This Week at Brite

WEEK OF October 14, 2019

READING WEEK – Monday, October 14 – Friday. October 18
GRO LGBTQIA+ Symposium – Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:00 p.m., BLUU
Cultivating Trauma-Informed Faith Communities for Trauma-Responsive Care- Saturday, 9:00 a.m., Northway Christian Church

STALCUP SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY FOR THE LAITY
Brite students are invited to interact with visiting scholars and our own faculty at the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity seminars throughout the school year for only $5.00 (including lunch!). To register, please contact Holly Neal in MOR 20 or send email to e.theilig@tcu.edu. Our next event is:

Cultivating Trauma-Informed Faith Communities for Trauma-Responsive Care
Seventh Betty Jo Hay Seminar on Religion and Mental Health
Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
Trina Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology and Chair of Pastoral Care and Director of Clinical Training, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL

GRO LGBTQIA+ SYMPOSIUM
TCU Gender Resources Office and Women and Gender Studies is hosting GRO LGBTQIA+ Symposium on Saturday, October 19 in the BLUU Ballroom. The event will feature interactive workshops and conversations that will explore the topics of gender, LGBTQIA+, and Drag. Please register for the event at https://grolgbtqiasymposium2019.eventbrite.com

BORDERLANDS INSTITUTE TRAVEL SEMINAR CLASS
This January 4-9th, 2020, Dr. Francisco Lozada, Jr. and Dr. Irasema Coronado, Director and Professor at the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, will offer a one-week travel seminar to the border region of Nogales, Arizona. The course is entitled: Special Topics in Religion and Culture: U.S. Borderlands: Context and Praxis—RECU 70970/80970/90970. The seminar plans to visit with religious advocates of immigration, Tohono O’odham Reservation, the border wall, border patrol officers, experts in the field of borderlands studies, and tour environmental sites. The seminar aims to develop a better understanding of the important issue of life and society in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

The travel seminar fulfills 3 hours of electives for MDiv students or 3 credits toward the Cultural/Global Context requirement for MTS and MATM students. Students who have already met this requirement may count the course toward elective hours. Travel, food, and hotel (1 room: 1 student) are covered by the Henry Luce Foundation for Theological Education. Each student, however, is responsible for tuition (3 credit hours) and fees.

Health: Each student must have medical insurance during the dates of the class. Proof of insurance is required. Also, please consult your physician about your health in light of your travel plans. While strenuous walking is not a regular part of the travel seminar, there may be several occasions when a long walk is necessary to reach a certain location. Frequent movement in and out of a transport van will also be part of the travel seminar. Pending approval to cross into Mexico, a valid passport is necessary.

For more information see: https://www.brite.edu/programs/x_Studies_Program/BorderlandsTravelSeminar/. If interested, please complete the travel inquiry form:https://www.brite.edu/programs/x_Studies_Program/Borderlands_Inquiry/. The prospectus can be found at: https://www.brite.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BorderlandsTravel2019.pdf

LEIBROCK VILLAGE CHILI CHALLENGE AND DESSERT DUEL
Join us Monday, October 21st, 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. in the Leibrock Village Patterson Community Room for the 14th Annual Chili Challenge and Dessert Duel. Prizes for best chili and dessert. Please visit www.brite.edu/chili to RSVP and register your entry.

OPEN HOUSE
The Office of Admissions hosts our fall Open House on Tuesday, October 22. If you know someone who is interested in graduate theological education, please invite them to visit brite.edu/openhouse for more information or to register to attend this free event. All are welcome!

BOARD OF VISITORS MEETING
Members of the Brite Board of Visitors will be on campus Tuesday, October 22 for the Fall 2019 Meeting.

INAUGURATION OF DEAN MICHAEL MILLER
Mark your calendars to attend the Inauguration of Dr. Michael St. A. Miller as Executive Vice President and Dean on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:00 am in Robert Carr Chapel. At 2:00 p.m., Brite will host an Inauguration Symposium “The Prospects for Progressive Theological Education in the Present Social Climate” in the Mary Couts Burnett Gearhart Library Reading Room.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Members of the Brite Board of Trustees will be on campus Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 for the Fall 2019 Meeting.

THE US DILEMMA: HOW DID WE GET HERE, AND WHAT DO WE DO?
Brite Divinity School is hosting Gary Dorrien for a free public lecture entitled “The US Dilemma: How Did We Get Here, and What Do We Do?.” on Monday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bass Conference Center of the Harrison Building. This lecture made possible by the R. W. Jablownowski Lecturship of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Studies Program at Brite.

GATES OF CHAI
Please mark your calendars for Monday, November 4, 2019 to attend the 22nd Annual Gates of Chai Lectureship “Jesus: Good Jew or Bad Jew?” featuring Professor Adele Reinhartz. Brite and TCU students, faculty and staff may attend the lecture free of charge. Tickets are available to purchase at https://epay.tcu.edu/brite_tickets/

BRITE JOB BOARD
As a service to our students, Brite maintains a job board at www.brite.edu/job-board. Please remember that students wishing to coordinate their employment with Supervised Ministry expectations must first contact Dr. Steve Sprinkle, Director of Field Education and Supervised Ministry. If you have an opportunity that you would like to have posted on the board, please contact Christa Franks at c.franks@tcu.edu

UPCOMING EVENTS
November 23-26- AAR/SBL Annual Meeting
December 10- Leibrock Village Hometown Holidays
December 21- Hooding Ceremony
December 21- Commencement Ceremony

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