DBU's Student Government Association Hosts Annual Listen Event

Listen SGA

Every spring, DBU's Student Government Association provides selected students with the opportunity to present an informative, TED Talk type lecture focused on their specific field of interest.

This year, student speakers led discussions on "The Holistic Approach to Raising up Leaders in Production," "Politics for the Impoverished and Marginalized," "Speak Freedom: Speak up for Religious Freedom," and "Created to Worship." Through each discussion, student speakers displayed a passion for their area of interest, captivating the audience with a thorough, well-informed presentation.

"I have had the opportunity to be a part of Listen for two years now, and both years we had engaging topics with educated speakers," shared Anna Catherine Bradley, Vice President of DBU's Student Government Association. "I admire the students who spoke this year because they carried a genuine love for their field of interest, and you could see their passion throughout their presentations."

One of this year's speakers, DBU sophomore Landon Wolfe, discussed the meaning of worship. As a Christian Studies major with an emphasis in Music Ministry, Wolfe provided additional insight from his own individual worship experiences.

"I was at a concert venue for a show about a month ago and between the lawn and the venue itself were these pillars placed every 20 feet," explained Wolfe. "This reminded me that many times when I don't feel like worshipping, I am too distracted by the pillars of insecurity, shame, fear, and guilt to see God and all that He has done. God is calling us past those pillars to focus on Him and to leave the things of this world behind us."

Another speaker, Kellie Borque, presented attendees with the ways in which leaders are cultivated through the production world. As Senior Producer in the Broadcast Department, Borque's discussion provided both a clear illustration of leadership and a challenge to initiate the process of growing the next generation of strong leaders.

"Ask big questions," Borque encouraged. "Do your own research in your field; ask a professor to take you under their wing. Take initiative no matter where you are. Constantly challenge yourself in what you can learn and do. Pursue everything you do with excellence, all for the glory of the Lord."

Written by Faith Myers

Faith Myers is a member of University Communications at Dallas Baptist University.