Seminary Bookstore Opens New Chapter

Union Presbyterian Seminary will open a new bookstore as it takes over the campus bookstore location from Cokesbury, the retail division of United Methodist Publishing House. The store will open to the public on Wednesday, April 24th at 12 pm. There will be a grand opening sale May 2-4, including a reception and book signing event on May 2, in Belk Center - adjacent to the bookstore - on the Richmond campus, from 4:00-6:00 pm. The 2013 Sprunt lecturer E. Brooks Holifield, professor emeritus of the Chandler School of Theology, as well as members of the UPSem faculty, will be featured.

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A Vision for the Future Conference

Union Presbyterian Seminary hosts dialogue on the future of theological education, September 26-27 on the Richmond campus.

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Charlotte Campus Service of Thanksgiving

Alums, students, faculty, staff, and students of Union Presbyterian Seminary gathered at Queens University on Saturday, July 21st one final time to celebrate not an end but a beginning. In September when UPSem, Charlotte campus resumes classes, it will be in the new state-of-the-art facility on the grounds of Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC.
 

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Morton Library Displays Bicentennial Gift

The fabric art on display in the foyer at the William Smith Morton Library is a gift from the Presbytery of the James to commemorate the Union Presbyterian Seminary bicentennial theme--Seminary and Church Together.

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John Trotti Receives Theological Education Award at GA Breakfast

The Rev. John B. Trotti, who served as librarian at Union Presbyterian Seminary for 34 years, received the Award for Excellence in Theological Education at the 220th General Assembly on Thursday (July 5).

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Mendenhall Receives Ernest Trice Thompson Award

The Rev. Laura Mendenhall (M.A. '71) is the recipient of the 2012 Ernest Trice Thompson Award. She received the award at the Presbyterian Outlook luncheon that was held as part of the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

 

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Union Presbyterian Seminary Grateful for the Life of Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly

It is with great sadness yet deep appreciation for her life, that Union Presbyterian Seminary remembers Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly who passed away June 28, in Oakland, California at age 92.  The Black Alumni/ae Association of Union Presbyterian Seminary honored Bishop Kelly at the Trailblazers award banquet held on February 15, 2012, as part of the “Ministry on the Ground” conference and UPSem Bicentennial.  Bishop Kelly was appreciative of her recognition as a “Trailblazer” and, as President Blount has said, the “enduring affection” of Union Presbyterian Seminary.
 

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Union Presbyterian Seminary Celebrates Bicentennial Graduation

Union Presbyterian Seminary celebrated its 200th graduating class with ceremonies on both Charlotte, NC, and Richmond, VA, campuses.

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Visionary Leader for Training and Education of Korean Women

For the first time in Union Presbyterian Seminary’s history, an honorary degree will be bestowed. Dr. Yeon Ok Lee (M.A.'64), whose accomplishments are too numerous to name, will be the recipient of a Doctor of Humane Letters to be awarded at the seminary’s bicentennial graduation in June.

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Hybrid Takes on a New Meaning at UPSem

Hybrid courses will be taught beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary. A combination of online and intense on-campus classroom learning will be offered to a limited number of alumni/ae and qualifying prospective students or interested lay leaders in the church.

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Rhee Receives Honorary Doctorate of Divinity

Syngman Rhee, special assistant to the president for global ministry and advancement, received an honorary doctorate of divinity from the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea during their Founders' Day celebration on May 8.

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Congregations Awarded for Innovative Ministries

    Union Presbyterian Seminary honored six Presbyterian congregations for their innovative service in Christian education, outreach, and social concern with the annual Congregational Leadership Awards. Since 1991, 94 churches in 28 states have received Union Presbyterian Seminary Congregational Leadership Awards.

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Seminary Friend William (Bill) Berry Dies

Former Board of Trustee MemberWilliam Willis (Bill) Berry passed away on April 4, 2012. He was 79.

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Professor Vann’s Book Recognized by the Academy of Parish Clergy

The Academy of Parish Clergy selected the 2011 Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry. Included was Worship Matters: A Study for Congregations by Jane Rogers Vann, Professor Emerita of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

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Union Presbyterian Seminary Invites Public for Bicentennial Celebration

Historic "Seminary Sunday" unfolds at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on April 22 as Union Presbyterian Seminary invites the community to share in the celebration of the seminary's Bicentennial and the global Church in partnership together.

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UPSem Partners with Wesley and Pfeiffer University

University Senate of the United Methodist Church approves partnership among Wesley Theological Seminary, Pfeiffer University, and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte to expand seminary options for master of divinity candidates.

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State and City Honor Union Presbyterian Seminary for 200 Years of Service

Union Presbyterian Seminary will be recognized by the State of Virginia General Assembly for 200 years of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Church at large.

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UPSem Accreditation

Representatives from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools will be visiting the Seminary

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Zink-Sawyer to deliver Princeton’s annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture

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Virginia Historical Society Banner Lecture with Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts, the Anne Borden and E. Hervey Evans Professor of Theology and Ethics, will be delivering one of the Banner Lectures at the Virginia Historical Society on February 23 at noon.  "Reflections on the Reverend John Jasper in His Bicentennial Year" will explore the context in which audiences of his time heard him, as well as of our time.

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Trailblazers to be Celebrated at Seminary Banquet

Union Presbyterian Seminary trailblazing alums will be honored at a banquet hosted by the Black Alumni/ae Association on February 15 at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church.

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Seminary and Rhee in Partnership for Global Mission

Dr. Syngman Rhee will be serving as special assistant to the president for global ministry and advancement focusing on the seminary's work with Asian and Asian American churches, both in the United States and Korea.

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Alum Chang Brings Intercultural Experience to Seminary

Dr. Sung Hee Chang joins the seminary as director of the Asian American Ministry Center and assistant professor of Christian education.

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John Trotti Honored by PC(USA)

Professor Emeritus of Bibliography John Trotti will receive the Excellence in Theological Education Award given by the PC(USA) committee on theological education.

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Valeri Receives Award

The American Society of Church History Honors Professor Mark Valeri

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American Academy of Religion Honors Katie Cannon

American Academy of Religion unanimously chose Katie Cannon, Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics, to receive the 2011 Teaching Award in November.

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Travel Seminar to the Lands of Faith and History

Union Presbyterian Seminary leading travel seminary to Jordan, Israel, and Greece on May 10-29, 2012

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President Blount Raises Bar on Apocalypse Lectures

President Blount delivers Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School to overwhelming reception

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Seminary Embarks On Yearlong Bicentennial Celebration

Union Presbyterian Seminary celebrates 200 years of educating church leaders

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Union Sunday Faith Series Available

Discovering Faith, second Union Sunday DVD series, explores faith in relation to Biblical context

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