News and Information

Welcome to the Saint Louis University Department of Theological Studies Graduate Student Action Committee webpage. With this site, we aim to disseminate program information in a straightforward manner and foster a sense of community among the graduate students of the Department of Theological Studies.

Inaugural 2016/17 SAC Meeting: September 2, 2016

posted Sep 2, 2016, 2:06 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

The first SAC meeting of the academic year had a great turnout! Minutes can be downloaded below.

Seventh SAC Meeting of 2016

posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:55 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

Welcome to the Seventh SAC Meeting of 2016

*FINAL EDITION*


Upcoming Events


•Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Hans Boersma: Wednesday April 20 at 11:30 in ADJ 142

•Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day: Wednesday April 27: See James Box for Collection

•Spring Picnic: Friday April 29, Tower Grove Park: See Sign Up Sheet (out by email soon)

            •Email any yearly events or accomplishments to be read at the picnic

•Be sure to fill out the PhD self-evaluation forms, as they will be discussed at our meeting with    Dr. Martens on April 26!

 

Elections for the 2016–17 Academic Year


Chair: Benjamin Winter

Co-Chair: Jacob Prahlow

Secretary: Tracy Russell

GSA Representatives: Chad Kim and Alec Arnold

PhD Studies Committee Liaison: KJ Drake / Becky Walker

MA Studies Committee Liaison: Creighton Coleman

 

Notes

•The Theology Student Teaching Database will be available on google drive sometime in May.

 

Website

•Please continue to like us on Facebook and also continue to send Ben (bwinter4@slu.edu) your accomplishments to add to the list.

SAC Meeting Minutes 3-4-15

posted Mar 4, 2016, 5:39 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

Welcome to the Sixth SAC Meeting of 2016 (March 4)

 Agenda In Summary

 

•Welcoming Committee Successes

            •We have received two visitors: Alex and David, and both have left impressed by the university!

 

•Jesuit Language Scholarships are Available for This Summer!

•Alex, Stephen, KJ, and James have all received and would be happy to chat about ins and outs

 

•GSA Update: We need to find two new representatives by March 31st

 

Upcoming Events

 

•Brown Bag Lunch with Elissa: Wednesday March 16 at 11:30 in ADJ 142

 

•Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Hans Boersma Wednesday April 20 at 11:30 in ADJ 142

 

•Spring Picnic: Friday April 29

 

Website

•Please continue to like us on Facebook and also continue to send Ben (bwinter4@slu.edu) your accomplishments to add to the list.    

SAC Meeting Minutes 2-5-16

posted Feb 5, 2016, 1:48 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

We had an excellent meeting today, which began with an advice session for those taking their first year comprehensive examinations. 

On the agenda, we discussed new leadership, the upcoming Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Boersma, the Theology Graduate Student Teaching Database [acronym needed], and developments with the PhD Studies Committee.

Please send bwinter4@slu.edu your recent publications and presentations to be added to the website!

SAC Meeting Minutes 12-4-15

posted Dec 4, 2015, 1:38 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

Our fourth and final meeting for the semester! We update you on upcoming events, PhD Studies Committee, Website, and the future Theology 1000 teaching database.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2N1A0LsscjdWGp3OGQwelhmdTA

Publish or Perish: How to Live

posted Nov 6, 2015, 1:53 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

See attached flier!

SAC Meeting Minutes 11-6-15

posted Nov 6, 2015, 1:52 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

This week we had a good showing of master's students in attendance! Our main topics of discussion were the upcoming brown bag lunch, the PhD Student Handbook, Advent Vespers, and the Welcoming Committee.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2N1A0LsscjddDVGT3ZEaWlwLVE

SAC Meeting Minutes 10-2-15

posted Oct 2, 2015, 3:38 PM by dtssac SLU Generic

We discussed developments in the PhD Program and upcoming events!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2N1A0LsscjdUlZOUWJDTFYyVWM

SAC Minutes 9-4-15

posted Sep 5, 2015, 10:44 AM by dtssac SLU Generic

Greetings! This week's highlights include a brown bag lunch plan, a syllabus collection, a research colloquium, and more.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2N1A0LsscjdSUp0ZzFqTGh3NDQ

Reading Groups and More

posted Aug 20, 2015, 12:47 PM by dtssac SLU Generic   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 7:04 AM ]

Welcome back to our returning students! And a very warm welcome to new students!

SAC will be planning some great activities over this semester, so stay tuned. Our first meeting will be Friday, September 4 at 3 pm in the first floor lobby of Adorjan Hall.

One of the many purposes that SAC serves is to be a center of important information for graduate theology students. With that in mind, here is the information that we have so far on the language groups meeting this fall. These are casual groups of graduate students and faculty that meet together to practice reading and translating texts into English. 

Ancient Greek 
  • Meeting in the theology seminar room (ADJ 245)
  • Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30
  • Translating: Testament of Levi
  • Led by: Dr. Thiessen
Intermediate Latin 
  • Translating Augustine this semester
  • No preparation is needed, just sight-reading together
  • Email Alex Giltner for more information
German
  • Meeting in the theology seminar room (ADJ 245)
  • Fridays 11:30–12:30
  • Translating: Einführung in das Christentum by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
  • Led by: Stephen Lawson
In the past, there have also been groups in Syriac (email Dr. Wickes if you are interested in this), basic Latin, and French as well. This post will be updated if we receive any information on these groups for the fall of 2015. 

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