FACULTY RECEIVE APPOINTMENTS,
Elizabeth Rudenga has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Ward as associate
provost and director of professional development. In this role, he will
also resume significant responsibilities with First Year Forum, Trinity's
introduction to the Reformed worldview for new freshmen. Ward will continue
to teach on a half-time basis in the business department. As associate
provost, he will encourage and work with faculty members to submit grant
applications and oversee Interim. "Mark and I will also work together
on various projects that develop over the course of an academic year,"
said Provost Rudenga. Since he is currently on sabbatical, Dr. Ward
will assume these responsibilities near the end of the summer when students
return to campus.
Annalee Ward, chair of the communication arts department, is the recipient
of the 2004 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award. To be considered
for the Christians Award, applicants should interpret or address important
theoretical issues in the areas of ethics, mass communication theory, and
the relationship between media and technology and culture; interpret and
apply concepts employed in Christians' work in new and insightful ways.
Submissions were evaluated based on the quality of: mastery of Christians'
approaches and concepts, originality, organization, presentation,
and advancement of knowledge. Dr. Ward is currently on sabbatical as a
senior associate with Westminster College at Cambridge University, Cambridge,
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Yudha Thianto, assistant professor of theology, has been selected as one
of the participants in the summer National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) seminar at Calvin College. The title of his seminar is "John Calvin
and the Transformation of Religious Culture in Geneva, France and Beyond."
English professor Michael Vander Weele has been selected to participate
in the summer NEH Institute, "Ways of Communicating in Pre-Modern Islam,"
at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute for six weeks this summer.
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