Join us October 12-14, 2018 at Taylor University
We invite you to come CONNECT and ENGAGE during Homecoming and Family Weekend

Join us for a Lifelong Learning Session on a variety of topics!

Storying Scripture

Led by Dr. Phil Collins ▪ Friday, October 6, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

“Storying” is a process of engaging the Bible used by missionaries all over the world. This session will be a demonstration of the storying Scripture engagement method and how it can be used with both evangelism and discipleship settings.

What Should I Read Next?  

Led by Linda Lambert ▪ Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - noon and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Social media sites, like Good Reads, give reading suggestions and reviews, but lack a personal touch. The aim of this session is to broaden our leisure reading horizons. We will examine a wide variety of current titles (e.g. genre fiction, biography, non-fiction, and Christian life) with an opportunity to share our favorite books with each other, guided by Zondervan Library Collection Development Librarian.

Multigenerational Communicating: How Do We Relate and Understand Younger Generations

Led by Dr. Jeanne Sigworth ▪ Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The technology dependent young generation are challenging to communicate with.  Their priorities are different.  Their perspective is diverse and ever changing.  This workshop will present insights, tips, tools and a “formula for success” in forging lifelong relationships with them.

Treasures of the Brown Collection

Led by Dr. Joe Ricke ▪ Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The C.S. Lewis Center Director Joe Ricke will explain the history and significance of some of the Center’s priceless pieces, including two original Lewis manuscripts, collections of Lewis letters and signed first editions.

10 World Changing Philosophical Claims

Led by Dr. Jim Spiegel ▪ Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The poet W. H. Auden said, “History marches to the drum of a clear idea.” In this session, we will review 10 ideas from ancient to modern times, which have impacted all of our lives, for better and for worse.

Legacies Don't Belong in Shoeboxes: Preserving Memorabilia and Utilizing Archives for Historical Research

Led by Ashley Chu ▪ Friday, October 6, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This session led by Ashley Chu, University Archivist & Librarian, will discuss tips and tricks on how to care for and properly store family history and memorabilia of various forms including scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs.  Strategies for success when contacting historical centers and archives when researching family history will also be discussed.  Several interesting treasures from the Archives will be present to serve as examples for this session. 

Get Creative with Coding!

Led by Darci Nurkkala ▪ Friday, October 6, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to code with the family-friendly Scratch programming environment (scratch.mit.edu). Build a video game to play, animate your favorite story to share with your friends, surprise your grandchildren with an electronic birthday card, or design your own project. Let your imagination be your guide! This session is good for children who can read and adults of any age! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Center for Missions Computing

Led by Tom Nurkkala ▪ Friday, October 6, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Established in Januray 2010, the TCMC formalizes 30 years of voluntary service in missions computing by members of the Taylor Computer Science and Engineering Department. Come and learn more about this Center of Excellence at Taylor.

Monochromatic Acrylic Painting on Paper

Led by Jonathan Bouw ▪ Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join Jonathan Bouw, department co-chair and professor of art, as he guides you in creating your own personal piece of art. This session runs from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start to get your materials.  A $10 supply fee will be collected during online registration for this session.