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									                                                           SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2006    VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1




COLLOQUY
  Carol Lytch named
  assistant executive director
  C    arol Lytch joined the ATS staff in September
       as assistant executive director. Familiar to
  many faculty and administrators in ATS mem-
                                                      schools.
                                                      Its re-
                                                      search on
  ber schools, she has, for the past seven years,     trends in
  coordinated the Lilly Endowment Programs            theo-
  for Strengthening Congregational Leadership.        logical
  In 1998, the Endowment invited accredited           education
  ATS member schools to submit proposals to           enables
  two competitive grant programs: (1) Theologi-       schools
  cal Programs for High School Youth and (2) A        and the
  Program to Enhance Theological Schools’ Ca-         general
  pacities to Prepare Congregational Leadership.      public to
  Lytch served as the coordinator for both streams    interpret
  of grant making from 1999 to 2006. From 2003        the ever-
  to 2006, she also served as adjunct faculty at      changing
  Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in     social
  Louisville, Kentucky.                               climate of
                                                      education for ministry. I am honored to be join-
  An ordained minister in The Presbyterian            ing an outstanding set of colleagues and look
  Church (USA), Lytch holds an MDiv from              forward to being part of the team.”
  Princeton Theological Seminary and the PhD
  from Emory University’s Graduate School of          Daniel Aleshire, executive director of ATS, said
  Arts and Sciences, Division of Religion, Depart-    in announcing her appointment, “Carol has
  ment of Ethics and Society. A scholar of religion   been on scores of campuses of ATS schools and
  and society, her dissertation title was “Choos-     has worked effectively with almost 100 member
  ing Faith Across Generations: A Qualitative         schools in the context of the Lilly Endowment
  Study of Church Affiliated High School Seniors       grant programs. She has considerable admin-
  and Their Parents.” She is the author of Choos-     istrative skill, is an effective evaluator, and has
  ing Church: What Makes a Difference to Teens?       a thoughtful understanding of a broad range
  (Westminster/John Knox, 2004), now in its           of issues in theological education—all valuable
  second printing.                                    abilities for the work of the Association.”

  Lytch is a member of the Board of Directors of      The creation of the position of assistant execu-
  In Trust and is the book review editor of Family    tive director followed two years of consultation
  Ministry, the journal of Louisville Presbyterian    and evaluation of the overall administrative
  Theological Seminary. She has held numerous         needs of the work of the Commission on Ac-
  volunteer positions in The Presbyterian Church      crediting and the Association by the ATS Board
  (USA) and in community and ecumenical orga-         of Directors and the Personnel Committee. The
  nizations.                                          new position will afford Daniel Aleshire the time
                                                      and opportunity to expand his public role as an
  Of her appointment to the ATS staff, Lytch said,    advocate and interpreter of the value of theo-
  “I am delighted to be working for ATS because       logical education to the quality of ministerial
  I am aware how much its work in accreditation       leadership, a role the board has enthusiastically
  and leadership education is valued by member        endorsed.
PERSPECTIVE
                                                                                                 Daniel Aleshire, Executive Director


In praise of theological libraries
A     t the Biennial Meeting in Chicago last June,
      I talked about a fundamental shift that is
occurring in higher education accreditation. For
                                                                                designed so that the chapel and library face each
                                                                                other, with glass walls on their facing sides.
                                                                                Study and worship are connected—maybe even
two decades, now, the focus on resources in ac-                                 draw from similar parts of the human spirit. The
creditation has been decreasing while the focus                                 library at St. John’s in Collegeville, Minnesota,
on educational effectiveness has been increasing.                               has structural columns that expand in tree-like
This shift is widespread and will be long-lasting.                              branches, reminding seekers of information of
Pressure from the U.S. Department of Education                                  the Garden’s tree. Knowledge can be used for
will increase emphasis on standards related to                                  good and evil, and we need places that remind
assessing educational outcomes. If requirements                                 us that learning for faith incites devotion, not
for resources like good libraries or a full-time                                destruction.
faculty remain central in the Commission’s
accrediting standards, it will be because ATS                                   Good libraries, as best I can tell, are noisier and
schools are committed to them. This year, I am                                  busier than I remember them in the days when
devoting several of my columns in Colloquy to                                   the silence police patrolled the stacks. I think
the fundamental value of educational resources.                                 that is because good libraries are increasingly
Resources don’t guarantee results, but good           Good libraries,           people places. On many ATS campuses, the
resources contribute immeasurably to good                                       library is a gathering place for students as well
results. In an era where measurement is increas-                                as a source of information. New libraries have
ingly crucial, measurability isn’t the only value.
                                                      as best I can tell,       rooms for group study and spaces for interac-
The American Theological Library Association                                    tion. The main entrance to Denver Seminary’s
has declared October as theological libraries         are noisier and           new library is through the coffee shop; the “no
month, so I begin with praise of theological                                    talking” sign is long gone. United Seminary in
libraries.                                            busier than I             Dayton has a replica of the Wright Flyer (Wilbur
                                                                                and Orville’s father, Bishop Wright, had connec-
If their collections have been thoughtfully           remember                  tions with one of the predecessor seminaries of
developed, theological libraries hold views that                                United), and it will cause people to talk.
the current faculty don’t hold and have informa-
tion that the faculty don’t know. The library is      them in the               Theological libraries are about people seek-
the teacher of what history has thought and how                                 ing information. The more information that is
that thought stretches through the present into       days when the             available, the harder it becomes to find the right
the future. Theological libraries are a testament                               information. As the number of new print titles
that what we know now is not all that should be       silence police            continues to increase, the ability to purchase
known; that in theological studies, the newest                                  even a reasonable range of those titles dimin-
idea may not be the best idea; and that all the                                 ishes. As information is housed in an increasing
voices not represented on the campus are as im-
                                                      patrolled the             array of forms, students and faculty need guid-
portant to theological thinking as all the voices                               ance to reliable sources of information. As librar-
that are on campus. Available space on the            stacks. I think           ies are changing, librarianship is becoming more
shelves reminds us that good scholarship always                                 crucial, not less important. Choosing the most
has more work to do, that new eras require new        that is because           valuable titles among many is a more complex
information, and that old ideas can lead to new                                 task than managing comprehensive purchases
forms of wisdom.                                      good libraries            from designated publishers. Guiding students
                                                                                and faculty to the right digital sources requires
A few years ago, I visited the Wren Library                                     more sophisticated bibliographic skills than the
of Trinity College in Cambridge. Looking at           are increasingly          old reference room required.
alcoves of now antique volumes that once in-
formed and recorded the thinking of the Enlight-      people places.            If you haven’t been to the library lately, take a
enment evokes a sense of reverence. Theological                                 few moments and stop by. Search the databases,
libraries have a way of connecting study and                                    explore new book titles, and speak to some
devotion. Wesley Theological Seminary was                                       people about what they are learning. It’s OK to
                                                                                talk out loud.



             2      COLLOQUY            S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2006
Disability and seminary education

I n recent years, a number of ATS member
  schools have hosted conferences on issues
related to disability and graduate theological
                                                      force to develop a policy statement that would
                                                      provide advice and counsel to member schools
                                                      on the subject of disability and seminary educa-
education. Speakers and workshops have ad-            tion. Over the course of time, the members of the
dressed practical and theological perspectives        Association have adopted policy statements at
on disability, student services and support, inte-    Biennial Meetings that, while distinct from the
grating issues of disability into the curriculum,     Standards of Accreditation, provide guidance to
overcoming physical and attitudinal barriers          schools on a range of topics related to graduate
with respect to disability, and preparing future      theological education. (See the current policy
religious leaders to minister to and with persons     statements at www.ats.edu > The Association >
with disabilities, among other topics.                Policy Statements.) Task force members are cur-
                                                      rently being invited to serve.
In February 2006, ATS convened a small consul-
tation at Wesley Theological Seminary with per-       To inform the task force’s work, the Association
sons whose institutions had sponsored disability      invites member schools to share their formal
events in order to explore how the Association        policies related to disability with the task force
might provide counsel and resources to mem-           members. Copies of disability policies may
ber schools in the area of disability and enable      be mailed to the ATS office to the attention of
seminaries to become welcoming environments           Nancy Merrill, director of communications and
for persons with disabilities.                        external relations, or emailed to merrill@ats.edu.

Attending the consultation were Bruce Birch
(Wesley Theological Seminary), Richard Bliese
(Luther Seminary), John Crossin (Washington
                                                      New officers elected
Theological Consortium), and Thomas Graves
(Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond).
Ginny Thornburgh, a trustee of Princeton
                                                      O     fficers of the Association elected at the 2006
                                                            Biennial Meeting in June were president,
                                                      Donald Senior, president of Catholic Theologi-
Theological Seminary and vice president and           cal Union in Chicago, Illinois; vice president,
director of the Religion and Disability Program       John Kinney, dean of Samuel DeWitt Proctor
of the National Organization on Disability            School of Theology of Virginia Union Univer-
(NOD), attended the meeting as a resource             sity in Richmond, Virginia; secretary, Leland
person. Thornburgh has worked extensively             Eliason, executive director and provost, Bethel
with congregations of all faiths across the United    Seminary of Bethel University in St. Paul, Min-
States to help them identify and remove barriers      nesota; and treasurer Thomas Johnson, partner
of architecture, communications, and attitudes.       with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
She also helped launch NOD’s Seminary Project,        in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a trustee of
whose goals are to encourage seminaries to            Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton,
explore a range of theological and educational        New Jersey.
issues with respect to people with disabilities; to
help seminaries welcome faculty, staff, students,
and visitors with disabilities; and to better equip
future religious leaders to serve and serve with      New member schools
children and adults with disabilities and their
families. (See the elaboration of the Seminary
Project goals at www.nod.org > Religion and
Disability > Seminary Project.)
                                                      T  he Association welcomes four schools
                                                         elected to Associate Membership at the 2006
                                                      Biennial Meeting:
                                                      • Mars Hill Graduate School in Bothell,
The February consultation discussed ways in               Washington
which ATS might assist member schools in              • Salt Lake Theological Seminary
dealing with the range of issues related to dis-          in Salt Lake City, Utah
ability and seminary education. Following the         • Southern Evangelical Seminary
consultation, Executive Director Daniel Aleshire          in Matthews, North Carolina
reported on the conversation to the ATS Board of      • World Mission University in Los Angeles,
Directors, who endorsed the formation of a task           California




                                                       S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2006      COLLOQUY   3
       Selected highlights from the 2005–06
       Graduating Student Questionnaire
       T   he 2005–06 group profile from this spring’s
           Graduating Student Questionnaire included
       5,826 responses from 142 schools. The following
                                                                    A list of sixteen statements explored graduates’
                                                                    satisfaction with their seminary experience. The
                                                                    three most important were I have been satisfied
       highlights should provide a helpful sketch of the            with my academic experience; Faculty were sup-
       overall findings.                                             portive and understanding; and If I had it to do over
                                                                    again, I would still come here.
       MDiv graduates were asked to indicate their sat-
       isfaction with progress in skills related to their           42.0 percent of MDiv students reported working
       future work. The top three areas were ability to             more than twenty hours per week.
       think theologically, ability to use and interpret Scrip-
       ture, and knowledge of their own religious tradition.        66.2 percent of graduates brought no education-
                                                                    al debt with them; 15.7 percent, however, came
       76.9 percent of MDiv students rated their field               with a debt load of $15,000 or more.
       education important or very important. For these
       students, the two top effects of field education/             47.0 percent of graduates incurred no new
       internship were better idea of strengths/weaknesses          educational debt during seminary; 33.4 percent
       and improved pastoral skills.                                had a debt load of $15,000 or more at the time of
                                                                    their graduation.
       The top three rated choices of how satisfied
       graduates have been with a variety of seminary               44.9 percent of graduates had no monthly pay-
       services and academic resources were quality of              ments for educational debt; 6.7 percent had a
       teaching, helpfulness of administrative/staff support,       monthly payment greater than $500.
       and accessibility of faculty.
                                                                    The three most important sources of income for
       Graduates cited faculty, biblical studies, and inter-        graduates in rank order were scholarship/grant,
       action with students as the three most important             off-campus work, and spouse’s work.
       influences on their educational experience.




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         Celebrating God’s Work                                                               through DIAP
                          Disney Coronado Springs Hotel
                             Lake Buena Vista, Florida
                                                                                       Keynote Speakers
                               February 15 – 17, 2007
                                    Thursday – Saturday                           David Harkins, Originating Committee
                                                                                  Member and Development Officer
                                                                                  Eden Theological Seminary (retired)

                                                                                  Daniel Aleshire, Executive Director
                                                                                  The Association of Theological Schools
                       Preconference Sessions
                     Thursday, February 15, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.                      Ann Svennungsen, President
                                                                                  The Fund for Theological Education
         Raising Up Stewards to be Rich toward God!
         Gary Hoag, Vice President of Advancement                                 Quentin Schultze, Arthur H. DeKruyter
         Denver Seminary                                                          Chair in Faith and Communication
                                                                                  Calvin College
         New Development Officer Workshop: Putting It All Together
         Richard Dubose, Vice President for Development and Seminary Relations    Gary Moore,
         Columbia Theological Seminary                                            Counsel to Ethical and Spiritual Investors




4   COLLOQUY         S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2006
ATS announces staffing changes

T   isa Lewis, who joined the ATS staff in
    August 2005 as director of student informa-
tion services and organizational evaluation, joins
                                                       Of her change to full-time accrediting work as
                                                       director, accreditation and institutional evalua-
                                                       tion, Lewis said, “I will enjoy accompanying our
Jeremiah McCarthy and William Miller this fall         evaluation teams on site visits, interacting with
as senior staff in support of accreditation. “Tisa’s   students and school personnel. A major goal
work with the ATS schools over the past year,          in our work in accreditation is to help member
her knowledge of the accrediting standards,            schools, who are so good at what they do, to
and her participation in a number of accredit-         reach their full potential, not by just satisfying
ing-related visits to schools in the past year will    the Standards of Accreditation but through a
provide a smooth transition in staff support for       culture of continual planning and assessment.
the work of the Commission on Accrediting,”            ATS’s own organizational evaluation then
said Daniel Aleshire, ATS executive director.          becomes informed by our staff involvement in         Tisa Lewis
                                                       institutional evaluation.”
                                                                                                            Director, Accreditation
                                                                                                            and Institutional Evaluation
                                                       Lewis’s appointment to the accrediting staff
                                                       fills the position vacated by the retirement of
        ESQ/GSQ GO LIVE!                               Louis Charles Willard last spring. The Board
                                                       of Commissioners and the ATS Board of Direc-
                                                       tors approved a fourth professional accrediting
       Announcing online versions                      position, pending the action of member schools
        of ESQ & GSQ available:                        to adopt a dues increase, which they did at the
                                                       2006 Biennial Meeting. The search to fill the
   Nov. 1, Graduating Student Questionnaire
                                                       fourth accrediting position will commence in
   Jan. 1, Entering Student Questionnaire              this academic year.

      Visit www.ats.edu > Resources >                  Joining the staff as part-time coordinator of stu-
     Student Information for more info.                dent information resources, Helen Blier will ad-
                                                       minister the two student information programs
                                                       of the Association: Profiles of Ministry and the
                                                       Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires of
                                                       the Student Information Project. A graduate in
                                                                                                            Helen M. Blier
Amendment to Degree                                    theology from Boston College, she holds a Mas-
                                                       ter of Education from Boston College in religious    Coordinator of Student
Program Standard L                                     education and the PhD in religion and educa-
                                                       tion from the Graduate Division of Religion
                                                                                                            Information Resources

                                                       of Emory University. Her teaching experience
A    t the 2006 Biennial Meeting, member schools
     of the Commission on Accrediting voted to
amend Standard L, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                       includes courses on youth ministry and mentor-
                                                       ing at Candler School of Theology, the Boston
Doctor of Theology (ThD), section L.3.2.0, by in-      College Institute of Religious Education and
serting the word “normally” as indicated below:        Pastoral Ministry (IREPM), and Duquesne Uni-
                                                       versity in Pittsburgh. As a research consultant,
    L.3.2.0 Courses, seminars, and colloquia           Blier worked with the directors of summer pro-
    for research doctoral degrees shall nor-           grams for high school youth at Candler School
    mally be completed on the main campus              of Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,
    of the institution offering the degree. If         and Duke University Divinity School to design
    course work completed at other insti-              and implement qualitative research protocols to
    tutions is to be accepted for credit in a          investigate issues of youth faith development
    Board-approved research doctoral pro-              and vocational discernment. Prior to ATS, Blier
    gram, that work shall have been eligible           was on the faculty at Boston College’s IREPM,
    for credit in the research doctoral pro-           where she taught courses in field education and
    grams offered by the institution at which          youth and young adult faith. She has also taught
    it was completed, or other advanced                at Duquesne University and Candler School of
    programs primarily oriented toward                 Theology.
    theological research and teaching.




                                                        S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2006    COLLOQUY            5
       Commission on Accrediting
       June meeting report
                                                            regarding course-offering sites, distance and
       T  he ATS Board of Commissioners met at the
          ATS office June 12–14, 2006.                       extension programs, and removal of notations
                                                            from the following schools:
       The Board considered reports from evaluation
       committees for the following schools:                Andover Newton Theological School, Newton
                                                               Centre, MA
       Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY             Assemblies of God Theological Seminary,
       Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO            Springfield, MO
       Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY             Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, NS
       Assemblies of God Theological Seminary,              Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University,
          Springfield, MO                                       Fort Worth, TX
       Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA           Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN
       Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA          Cincinnati Bible Seminary, Cincinnati, OH
       Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN        Columbia Biblical Seminary and School
       George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR           of Missions, Columbia, SC
       Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC             Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary,
       Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY           St. Catharine’s, ON
       Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL              Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
       Mount Angel Seminary, Saint Benedict, OR             Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest,
       New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY             Austin, TX
       New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,            Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary,
          New Orleans, LA                                      Mill Valley, CA
       Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,               Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary,
          Louisville, KY                                       South Hamilton, MA
       St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY                   Houston Graduate School of Theology, Houston, TX
       St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK                  Immaculate Conception Seminary
       St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry,          of Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
          Rochester, NY                                     Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary,
       Talbot School of Theology of Biola University,          Miami, FL
          La Mirada, CA                                     Logsdon Seminary of Logsdon School of Theology
       United Theological Seminary, Trotwood, OH               of Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
                                                            Loyola University Chicago Institute
       The Board approved the following changes in             of Pastoral Studies, Chicago, IL
       membership status:                                   Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno, CA
                                                            Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
                                                               Kansas City, MO
       From Candidate to Accredited Status:
                                                            Nashotah House, Nashotah, WI
       International Theological Seminary, El Monte, CA
                                                            Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
       The John Leland Center for Theological Studies,
                                                            New Brunswick Theological Seminary,
         Arlington, VA
                                                               New Brunswick, NJ
                                                            New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY
       From Associate to Candidate Status:                  Northwest House of Theological Studies,
       Byzantine Catholic Seminary                             Salem, OR
          of SS. Cyril & Methodius, Pittsburgh, PA          Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX
       Carolina Evangelical Divinity School,                Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, OH
          High Point, NC                                    Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK
       St. John Vianney Theological Seminary,               Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
          Denver, CO                                        Saint Francis Seminary, St. Francis, WI
                                                            St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, AB
       The Board authorized initial accreditation           St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto,
       visits to the following school:                         Scarborough, ON
                                                            Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary,
       Loyola Marymount University Department                  Wake Forest, NC
         of Theological Studies, Los Angeles, CA            Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
                                                               Fort Worth, TX
       The Board considered petitions for new or            Starr King School for Ministry, Berkeley, CA
       revised degree programs, changes in degree
       programs or nomenclature, and other petitions                       COA REPORT continued on page 7


6   COLLOQUY        S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2006
Commission on Accrediting invites                                                                                    S TA F F
third-party comments                                                                                          Daniel O. Aleshire
                                                                                                              EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

T  he following member schools are receiving
   comprehensive evaluation committee visits
during the fall semester:
                                                       The ATS Commission on Accrediting invites
                                                       any member school to submit third-party com-
                                                       ments on any school scheduled to receive a visit.
                                                                                                              Ext. 229 | aleshire@ats.edu

                                                                                                              Helen M. Blier
                                                                                                              COORDINATOR OF STUDENT
                                                       Comments should be addressed to the attention          INFORMATION RESOURCES
Abilene Christian University Graduate School                                                                  Ext. 248 | blier@ats.edu
                                                       of the Commission on Accrediting and sent by
  of Theology, Abilene, TX                             mail, fax, or email to Susan Beckerdite, sbecker@      Tisa Lewis
Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN             ats.edu by November 1, 2006.                           DIRECTOR, ACCREDITATION AND
Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL                                                                     INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION
                                                                                                              Ext. 228 | lewis@ats.edu
Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, IN
Haggard School of Theology of Azusa Pacific                                                                    Carol E. Lytch
  University, Azusa, CA                                              Petition Deadline                        ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL                                                                   Ext. 238 | lytch@ats.edu
Newman Theological College, Edmonton, AB                 Petitions to the ATS Board of Commissioners
                                                                                                              Jeremiah J. McCarthy
Notre Dame Seminary, St. Benedict, LA                             must be received by April 1                 DIRECTOR, ACCREDITATION AND
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry,                       for consideration in its spring meeting          INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION
  Ambridge, PA                                                         and by November 1                      Ext. 249 | mccarthy@ats.edu
                                                            for consideration in its winter meeting.          Chris A. Meinzer
                                                                                                              DIRECTOR, FINANCE
                                                                                                              AND ADMINISTRATION
                                                                                                              Ext. 232 | meinzer@ats.edu

COA REPORT continued from page 6                                                                              Nancy Merrill
                                                                                                              DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                                                              AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Taylor University College and Seminary,                Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School,              Ext. 234 | merrill@ats.edu
  Edmonton, AB                                            Rochester, NY                                       William C. Miller
Trinity College Faculty of Divinity, Toronto, ON       Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, AB              DIRECTOR, ACCREDITATION AND
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL      Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN         INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION
Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY               Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX                Ext. 247 | miller@ats.edu
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary,            Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology,           William R. Myers
  Dubuque, IA                                             Berkeley, CA                                        DIRECTOR,
Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, BC            Dominican Study Center of the Caribbean,               LEADERSHIP EDUCATION
Westminster Theological Seminary in California,                                                               Ext. 252 | myers@ats.edu
                                                          Bayamon, PR
  Escondido, CA                                        Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, MI           Chris Olsztyn
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA     Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest,       MANAGER OF TECHNOLOGY
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA           Austin, TX                                          Ext. 233 | olsztyn@ats.edu
                                                       Gonzaga University Department of Religious
The Board acted on reports received from the              Studies, Spokane, WA
following member schools:                              Heritage Theological Seminary, Cambridge, ON           ATS OFFICE
                                                       Huron University College Faculty of Theology,          10 Summit Park Drive
                                                                                                              Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, NS                    London, ON                                          Phone: 412-788-6505
Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY               Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL         Fax: 412-788-6510
                                                       Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN                          Web site: www.ats.edu
American Baptist Seminary of the West,
  Berkeley, CA                                         Nashotah House, Nashotah, WI                           THE MISSION
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY               Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary              of The Association of Theologi-
Assemblies of God Theological Seminary,                   in Virginia, Alexandria, VA                         cal Schools in the United States
                                                       Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, MB        and Canada is to promote the
  Springfield, MO                                                                                              improvement and enhance-
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond,              St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK                    ment of theological schools to
  Richmond, VA                                         SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, MI       the benefit of communities of
                                                       Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC           faith and the broader public.
Bethel Seminary of Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Bexley Hall Seminary, Columbus, OH                     Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary,             EDITORS
Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University,      Wake Forest, NC                                     Nancy Merrill
  Fort Worth, TX                                       Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,                 DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                                                              AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Cochrane, AB          Louisville, KY
                                                                                                              Ext. 234 | merrill@ats.edu
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL                The University of Winnipeg Faculty of Theology,
Central Baptist Theological Seminary,                     Winnipeg, MB                                        Linda D. Trostle
                                                       Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN   COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
  Kansas City, KS
                                                                                                              Ext. 246 | trostle@ats.edu
Chapman School of Religious Studies                    Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC
  of Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN         Westminster Theological Seminary,
Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN         Philadelphia, PA


                                                        S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2006      COLLOQUY              7
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER EVENTS
Self-Study Workshop
    September 21–22 • Pittsburgh, PA

Profiles of Ministry Introductory Workshop
    October 5–6 • Pittsburgh, PA

Black and Hispanic Dialogue II
    October 13–15, 2006 • Pittsburgh, PA

A Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty
    October 20–22 • Pittsburgh, PA

Women in Leadership Seminar
Understanding our Institutional Contexts: Challenges and Strategies
    October 27–29 • Pittsburgh, PA



       You’re invited to . . .
                    ATS Reception
            at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting
                    Saturday, November 18, 2006
                             7–8:30 p.m.                              A collective effort by more than four dozen presi-
                      Grand Hyatt Washington                          dential contributors, A Handbook for Seminary
                       Room: Constitution B                           Presidents offers advice on everything from boards
      Administrators, faculty, and friends of ATS member schools      and enrollment to facilities and institutional ad-
                are invited to attend the ATS reception               vancement, with special discussions of women in
        at the AAR/SBL annual meetings in Washington, DC.
                                                                      leadership, Canadian schools, and the challenges of
            Please plan to join your colleagues and friends
                  for refreshments and conversation.                  university-based programs. Contact Linda Giehll at
                                                                      ATS to order.



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