153rd Academic Year Begins

153rd Academic Year Begins

August 30, 2010

Monday, August 30, marked the beginning of the 153rd academic year for Sioux Falls Seminary. Convocation, the President's Chapel, and the Dean's Chapel on August 31, September 2, and 7 will be three major events inaugurating the year.

The school, which offers graduate level and community education programs, moved into its new campus in July 2009. The 2010-2011 academic year welcomes the second class of incoming students to the new building. Features of the LEED Certified facility include classroom technology that allows class sessions to be recorded and watched live via the Internet or played back at a later date.

"Now that we've been here for a year, the new campus feels more like home. We're getting used to the new surroundings and are able to use the wonderful technology to the greatest advantage," said Dr. Philip Thompson, Acting Dean for Sioux Falls Seminary. "I think people will be pleased to see the new initiatives that will be emerging in the near future."

Fall Convocation
The 153rd Convocation Service will take place on Tuesday, August 31, at 10:00 a.m. at Augustana College's Chapel of Reconciliation. Convocation is held each fall and includes a full academic procession by members of the faculty and administration at Sioux Falls Seminary. Dr. Susan Reese, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation, will be the featured speaker.

President's Chapel
Sioux Falls Seminary President, Dr. G. Michael Hagan, will give the message for the President's Chapel and introduce members of the 153rd incoming class. This service will take place on Thursday, September 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102 at the seminary, 2100 S. Summit Avenue.

Dean's Chapel
Dr. Philip Thompson, Acting Dean for the seminary, will lead the Dean's Chapel on Tuesday, September 7. This service will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102 at the seminary, 2100 S. Summit Avenue.

To learn more about academic programs or course offerings at Sioux Falls Seminary, visit www.sfseminary.edu or call 605.336-6588. Fall Convocation, the President's Chapel, and the Dean's Chapel are all open to the public.


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