Category: Alumni/ae Events

Lowell Event: The Black Church Never Left the Outdoors

January 6th, 2016 in Alumni/ae Events, News

On January 26, join Boston University School of Theology for an event made possible through the support of the Lowell Institute: The Black Church Never Left the Outdoors: Eco-Justice and Environmentalism.

Dianne Glave, Coordinator of Diversity Development with the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Conference Center, will begin the discussion and Rev. Dr. Kapya John Kaoma (STH ’10) will be her discussion partner.

African Americans have a connection to and understanding of nature, rooted in Africa and going back generations in the United States. Theology, history, and contemporary experience can be traced through environmental activism in and through the church. Join us as we attempt to see deeply into African American and pan-African traditions of earth care. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Lowell Institute. It is part of the School of Theology theme for this year and next: Power, Privilege, and Prophetic Witness.

Dianne GlaveDianne Glave completed her M.Div. at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. After completing her degree, she served as a local pastor at Crafton United Methodist Church and Ingomar Church in the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Conference Center (WPAUMC). Rev. Glave recently joined the staff of the WPAUMC as the Coordinator of Diversity Development. Dr. Glave’s background, an M.A. and Ph.D. in History with an emphasis on African American and environmental history and experience as a professor in African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, serves as a foundation for her current position. Her publications include Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage and To Love the Wind and the Rain: African American Environmental History, a co-edited volume with Mark Stoll.

kapya john kaomaKapya John Kaoma (STH ’10) is a scholar, pastor, and activist for international human rights. Kaoma is an ordained Anglican with a particular interest in human rights, ecological ethics, and mission. After traveling to Uganda, Rev. Dr. Kaoma produced a 2009 PRA report entitled Globalizing the Culture Wars: U.S. Conservatives, African Churches, and Homophobia, which prompted invitations to testify before the United States Congress and the United Nations. In 2012, he followed up this research into the U.S. Christian Right’s exportation of homophobia with another report, Colonizing African Values, and he appears as an expert voice in the 2013 documentary God Loves Uganda. Rev. Dr. Kaoma is currently the Rector of Christ Church, Hyde Park, MA and a Visiting Researcher at Boston University Center for Global Christianity and Mission. He received his doctorate in Ethics from Boston University in 2010.

The event takes place on January 26 at 5:30pm at Boston University School of Theology – 745 Commonwealth Avenue, B23-B24. A reception will follow the discussion. Register below or contact Jaclyn Jones (jkjones@bu.edu, 617-353-2349) for registration and more information.

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STH Alumni Weekend Events

September 8th, 2015 in Alumni/ae Events, News

Boston University and the School of Theology will celebrate Alumni Weekend September 24-27. Boston University will have marquee events such as Alumni College featuring a hands-on access to the Gabel Museum at the College of Arts & Sciences and a guided viewing of the Asian collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston University Alumni Awards. You can register for all events on the Alumni Weekend website: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/.

The School of Theology will host several events to welcome alumni back to campus September 24-25. Those events are:

Selma Screening & Conversation with Gil Caldwell (STH’58)

A UMNS file photo by Maile Bradfield.
Spend your evening at an exclusive screening of the Oscar-winning movie Selma. Stay after the screening and join in a discussion with Reverend Gil Caldwell (STH’58), who marched at Selma in 1965, as he gives firsthand accounts of the events that day.

  • Date: Thursday, September 24
  • Time: 5pm–8pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: School of Theology Community Center, 745 Commonwealth Ave. B23-24

School of Theology Reunion Luncheon
Join STH graduates from the years 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 at a special reunion luncheon. Each class will have their own space to mix, mingle, and catch up!

  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: School of Theology Community Center, 745 Commonwealth Ave. B23-B24

School of Theology Tour

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Join current students as they lead you through the School of Theology. The tour will feature discussions with Anastasia Kidd, director of admissions, Kara Jackman, archivist, and a visit to Muelder Chapel with Charlene Zuill talking about Spiritual Life at STH.

  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Tour begins at the School of Theology Community Center, 745 Commonwealth Ave. B23-B24

Theology House Tour
Explore the Theology House and meet current students in residence.

  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Theology House, 2 Raleigh St., Kenmore Square

School of Theology: Tea and Conversation with Dean Moore, Faculty, and Students
Join Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore, STH faculty, alumni, and current students for an early evening reception.

  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: School of Theology, Community Center, 745 Commonwealth Ave. B23-24

School of Theology: Dual Degree Reunion Reception for Social Work and Theology Grads
Join Associate Dean Bryan Stone and other dual degree alumni for an evening of networking.

  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: BU Pub, 225 Bay State Road

You can register for all events on the Alumni Weekend website: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/.

2014 Annual Conference Alumni Gatherings!

May 2nd, 2014 in Alumni/ae Events, Alumni/ae News, News

If you will be attending an Annual Conference this year, please join us at the STH alumni gatherings.

The schedule is attached here: Annual Conference Flyer.

If you do not see your conference on the list, contact Jaclyn Jones, Alumni Relations Officer: jkjones@bu.edu / (617) 353-8972

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

April 23rd, 2014 in Alumni/ae Events, Alumni/ae News, News

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:00pm

MIT’s Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA

You’re invited to a free jazz concert led by alumnus Dr. Mark Harvey (STH ’71, GRS ’83), music director of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. The world premiere of Commemoration (Boston 2013) will be in homage to the victims, survivors, and heroes of last year’s Marathon tragedy.  “No Walls,” a bulwark of the Aardvark repertory, will be offered in a spirit of unity and healing. All compositions are by Mark Harvey.

Free admission. See below for more details.

http://rebeloweb.com/aardvark_jazz_orchestra/

Service in Celebration and Remembrance of Max Miller

August 27th, 2013 in Alumni/ae Events, Alumni/ae News

Information about Service on September 8, 2013 at 3pm at Marsh Chapel

Please collect remembrances at: www.bu.edu/chapel/mmremembrances/

Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

April 22nd, 2013 in Alumni/ae Events

Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

Event: Tables Reserved

Date: 5/17/2013

Time:  12pm

Location:  Main Dining Room, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Event Leader: Jaclyn Jones (STH ’06), Alumni Relations Officer

Directions: RSVP to jkjones@bu.edu

August 11: Alumni Day at Tanglewood

September 29th, 2011 in Alumni/ae Events

Join fellow BU alumni for our 36th Annual BU Alumni Day at Tanglewood on Saturday, August 11, 2012!—register now!

Take a front-row seat in Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Music Shed for a behind-the-scenes look at a Boston Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, or spread out a blanket and listen while relaxing on the lawn with family, friends, and fellow Boston University alumni. After feasting on a delicious luncheon, enjoy a performance by the talented students of the BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra in breathtaking Ozawa Hall.

Make a weekend of it…

… in the Berkshires! Escape the city to enjoy the lush beauty, cultural attractions, irresistible shopping, and eclectic restaurants and wineries of the Berkshire Mountains. Start planning your trip today at www.berkshires.org.


2012 Event Schedule

9:30 a.m.

Pre-rehearsal talk
Koussevitsky Music Shed

10:30 a.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal
Christopher von Dohnanyi, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano
• Beethoven, Symphony No. 4
• Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488
• Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the open rehearsal)
Boston University Alumni Luncheon
Hawthorne Tent

2:30 p.m.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra
Ozawa Hall
Paul Haas (BUTI ’87,’88), conductor
• Mahler, Symphony No. 6

Cost
$90 with transportation
$60 without transportation

Register now!

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Wednesday, September 19: Class of 1962 50th Reunion

September 23rd, 2011 in Alumni/ae Events

We have several events planned for the Class of 1962 reunion. In addition to the events below, you will participate in Matriculation, eat with students and faculty at community lunch and take a tour of the school. Please contact Jaclyn Jones at jkjones@bu.edu or 617-353-8972 with any questions. Please register for all events at: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/register/

FEATURED EVENTS FOR THE CLASS OF 1962:

School of Theology Class of 1962 Breakfast

Please join us for a time of remembrances and sharing at a special breakfast for the School of Theology Class of 1962.

Date: Wednesday, September 19

Time: 8–10 a.m.

Location: 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 325

Cost: Free

Please register for this event at: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/register/

 

School of Theology Tea with the Dean

This tea is a chance to meet Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore, members of the School of Theology Class of 1962, and School of Theology Distinguished Alumni.

Date: Wednesday, September 19

Time: 3:15–5 p.m.

Location: 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Hartman Room, Basement Level

Cost: Free

Please register for this event at: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/register/

Thursday, September 20: School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Panel

September 22nd, 2011 in Alumni/ae Events, Uncategorized

Join a panel discussion with the 2012 School of Theology Distinguished Alumni:

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Anyambod (STH’93, DTh)
Dr. Robert P. Crosby (STH’54, STM)
Dr. Romeo del Rosario (STH’81, GRS’81, PhD)
Dr. Edward Powell Wimberly (STH’68, MDiv, STH’71, STM, GRS’76, PhD)
Ms. Lisa Gesson (STH’99, MTh) will be honored in the category of Young Alumnus/a

Date: Thursday, September 20

Time: 2–4 p.m.

Location: Hillel House, Conservative Chapel, 4th floor

Cost: Free

Please register for this event at: http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/register/

Thursday, September 20: Distinguished Alumni Reception and Dinner

September 22nd, 2011 in Alumni/ae Events

You must RSVP to attend this event. You can register here  http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/register/ or contact Jaclyn Jones at jkjones@bu.edu or 617-353-8972.

Join Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore to celebrate and honor the School of Theology Distinguished Alumni for 2012. The 2012 Distinguished Alumni are:

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Anyambod (STH’93, DTh)
Dr. Robert P. Crosby (STH’54, STM)
Dr. Romeo del Rosario (STH’81, GRS’81, PhD)
Dr. Edward Powell Wimberly (STH’68, MDiv, STH’71, STM, GRS’76, PhD)
Ms. Lisa Gesson (STH’99, MTh) will be honored in the category of Young Alumnus/a

Date: Thursday, September 20

Time:
5:30–6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30–8 p.m. Dinner

Location: 1 Silber Way, Trustee Lounge, 9th Floor

Cost: Free