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Kathy Dawson Named Educator of the Year
For those who may not have heard yet, Prof. Kathy Dawson has been chosen 2015 Educator of the Year by the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators. This is one of the largest Christian Education organizations in North America and includes not only the PC(USA) but many other Reformed churches. She will be honored at the 2015 annual event which will gather over 1,000 persons in February in Baltimore. The Advocate (which is the organization's newsletter) has a feature article about Kathy here: http://advocate.apcenet.org/article/educator-year-kathy-dawson.
Sept 4: Opening Convocation
All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us for the Opening Convocation of Columbia Seminary. The event will be held at Columbia Presbyterian Church on Thursday, September 4 at 11:00 am (new time). This year’s Convocation will begin Columbia Seminary’s 187th session, and is open to the public.
The speaker will be Andrew Foster Connors, Senior Pastor of the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church where he has served since 2004. A church “alive in the city and the world,” Brown Memorial Park Avenue continues to live into its mission to become a radically inclusive Christian community, sent into the world to work for God’s peace and justice. See more on our blog!
ADJUSTED CLASS SCHEDULE for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Opening Convocation will take place at 11:00-12:00 on Thursday morning, September 4, at Columbia Presbyterian Church (across Kirk Road from the seminary). The Convocation Luncheon will take place at 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Refectory and Ellis Room. As September 4 is the first day of classes, the class schedule needs to be adjusted. The class schedule has been adjusted to allow each class to meet a minimum of 55 minutes on Thursday, September 4.
Please note below the adjusted class meeting times. If your class is not listed below, you will proceed with meeting at the regularly scheduled time.
*8:30-9:25 am P540-Introduction to Christian Worship, Kim Long
*9:30-10:25 am B520-Old Testament Interpretation I, Brennan Breed, Bill Brown & Ryan Bonfiglio
*9:30-10:25 am B530-New Testament Interpretation I, Beth Johnson & Raj Nadella
*1:45-2:50 pm B671-Paul in Prison: Philippians, …, Stan Saunders
*1:45-2:50 pm HD630-An Historical & Theological…, John Azumah
* Morning classes will end by 10:25 am to allow time for everyone to line up at 10:30 a.m. and then process to Columbia Presbyterian by 10:50 a.m.
*Process at 10:50 am from BLC Courtyard/Arch to Columbia Presbyterian Church.
*The Convocation luncheon will take place at 12:15-1:30 pm in the refectory. At the end of the Convocation service, faculty will line up on the sidewalk outside of CPC to greet new students. After greeting students, please proceed promptly to the refectory for lunch. We are on a tight schedule!
*Classes scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm will have an adjusted start time of 1:45 pm.
Call for Articles and Creative Contributions
Anyone interested in writing an article or submitting creative contributions (artwork, poetry, etc) for Vantage magazine next year may contact Michael Thompson at ThompsonM@CTSnet.edu. Our themes for next year are as follows:
- Fall: Creative Power (seen in the wonder and beauty of creation)
- Winter: Reconciling Love (demonstrated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ)
- Spring: Transforming Justice (visible through the Church and in the broad work of the Holy Spirit in a pluralistic and interdependent world).
Articles are generally 500 words and due 2-4 weeks in advance of going to press. Shorter articles will also be considered for the seminary blog Columbia Connections.