Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground [Continue Reading…]

Davis to Graduates: Love God

Davis to Graduates: Love God

See Graduation photo galleries here John Davis asked the Class of 2012 to consider the most important lesson they have learned at Maranatha, then speculated as to their answers. Nursing students, Davis guessed, might say performing an emergency tracheotomy; for teacher education majors, classroom management; for business majors, investment strategies; for biblical studies majors, proper [Continue Reading…]

Retiring Barbara Hershberger Loves Literature, Literacy

Retiring Barbara Hershberger Loves Literature, Literacy

As she prepares to retire after this semester, Barbara Hershberger reflects on the many books she has acquired. “I love all my courses—especially my literacy classes,” Hershberger says. “And how can you teach literacy without books?” Hershberger, currently part-time faculty, teaches four literacy courses. Her favorite is Children’s Literature. “My favorite children’s book is Johnny [Continue Reading…]

Maranatha’s New Teacher Education Scholarship

Maranatha’s New Teacher Education Scholarship

We have great news for future educators: Maranatha’s new Teacher Education Scholarship! Students could receive as much as $7,000 per year when the Teacher Education Scholarship and potential Pell Grant are combined. Our Teacher Education program is second to none among Christian colleges. We have been training Christian educators for more than 40 years and [Continue Reading…]

Davis Spotlighted in BrightWork Webinar

Davis Spotlighted in BrightWork Webinar

Dr. Matt Davis can construct a new Academic Quality Improvement Project web page in about three minutes. He admits it wasn’t always like this. “One year ago, I didn’t know anything about SharePoint,” Davis said. “I became a SharePoint guru overnight—or at least that’s what some people on campus think.” Maranatha’s Executive Vice President was [Continue Reading…]

Teacher Education Department Hosts Summit

Teacher Education Department Hosts Summit

Educators from around south central Wisconsin traveled to Maranatha’s campus Oct. 17 when the College’s Teacher Education Department hosted the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Summit. The guest speaker was Curt Mould, Assessment and Data Coordinator and Response to Intervention Coach for the Watertown School district. Mould addressed behavior and discipline research and practical ways [Continue Reading…]

Maranatha Adds Master’s in Church Music Program

Maranatha Adds Master’s in Church Music Program

Carl Conrad wanted to learn more about the Lord as well as music. “I needed more theology to prepare me for future ministry,” said Conrad, a 2011 Maranatha graduate who will enroll this fall in Maranatha Baptist Seminary’s new Master of Arts in Church Music degree program. “I am thankful that the Lord led me [Continue Reading…]

Academic Offerings: More Than You Expect

Academic Offerings: More Than You Expect

Maranatha’s mission is to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.” How does Maranatha go about accomplishing this mission? The spectrum of answers is probably “more than you expect.” Maranatha still produces pastors, missionaries, music ministers, youth pastors, and other workers for full time vocational [Continue Reading…]

Lumm Named Chief Information Officer

Lumm Named Chief Information Officer

Dr. Werner Lumm has been named Chief Information Officer at Maranatha, effective immediately. Dr. Lumm has been serving as Facilities Manager since coming to the College in 2009 and has been Administrator of Maranatha Virtual Academy since 2010. He will retain those duties in this new position as well as overseeing the Information Technology office [Continue Reading…]