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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).
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
New Academic Catalogs for 2015-16
New catalogs have been put in many of the mailboxes in Campbell Hall. If you did not receive one, you may pick one up this week from the boxes outside of the Communications/Development office on the Garden level of Campbell Hall (next to the Mailroom. Also available are remaining copies of last year’s catalog. If you would like one of those, pick it up now before the remainder are no longer available. We would like to complete this initial distribution of catalogs this week!
Survey for MDiv Students (and Win a Prize!)
A CTS DMin student is seeking input from current MDiv students. Complete the survey and you could win a prize! For her DMin project, Karen Webster is researching both the personal health issues impacting MDiv students at CTS as well as what these students believe the Church’s role is in addressing various health issues from both theological and practical perspectives.
As part of her research, she is asking all MDiv students (including those who are enrolled in the dual degree program) to fill out her confidential survey (using the following link): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BDK7RVX
You may be thinking, "Why should I take the time... I'm tired of filling out surveys... I've got plenty of other things I'd rather do."
Answer: Because very little research has been done on the health of graduate students in general and virtually none has been done on the health of seminary students in particular!
Therefore, it is Karen's hope that the 15 - 20 minutes you spend completing the survey will help her, the Healthy Seminarians - Healthy Church Initiative, CTS, and other organizations address some of the current health concerns of CTS students, while also informing and shaping future research projects that are focused on seminarian health. In other words, the information you provide us is invaluable!
Plus, if you complete the survey, you will become eligible to win one of the following prizes: a $50 Amazon gift card, a 1-hour massage gift card, a 3-pack of fitness training sessions, or a 3-pack of nutritional consultations.
If you would like more information about Karen's project, or have any questions about the survey, please send an e-mail to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Greek School Students! Usually we are ready to be of service to you when Greek School begins, but this year we are in transition. We are moving from the BLC where we have been for the last three and a half years, back to our former space next to the dining hall in Richards Center. The space has been renovated, so we will be able to offer you a shiny new bookstore with lots of personal service and a cozy place to browse. We will be moving on Tuesday, July 14 and hope to be open and ready for business by Friday, July 17 or Monday, July 20.
July Hours for the library
- 7/1 - 7/2: 10 - 4:30
- 7/3 - 7/5: CLOSED
- 7/6 - 7/31:
- M - Th: 8:30 - 8:00
- Fridays: 8:30 - 4:30
- Saturdays: 12 - 5 p.m.
- Sundays: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542), Columbia Theological Seminary is required to disclose campus security policy and campus crime statistics annually to all current students and employees and to any prospective students/employees upon request. The intent of this federal legislation is to promote awareness and to encourage responsible action in making the Seminary a safer place. Columbia Theological Seminary is also committed to providing a fire‐safe environment for the faculty, staff, students and visitors, and to protecting its property through an effective fire prevention, protection, preparedness and response program. These policies are in effect to assist the campus community in working together to maintain an environment that reduces the risk of fire hazards. Download Document Here.
Clothes Closet Summer Hours
The Clothes Closet is a ministry for missionaries and members of the CTS community located at 235 Inman Drive. We have been receiving several large donations, so come shop! Our summer hours are as follows:
- Monday 10-12
- Wednesday 10-12
- Thursday 1-6
- Friday 10-12
- Saturday 11-1
Ryan’s Run 5K and Fun Run
The event will be held on June 13. This is a fundraiser for the Central Night Shelter to raise money for the homeless in honor of Ryan Bashor who died last year by suicide. Our slogan, Let Your Light Shine, is about speaking up if you are struggling with mental health issues. Details and Registration here!
Library Hours for May 2015
May 1 – 15: Regular hours
May 16 – May 31: Short hours (10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends)
May 25: CLOSED
Impact 4D Leadership Conference
On September 15-16, 2015, this conference will connect you directly with community catalysts, thought leaders, administrators and others dedicated to the future of our communities and the people we serve. Together, we are a sphere of influence at the ready to make positive changes. All we need is the plan, the road map and the courage to press on to our destination of making a difference in our community. For more information, please visit: http://impact4d.org/.