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December 2014

Jennifer Thomas joins LSTC Advancement Office

Last week, the Reverend Jennifer J. Thomas (1998, MDiv) joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Advancement Office as a Gift Officer.  She will lead the seminary’s alumni strategy and work with donors at all gift levels. [more]

Posted Dec 16, 2014

Kyle Severson receives Munderloh Foundation Award of Excellence

Student Kyle Severson, a senior in the master of divinity program at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), has received a Munderloh Foundation Award of Excellence. The $3,000 award is given annually to a student nominated by the faculty for excellence in scholarship. This special award from the Munderloh Foundation was given in addition to the forty-five $3,000 scholarships they presented to LSTC students. The Award of Excellence is given to one student at each of the four seminaries where the Munderloh Foundation provides student scholarships. [more]

Posted Dec 9, 2014

November 2014

Richard A. Jensen, Carlson Professor Emeritus of Homiletics, dies

The Rev. Dr. Richard A. Jensen, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Professor Emeritus of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, died on November 19 in Lakeville, Minnesota. He was a missionary, scholar, teacher, and author who, with his wife, Bonnie, worked for the Lutheran church throughout his life. [more]

Posted Nov 21, 2014

More than 30 new and returning students receive full-tuition scholarships

This fall, more than 30 new and returning Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) master’s level students received full-tuition scholarships. These include Presidential, Bridges, and Hope Scholarships awarded by LSTC; ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarships, and one Veterans’ Affairs Scholarship. [more]

Posted Nov 12, 2014

October 2014

First Herman Innovation Fund grants awarded to train faculty in social media and oral history

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago has awarded the first two Lyn C. and Stewart W. Herman Jr. Fund for Innovation in Theological Education grants to proposals that will strengthen the seminary’s focus on preparing leaders for a public church. [more]

Posted Oct 29, 2014

Manz Organ Series begins new season

Today the Manz Organ Series began its eighth season of concerts with a recital at 12:15 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC by Dr. Derek Nickels, musician at the (Episcopal) Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Ill. The program included music of Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Georg Muffat, and Marcel Dupre. [more]

Posted Oct 9, 2014

September 2014

Third Annual Fall Benefit Concert for the Pero Multicultural Center at LSTC

Chicago, IL, September 2014 – The Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present its annual fall benefit concert [more]

Posted Sep 26, 2014

LSTC alumnus new executive director of Oaks Indian Mission

Alumnus Vance Blackfox (2012, MATS), director of Youth in Mission at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago since June 2012, has been named the new Executive Director of Oaks Indian Mission in Oaks, Okla. He begins his new job immediately. [more]

Posted Sep 25, 2014

LSTC launches search to fill Carlson Chair in Homiletics

Today, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) launches a search to fill the Alex Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair in Homiletics. [more]

Posted Sep 16, 2014

LSTC student receives Women of the ELCA Chilstrom Fund Scholarship

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) master of divinity student Sally Hanson has received a $2,000 Women of the ELCA’s Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship for Women Preparing for Ordained Ministry. The scholarship provides assistance to Lutheran women who are second-career students entering their final year at an ELCA seminary. [more]

Posted Sep 9, 2014

August 2014

LSTC student receives ELCA Fund for Leaders Mission Developer Scholarship

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) master of divinity student Kwame Pitts has received a $6,000 ELCA Fund for Leaders Mission Developer Scholarship. The scholarship will provide tuition support for Ms. Pitts’ final year of study at LSTC. [more]

Posted Aug 26, 2014

LSTC alumnus David Vásquez-Levy named president of Pacific School of Religion

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) alumnus the Rev. David Vásquez-Levy, was elected president of the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) on August 14. He is the school’s 13th president and will be one of only three persons of Latino/a descent serving as president of an accredited seminary in the U.S. and its territories. [more]

Posted Aug 18, 2014

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