Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Susan Carter Named President of Regional AAR/SBL

Dr. Susan Carter, chair of the master's in interdisciplinary studies department, was elected president of the Pacific Northwest Region American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature at the association's annual conference in May 2014.

At the same conference, held at the University of Calgary, Dr. Carter presented a paper titled Maps, Metaphors, and Manifestations: Spiritual Continuing in Rock Art, Poetry, and Joiks in Sámi Culture. Marylhurst MAIS alum Kirk Caudle took part in a joint panel session titled The Challenges of Teaching Religions with Sacred Texts in a Contemporary Context, and he was presider for a special topics session on Theology and Scripture in Mormonism.

The American Academy of Religion's mission is one of reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions and values, and "to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion." AAR is closely associated with the Society of Biblical Literature. The purpose of the Society is to "foster biblical scholarship including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life."

Marylhurst University will host the Pacific Northwest Region American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature's annual conference next year, March 27-29, 2015.

Susan Carter is the chair of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Marylhurst University. Her academic and personal interests come together with the study of spirituality and prehistoric symbolism and art as an expression of ancient spiritual traditions.

Related News

See All News

Ric Stephens Presents at Symposium in Zurich

Ric Stephens, business faculty, presented at a symposium on urban planning at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 2014.

Tamara DiCaprio Receives Leadership Award

Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio, MBA in sustainable business, received the 2014 C.K. Prahalad Award for global sustainability leadership in June 2014.

Calendar

See All Events

August 02, 2014 – August 03, 2014

ArtBurst NorthWest at Marylhurst University

ArtBurst NorthWest, formerly the West Linn Fine Arts Festival, has evolved into a high-quality juried art show and festival, a thriving community e...

READ MORE

August 02, 2014

Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Actors Ensemble has brought the Bard to audiences for over 40 years. They will perform Midsummer Night's Dream as part of Marylhurst's S...

READ MORE

August 04, 2014 – August 08, 2014

Marylhurst Summer Choir Camp

Come sing, grow and learn with us! Our five-day choir camp is a concentrated musical experience designed specifically for enthusiastic, committed h...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University