UPCO Upcoming Events

CUW’s Undergraduate Pre-Professional Churchwork Organization (UPCO) is going to host a number of events on postmodernism and classical education this school year.

These two themes are divided into separate types of events; monthly presentations and an annual weekend conference. Club president, Andrew Newton, is in charge of the monthly events.

“Our theme for this year is postmodernism. We’ll have CUW professors give talks and presentations about postmodernism and it’s influences on the Christian life,” Newton said.

The first event was held in September and featured CUW philosophy professor, Rev. Dr. Gregory Schulz.

“In our most recent event, Dr. Schulz discussed the impacts of postmodernism and textual criticism upon how the Bible is viewed,” Newton said.

These events are open to all students and normally take place on either a Wednesday or Thursday night around 6 p.m. Along with the talk, there is also a time of fellowship with free food and drink.

For this year’s weekend conference, the theme is classical education. According to Conference Director, Steven Krycho, this year’s focus is to help promote two new aspects of CUW.

“This year, the conference will be focused on classical education to promote the new Great Text Pathway and the new classical education pedagogy program,” Krycho said.

In the past, the conferences were about apologetics, and last year’s was about Biblical ethics. This year’s conference is made up of two main keynote speakers and other breakout session speakers.

“We have one visiting speaker and one from the school and then we have a bunch of breakout lectures from other professors of the school,” Krycho said.

The visiting speaker this year is Dr. Gene Edward Veith Jr. of Patrick Henry College. Veith is a former professor of CUW and has authored around 20 books with topics ranging from classical education to Christianity to culture. The keynote speaker from CUW is the Department of History Chair Dr. Susan Mobley.

The conference will be held on March 29 and 30. It is open to the community and is free for CUW students. To learn more about any UPCO event, contact either Andrew Newton or Steven Krycho at andrew.newton@cuw.edu or steven.krycho@cuw.edu.

Written by Luke Otten.

Categories: Community, Faculty and Staff, Student Life

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