CAPS/SEM/GS Faculty Fall Retreat

Date Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:45 a.m. - noon
Location Anderson Center Community Room - View maps and directions
RegistrationPlease register by August 31, 2018 Register

Event Description

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

"Disciple means 'Learner.' Matthew 28:18-20 calls us to make disciples, or 'make learners,' people who devote their lives to learning from Jesus. A learner is devoted to acquiring knowledge by inquiry, observation, and listening with a view to adherence and application. Learner is not the same as learned--Jewish leaders were learned, the 12 and others were learners." Inspirational words from Mark McCloskey, Lead Faculty and Professor of Transformational Leadership, guide our professional development plan for the 2018 fall retreat as we envision what it means to be a community of faculty Called to Discipleship.


7:45-8:10 a.m.   Breakfast, Welcome

8:10-9:00 a.m.   Opening Session | Administration Speakers

  • Jay Barnes - President
  • Deb Harless - Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Randy Bergen - Associate Provost for CAPS/SEM/GS

9:00-9:15 a.m.   Introduction to Zero Cost Course Resources

  • Judi Landrum - Dean of Education, Christian Ministries, and Associate Programs
  • Earleen Warner - Reference and Instruction Librarian

9:15-10:00 a.m.   Plenary Session 1 | Ruben Rivera, Ph.D. - Chief Diversity Officer | Intergroup Dialogue: Fostering & Inviting Diverse Perspectives

10:15-10:45 a.m.   Student Testemonies and Faculty Excellence Award Announcements

10:45-11:30 a.m.   Plenary Session 2 | Elizabeth G.C. Haglind, MBBBS, MRCP, MD, FACE - Adjunct Professor | Principles of Faith Integration in Work and Teaching

11:30-12:00 noon   Communion and Worship, Closing

Optional Afternoon Breakout Session*

*A small lunch will be provided for those who register for the afternoon session

12:15-4:30 p.m. | Shalom II Training | Ruben Rivera, Ph.D. - Chief Diversity Officer


Contact Tracy Reimer at or 651.635.8502


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