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7X7 Challenge Returns On April 7

MNU’s exciting 7X7 Challenge is back April 7, at 7:07 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center. Watch then vote for your favorite presenter when 7 MNU professors each give 7-minute presentations. Enjoy 7 Masterfully presented topics then you decide who wins “The Golden Brain!” The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. 

“Last year’s 7X7 was entertaining, enlightening and interactive,” says host Lisa Wallentine, associate professor of business, who with co-host Dr. Mark Hayse, professor of Christian Education, will keep the evening moving while entertaining the crowd between the following presentations:

Dr. Tyler Blake, professor of English
Lessons from the Pioneer Trail, exploring the similarities of the journeys of the original Pioneers and first-time college students.

Dr. Randy Cloud, chair, Department of Christian Ministry and Formation
Philoarchaeology: Two Men Who Refuse to Die, retracing the role of philosophers Plato and Aristotle and how their views continue to influence the way we think about the world.

Chris Crawford, assistant professor and clinical education coordinator for athletic training
Highly Stimulating: High Fidelity Simulation in Athletic Training Education creating a new level of realism in educating trainers.

Dr. Abby Hodges, associate professor of chemistry
Creativity and Precision in Protein Folding, uses Legos to demonstrate her topic on the differences between normal and disease-causing proteins.

Dr. Cynthia Peterson, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
What Is the Goal of Communication? Dr. Peterson wonders what God was thinking when He gave us the ability to create language.

Dr. Kelvin St. John
Holding God Close through Technology: A Prayer Challenge. Could technology actually draw us closer to God?

Dr. Karen Wiegman, associate dean, School of Nursing
Sympathy or Empathy? The importance of knowing the difference and teaching empathy to nursing students.

 

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