Dr. Jerry Hopkins Awarded Faculty Research Grant
04/30/12 5:50pm - E Ponder
During the May 2012 Faculty Meeting, Dr. Jerry Hopkins, Professor of History in the School of Humanities was presented with a Faculty Research Grant by Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The purpose of these institutionally funded faculty research grants is to promote research, broadly and widely defined, among faculty. It is also the goal that this faculty research will result in presentations at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums and/or publications in professional periodicals.
When asked about his planned research for this grant, Dr. Hopkins expressed that he always has several research irons in the fire. Much of the research that Dr. Hopkins is conducting flows into what he refers to as his "big" project - the biography of Evangelist Mordecai F. Ham, Jr. and his collected works (edited and annotated by Hopkins). Other current topics of interest include the history of Farmers State Bank in Center, Texas and the history of Clever Creek Baptist Church in Center, Texas. His lengthy list of upcoming engagements for the 2012-2013 academic year illustrate his wide range of interests. Dr. Hopkins will be presenting at the following: East Texas Historical Association in Fall 2012 and again in February 2013; The Association for the Scientific Study of Religion in Irving in March 2013; and in Chicago at the Midwest Political Science Association.
Check back with the CECS during the 2012-2013 academic year as we bring you updates on Dr. Hopkins research.
2012 Intersection Faith and Discipline Grants Awarded
03/30/12 4:00pm - E Ponder
The CECS would like to congratulate the four ETBU Faculty Members who have been selected to receive the 2012 Intersection of Faith and Discipline Grants: Dr. Bob Benefield, School of Natural and Social Sciences - "An Introduction to Restorative Practices and Peace Studies;" Dr. Cassandra Faulke, School of Humanities - "Love and Reading;" Dr. Ellen Fineout-Overholt, School of Professional Studies - "Preparing Nurses Who Are Excellent Clinicians: Inside and Out;" Dr. Troy Ladine, School of Natural and Social Sciences - "Changing the Perception that Scientific Findings Should Not be Accepted Through an Understanding of Biblical Directives Toward Environmental Stewardship." Their proposed instructional models are excellent examples of how faith and discipline can intertwine to create a fully rounded, robust learning experience for our students. Grant recipients each received a $1,000 stipend for implementation and planning as well as an iPad2.
The CECS News & Events page will be updated throughout 2012-2013 to reflect updates on how these instructional models are being implemented to effect change on the ETBU campus.