Viva La Library (The Information Literacy Song)

I was looking recently for an amusing song to convey key points about information literacy to students. Since I didn’t find something that was in a style I could relate to, I made this. It is goofy, but it’s supposed to me. Hope you enjoy it! Lyrics: Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song) I [Read More...]

Escape

Today is the last day of classes at Butler University for this academic year. And so this song by Journey seemed appropriate. The title track off the famous album Escape which featured some of the band’s biggest hits like “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Who’s Crying Now?”, it is one of my favorite Journey songs, and [Read More...]

Oh, So That’s Why!

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Conservative Evangelicalism and Academic Freedom

In a blog post today, Pete Enns asked whether an Evangelical institution of higher education can be truly academic and committed to academic freedom. It is an issue that has been garnering a lot of attention, particularly in connection with the administration at Emmanuel Seminary's effort to get Christopher Rollston to leave – a situation [Read More...]

Is Religious Studies a Useless Degree?

Scot McKnight shared a link to a Yahoo! News item which listed five “useless” and five supposedly better alternative degrees. The data behind the story seems to be bogus. A quick glance at online surveys of alumni indicates that the matter is, at least, more complex. One survey indicates more business majors unemployed than religion [Read More...]

The New Mindset List

The “Mindset List” for freshmen starting college or university this year (2012, and thus set to graduate as the class of 2016) has been posted¬†(HT Inside Higher Ed). That’s the list of things which have always or never been the case for these students, and which those of us significantly older than them may find [Read More...]

If I Had One Hour To Live…

As many of us prepare to teach again, professors are thinking already about how students will evaluate their courses. Here’s what one student wrote on an evaluation form, about what they’d do ¬†if they had just one hour left to live: HT The Mills River Progressive [Read more...]