University Relations // 01.25.2017
Charleston Southern University will host Welcoming Faith in the Classroom, a day of discussion and conversation on faith integration and the sciences. On Saturday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., CSU deans and professors will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions on such topics as: evolution and creation, the age of the earth and where scripture overlaps with science.
“Instead of ignoring these sensitive issues we seek to give support and ideas for our science teachers,” says Dr. Valerie Sessions, Dean of Computer Science and one of the event organizers. “Science and math are the main themes but there will be sessions for administrators and other subjects as well.”
The event, designed for middle and high school teachers. Alicia Donohue from First Baptist School, who attended the event last year, said, "I gained a clear understanding of how science, math and the Bible work together to reinforce basic truths about creation and many other topics. I'm so thankful that I attended and I left feeling supported and encouraged in my faith as well as my teaching."
Welcoming Faith in the Classroom will be held in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. Registration is required, but there is no charge to attend. Attendees will also receive a free lunch.
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.