Veritas Forum January 23-25, 2018

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January 2018, the Veritas Forum will be expanded to two evenings, both in the Performing Arts Center (the PAC). These events are open to students, faculty, and members of the campus community. Due to the historically strong interest on campus, especially among students, we – unfortunately – will not be opening these events up to the wider community. (Faculty members are of course, welcome and encouraged to bring an invited guest from off campus.)

Veritas 2018

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Two Biologists discuss from a Christian and secular perspective 

Tuesday evening January 23, 2018 7:30-9:00pm

Dr. Josh Swamidass, Computational Biologist, Washington University St. Louis 
Dr. Ed Himelblau, Molecular Biologist, Cal Poly

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Are Human Beings Special? Perspectives from Astrophysics and Biology

Wednesday evening January 24, 2018 7:30-9:00pm

 
Dr. Josh Swamidass, Computational Biologist, Washington University St. Louis 
Dr. Hugh Ross, Astrophysics, founder of Reasons to Believe
 

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In addition, three follow-up events are planned: 

Wednesday Jan 24: Q&A with Drs. Swamidass and Himelblau 12:10-1:00pm UU 204

Thursday January 25: Dr. Swamidass “Genealogical Adam” presentation 10:10-11:00am UU 204

Thursday January 25: Q&A with Drs. Swamidass and Ross 11:10am-12:00pm UU 204

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Founded at Harvard University in 1992, the Veritas Forum is an annual academic event at Cal Poly that seeks to “engage students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.”

 

 

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Snack Time — Wednesday November 29 11:10am-1:00pm in UU 218

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Please join us Wednesday November 29th between 11:10 am and 1:00 pm in UU 218 for our second Faculty Commons “Snack Time.” This is a time to hang out with other faculty affiliated with Faculty Commons to further develop Christian community at Cal Poly, to be encouraged, and – yes – to have some snacks. Everyone is welcome so feel free to bring a colleague and show up anytime for any amount of time you are available. Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your lunch if you want.

 

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International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2017

Below is an outstanding 2 minute video that serves as a reminder to continue to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world.


 

When one part of the body suffers, the entire body suffers. Sunday November 5th and 12th have been designated  “International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.”

Additional information on praying for the persecuted church can be found here.

 

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10/25 11am-1pm “New Faculty Welcome Lunch” in UU 220

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Wednesday October 25 a group of Christian faculty will be hosting a “New Faculty Welcome Lunch.” This is an informal get together for new professors and lecturers. No structured program, just a chance to meet and interact with faculty members from other parts of campus.  

Date: Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

Time: stop by anytime between 11:10am-1:00pm

Location: UU Room 220

Please rsvp by Tuesday Oct 24th if you’re planning on attending. Hope you can join us. 

 

 

 

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Snack Time — Wednesday September 27 11:10am-1:00pm in UU 218

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Please join us Wednesday September 27 between 11:10 am and 1:00 pm in UU 218 for our first ever Faculty Commons “Snack Time.” This is a time to hang out with other faculty affiliated with Faculty Commons to further develop Christian community at Cal Poly, to be encouraged, and – yes – to have some snacks. Everyone is welcome so feel free to bring a colleague and show up anytime for any amount of time you are available next Wednesday between 11:10am and 1:00pm. Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your lunch if you want. The first five people to show up will win a door prize. 

Questions or more information? Chip Appel cappel@calpoly.edu

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Welcome to Cal Poly

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Welcome to Cal Poly. We hope your experience here is both enjoyable and successful. Feel feel to contact any of us if we could serve as a resource, either professionally or personally. Wishing you all the best – Faculty Commons SLO the fellowship of Christian faculty at Cal Poly

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Welcoming 1000 Students

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Many thanks to Physics Professor Jodi Christiansen for welcoming and praying for students on behalf of the Christian faculty Tuesday night September 19th at the first Cru meeting. Over 1000 students packed out Chumash auditorium and were encouraged by Dr. Christiansen to grow in both knowledge and wisdom while in college.

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Campus director Jamey Pappas followed up with an outstanding message. The entire meeting can be watched or listened to here

Cru meets Tuesday nights 8pm at Mountainbrook Church, but was meeting on campus for a first week kick off. Several other campus ministries have also launched and are working to serve students this year. 

 

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