Fall Faculty Retreat

Fall Faculty Retreat
Date Saturday, September 7, 2019
7:45 a.m. - noon
Location Bethel University Anderson Center Community Room - View maps and directions
RegistrationPlease register by August 28, 2019 Register

Event Description

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Deuteronomy 6:6-7

"Deuteronomy calls followers of Yahweh to live lives that are completely devoted to him. This passage shows that the words of God are to be a part of every aspect of life, big or small, public or private. This is in keeping with the overall view of the Torah that every moment of every day is an opportunity to show loyalty to God or disloyalty; all of life matters. This remains the calling of Christ-followers today." Inspirational words from Dr. Peter Vogt, Bethel Seminary Dean.


7:45-8:00 a.m. | Breakfast and Conversation
8:00-8:15 a.m. | Welcome | Randy Bergen, Ph.D., Associate Provost
8:15-8:45 a.m. | Opening Session | Jay Barnes, Ed.D., President & Deb Harless, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost
8:45-9:00 a.m. | Faculty Excellence Award | Lisa Naser, Physician Assistant M.S., Assistant Professor
9:00-9:10 a.m. | Break
9:10-12:00 p.m. | Faith Integration | Dr. Brad Shaw, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northwest Nazarene University
12:00 p.m. | Closing and Prayer | Peter Vogt, Ph.D., Bethel Seminary Dean

Optional Afternoon Breakout Session*

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

Noon-2:30 p.m. | Locating Open Educational Resources (OER) & Library eResources Workshop | Earleen Warner, MLS, Research and Instruction Librarian, Coordinator of Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative

  • This workshop is geared toward course developers and faculty who would like to incorporate these types of materials into their courses as course resources, and would like to learn how to more efficiently locate them. If you are developing courses for BA Human Services or BA Psychology, and have not already attended or watched the video version of this workshop, you are strongly encouraged to attend. Stipends are available for first-time attendees. Please contact Earleen ( if you have any questions. Please bring your laptops. 


Contact Tracy Reimer at or 651.635.8502


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