WILMORE, Ky. — With a schedule of activities ranging from educational forums to the much-anticipated Highbridge Film Festival, Asbury University is primed to showcase its creative interaction with a diverse world of ideas during Engaging Culture Weekend April 18-20.
This sixth-annual event features concerts, theatrical performances, special speakers and visual-art displays both to demonstrate the talents of Asbury students and faculty and to engage with the ideas and philosophies that shape the surrounding culture.
The iPad in the hands of Dr. Sherry Powers ’77 looks just like all the other technological gadgets that have made life more interesting and convenient in recent years. However, the students and faculty in Asbury University’s School of Education are busily making this small device into a powerful tool for transforming the educational experiences of children around the state.
Dr. Mark Butler joined the faculty as assistant professor in the School of Education in 2011. In addition to teaching special education at the graduate and undergraduate level, he has served as the Associate Dean of the School of Education (2014-Present), the chair of the Department of Educational Specialties (2012-2014), and as NCATE coordinator (2012 – Present). Prior to his appointment at Asbury, he had served as a research assistant at the University of Kentucky on a Goal 3 Institute of Education Sciences grant studying the efficacy of Enhanced Anchored Instruction.
Asbury University is pleased to announce that Dr. Sherry Powers ’77 has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Education.
Asbury University is pleased to announce that Dr. Verna Lowe, a professor with 30 years of experience in the classroom and in leadership at the University, has accepted a new position as Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Asbury University kicked off its Engaging Culture Weekend on Thursday afternoon with a documentary screening hosted by the School of Education, followed by the Music Department’s annual “Sounds of Stage and Screen” concert.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday joined Asbury faculty, students and guests for a panel discussion and screening of the documentary “American Teacher.”
Asbury University’s fifth annual Engaging Culture Weekend will feature workshops, films, music and art designed to challenge assumptions and spark new conversations on April 19-21.