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General Seminary Shows Large Presence at General Convention

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The General Theological Seminary had a major presence at this summer's General Convention, the triennial meeting of The Episcopal Church's legislative body, held July 5-12, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Beginning July 2, GTS leaders, trustees, faculty, and students hosted GTS special events and booths, greeted deputies and alumni/ae, and helped tell the wider Episcopal Church about the seminary.

GTS had not one, but two booths in General Convention's exhibition hall.

Booth #319 was a gathering place where visitors could meet GTS leaders and learn about the seminary. Prospective students, for example, could speak with William Webster, the Director of Admissions, as well as current students. Alumni/ae were able to greet Donna Ashley and Jonathan Silver, whose work in the seminary's Institutional Advancement office includes keeping up to date with alumni/ae.

Behind this gathering place was Booth #418, dedicated to GTS Digital Formation, the Seminary's initiative as an e-seminary for the 21st century. The booth featured the Seminary's new technology for distributive learning and connection-making. Booth #418 also offered special QR code name badge stickers, a glimpse into new educational webinars, and presented beautiful videos showing life, ministry, and learning at GTS. Here, too, guests were able to discuss the Seminary's ideas about how social media and digital technology can be effective tools for communicating the gospel.

As a special offering at Booth #418, GTS faculty offered six live, lunchtime presentations via video conference. Visitors came to greet their once or future teachers! Click here to see the schedule of speakers.

Throughout General Convention Alex Martin, M.Div '13, live- tweeted @GeneralSeminary news and information from GTS which were relayed to the General Seminary Facebook page. He has summarized his experience in a short essay: “Why now, more than ever, I’m incredibly proud to be an Episcopalian.”

GTS News also posted stories to update those interested in our activities at General Convention.

[GenCon] GTS to Have Two Booths at General Convention #GC77

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The General Theological Seminary will have a major presence this summer at General Convention, the triennial meeting of The Episcopal's Church's legislative body, to be held July 5-12, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Beginning July 2, GTS leaders, trustees, faculty, and students will host GTS special events and booths, greet deputies and alumni/ae, and help tell the wider Episcopal Church about the seminary.  

GTS will have not one, but two booths in General Convention's exhibition hall.

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Booth #319 will be a gathering place where visitors can meet GTS leaders and learn about the seminary. Prospective students, for example, can speak with William Webster, the Director of Admissions, as well as current students. Alumni/ae will be able to greet Donna Ashley and Jonathan Silver, whose work in the seminary's Institutional Advancement office includes keeping up to date with alumni/ae.

Behind this gathering place will be Booth #418, dedicated to GTS Digital Formation, the seminary's initiative as an e-seminary for the 21st century. The booth will feature the seminary's new technology for distributive learning and connection-making. Booth #418 will also offer special QR code name badge stickers, a glimpse into new educational webinars, and present beautiful videos of life, ministry and learning at GTS. Here, too, guests will be able to discuss the seminary's ideas about how social media and digital technology can be responsible and effective tools for communicating the gospel.

As a special offering at Booth #418, GTS faculty will offer live, lunchtime presentations via video conference at 1:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged come greet their once or future teachers! Click here to get the schedule of speakers.

For all the news from General Seminary, go to GTS News at news.gts.edu

Throughout General Convention, GTS will be tweeting news, using the Twitter handle @General Seminary.

To learn more about GTS Digital Formation, visit their Facebook page.

[GenCon] Meet the GTS Faculty: Live Video Chats at Booth #418 #GC77

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As a special offering, GTS faculty will offer live, lunchtime presentations via video conference at 1:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to come and greet their once or future teachers! Visit our Digital FormationBooth #418. While you're in the neighborhood, visit the GTS main booth #319. July 4 The Rev. Dr. James Reho Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care, Deployment, and Formation

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July 5 The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Owens Professor of Old Testament

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July 6 The Rev. Dr. J. Robert Wright St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery Professor of Ecclesiastical History

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July 7 The Rev. K. Jeanne Person Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality

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July 9 The Rev. Andrew G. Kadel Director of the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library

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July 10 The Rev. Katherine Shaner Assistant Professor of New Testament

[GenCon] GTS to Present Visioning Statement at General Convention Dinner #GC77

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On Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012, General Seminary will hold a dinner for many in the seminary's wider community at The Columbia Club in Indianapolis. At the dinner, Associate Dean Patrick Malloy will present a Visioning Statement for the seminary's future. For more than a year, a team established by the the Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, Bishop of New York and Chair of the GTS Board of Trustees, and led by Trustee William Clarkson IV worked tireless and collaboratively with trustees, faculty, seminary staff, students, and alumni/ae, to develop a new vision for General Seminary’s educational mission and its relationship with the wider church and the world. The GTS dinner will provide an opportunity for many in the wider community to contribute to the vision, before a process begins to develop a strategic plan for implementing the vision. The statement will be available online on July 11. Go to GTS News for updates.

For all the news from General Seminary, go to GTS News at 

news.gts.edu

Throughout General Convention, GTS will be tweeting news, using the Twitter handle 

@General Seminary

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To learn more about GTS Digital Formation, visit their 

Facebook page

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