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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).
Moving Day at the JBCL
On Wednesday, February 4, the JBCL will be moving furniture to better use our space. Specifically, two periodical shelves are being taken down for use in other places. In the reading room, the large display case is being moved into the center of the room. Couches and other furniture will be relocated as well.
Please note that the public areas may be noisier than usual that day!
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
It is that time again to start putting a team together for the annual Frisbee tournament hosted by our sisters and brothers at Richmond. Click here to get the form. Print and return the form to Shawn Allen's mail box #15 by February 7 as he needs to send them by the deadline date shortly after this date. The dates of the Tournament are March 20-21. Meals and lodging are included in your registration fee of $40 dollars as well as a t-shirt. If you have any questions you may contact Shawn at AllenCaseyS@mail.ctsnet.edu or see him at frisbee practice.
Volunteer for Seminary Weekend!
Seminary Weekend is coming up next month on Friday & Saturday, February 20-21! 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. There are a variety of ways to help. Please click here to learn more and volunteer!
If you have any further questions, please email Keith Phillips at PhillipsKeithA@mail.ctsnet.edu.
Clothes Closet Spring Hours
The Closet has lots of great clothes right now, so come by and shop! The Closet is currently out of “skirt” hangers, so if anyone has extras, they would appreciate some pass back to them. Spring 2015 hours are as follows:
Mon 10am-12pm, 3-6pm
Sungwoo “Sam” Kim and Bora Yoon will start Korean School next week. This school is not only for kids in the village but for adults: students, staff, faculty and spouses. For more info, follow on Facebook.
Cardboard Chronicles Burst With Praise!
The Center for Lifelong Learning begins the new year with Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic. The exhibit brings together twenty-three paintings from one of America’s most amazing self-taught artists. His vibrant images, rendered in enamel and house paint with a shimmering glossy finish on cardboard and his flamboyant use of color put him in a category all his own.
Rudolph, who lives in Savannah, Georgia, says that his inspirations come from many sources, “especially the Bible and reproductions of the works of the masters such as Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.” Bostic’s work was featured in the 2005 inaugural exhibition of the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art in Savannah, GA, and his art is in the permanent collection of the High Museum in Atlanta, GA. Some of the most prestigious southern galleries of folk art represent Bostic’s paintings.
The exhibit will be displayed on the second floor of the Harrington Center through March 20. It is open to the public during regular office hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday). The exhibit is arranged through Sandra Bowden of Bowden Collections, former president of the board of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts). Arrangements to view the exhibit at other times may be made by contacting the Center for Lifelong Learning at 404-687-4577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few changes to the library that you will enjoy in this new year:
- Now you can pay your library fees and fines with a credit/debit card! ($10 minimum & cards can only be accepted between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday)
- Microsoft Word is now on all computers in the Reference Area!
- More DVDs are available for checkout! (Have you seen Murderball???)
- Visit our new exhibit in the lobby: Celebrating 100 years of Thomas Merton
- Two upcoming workshops in the library for you:
Exploring BibleWorks (January 20 at 2:00)
Writing as Interpretation: Strategies for Exegesis Papers (January 29 at 3:00)Library Hours for this holiday weekend:
- Saturday 12 – 5pm
- Sunday and Monday - CLOSED
Book Lists for 2015
Booklists for Spring 2015 basic degree classes are posted on the MBS Direct Web Site link for ordering your books. To see the list click on the order books button and the lists will come up. You don’t need to complete the order to get the lists. At this time only the books for basic degree classes are listed there. Go to: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ctsnet.htm.
DMin students should have received a book order form via their CTS email from the registrar with book lists for advanced degree classes. At this time we are still carrying textbooks for advanced studies classes in the CTS bookstore.
Sustainable and Rewarding New Year Resolutions!
Although 2015 has already started, it isn't too late to make some New Year’s resolutions that will help you take care of your own health as well as the health of God’s creation. Here are two ideas:
NRH Gym Fitness Challenge
Starting this week, the Healthy Seminarians - Healthy Church Initiative, in partnership with Student Services, began a semester-long fitness challenge! The more times you work out, the greater the likelihood you will see improvements in your overall health (assuming you don’t have any medical restrictions, follow good form, and don’t overdo it!), and the greater your chances of winning a prize!
How does it work?
- Each time you come to the NRH gym to work out, you will have the opportunity to fill out a raffle ticket. We will have a monthly drawing for a gift card or gift certificate to a local restaurant, coffee shop, etc. At the end of the semester, we will have a grand prize drawing for a Garmin Vivofit fitness band (tracks activity level, sleep, calories, encourages movement if one has been inactive for too long, etc). The lucky winner will be drawn from all completed entries for the entire semester.
- Note: when you fill-out the raffle ticket, you will be asked which machines you used during your workout. Why? Because the HSHC is trying to get a sense of which equipment is being used most often. We thank you in advance for providing us that information.
Pledge to take care of God’s creation this year!
How? Read through the eco-pledges created by Green Faith: http://greenfaith.org/resource-center/stewardship/member-engagement/ and prayerfully consider which of the pledges you and/or your family would like to commit to for the year.
Encourage others in the CTS community to participate with you! The more people involved, the healthier we (individuals, community, God's creation) will be! Plus, it is generally easier to stay committed to something when you are supported by others who are also striving to make positive changes in their lives.
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.