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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).
Hispanic Summer Program
The Office of Student Services invites you to consider The Hispanic Summer Program, a two-week summer graduate program in theology and religion that will be hosted by Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Students arrive on Saturday, June 13 and will depart the morning of Saturday, June 27, 2015. Columbia Theological Seminary is a sponsoring institution. Applications can be found on the HSP website: http://hispanicsummerprogram.org/and will be accepted until Feb. 13, 2015. For brochures and additional information, contact the Office of Student Services.
Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation Apollos Scholarships
Applications accepted: January 15 to April 15, 2015 for the upcoming academic year.
Application, references to be completed online atwww.omahapresbyterianseminaryfoundation.org. Columbia Theological Seminary usually transmits transcripts via mail, however, you may explore other options with the CTS Registrar
Award amounts: $1,500 or $3,000 per semester for up to 3 years of study.
Please consider applying or re-applying for the upcoming year. Last year Columbia has 5 recipients. The Foundation has helped 770 students since 1954.
Library Hours for December
Library Hours for December
December 8 – 11 8:30am to 10pm
December 12 8:30am to 4:30pm
December 13/14 CLOSED
December 15 – 19 8:30am to 4:30pm
December 20 – January 4 CLOSED
We will reopen on January 5 with regular hours.
Happy Holidays to you!
Explorations: Alternative Context in Ministry
Attention MDiv Students that have not taken/are not registered for Explorations (I-520) Spring/ES 2015: If you need to take Explorations in order to graduate May 2016 you MUST ACT NOW! December 12, 2014 is the deadline to apply to take I 520 in ES 2015. No applications will be accepted after that date for Exploration placements offered in ES 2015. Contact the International Programs Office for more information/an application: email@example.com.
Time is NOW for CTS MDiv Students to Apply for 2015-2016 STUDY ABROAD! Offering study on exchange SCHOLARSHIPS at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary/Seoul, Korea, Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University/Prague, Czech Republic, United Theological College of the West Indies/Kingston, Jamaica, and Westminster College/Cambridge, England. Check your CTS email for further information/application. COMPLETED application packets due January 2, 2015.
Clergy Robes Days in the Bookstore
On Tuesday and Wednesday January 20 and 21 a representative from Cokesbury will be on campus to measure people and take orders for custom clergy robes. She will bring samples of robes and other clergy attire for you to see. May be a good idea to plan for a Christmas or Graduation present from family or your church.
New Online Bookstore!
Try out our new online textbook store at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ctsnet.htm. Don’t forget! Order on December 2, 3, and 4 and get FREE SHIPPING!
L’Arche Atlanta Seeks Full-Time Live-in Assistant
L'Arche is an international network of local communities of adults with intellectual disabilities who live with more able adult assistants, in communities of faith and mutual support. You can read more here: http://www.larcheatlanta.org/. Assistants receive housing, food, medical benefits, and a small stipend, and may stay for one year, two years, or more. This would be a good opportunity for recent seminary graduates or recent college graduates who are drawn to community living and building relationships across lines of difference.
Library Hours Thanksgiving week
The library hours for Thanksgiving week are as follows:
Nov. 22 & 23 – CLOSED
Nov. 24 & 25 – Open 8:30am to 4:30pm
Nov. 26 – 29: CLOSED
Nov. 30 – Open 3pm to 8pm
The library will be closed to the public on Wednesday, November 26. However, library staff will be working. If you need to check out a book or use the library that day please contact Erica Durham via email or phone (x661). Have a great week!
The Library Staff
Taskforce for the Homeless
The CTS Outreach and Service Organization is starting a new project and we need your help! Our goal is to put together as many hygiene kits as we can in order to donate to the Metro-Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless. Every day numerous people come to the Taskforce off the streets of Atlanta in search of services. The Taskforce hands out hygiene kits to anyone who asks for one, and has a shower list for clients. However, the Taskforce is often running out of hygiene kits, so people do not get the supplies they need in order to care for themselves. We would like to donate as many as we can in order to help the Taskforce and its clients! We will be setting up donation boxes in the Refrectory and the BLC for you to drop off the below listed supplies. Please find your class and last name for the requested item. This list is so that we can obtain a fair amount of the most needed supplies.
Junior A-M toothpaste
Junior N-Z disposable razors
Middler A-M small shampoo bottles
Middler N-Z small soap or body wash
Senior A-M toothbrushes
Senior N-Z toothpaste
Also, if you already have any of the above mentioned supplies that you'd like to donate please feel free to donate ANY of the above mentioned products. We will also accept donations of clothing, washcloths, diapers, socks, and feminine products. They are in particular need of socks, and diapers, and feminine products. If you have any questions at all, or are interested in volunteering with the Metro-Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless please contact Brittany Fiscus at firstname.lastname@example.org.