As members of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, D’Youville Faculty and Staff are invited to register for any of these exciting regional gatherings taking place in the Fall. Participants pay only a modest registration fee – typically only $50, which includes food and one night’slodging. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs. For more information about these four gatherings or those being held in the Spring, please visit the NetVUE website.

Hearing Vocation Differently
September 20–21, 2019 • Pepperdine University • Malibu, CA

This gathering will provide a venue in which NetVUE campus leaders can discuss the third book in the NetVUE Scholarly Resources series, Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-FaithAcademy (2019). Discussions will focus on the book’s implications for leaders of vocational explorationprograms in multi-faith environments. Speakers will include David Cunningham, director of NetVUE and thebook’s editor, and two contributors to the volume.

Educating for Citizinship: Vocational Reflection for the Public Good
October 4–5, 2019 • Geneva College • Beaver Falls, PA

This event is designed to generate conversations around the reclamation of one of the original purposes of American higher education: the making of citizens. Issues of social justice, civility, plurality and unity, and the common good are important for the cultivation of engaged citizens. This gathering will explore how vocational reflection can provide a framework for educating undergraduate students about citizenship. Speakers will be drawn from area nonprofits and community organizations.

Colleges Can Have Vocations Too
November 15–16, 2019 • Lipscomb University • Nashville, TN

Transforming the mission of a college or university into a saga—a powerful and compelling narrative informed by a unique history—requires a strong sense of institutional vocation in which the college or university has been called and summoned to fulfill a special role. This gathering will consider institutional vocational discernment as a means of identifying and developing a saga, with attention to issues of religious heritage, educational philosophy, faculty commitments, and student outcomes. Speakers include Florence Amamoto, Gustavus Adolphus College; David Cunningham, director of NetVUE; Jason Mahn, Augustana College (IL); and Julianne Wallace, Alvernia College.

Vocation, Teaching, and Religious Studies: An AAR/SBL Pre-Meeting
November 21–22, 2019 • Preceding the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting • San Diego, CA

Faculty members and scholars in religious studies will gather to discuss the role played by issues of vocation, meaning, and purpose in the field of religion. Attention will be given to the wide range of faith traditions and life stances that are addressed in the religious studies classroom. Speakers will include contributors to the 2019 books Interreligious/Interfaith Studies: Defining a New Field and Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy.

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Papia, Chief Mission Officer or 829-7881

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