Davis & Elkins College was pleased to present the Symposium on Faith, Spirituality and Higher Education on Monday, March 14, 2016.
This gathering was designed to provide college administrators, chaplains, faculty members, students and faith leaders an opportunity to explore how religious traditions and practices can enhance the higher education experience. The symposium examined practices for cultivating the positive roles of faith and spirituality within academic institutions and offered time for institutions to develop action plans to nurture spiritual and religious life on campus.
Drs. Rhonda and Douglas Jacobsen, co-authors of the award-winning “No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education,” offered our plenary address and facilitated discussions throughout the day.
Panel discussions shared best practices from colleges and universities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, featuring presenters from Westminster College, Harless Center (a faith-based community for students at West Virginia University), Interfaith Youth Corps and Thiel College. We were also joined by Bishop Matthew Riege of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and students from around the area.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Council of Independent Colleges and the Lilly Foundation, the registration fee for this one-day event was only $25 per person, or $100 for a team of up to eight individuals from your organization.
We were delighted to have this time of exploration, learning and taking steps to consider how to best value the relationship faith, spirituality and higher education.
If you were unable to join us, you can view videos from the panel discussions and keynote address on the College's YouTube channel.
For the full schedule of events, click here.
Event Focuses on Religion, Education
D&E Hosts Symposium on Faith and Higher Education
Award-winning Authors Speaking at D&E Symposium