|2013 West Coast Faculty Conference at Campus by the Sea
Dates: Aug 4, 2013 - Aug 9, 2013
Hosted by: InterVarsity Faculty Ministry
Online registration is now open! If you would like to invite other faculty to attend please direct them to this website.
Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, and Walking Humbly with God in Higher Education
We want to welcome you to the 2013 West Coast Faculty Conference at Campus by the Sea on beautiful Catalina Island. Faculty participants from across the United States are invited to come together in a community of learning, worship and prayer focusing on our theme.
A Unique Conference
The West Coast Faculty Conference will share Campus by the Sea with an InterVarsity Alumni Camp. During the week we will participate jointly in manuscript Bible study and other activities. Afternoons provide an opportunity to rest, play or visit with friends and family with no formal program. You will also be able to enjoy all the unique and fun activities that Campus by the Sea affords, including hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing. In addition one of the days we will be free to explore Catalina, with an optional trip to Avalon to see the sights. Evening sessions are designed specifically for faculty. You can read more below on daily programming and catch a glimpse of the many activities at Campus by the Sea by visiting their website. Amazing images of God’s creation and His hand at work are only a click away in the CBS photo gallery.
We aim to make our Faculty Conference family friendly. Spouses are welcome to attend all of our sessions and either the faculty seminar or one of the evening seminars offered by the alumni camp. Child care and children’s programs will be provided during morning and evening sessions. But we would also be eager to welcome faculty who are single or married without children to join us.
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In the morning…
At this year’s Faculty Conference, we’ll take an in-depth look at various teachings of Jesus in the gospels, exploring what it looks like in practice in all sorts of everyday situations to “act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God.”
In the evening…
We will gather as a community of learning and prayer to wrestle with the central question asked by the prophet Micah: “What does the LORD require of all people? To do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Some of the questions we will explore are:
- How is “justice” understood biblically? What is this “kindness” that God requires?
- What are some practical opportunities and challenges for Christian faculty to do justice and to love kindness among the people, ideas and structures of higher education?
- How might advocating for and doing justice on campus impact the world beyond campus?
About Our Speakers
Esther Chung-Kim is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College in southern California. She earned her Ph.D. at Duke University and her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She regularly teaches courses on the History of World Christianity and her research interests include Reformation and Early Modern History, as well as the history of biblical interpretation. Her book, Inventing Authority: Use of the Church Father in Reformation Debates over the Eucharist examines reforming efforts by Lutherans and Calvinists with the aid of the early church, while her forthcoming book will be a volume in the series Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Acts.
Esther is married with two boys and her hobbies include running, hiking, skiing, gardening and volunteering to prepare students for the Geography Bee.
Abraham P. Lee is the William J. Link Chair and Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) with a joint appointment in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California at Irvine in the USA. He is also founding director of the Micro/nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus (MF3) Center. Prior to joining the UCI faculty in 2002, he was a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (1999-2001). From 1992 to 1999, Dr. Lee was a research engineer and group leader at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Dr. Lee’s current research is focused on the development of biomedical microfluidic technology, which aims at the miniaturization and integration of biomedical laboratory processes onto a common chip-scale platform, akin to the “integrated circuits” for “biotechnology”. Applications he is currently pursuing include tools for biomolecular (e.g. DNA) and cellular (stem cells) analysis, point-of-care diagnostics, and “smart particles” for theranostics. Dr. Lee currently serves as associate editor of the Lab on a Chip journal. He has 38 issued US patents and has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal papers. Professor Lee was awarded the 2009 Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize by Corning and Lab on a Chip and is an elected fellow of the American Institute of and Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his bachelor’s degree from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan in 1986. On the personal side, Abe is married, and has two children ages 15 and 11. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior when he was in the doctoral program at graduate school.
Laurie L. Rice is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and she coordinates the Civic Education Project. Her research interests include presidential influence as well as presidential campaigns, civic engagement, and the political participation of young adults. Her most recent articles on these topics appear in Presidential Studies Quarterly and Social Science Computer Review.
Laurie has been active in IVCF since her undergraduate days at the University of Redlands. She earned her Ph.D. from University California, San Diego and helped plant a graduate student Bible study while there that grew from four people meeting weekly in her living room to four small group Bible studies and a chapter of over 40 people. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and photography and recently embarked on an overseas adventure with students to Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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|Faculty & Alumni
||Jan 1-April 30
||May 1-June 21
|Adults & Teens
|(entering 7th grade and up)
| (3 years old – entering 6th grade)
Registration and Fees
Click here to register for this conference.
On the right, you will find the rates for Faculty and Alumni for 2013 according to registration dates as well as children’s rates by age.
Total Family Registration Maximum: $2,000
Limited scholarship funds are available for faculty and staff who are not able to cover the full costs of the 2013 West Coast Faculty Conference. Please apply for a scholarship when you register.
Campus by the Sea showcases God’s amazing creation in amazing natural landscapes. You do not want to miss the opportunity to enjoy its’ programs, facilities and accommodations while reveling in the majesty of Catalina Island. Visit theCampus by the Sea website today for pictures and stories that will take your breath away.
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We invite you to contact us for further information. You may also wish to subscribe to the Lamp Post, the chronicle of InterVarsity Faculty Ministry, to stay informed about next year’s plans as they are announced.
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Campus by the Sea
Catalina Island, CA