Lecture Series to Focus on Faith and Learning

The Professors' Best Lecture Series

Event Details


Date: April 13, 2016

Times: 3 p.m.

Location: 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons

Ticket Info: Each lecture is free and open to the public.

A new professor-led lecture series will focus on how faith influences teaching and learning.

According to its Campus Ministry organizers, the Professors' Best Lecture Series is "designed to give students and faculty an opportunity to engage professors of various disciplines in faith-based conversations about how faith influences their practice."

Each professor will give his/her best lecture that integrates faith and learning, leaving room for discussion and questions after.

Each lecture is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • Dr. Murray HaarWednesday, April 13: Dr. Murray Haar (Religion) will discuss Respectful Stubbornness: Why Religions Should and Should Not Get Along
    • Time and Location: 3 p.m., 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons
    • Dr. Haar teaches courses dealing with the Holocaust, Judaism and Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, religion, violence, courage, and evil. He also teaches Hebrew and Jewish philosophy.
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Past lectures

  • Susan BungerWednesday, Nov. 11: Susan Bunger (Sociology) discussed faith and sacrifice.
    • Time and Location: 3 p.m., 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons
    • Susan teaches Contemporary Sociology and Native American Studies.
  • Dr. Geoffrey DippleTuesday, Dec. 8: Dr. Geoffrey Dipple (History) discussed faith and religious tolerance.
    • Time and Location: 3:15 p.m., 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons
    • Dr. Dipple is the Chair of the Social Science Division and Professor of History
  • Dr. Benjamin JeppsenWednesday, March 9: Dr. Benjamin Jeppsen (Psychology) discussed Prayer and Mental Health: A Peaceful Retreat or a Source of Pain?
    • Time and Location: 3:15 p.m., 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons
    • Dr. Jeppsen teaches Counseling and Psychotherapy