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Macchia Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Frank Macchia, Professor of Theology, has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Society for Pentecostal Studies meeting in March at Southeastern University.  The Society for Pentecostal Studies is is an organization of scholars dedicated to providing a forum of discussion for all academic disciplines as a spiritual service to the kingdom of God (SPS Website).

Dr. Macchia has had several notable scholarly achievements in the past year, which are reflective of his nomination for the lifetime achievement award.  He presented a paper on the Anchor Bible Commentary on Revelation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) in San Diego this past November.

Dr. Macchia has also recently contributed to chapters in two books:

  • “Baptized in the Spirit: A Pentecostal Reflection on the Filioque,” in Myk Habets, ed. Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century (T & T Clark, 2014).
  • “God Says What the Text Says: Another Look at Karl Barth’s View of Scripture,” in Christian T. Collins Winn and John L. Drury, eds. Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology (Cascade Books, 2014).

Dr. Macchia also had this article published:

  • “Koinonia in the Spirit: A Pentecostal Engagement with ‘The Church: Towards a Common Vision,’” Ecumenical Trends 43:10 (Nov. 2014).

 

For more information on Dr. Macchia and the Vanguard University Religion programs, please visit the department website here.

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Original Piece from Music Professor Debuted

Professor of Music, Dr. Greg Glancey, was commissioned by the Cadillac Moon Ensemble to write a piece for the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) national conference at BIOLA University. The commissioned work (Luna Agitata) will be performed on Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 pm in the Lansing Auditorium (BIOLA).

The conference begins Thursday October 9th and concludes on Saturday October 11th with this featured guest ensemble concert. More info and tickets available at http://ccca.biola.edu/events/2014/oct/9/cfamc-conference-registration/

For more information on Dr. Glancey and the Vanguard University Music Department, click here.

Business Professor’s Book on Communication Skills is Published

Dr. James Walz, Professor of  Business and Management and Chair of the Department, recently had a book published for leaders in organizations focusing on honing their communication skills. This book resulted from Dr. Walz’s desire to give leaders the tools they need to orient everyone on their teams toward a single, action-oriented goal. The book is titled: SPeak Perfomance: Using the Power of Metaphors to Communicate Vision, Motivate People, and Lead Your Organization to Success and promises to give leaders the tools they need to advance their leadership skills.

For information on the book and the publisher click here

For more information on Vanguard’s Department of Business and Management, visit the Department Website here.

Sociology Professor Presents on Learning Approaches and Their Impacts

Dr. Edward Clarke, Professor of Sociology at Vanguard University recently presented a paper entitled “3 Years Later: Outcomes and Reflections on Community-Based Active Learning” at the California Sociological Association in November of 2013. Using the Homlessness Project in Costa Mesa, CA that began in 2008 as the context to describe this learning approach and its outcomes, Clarke describes how students collaborate with faculty in community projects that seek real solutions to widespread problems, and in so doing gain disciplinary skills and insight into developing research. In his presentation, Clarke assessed the effectiveness of this learning approach, student research produced as a result of the approach, and the impact of community and university relations.

For more information on Vanguard’s Anthropology and Sociology Department, visit the Department Website here.

Kinesiology Professor Published on Second Impact Syndrome

Dr. Terry Zeigler, Professor of Kinesiology at Vanguard University, recently had an article published concerning her work on Second Impact Syndrome. This syndrome can result in fatality and is caused by concussed athletes returning to play too soon. This article reflects Dr. Zeigler’s commitment and knowledge to diagnosing and treating sports related injuries. Her articles are now being sought out by a fitness company who seeks her knowledge on a range of sports injuries, diagnoses, and treatments. Her article on Second Impact Syndrome was published on Sports MD website. To read this article click here.

Director of Nursing Program publishes another piece from her work as a Research Facilitator

Dr. Mary Wickman, Director of the Nursing Program and Professor at Vanguard University, recently had an article published from her work as a research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. This publication resulted from a multi-site research that was conducted between the sister ministries of St. Jude, St. Joseph, and Mission Hospitals and is the third publication from that research. The article is titled: “Nursing’s “Evolving Responsibility”” and is published in the November issue of Nursing Management.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24030219

Director of Nursing Program Recently Published for her work in Behavioral Health

Dr. Mary Wickman, Director of the Nursing Program and Professor at Vanguard University, recently had an article published from her work in Behavioral Health. This publication resulted from a research study discussing the validity and reliability of using the Adolescent Invincibility Tool to measure invincibility in youth and its correlation to risk behavior involvement. The article is titled: “Invincibility Fable: Tool To Measure Invincibility” and is published in the November/December issue of the Journal of Pediatric Nurses.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24036006

Director of Nursing Program recently published for her work as a research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.

VU-Staff-12-156Dr. Mary Wickman, Director of the Nursing Program and Professor at Vanguard University, recently had an article published from the work she does as a  research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. This publication resulted from a multi-site research study that was conducted between the sister ministries of St. Joseph, St. Jude, and Mission Hospital and is the second publication resulting from this research.  The article is titled: “The Hospital Staff Nurse Perceptions of Competency to Care for Patients with Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Concerns” and is published in the September/October issue of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. For the full article and more publication information, please click here.

Vanguard University Professor’s World War II (WWII) Documentary to Air on National Geographic Channel May 31, 2013

Inside-World-War-IIIt’s not every day that students can boast that their professor is an accomplished, professional film editor.

Aaron Daniel Annas’s students can.

On Friday, May 31,2013 at 7PM ET/PT,  Inside World War II, a documentary for which Annas has three credits – Associate Editor/SFX Design, Finishing Editor, and Sound Effects Editor – will air on National Geographic Channel.  According to the National Geographic, which has posted a trailer on YouTube, Inside World War II is a three-hour television event that provides a detailed visual timeline of the complex war, with personal, in-depth stories from veterans who fought in the deadliest conflict in human history. Inside World War II is the intimate story of the last global war, told by the survivors — those who endured the front line’s bloody conflicts. Those who witnessed the brutality of combat give their unfiltered accounts. Included in the interviews are former prisoner of war and “Slaughterhouse-Five” author Kurt Vonnegut and the grandson of legendary general George S. Patton.

As an assistant professor of Cinema Arts who teaches courses in the communications department at Vanguard University, Annas brings a rich array of professional experience to the academic table.  In addition to Inside World War II, Annas has been assistant editor on Great Lake Warriors (The History Channel) and editor of Parole Diaries (TVOne), in addition to many other films and projects.

Of all the shows he’s worked on, Annas says he is most proud of his work on Inside World War II.  “This documentary had a huge team and tons of footage, including actual footage of WWII,” said Annas.  “Because there were no sound recordings back then, we  had to find  sound sources for all the footage.  So the families who provided footage will be seeing the documentary for the first time.”

For more information, click here.