SFS Inaugurates 150th Academic Year (includes video clip)

SFS Inaugurates 150th Academic Year (includes video clip)

August 31, 2007


Tuesday, September 4, 2007, marks the beginning of the 150th Academic Year for Sioux Falls Seminary, formerly North American Baptist Seminary. Fall Convocation, the President's Chapel, and the Faculty Installation Service on September 4, 6, and 11, respectively, will be the three major events inaugurating the milestone anniversary.

Please join us in celebration at one or more of the following events:
Fall Convocation
The 150th Fall Convocation Service will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Worship and Leadership Centre located at 1525 S. Grange Avenue. Convocation is held each September and includes a full academic procession by members of the faculty and administration at Sioux Falls Seminary. Dr. Terence Mournet, Assistant Professor of New Testament, will be the featured Convocation speaker. Before joining the faculty in July 2006, Terence served in a variety of ministry positions. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England, an M.T.S. from Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and a B.S. from the University of Sioux Falls.

President's Chapel
Sioux Falls Seminary President, Dr. G. Michael Hagan, will give the message for the 2007 President's Chapel; he will also introduce members of the 150th incoming class in the seminary's history. This service will take place on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Worship and Leadership Centre located at 1525 S. Grange Avenue.

Faculty Installation
Sioux Falls Seminary will recognize and install its four new faculty members on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Worship and Leadership Centre at 1525 S. Grange Avenue. New faculty members to be installed are the Rev. Dr. Gary Strickland, Professor of Pastoral Care and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program; Dr. Vladimir Kharlamov, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology; Dr. Rhoda Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible; and Dr. Susan Reese, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation and Vocation.