Jonathan Maher, director of systems analysis, co-presented a session titled “Extending the Platform Across the Campus” September 21 as part of Dreamforce, the world’s largest vendor technology conference. His co-presenter was Robert Lamb of the Salesforce Foundation. FPU uses Salesforce as a customer relationship management platform for a variety of offices.
Cory Seibel, Ph.D., assistant professor of pastoral ministries, has had a busy summer:
He presented two workshops at the Christian Community Development Association national convention in Minneapolis September 28-29: “On Common Ground: Nurturing a Cooperative Spirit in a Competitive Space” and “It’s All About Me: Narcissism, Leadership, and Christian Community Development.”
In August, he joined the board of Hands On Central California, an organization that fosters volunteerism in the Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Madera counties.
David Bruce Rose, Ph.D., associate professor, marriage, family and child counseling, led a sexual assault prevention training session for Air National Guard chaplains and chaplain assistants September 10-13 at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, near Knoxville, Tennessee. Sherry Walling, Ph.D., was the other facilitator. A former assistant professor of psychology at FPU, she is currently a member of the adjunct faculty.
Mark Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of mission and theology, presented “Authentic Christianity and its Distortions: Communicating Jacques Ellul’s Thought Using Paul Hiebert’s Bounded and Centered Set Categories” at Prophet in the Technological Wilderness: A Centenary Celebration & Critical Review of Jacques Ellul, Wheaton College, July 9, 2012.
Dina Gonzalez-Pina, M.A., assistant dean of multicultural ministries, will speak at the Christian Community Development Association 2012 national conference September 26-27, 2012, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. She will be part of a panel addressing the topic of reconciliation.
A pair of faculty have articles in the latest edition of Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum. In the Spring 2012 issue, Mark Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of mission and theology, published “Which Courtroom and Which Narrative Shapes Your Atonement Theology?” Ryan Schellenberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of biblical studies, published “Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: A ‘Redaction-critical’ Reflection.”
Matt Gehrett, M.A., executive director of online and continuing education, spoke at the Kern County K-12 Administrator Technology Symposium June 8, 2012, in Bakersfield. Around 50 administrators attended, mostly school site and district leaders from around the county. Gehrett’s session was "Personalized Learning with Technology." More at storify.com/gehrett/personalized-learning
During its regular meetings June 8-9, 2012, the FPU Board of Trustees granted continuing status to Terence Yi, Ph.D., mathematics; Steve Pauls, Ph.D., chemistry; Don Diboll, Ph.D., kinesiology; and W. Marshall Johnston. Jr., Ph.D., history and classics. Pauls and Johnston were also promoted to associate professor.
Breck Harris, Ed.D., associate professor of business, presented “Dealing with Plagiarism: Teacher Approaches for Effective Integration of Turnitin Into an Online Graduate Class” at the 2012 Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching at Cal State Pomona on March 16, 2012.