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2009 Faculty Retreat
For the tenth year, IFL sponsored and directed, under the auspices of the Office of the Provost, a retreat for new faculty at the end of the spring semester. On May 18-22, forty-seven faculty and staff members journeyed to Laity Lodge (south of Kerrville, Texas) for a special retreat titled Vocation, Liberal Learning, and the Professions. The retreat offered a special opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and reflect upon the Christian ideas and practices that animate their shared aims as educators at Baylor.
Four distinguished scholars and teachers served as leaders for this year's retreat: Jan Evans, associate professor of Spanish at Baylor; C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor; Charles Pinches, professor and chair of theology and religious studies at the University of Scranton; and Susan VanZanten, professor of English and director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development at Seattle Pacific University.