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National gathering of Friends Association of Higher Education – June 20-23 – at Malone University

May 21, 2013 | Release # 6638

The Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) 33rd annual conference is scheduled to take place June 20-23 on the campus of Malone University, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.

The conference is open to faculty at Quaker institutions, Quaker faculty at non-Quaker institutions, and anyone with an interest in the Quaker heritage. On-site coordinator and member of the FAHE Program Committee for the conference is Jacci Welling, Ph.D., professor of history at Malone University. Malone University was founded in 1892 by Quaker couple Emma B. and J. Walter Malone.

Learn more:  FAHE.

Malone faculty and administrative members presenting at the conference include:

Jay Case, Ph.D., professor of historyBrenda Stevens, director of multicultural servicesCharles Lartey, Ph.D., director of assessmentDavid Hahn, Ph.D., chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and professor of mathematicsSteven Jensen, Ph.D., professor of English; Scott Waalkes, Ph.D., professor of international politicsMarcia Everett, Ph.D., professor of communication arts and director of The College ExperienceCherie Parsons, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and director of compositionLaura Foote, Ed.D., instructor of management studiesScott Waalkes, Ph.D., professor of international politicsPresident David King, serving on a presidents' panel

Scheduled speakers and topics include:

Jay Case                                                                      Plenary Session: Students Are Not Simply Thinking Beings:

Cultivating Desires for Quaker Principles

Nelson Bingham and Patricia Eckert                          Strategic Planning for Holistic Education

Leslie Hickcox                                                            Learning Through Experience & Service - A Quaker Educator Journey

in a Time of Recession

Cheryl Keen and Tracey Peterson                              Quaker Voluntary Service: An Opportunity for your Graduates

Laura Foote                                                                 Women's Speaking Justified: Quaker Women in the Public Sphere

Jeff Dudiak                                                                 Taking the Name in Vain? Quakers and the New Theism

Donn Weinholtz                                                          Academic Prioritization Comes to Camelot

Rebecca Mays                                                             Quakers Bearing Witness: Experiences with College Youth in Lebanon,

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Indonesia

Walter Sullivan                                                           Education and the Inner Life of Isaac Pennington

Barbara Dixson, Deborah Shaw, Mike Heller            Trusting and Valuing Experience as an Entry Way to Learning

Stephen Angell                                                           Utilizing Publications about African-American Quakers in the


Doug Burks and Cathy Pitzer                                     To Retire or Not Retire? When is the Right Time?

Marcia Everett and Cherie Parsons                             The Art of Losing: Teaching and Learning About Loss

Diane Reynolds                                                          Dante and 17th-Century Quaker "Poetesses:" Towards Incorporating

Imagination into W/Holy Education.

David Ross, Steve Jensen                                           Using the Flipped Classroom to Address Threshold Concepts in

Economics (Ross)

Literary Engagement and the Distant World of Lectio (Jensen)

Brenda Stevens, Charles Lartey and David Hahn      Getting From Here to There: The Management of Malone University's

Diversity Initiative

Chris Meyer                                                                Sweet Taste of Success: Working with Hershey to end child slavery

Scott Waalkes                                                             God's Voice, the Inner Light, or Radical Discipleship? Teaching

Vocation at a Friends Institution

Lilly Lavner                                                                Cultivating Student Self-Governance and Leadership Initiatives and

Linking Practitioner Self-Reflection with Student Success

Gary Farlow, Don Smith                                            Righteousness vs. Faithfulness in the Analytical Science   (Farlow)

Quantum Quakers (Smith)

Tracey Hucks                                                              Plenary Session: Becoming 'Quakerly': The Legacy of Social Justice

and its Challenges

Margaret Benefiel                                                       Turning the Lens on Ourselves: Epistemological Foundations for

Contemplative Higher Education

Mike Heller and Jon Kershner                                    'The (Com)Motion of Love': Reading John Woolman and Helping

Students Imagine Higher Education as Something More"

Jennifer Karsten                                                          Several ways that the Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center can nurture your

Students, Staff, and School Community

Paul Anderson                                                                        Primitive Christianity Revived--The Original Quaker Vision

Presidents' Panel, David King, Convener                  Educating For Beloved Community: Cultivating Creative

Maladjustment Within Ourselves and Our Students

Steve Chase                                                                Plenary Session: Educating For Beloved Community: Cultivating

Creative Maladjustment Within Ourselves and Our Students

Member institutions include:

Barclay College, Haviland, Kan.Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.Carolina Evangelical Divinity School, High Point, N.C.Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Ind.Friends University, Wichita, Kan.George Fox University, Newberg, Ore.Global College of Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y.Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.Haverford College, Haverford, Penn.Malone University, Canton, OhioPendle Hill, Wallingford, Penn.Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn.Whittier College, Whittier, Calif.William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IowaWilmington College, Wilmington, OhioWoodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Purpose of the Friends Association of Higher Education is to strengthen the Quaker mission in Higher Education by:

Providing a supportive relationship and opportunities for fellowship among all who share Quaker ideals of higher education, whether on Quaker or non-Quaker campuses.Enhance member's appreciation of Friends religious heritage and nurturing the individual and corporate search for Truth.Lending support to the Quaker ideal of integrating spiritual commitment, academic excellence, and social responsibility.Lending support and encouragement to scholarly research directed toward perceiving and achieving a more perfect human society.Helping to clarify and articulate the distinctively Quaker vision of higher education, in terms of both curriculum and teaching.Assisting Friends Colleges in their efforts to affirm their Quaker heritage.Fostering greater communication and cooperation among Friends educational institutions and the various Friends constituencies to which they may be connected.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424