.edu/ce20/

Alpha Chi Honor Society Rockland Chapter inducts 21 new members

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday April 14, 2014

The Rockland Campus chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society is pleased to announce the induction of twenty-one new members this school year. These students have demonstrated exceptional work ethic and outstanding academic achievement from a myriad of disciplines. The Rockland Campus recognized and celebrated these students’ accomplishments with an induction ceremony on Friday, April, 11, 2014, at which time inductees received certificates and pins, in addition to stoles for the upcoming graduates. Congratulations to the 2014 Alpha Chi National Honor Society members!

Dr. Sharron Greaves, Associate Professor of Communications, serves as Faculty Advisor of the Rockland Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

For more information: https://www.alphachihonor.org

Dr. Lux publishes article on narrative theory

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday April 14, 2014

Dr. Elaine Lux, Professor of English, has published an article entitled "The Narrative Shaping of Meaning in Gail Godwin's A Southern Family: Why Fiction?" The article appears in an online peer-reviewed journal entitled Narrative Works [3.2 (2013): 29-48] and can be accessed through the following link on the general web:http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/NW/issue/view/1619
 
Dr. Lux remains very interested in narrative theory and the connection between writing and healing, and this article explores how this autobiographically-germinated novel is a form of story repair on various levels.

To read the article: http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/NW/article/view/21466/24926

Dr. Dueck publishes on religious exclusivism & diversity

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday April 10, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Dueck, Associate Professor of Philosophy, publishes chapter entitled "Religious Exclusivism and the Ethics of Diversity," in Civility, Religious Pluralism, and Education. Published by Routledge, this book focuses on the problem of religious diversity, civil dialogue, and religion education in public schools, exploring the ways in which atheists, secularists, fundamentalists, and mainstream religionists come together in the public sphere, examining how civil discourse about religion fit swithin the ideals of the American political and pedagogical systems and how religious studies education can help to foster civility and toleration.

For more information: 

http://www.amazon.com/Civility-Religious-Pluralism-Education-Routledge/dp/0415813999

The Fine Print is Released!

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Wednesday April 9, 2014

The 2014 edition of Nyack College’s art and literary journal, The Fine Print, which features student and faculty’s original poetry, short stories, art, and photography, has been released.  Surrounded by a display of the book’s prints and  photos, Fine Print staff announced student awards at Monday evening’s Gala (April 7th).  The staff also recognized this year’s Dedicatee, Mrs. Linda Poston, for her support for the creative arts at Nyack College.  This year, over 40 contributors from Nyack’s Manhattan and Rockland campuses contributed to make this one of the best editions yet.  The photography and art will be on display at the Bailey Library, and copies of The Fine Print are available at the circulation desks at all three Nyack libraries.  A list of award winners may be found on the English Department’s website.

For more information on The Fine Print: http://www.nyack.edu/content/TheFinePrint


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