• Morning (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

    Course Instructor
    Breaking Bad: Why Do Good Kids Do Bad Stuff? Arlie Tagayuna, PhD
    An examination of delinquent behavior and the general operation of the juvenile control system.
    Called to Business Excellence Dewayne Thompson, PhD
    This course is designed to help students develop life strategies which are built on biblical concepts and suitable for application in professional life. Students will be introduced to the notion of calling and how their calling is instrumental in serving others. Successful business strategies implemented in an ethical setting is the context of course material.
    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.
    Keeping Secrets Secret: The Mathematical Art to Making and Breaking Codes Laura Singletary, Ph.D.
    Throughout history, codes have played a crucial role in the outcomes of wars, political endeavors, and royal conspiracies. Codes from pivotal moments in history will set the stage for our exploration of some of the classical methods of message encryption and decryption. To explore these methods, we will develop the mathematical tools that are necessary for us to make and break our own codes.
    National Parks, National Pastimes, and the Role of Recreation and Sport in Society Kevin Hudson, MS
    This course will introduce students to the importance of recreation, leisure, sport, and play in the lifecycle and their impact on our global economy and our culture. The class will explore a wide range of issues that affect how we as a society view recreation and sport both as participants and spectators. The class will investigate the resources invested where we play such as the national park system and its tributaries and look at the impact of sport at every level from the major leagues to PE kickball.
    Taking Sides: Psychological Issues Heather Quagliana, Ph.D.
    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.
    Finding Your Leadership Voice Mike Hayes, Ed.D.
    Young leaders need to find their own leadership voices. Temptations abound for college students to deny that they are capable of effective, transformative leadership and to pattern their lives after other leaders to be successful. This course will focus on the idea that leadership is not confined to a position but involves the responsible, disciplined development of abilities and a recognition and response to the call of leadership on the student’s life. Students will be encouraged to identify their unique set of gifts and ways to develop and utilize those gifts to transform their areas of influence.
    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, Ed.D.
    A course designed to provide an understanding of the historical, cultural, and modern-day influences that shape American classrooms.
    Learning to Write; Writing to Learn: The Inside out of Composition Carolyn Dirksen, PhD
    Students will practice mining their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences as material for writing, 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.
    Missional Living: Discovering a Pathway to Destiny Jimmy Harper, D.Min.
    This course will investigate the role of the church and opportunities for individuals within the church in relation to the rapidly changing aspects of human need and social resources. Emphasis will be on the student’s accountabilities and responsibilities to live missionally in his or her larger cultural context.