|A Message from the Dean
We proudly send you the first installment of our biannual e-magazine, The Lamp. In these e-magazines, we will showcase the exciting, edifying and scholarly activities of our faculty, programs, students and alumni.
In this edition, we present Jim Ginther of the Center for Digital Theology. This center creates multimedia projects, web-based databases and electronic resources that preserve and give access to historical artifacts and significant theological texts. Utilizing the center's resources, one could read original medieval texts that are otherwise inaccessible or virtually tour a medieval church.
Michael Barber, S.J. Photo by Chad Williams
In addition, we share with you an interview with Travis Threats, chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Threats explains his department's clinic and research, which seek to remedy hearing and speech disorders, like that of King George VI in the "The King's Speech." Our clinic recently treated a client whose brain injury had deprived him of any usable speech or ability to comprehend spoken language until our therapists enabled him to resume full conversations and acquire his driver's license.
Finally, we will hear from a graduating student, Courtney Anvender, and an alumnus, Michael Rozier, S.J., both past presidents of the Student Government Association and both models of the Jesuit mission. In fact, all our stories capture ways in which the mission of the College and University is realized in efforts to preserve and transmit the riches of faith, to help people recover their God-given gifts to speak, hear and engage fully with others, and, finally, to transform our world into a home for everyone.
I welcome your reactions. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Barber, S.J.