Winds of Change 2013 (Copy)

Ontario, California
Winds of Change 2013 (Copy)

Ayres Hotel & Suites
(909) 390-7778
1945 E. Holt Boulevard
Ontario, California 91761
United States

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Called to be a Professor -
     Finding opportunities to reflect God's love in relationships with students & colleagues, in academic pursuits, and in the community.

Friday, February 22, 2013
7 pm - optional dinner at the Ayres Hotel near the Ontario Airport in California  (each pays for his own)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

8:30   Continental Breakfast
9:00   Program begins

"Facing the Giants in the Land"   Dr. Walter Bradley, (Materials Science), who taught 34 years in the secular university, will draw parallels between Christian Professors and the Israelites, when they heard the report of giants in the Promised Land.  He will discuss the challenges and opportunities that Christian Professors face in public universities and colleges.

"Encountering Religious Discrimination in the Tenure Process"  Dr. Chris Petruzzi, (Accounting), will share how God carried him through this trial in loving an individual by faith.

"Incredible Opportunities to Influence Policy Decisions"  Dr. William Jeynes, (Education), works with state and federal government officials on faith and family issues that involve a variety of different functions for different pieces of legislation. These include speaking before government officials, helping write the bills, serving as an advisor, and providing research. He will share the benefits that accrue to Christians and larger society in these efforts.

"Lessons from 'The Lesson of Grace in Teaching'"  
Recently, I gave a speech at an academic conference about my biggest life lesson, and how it has shaped my teaching.  In particular, I discuss how giving and receiving grace can challenge the academic notion that you are defined by your accomplishments.  I will share this speech, as well as reactions to my speech, which subsequently went viral online and has been shared four thousand times on Facebook. --Dr. Francis Su

Lunch - Mingle with professors and grad students from different universities

More stories of finding opportunities to reflect God's love in relationships with students & colleagues, in academic pursuits, and in the community. Including:
"Using Soccer and Chemistry to Build Relationships"

"Faith Informs Thinking Christianly"  Dr. David Vosburg will share how the Lord gives him insight into his discipline of chemistry, and how he's excited about sharing this with students and colleagues.

"Ministering in the Secular Academy"  Dr. Walter Bradley will discuss the various kinds of opportunities that Christian professors have in their teaching, research and service.  He will illustrate with examples from his own career.

Discussion in small groups by academic areas - share your own stories


5:30  Optional dinner at Walter's Restaurant in Claremont (each pays his own)

Lodging is available at the Ayres Hotel and Suites at a special rate (tell them that you are with Faculty Bridges), you make your own reservations, and pay them separately.  Two singles can share a suite (good arrangement). Charge is $99/night, plus tax, double or single occupancy. Offer good for Friday and Saturday night.  Free shuttle available to/from Ontario Airport.

Graduate students can get a $15 discount. Email Randy for discount code.

A complimentary Ayres Hotel shuttle is available from/to the Ontario Airport to the conference site, whether or not you stay at the hotel.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Late registration from 2/10/13      $99

    If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check out to: Global Service Associates
    Memo line: Professor Outreach
    Mail to:
    Randy Lee
    8512 Tuscany Ave. #410
    Playa del Rey, CA 90293

    Your registration is not considered complete, until I receive your check.

    Refund policy:
    If you cancel, and notify Randy by Feb. 16th, you will receive a refund for the conference registration fee, minus $10 for administrative costs. Refund will be by check.
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