Presession orientation for new students will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 2. All beginning students are expected to attend the day-long orientation beginning at 9:00am in Valentine 206. Coffee will be available from 8:30am in the second floor lobby of Valentine Hall. Lunch in the Refectory is included for new students attending the orientation. All students, new and continuing, are expected in the Chapel by 3:15 on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for important community information, followed by the first meeting of covenant groups. The entire community will gather for worship at 5:30pm, followed by a community meal in the refectory at 6:30pm, partially funded by Thrivent Financial. No reservations needed.
Welcome Back Cookout!
The SA will be sponsoring a welcome back cookout on September 3, at 6:30 pm in the quad to celebrate the first day of classes. It will be a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and meet new ones! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided by the Student Association so we ask that you bring a dish or beverage to share. If you have any questions please contact Kelsey Fitting-Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see you there!
Moodlerooms orientation sessions are offered September 4 at 3:15pm or September 9 at 4:30pm in the Valentine Hall Auditorium. Sessions are open to students and faculty. For questions contact Julie Ritter at email@example.com
Notice about Berm in Front of Valentine
Please stay clear of the large berm near the Valentine parking lot for the next week. The area of grass crowning the long narrow “bump” is being treated for cicada killers, a kind of wasp that has been multiplying over the last few years. They are not generally aggressive, but they look and sound so. We also want to keep pets safe as well.
Get Discount Seminary YWCA Passes Now For the Year
Join the YWCA on campus. A membership discount is valid for all students, faculty and staff for the 2014-15 academic year. Purchase passes in the Seminary Bookstore before October 17. Adult full-year membership: $38.00. Adult half-year membership: $19.00. Only checks or cash are accepted for memberships. Once the Seminarian or employee has purchased their card, bring it to the YWCA service desk where family discounts are then available for $ 116 "Seminary Family," $ 48 "Single Parent Family" and $ 41 "Senior Family" (if the Seminarian or employee is 60 years + this discount applies to their family member(s) regardless of their ages. Learn about the YWCA’s facilities, hours and programming at: www.ywcagettysburg.org
Walking Party on Seminary Trail
Healthy Adams County hosts annual walking parties in different locations around Gettysburg. The September 3 walk takes place on the Gettysburg Seminary Historic Trail. Registration is 5:15-6:15pm. The event is free. Start walking as soon as you register. Questions? Contact Brian DeVost at 717-334-2028 or bdevost@gettysburg-PA.gov or Kathy Gaskin 717-337-4137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Student ID Card Photos
For students who do not yet have ID cards, photo sessions are scheduled for 8:30- 9:00am and 11:30am-12:00pm in the Communications Office during Presession (September 2). For questions contact Katy at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu
Seminary Student Essay Contest Honoring Eric Gritsch
The Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word essay contest. This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit www.ericwgritsch.org