• Morning (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

    Course Instructor
    Don’t Do Business Like a Zombie Dewayne Thompson, PhD
    This class is designed to help students consider successful characteristics for both their personal behavior in business and corporate behavior. Students will be asked to consider how to be a Zombie-Buster and how to help companies shed those zombie-like characteristics that hinder corporate performance.
    Go...Transforming Communities through Service William Lamb, PhD
    Together we will explore the benevolent practices of Jesus. We then will map out our own communities to identify the hungry, confused, hurting, and lame that live next door. Thirdly, we will put into practice goodwill through service-learning as we take on the life of Christ in human form. Finally, we will see how one heart, one home, and one community can be transformed by sacrificial living.
    How Different Can This Be?: Human Exceptionalities and Similarities in Relation to Special Education Trish McClung, PhD
    This course will examine several disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act 2004. It will include a survey of the definitions and characteristics of the specific disabilities including giftedness and suggested ways in which instruction might be differentiated in the classroom. The concept of disability will be explored through viewing popular media/film portrayal of disabilities and examining these examples for accuracy or myth. An emphasis will be placed on participatory, reflective, and discussive interaction concerning media portrayals and reading selections about persons with disabilities. A group presentation on a specific disability will be the final course requirement. A service component will be included.
    Learning to Write; Writing to Learn Brian Conn, MFA
    Students will practice mining their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences as material for writing in various genres, learning to hone the personal for public consumption. They will also practice soliciting and managing external information as material for writing, working from sources ranging from library research to personal interviews.
    Lessons from Leaders: Ancient to Contemporary Louis Morgan, PhD
    This course allows students to glean from the writings and examples of selected Christian leaders from the beginning of Christianity to the present day and highlight such leaders as Jesus, John Wesley, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, C. S. Lewis, and Shane Claiborne. Students will reflect how they can apply the lessons learned in their personal spiritual formation and broader community influence. Class instruction will be facilitated through videos, lectures, brief readings, and group discussions.
    Taking Sides: Psychological Issues Rick Albright, PhD, & Heather Quagliana, PhD
    Designed to introduce students to controversies in psychology, students will investigate and discuss arguments and viewpoints of leading psychologists. The objective is to encourage students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments.

    Afternoon (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

    Course Instructor
    Ancient/Future Worship: How the Bible, Culture, and Personalities Affect the Worship Music of the Postmodern Era Brad Moffett, D.W.S.
    This class will introduce biblical and theological foundations of music in worship and review, discuss, and perform current worship music. This class is designed for young worship leaders and those interested in worship music. The objective of this class is to help young worship leaders make informed decisions concerning the music they choose for worship.
    The Film Experience: Understanding Cultural Language through the Cinema Jeff Salyer, Ph.D.
    The popular arts are the cultural language of Western societies. Perhaps the most preeminent “speech” can be found in motion pictures. This course will examine the history, modes of production, and messages of the film industry. Discussion topics include censorship, interpreting meaning, film theory, methods of production, blockbusters, independent cinema, redemption, and cultural impact.
    The Human Machine: Are You Steve Rogers or Captain America? Mark Wickam, PhD
    This class examines overall health from the teenage years through adulthood and the daily choices which greatly influence health, well-being, energy levels, and longevity. The positives and negatives of nutrition, body composition, strength training, exercise, and general health and the impact these have on our lives will be discussed in the classroom and demonstrated and measured in the laboratory.
    Ignite Education: An Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning Jason Robinson, EdD, & Alan McClung, MA
    Change is not always easy but it's something we must adapt too. The world around us is always on the move in the areas of technology, education, and cultural/societal norms. The first week of the course will address the idea of change and how current/future leaders can successfully manage and cultivate change. We will begin by specifically highlighting educational changes that have shaped American classrooms. This will be accomplished through the use of hands-on, inquiry-based activities. The second week of the course will address the idea of change in general. By looking at what precipitates change, it will look at the interconnectedness of events that changed the world, events that changed the USA, and events that change the individual.
    Leading in the Millennial Age Mike Hayes, EdD
    Young leaders often find it difficult to lead confidently and consistently in an age marked by approaches to truth and morality that focus on each individual’s perception and personal experience. This course will facilitate student reflection on how to lead in such an environment by addressing self-awareness, biblical models and principles of leadership, the student’s personal call to lead, the impact of technology on leadership development, and representing Christ in a culture that sees Christianity as irrelevant and extreme.
    The Science of Chocolate Paul DeLaLuz, PhD
    Chocolate is one food that almost everyone has a passion. This study will explore several aspects of this complex food. We will overview the history of chocolate and investigate from its first production and consumption to how chocolate became a staple to the masses in the U.S. We will discover the complex process of chocolate-making and see how to produce different types of chocolate. The health benefits and risks of chocolate will be overviewed and we will look at the chemical composition of the chocolate to see how they can interact with human physiology. And lastly as a class we will try to explore why so many people love chocolate and we will investigate how much students like chocolate.