Prof Selected for Summer Study Program

Lara L. ScottLara L. Scott

Lara L. Scott, associate professor of visual and communication arts at EMU, has been accepted into a summer seminar, “Biblical Studies Across the Curriculum: Discerning Scripture for the Disciplines,” to be held July 9-27, 2007, at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Scott was among a small group of applicants accepted into the prestigious program that seeks to provide opportunities to learn how to read Scripture well and how to read it as scholars.

James K.A. Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College and J. Richard Middleton of Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, N.Y., will direct a team of 12 scholars from across the disciplines in utilizing the best of critical, confessional scholarship on Scripture with a view to strengthening its impact for thinking across the curriculum.

Seminar participants will receive a stipend and travel, meals and lodging assistance. Funds are provided by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso (Ind.) University.

Scott, who joined the EMU faculty in 2006, earned a BA in art from Yale University and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously taught from Greenville (Ill.) College where she taught digital video, graphic design, digital imaging, digital photography and painting at Greenville (Ill.) College.