As part of the Seminary's ongoing ATS/MSA (Association for Theological Schools/Middle States Association) accreditation reviews, the Community Life Committee instituted assessments of student services on a yearly, rotating basis. This year, the Community Life Committee decided to evaluate student services as they pertain to Communication on campus.
Please complete the on-line Communication Survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZRBYZ2F at your earliest convenience. The deadline to respond is Wednesday, March 19. The Community Life Committee will review the responses and comments, publish the results and make recommendations to the appropriate department(s). Thank you for your prompt response.
Nadia Bolz-Weber to Speak in Hanover
Nadia Bolz-Weber will be the Keynote Speaker at the Congregations Together in Mission event sponsored by the Lower Susquehanna Synod on Saturday, March 15. Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado, and a leading voice in the emerging church movement. She will address the theme "Radically different. Everyday disciples." Registration for this event filled in just 11 days due in part to the popularity of Bolz-Weber, but her two presentations, at 9:30 am and 2:15 pm, will be live streamed via the synod webpage. Visit http://www.lss-elca.org/events/ctim/ for more info and to access the live stream on the day of the event.
Navy Chaplain on Campus
There will be a Navy Chaplain on campus on March 28, March 31 and April 4th. Chaplain Brian Allen will be set up in the coffee shop on these days from 9:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00. Flyers will be posted in the lobby outside the mailroom.
New Email Server Settings
In order to improve the overall security of email as well as usability on some mobile devices there are new email configuration settings available on the IT webpage at: http://www.ltsg.edu/Departments/IT/Email-@-LTSG/Email-Settings
You may continue to use the previous/existing settings, but to ensure greater security for your LTSG e-mail all users are encouraged to migrate to the new settings. If you only use webmail you may disregard this notice. If you have any questions or problems please contact IT at IThelp@LTSG.edu.
Hispanic Ministry Opportunity
The Hispanic Ministry Summer Term at the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is designed for ELCA seminary students to develop leadership skills in Hispanic Ministry and build a network of colleagues who share this commitment. The first week involves students in the LSPS Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry intensive. Weeks 2 through 6 consist of a weekly seminar and contextual education in teaching parishes, where students engage in Hispanic ministry under the guidance of supervising pastors. Wartburg Theological Seminary will grant 6 credits to students successfully completing the course, which are transferable to the student’s degree program. Further information is available a
Celeste Lauritsen (Seminary Fine Arts Council) is offering a spring icon class at her Gettysburg studio beginning April 21. For details, and for images of the two icons, see the kiosk or events bulletin boards on the first floor of Valentine Hall. Call 334-2818 or visit www.treeoflifestudios.com.
Earth Day Events
Friday April 11th and Saturday April 12th, weather permitting, Social Outreach will be hosting several events to celebrate Earth Day. Events will include the planting and dedication of the Peace garden at Heiges and a community clean up. This will be a great opportunity for fellowship, prayer, and practicing good stewardship of the planet. More details to follow but feel free to contact Nicole Miller at nmiller@Ltsg.edu with questions.
St. James Seminary Dinner, March 12
The Social Ministry Committee invites Seminarians, their family and friends to dinner on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:30pm. Please note the new time. The Lenten Service at St. James is at 7:00pm, and we would like to offer an opportunity to attend the Service for those who are interested. Please RSVP by Monday, March, 10 to Priscilla Shuba at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717)334-0257. We look forward to seeing you and hope the weather will cooperate.