Emerging Scholars Network

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
Nan Schilling
608-443-3793
6400 Schroeder Road
P.O. Box 7895
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
United States of America
Booth Number: 
534
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
mind
Vision: 
The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) is part of InterVarsity's Graduate & Faculty Ministry. ESN seeks to identify, encourage, and equip the next generation of Christian scholars who desire to be a redeeming influence within higher education. The vision of the Emerging Scholars Network is that the next generation of Christian scholars have a redeeming influence within higher education as they: love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength as they follow God's call in discipleship and spiritual formation; exhibit excellence in research, teaching, and service; influence the university, the church, and the world by practicing their disciplines from a profoundly Christian viewpoint; and embody the gender, ethnic, and social diversity of the church within the academy.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
Students, faculty, and InterVarsity staff have already been mixing it up with conversation, book giveaways, and general hang-out, http://www.facebook.com/GFMatUrbana12. Please come to the table and the seminars (see below). Note: The Emerging Scholars Network serves undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, young faculty considering and or participating in higher education as a vocation -- for a glimpse of membership benefits visit http://esn.intervarsity.org/esn-membership. Mentoring and mentee opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty considering and or participating in higher education as a vocation. Active on-line communities, e.g., http://blog.emergingscholars.org and http://www.facebook.com/emergingscholars. Resources for transitions in higher education, e.g. undergraduate to graduate school, graduate school to post-doc and faculty. Note: With Urbana12, we're expecting we'll cross the 4,000 member mark.
Besides exhibiting at Urbana 12, we'll also be...: 
Gatherings: in addition to Grad & Faculty Ministry Community Day (12/31, 2-3 pm, America’s Center 274), we'll have other smaller activities, for more information come by the booth for invitations. AND we'll have drawings for a number of books including Urbana12 emcee Greg Jao's "Your Mind's Mission," http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=3461. Additional seminars of interest to Emerging Scholars include (12/30 update): 12/30 (2 pm) MS51 Graduate School for God's Global Mission (Millenium D-F, S. Joshua Swamidass), 12/30 (3:30 pm) MH21 Teaching in the Healthcare Professions as Missions (CPD Missouri, Connie Jarlsberg), 12/30 (3:30 pm) MS53 Women and the Academic Life (AC 232, Janet Clark), 12/30 (3:30 pm) PN53 Serving God as a Professor Overseas (CPD Meramec, Daryl McCarthy). Earlier ESN highlighted: MS52 Serving Christ as a Professor (Mike Hickerson with several faculty), PN54 The Ministry of University Teaching (David Dickerson) AND previous offerings of the seminars by Janet Clark, Amy Sherman (MS13 Advancing the Kingdom Through Our Vocations), S. Joshua Swamidass.