This is an article from the April-May 1989 issue: Paraclete

At the Center

At the Center

Staff of the William Carey International University (WCIU) are busily preparing for Alumni Weekend (Friday-Saturday, May 19-20) and Commencement (Sunday, May 21). Although many of the weekend's events are primarily intended for WCIU and “Perspectives” graduates and current students, other friends of WCIU and the U.S. Center are also welcome to attend.

Festivities begin on Friday morning with a session for returning graduate students at 10:00 a.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. orientation for prospective students. Paraclete Mission Group plans to offer a 9:00–4:00 seminar, led by Gerald Oliver, for people wanting to know how to better manage their finances and give more to missions. (Register in advance by calling the Paraclete office at 818-398-2253.) Dinner will be followed by a 7:30 session with David Bryant, author of In the Gap and director of Concerts of Prayer International, and an 8:30 reception.

Saturday's activities include: recreational sports or campus tours at 10:00; a picnic lunch at noon; the “Galaxie of Three Magicians” (starring the incomparable Phil Foxwell) at 1:30; reunions with university departments, professors and alumni, and campus agencies at 4:00; a 6:00 dinner (for which reservations are required); and a 7:30 concert by Scott Wesley Brown (suggested donation: $3.00).

Sunday's commencement exercises begin at 3:00 in Franson Hall; Thomas Wang, international director of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, will give the commencement address. An outdoor reception will follow.

Like more information about any of the weekend events? Call Candis Bingham at (818) 398-2137.

“International Communications Strategies for the 1990s” is the theme of a three-day summer conference that will bring together mission executives, denominational leaders, communication professionals, students, and missionaries. International Communications Symposium ’89—focused on communication strategies for world evangelization—will be held on the campus of the William Carey International University (WCIU) in Pasadena June 19-21.

“ICS ’89 will bridge relationships between Christian communicators and nurture a mature and unified communications strategy for the advance of the Gospel,” states Dr. Dale Kietzman, WCIU executive vice president.

Morning sessions will focus on media and communication strategies, while afternoons will feature case studies in Brazil, Nigeria, and Indonesia and an open forum for participant interaction. Evening sessions will address targeted audiences and major issues. Participants will review a wide array of communication models and projects and develop print and broadcast proposals that could be sponsored by others.

Conference speakers include: Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of Good News Communications; E. Russell Chandler, Los Angeles Times religion writer; Paul Eschleman, director of the Jesus Film Project for Campus Crusade for Christ; Dan Wooding, well-known journalist and president of ASSIST; Dr. James Engel, communications professor at the Wheaton Graduate School; and others.

Inexpensive dormitory housing, meals, and graduate credit will be offered. Symposium registration is $80 prior to May 23 and $95 after that date.

For more information, contact: International Communications Symposium ’89, 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena, CA 91104, phone (818) 398-2141, fax (818) 398-2475.


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