When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself:
With a new foreword by David Platt, two new chapters and a final word on how to help without hurting, this expanded edition of When Helping Hurts creates a new paradigm for partnership by asking Christians to declare and demonstrate among people who are poor that Jesus Christ is making all things new.
While this book exposes past and current development efforts that churches have engaged in which unintentionally undermine the people they’re trying to help, its central point is to provide proven strategies that challenge Christians to help the poor empower themselves. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts catalyzes the idea that sustainable change for people living in poverty comes not from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.
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LOGAN, UT – Utah State University hosts the jazz ensemble “Evening in Brazil” Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the USU Performance Hall at the Logan campus.
Professor of engineering at USU Christopher Neale and several others perform together as the jazz group “Evening in Brazil” and specialize in the music of Brazil’s bossa nova movement. Bossa nova is a style of jazz music which draws together diverse, syncopated rhythms and offers an alternative to the traditional samba rhythm.
Works performed in the concert include a number of classic works by Antônio Carlos Jobim and other contemporary Brazilian composers. Brazilian-style dancers from The Baianas de Logan will be a part of the program, dancing in the traditional apparel of Bahia.
The evening’s music explores different regional rhythms of Brazil. One of the themes of the performance is the regional rhythms from the Brazilian state Bahia, music that guest percussionist Marcus Santos specializes in.
Santos is a native of Salvador, the capital of Bahia. He has studied the Afro-Brazilian music and heritage of Bahia and works as the artistic director of drumming groups in six states in the United States. Santos has performed internationally, and the Brazilian Immigrant Center honored him with the “Outstanding Arts Performer” award in 2008.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for USU students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at the CCA Box Office located in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, online at the Caine College of the Arts website (arts.usu.edu) or by calling 435-797-8022.
Written by Frank Zang |
We all love a good story. English teacher and author Clay Morgan explains the background, evolution and context of storytelling in this week’s Beyond the Blue podcast, “The Power of Story.” This presentation is an example of a Foundational Studies course that he is teaching this fall.
Listeners can access the website featuring a series of faculty podcasts at BeyondtheBlue.BoiseState.edu or go directly to Morgan’s presentation. Visitors can download all podcasts and subscribe to receive automatic downloads of new content whenever they open iTunes.
In this podcast, Morgan addresses questions about what story is. Are we born with story instincts, in the way we have instincts for language? Is story necessary for us to be truly human? Morgan proposes that story simulates human life, inside the human mind, by engaging the senses, triggering emotions and creating awareness of consequence and meaning. Story is shared, experiential, chronological thinking. It is the most primal, the most powerful and the most subtle system of logic, persuasion and communication. Story is how humans inhabit time, how cultures and individuals remember, and how we plan and dream.
Morgan is a charter member of the faculty in the Foundational Studies Program. He also coordinates Boise State’s Story Initiative and co-founded Story Story Night, the monthly storytelling evening in downtown Boise. Morgan has published seven books, including the novel “Santiago and the Drinking Party,” the young adult novel “The Boy Who Spoke Dog,” and written NASA’s official history of Shuttle-Mir, which earned him NASA’s Public Service Medal for exceptional contributions to the mission of NASA. He was the first writer to win the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
This podcast is part of a series of presentations related to Boise State’s Foundational Studies Program. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Martin Schimpf provides an introduction to the new general education program that focuses on essential learning and shared experiences. The Foundational Studies Program begins in fall 2012 and features an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on problem solving, communication, innovation and teamwork, ethics and diversity, and disciplinary outcomes. Upcoming podcast topics will be from faculty members on sample Foundational Studies Program classes.
The Beyond the Blue website has been developed to showcase the expertise and innovative spirit that exists in many fields at Boise State. Known for its unique blue turf and nationally ranked football program, Boise State is demonstrating creativity beyond the blue in faculty podcasts intended to introduce a variety of topics to casual listeners.
New faculty podcasts are being added on a regular basis, including:
- Peter Mullner, Invention and Discovery
- Tony Roark, New Essentials in Higher Ed
- Juliette Tinker, Truth about Vaccines
- Greg Hill, Immigration
- Sarah Toevs, Aging in America
- Amy Moll, Living in a Materials World
- Jeff Wilhelm, Let Them Read Trash
- Hans-Peter Marshall, Researching Snow
- Nancy Napier, Creativity and Innovation
- Scott Yenor, Marriage and Modern Thought
- Heidi Reeder, Attraction in Male-Female Friendship
- Michelle Sabick, Joint Replacement
- Jonathan Brendefur, Mathematical Minds
- Troy Rohn, Alzheimer’s Disease
- Gary Moncrief, Congressional Redistricting
- Evelyn Johnson, Learning Disabilities
- Will Hughes, DNA Nanotechnology
- John Gardner, Energy Efficiency
- Cheryl Jorcyk, Breast Cancer
- Mitch Wieland, Creative Writing
- Cindy Clark, Civility in Nursing
- John Freemuth, Public Lands
- Greg Hampikian, DNA Forensics
- Shelton Woods, Rise of China
- Jill Gill, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Brian Greber, America’s Economic Policy
The website contains bonus video and editorial content about the university, including its growth, research initiatives and student life. A related collection of faculty interviews also is accessible from the Reader’s Corner radio show hosted by Boise State President Bob Kustra on Boise State Public Radio.
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Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others (Thrift Edition)
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The Insiders’ Guide to Boise and Sun Valley
Idaho’s capital is a small city with big hometown feeling. Longtime Boise residents Anderson and Rose show you how to have the time of your life in “The City of Trees” with detailed descriptions and pricing guidelines on the quaint shops and galleries, gold-mining museums, ski resorts, train tours, micro-breweries, riverside dining and much more. And for those planning a move to Boise, chapters on real estate, worship, schools, retirement and others allow newcomers to feel at home with a flip of a page.
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Idaho’s capital is a small city with big hometown feeling. Longtime Boise residents Anderson and Rose show you how to have the time of your life in The City of Trees with detailed descriptions and pricing guidelines on the quaint shops and galleries, gold-mining museums, ski resorts, train tours, micro-breweries, riverside dining and much more. And for those planning a move to Boise, chapters on real estate, worship, schools, retirement and others allow newcomers to feel at home with a flip of a page.