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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).
Black History Month 2016 at JBC Library
At the request of the African Heritage Student Association (AHSA), the library will be displaying select publications (books and chapters) written by African and African American faculty, staff, and instructors at Columbia Seminary. Stop by and see the important contributions our scholars have made to their fields of study!
Beginning Monday, February 8 the Bookstore hours will be changing. From now on, the Bookstore will be open Monday – Wednesday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and will be closed on Thursdays. It will open on Fridays for special campus events such as seminary weekend and outside groups visiting campus, especially for those attending Lifelong Learning and Spirituality classes.
Kick the Can Team Lenten Challenge
Upcoming Bookstore Events
Diploma Frames On Sale: Save Money. All custom diploma frames ordered between March 14 and March 26 will be reduced $20.00 per frame! Frames have a special custom mat that has the CTS seal on the top and the name of our school in old English letters on the bottom. These frames are beautiful and cost much less than if you were to have your diploma framed by an outside company. Come to the Bookstore to see the frames we have on display.Robes Days at CTS. A representative from Cokesbury will be on campus at the Bookstore in March to measure people for custom clergy robes. We are hoping for the dates of March 14 and 15. There will be samples and catalogues from various robe makers to help you choose the robe that you would like to have. Chevrons can be added to all robes to indicate a doctoral level degree.
Volunteers Needed for Seminary Weekend
Click Here to Volunteer for Seminary Weekend! Seminary Weekend is coming up on Friday & Saturday, Feb 19–20! During this time, we will welcome a group of prospective students on our campus. We need your assistance in helping these prospective students to learn more about their call and about Columbia Seminary. There are a variety of ways to help. Please click here to learn more and volunteer! If you have any further questions about volunteering, please email Keith Phillips at PhillipsKeithA@mail.ctsnet.edu or Louden Young at YoungLoudenA@mail.ctsnet.edu.
Spring Phonathon Teams Forming Now!
Cheer for your Atlanta Hawks; celebrate the coming of Spring “sometime” this year; and more importantly come sign up for the spring 2016 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 “free-throw club” leaders (members of your friendly Annual Fund staff and team mascot) will provide energetic snacks; award coveted 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, February 29- March 10, 6:45-9:00 p.m. We want to recruit you for our winning team!
Procedures for Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, community members may find out whether classes are in session and seminary offices open by calling the CTS weather line at 404-687-4501. Should the seminary’s telephone system be out because of an extended power outage, please listen to Cox Radio Group Atlanta (750 AM, 95.5 FM, 97.1 FM, 98.5 FM, or 104.1 FM), tune into 11Alive News (TV Channel 11), or login to 11Alive.com for the same information. The seminary’s e2Campus Emergency Alert System may also be used to notify the community of class/school cancellations.
Clothes Closet Schedule
A ministry for missionaries and members of the CTS community located at 235 Inman Drive. Clothes Closet hours are as follows:
- Monday 10:00 am-12:00 noon and 3:00-6:30 pm
- Tuesday 8:00-10:00 am and 12:00 noon-6:00 pm
- Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm and 5:00-6:30 pm
- Friday 10:00 am-12:00 noon
- Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm
Please note: the Clothes Closet is maintained by volunteers who may occasionally need to cancel their time slot without notice.
King Holiday Schedule
The library will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend—January 16, 17, and 18. All offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday, January 18.
President Leanne Van Dyk is inviting the entire campus to join her in a "Big Read." Students, staff, and faculty will be organized in smaller book clubs to discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Just Mercy is "a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice." You may order your copy at the bookstore. Be sure to email Mary Lynn Darden to sign up for a group if you have not done so already.