Steven Gist (USA)

LCU to Host Women in Leadership Conference Oct. 29

October 13, 2010 1 Comment

On October 29, Lubbock Christian University (LCU) will host the Women in Leadership Conference (WILC).  The Conference features presentations from four LCU alumnae who hold positions of leadership in the fields of finance, health care and education. More details are available on the LCU website.

Women in Leadership Conference

Women in Leadership Conference

Spring Arbor Professor Coauthors 2nd Book With Tony Campolo

October 12, 2010 0 Comments

Spring Arbor University communication professor, Mary Darling and Tony Campolo recently published a book titled, Connecting like Jesus: Practices for healing, teaching and preaching. This is the second book coauthored by this team of writers. Their first collaboration, The God of Intimacy and Action: Reconnecting Ancient Spiritual Practices, Evangelism, and Justice, was published in 2007.  Read more about this book and these authors in the news and events section of the Spring Arbor University website.

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Dr. Jhin Named 2010 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year at Lipscomb

April 12, 2010 0 Comments

Each year, all of our partner universities choose a distinguished alumus or alumna to honor.  This year, Dr. Paul Kyo Jhin was the recipient of Lipscomb’s Outstanding Alumni Award.  I’ve been following our partner universities’ awards this year, and this one, in particular, caught my attention.  I think this is due to the fact that Dr. Jhin has dedicated his life to serving young people both nationally and internationally.  This is seen most clearly in his work in organizations such as the Peace Corps, District of Columbia Public School System and the United Nations.  Please take time to follow the links below and read both of Lipscomb’s news releases about this inspiring individual.

Dr. Paul Jhin leads United Nations initiative to improve educational opportunities

Jhin named 2010 Alumnus of the Year

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Union Officially Opens New Student Commons

February 2, 2010 0 Comments

Union University officially opens the newly completed Bowld Student Commons with a grand opening celebration.  Bowld Commons is a 30,000 square foot (2,800 square meter) facility  with apartments for two residence directors, a large multi-purpose room, three classrooms, two kitchens, game room, conference rooms, piano room, band practice room, TV rooms and gathering areas, outdoor built-in grills and outdoor patio space on both the first and second floors.

Bowld Student Commons is a great example of the commitment ELI 360 partner universities have made to provide students with modern facilities that enhance learning, as well as the student-life experience.

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Lipscomb Dean Recognized for Leadership in Ethics

January 25, 2010 0 Comments

Turney Stevens

Turney Stevens

Turney Stevens, Dean of the College of Business at Lipscomb University was recently named one of 2009’s Most Influential People in Business Ethics by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the advancement of best practices in business ethics.

Stevens was recognized along with leaders such as Bill Gates, Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke and United States President Barak Obama.

Read the full story here.

See the full list of those recognized by the Ethisphere Institute here.

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Outstanding Teaching and a Passion for Mentoring

October 28, 2009 0 Comments

DrOConnelProfessors at ELI 360 partner universities are not only some of the best professionals and academics in their discipline, they are also excellent mentors and role models for students.  A great example of this is Dr. Janelle K. O’Connell, Department Head and Professor of Physical Therapy at Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in Abilene, Texas.  She was recently recognized as the most outstanding physical therapy educator in the state of Texas at the annual conference of the Texas Physical Therapy Association held in Austin. …read more

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What Google is Looking for in an Employee

October 22, 2009 0 Comments

logoOn a recent plane ride, I sat by a young man who has been working for Google for four years as a product strategist.  We had an interesting conversation about his education and work at Google.  As part of our conversation, he talked about the nature of 21st century jobs and the type of education that might best prepare a young person for those jobs. …read more

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Leadership Studies Program at HSU

September 23, 2009 0 Comments


When I talk with faculty and staff at our partner universities, I always ask the question, “In what ways are you intentional about providing your students opportunities for leadership and character development?”.  Yesterday, when I asked this question during a visit to Hardin-Simmons University, I learned about an impressive and unique program they offer called the Leadership Studies Program.  …read more

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ACU Spotlight on Jason Huang

September 3, 2009 0 Comments

JasonHuangthumbAbilene Christian University (ACU) recently posted a story about Jason Huang on its website as part of an ongoing Spotlight series.  Jason is an outstanding young man who ELI 360 first placed at Abilene Christian High School and then at ACU.  Both of these institutions provide opportunities for leadership development, character building and intellectual growth.  Jason has made the most of these opportunities, and it has been a pleasure for all of us at ELI 360 to watch him grow and mature as a result.  We wish Jason continued success and look forward to hearing about the good things he will continue to do.  You can read the full story here.

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Joining ELI 360

July 30, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve been working with ELI 360 for a month now, and I’m excited to be a part of this talented team of people.  It’s rewarding to work at an organization that serves people by connecting them with opportunities for academic, professional and personal development.  One of the highlights of my five years as a director of international student recruiting at Abilene Christian University (ACU) was the opportunity to develop relationships with international students and their families, and witness the transformation these students made into young men and women of character who were prepared to change the world.  It was also rewarding to see the positive impact these students made in the lives of faculty, staff and their fellow students.  As I embark on this new adventure at ELI 360, I look forward to the chance to serve even more families and educational institutions, and to witness many more lives being changed.

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