Category: Honors Program News

When Image is Everything: The Vice of Vainglory

Dr. Rebecca DeYoung visits Asbury University On Tuesday, Sept 13th, Calvin University Philosophy Professor, Dr. Rebecca DeYoung, spoke to a packed room of students about the vice of vainglory. Here is a handout of the topics covered. This presentation comes from her work on recovering the medieval understanding of the vices and the virtues. Two of her books on this topic include: “Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies” and “Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice.” Dr. DeYoung helped us understand that vainglory is different from pride, although oftentimes they come as a pair. Vainglory is

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Theism and Science: A Conversation with Dr. John Lennox

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 7 p.m. — Miller Screening Room Unfortunately, due to a recent health-related issue, Dr. Lennox had to cancel his September trip to North America. The Asbury’s Honors Program, however, has arranged to go to him in his hometown of Oxford, England. There Dr. Paul Nesselroade, Director of the Asbury University Honors Program, will have a conversation with Dr. Lennox about the relationship between theism and science. Join in to watch the interview (Theism and Science, Dr. John Lennox) as it is streamed on Thursday evening, September 8th, at 7pm EST. John Lennox is Emeritus Professor of

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Dr. John Lennox to Visit Campus in September

Honors Program Announces Exciting Lineup of Fall Semester Speaker This article is reposted with permission from the Asbury University website. (https://www.asbury.edu/life/news-events/news/2022/07/28/dr-john-lennox/) This fall, the Asbury University Honors Program (AUHP) welcomes three notable speakers in their Colloquium Speaker Series: Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Rebecca DeYoung, and Pierre Sauvage. Dr. Paul Nesselroade, director of AUHP and chair of Asbury’s Psychology Department, noted that the Lennox discussion at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, kicks off the series and is the first large event scheduled for the university’s new Walt and Rowena Shaw Collaborative Learning Center (Shaw CLC). Lennox is Emeritus Professor of

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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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