Item Aud. 2 - Staley Lecture: Dr. Beatrice Batson - October 19

aud2a.mp3 aud2b.mp3 aud2-notes.pdf

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Staley Lecture: Dr. Beatrice Batson - October 19

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 2

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 2a 28.6 MB (42 minutes)
  • audio 2b 18.3 MB (27 minutes)

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Audio 2a consists of the following recording:
Title: Dr. Beatrice Batson – The Christian Faith and the Humanities
Dr. Bernice Batson, a humanities professor from Wheaton, speaks at chapel. She believes students must understand the urgency of the responsibility of the integration of Faith, education and humanities. She believes the humanities require students to open their minds and their creativity. However, achieving understanding requires patience and work. Dr. Batson also explores the relationship between word and Word. She references Flannery O’Connor and Pete Devries. Dr. Batson believes that there is a significant relationship between the humanities and Christian faith. Both of these topics struggle with the same huge human questions. These hard questions are necessary to understand the world. This is part of a series of lectures; refer to Aud. 2a, Aud. 2b, Aud. 3a, Aud. 3b.
Audio 2b consists of the following recording:
Title: Dr. Beatrice Batson – Technology and the Humanities
Dr. Bernice Batson, a humanities professor from Wheaton, speaks at chapel. She explores the relationship between technology and the humanities. She speaks to the importance of Christian Education and the importance of following the call of God in choosing a way to live. She advocates for finding one’s true vocation. She argues that technology is numbing students to their education. Dr. Batson references “The Closing of the American Mind” by Allan Bloom in regards to the increase of ignorance and cynicism in place of careful consideration and idealism. She argues the humanities are the solution to the hollowness of the soul students struggle against. It is important to live with a trained mind. Through encountering and struggling with the Big Human Questions, a student opens his or her mind to the world. Dr. Batson references the 100th birthday of T.S. Elliot and proceeds to read from The Rock (1934). Dr Batson argues that students must take the time to wonder what it all means. She references a meeting of campus ministers in 1987 who attempt to uncover the student mind only to discover students felt powerless and fatalistic and unable to effect change on the world. She states we are plagued with a metaphysical affluence and the faculty and administrators have failed to teach students to think through problems themselves. Dr. Batson references Marshal McLuhan. Dr. Batson begins to discuss computers and robots and the importance of human discernment and interpretation. The tape cuts off suddenly. This is part of a series of lectures; refer to Aud. 2a, Aud. 2b, Aud. 3a, Aud. 3b
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See F 41 for transcript.

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Digitization Note: All files recorded from a Califone 2455AV, captured by ScenalyzerLive 4.0 and edited with Audacity 1.2.6. Recorded at 44.1kHz @ 16-bit resolution via Canopus ADVC110, in .wav format by Aaron Martens, TWU AV Asst, between May 2007 and June 2009.

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AV Assistant's digitization notes: Aud 2a almost 7 minutes trailing silence cut; Aud 2b almost 5 minutes trailing silence cut

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Student Assistant's note: Converted from .wav to .mp3 and/or amplified using Dexster v3.2 Copyright Softdiv Software Sdn Bhd; attributes MP3 CBR; 48kHz 320 Kbps; Channel: stereo - between September 2010 and April 2011

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In June 2012 librarian DD resized all audio files using the program Amadeus Pro; he ran a batch conversion of the files, changing them from MP3 files at a bit rate of 320kbps to MP3 files at a bit rate of 96kbps at 24kHz

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This copy is to be used solely for the purpose of research or private study; any use of the copy for a purpose other than research or private study may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question

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March 11, 2005<br/>October 25, 2012<br/>Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:34:25 PM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, May 11, 2012 4:08:40 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, January 05, 2012 1:43:54 PM by Elizabeth.Kreiter<br/>Saturday, December 18, 2010 2:31:55 PM by sylvias<br/>Saturday, December 18, 2010 2:26:44 PM by sylvias<br/>Thursday, November 04, 2010 4:07:43 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, November 03, 2010 4:47:07 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, November 03, 2010 4:41:41 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, November 03, 2010 4:37:32 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, October 30, 2010 4:56:34 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, March 02, 2006 3:35:16 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:45:47 AM by M. Kelly<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:13:39 AM by M. Kelly<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:03:22 AM by M. Kelly<br/>Friday, March 11, 2005 4:58:20 PM by M. Kelly<br/>Friday, March 11, 2005 4:37:53 PM by M. Kelly<br/>2005 M. Kelly

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