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Date: 2/2/2016 - 3/26/2016

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

Date: 2/2/2016 - 2/18/2016

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.

Black History Month 2016 at JBC Library

Date: 2/4/2016 - 2/29/2016

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!

Ash Wednesday--Community Day

Date: 2/10/2016

The entire Columbia Theological Seminary community will gather for our third Community Day. The goal of the day is to join together in hopes of becoming more like the beloved community of Jesus Christ.  The day is being planned and led by your Community Life and Discrimination & Inclusiveness committee.

8:30-9:00 am Registration – RC lobby

9:00-9:15 am Opening Devotion in Refectory (to avoid moving back and forth)

9:15-9:30 am Welcome words, Sharing Learning Goals and Objectives for the Day - Refectory

9:30-11:00 am Showing of the film 3 ½ Minutes and 10 Bullets - Refectory

11:00-11:15 am Bathroom break

11:15 am-12:30 pm Workshop led by Mrs. McBath - Refectory

12:30-2:00 pm Lunch – Various assigned locations

2:00-3:00pm So, now what? (Session led by clergy activists giving practical plans and tools on how attendees can become active in social justice) - Refectory

3:00-3:15 pm Walk to Columbia Presbyterian Church

3:15-4:00 pm Closing Worship--Columbia Presbyterian Church

Seminary Weekend for Prospective Students

Date: 2/19/2016 - 2/20/2016
Time: 8am Fr to 2pm Sat

We hope you’ll come spend a weekend with us at Seminary Weekend at Columbia Theological Seminary. It’s a time when you can consider your personal sense of call and discover what it’s like to nourish your leadership skills through one of our three basic degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Practical Theology (or Dual MDIV/MAPT), and Master of Arts (Theological Studies). You experience a "day in the life" of a student as well as the opportunity to talk with professors and visit a class. You’ll also be given an overview of admissions, financial planning and on-campus housing. Come be a part of the Columbia community for a weekend of discovery and discernment.

TWO Late Night Breakfast

Date: 2/23/2016
Time: 10:00 pm

During Mid-terms on February 23 from 10:00—11:00 pm TWO will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the kitchen of the NRH. We will provide all the food. This is not intended to be a sit down event. If you need to come take a quick study break come by the kitchen and get a plate. You can hang out for a minute and eat or you can take your plate and go back to studying. 

Faculty Panel on Academic Writing

Date: 3/1/2016
Time: 3:00 pm

Hosted by The Center for Academic Literacy at John Bulow Campbell Library

Panelists: Dr. Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament Dr. Marcia Riggs, J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics Dr. Christine Roy Yoder, Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis Dr. William Yoo, Assistant Professor of American Religious and Cultural History

The faculty panelists will discuss their writing process, laying bare the orderliness or messiness of their approach, the ways and spaces in which collaboration occurs, how and when writing is a spiritual practice, and what they find most challenging and rewarding about writing. The panelists will also take questions from the audience. RSVP requested but not required. Please email your RSVP to writing@ctsnet.edu

SCC Meeting

Date: 3/1/2016
Time: 1:30 pm

The Student Coordinating Council will meet on February 2 from 1:30-3:00 pm in BLC 103.   

Conference on "Social Transformation in the Urban Context”

Date: 3/10/2016 - 3/12/2016

PANAAWTM (Pacific Asian North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry) invites you to attend its 31st annual meeting at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. It is one of the oldest and largest grassroots organizations for networking of women scholars, teachers, pastors, counselors, religious leaders and activists among the North American Asian communities as well as international participants. Registration & Scholarship Deadline (postmarked): February 15, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Haruko Nawata Ward or visit the website

Spring Break

Date: 4/4/2016 - 4/8/2016

SCC Meeting

Date: 4/5/2016
Time: 1:30 pm

The Student Coordinating Council will meet on February 2 from 1:30-3:00 pm in BLC 103.   

Assessment and Finals Period

Date: 4/19/2016 - 4/22/2016

Baccalaureate Service

Date: 5/13/2016

Commencement Service

Date: 5/14/2016