In February, two beloved champions of Quaker higher education and scholarship passed away.
A co-founder of FAHE, T. Canby Jones taught in the Religion and Philosophy department of Wilmington College for many years. He was also a founding member of Campus Friends Meeting in Wilmington, Ohio. Canby was a well-known, life-long scholar on George Fox.
The spring 2104 issue of Quaker Higher Education contains Wilmington College’s memorial minute for T. Canby Jones. The school’s Quaker Heritage Center has a tribute exhibit on display through May 2nd.
Newton Garver, University at Buffalo philosophy professor, peace activist and founder of an education fund for impoverished Bolivians, died Feb. 8 after a long illness. He devoted his life to his beliefs in social justice and had a special interest in the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The Buffalo News published a lengthy obituary on Newton’s life and accomplishments. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 in the Orchard Park Quaker Meeting House, 6924 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Friends Association for Higher Education and Friends Council on Education joint conference at Haverford College from June 12th through 15th. It’s the first time in eight years that educators from pre-K through college will gather together with a concern for Friends testimonies in education. Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships.”
Read more here.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Quaker College Fair. It’ll take place on Saturday, May 17th from noon til 3 pm. at the Arch Street Meetinghouse in Philadelphia.
We begin with a discussion of the query “How can the college experience shape and nourish all aspects of who I am and what I can be?” Panelists include Sarah Willie-LeBreton, professor of sociology and anthropology at Swarthmore College; Hallie Ciarlone, college guidance counselor at Delaware Valley Friends School; and Luke van Meter, recent Haverford College graduate. There will be time for audience participation and questions.
Following the panel discussion, high school students and their families can visit with representatives from Quaker colleges. New this year, we’ll also have information on special opportunities for Quaker students, including student leadership programs and scholarships.
Register now for the Quaker College Fair.
Announcing one of the plenary sessions at the 2014 FAHE-FCE joint conference at Haverford College:
“Consider the Connections of Things”: John Woolman and International Relations
Michael Birkel, Shan Cretin, and Diane Randall
Saturday, June 14 – Founders Great Hall – 7:30-9:00 p.m.
How does the inward life of worship and the outward life of ministry for peace and social justice live in today’s world among Friends?. We will consider the document “Shared Security” (a collaboration of Friends Committee on National Legislation and American Friends Service Committee for reimagining US foreign policy) as read in the company of the 18th-centuryQuaker mystic and social reformer John Woolman.
Michael Birkel teaches religion at Earlham College and has written on Quaker spirituality and, more recently, interfaith understanding.
Shan Cretin is General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.
Diane Randall is Executive Secretary at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Washington, DC-based Quaker lobby in the public interest.
Registration opens March 17th. Please join us!
Rebecca Chopp and Dan Weiss, presidents of FAHE members Swarthmore College and Haverford College, speak today on WHYY Philadelphia’s Radio Times on the value of a liberal arts education. They’ve just edited the book Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts. Listen online .
The Friends Association for Higher Education and the Friends Council on Education are pleased to consider proposals for presentations, panels and papers for their 2014 Joint Conference at Haverford College, June 12-15.
Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships.” Read the queries and submission details.
The 2014 Friends Association for Higher Education conference will be held jointly with the Friends Council on Education at Haverford College, Haverford, PA, June 12-15. Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships.”
We’ll have information here soon about submitting proposals for presentations, and registration materials.
Students from five FAHE member schools, Earlham, George Fox, Guilford, Haverford, and Wilmington met at the Earlham School of Religion for the first Quaker College Leadership Gathering. Subsequently, ESR’s Matt Hisrich has created the Quaker College Leadership Network:
FAHE is pleased to offer our complete archive of past issues of our biannual journal Quaker Higher Education.
The Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship provides up to $2,000 for research using the resources of the Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College to study an aspect of southern Quaker history. The fellowship is sponsored by the North Carolina Friends Historical Society to encourage research and use of the Friends Historical Collection. The recipient may be asked to present his/her research and findings at the Society’s annual meeting.
See http://libguides.guilford.edu/fhc/fellowships for more details.
We invite applications from a range of backgrounds: dissertation, post- doctoral, and non-academic. We anticipate that the most competitive applications will involve innovative projects of the many concerns to which Friends have turned their attention, including literature, women’s issues, family history, and race relations, as well as religious doctrine and controversies. Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: • demonstrated understanding of the applicability of our particular holdings to the anticipated project. • probability that the project will result in a product that will advance the worlds’ understanding of the multiple dimensions of religion. • evidence of the applicant’s prior familiarity with and effective use of similar collections.
Application deadline for the 2013 fellowship is February 15, 2013. Applicants should send the following materials as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org and also mail a print copy to Gwen Gosney Erickson, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410:
• a three-to-five page statement of research goals, including what progress has been made to date; a statement of how this project will further greater understanding and/or scholarship by placing Southern Quaker history in the context of your subject area, an assessment of how Guilford’s materials can further its progress, and an estimate of when the project is expected to be completed.
• a current vita or resume • if applicant’s background does not include published work, include a writing sample • the names and addresses of three references who are familiar with both the field in which the applicant proposes to work, and with the applicant’s work. Please inform your references that they could be contacted. • permanent and any temporary addresses (e-mail and postal) and phone numbers
Gwen Gosney Erickson
Interim Library Director Friends Librarian & College Archivist Guilford College 5800 W. Friendly Avenue Greensboro, NC 27410 (336) 316-2046 (Library) (336) 316-2264 (FHC/Archives) www.guilford.edu/library