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Orientation Schedule

Orientation Schedule 2013

Saturday August 24:

*the following is an optional activity:

8:30am – Gardening Day: "Close Encounters of the Weedy Kind" (Meet on the Chapel steps)

12:00pm – Cookout for Gardening Day participants

 

Sunday August 25:


6:00pm - Reception (The Chapel Lawn)


Monday August 26:

9:00am - Eucharist (Chapel of the Good Shepherd)  
10:00am - Welcome (Seabury Auditorium)
The Very Reverend Kurt Dunkle, Dean and President
William C. Webster, Director of Admissions
11:00am - Group Theological Discussion (Seabury Auditorium)

Dr. Josh Davis, Professor of Systematic Theology
The Reverend Clair McPherson, Professor of Ascetical Theology

12:30pm - Lunch (The Refectory)

2:00pm – Small Group Discussion of Bishop Robert Rimbo's Why Worship Matters (Library Study Room A / Library Study Room B / The Close Room)

3:00pm – Break

3:30pm - Introduction to Worship at GTS (The Chapel)

The Very Reverend Kurt Dunkle, Dean and President
Dr. David Hurd, Professor of Church Music and Organist, Director of Chapel Music
The Reverend Mitties DeChamplain, Trinity Church Professor of Preaching
The Reverend Patrick Malloy, Professor of Liturgics
Andrew Durbidge, Chief Sacristan

4:30pm - Class Photo (Chapel Steps)

6:00pm - Dinner (on your own) 

9:00pm - Compline


Tuesday August 27:

9:00am - Morning Prayer & Meditation (Chapel of the Good Shepherd)
The Reverend Robert Owens, Professor of Old Testament
9:30am - Singing Together As A Community (Chapel of the Good Shepherd)

11:00am - Building The Body of Christ (Seabury Auditorium)
The Reverend Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care

12:30pm - Lunch (The Refectory)

2:00pm – Small Group Discussion of Bishop Robert Rimbo's Why Worship Matters (Library Study Room A / Library Study Room B / The Close Room)

3:00pm - Introduction to Student Groups (Seabury Auditorium)

Walter Kindergan & Matt Welch, Community Council
Kathleen Killian & Joanne Izzo, Women of General
Peter Secor, LGBT at GTS
Rik Pike, Social Justice Ministry at GTS
Tiffany Lynn, GTS Spouse/Partner Rep
Lauren Holder & Mark Genzler, Greenfaith

3:30pm - Break

4:00pm - Sharing Our Faith Journey (Seabury Auditorium)

The Reverend Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care

5:00pm - Eucharist (Seabury Auditorium) 

7:00pm - Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise - Buy Tickets Now!


Wednesday August 28:


9:00am - Morning Prayer & Meditation (Chapel of the Good Shepherd)
Dr. Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament
9:30pm - Blessing of the Children's Garden Preschool (422 West 20th Street) 

10:15am - Adviser Meetings (Faculty Offices)

11:30am - Library Orientation (The Keller Library) 

The Reverend Andrew Kadel, Director of The Keller Library

Dr. Laura Moore, Head of Circulation
Mary Robison, Reference Librarian
VK McCarty, Acquisitions Librarian

12:30pm - Lunch (Refectory) 

2:00pm – Small Group Discussion of Bishop Robert Rimbo's Why Worship Matters (Library Study Room A / Library Study Room B / The Close Room)

3:00pm - Break

3:30pm - Meet The Faculty Panel Discussion (The Close Room/21st Street Room))

5:00pm - Intro to Evensong (Chapel of the Good Shepherd)

5:30pm - Evensong (The Chapel) 

6:00pm - What Just Happened At Evensong (The Chapel)

6:30pm - Dinner (On Your Own)

7:30pm  Spouse / Partner Orientation (Seabury Auditorium) 
Tiffany Flesch, Spouse / Partner Rep

 

Thursday August 29:

8:15am - Advanced Degrees (ThD, STM, & Diploma) Meeting (The Close Room) 

9:00 - Morning Prayer & Meditation (The Chapel)

Dr. Andrew Irving, Assistant Professor of Church History

9:30am - Academic Orientation (Seabury Auditorium)
Emily Beekman, Registrar

10:30am - Hospitality Hunt (New York City)

2:00pm - Hospitality Hunt Reflection (Chapel of the Good Shepherd)

The Reverend Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care

2:30pm - Christian Spirituality at GTS (Seabury Auditorium)

The Reverend Jeanne Person, Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality

3:30pm – Commuter Orientation (The Commuter Lounge, Pintard Hall)

William Webster, Director of Admissions
Jim Miller, Commuter Rep

4:00pm - Meet The GTS Staff (Seabury Auditorium)

5:30pm - Evensong (The Chapel)

6:00pm  Dinner (On Your Own)


Monday, Sept 2:

 

6:00pm - Welcome Party (The Patio)

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