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Founders' Day 2008
Ted Peters Honored
Organic Gardening at PLTS
Meet Your Match!
Ordinations and New Calls
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October 2008 

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Luther Lecture October 29 
Please come to this glorious celebration!  There's still time to register (by OCTOBER 17).  For details, go to Luther Lecture details.  To register go to
Ted Peters Honored by St. Olaf College
Ted Peters
Ted Peters, PLTS Professor of
Systematic Theology has been
named the Martin E. Marty Professor
of Religion and the Academy at
St. Olaf College for the 2009 calendar
Welcoming Dr. Peters to St. Olaf, President David R. Anderson said, "We are grateful that Professor Peters has been able to accommodate his busy schedule in order to spend time with us and share his expertise, and we look forward to welcoming him to St. Olaf as the college's second Martin E. Marty Professor of Religion and the Academy."
Peters, a renowned author and scholar whose work focuses on the dialogue between theology and science, will serve in this capacity for the entire 2009 calendar year. During his residency, he will teach during the Interim and fall semester, sponsor colloquia and dialogues with faculty and students, and lead a faculty seminar.
Organic Gardening Comes to the Delaware Apartments
The tenants at the Delaware apartments, where senior MDiv Justin Baxter is the manager, received funding through the Lilly Foundation Faith Active in Love grant to begin organic gardening there.  They have been able to build a small-scale urban garden with eleven plots utilizing a drip irrigation system.  Those who are growing their vegetables in the raised beds are committing themselves to a way of gardening that practices biodynamics: All organic, sustainability, composting, proper crop rotation, and water management. 
Dels Garden
The first planting took place less
than a month ago and folks have
already had meals from their
gardens!  Look for regular 
updates and pictures both
here and on the PLTS website.
Meet Your Match!

Lori Eickmann, PLTS class of 2005, and her husband Lori EickmannStephen Wright, believe in the mission and ministry of the seminary.  And they want to encourage you to support the seminary as well.
That's why they have offered to match your gift, dollar for dollar, if you make an online gift on the PLTS website or through Thrivent's Simply GivingŪ program at
Read more about Lori and Steve on the PLTS website at Meet Your Match!   Then click on "Make a Gift" on this page to give your gift to PLTS.
Ordinations and New Calls 
Julie McNitt, MDiv 2008, will be ordained on October 26 at Atonement Lutheran Church, Denver,  CO.  She will serve at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Littleton, CO.

Darwin Garton, TEEM 2008, will be ordained and installed on October 17 at Edensburg Lutheran Church, Malmo, NE.