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Inmate Students Awarded Certificates in Theological Studies

3/20/2014
Eighteen inmate students were awarded a Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) in a graduation ceremony at Lee Arrendale State Prison for Women last month. The CTS program is a collaboration between the Atlanta Theological Association (ATA) and Arrendale State Prison’s Chaplaincy Department. The program was co-founded in 2009 by Candler School of Theology's Elizabeth Bounds, associate professor of Christian Ethics, along with alumna Susan Bishop, chaplain at the prison. Candler students serve...



Garvin named acting dean of the chapel, religious life at Emory

1/24/2014
The Rev. Lisa Garvin, associate dean of the chapel and religious life at Emory University, has been named acting dean of the chapel and religious life, effective Feb. 7. She will assume on an acting basis the post being vacated by the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, who was named general secretary of the United Methodist Church's (UMC) General Board of Church and Society, the denomination's main arm for social justice and advocacy, education and international outreach. Garvin, a deacon in the UMC, ...



Organic Farm Becomes a Reality at Oxford College

1/23/2014
By Kim Urquhart | Emory Report | Jan. 17, 2014 The seed of an idea for an organic farm at Oxford College is beginning to take root. This spring, Oxford welcomes its first organic farmer who will help transform a grassy field on Emory Street into a thriving, colorful patchwork of crops and a living laboratory for students. "For several years we had had a vision of developing an organic farm, but the enabling event was the gift of land," explains Dean Stephen Bowen. The 11-plus acres at 406 ...



Crossroads: Carrollton Ministry Invites College Students For Dinner, Music and Message

1/9/2014
The holidays are over and thousands of college students leave the creature comforts of home to head back to college campuses. Perhaps while at home, they attended one or two worship services with the family or perhaps even a Christmas Eve Service. It was good to be home and back in that familiar setting of worship but something, someone, had changed. Where do we go from here?   This may be a scenario not so different from what our churches throughout the conference see repeated year after year. ...



Young Harris College President Cathy Cox Named to Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians List

1/8/2014
Cathy Cox, president of United Methodist-related Young Harris College, was recently named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2015 list of 100 Most Influential Georgians.   The annual list reflects the state’s most powerful and influential citizens who affect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.   As the 21st president of YHC, President Cox has worked to transform the College into a world-class four-year institution with more than 1,200 students across five academic divisions. She was ...



Credit Union Expands Scholarship Eligibility to Include Graduate Students

1/3/2014
The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union (UMC FCU) is now accepting applications for the 2014 UMC FCU Scholarship. In an effort to include the UMC's many graduate students, the credit union has expanded the age eligibility to ages 17-35. The application must be received in UMC FCU offices by April 30, 2014. The UMC FCU will award four $1,000 scholarships again this year. One winning applicant will be chosen from each of the credit union's four conferences: North Georgia, ...



Young Harris College Holds “Topping Out” Ceremony for New $41 Million Rollins Campus Center

12/11/2013
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Dec. 5, Young Harris College held a “topping out” ceremony for the new $41 million, 125,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center that is designed to catapult the student experience into the 21st century.   Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and friends of the College left their mark on the new building during the historic event by signing the facility’s final steel beam. Guests also watched as the beam was ceremoniously lifted and secured into place.   “It was great to see ...



The Visit: Emory Students Learn From Their Presidential Distinguished Professor The Dalai Lama

10/17/2013
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist for North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Students of Emory University received an opportunity of a life time: the chance to be in the same room with one of the world’s most well-respected spiritual leaders. His Holiness The Dalai Lama made numerous appearances of various sizes during his stay in GA, but the lecture Wednesday was within the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, filled with hundreds college students.  Along with the...

Clark Atlanta University Awarded $300K in Grant from The United Methodist Church for Building Renovation

10/16/2013
The United Methodist Church (UMC) recently approved a Black College Fund grant totaling $300,000 to Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to support infrastructural improvements to McPheeters-Dennis Hall.  The historic building houses several academic departments, including Mathematics, Physics, African-American Studies and History, and was named in honor of deceased CAU educators Dr. Alphonso A. McPheeters, a former dean of Clark College, and Dr. Joseph J. Dennis.  The grant money was used to ...

Beth Larocca Pitts, Jasmine Smothers Among Speakers at Exploration 2013

10/7/2013
Exploration 2013 is a three-day event for young adults age 18-26 to hear, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry and to explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church. This event, sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, will be held Nov. 15-17 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open at www.explorecalling.org/exploration. Rev. Jasmine Smothers, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, will be MC for the ...

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