As the Fulbright Student Program Adviser, Dr. Serena Cosgrove is proud to announce that Seattle University is one of this year's Fulbright Program "Top Producers!" For a list of other "Top Producers," click here.
According to the Fulbright Program's website, it is "the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide." Nearly 2,000 students are awarded scholarships each year. To read more about the Fulbright Program, click here!
Recent MRC recipients include: Elizabeth Rowen (Spain), Zoe Monroe (India), Darlene Germino (Malaysia), Senay Kahsay (Ethiopia), and Sophia Sanders (Kenya). This year, Caitlin Terashima has applied for a Fulbright to El Salvador.
Megan James (BAHT, '08) was honored by Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks on October 22nd for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program.
"Megan James is the teach I always hoped my son would have," said Jocelyn Shope, who nominated James. "Your first teacher paves the way for the rest of your education. If children think school is fun in kindergarten, as my son did, then they will be excited to return the next year. I have never seen anything like Ms. James. She truly loves her job and is always will to work with parents to make school fun for her students."
As part of the recognition, Ms. James received a $1,000 for books and supplies, as well as tickets to a Seahawks home game to be recognized on-field.
You can read more about Symetra's Heroes in the Classroom program here.
In the first week of December, Rev. Dr. Daniel Peterson will be speaking at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as part of the Centre for Naturalism and Christian Semantics' consultation.
This is an international consultation of theologians who will be discussing the topic of the incarnation. Rev. Dr. Peterson will be giving a paper title, "Beyond 'Deep Incarnation': Exploring the Radical Lutheran Heritage of Complete Divine Kenosis."
Funding, including all travel expenses will be paid for by the University of Copenhagen.
On October 11th and October 31st, the sophomore B.A. in Humanities for Leadership students visited ILEAP to meet with the participants in their International Fellowship program. ILEAP, an organization based in Seattle, is dedicated to social change and renewal through value-based leadership and strong personal connections that span the globe.
Each year, iLEAP selects up to 15 grass-roots leaders from a pool of hundreds of candidates to participate in an 8 week leadership training. As part of their Leadership in Organizations class, the sophomore Leadership students were able to meet the international fellows and discuss what the fellows do in their home countries. Also explored were questions like: What does it mean to be a leader? What are the biggest challenges you have faced in your work?
For more information on iLEAP, you can visit their website at http://ileap.org
The Matteo Ricci College would like to congratulate Dr. Daniel Peterson on his ordination as a Lutheran Minister! The ordination service took place on July 28th at Mountain View Lutheran Church.
Dr. Peterson's ordination is possibly unprecedented as it is rare to call a pastor to a teaching ministry. Pastors are normally called to a specific congregation, but Dr. Peterson has been called to the Matteo Ricci College as a minister and as a teacher. This also means that Dr. Peterson has a chance to further explore ministry at Seattle University. He is looking forward to discovering how he will live out that component of his call, possibly through Campus Ministry or life as a Resident Minister on-campus.
Says Dr. Peterson, "[I] already have a sense, for me, what it means to be a teacher." He believes that patience is an integral element of teaching, whether ordained or not. This is why he feels that "it is necessary to spend so much time working with students." Through patience, Dr. Peterson believes that we can become better communicators and deeper human beings. "The call validated and encouraged me."
Once again, the Matteo Ricci College would like to commend Dr. Peterson on his ordination!
The Poverty Education Center, hosted by Matteo Ricci College and directed by Dr. Ben Curtis, was recently featured on Seattle University's online platform The Commons.
To learn more about the great work the center is doing read this feature article or visit the Poverty Education Center webpage.
The Matteo Ricci College will soon hang a copy of a famous map on its office walls created by its namesake, Matteo Ricci S.J. It will be prominently featured in the office.
Commissioned by Emperor Wanli of China in 1602, the original map put China at the center of the world, and was the first Chinese map to identify the Americas. It is currently valued around $1 million.
The map was on display for four months in 2010 at the Library of Congress before it was returned to the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota. You can read more about the map here and here.