Monthly Archives: December 2006

43 posts

33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names – Words – Book of Lists – Canongate Home

Excellent. 33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names – Words – Book of Lists – Canongate Home For example: 1 AGLET – The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace. 2 ARMSAYE – The armhole in clothing. 3 CHANKING – Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits. 4 COLUMELLA NASI – The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils. 5 DRAGÉES – Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, […]

Christian Rocks

From the Schreyer Student Blog Adam has posted his project. My final project for my video production class. Christian Rocks On the top right of the page, the movie called “Christian Rocks” should be in the little media player… but i shouldn’t have to explain that because we’re honors kids right? And if you can’t figure it out… click here A profile of Eric Sauder, guitarist in the worship band Pulse (Via Students @ Schreyer […]

Latest Podcast – Jason O

Today I recorded the last Schreyer Stammtisch of Fall 06 for the Schreyer Honors College. I interviewed Jason Olcese, a senior majoring in Psychology and graduating next week. Jason is also an accomplished musician who released an album for his honors thesis. (Buy it here!) Below are two files, “Harriet’s Song” is the song that Jason played for us (world premiere!) live. The rest of the interview has his songs peppered throughout. I think it […]

Ralph Calls for an Atheist-Liberal Grudge Match

Sort of. No, really, I couldn’t have said it better myself, so I won’t. Atheists vs. Liberals Heave an egg outside a Pullman window anywhere in the United States today, and you will probably hit an atheist. In fact, I hope you do. There is a new prominence of what I term, drawing on my theological training, Mean Atheism. I refer to such writers as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, who are taking the old […]

Jesus on the Syllabus

What do you all make of this post on the Chronicle of Higher Ed forum? I will give me 2¢ right up front. I would not (and do not think it is appropriate) include one’s religious convictions on a syllabus. It certainly isn’t relevant to Accounting (the faculty member’s discipline). But this person’s reaction (“HORROR”) at seeing her colleague’s statement of faith on the syllabus and her insistence that he must therefore be a “Christian […]

Podcasting presentations

This looks very promising. Podcasting presentations ProfCast lets you record and publish your Keynote and PowerPoint presentations (Via Mac Gems Weblog.) From the ProfCast website: ProfCast is a versatile, powerful, yet very simple to use tool for recording lectures including PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides for creating enhanced podcasts. ProfCast provides a low cost solution for recording and distributing lectures, special events, and presentations as podcasts. ProfCast offers an integrated workflow that makes creating, recording, and […]

SBL Call for Papers – Aramaic Studies

The call for papers for SBL and SBL International is now available. The Aramaic Studies session will have two open sessions, one focusing upon Aramaic from the Dead Sea Scrolls 2007 SBL Annual Meeting Call for Papers The 2007 Annual Meeting Call for Papers is available on the SBL website, or click here to go directly to the Call: Annual Meeting Call Deadline for paper proposals: March 1 (the Call closes at midnight February 28th). […]

Converters Coming! Free and (Fairly) Fast.

I meant to post this last week, but the trip got in the way. For those wondering about the need for (and lack of) Mac Office converters once the new Windows version of Office comes out: Converters Coming! Free and (Fairly) Fast. There’s been some pretty alarmist news stories this morning (; CrunchGear) about file format converters and Office for Mac. Because some of these stories seem designed more to inflame than inform, I want […]