Monday, February 20, 2017 • Vol. XL, Issue 103


Documentary Follow-Up

For students who were present for viewing of the documentary movie “13th” on Wednesday evening in Valentine, here is a link for more details about the 16-year old student who was incarcerated for three years at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He never went to trial and was never convicted of anything. Democracy Now! covered his journey and eventual suicide.

Mailroom Hours

The mailroom will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20
due to the Presidents Day holiday. There will be no mail delivery. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21. 

Senior Seminar

It is not too late to register for the upcoming senior seminar.  The first of three sessions will take place in Val. 310 on Monday, Feb. 20 and will cover “Compensation and Taxation Issues” for clergy.  This is important information, so register now for the three sessions.

Photo Sign-Ups for Graduating Seniors

Remember to sign up for a senior photo session on the triangular Kiosk near Reception. Please wear call-appropriate clothing. Come to the small conference room by the Communications Office on the second floor of Valentine Hall Monday, Feb. 20 from 11:10-11:50am or Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 4:00-4:40pm. For questions contact Katy at

Senior Assignment Reveal Party

The Country of Panam (the senior class) requests the presence of all citizens (students and faculty) of all districts (synods) at the reaping (assignment reveal) on Feb. 22 at 7pm in Val. 206. President Snow (Dr. Carlson) will announce where the tributes will be assigned. Please bring a snack or drink to share and dress up as your favorite character from the Hunger Games to support the tributes (seniors). Happy Hunger Games!

Prayerful Reading of Scripture

Starting on Tues., Feb. 7, we’ll begin using Luther’s version of lectio divina to meditate on the readings for the next Sunday. It’ll begin at 8am in Valentine 311 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and be done in time to get to an 8:30 class. For more information, see Pr. Oldenburg, or just show up.


New Library Blog Post

There is a new archives exhibit in the library entitled “Black History Month: Movement Towards Diversity at LTSG.” The exhibit is curated by intern Meriah Swope. Check out the library blog for more information or stop by to check it out:

Mother Schmuckers Acapella Group

Are you a woman who enjoys singing with other women? Join the Mother Schmuckers for an informational meeting and breif rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30pm in Val. 206. Contact Kelsey Fitting Snyder or Melissa Woeppel with questions. 

Women's Self-Defense Class

Registration is now open for a women's self-defense class at the YWCA. This class will focus on situational awareness, positive mental attitude, and include instruction on basic personal self-defense techniques. Registration is required; refunds are only given if class is cancelled. The two-part class will be hosted on Feb. 22 and 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is free for rec pass holders, $10 for basic members, and $20 for nonmembers. To sign up, stop by the YWCA service desk or call 717-334-9171.

Ordination Invitation

Seminarian Vicki Charitonuk Beilfuss has accepted a call to be the pastor of Holy Shepherd Parish of the Allegheny Synod. The LTSG community is invited to the Ordination to Word and Sacrament on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7pm at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air MD 21015. Reception to follow. Rostered leaders are invited to vest. The color of the day is red.

Chalk and Wire Training

On Wednesday, March 8 in the Library Lecture Room from 8:30-10am, there will be a Chalk and Wire portfolio training session for all juniors, including those who enrolled this spring semester. Please email Julie Ritter,, to RSVP for the training. If you have questions, please contact Laura Dunklin at

February Brown Bag Lunch

On Tuesday, Feb. 21 at noon, the YWCA will hold its monthly lunch series. This month will feature Biglerville residents Maria and Joe Levenstein for a discussion on Judaism. Joe is a lay leader for the Adams County Jewish Community, while Maria is a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. They have facilitated popular discussions on Judaism in the past. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is recommended by calling Nancy Lilley at 334-9171, ext. 115, or