How does faith inform your area of study or chosen profession? Students, faculty, and staff gathered during the chapel time on Wednesday, January 28 for focused conversations/interactions within majors/minors.
Applied Social Sciences: Faith and Vocation: Reflections from faculty and Alumni.
Business: Two students who attended the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) annual conference shared what they learned about the integration of faith and business, and how business ventures can help alleviate poverty.
Sciences: (biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and psychology) – Gathered for a time of singing led by Daniel King (physics) followed by personal reflections on faith and vocation by Greg Koop (psychology) and Dee Weikle (computer science).
Bible & Religion: Practiced lectio divina (Divine reading) on the theme of fear.
Education: Table groups discussed Does my faith really matter in the classroom?
History: Faculty gathered with students for a beverage-snack and conversation about History and Vocation in Common Grounds
Language & Literature: “Love, Language, and God: Psalms in English and Spanish”– informal conversations inspired by Ranier Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours.
Music: The department gathered for a Hymn Sing in Lehman Auditorium Recital Hall.
Nursing: The department gathered for a time of singing and informal sharing with a focus on Grace.
VaCA-Theater – Paulette Moore presented on her recent experience in Japan where she interacted with student filmmakers and storytellers on issues related to the environment and social justice