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October 2017

Reformation Celebration, October 30

Join us as we note the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. High points include a light-hearted Reformation Faire along with a Panel Discussion (11:45-1:00) on the ongoing significance of this historic event featuring Austin Seminary Professors Cynthia Rigby and David Johnson, joined by Dr. Lois Malcolm of Luther Seminary and Dr. Steve Rodenborn of St. Edwards University. No registration needed.

Hopson Symposium That evening, we'll gather in Shelton Chapel at 7:30 for the inaugural Hal and Martha Hopson Symposium, "Here I Stand, The Reformation and the Church's Music" featuring choirs from Austin Seminary and University Presbyterian Church, Austin, led by Dr. Paul Roberts and Dr. Tony McNeill of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta. Event is FREE but seating is limited, so RSVP if you can attend.

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Deadline is October 18

 

MCCOYYou're Invited!

Monday, November 6, 2017, marks a very special day in the life of the Austin Seminary community as we gather in worship to dedicate the John and Sue McCoy House. Our newest student apartment building and a critical component of our $44 million “Weaving Promise and Practice into Ministry” comprehensive campaign, McCoy House was completed this summer and has welcomed many of our newest students.

We hope you can join us for this day of joy and celebration! Click here for details and to RSVP.

Discovery Weekend for Prospective Students

October 27-29, 2017

If you or someone you know is considering seminary, our Discovery Weekend offers an opportunity to try us out with sample classes, visits with faculty and students, and admissions interviews.

Register here.

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Inauguration and Chair for Professor Aymer, November 7

Dr. AymerProfessor Margaret Aymer will be inaugurated as a full professor and installed in The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Chair of New Testament Studies on November 7.

Aymer is the sixth woman to reach the level of full professor at Austin Seminary—the highest rank a faculty member can achieve—and the first woman of color to do so. Following her promotion in July, she was featured in an NBC News story about black women “making strides and challenging the status quo” in theological education.

Professor Aymer joined the Austin Seminary faculty in 2015, having previously taught at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. She holds degrees from Union Theological Seminary and Harvard and has published four books out of her New Testament scholarship.

The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Chair of New Testament Studies was established in 1991. The initial holder of the chair was John Alsup who became Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2014. Austin Seminary Board Chair Archer Frierson will preside over the ceremony; he is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Shreveport.

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