Fall commencement ceremony set for Nov. 23

Spring Arbor University’s fall commencement is on Saturday, Nov. 23. The morning ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker Quentin Schultze. The ceremony will be held in the fieldhouse at Spring Arbor University.

Long stem roses will be sold at commencement as a fundraiser for the student entrepreneurial group Enactus. Prices are $6 for two, $16 for half a dozen, and $28 for a dozen; sales will start an hour before commencement. Available in red, yellow, pink and white. Please look for their flower table near the entrance of the fieldhouse.

For those who are unable to attend the ceremony, Spring Arbor University will live stream Commencement online at arboru.wpengine.com/livestream


Quentin J. Schultze, Ph.D.

Quentin J. Schultze is a sought-after speaker, award-winning author, highly respected news-media source, beloved teacher, and trusted mentor. His mentees hold key posts in media, government, corporations, and religious organizations. He is a professor of communication at Michigan’s Calvin College, where he holds the distinguished Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication.

A Chicago native, Dr. Schultze earned a PhD. in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign—America’s premier doctoral program in media. His scholarly publications have appeared in several dozen journals and numerous books, and he serves on the editorial boards of leading communication journals. He was an advisor to a Norwegian government-sponsored research project examining the relationship between youth-oriented media and declining populations in rural Norway. He studied the impact of evangelical broadcasting in Latin America, spending time especially in Guatemala and Costa Rica during the 1980s. He periodically teaches summers at Regent College, an international theological school in Vancouver, BC. He’s also taught courses for such schools as Drake University, Calvin Seminary, Asbury Seminary, and most recently Spring Arbor University, which awarded him the position of distinguished university professor.

He has written more than 100 articles for general-interest publications, including newspapers, magazines, and online periodicals. He produced a five-part video series on raising children in a media age, and a 12-part series that develops for Christian college and seminary educators and their students a Christian perspective on the relationship between faith and communication.

Professor Schultze’s fifteen books include Resume 101, An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, and Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age. He has received four national book awards.

Dr. Schultze has spoken at many academic conferences, a wide array of trade shows, over 60 colleges and universities, numerous civic events, and on Capitol Hill. He speaks up to 25 times annually across North America. Audiences appreciate how he serves them with wisdom, humor, and passion.

Professor Schultze has consulted for dozens of for-profit and non-profit organizations on communication-related matters. He co-founded the Web-based Gospel Communications Network, including the Bible Gateway, in the mid-1990s. He serves on the board for Baker Publishing, one of the largest religious book publishing companies in the world. He served as an expert witness for an online freedom-of-expression case that before being settled had the potential to end up with the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Schultze founded Edenridge Press, a publisher of reader-serving books in paper and digital formats (tagline: “timely books on timeless topics”). He conducts workshops on how to write Christian nonfiction trade books and get them published. He also leads teaching workshops at colleges, universities, and seminaries across North America.

Dr. Schultze is former president of the Religious Speech Communication Association, which in 2004 named him scholar of the year. In 2000 he received the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching at Calvin College.

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