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Feel free to send additional news and announcements for circulation at CampusUpdates@ctsnet.edu.
Any events involving a room reservation must be confirmed on the calendar through the Business Office (Miguel Chavez at 404-687-4510 or ChavezM@CTSnet.edu).
Financial Aid Forms for Entering Students
All entering students MUST complete their I-9 and E-Verify by Friday, September 12. If you need a Social Security number, please be sure to contact Vivian Hodo immediately at either 404-687-4582 or HodoV@CTSnet.edu.Be sure to see all of the great resources available for scholarships and other financial aid at http://www.ctsnet.edu/financial-planning.
Score The Winning Touchdown!
No, Falcons Coach Mike Smith did not call to recruit you for his Atlanta Falcons team, but don’t get left on the sidelines. We have just the spot for you on our team—the fall 2014 Phonathon team, that is. Gear up in your favorite team football jersey, take a break from the books, and rush on over and sign up for the Fall Phonathon. Each year, Columbia students call alumni/ae and past donors to encourage support for the Columbia Annual Fund. This is a great way to get to know Columbia alums and donors. And to top it all off, the “touchdown club” leaders (members of your friendly Annual Fund staff, and team mascot) will provide energetic snacks; award extra-special prizes; and pay a great hourly rate. For more information, please call or e-mail Pam Cottrell at 404-687-4588 or cottrellp@CTSnet.edu or Sandra Taylor at 404-687-4698 or taylors@CTSnet.edu. Phonathon dates are Mondays-Thursdays, October 6-16, 6:45-9:00 p.m. Come score a touchdown for your Columbia Annual Fund!
Special Note on Photography & Social Media
As director of communications, I (Michael Thompson) regularly take pictures for the seminary for use on social media and even print publications. We love to see your smiling faces, and do our best to present all members of the seminary community in the best light. However, you are free to contact me in writing at ThompsonM@CTSnet.edu should you not wish to have your image used for any reason. If you find a particular photo with your image on Facebook or other social media, you may email me with the link to have your image edited or removed. You may also choose to tag or un-tag your images on Facebook. However, it does significantly help the visibility of the seminary to have as many people as possible participate through this medium. So please be sure to follow, like, and comment generously!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Opportunity
Global Growers Network is signing up new CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members for their Summer-Fall deliveries (August 17-November 23). They have several pick up points around Columbia Seminary on Sundays and Mondays (East Decatur Station, downtown Decatur, Clarkston, and others). They could even add a pick up point at Columbia Seminary if there is enough interest (at least 10 members). Convenient for us in the past has been the First United Methodist church parking lot in downtown Decatur (Sundays 12:00-2:00). If you are interested in signing up or are just curious, go online with this link: http://globalgrowers.net/ourproduce/csa.html. Global Growers Network is a close neighbor in Decatur and has a developing relationship with CTS. A number of classes have gotten involved in helping out with their garden across Columbia Drive.
To the CTS community:
In order to better serve you with your research and information needs, the library catalog will be undergoing a major upgrade on August 4 and 5. We do not anticipate any problems with the Calvin catalog or circulation during that time. However we wanted you to be aware in case of any hiccups that normally occur with upgrades.
The purpose of this upgrade is to allow non-Roman languages to be displayed correctly in the catalog. Currently, library staff Romanize all non Roman languages which makes it difficult for both staff and you, our customers. After the upgrade, new non-Roman materials especially Korean language materials can be added with the Korean fonts displaying correctly. With the increasing number of international students and international materials, this update is crucial to help everyone find needed resources quickly.
This upgrade is made possible due to generosity of the Columbia Cabinet using capital expenses. If you get a chance, please thank them for investing in this upgrade and making the library more effective to serve our community. Thank you!
The Library Staff
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.
Columbia Theological Seminary contracts with the City of Decatur Recycling Services for regular pickup from recycling dumpsters. This service is single stream collection, which means there is no need to sort.
- Upper campus in lower parking lot behind Harrington Center.
- Lower campus at Village Residences 39-42.
- Campbell Hall first floor stairwell.
- All aluminum items.
- All glass bottles and jars.
- All plastic containers labeled “1” through “7”.
- All paper products, including newspaper inserts.
- Plastic bags.
- All cardboard items.
Do NOT recycle:
- Styrofoam products without recycling logo. No packing peanuts.
- Any item that has been contaminated with food/waste, i.e. pizza boxes.
- Plastic/wax coated cartons, i.e. milk/juice cartons.
- Light bulbs.
- Broken glass.
- Wrappers with metallic material.
For additional information regarding City of Decatur recycling, visit: http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=108
There are books in the hallway on the 3rd floor of Campbell Hall which have been left for any and all to take.
Library Hours for July and August
July 1 – July 6: Short hours (CLOSED July 4)
July 7 – August 15:
Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 8pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday 12 – 5
Sunday 3 - 8
Clothes Closet Summer Hours
The Clothes Closet is a ministry for missionaries and members of the CTS community located at 235 Inman Drive. Summer Clothes Closet hours are as follows:
Please note: We are very well stocked, so we are happy to have some hours for shoppers. However, the Clothes Closet is maintained by volunteers who may occasionally need to cancel their time slot without notice.