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20 Summer 2008
“Everyone has their favorite songs; similarly we all have our favorite
parts of the Bible. GodPod is aimed at retelling the most memorable
stories of the Bible in a contemporary setting. I want them to hear
theses ancient stories with fresh ears,” said Tamerius.
Each week at the university’s chapel service, Tamerius takes a
famous story from the Bible and retells it. Then he discusses how
it relates to today in music, movies, poetry and television.
The idea of GodPod began in late December during a trip to
the Cotton Bowl Tamerius took with his father. For the drive, they
brought along an iPod with 22 hours of music from 1955 to 2007.
He realized the Bible really wasn’t much different from their playlist.
He explained, “In chapel, we ‘listen’ to some of the greatest hits
of the Bible, the stories which have stayed alive through the ages,
capturing the imagination of many and stretching the landscape of
the mind and heart… stories such as Jacob’s all-nighter, Joseph’s
series of tragic and unfortunate events, David’s spring fing,
the beauty queen’s quick wit and the prodigal son’s road trip.
Additionally, we consider how our own stories connect with those
that have been passed down.”
Cake Decoration Contest Held to
Support Make-a-Wish Foundation
During spring semester, members
of Chi Omega women’s fraternity
hosted a cake decorating
competition to raise money for the
Make-a-Wish Foundation. Through
this and other activities, the Chi
Omegas raised nearly $1,700
in donations.
Ten groups entered the cake-
decorating contest. Two Make-
A-Wish participants—Delaney
Gralike, 10, of Columbia and
Madison Noblett, 5, of Jefferson
City—helped judge the cakes
based on theme, aesthetics
and taste.
Gralike has cystic fbrosis and
is in the process of deciding what her wish will be. Noblett has
Ullrich muscular dystrophy. She will be going to Discovery Cove
in Orlando, Fla., in June to swim with the dolphins and go to the
beach.
Botton left: Co-chairs Amanda Newton (left) of Los Angeles, Calif.,
and Nicole DeWoskin of Chesterfeld, Mo., help Madison Noblett,
5, and Delaney Gralike, 10, judge the large William Woods Owl
cake submitted by Delta Gamma sorority in Chi Omega’s
Make-A-Wish cake-decorating contest.
Hageman Named Distinguished Professor
Stephen Hageman, instructor of
history, received this year’s Louis
D. Beaumont Dad’s Association
Distinguished Professor Award
for Excellence in Teaching.
The award carries an honorarium
and is given annually to a faculty
member who has displayed
dedication to teaching. Hageman
is in his second year of teaching
at WWU.
He received his bachelor of arts
degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and is a Ph.D.
candidate at the University of Illinois. He has taught at the University
of Illinois and Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa.
He is affliated with Phi Alpha Theta, a history honor society,
and Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society, as well as the
American Historical Association, the Organization of American
Historians, the Labor and Working Class History Association and
the American Studies Association.
He was the recipient of the Louisville Institute for the Study of
American Religion Dissertation Fellow at the University of Illinois
in 2004-2005, and the John G. and Evelyn Hartman Heiligenstein
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2001
and 2004.