Wednesday’s Webisode: History as Writing

A couple of themes run through episode 10 of Past & Presence.

First, connections between history and writing. Our conversation this week considers history as a kind of literature — and also shares some advice for students seeking to improve their writing on different kinds of assignments. And our interview this week features an alumnus who has made a career of the written word: Tim Krueger ’10, publications coordinator for Christians for Biblical Equality and editor of CBE’s magazine, Mutuality.

Then the second theme is that this is the first Past & Presence that doesn’t include any of our department’s faculty (past our regular host, Prof. Chris Gehrz). In addition to Tim, alumni are represented by Eve Burlingame ’08, site coordinator of Eidem Homestead, the living history farm in Brooklyn Park, MN that we feature throughout the episode. (See a recent graduate’s account of completing an internship with Eve at Eidem.) Our writing conversation features two of our senior teaching assistants: Jacob Manning ’15 and Fletcher Warren ’15. And instead of running ads for any of our courses, we introduce students to Bethel’s Gender Studies minor (represented here by co-coordinator Sara Shady, a philosophy professor) and its Pre-Law program (this one featuring Political Science professor Fred Van Geest).

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