Friday, September 18, 2009
Dr. Marjorie Snipes, chair and professor of anthropology, and Dr. Mark Tietjen, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, will attend the Science for Ministry Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary through a grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation.
The mission of the Institute is to provide instruction and resources for participating pairs to advance the dialogue between science and theology at the local level.
The Institute offers a three-year program with a variety of courses four times each year in one-, three- and five-day intensive formats. Topics covered include creation of the universe, human evolution, human morality and ethics, and neuroscience and cognitive science.
Snipes and Tietjen will focus their studies on expanding a dialogue between undergraduate students at UWG and the community through local churches.
For more about Science for Ministry go to http://www3.ptsem.edu/Offices/ConEd/SciMin/.
For more about the excellent Anthropology and Philosophy programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, go to http://www.westga.edu/coas/.