POSTED November 12, 2015Andrews University Office of Research and Creative Scholarship to host the Third Annual Andrews Research Conference
The Andrews University Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, in collaboration with the Departments of English, History and Political Science, International Languages, Music, and Visual Arts, will be hosting the Third Annual Andrews Research Conference from May 4-8, 2016. The theme is "Early Career Researchers and Creative Scholars in the Arts and Humanities." Conference sponsors include the North American Division Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment and the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. All Adventist graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty--as well as advanced undergraduate students and recent graduates--in the Arts and Humanities disciplines (English, History, Political Science, International Languages, Music, and Visual Arts) are invited to participate by giving a scholarly oral presentation (which may include a reading of creative writing or the showing of an original film), lecture recital, or participating in an exhibition. The conference itself will be free for all students, recent graduates, post-docs, and early career faculty. Conference meals, double-occupancy lodging, and conference excursions are provided as part of the conference registration. We are particularly interested in having Adventist students or faculty from non-Adventist institutions participate in the conference. You can learn more about the conference here: http://www.andrews.edu/services/research/arc/upcoming_conference/
POSTED October 12, 2015Now Available: Both the ASTR reports to 2015 Annual Council have been released
Two reports were made to the 2015 Annual Council by the director of ASTR, Dr. David Trim: one the formal ASTR report, the second a report on research on why members leave the church, how losses might be stopped and how former members might be reclaimed. Both presentations have now been released online.
POSTED October 8, 2015Now Available: Complete Transcripts of the 2015 General Conference Session!
Complete transcripts of the Business Meetings of the 2015 GC Session are being released online in the Latest GC Documents section of our website. Find them here.
Once all fifteen transcripts have been uploaded, it will be the first time that the transcripts of a GC Session have been published online.
POSTED October 6, 2015Now Available: The General Conference Secretariat's "Statement on Unions and Ordination”
The following document is an August 2015 statement issued by the General Conference Secretariat regarding Working Policy, Unions, and ordination. The document can be seen here.