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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.

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