Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Vol. XXXIX, Issue 82


Wellness Wednesday

STRESS. Lots of stress can lead to unhealthy habits and negatively impact our relationships. Utilizing time management skills to maximize productivity while also allowing time for recreation is a healthy habit for the semester. Self-care = Essential!

Community Forum Update

Due to scheduling conflicts, the student forum with the Dean and President is canceled. Stay tuned for a new date and time! —Joe Graumann, SA President

Hispanic Ministry Summer Term

The Hispanic Ministry Summer Term at the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is designed for ELCA seminary students to develop leadership skills in Hispanic Ministry and build a network of colleagues who share this commitment. The first week involves students in the LSPS Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry intensive. Week 2 consists of a weekly seminar with Prof. Jay Alanis and several outstanding guest instructors with contextual education in teaching parishes where students engage in Hispanic ministry under the guidance of supervising pastors. Week 3 involves students in another week long intensive:  Mision en Comunidad/Mission in Community with The Rev. Rubén Durán, Director for New Congregational Development for ELCA, as the main presenter. Wartburg Theological Seminary will grant 3 Master of Divinity credits to students successfully completing the course, which are transferable to the student’s own seminary.

May 29-June 17, 2016 at Austin, Texas

Costs: (estimated) Tuition is $2565, which includes an administrative fee of $300. Full scholarships are available to cover the total tuition cost of the summer term for ELCA students. Students are expected to pay their own transportation, housing, and meal expenses. Normally, we expect students to have access to a car for the duration of the summer term although Austin has excellent bus service. Housing costs are $325.00 (home stays), $775.00 (double room), or $1225.00 (single room). The single and double rooms are at local hotels. A non-refundable housing deposit of $200 is due by April 30, 2016.

Click here for registration materials. 

Winter Farmers Market in Gettysburg

A winter farmers market is held at the Adams County Arts Council on the first and third Saturday of each month until the outdoor Markets begin. The next dates are Feb. 20, March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16 from 9:30-noon. The ACAC is located at 125 South Washington Street. Call 334-5006 or e-mail

Annual Ecumenism Event

All community members are invited to attend the Annual Ecumenism Award event at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. 1306 N. Highland St., Arlington, VA, Thursday February 11 from 5:30p-8:30p. Dr. Joseph Small will be presenting.

Senior Assignment- The Schmuckies

The LTSG community is invited to celebrate February Churchwide Assignment with those being assigned in Valentine 206 on February 16! The Schmuckies, the premier award show for senior assignment begins with a red carpet at 7 pm. Seniors will be awarded their region numbers at 8 pm and the community will be asked to rejoin the seniors for the results show after the awards are given. Dress as an attendee of your favorite award show! Please bring food and drink to share. Questions? Contact Ellen (

Green Task Force Meeting

Students, staff, faculty and members of the Seminary community are welcome to the next green Task Force meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the Refectory after Chapel with our Sustainability Coordinator. For questions contact

Housing Packets

The 2016-17 housing packet and application is now on the seminary web page.   If you need campus housing for the coming year you will need to complete the application and return it to the housing office by April 1st Students who have made prior applications and are presently living in campus housing are still required to complete and return the application. No application will be accepted with less than four lodging choices! The housing assignment process will be held the week of April 11th.  Apartment and dormitory applicants will be notified of assignments the week of April 18th.  Leases will be distributed the first week of May. Fall 2016 commuters need not submit their forms until July.