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Discussion with Dr. Mitri Raheb

HTS students are cordially invited to attend a discussion with Dr. Mitri Raheb on  Tuesday, September 23 from 2:30-4:00  in the Hood Chapel. Dr. Kim Porter will serve as discussion facilitator.
 
Dr. Raheb is  President of Diyar Consortium and of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem and serves as president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. He is the author of 16 books including  I Am a Palestinian Christian (Fortress Press, 1995) and Bethlehem Besieged (Fortress Press, 2004), both of which are now on reserve in the HTS library. His most recent book is Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes (Orbis Books, 2014).

The work of Dr. Raheb has received wide media attention from major international media outlets and networks including CNN, ABC, CBS, 60 Minutes, BBC, ARD, ZDF, DW, BR, Premiere, Raiuno, Stern, The Economist, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair.  In 2003 Dr. Raheb received the prestigious Wittenberg Award from the Luther Center in Washington DC for his 'distinguished service to church and society.' Other awards include the International Mohammad Nafi Tschelebi Peace Award of the Central Islam Archive, as well as the German Peace Award of Aachen.

If you plan to attend this special event, please let Rev. Kay Hines know (khines@hoodseminary.edu ) by Thursday, September 18.

MEAL PLAN

At Hood Theological Seminary community lunches are seen as vital for Christian spiritual formation, a required component of the Master of Divinity program (ATS Degree Program Standard A.2.4) and a communal enterprise by definition (1 Cor. 12:12-26). For this reason, exemptions from community meal plans will be considered only for students whose physicians have recommended that they adhere to prescribed dietary restrictions or who have no classes scheduled on a community lunch day.

Catawba Bookstore

The Catawba College bookstore is providing textbook services for the Seminary.  Bookstore hours are Monday and Thursday 9 am - 6 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 4 pm.  The store is closed Saturday and Sunday for regular hours but will be open Saturday, August 16 from 9 am - 4 pm to accomodate incoming students.  A website is under construction that will permit students to order books online and have them shipped or packaged for in-store pickup beginning Spring 2015.
 
The store offers a rental program that allows students to pay half of the new price for a book and simply return it at the end of the semester.  All that is required is a phone number, email address and a credit card with the student's name.  The store's location is immediately behind the Administration Building.  The store accepts all types of credit cards, checks and cash for payment.
 
Catawba College

2300 W. Innes Street Salisbury NC 28144

704-637-4470 x 4

704-637-4275  (Fax)

sataylor@catawba.edu

www.catawba.bkstr.com

Textbooks

Textbooks for classes are listed at  http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/home.aspx?vsl=2567
 

Pay Tuition through myHood

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  You can now pay your tuition directly through myHood.  Make a credit card payment with the following cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. This feature is available under the Student Accounts tab.  Simply select "My Account Balances" followed by "Make a Payment." We do hope you will enjoy this new feature! Questions, contact Dr. Regina Dancy at (704) 636-6454. IMPORTANT: When entering address information, it is important to enter the address information Card Service has on file for you. This may be different from your current address. If you encounter error code, "AVS", this means the address information you entered is not consistent with information Card Services have on file. You will need to contact customer service to clear up the issue.

Student AntiVirus Software

Head over to the Students tab to find out how to obtain your registered copy of VIPRE Antivirus 2012.

Inclement Weather Media Communications

The seminary posts inclement weather information to several media sites. Please check the following stations:
 
WSOC-TV (Channel 9 – Charlotte/Hickory)

WGHP-TV (Fox 8 – Greensboro/TRIAD area)

NEWS 14 (Channel 14 – Charlotte)

WRAL (Channel 5 – Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville/Eastern NC)

www.hoodseminary.edu

www.cancellations.com (must sign up to receive free emails)

 

Commencement Photographer

Contact Gordon's Photography gordonjrg@bellsouth.net 704-366-9380 for orders and questions about graduation weekend photographs.
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