Demonstrating a significant Houghton value of lifelong learning, our Houghton College faculty members continue to research, speak and travel the world throughout the summer months. These experiences inevitably carry over into the classroom, providing students with a richer context and our professors with invaluable hands-on experiences in their academic fields. Here is a quick snapshot of some of the exciting things our professors are doing this summer:
Music: David Davies will be attending the College Music Society International Conference in Argentina, at which one of his compositions will be performed.
Mathematics & Science: Jun-Koo Park will continue his participation in Project NExT, a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences that addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, participating in professional activities and developing a network of peers and mentors.
Mark Yuly will travel to Japan as an invited participant in the CCCU faculty seminar, “Nuclear Weapons and Our Globalizing Century: A Multidisciplinary Challenge for the Christian Academy.”
Dr. Yuly will also attend the 20th International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications in Vancouver BC, Canada, as an invited speaker.
Intercultural Studies: Ndunge Kiiti will travel to Brazil to attend the Calvin College Nagel Institute’s seminar on “Evangelical Christianity and Social Change in Brazil.”
Theology: Mike Walters will lead members of the theology faculty and some departmental alumni in several activities related to revising Houghton’s ministerial curriculum.
Art: Ted Murphy will travel to Atlanta as a selected participant in the Council for Independent Colleges’ faculty seminar, “Dutch Art, Patrons, and Markets,” focused on consideration of teaching European art in context.