Faith

Becoming Beloved Community

In early November, the University hosted “Becoming Beloved Community,” an initiative sponsored by the Bushnell Board of Trustees and the Office of the President to begin campus and community conversations about a Biblical perspective on racial reconciliation. Over a series of two days, a thoughtful and award-winning panel of guest speakers guided members of the…

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Faculty Scholarship and Service

Research Publications and Presentations Jonathan Alfson, Ph.D. Dissertation (July, 2023). Supporting Learning and Thinking with Multiple Representations in Upper Division Physics Courses. Oregon State University. Angela Doty, M.A. Scholarly Review (2023). Cultivating mentors: Sharing wisdom in Christian higher education. Christian Higher Education. Agametochukwu Iheanyi-Igwe, Ph.D. Presented preliminary results from ongoing missionary re-entry and entrepreneurship study…

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Busting Three Myths of a Christian Liberal Arts Education

Written by Stephen Andes, D.Phil, Professor of History I’m a true believer in the ideals of the liberal arts – even, I admit, a believer in their real-world value for today’s college student. But I have a confession to make: defending the liberal arts these days feels exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic, and downright impractical. It can…

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Christy Silverthorne and Taylor Irons Receive President’s Award

EUGENE, Ore. – Bushnell University and its president, Dr. Joseph Womack, honored two outstanding individuals during Commencement this past weekend, one from its staff and one from its faculty, for their exceptional dedication, achievements, and contributions to the university community.  Nominated by faculty, staff, and students, Christy Silverthorne, M.A., Assistant Professor of Marketing, was awarded…

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Bushnell University Committed to Discovering Calling

EUGENE, Ore. – A little over a year after being awarded the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Program Development Grant, Bushnell University celebrates substantial progress made in fortifying its commitment to guiding students on the path of theological reflection and vocational calling. Among the 18 universities and colleges awarded the NetVUE grant in…

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Mary and the Lamb

Written by Dr. A.J. Swoboda Easter has a way of rushing right past us. But it is most certainly beneficial for us to use this beautiful Spring season as a chance to pause, reflect, and remember. Remember what? Easter is the time of year when Christians from around the globe and from countless traditions and…

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Bushnell University Professor Dr. A.J. Swoboda Releases Eleventh Book

EUGENE, Ore. – Renowned theologian and Bushnell University professor, Dr. A.J. Swoboda recently released his latest book, “The Gift of Thorns,” back in late February. In this compelling work, Dr. Swoboda addresses the theme of navigating the desires of faith. He draws inspiration from both personal experiences and theological insights, and he writes with a…

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Bushnell’s School of Music Announces Spring Performances

EUGENE, Ore. – Bushnell University’s School of Music and Performing Arts is pleased to invite the community to spring performances by the University Choir, Bushnell Jazz Ensemble, Bushnell Chorale, and The Grove Collective, the school’s traveling worship ensemble.   The events will take place at several locations, including on campus in Ross Evans Chapel, as well…

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Bushnell University Hosts Visiting Lecturer Dr. Vince Bantu to Explore “Is Christianity a Western Religion?”

EUGENE, Ore. — Bushnell University will host renowned scholar Dr. Vince Bantu on the subject of Christianity’s origins and its global identity. The conference, scheduled for February 27th and 28th, will explore the diverse narratives that shape our understanding of the Christian faith.   Keynote speaker Dr. Vince Bantu is a leading voice in uncovering…

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President Womack Leads Prayer Walk Signing in Goodrich Hall

EUGENE, Ore. – Last month marked an important occasion for Bushnell University as faculty, staff, and students were granted access to the interior of Goodrich Hall, the 115-year-old administration building that is currently undergoing renovation alongside the building of a new bell tower. Led by President Womack, the campus gathered for a unique prayer walk,…

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