Just following Halloween and Reformation Sunday, it’s time to see which Reformation Theologians would survive a Zombie Apocalypse!!!
Archives for November 5, 2021
If you are planning on a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) unit and have questions or would like to know more – please join us for a CPE Info Session on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. We plan to a have some CPE educators who will join us to discuss what they look for in an application and how CPE units are working in their centers right now.
Zoom link will be sent out in the community announcements email.
Questions – please contact Erica Dolmar (email@example.com)
Thanks to all who attended our first session with Austen Hartke last week.
If you were not able to make it, or would like to review the presentation, slides, and resource page Austen provided, you can find them here. Please note, you will need to be logged in to your Luther Seminary account to be able to access these files.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for our second session with Austen next week, when we’ll discuss Action Steps for LGBTQI2A Allyship. Friday November 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST.
Description: Now that we know more about LGBTQI2A people, how can we be better neighbors, coworkers, and friends? In this session we’ll be going over interpersonal and institutional actions we can take to make our communities places of abundant life for everyone.
You don’t need to register in advance, but if you do you’ll get a reminder email with the Zoom link shortly before the session begins. As with the first session, Austen would love to hear what questions you are bringing with you to this conversation. You can both register and submit your questions here.
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff:
As you know, COVID-19 vaccine boosters became available this past summer. Not long after, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released guidelines on access to boosters which can be found here.
MDH has informed us that given the communal nature of institutions of higher education and the risks associated with campus life, all Luther Seminary employees and students are eligible for a vaccine booster according to the timing of their initial vaccine. Please review MDH’s vaccine booster guidelines and schedule your booster as soon as you are eligible to do so. Students, staff and faculty who do not reside in Minnesota are encouraged to seek out their individual state guidelines and consider obtaining a booster as soon as they are eligible, especially prior to traveling to campus.
In addition, earlier today the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration (OSHA) released its COVID-19 vaccine rule: by January 4, 2022, employers with 100 or more employees are required to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis. Planning for Luther Seminary’s compliance is underway. As the rule is written, it only applies to employees; however, it may result in changes to policies and procedures that effect faculty, staff and students. Future communication regarding Luther Seminary’s implementation of this rule will be sent prior to the Christmas holiday break.