ETBU Center for Excellence In Christian Scholarship Offering Grants to Facultyby Mike Midkiff
MARSHALL, Texas (2/22/13)- The Center for Excellence in Christian Scholarship (CECS) at East Texas Baptist University is offering grants to as many as five faculty members who will explore the benefits between scholarly reflections and integrating faith in their academic disciplines. ETBU faculty members who are chosen will be aided in this task by a $1,000 stipend.
Chosen faculty members will have the use of a LiveScribe Pen which will enable them to convert written and audio notations to a digital format. Recipients will contribute weekly, chronological reflections during the Fall 2013 semester to the inaugural CECS blog dedicated to topics on Christian Scholarship. The scholars will present their findings at one of the Spring 2014 Scholars Forums hosted by the CECS.
"The goals of the CESC are to promote a deeper and richer integration of faith with the academic discipline of our University’s scholars,” said Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sherilyn Emberton. "The Intersection of Faith and Reflection grant opportunity allows faculty to demonstrate reflective practitioner strategies, while building foundational principles of faith. We are proud to be an institution that seeks to develop our students holistically in areas of faith, cognition and practice.”
ETBU faculty members have until March 15th to apply for the Intersection of Faith and Reflection Grant. The grants will be awarded at the last 2013 Scholars Forum on April 9th.
The CECS was established to provide an opportunity for Christian scholars at ETBU to be recognized for the quality of their work and contributions to their respective fields of study. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.