[Springboard] Archives Inauguration Symposium -- Wesley Theological Seminary

M. George Walters m.george.walters at verizon.net
Sun May 17 18:19:37 EDT 2009



Colleagues of the Springboard


Wesley Theological Seminary will be the host-sponsor of a symposium on
December 17-19, 2009, to commemorate the 2009 opening of the Dr. Joseph
Wesley Mathews Archives at the Wesley Theological Seminary Library,
publicizing the archives availability for graduate student and public
research, and to promote the legacy of Bishop James K. Mathews and Dr.
Joseph Wesley Mathews as their ministries continue to inspire People of the
Spirit in the 21st Century. This is also associated with the opening in
September of the WTS Urban Action and Research Center for which these
archives are considered a valuable contribution.


Attached please find a tentative agenda, the work of the interim steering
committee for the event. Initial contact with a number of our colleagues
during the last week has helped shape this agenda with no major shifts in
its format and content to the point that we feel we can begin building on
it, refining it, securing the speakers and workshop track leaders and
enrolling participants and securing financial sponsorship. Not all of the
names on the list have been contacted or confirmed so feel free to respond
if you see your name there with suggestions for what role and/or subject
matter you would like to focus on.


A major product of the symposium will be to publish a book of the results of
the addresses, papers presented, back-ground papers not presented but used
as resources, and workshop strategies that are formulated. 


In a few days we will have posted and available an enrollment form and a
sponsorship and donations form. The recruitment strategy includes the
concept of "each one bring one" for our colleagues to bring and engage new
people who may have little knowledge of our heritage but are committed to
the future that this symposium will focus on.


For further information and conversation and to provide input please contact
any of the following or myself at any of the contact points below:


Maynard Moore (see email above)

Jack Gilles (see email above)

Susan Craver (see email above)


Also on the steering committee is Bill Fauple, special events director and
Head Librarian at Wesley Theological Seminary who will be managing Seminary
arrangements and liaise with Maynard Moore in that regard. Anyone out there
who feels like they would like to take on some work, we need someone to
manage enrollment and several some ones to push the recruiting. 100
participants will let us break even. Let's shock ourselves and get 500.





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