April 2007 e-Bulletin
A Message from the Executive Director
Greetings from the
I particularly want to invite you to give some thought to participating in AAR Committees and Task Forces. This is a terrific way to become more involved in our field. Having attended a number of Committee meetings this spring, I can assure you that interesting projects are being considered and that creative things are afoot. Feel free to throw your hat into the nomination ring, or to nominate a colleague.
With every good wish, I remain
Seed Grants are available for departments to examine “The
Religion Major and Liberal Education.” In conjunction with a grant from
the Teagle Foundation to study the nature of the religion major and its role
within a larger liberal education, the
Co-sponsor a Chinese Scholar
The 2007 Annual Meeting’s international focus is on
The following committees and task forces will have openings this year: Academic Relations Committee, Employment Information Services Advisory, Graduate Student Committee, History of Religions Jury, International Connections Committee, Nominations Committee, Program Committee, Public Understanding of Religion Committee, Research Grant Jury, Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee, Status of Women in the Profession Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, and the Theological Education Steering Committee. If you want to nominate a colleague or yourself, please send a letter explaining interest in serving on the particular committee, participation in the AAR, academic and professional interests, and a C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by fax to: 404-727-7959; or mail to: Jack Fitzmier, Executive Director / American Academy of Religion / 825 Houston Mill RD NE STE 300 / Atlanta, GA 30329-4205 / USA. Deadline is May 1.
New Award in Religion and the Arts
We will be accepting nominations from AAR members, although nominees
need not be
To be considered for the 2007 award, nominations must be made by 30
April 2007 and sent to Brent Plate / Department of Religion /
Annual Meeting registration and housing opens May 15! Information on
the 2007 AAR Annual Meeting in
Registration for the
and closes October 22. Register early to receive full benefits. For more
information, see http://www.aarweb.org/eis/
Especially for Students
Students interested in writing short, first-person narratives about issues of importance to students should consider writing a column for “From the Student Desk,” published thrice-yearly in Religious Studies News. Please contact Whitney Bauman, “FSD” editor, at email@example.com with your interest.
Your Membership Status
Your membership is current for 2007. Thank you. Membership resources are available at http://www.aarweb.org/membership/.