Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Faculty Scholarship Showcase

The faculty of Hope International University will be displaying their recent publications in a "Faculty Scholarship Showcase" on Wednesday, March 29th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the Santa Ana Room of the Fulton-Lawson Student Center.

Scholarly Activity

Scholarly activity is encouraged at most academic institutions by tying it to faculty hiring, ranking, and promotion.

At HIU "the criteria for promotion fall into the four general areas of teaching, scholarly activities, contributions to the Mission of the University, and support of the University’s Core Values."

The Faculty Handbook defines scholarly activities as "a broad range of activities related to a demonstration of the mastery of one's area of academic expertise." Publication is a widely recognized way to demonstrate expertise.

The Darling Library 

The Darling Library regularly features faculty publications on this blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter @darling_library #HIUauthors.

We have a special bookshelf set aside behind the Circulation Desk displaying their most recent books.

It is our policy to add at least two copies of each book to the library collection, one in the Main stacks for circulation and the other goes in the Archives for long term preservation. To find all books authored by Hope International University faculty held by the Darling Library, go to the library's discovery search service on our home page and look for keyword: HIU faculty.

To find out about faculty scholarship as it is published, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Professors in the Showcase

Professors who will be displaying their recent publications:

  • Brian Albright, Chair, Business and Management Program; Associate Professor, Business and Management
  • LaSharnda Beckwith, Dean, College of Business and Management, Professor of Business Management
  • Joe Grana, Dean, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies; Professor of Church Ministry
  • Natalie Hewitt, Associate Professor of English
  • Curtis Holtzen, Professor of Philosophy and Theology
  • Kip Lines, Professor of Intercultural Studies
  • Erik Maiershofer, Associate Professor of History
  • David Matson, Professor of Biblical Studies
  • K.C. Richardson, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
  • Bryan Sands, Director of Campus Ministries; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry
  • Roberto Sirvent, Associate Professor of Political and Social Ethics
  • Blair Wilgus, Chair, Online Undergraduate Ministry Program; Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

...and others.

Don't miss it!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Featured Author: Kip Lines

The Christian Standard is the principal magazine connecting the congregations of the Christian Churches / Churches of Christ.

The March 2017 issue features three articles and side bar information by our own Dr. Kevin "Kip" Lines, Professor of Intercultural Studies at Hope International University.

"What Does the Bible Say? Immigration and refugees in Scripture" (p. 12)

"What You Can Do" (p. 16)

"Questions and Answers about Refugees and Resettlement" (p. 18)

The Christian Standard is available in print in the Darling Library.

Kevin "Kip" Lines, Ph.D.
Also in this issue are articles by Hope International University alumni:

  • "Close to God's Heart" by Bethany Anderson. (p. 21)
  • "Welcoming the Stranger" by Gayla Congdon. (p. 23)

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Featured Author: Mitzi Smith

Dr. Mitzi Smith is scheduled to speak in the Voices of Christian Thought series on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm in room 205.

Dr. Smith is the author of several books including:

  • I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015.
  • Insights from African American Interpretation. Augsburg Fortress, 2017.
  • The Literary Construction of the Other in the Acts of the Apostles: Charismatics, the Jews, and Women. Cambridge, U.K.: James Clarke, 2012. (Available for check out from our eBook collection)
  • Teaching All Nations: Interrogating the Matthean Great Commission. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.
  • Women's Bible Commentary. 3rd ed., twentieth anniversary ed. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. Contributor: Philemon. (Available for check out from our eBook collection).

  • See her Amazon author page.

    Thursday, February 09, 2017

    Featured Author: Leroy Barber

    Photo from Calvin College
    Leroy Barber, Pastor of Imago Dei Community Eastside in Portland, Oregon, spoke in chapel today. Besides many other accomplishments, he has authored three books:
    • Embrace: God's Radical Shalom for a Divided World. (Intervarsity Press, 2016) Amazon Link
    • Everyday Missions: How Ordinary People Can Change the World. ((Intervarsity Press, 2012) Amazon Link
    • Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White--Who's More Precious in God's Sight? : A Call for Diversity in Christian Missions and Ministry. Co-authored with Velma Maia Thomas (Jericho Books, 2014).  Amazon Link
    Read more about Leroy Barber in this online Christianity Today article: "Why Leroy Barber Lets Ministries Go" Christianity Today. The Calling: Episode 9 (June 15, 2016)

    Listen to the chapel message here.

    Wednesday, February 01, 2017

    Featured Author: LaSharnda Beckwith

    Picture from hiu.edu directory.
    Speaking in chapel this week is Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith, Dean of the College of Business and Management.

    Dr. Beckwith has written three books and last year had four articles published in the Journal of Business Studies Quarterly.

    Books available through Amazon:

    The Journal of Business Studies Quarterly is available online through the Darling Library.
    • Beckwith, L. (2016). An Empirical Study: How Christians Influence Global Markets, Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 8(2).
    • Beckwith, L. (2016). The evolution of marketplace ministry: An exploratory study of strategies used in business evangelism. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 8(1), 6-22.
    • Beckwith, A. L., Carter, D. R., & Peters, T. (2016). The underrepresentation of African American women in executive leadership: What's getting in the way? Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 7(4), 115-134.
    • Beckwith, L. (2016). A Christian vision of the marketplace. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 7(3), 17-23.

    Listen to the chapel message here

    Wednesday, January 04, 2017

    Featured Author: Laura Wood

    Laura McKillip Wood, Registrar at Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University (as of January 2017), writes a regular column about missions in The Lookout magazine.

    Laura also writes a thoughtful blog on the same topic called, Something Complete and Great. Check it out!

    Image from http://www.lookoutmag.com/subscribe-now/

    The Lookout began publication in 1888 and has been one of the flagship publications of Standard Publishing along with the Christian Standard to the present.

    "The Lookout serves the local church by promoting Christian education and Christian living" with a circulation of about 40,000.

    Individuals may subscribe to digital or print editions of The Lookout magazine. It is available only in print at the Darling Library in Fullerton as well as the Swedburg Library in Papillion.

    Laura is married to Dr. Andrew Wood, Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at Nebraska Christian.

    Wednesday, November 09, 2016

    Featured Author: Brady Heiner

    Photo from Dr. Heiner's CSUF faculty profile page 
    Brady Heiner, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. His research and teaching engages broadly in the humanities with specialization in critical social and legal theory, political theory, feminist philosophy, continental philosophy, and critical philosophy of race.

    His work has been published in anthologies such as Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration (Fordham University Press, 2015) and States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons (Palgrave, 2002), as well as journal such as Philosophy & Social Criticism, Radical Philosophy Review, Continental Philosophy Review, Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Social Justice and City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action.

    Heiner is also a founding member of the statewide steering committee of CSU Project Rebound and the Director of Project Rebound at Cal State Fullerton, a program that supports the formerly incarcerated on their journey through successful reintegration in a college setting.

    Dr. Heiner will deliver a lecture on campus at Hope International University's Center for Public Leadership. The Center for Public Leadership invites experts in the fields of social justice, politics, theology, or international relations to help students find creative ways to address the world’s biggest problems.

    Hope International University's

    Distinguished Lecture:
    Dr. Brady Heiner
    California State University, Fullerton
    "Should Prisons be Abolished?"

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Room 205

    For more information, contact Dr. Roberto Sirvent.