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6/25/2016 » 7/2/2016
“How Can We Know? Co-Creating Knowledge in Perilous Times,” Star Island, NH

7/2/2016
"Our Created Solar System," Monson, ME

7/15/2016 » 7/16/2016
"Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World," Downey, CA

7/18/2016 » 7/21/2016
Course on Genesis: In the Beginning, Vancouver, BC

7/18/2016 » 7/21/2016
Science for Seminaries Faculty Enrichment Retreats, Timberline Lodge, OR

MEETINGS and CONFERENCES
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ASA Meeting 2016 - from Airport (sharing a ride) 5 C. Rusbult Terry Morrison here. Have secured a ticket on "Shuttle2, Shared RideLAX to APU. . I ARRIVE lax ON united 420 AT 12:45 pm ON THURSDAY THE 21ST. want TO SHARE THAT HUTTLE, LEAVING ~1:15pm
by J. Morrison
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
ICE (International Congress of Entomology) 0 J. Reynolds Hello, The International Congress of Entomology will be meeting in Orlando FL this coming September (Sept 25-Sept 30). I was wondering if there are other ASA members who are planning to be there and if anyone would be interested in meeting at some point.
by J. Reynolds
Thursday, June 09, 2016
ICSA VIII: "The Future of Religion: Re-Enchantment of the World?" 0 O. Gruenwald CALL FOR PAPERS ICSA VIII. WORLD  CONGRESS THE  FUTURE  OF  RELIGION: RE - ENCHANTMENT  OF  THE  WORLD? HILTON  PASADENA,  CALIFORNIA,  USA,  22 - 23  JULY  2016 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Suggested  Themes:     John Paul II--philosopher-poet-Pope--forged a grand new synthesis unmatched since Thomas Aquinas’ Summa.  It is timely, then, to ask how and why John Paul’s vision of a new evangelization of culture may impact the Church and the world.  A scholar whose many encyclicals sought to make religion accessible and relevant to the modern world, John Paul combined the moral courage of the Russian Nobel-winning author Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn with a major French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain’s personalism that emphasized human dignity and universal spiritual yearnings, bridging East and West.  Personal experience as a witness to Nazi and communist dictatorships in his native Poland sharpened his vision and prayer life, and contributed to his formation and pastoral calling rooted in Christian humanism.  But it was his friendly demeanor, approachable personality, openness to all seekers, and bearings under physical afflictions that appealed to all and made John Paul II everyone’s Pope across geographical and cultural divides, prompting the call for his sainthood (“santo subito”). The question, thus, arises: What are the prospects for John Paul’s quest for the evangelization of culture and the future of religion in a world that embraces a commercial ethos with highly atomized, self-referential individuals in a postmodern global society in search of common bonds?  Can such a world experience re-enchantment by rediscovering St. Paul’s cardinal virtues--faith, hope, and love--as the road energized by Christ’s promise of grace, mercy, and redemption?  __________________________________________________________________________________ ICSA VIII endeavors to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and denominations for an exciting international conference which takes both scholarship and faith seriously.  ICSA VIII: The Future of Religion is co-sponsored by IIR-ICSA-JIS in the City of the Roses–the world-famous Tournament of Roses--in sunny Southern California, with many cultural & sightseeing opportunities. All conference participants must pre-register.  Abstracts (250 words) due: May 1, 2016: c/o Dr. O. Gruenwald, JIS Editor, 1065 Pine Bluff Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA, per e-mail (no attachments) to: info@jis3.org. Include: Paper Title, First & Last Name, faculty or student, institution, mailing address, telephone & e-mail. Fully-developed papers will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXIX 2017.  ICSA VIII 2016 Web: www.jis3.org/icsaviii.htm. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ CONFERENCE  STRUCTURE:      Check-In: Thursday, July 21, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Hilton Pasadena. Reception: Thursday, July 21, 7:00 - 8:00 PM: Coffee Corner.  Main Conference Program: Friday - Saturday, July 22-23, 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM: Monterey Room.   Keynote: Friday, July 22, 8:00 - 9:00 PM: Monterey Room. Format: Multidisciplinary panels and papers.  Participants are encouraged to attend the entire conference to enhance dialogue, synergy, and synthesis, as well as fellowship.  Presenting a paper is not a prerequisite for participation.  Indicate if you prefer to serve as discussant. Family members enjoy the reduced student registration rate.  Audio-Visual Equipment: Bring laptop or flash drive if desired for PowerPoint presentation.  Cultural/Sightseeing: Before or after the conference. Optional Field Trip: Huntington Library & Gardens, Pasadena. ______________________________________________________________________________ TRAVEL  AND  ACCOMMODATIONS:       Lodging: We recommend that conference participants make their hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Hilton Pasadena Reservations: 1-800-445-8667 or 626-577-1000.  Cultural/sightseeing/ travel/accommodations:  Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitpasadena.com; 1-800-307-7977.  Bring an alarm clock and a sweater or jacket for cooler mornings and evenings. Ground Transportation:  Hilton Pasadena (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101) may be reached from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via shuttles, e.g., Super Shuttle (shared ride $25): 1-800-258-3826, or rent-a-car (ca. 45-minute drive). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ICSA VIII  REGISTRATION  FORM: First and Last Name (Please Print) _________________________________________________________________________ Institution/Street Address _______________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________  State ______________________________  ZIP___________________ Telephone __________________________________  E-Mail _____________________________________________________ REGISTRATION  FEE: By March 15, 2016: After March 15, 2016: After May 1, 2016:       Totals: ____  Regular:  $100 ____  Regular: $125 ____ Regular: $150        $ ______ ____  Student:  $  75 ____  Student: $100 ____ Student: $100        $ ______ TOTAL  REGISTRATION:  $ ______ Money Order/Travelers Check in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to:  ICSA. Mail Form & Payment to: Dr. O. Gruenwald, 1065 Pine Bluff Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA. For Credit Card: Use PayPal Cart on JIS Web: www.jis3.org/icsaviii.htm.
by O. Gruenwald
Thursday, April 14, 2016
ASA Meeting 2016 - for Car Drivers & Riders 0 C. Rusbult If you're driving to the ASA Meeting (July 22-25 at APU in Azusa, CA) and can offer a ride, or if you want a ride, to post your driving-offer or ride-request, 1. click here and log in (as a member of ASA), or register (for free) and then log in, 2. return here and post your information:      Please begin with LOCATION and whether you're a DRIVER or RIDER, then add details & contact information. For example:       Berkeley, CA - driving - will leave Thursday morning,...       Dallas, TX - want ride, to arrive Friday for dinner,...  3. later, if you want to revise your message, Sign In, find your message, and press "Edit". LINKS: Travel and Tourist Info - ASA's Meeting Page - Ride Forum to Share a Ride from an Airport to APU - and Tips for "contact info" to Avoid Email-Spam  QUESTIONS? -- for registration, Marty Herdrich, marty@asa3.org for this forum or Travel-page, Craig Rusbult, crusbult@wisc.edu
by C. Rusbult
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
ASA Annual MTG Question: Is time for fellowship lacking? 1 E. Ruppel      You ask good questions, Emily.  As explained below, I think the ASA meetings are great as-is (as they have been) but if you can find ways to make them better, socially and spiritually, they will be even better!    Since 1990, I've been to 15 annual meetings of ASA, and they're my favorite conferences.  There are many reasons, but partly it's due to the structure -- arranged by ASA (thanks!) -- that encourages socializing: everyone eats meals together, and most of us stay at the same dorms.  This makes it easy, by contrast with other conferences where you must "hustle" and find a group to join for restaurants, and at night people are scattered at different hotels.    With ASA, usually at night there are one or two "social areas" for those who want to meet and talk. The locations depend on local geography: where are the evening events held, is there an obvious meeting area near it, do the dorms have a general lounge (on the first floor, open to all) that is a friendly meeting place, and so on.  If some areas are not obvious to all -- for example, if one dorm is closer to the evening events or it has a more people-friendly lounge, compared with other dorms, so it's a good meeting area but those living in other dorms won't know about it -- this information could be shared in "general announcements", especially early in the meeting, at the Thursday evening meal, then at plenary sessions Friday evening and Saturday.Craig Rusbult
by C. Rusbult
Tuesday, July 03, 2012