Finding Compassion

Sam Matteson, Physics, University of North Texas [Jan 17, 2010]— “Purnima has lost her baby.” The words stabbed my heart. The wife of Arup, a new junior faculty member in our department, two days before delivered their first child prematurely. Now their daughter...

Our Family Ride Through the Bible

        Mark D. Geil, Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University     [December 1, 2008] — As I write these words on the 336th day of the year, I can begin to reflect on another annum of reading through the Bible, cover to cover, in order from page one to...

Marriage and the Academy

Joseph McRae Mellichamp, Emeritus Professor of Management Science The University of Alabama [Dec 7, 2008] —“I wrecked two marriages before earning tenure, and it wasn’t worth it.” A professor had come up to me several years ago, at the conclusion of a “How to...

My Favorite Professor

Peggy Huckaby Mellichamp Faculty Representative, Faculty Commons [Nov 30, 2008]— I married my best friend. Rae and I have been best friends for 52 years (48 of marriage and four years of dating) and we are looking forward to many more years answering God’s call...

The Price of Excellence

John Walkup Emeritus-Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech Faculty Representative, Faculty Commons One of the comments I frequently hear, especially at the elite research universities, is that to have a good Christian witness to colleagues, our performance, and...