The 2012-2013 academic year is underway. Classes began last week with an intensive course and continue with the first week of semester-long courses. Here are some important events to get on your calendar for the semester.
Friday, August 17: 6:00 in the Hospitality Room
Each year, we re-discover ourselves as a community. We celebrate and miss those who have completed their studies. We welcome in new students. Some have left Memphis to become distance students in a new context, others have left their previous context to become residents.
The Student Association helps students, faculty, staff, and families get to know each other at our annual Coming Together. Students and their families get together along with leaders of local congregations for a meal, devotional, and some games.
Monday, August 20: 7:00 in the West Education Center
We kick off the year with our annual convocation. Dr. Monte Cox, Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University (Searcy, AR) will speak on our theme for the year, “Lord of the Nations”. Dr. Cox served as a missionary in Kenya for ten years prior to becoming a full-time teacher at Harding.
W.B. West, Jr. Lectures
The 2012 West lectures will be presented by Dr. Daniel A. Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Religion and Hispanic Studies at Pepperdine University. The main lectures are Thursday evening. Friday morning will be a time of discussion with Dr. Rodriguez for students, faculty, and staff.