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ATLA Job Board Postings

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Member and non-member institutions are invited to post job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

Welcome New Members: Allen University, Gevorgian Theological Seminary, and Rabagirana Bible College

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined this winter. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, Allen University, Columbia, SC

Founded in 1870, Allen University grew out of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s desire to educate newly freed slaves and to ensure a well-trained clergy. The University is the only institution of higher learning named for the Right Reverend Richard Allen, the first consecrated Bishop and acknowledged founder of the AME Church.

ATLA Member Publishes Book on Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology

Jaeyeon Lucy Chung, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of the Styberg Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary recently published Korean Women, Self -Esteem, and Practical Theology: Transformative Care

The book is published by Palgrave Macmillan and is included in the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora series, which “aims to provide Asian American theological responses to the complex process of migration and resettlement process of Asian immigrants and refugees.”

New ATLA Institutional Members: Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary and Canadian Mennonite University

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in November. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) was founded in 2000 as the result of the amalgamation of three colleges: Mennonite Brethren Bible College, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, and Menno Simmons College. In addition to several undergraduate degree programs, CMU offers MA degrees in Theology, Christian Ministry, and Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development.

ATLA Member Featured in ‘Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media’

Keegan Osinski, Divinity Library Public Services Librarian at Vanderbilt University, was recently published in Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and TestimonialsThis book includes over 90 essays from theologians and philosophers on their tips for best practices for social engagement, time management, social media as a resource for scholarship or creativity, technology, and pedagogy.

Editor Thomas Jay Oord teaches at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He has been thinking about the way leaders in theology, philosophy, biblical studies, and the church use social media. He reached out to a diverse group of theologians and philosophers and invited them to share their experiences. 

Welcome New Institutional Members: St. John’s Seminary and Marist College

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late September and early October. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA

Named in honor of St. John the Evangelist, St. John’s Seminary opened its doors in 1939 to educate men for the priesthood. The Seminary’s classes focus on theology, scriptural studies, spirituality, and liturgy. The Seminary is within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the campus has several orange and lemon groves.

Don Meredith Retires from the Harding School of Theology

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Don Meredith retired from the Harding School of Theology (HST) in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 31, 2017.

Don served at the L.M. Graves Memorial Library at HST for 49 years. He first began in 1968 and then was promoted to Head Librarian in 1983. He was the second professional librarian at the library.

Welcome New Members: George Fox University, Simpson College, and University of Divinity

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late August and early September. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Gary L. Cheatham Retires from Northeastern State University

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Gary L. Cheatham has retired from Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he was Assistant Professor of Library Services and served for nearly 31 years as a member of the faculty.

Gary earned a BA in Missiology at Northwest Christian College, MDiv at Brite Divinity School, MSLS at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In retirement, Gary will be doing volunteer work with Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity.

Eclipse Experiences at Covenant Theological Seminary

The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, made for memorable experiences throughout the United States, especially for our ATLA Member Institutions. One such member is the J. Oliver Buswell Jr. Library of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, who sits right outside of the path of full totality.

Jim Pakala, Library Director, shared a photo of the eclipse outside his campus with staff and friends sitting on the lawn enjoying this unique experience.

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