2020 Fall Virtual Visit Day Registration

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We've changed things up for this year, offering a Virtual Visit Day instead of an in-person one. Although we'll miss having you here with us on campus, this virtual option allows for participation from prospective students from all over the globe. Since we're all experiencing a little "Zoom Fatigue", the day will not begin at 8am and end at 5pm as in the past. In fact we'll offer sessions during the whole week, not just on Friday, November 6th. You don't have to sign up for every session, but of course you are welcome to! When you register we'll email you the Zoom link. 

Registration deadline: Thursday, November 5, 2020 (9:00AM)

Schedule - All Times are Eastern/Indiana Time

Thursday, November 5

3:00pm-4:30pm - Sample Class #1: - Professor Nancy Bowen - Intro to the First/Old Testament, with a focus on Genesis 1-2.

View the video of this sample class

Friday, November 6

10:00am-11:00am - General Information Session -

11:00am-12:30pm - Sample Class #2: Professor Michael Birkel - “Words of the Elders”—The Desert Fathers and Mothers - After Christianity was comfortably established in the imperial court, it became politically advantageous to be a Christian—provided that one was the right sort. In response to the rise of nominal Christians, some people headed off for the desert, to protest, to reform, to hold up a higher vision. Others fled to the desert to dodge the draft, to avoid an arranged marriage to an undesirable person, or even to flee the law. They made a colorful group of nonconformists, saints and sinners on the mend. In this sample class we’ll explore some of the stories of these ancient Christian monastic and ponder their wisdom.

12:30pm-1:30pm - Student Panel (see panelists)

1:30pm-3:00pm - Sample Class #3: Professor Ben Brazil - Writing at ESR: A Taster Menu - What does it meant to write at a Quaker seminary?  This course will give you a sampling.  Beginning with a freewrite, we'll discuss writing as spiritual practice, as craft, and as ministry.  And if things get too wild, we'll stop and edit a little, too.

3:00pm - Financial Aid & Scholarships

Wednesday, November 11

4:00pm - Alumni Panel (see panelists)