Requesting Nominations for Vice President
The Midwest American Academy of Religion is currently searching for nominations and/or self-nominations for the position of Vice President and Program Chair. Mary Dunn had been elected in April, but she has had to step down because of an unexpected new work assignment at her university.
This is an elected position, with the term beginning later this summer. The Vice President holds this position for two years, with several responsibilities. In addition to serving on the MAAR Board and providing leadership for the region, the Vice President is program chair for the regional meeting, and coordinates section chairs in putting together the program. At the conclusion of the two-year term as Vice President, s/he becomes President of the region for two years, before taking the position of Past President.
If you are interested in serving in a leadership position down the road, or have ideas regarding the region or our annual conference, please contact Midwest AAR President Steve Young at SYOUNG@mchenry.edu.
Congratulations to the following new section chairs:
Gender and Religion: Katie Deaver, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Religion and American Culture: Kristen Tobey, John Caroll University
Religions of Asia: Jason Fuller, DePauw University
Study of Judaism: Vadim Putzu, Missouri State University
(See especially the relevant passages in Article IV and Article V)