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The Deadline for Summer Seminar Applications Is Less than a Week Away — Please Help Support Our Students!

Kelley J. Unger

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In the words of the poet Pablo Neruda, “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” This saying holds true in nature but in scholarship — and science — as well.

It is the crucial mission of the Center for Science & Culture to breathe fresh life into scientific and academic endeavors, especially the understanding of biological origins. The importance of this work to our culture, and the progress we are making, is attested to daily here at Evolution News & Views and elsewhere. Despite the ongoing attempts of many to suppress research and publications that point to design in the universe, the ideas of our Fellows are gaining traction in the U.S. and abroad. Through their efforts we will break the hold that Darwinism has on science and bring new vitality to research and scholarship across a variety of academic disciplines.

One way we are doing this is through our Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences and the parallel C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society, July 10-18 this year in Seattle — programs designed to raise up a coming generation of scientists and scholars who are not afraid to follow the evidence wherever it leads. As we’ve noted here already, the deadline for applications is next week, Tuesday, April 7. So the beginning of the spring season is crunch time for us. These programs are free to students who apply and are accepted — but they aren’t free to produce. Very far from it. The CSC’s yearly Summer Seminars are made possible by the support of our friends — like you — who recognize that science needs an infusion of bold minds and daring ideas.

That’s why we need your support to continue and expand these programs. Every year we receive more applications from a broader and deeper range of students and professionals. Our summer programs attract students from the United States and around the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and the Middle East — far more than we can admit. Most of these students cannot attend unless we pay their expenses.

You can help with your gift of any amount.

  • $75 will pay for the cost of ground transportation for one student.
  • $200 will provide books and other curriculum materials for one student.
  • $800 will pay to house and feed one student for the entire program.
  • $2,500 will cover the full cost of admitting an additional student to the program.

Donate now to the Summer Seminar campaign and help us usher in a season of innovation, purpose, and meaning in the natural and social sciences!

Kelley Unger

Mrs. Unger directs the Center's new small donor initiative, oversees the grant proposal and reporting process, and manages development-related events and data. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Seattle Pacific University. She came to the Center in 2006 after 11 years at Seattle Pacific University, where she was most recently the Program and Budget Manager for the School of Psychology. She managed the program development and accreditation processes for three graduate programs and the undergraduate psychology programs. In addition, she managed a budget of over three million dollars.

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