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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.


A "Thank You" Note from Admissions
Thank you

Dear STH Community,  


I want you to know how much your hospitality meant to those prospective students visiting for last week's Dean's Fellow Days event.  The number one comment I received from those who visited was how welcome they felt here.  This is a testimony to your friendly faces, honest and upbeat conversations, and presence at Community Worship, Community Lunch, and other events of the week.   


We will have another group of visiting prospective students here on Monday, April 8th, for our spring "Catch-a-Glimpse" event.  I invite you to show them the same welcome if you encounter them while they visit.  I can't thank you enough for making this community what it is, and for helping the Admissions Office invite others to join us here.  Thank you!



Anastasia, Director  

STH Admissions Office


Consultations with Bishop Charles Wiggins
Charles Wiggins, UMC Bishop
Tuesday, April 2 - Thursday, April 4, 2013 
STH Room 311


If you have ever longed to have a private consultation to discuss your own potential cross-cultural vocation, this is your chance! Bishop Charles Wiggins, STH MDiv alum, UMC missionary, and bishop of the Methodist Church of Tanzania, will be in residence at BUSTH from April 2 through April 4. He will be introduced at community lunch on April 3, sponsored by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. After lunch on April 3 and 4, he will be available during the afternoons for half-hour consultations with STH students.


A self-described "Prodigal Son" who converted to Christianity and came to STH in middle age, he is an unusual man with a very interesting story and countercultural approach to mission. Bishop Wiggins supports hundreds of AIDS orphans, has founded multiple churches, and runs schools, water projects, and other social services in rural Tanzania. See his blog at .  


You may also hear Bishop Wiggins share his life story and insights "Accidental Missionary; Mandatory Mission" from 9:30 to 12 in room 113, on April 4. A lunch follows in room 325.


Bishop Wiggins is looking forward to advising interested students. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission in Room 311. Please email if you have any questions.


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Accompaniment: Liberation Theology, Solidarity, and a Life of Service
Paul Farmer
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:30 p.m.  
Boston College
Robsham Theater, Chestnut Hill Campus


Paul Farmer in conversation with Roberto Goizueta. 

Professors Farmer and Goizueta will discuss Farmer's vision for health care in resource-poor areas of the world, and how the principles of liberation theology and Catholic social teaching shed light on the reality of social inequality.


Paul Farmer is the Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard University, Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and founding director of Partners in Health.

Roberto Goizueta is the Margaret O'Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology, Boston College Theology Department.


FREE of charge and open to the public.

Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

Click here for more information about this event.


"Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War" A discussion with Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock 
Rita N. Brock
Thursday, April 4, 2013
12:45 - 1:45p.m.
STH Oxnam Room (B-24)

Bring your own lunch   

Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, feminist scholar is coming to STH for two days next week, Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5, to discuss her work with "Soul Repair", an organization that works with veterans of war toward recovery from moral injury, a condition in which one feels one has violated a deep part of one's moral being and so experiences a great sense of self-worthlessness and lack of meaning in one's life. 


Dr. Brock is currently Research Professor in Theology and Culture and Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX (  Her publications include:  as co-author, Soul Repair:  Recovering from Moral Injury After War;  Proverbs of Ashes:  Violence, Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us; Journeys by Heart:  a Christology of Erotic Power.
It promises to be an interesting and informative meeting!


"It's Not All About You" Lecture
Dr. Susan Abraham
Holy Conversation: Lectures and Discussion
Faith, love, hope
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Reception - 4:45pm (Hartman Rm.)
Lecture - 5:30pm (B-19)

This is the second lecture in a three part public lecture and panel series "Raising Commitment, Restoring Hope: the Civil Discourse of America."  Read more...

For more information contact Jaclyn Jones, Alumni Relations Officer: 617-353-8972 or 

Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution
Find your way
Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Ray and Maria Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
MA Institute of Techonoly
Cambridge, MA 02139

The borders and boundaries where political, ethnic, religious, racial, national, and other factions meet are hotbeds for ideological and psychological tensions that affect marginalized gender and sexual identities. Within these "clash zones," anything from eruptive transformations (revolutions) to gradual modifications (evolutions) might occur.

This interdisciplinary Women's and Gender studies conference will investigate how frictions produced in these "clash zones" impact individual and communal bodies and alter the identity categories by which we define those bodies. 


Visit the conference website for more details.  


Conference is free and open to the public.

Find it on the campus map


Women in the World Conference
Women and the World
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Occupy the Church: Economic Justice for Ministry in the 21st Century"


Church and society have always been engaged in a tenuous, chaotic, and beautiful dance. Economic and social issues prevalent in society deeply affect the church, and the church's stance on these issues helps to guide and shape society. The church today cannot be silent on issues of economic justice; activists and advocates must "occupy the church" in ways that are both new and ancient. The Shaw Center is humbled to present speakers and panelists from all over the country and from a variety of academic and church positions. Please join us in this very important conversation.

Free Student Registration Deadline extended to April 1st.

Registration forms can be found in your student mail box, in the Shaw Center, or can be printed out from
Meal Scholarships are available, please contact Dr. Hee An Choi at

2013 UM Conference on Ministry with Children
Children Ministry logo
July 22 - July 26, 2013
Greenville, South Caroline

The 2013 Conference on Ministry with Children [formerly FOCUS] is offered by GBOD of the United Methodist Church to support those engaged in ministry with children.


This event is open to teachers, leaders, pastors, children's advocates, preschool teachers and directors, annual conference staff, and anyone who is committed to the faith formation of children. Workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities and engaging worship experiences will equip you with effective and innovative ministry ideas to use in your congregation.


Join us as we "Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord" July 22 - 26, 2013 in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. We will celebrate our work with children and connect in ways that will help our children continue to grow in faith.

Click here for more information.

In This Issue
Consultations with Bishop Charles Wiggins
Accompaniment: Liberation Theology, Solidarity, and a Life of Service
"Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War" A discussion with Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock
"It's Not All About You" Lecture
Holy Conversation: Lectures and Discussion
Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution
Women in the World Conference
2013 UM Conference on Ministry with Children
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
STH Reading Retreat
Upcoming Dissertation Defenses
Employment Opportunity
BTI E-Newsletter
STH Variety Show
Quick Links

STH Calendar
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STH Weekly Worship

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel

April 3
Easter Week-
Proclaiming Resurrection
Hispanic/Latino Student Association
Rev. Patricia Pena,
STH Alum
(With Communion)

April 10
"Proclaiming Justice"
Women in the World Conference
UMC Bishop Devadhar

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Office of Spiritual Life
Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday 

8:00 - 8:20am

Muelder Chapel, 343 





Jenna Wood

Kristen Redford

Yuhyun Chung

You are most welcome to join for Morning Prayer, and to lead as the Spirit moves.  Please contact Allison Bovell    

or Miracle Ryder   

if you'd like to lead this semester.    

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"We're Better Together"  




Wear BLUE on Thursday!

The Interfaith Youth Corps has a national campaign on Thursday April 4th, aimed at celebrating interfaith cooperation on college campuses. 

Look for some folks wearing blue that day, and check out resources at the Muelder Chapel information table.


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STH Reading Retreat
Saturday, April 6, 2013

9:00am - 5:45pm 


Last Reading Retreat of the Year!

Can you believe we're getting ready for the final STH reading Retreat of the year? 
This is our 6th Retreat of the year.  RSVPs should be sent to, no later than April 4th.

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Upcoming Dissertation Defenses
Dissertation defense

April 1 - April 10, 2013 


Karen Rucks, ThD

Boon Lin Ngeo, ThD

Marc Lavallee, PhD

Sang Woo Chi, ThD 


For detailed information, please see attached


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Employment Opportunity
Erickson logo
Ministries Manager  Brooksby Village,
Peabody, MA


Job description


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BTI E-Newsletter
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STH Variety Show

April 24, 2013 


Oxnam & Hartman Rm. 


 If you've got a whacky or otherwise entertaining talent that you'd like to share with your community, this is your time!  

Email Ashley Anderson (  

for details.


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