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Weekly Edition April 19, 2021

Message from the Dean's Office

Greetings from the Dean's office—

We survived! Registration week always seems to send a certain, shall I say, ramped up, excited pulse through the Seminary. We are excited as you move forward with your course planning and scheduling for upcoming classes and semester. Administration sends a big shout out to you, to thank you for bearing with us all as we worked through the bits and bobs (courtesy of Professor Ocker from down under) this go around. Please keep in mind the following about registration:

  1. It's so.much.easier. if you register yourself via self-service during the appropriate registration openings. Registering manually with the paper trail works, but can take so much longer and can get frustrating.
  2. If you missed early registration for FA21 watch the UofR administrative calendar or the GTU calendar (they should be the same) for upcoming enrollment opportunities during FA21 general and late registration enrollment dates (which have not been released by the GTU yet).
  3. The FA21 Classroom schedule DRAFT is here and a final version will be posted on the student services webpage under Academia when we have it.

Have a registered week!

Student Concerns, Questions & Answers
April 20, Tuesday, 3pm - Please join The Dean, Faculty, Interim Chaplain and Staff for the second meeting in our series to hear and address your concerns.
Join via Zoom

Student Emergency Funds
If you are a student experiencing financial hardship caused by coronavirus, please consider submitting an application for funding here.

The Chaplains Office & Worship Team

Monday Midday prayer

Wednesday Guided meditation

Friday Earth Day service of healing and wholeness

All services are at noon. Click here to join

Send Interim Chaplain, Allie Utley an email or schedule a meeting via her bio page

Virtual Pub
April 23 4:30pm Join us for our first Open Mic Night!  We welcome all artists and dabblers of the creative kind to express themselves (staff, professors, and students all welcome!). We are looking for 10 performers with 5 minutes each. To sign up, please email olivia_tabert@redlands.edu. (Spots are hot right now, so act quickly!) Erin Green will MC and has guaranteed to have dad jokes a plenty. Join via Zoom

The Library 
April 29th (Thursday) 3pm: Learn to use this free citation management software to organize your research. It integrates with Microsoft Office to create an alphabetized bibliography in your choice of style, including Turabian. You will need to download Zotero 5.0 & the browser connector before joining. Join Zoom.  Can't make it? Watch our recorded workshop

Working on a final project and need some guidance? Schedule a virtual research appointment
Need help with research or finding sources? Librarians are available for personalized research appointments, or just quick question in chat, email, and in Zoom. Reach out at gtu.edu/library or by email at library@gtu.edu

We're Celebrating 150 Years!
April 22, 5:30 
Earth Day discussion, "Moving Through Climate Despair With Biblical Theology and Practical Ministry Tools."
Join Talitha Amadea Aho '11 (M.Div.), 12' (MA) and Rev. Dr. Douglas Olds '10 (M.Div.) '20 (D.Min.) as they discuss their perspectives on the intersection of spirituality and climate change. The evening will be hosted by Stephanie Ryder '14 (M.Div.). We hope to see you at our second virtual event celebrating 150 years of theological education at SFTS!
More info & register here
Click on the (above) logo for more updates and details as the celebration evolves weekly.

Need Help Writing?

The Writing Lounge will offering this communication webinars in April:
Wednesday, April 28th,  12:00 PST  How to Avoid Plagiarism

Join Webinar 

Take a look at the many resources the University lists here and are available to you as well. 

Holy Grounds Community Coffeehouse

Come utilize our place for advocacy, respite, and renewal for all members of the GST community. This designed safe, welcoming meeting space and community food bank, provides fresh and shelf sustainable food to all living, studying or commuting to the Marin Campus. All are welcome to utilize the food provisions they need. An outdoor food pantry is also available to the extended community. Please feel free to welcome others in need.

Please observe the following COVID restrictions:

  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit - it is located to right of the entry door 
  • Wear a mask and gloves upon entering - both are provided at the door
  • One family at a time, limiting time indoors
  • Lock up after every use 
  • Currently no donations of clothing, furniture, and shoes are being accepted  

    For help or information contact:
    Holy Grounds Manager: Chitoka Webb
    Phone Number: 319-383-9066
    Email Address: chitoka_webb@redlands.edu
    Report missing key