Especially for First-Years, First-Year Fellowship is a series of outings, meals, and other events to help you get connected to your classmates and share the joys and challenges of getting settled in as a first year graduate student. Sign up to the email lists to stay up to date, and feel free to contact Joel at joelschn[at]stanford.edu for more info!
∫ Integral meets once per quarter to explore how we can serve God in our research & teaching – that is, the ‘integration’ of faith & learning. In the past we’ve discussed articles of interest, interviewed each other on our motivations for our work, and prayed for each others’ research and professional relationships. Watch the ivgrad-announce email list for upcoming opportunities!
IVGrad has sponsored several Veritas Forums on the Stanford campus. Veritas Forums are events that seek to encourage discussion of big questions of purpose, meaning, and ethics in the university community. Now that Veritas is its own student organization on the Stanford campus (with IVGrad folks participating!), look out for announcements about an exciting forum this coming academic year.
Past events included:
- The Well-Lived Life, with Kenneth Taylor (Stanford) and N.T.Wright (St. Andrews) – 2014
- “Making Money, Spending Money”: a forum on wealth and the public good – 2012
IVGrad Elders is an informal, roughly once-per-month gathering of senior students (years 4 and above). We meet over lunch or coffee to catch-up, share prayer requests, and mutually encourage each other in these latter days of our graduate careers. It’s a fun time with good friends, so you should definitely join us! (Sadly, no discounts have been negotiated at Coupa for us…) Contact jaredh[at]stanford.edu for more info.
Using resources from the Developing a Christian Mind programme at Oxford University, we’ve gathered on a Saturday for a day-long workshop to discuss core theological concepts of the Christian faith. Using these theological tools, we explored the implications for the work we do in the varied settings of the university, business & industry, government, and public advocacy.