In Focus

In Focus articles are thoughtful and practical writings addressing the unique challenges and joys of women in the academy and professions. Topics include those dealing with the academy, professions, relationships, singleness, career decisions, and child-bearing and child-raising in the context of study and work.

By Margot Starbuck

Author Margot Starbuck challenges women in leadership to set others free from false ideas of beauty by "keeping it real" themselves.

By Naomi Haynes

An anthropologist of religion describes her experience with new believers in Zambia and how, as in the book of Acts, conversion brings a reexamination of culture.

By Susanna Childress

Susanna Childress describes her experience dividing life between a teaching position in Indiana and a home in Michigan.

By Marcia Bosscher

Professor Nick Balster's modifications to a university teaching lab help graduate women with young children stay active and engaged in their research programs.

By Halee Gray Scott

Halee Gray Scott finds her calling making connections between the colonnade and the cathedral.

By Christine Jeske

Author Christine Jeske finds joy in the mud and muck of life and calls us to enter in.

By Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland connects readers with compelling presentations from Urbana '09.

Pages