Category: Honors Program News

Pizza Party!

Friday evening (March 25) presented an opportunity for a little bit of mid-semester fun for the AUHP students. The gathering, which was fueled with constant access to pizza and snacks, featured a get-to-know game (with several obligatory moments of personal awkwardness), some intense Bible trivia, Blokus, The Great Dalmuti,, and the frantic-antics of repeated rounds of both Dutch Blitz and “Sardines,” all accented with the creation of a colorful drawing zoo. Here are some pics that capture just a few slices of the evening. (AUHPers, if you have a pic you’d like to add, please send it to me.) Next

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Resurrecting Eugenics: Should Only Healthy Children be Born?

A talk given by bioethicist Dr. Calum MacKellar, director of research for the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics in Edinburgh. On Thursday afternoon, Feb 10th, 2022, Dr. Calum MacKellar delivered a presentation for the Asbury University Human Dignity Lecture series entitled, Resurrecting Eugenics: Should Only Healthy Children be Born? (Please see the full video of Dr. MacKellar’s talk to the right. The password “4kh3k4m3a3MC” is required to access the video.) Dr. MacKellar’s presentation, which is easily accessible to the non-scientist, started with some basic definitions and a brief historical review of eugenics, including a recounting of significant events which occurred

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Dr. Calum MacKellar speaks at the Human Dignity Lecture Series

Here’s a brief write-up from Asbury University’s SEARCH website (reproduced by permission) on the talk given by Dr. Calum MacKellar, professional bioethicist, entitled, “Resurrecting Eugenics: Should Only Healthy Children be Born?” (A brief interview and video of his talk will be coming soon.) On February 10, the Asbury University Honors Program (AUHP) welcomed Dr. Calum MacKellar bioethicist from St. Mary’s University, London, UK to deliver a lecture titled “Resurrecting Eugenics: Should only Healthy Children Be Born?” to a packed room of students in the Kinlaw Library. The SEARCH-sponsored event was the second of a three-part lecture series on human dignity and

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Promo Video for the AUHP

If you’re looking for a brief video introduction to the Studies in Virtue and Human Value Honors Program at Asbury University, here is our latest promotional clip. (3 min) The program features a stackable tuition scholarship, study abroad stipend, support for a senior research project, and much more. Applications for the Fall ’22 start will be received until January 7th. Contact your Asbury University admissions counselor, this website, or the AUHP Director, Dr. Paul Nesselroade (paul.nesselroade@asbury.edu) for more info.

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2021 AUHP Christmas Party

Recently several of the AUHP students gathered at the Nesselroade home to reflect on the fall semester and decorate some Christmas cookies. After some discussion and debating of topics like whether Orc’s have personhood and what is the proper rescue order of different types of beings from a burning building, we started to decorate Christmas cookies…just for some relaxing fun. Well, that casual mindset did not last for long. Observations were made, opinions and evaluations were exchanged (some less than flattering), challenges issued, offenses taken, and within just a few moments a spirit of competitiveness had emerged. In no time,

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