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