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News of Theological Institutions
04 May 1996 20:41:33
96035 News of Theological Institutions
by Jerry L. Van Marter
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--Launched three years ago, the Certificate in the Art
of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary has
grown to more than 70 students. This month more than 50 students arrived
on the seminary campus for the residency portion of the program. In June,
a second residency site in Gettysburg, Pa., will draw another 16 students.
The residency program in San Anselmo was taught by SFTS professors
Elizabeth Liebert and the Rev. Howard Rice. They led courses on "The Art
of Discernment" and "Discernment of Spirit." Jack Mostyn also taught
"Systems, Structures and Spiritual Guidance."
RICHMOND, Va.--Four prominent theological and biblical scholars addressed
attenders of Union Theological Seminary's annual Sprunt Lecture Series,
Jan. 29-31. The four lecturers have all served on the advisory council for
"Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology," a seminary publication
now in its 50th year.
Lecturers included Leander E. Keck, professor of biblical theology at
Yale Divinity School; Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor of theology at Boston
College; Carl E. Braaten, professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran
School of Theology in Chicago; and Richard A. Lischer, professor of
homiletics in the Divinity School of Duke University.
DECATUR, Ga.--The Rev. Douglas W. Oldenburg, president of Columbia
Theological Seminary, has announced the successful completion of the
seminary's capital campaign, "Rooted in Tradition, Growing with Vision."
The campaign goal was $31,450,000. On Dec. 31, 1995, the official
conclusion of the campaign, receipts and pledges totaled $34,417,320.
Of the funds raised, $20 million will be added to the seminary's
endowment and $11.4 million will be used for capital needs. The John Bulow
Campbell Library is receiving $6.7 million for expansion and renovation and
$1.5 million in endowment for books and maintenance. Student and faculty
housing and the seminary's student center have received several million for
remodeling and renovation. The campaign will also fund construction of a
Center for New Church Development.
Scholarship support for students will be increased. Three new faculty
chairs -- in worship, Old Testament and ethics -- will be endowed and funds
will also be used to supplement other underfunded faculty chairs. Campaign
funds will also strengthen several academic programs of the seminary.
CHICAGO--Heidi Hadsell, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the
faculty and professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological
Seminary, was honored recently as a "distinguished alumna" of the
University of Southern California (USC). Hadsell, who earned the Ph.D.
from the School of Religion at USC, was one of four graduates so honored.
Hadsell also holds degrees from the University of California at
Berkeley, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York.
She has taught and lived in Brazil and France, and in 1993 became the first
woman appointed as academic dean at a Presbyterian theological institution.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The Rev. W. Eugene March, dean of Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary, has been named distinguished alumnus of his alma
mater, Austin College, in Sherman, Texas. March graduated from the college
He has been professor of Old Testament at Louisville Seminary since
1982 and dean since June of 1993. Prior to coming to Louisville, March
taught at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for 18 years.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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