On Wednesday, March 20, following Grace College’s Spring Day of Worship, students and faculty will come together for a day set aside for the celebration of student scholarship. Communitas, a scholarship forum designed to integrate academic excellence, creative expression, and Christian faith, will be held at the Orthopedic Capital Center starting at 1 p.m.
“I think this year’s event will be a successful time of learning from each other and focusing on the academic abilities that God has given our students,” said Nate Bosch, one of the coordinators of the event and associate professor of Environmental Science at Grace College. “It is great experience for professional and student presentations and a time for the rest of us to learn from and support the presenters. I anticipate there will be a variety as diverse as our students’ interests on campus. ”
The event is Grace College and Seminary’s third annual Communitas symposium, organized and sponsored by the Office of Faith, Learning and Scholarship. The event is a student-focused symposium designed to showcase student creativity and research, give students experience in presenting their work in a professional atmosphere, and provide opportunities to explore the integration of faith and learning.
“There are relatively few opportunities for students to gather in a formal way to share academic interests, creative projects, artistic performances, and research,” explained Dr. Jared Burkholder, director of the Office of Faith, Learning and Scholarship at Grace College. “Communitas is an event that creates space for this to happen.”