Trinity Broadcasting Network's "Joy in Our Town" Features CCU Faculty and Staff

  • Dr. Chuck King, Professor and Dean Emeritus of CCU's School of Business and Leadership
This December, Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's most watched faith channel, will air several episodes of its public-affairs morning show "Joy in Our Town" featuring faculty and staff of Colorado Christian University. Drs. Barbara White and Chuck King will discuss issues related to the current national nursing shortage, ethics teaching, and how both relate to higher education. Both episodes are guest-hosted by CCU's own Theresa Melaragno, author of the recently published Integrity Meltdown (Peak Vista Press, 2010) and director of corporate relations at the suburban-Denver university.

"Joy in Our Town" airs in the Denver area Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. on Comcast Channel 230 (KPJR). Check local listings in December for broadcast schedules.

It's been estimated that between 2002 and 2012 Colorado will rank fifth-highest among states falling short of nurses in a pandemic that's sweeping coast to coast. Reasons include aging baby boomers, an older or burnt-out nursing workforce, and insufficient recruits to replace them or fill new positions. Meanwhile, institutions offering baccalaureate-level nursing education can't hire adequate teaching faculty or meet the number of students applying.

In the first CCU episode of "Joy in Our Town" scheduled to air, Dr. Barbara White -- dean of nursing programs at the University and recognized for her international experience in nursing education and practice -- addresses the growing concerns in nursing, especially as they relate to Colorado, and responds to collaborative solutions the health care industry, educators, and consumers can take.

In the second episode, attention turns to morality in business and the need for educational systems that support it. CCU's Dr. Chuck King discusses the impact that ethics taught in higher education has on leadership in professional and personal spheres, and how the lack thereof ultimately hinders the marketplace and workforce. King is an attorney, a professor of law and ethics at CCU, dean emeritus of the University's School of Business and Leadership, and also a former FBI agent. During his tenure as dean, he was instrumental in developing CCU's longstanding Values-Aligned Leadership Summit (VALS), a conference for students and professionals to discuss business ethics and values-based decision making as they relate to recent hot topics.