Phoenix’s new city manager all about service – Ed Zuercher ’87
In many respects, Ed Zuercher is Phoenix’s everyman, a 48-year-old father who begins his days helping shuttle his two teenage daughters to school and ends them working out at the downtown YMCA or watching “The Walking Dead.” In between is simply the business of running America’s sixth-largest city.
Rachel Ries’ Album Reflects Her Urban-Rural Split – NPR
Naturals introduce Benjamin Kelly ’12 as new “Voice of the Naturals”
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced the hiring of Benjamin Kelly today as the new "Voice of the Naturals". Kelly, taking over for Steven Davis this year, will become the second radio broadcaster in franchise history.
When Facebook is the new daily moral reference – Sojourners Magazine
In a country where 79 percent of adults claim some sort of religious affiliation, less than a quarter of that number statistically reads their religious text daily. Historically the term “People of the Book” has referred to the Jewish people and their reverence for the Torah, their holy law. Perhaps those of us in the U.S. should call ourselves “the people of Facebook.”
Formerly Amish: Naomi Kramer ’12 featured in PBS American Experience documentary
J. Sider named to Forbes “30 under 30” for third year in a row
Judy Clemens ’91 pens a new ‘Stella’ novel
Malinda Berry ’96 and Janna Hunter-Bowman ’00 named new professors at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary has appointed two new faculty members, Malinda Berry, PhD, to begin in summer 2014; and Janna Hunter-Bowman, PhD candidate, to begin in summer 2015.
An Unexpected Audience with Pope Francis – Chad Bauman ’95
Chad Bauman '95 was granted a visit with Pope Francis during a Christianity and Freedom Conference sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project, in Rome.