Update from the Pines School of Graduate Studies

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Pines School of Graduate Studies would like to share the following update about the school and alumni activites:

This year's Alumnus in Residence will by Prof. Jeffrey L. Cooley ('06).  Jeff will present two professional training workshops for graduate students and deliver an academic lecture when he comes to campus in March.

Dr. Angela R. Erisman ('08) will be presenting two professional workshops for graduate students this year.  In November she will speak about project management, and in the spring semester she will conduct a workshop on revising written work.

In speaking with prospective students for the PSGS, please note the vibrant MA program that we wish to promote.  This program can serve as important preparation to do Ph.D. work. The prerequisite is a year of Biblical Hebrew or its equivalent. All members of SBL and AJS received a postcard-flyer about the program.

The alumni mentoring program for current graduate students is off to a successful start.  Please contact Shelly Goldfarb, PSGS Administrative Assistant (sgoldfarb@huc.edu) if you would like to be a mentor.  Proximity to Cincinnati is not required.

We look forward to seeing you all at the annual PSGS alumni luncheon at the AAR-SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio in November.  The luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 20, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Hotel Palacio del Rio in La Vista Room EF. All those who have contributed to the PSGS Scholarship Fund during the calendar year 2016 will be out guests.  The cost otherwise is $55.  So, if you have not yet done so, please make a contribution to the PSGS Scholarship Fund (donate at https://donate.huc.edu/cngrad) and attend the luncheon as our guest!

There will also be an alumni gathering in San Antonio at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) on Wednesday, November 16, beginning at 9:15 pm at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bowie C.  Alumni Association president Nancy Erickson is facilitating this event.


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