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Effective Student Advising

Effective Student Advising

“This month’s video emphasizes the importance of academic advising and taking the time to truly listen to students.” -- Dr. Randy Richards ; Dr. E. Randolph Richards is the Provost/Chief Academic Officer of Palm Beach Atlantic University.; He also teaches Biblical Studies, is a former missionary

Advertising: How it Speaks Out of Both Sides of Its Mouth

Advertising: How it Speaks Out of Both Sides of Its Mouth

Photo courtesy of slate.com Dr. Alex Wainer, professor of communication and media studies The recent kerfuffle over several Super Bowl ads is a reminder that in a media world that runs on advertising, a marketing strategy can sometimes go bad. Specifically, the Ram pickup truck ad featuring a

The Beauty of the Truth

The Beauty of the Truth

Dr. Alex Wainer, professor of communication and media studies If you are in any way tuned in to social media, or other media channels, you know of the fast and furious nature of 21st century communications.;;It seems controversy stalks every area of public life.;;It’s not just politics, with Tweet

The Wasteful (Prodigal) Son

The Wasteful (Prodigal) Son

“One of the core convictions at PBA is that God gives us different talents and abilities to use for His Kingdom. Our faculty are living examples of radically different talents and abilities all used for the Kingdom. This month’s blog is a meditation on the prodigal son and wasting those gifts God

The Stories We Tell Ourselves - and Others

The Stories We Tell Ourselves - and Others

Author of this blog post, Dr. Alex Wainer From time to time I will be blogging; on things related to faith and popular culture—and by popular culture, things in television, film, the internet and indeed, culture generally, as it’s harder than ever to see the boundaries. Casual reading, watching

Richards: Yes, Faith Can Move 'Mountains'

Richards: Yes, Faith Can Move 'Mountains'

Dr. Randy Richards As we enter a new semester, I’m more aware than ever of the difficulties that many of us face – both faculty and students alike. Perhaps these ‘mountains’ are opportunities for us to see God work.; We all know well the statement by Jesus: For truly I tell you, if you have

How to Foster Greater Student Engagement

How to Foster Greater Student Engagement

This month's video continues our theme of student engagement. Again, we've asked three masters of their craft how and why they create an engaged classroom.;--;Dr. E. Randolph Richards, Provost/Chief Academic Officer ; ;

What Makes An Engaged Classroom?

What Makes An Engaged Classroom?

At PBA we take seriously the strong classroom connection between faculty and students. In fact, we believe that it is a hallmark of the best education. Each year, the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching is given to the faculty member who exemplifies this type of engagement. It

Mary and Martha (Lk 10:38-42)

Mary and Martha (Lk 10:38-42)

As we near the Holiday season, our schedules often fill to the point of bursting. These busy times are often quite stressful for students and coworkers, and they’ll often give us subtle clues about how they’re doing. In this blog, I encourage you to consider with me the ministry of presence and

Three Important Factors in Teaching Success

Three Important Factors in Teaching Success

In this video, PBA's Dr. Stephanie Bennett discusses the importance of community, humility;and silence for teachers to embrace. Dr. Bennett;currently serves as Fellow for Student Engagement in our Center for Teaching Excellence. ;