During the community meal tomorrow, stop by the narthex in OCC to browse jewelry, art, accessories, music, and more from artists in the Luther community. Each artist will be supporting a good cause with a portion of their proceeds, and several are interested in taking commissions for custom art. Shop local and support artists and causes in our community!
History paper prize
The 2019 Abdel Ross Wentz Prize for Historical Writing on American Lutheran History. Wentz was a leading figure in American Lutheranism, and his family established with the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic an endowment providing prize money for the best history paper on a topic related to North American Lutheranism produced by a first-degree seminarian or graduate student. The prize is in the amount of $2,500. Read more about Wentz and the prize details on the society’s website.
Papers for consideration by the prize committee should include a letter of recommendation from a professor along with two copies and a cover sheet which includes the author’s contact information (address, phone, email), institution, and degree program to be postmarked by August 31, 2019 and mailed to:
Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Luther Craft Market
During the community meal on Wednesday, March 13, stop by the narthex in OCC to browse jewelry, art, accessories, music, and more from artists in the Luther community. Each artist will be supporting a good cause with a portion of their proceeds, and several are interested in taking commissions for custom art. Shop local and support artists and causes in our community!
Student Affairs staff out March 12-15
The Student Affairs staff will be out of the office for an ATS conference from Tuesday, March 12 through Friday, March 15. The Community Life Fellows will be available to assist you. You can reach them at email@example.com or at 651-641-3463.
Penny wars! NEXT WEEK LET THE GAMES BEGIN! Wednesday 3/13th/2019 OCC
Join us for community meal and penny wars in a Luther Seminary Food Shelf Fundraiser event!
Each group (faculty/staff, students, etc…) will have a jar, and the object of the game is to collect as many “points” as possible. Each penny awards the group a positive point, but any coin or dollar denomination higher than a penny takes points away. You want to put pennies in your own jar while putting higher amounts in the others’ jars! The group with the most points wins!
Bring your $$$ to lunch on Wednesdays or to the Student Affairs office NW 120.
Tackle educational debt
Our financial lives can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Studies show that financial health is key to overall wellness, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to take the next step. To support you and your ministry, we’re offering a new service—confidential, student-focused, and at no cost to you.
If you have $50,000 or more in educational debt, you have an opportunity to strategize with a professional to assess the impact of that debt and plan for financial health as you move into ministry. For this service, “education debt” includes loans prior to and including your time at Luther.
This program is funded by a grant from the Lilly Foundation and will cost you only time and effort. And, believe us, it will be worth your time! Simply contact Catherine Malotky (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity. Catherine will connect you with an Accredited Financial Counselor. Meetings can happen by phone or in person, and will be entirely confidential at no cost to you.
Finally, if you have lower educational debt levels but would like to connect with someone to discuss your financial health, checkout another free program supported by the ELCA’s Portico Benefit Services with LSS Financial Counseling at 800-528-2926 or lssmn.org/portico. You don’t have to be ELCA to qualify for this support!