November 14, 2008
We have much to be grateful for at Fuller during this season of Thanksgiving. When I was a child we often referred to the "Fuller family." As an only child I was comforted to know that, along with my parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, there was a broader family loving and supporting us. It is now wonderful to see how broad this Fuller family has become, as it is a family today that more truly represents the Kingdom of God--comprised of men and women from a vast range of countries, cultures, and ethnicities.
It is also a family that cares deeply about its "extended family" beyond Fuller--and as I write this, our hearts and prayers go out to those at Westmont College and their neighbors in Montecito, California, who are tragically affected by the fire there. May we all uphold them in the days to come.
This issue of AlumNews highlights different aspects of community: various members of the Fuller family seeking to serve and to encourage each other by walking together through times of joy, times of sorrow, and everything in between. In future editions we will be giving other members of the Fuller family opportunity to share with you through this column, so that you can catch a glimpse of the breadth and depth of Fuller in 2009.
We are grateful for you as members of this Fuller family, and pray that the Lord bless you, and your families, in new and special ways this Thanksgiving!
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President
Alumni/ae and Church Relations
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
A Covenantal Community of Alumni/ae
The Covenant Group, a group of alumni/ae who earned their MDiv degrees together in the 1990s, gathers every year for reflection, learning, and support. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=5508.
Movin' and Shakin'
Alumni/ae Council member Barbara Cavaness (PhD '02, MDiv '85) offers a reminder about the focus we need in the midst of these uncertain times. Read her reflection at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=5510.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Alumni/ae Council is currently seeking nominees for three council positions coming open in June 2009, with service beginning September 2009. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=5510.
Distinguished Alumni/ae Award
The council is also seeking nominees for Fuller’s Distinguished Alumni/ae Award, recognizing and honoring alumni/ae actively contributing to God's work in the world. This rotating award will focus this year on School of Psychology alumni/ae. Read more at julia.fuller.edu/departments/alum/Distinguished_Alum_Nominations_form.pdf (PDF, 169KB).
A Post-Election Message from Fuller's President
President Richard J. Mouw offered a brief note of congratulations and reflection following the November 4 presidential election. Read it at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/mouw-election08.aspx.
President Mouw Honors Billy Graham on 90th Birthday
On the occasion of Billy Graham's 90th birthday on November 7, President Richard J. Mouw offered him birthday greetings in a brief video. View the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf9VQMotQ7o.
Missiology Lectures Focus on Mission Movements and Mary
Missiologist Valdir Steuernagel, of humanitarian organization World Vision, was featured speaker for Fuller's annual Missiology Lectures on November 5 and 6. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/missiology-recap08.aspx.
Brehm Center Sponsors Interfaith Arts Colloquium
An interfaith arts colloquium, sharing findings from the Brehm Center's Sacred Imagery in Los Angeles Congregations project, was held at the Pacific Asia Museum. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/brehm-interfaith.aspx.
Symposium Marks Release of Global Dictionary of Theology
A symposium was held to celebrate the public release of The Global Dictionary of Theology, with Fuller faculty members William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Juan Martínez. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/global-theology.aspx.
Chapel Service Remembers the Reformation
Clayton Schmit, the Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Associate Professor of Preaching, spoke on "Remembering the Reformation" in all-seminary chapel. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/chapel-102908.aspx.
Fuller Community Gathers to Celebrate David Scholer
Students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, friends, and family gathered in a special service to remember the life of David M. Scholer, professor of New Testament. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/scholer-recap1008.aspx.
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
The final Fall Quarter research colloquium offered by the School of Psychology will take place Monday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., on "The Psychological Benefits and Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in Urban Schools." CE unit available. For details, visit documents.fuller.edu/sop/travis/ce.asp.
Continuing Education Courses through Fuller DMin
To make Doctor of Ministry education accessible to more members of the church community, several courses have been opened to a limited number of non-program participants. Read more and see course list at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4942.
Integration Symposium 2009
Save the date: "The Pearls and the Perils: Practicing Psychology in Mission and Aid Settings" will be the topic of the Integration Symposium, offered by the School of Psychology February 19-20, 2009, with psychologist Kelly O'Donnell, of Member Care International, as speaker. Read more at www.fuller.edu/academics/school-of-psychology/integration-symposium-2009.aspx.
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA
Hispanic Church Studies Events
The Hispanic Church Studies Department will host a Latino Christmas luncheon, including a time of worship and traditional Christmas food, on Thursday, December 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Payton 101. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-584-5586.
John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, will offer a colloquium on the topic "Does the Biblical God Have Surprises?" on Thursday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 106. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=4828.
Over the Rhine in Concert
Ohio music duo Over the Rhine will offer a concert Sunday, December 7, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., preceded by a talk from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., both in Travis Auditorium. Sponsored by the Brehm Center, Arts Concerns Committee, and Empty Frames Productions. Read more at www.brehmcenter.com/article/over-the-rhine-in-concert.
Save these dates in 2009:
Ecumenical Preaching Conference
An ecumenical Preaching with Passion Conference will be held Tuesday-Thursday, January 20-22, for Roman Catholic priests and Protestant clergy, sponsored by the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=5516.
Installation Service for Marguerite Shuster
Marguerite Shuster will be installed into the Harold John Ockenga Chair of Preaching and Theology on Tuesday, February 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pasadena, speaking on "The Hidden Hand of God."
Worship Leadership Conference
The Brehm Center's Fred Bock Institute of Music will host the conference "Forming Hearts, Creating Art: Developing Worship Leadership" on Saturday, February 14, featuring musicians C. Michael Hawn and Gloria Gaither as session leaders. Read more at www.brehmcenter.com/article/fred-bock-institute-of-music-presents-new-worship-conference-forming-hearts-creating-art/.
An Evening with N. T. Wright
Bishop and New Testament scholar N. T. Wright will speak at Lake Avenue Church on Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4948.
First-ever MAGL Student Consultation
Students and alumni/ae of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) program will gather for an inaugural consultation of MAGL leaders from around the world on March 11-12, in Pasadena. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=5518.
To see additional upcoming events for alumni/ae and the larger community, visit www.fuller.edu/about-fuller/news-events/calendars/default.aspx.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fuller California Coast:
Prospective Student Meeting in Irvine
Those interested in learning more about Fuller and its campus in Irvine are invited to attend this event Thursday, November 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., which will include a visit to a class session. For more information, email email@example.com or call 949-975-0775.
Fuller Northern California:
Free Audits for Alumni/ae
Alumni/ae in the Sacramento area are encouraged to consider taking advantage of the free audits available to Fuller graduates. The class schedule is available online at documents.fuller.edu/registrar/schedule/display_ext_schedule.asp. For more information, contact the Sacramento office at 916-452-2855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Discover Fuller" in Sacramento
All who are considering a seminary education are invited to this event on Thursday, February 12, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., to explore what Fuller Seminary is all about. Students, professors, and staff members will be available to answer questions in a casual atmosphere. Please RSVP to 916-452-2855 or email@example.com.
What Does the "Law" Require of You? Legal Liability in Ministry Workshop
This practical, two-part workshop will be offered Saturday, January 17, and Saturday, February 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, to help pastors, church leaders and seminary students understand and recognize legal principles and risks in order to avoid litigation and legal liability. For details and to register, visit www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=5514.
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Fuller at SBL in Boston
A luncheon for alumni/ae and friends with Joel B. Green, associate dean and professor of New Testament interpretation, will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 23, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=4690.
David Parris, associate director of Fuller Colorado and assistant professor of New Testament, will present on “Cognitive Theory, Parables and Luke 4:23” at the Boston SBL meeting on Tuesday, November 25. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-385-0085.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni/ae whose publications have been donated to our Alumni/ae Bookshelf:
John S. Fry (PhD ’71). “Bouncing Back: How to Become More Resilient in the Face of Disappointment and Pain,” Fibromyalgia Aware. April-July 2008: 33-35.
Wil Hernandez (PhD ’05). Henri Nouwen and Soul Care: A Ministry of Integration. Paulist Press, 2008.
The Chinese Alliance Church of Westchester in Port Chester, New York, is seeking a Senior Pastor. North American pastoral experience preferred, with fluency in Mandarin and working knowledge of English. Contact Stephen Li at email@example.com or 914-714-8291; for complete job description see documents.fuller.edu/career/search/final_record.asp?id=200811129446.
Grace Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Temple City, California, is looking for a Director of Spiritual Formation (English Fellowship). Seeking candidates able to direct a leadership team, Sunday morning Bible studies, and evangelism outreach, and able to preach all but one Sunday a month. For more information or to send a resume, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current faculty openings at Fuller include a Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Professor, and Associate Dean for Fuller Texas. The School of Psychology also invites applications for a new Thrive Chair for Applied Developmental Science. For more information, visit www.fuller.edu/about-fuller/jobs/faculty-positions.aspx.
For more information on job openings for alumni/ae, visit www.fuller.edu/current-students/student-resources/career-services.aspx.
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