Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The William E. and Ernest L. Boyer Common Day of Learning at Azusa Pacific University is a campus-wide event dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and learning. Since 1993, APU has fostered its commitment to scholarship by hosting this multidisciplinary conference dedicated to the commemoration of academic discovery. The Common Day of Learning is an intellectual adventure that celebrates the scholarship of engagement. In the words of Ernest L. Boyer:

“American colleges and universities are one of the greatest hopes for intellectual and civic progress in this country. I am convinced that for this hope to be fulfilled, the academy must become a more vigorous partner in the search for answers to our most pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems, and must reaffirm its historic commitment to what I call the scholarship of engagement.”

On the last Tuesday of February, regular daytime activities are suspended so faculty, staff, and students can have an opportunity to share their recent academic discoveries with members of the campus and surrounding communities. Scholarly seminars are scheduled for before and after morning chapel, and feature individual, group, discussion, and poster sessions.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Living Letters,” which is based on the Scripture found in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3: “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” (NRSV). All events are free and open to the public, so please plan to join us for this special event.