Thank-you to Dwight Schwartz, Ph.D., for taking a few minutes to share a glimpse of his pre-college journey through school — a teaser for the insights he will relate not only in his Candidate for What? series, but also in his future contributions to the ESN blog.
As some of you know, I have greatly appreciated getting to know Dwight over the past several years as we have co-labored with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship‘s Graduate & Faculty Ministry (GFM). This summer we were part of the team which represented GFM and the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) at the American Scientific Affiliation‘s (ASA) Annual Meetings. Despite my undergraduate degree in biology (Grove City College) and decade immersed in InterVarsity’s ministry at Carnegie Mellon, I am a relative newcomer to active involvement with ASA. Dwight, along with Terry Morrison, has been a great encouragement in exploring resource sharing with ASA.
InterVarsity Reception at the 2013 ASA Annual Meetings. An opportunity to highlight the work of and invite participants to become more involved with InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministry (GFM) and Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). Click here for audio/video from the ASA mtgs and here for the ESN blog post on Christian Women in Sciences On the Move.
A few items for you to consider as you read Part I of Dwight’s series Candidate For What?
- How do you relate to Dwight’s journey through school?
- In what manner are you ahead/behind those your age and/or in your academic stage? And how has your relationship to “peers” affected your self-understanding and relationships with others?
- What were you “chomping at the bit” to study in high school? How did you express/share this passion with others? How did this pan out with regard to your college major(s)?
- How do you share your journey through school with others? In what manner does your faith relate to your vocation (more on this coming from Dwight in future posts). Note: If you have interest in sharing your story with Emerging Scholars, please click here to read a description of writing for the blog and drop me an email. ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director of ESN, editor of ESN’s blog and Facebook Wall.
Thank-you to Dwight Schwartz, Ph.D., the Mid-Atlantic Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries, for taking a few minutes to share a glimpse of his pre-college journey through school. I am really looking forward to how Candidate For What? will unfold and what insights he will relate along the way not only in this series, but also in future contributions to the ESN blog. Stay tuned. To God be glory! ~ Tom
One of the consequences of being born in November is that you are – or were, in the times in which I was born – theoretically a candidate for going to kindergarten at age four. You’d turn five before the end of the calendar year, so you’d be five for most of kindergarten. I know someone who skipped kindergarten as a four-year-old, went straight to first grade as a five-year-old, and was eventually held back for a redo of first grade. I was held back from starting kindergarten until the end of my sixth year; I was five when I started kindergarten and turned six soon thereafter. Continue Reading…