October 19, 2012 
In This Issue
STH Calendar
Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Korean Student Library Survey
There is Treasure Out There!
"Come to the Quiet"
A Haunted Halloween Trip
Lowell Lecture Series "Raising Commitment, Restoring Hope..."
Student Debt Relief: Federal Loan Repayment Programs
Workshop: "Economic-Based Financial Planning For Seminarians, Clergy And Laypersons"
The Church and Domestic Violence Forum & Vigil
Army Chaplain Recruiters Visit
Th.D Dissertation Defense
Student Art Show by Chihoon Jeong
Ephesus Course TN-833
"Common Roots, Different Gardens"
Conference "Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers"
STH Calendar
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Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship
11:10 - 12:00 
Marsh Chapel

October 24
Caleb Williams
Wesleyan Student Association

October 31
Celebrating All Saints/Souls Day

November 7
Mary Little

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Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer

M - Th

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343




 Allison Bovell



Mary Little   



 Dr. Christopher Brown    



Yuhyun Chung  


For more information contact:  

Miracle Ryder 

Allison Bovell 

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Bible Study

Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30

Muelder Chapel 343


The Freedom of Prayer   

Bible Study Outline  link 


Contact Hannah Rogers:

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Korean Student Library Survey
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The Theology Library is conducting a short survey of Korean Student Use of the Theology Library. We are hoping to improve our services to  students. The survey only takes 5-10 minutes and can be found at this link: .    

Participation is voluntary, and all  responses are kept anonymous  and confidential. For more information on this survey, please contact Stacey Battles de Ramos at or the Theology Library at  


*You may obtain further information about your rights as a research subject by calling the BU CRC IRB Office at 617-358-6115.


As an added bonus, five survey respondents will be randomly selected at the end of the survey for one of five $10 Starbucks gift cards.


Please contact Stacey Battles de Ramos for any questions.  


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There is Treasure Out There!
"Finding Items Outside of BU"

If you can't find what you need at BU, don't give up!  All you need to do is ask. In this informational session, our  Access Services Librarian, Stacey Battles de Ramos, will show you how to find hidden treasure. You'll learn how  to search for materials we don't have and how you could obtain access electronically, through interlibrary loan, or in person. This workshop is scheduled to run for 30 minutes, with time afterward for questions. If you have a specific search or item you are looking for, bring it along for the question and answer session so we can work on it together.


Sessions are offered: 

Monday, October 22 -  

Friday, October 26       1-1:30pm  daily


Wednesday, October 24 10-10:30 am & 1-1:30pm

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"Come to the Quiet"
A Retreat for Young Adults and Post-College
Retreat center
November 2 - 4, 2012

Agape Community Center 


The retreat will incorporate theological and personal reflection within an environment of compassionate listening and.


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A Haunted Halloween Trip
Saturday, October 27  
Salem, MA


(scheduled trains return
to Boston at 2:39pm, 3:20pm and 5:49pm)

Join the Office of International Student Life and celebrate this Halloween with hundreds of haunted events.

Thousands will flock to Salem on Halloween weekend to revel in the city's well-known history of witches and supposed haunting that continue to this day. 

We will take the 11:30am MBTA Commuter Rail to spend the day in the world's most Haunted city. 

If you are interested in the Salem Witch Trials, join us to watch the play 

Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop at 1:30pm. See History come alive!

This trip is for the whole community, so all are welcome. Just let Pippa know if you want to come (


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All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning ( by noon on Wednesdays in order to appear in the next edition. Please include the title of your event, the date, the time, and the location as well as a brief description of your event.
Lowell Lecture Series:
"Raising Commitment, Restoring Hope..."
Thursday, October 25 
BU School of Education 
2 Silber Way, Conference Auditorium Room 130
Virginia Sapiro
This is the first lecture of the 2012 Lowell Lecture Series: "Raising Commitment, Restoring Hope: Civil Discourse in the United States"

Virginia Sapiro is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Boston University and the Sophonisba P. Breckinridge Professor Emerita of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

She is a specialist in the fields of political psychology, political behavior, public opinion, and gender studies, and is a former Principal Investigator of the American National Election Studies, founded in 1948, thus the longest-running survey research study of a national electorate in the world.


Student Debt Relief: Federal Loan Repayment Programs
Wednesday, November 14   
12:45pm - 2pm   
BU School of Law, Tower Room 1270

A presentation at the BU School of Law OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.  Read more... 


Pizza will be served!   

RSVP to Robyn Kinch at


UMC E-News for Loans and Scholarships October 2012



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Workshop: "Economic-Based Financial Planning For Seminarians, Clergy And Laypersons"   

Wednesday, November 7  


STH 325   


You are cordially invited to a special workshop on Wednesday, November 7. This workshop will spotlight the outstanding and eye-opening research of a Boston University faculty member to the BU L. Kotlikoff community and the general public.  


Dr. Laurence J. Kotlifoff, a William Fairfield Professor of Economics at Boston University and a leading expert on personal finance, will discuss how students and clergy can help themselves and their parishioners achieve higher and safer living standards with neither "help" from Wall Street nor heavenly miracles.  We hope you will attend what promises to be a terrific workshop and that you will encourage others to take part in this extraordinary event.  


Please RSVP to Valentina Pride at: by October 25th. 


Refreshments will be served prior to a workshop  


Sponsored by the Office of Community Life and Lifelong Learning.




The Church and Domestic Violence Forum & Vigil
Wednesday, October 24 
5pm - 8pm  
STH 325 

October is national domestic violence awareness month. How should pastors and congregations respond to survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence in faith based communities? Boston University    Celebrate-ConnectSchool of Theology is hosting a forum and vigil service on Wednesday, October 24th, that deals with these vitally important issues. We would like to invite you to this event.  Four guest speakers are invited to speak on the following topics.   


Army Chaplain Recruiters Visit
Tuesday, October 23  
9am - 11am   
STH 1st Floor 

Are you interested in Army chaplaincy?  Please meet Maj. Young D. Kim who will be on campus on Tuesday morning.      


Th.D Dissertation Defense
Geoffrey Dornan
Thursday, October 25
3 - 5pm  
STH 111B  


1st reader: Dr. Wesley J. Wildman

2nd reader: Dean Bryan P. Stone

3rd Reader: Dr. Kevin Burke, S.J. [by SKYPE, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley]

Examination Committee Member: Dr. Robert Neville

Examination Chair: Dr. Kirk Wegter-McNelly 


Student Art Show by Chihoon Jeong October 30 - November 16   

STH Hartman Rm. B-23   


Dear All,

I will have my first art exhibition: 'Love and Purity  over Self-Protection' from October 30th to November 16th at Boston University School of Theology. There will be Opening Chihoon JeongReception on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:30pm. Please come and see my artworks (photographs and abstract paintings about Tango) inspired by my experiences in Argentina 2011. Also, please invite your friends to the exhibition. I look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!


Pura Vida,

Chihoon Jeong


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Ephesus Course TN-833  


TN 833, Archaeology and Christian Origins in Ancient Ephesus. Professor James Walters. Spring 2013.  


Course Description: Analysis of the social anEphesus, Turkeyd civic context of ancient religions in Ephesus especially through examination of-and reflection upon-the  city's extant material culture which the class will observe during a 10 day visit to ancient Ephesus and other archaeological sites in the region. The cost of the trip is estimated to be $2,200. This includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, entrance fees, specialists and most meals.  


Springboard funding is available for STH students that will offset the cost by approximately $800 (leaving a balance of $1400).  


For more information and a course syllabus, please email the TA, Christopher Stroup, at When you email Chris please indicate your degree program and your year (eg. M.Div., 3rd Year). You must receive permission from Dr. Walters to register for this course.


James C. Walters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament and  

Christian Origins
Boston University School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215


"Common Roots, Different Gardens"
Christian and Jews in Dialogue
November 9-11, 2012

Plymouth Congregational Church

4 Post Office Square

Plymouth, NH 03264 


A series of lectures by professor and author Amy-Jill Levin

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Presented by Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ with the New Hampshire Bible Society and  the New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ  



Registration Form 



Conference "Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers"
Social Research Conference Series
Thursday, December 6 - Saturday, December 8, 2012  
The New School 
John Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
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The New School's Center for Public Scholarship is pleased to present the 28th Social Research conference, Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 6, 7, and 8, 2012 at The New School in New York City.


The conference is intended to be broadly inclusive, ranging from individual philanthropy, volunteering, and faith-based giving, to state social welfare programs designed to reduce the suffering of citizens, to international giving. Our speakers-scholars, professionals, and philanthropists- will deepen our understanding of why we do and should give to others, what the roots of altruism are, how we can instill generosity in our young people, what the religious and philosophical grounds for caring and giving to others are, and what the correct balance between private philanthropy and government welfare programs may be.