Note: We are taking a short break from Scholar’s Compass this week due to theÂ Fourth of July holiday and the Urbana conference early registration deadline. We will be posting material on our Urbana content this week, among other things.Â
We would love to connect with you at Urbana! You can register here if you’re already planning to go. If you’re on the fence, hereÂ are three great reasons to come this year:
1.Â Connecting with other Christian scholars
It’s shaping up to be one of the best Urbana conferences ever for connections among Christian academics. InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries will host a lounge where emerging scholars can hang out, meet other people in their fields, and find resources. There may also be opportunities to meet seminar speakers, as well as a great set of seminars designed to support Christian scholars.
2. ESN’s Urbana Sponsorship
In addition, we’re giving out 20 ESN sponsorships for $100. Sponsorship will include opportunities to hang out with other Christians in your broad subject area in focused small groups.Â It’s one more way of connecting with a community and thinking through your vocation, and it includes $100 towards Urbana costs.
3. Participating in ESN’sÂ new conferencing initiatives
God is graciously giving ESN a stronger presence at a number of conferences, and we’re working hard to build strong tracks at InterVarsity conferences, Christian professional conferences, and more. We’ll be using our Urbana presence as one model to explore how best to serve Christian scholars in these settings. Come join us andÂ be part of that growth.
We’d love to see you at Urbana!
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