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2014 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary T-Shirt Contest

2014 T-Shirt Contest
 
 

The Contest

The Communication's Office at Garrett-Evangelical is holding the 2014 T-Shirt Contest! Let your creative side loose and help us design a t-shirt. The contest is open to all current Garrett-Evangelical students, faculty, and staff. Entries will be accepted from September 22nd through October 3rd.

The Communication's Office will choose the top entries to be displayed in Loder Hall for voting by the student body. Voting will take place from October 6th through October 10th. The winner will be announced the week of October 13th.

The Prize

The winner will have his or her t-shirt for sale in the Garrett Place store. The winner will also receive a free t-shirt with their design and a gift certificate to the Garrett Place store.

The Guidelines

  • Designs can incorporate a maximum of two colors (the Communications Office will choose the color of the t-shirt based on the winning design)

  • Designs should capture the spirit and ethos of Garrett-Evangelical

  • Designs cannot include any trademarked or copyrighted images, slogans, etc.

  • Designs must incorporate Garrett-Evangelical's name in one of the following three forms:
    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    Garrett-Evangelical
    G-ETS

    Designs with "Garrett" only will be considered if the seminary's full name can appear elsewhere. For example, the logo/wordmark on the sleeve or on the back. 

  • Designs must be submitted as a .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .gif, .png, .psd, or .ai image through the form below

  • Hand drawn designs may be submitted as long as they are scanned and submitted as a .jpeg image



 

T-Shirt Design Contest Submission Form
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The Fine Print

I do hereby give Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary the right to use my design in all forms and media and all manners including composite or distorted representations, for advertising, trade, World Wide Web, or any other lawful purpose, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, that may be created therewith. I have read this release and am familiar with its contents.
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Housing Application Test Page

Some persons will need to complete all forms, if they need summer housing, fall housing, and parking at the apartments. Please be sure to indicate your first, second, and third choices, since the type of housing you desire as a first priority may not be available.

The deadline for priority consideration for current G-ETS students only in housing for this summer and the next academic year is Friday, April 26, 2013. This deadline does not apply to new incoming students. Requests for repeat accommodations are filled first, after which requests for changes are made in the order they are received. An attempt is made to fulfill requests of all returning students, whose forms are in by the deadline, before assignments are made for new students. Requests will be accepted after the deadline, but will not be placed on the initial priority list. Requests received after the April 26 deadline will be prioritized with all others in the order in which they are received.

Housing Costs

Residence Halls (per semester)
Additional charge for arrival prior to August 24,2011

Loder Single (pvt bath)         $2325
Loder Tandem (semi-pvt bath)         $2125
Loder Double (pvt bath)         $1825
Old Dorm Single         $1925
Old Dorm Double         $1625
           
           
Two nights per week - OD Suite (If Available)         $1150
Two nights per week - OD Single (If Available)         $1350
Two nights per week - Loder Double (If Available)         $1450
Two nights per week - Loder Single (If Available)         $1650
           
Room Deposit (refundable after inspection of
vacated premises)
        $300

 

Board Plan
Dormitory Residents are required to purchase minimum levels of Café Dollars in order to eat at Garrett Café. Full-Time Residents are required to purchase $1500/sem; 3 nights/wk- $1050/sem; 2 nights/wk-$750/sem. J-Term is $200/2 weeks. Additional dollars  $1150 may be added to your account in $25 increments.

Guest Rates (per night, student rate)

Loder Double       $55
Loder Single       $70
Loder Tandem       $65
Old Dorm Suite       $50
Old Dorm Single       $60

 

Apartments (per month)

Efficiency, furnished       $773   (+$45/mo. for gas and elec. utilities)  
Large Efficiency, furnished       $809   (+$45/mo. for gas and elec. utilities)  
One-bedroom, three room furnished       $874   (+$45/mo. for gas and elec. utilities)  
One-bedroom, four room furnished       $935   (+$45/mo. for gas and elec. utilities)  
               
One-bedroom, three room unfurnished       $930      
One-bedroom, three and a-half room unfurnished       $971      
One-bedroom, four room unfurnished       $1012      
Two-bedroom, five room unfurnished
(reserved for Garrett-Evangelical students with children)
      $1110      
               
Deposit (refundable after inspection of vacated premises)       $600      
Additional Pet Deposit (Only at Sherman, upon approval
for dog)
      $300      

 

Parking at apartments (per month)
Garage $90, $100
Parking Lot $50

Housing Available

TYPES OF HOUSING AVAILABLE

Residence Halls: Two residence hall buildings are located on campus immediately behind and south of the main building. United in these buildings will be available for rental on a semester basis and will require a campus meal plan when classes are in session.

Apartments: One furnished and two unfurnished apartment buildings offering 112 rental units are available for rental on a monthly basis to seminary students, faculty and staff. These buildings are located within walking distance (3 blocks) of the seminary.

RESIDENCE HALL HOUSING

Full-time Garrett-Evangelical residents get first priority for dorm rooms. There are often rooms available for partial contracts (part-time residents), NU graduate students (we are not able to house undergraduates) or guest stays. The on-campus seminary residence halls available for 2013-14 offer four possible living arrangements:

  • Old Dorm Single rooms -- room designed for one person’s occupancy and furnished with bed, dresser, desk/chair, bookshelves and an easy chair.

  • Old Dorm Suites -- small private bedroom, with sitting/study room shared by one other person. Furnished with bed, dresser, desk/chair for each person; and sofa, 2 easy chairs, coffee table and bookshelves in the common room.

  • Loder Double rooms – very limited number of rooms in Loder Hall designed for occupancy by two students. Furnished with two twin beds, 2 desks/chairs, 2 bookshelves, and 2 wardrobes. Each double will have a private bathroom. These rooms are cable-ready.

  • Loder Hall Singles – room designed for single occupancy; furnished with full-sized bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk/chair, and bookshelf. Each single will have a private bathroom. Rooms are cable-ready.

  • Loder Tandem Single – smaller room designed for single occupancy; furnished with twin-sized bed, wardrobe, desk/chair, and bookshelf. Bathroom is shared with another similar room on the other side.

Loder Hall was completely renovated and brand new for the academic year 2011-12. Both dorms are Wi-Fi equipped.

Parking: Permits are available for the Northwestern University lot and must be obtained at the NU Parking Office at 1819 Hinman Ave. Parking at the apartments is either street parking or by rental of a space in the seminary-owned parking lot on Maple Ave. (see application for parking-attached).

Food Service: A meal plan is required for all students with a residence hall contract. (See “Instructions for Completing Housing Applications”). A full meal plan (13+ meals per week) will cost $1500 per semester.

Other Facilities: Coin operated laundry facilities are located on all three residential floors and in the basement of Loder Hall; these will be available for all dormitory residents. Dining facilities and the Garrett Convenience Store are located on the first floor of Loder Hall. Student mail service and vending machines are located in the Lower Level of Loder. Second floor and Lower Level have student kitchens; student lounges are located in the lower level and on the first floor (cable TV in Lower Level only); a TV room is located on the 3rd floor; a small chapel on 4th floor; and a prayer/study room in the Lower Level. Dish network is available and may be contracted for by students in their rooms.

APARTMENTS

There are a variety of apartment styles offered by the seminary. Garrett-Evangelical students get top priority for apartments, but there are often many available for other individuals who have an affiliation with either the seminary or Northwestern University (graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars). Unfortunately, we are not able to house undergraduate students.

  • Furnished Efficiency-apartment with one main living area, small kitchen and bathroom. Furnishings include: Q-sized sleep sofa, desk/desk chair, bookshelf unit, end table, and dinette table and 2 chairs. Hot water and heat are provided; a separate charge is made each month for gas and electricity.

  • Furnished One Bedroom (3 rooms)-apartment with one main living area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Furnishings include: chair, couch, desk/desk chair, bookshelf, end table and coffee table, dinette table and 4 chairs, double bed and two dressers. Hot water and heat are provided; a separate charge is made each month for gas and electricity.
  • Furnished Large One Bedroom (4 rooms)-these units are exactly like the furnished one bedroom apartments above but may have a second small bedroom or alcove, in addition to the regular-sized bedroom. There are only four of these units. Hot water and heat are provided; a separate monthly charge is made for gas and electricity.

  • Unfurnished One Bedroom (3 rooms)-apartment with living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Heat and hot water are provided; gas and electricity are separately contracted for by tenants.

  • Unfurnished Large One-Bedroom (3.5 rooms)-apartment with living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and an extra alcove or very small room. Heat and hot water are provided; gas & electricity are separately contracted for by tenant.

  • Unfurnished Large One Bedroom (4 rooms)-apartment with a living room, dining area, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. Heat and hot water are provided; gas and electricity are separately contracted for by tenant.

  • Unfurnished Two Bedroom (5 rooms)-apartment with living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen and two bedrooms. Heat and hot water are provided; gas and electricity are separate. Generally prioritized for G-ETS students with children.

Sharing Apts: You may sign up to share an apartment with another Garrett student. The large 1BRs and the 2BRs lend themselves to this most obviously, but unrelated students have even shared the furnished 1BRs. You must find your own roommate and the lease is for the academic year; if one of you finds it impossible to live with the other, the rent must still be paid in full.

Parking: There is a parking lot near the Maple Ave. apartments and a very limited number of garages located behind the Maple Ave. apartments. These parking spaces and garages are rented on a priority basis to students living in the Maple (unfurnished) or Maple/Noyes (furnished) apartments and do not automatically come with an apartment. Sherman Ave. residents may apply for parking spots but will be prioritized after initial requests from Maple and Maple/Noyes residents have been filled. Parking on the street is available at all of the apartment buildings, although more readily at Sherman Ave. Residents are warned to check the parking restrictions posted at the end of the streets.

Children: Families with more than three children are generally not housed in seminary facilities. These students are referred to housing in the community.

Pets: Cats, birds and fish are permitted in any seminary apartment. Dogs are accepted only by special permission, and only in the Sherman Ave. building. There is an additional dog deposit of $300.

Air Conditioners: Air conditioners are permitted in the apartment buildings. You must supply your own window unit. Arrangements must be made with Buildings & Grounds to install the unit. All of the double-paned windows contain an insulating gas – if you install the AC unit yourself and crack the glass, you will be responsible for window replacement costs.

Summer Rent Charges: Many of our students choose not to be on campus for one reason or another during the summers. Summer options for apartment dwellers who are leaving the area are:

  • If you live in a furnished apartment and are planning to return to it in the fall, you may move all your personal belongings to the storage area of the basement, move out by mid-May, and you will not be charged summer rent. The Seminary accepts no responsibility for your belongings. You may return as early as August 1.

  • If you live in an unfurnished apartment and plan to be gone for the summer, you may find a sub-lettor. That person has to be known to and approved by the Director of Housing & Hospitality. The sub-leasing agreement is between the tenant and the sub-lettor; seminary accepts no responsibility for your sub-lettor’s treatment of your apartment and belongings. Seminary will continue to bill your rent to your account and you will be responsible to collect from your sub-lettor.

  • There are no rent credits for tenants leaving their unfurnished apartments in the summer.

Leases: Apartment leases generally run for the academic year and end mid-May. Breaking a lease early will usually result in a penalty of one month’s rent.

PERSONS WHO NEED SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY AND HOUSING AT THE SEMINARY IN WRITING.

Instructions

  1. Complete all applicable forms. All current residents must complete the yellow form (summer housing) even if they are graduating or leaving for the summer, unless you already have a signed lease for the academic year 2013-14. Otherwise we have no record of your plans.

  2. Make sure your contact information is complete, including city, state, zip, cell phone, telephone and e- mail address.

  3. Students may arrange to share an apartment but you must arrange for your own apartment-mate, s/he must be a Garrett student, and the full apartment rent will be charged whether one of you moves out or not, except in case of true emergency (e.g., death in the family).

  4. Two bedroom apartments are generally reserved for G-ETS students with children; if you would like to share a 2BR apartment or a large 1BR, with another G-ETS student, please identify that student by name. Be certain you have discussed this with the other party and s/he has agreed to the arrangement.

  5. Smoking is NOT permitted in the dormitories. Smoking is permitted in individual apartments; however if your smoke becomes problematic for your neighbors you may be required to purchase an air-purifier machine (to be approved by the Director of Housing) to use in your apartment. Smoking is NOT permitted in ANY common areas of the apartment buildings, nor out on the apartment back porches, or within 25 ft of open doors or windows by State law.

  6. If you applied for both an apartment and a residence hall room, please place a 1 to the left of your FIRST choice. Within the type of housing (i.e., apartment or residence hall) you are requesting, please indicate your first, second and third choices by number (e.g., 1, 2, 3). Not all options are always available.

  7. If you need to take occupancy of your dorm room prior to August 23, 2013, an additional fee will be charged. This is a weekly fee which will vary with the type of room and applies to all or part of a week.

  8. Apartments will not generally be ready for new occupants until August 1 or later. There are always a few exceptions, but those exceptions depend entirely upon who moves out of the apartments and when.

  9. If you request and are granted a beginning lease date between the 1st and the 15th of the month, your rent will be billed from the first of the month. If you will be moving in between the 15th and the end of the month, your rent will be billed from the 15th.

  10. All dorm contracts and apartment leases end at the conclusion of the spring semester. Summer extensions may be applied for in the spring. Leases are not extended beyond July 15th except by special permission, and never beyond July 31 unless the tenant is staying thru the next academic year.

  11. If you have any accessibility needs that may affect your housing assignment, please describe on a separate sheet of paper and include with your application.

  12. If you are planning to live in the apartments and need parking, please complete the enclosed parking form. If you are planning to live in the dorms and need parking, you will need to arrange that through the NU Parking Office when you get here.

  13. Housing assignments are not guaranteed. No deposit will be required unless and until you are offered a housing assignment. At that time, you may be asked to confirm your intent to live in G-ETS housing by returning a signed apartment lease or dormitory contract with the appropriate deposit ($300 for dorms, $600 for apartments. There is an addt’l dep. of $300 required if you have a dog in the Sherman Building).

  14. When moving into an apartment, the deposit ($600) and your first full month’s rent must be paid in advance of picking up keys, regardless of which half of the month you are moving in.

  15. If you are applying to live in the residence halls, you will be required to purchase a board plan in order to eat in the Garrett Café in Loder Hall. If you will be here full-time, you will be required to purchase a minimum of $1500 per semester. A 2-night contract will require purchase of $750 per semester on the meal plan. These amounts are minimums; money may always be added to your account in $25 increments at your request. A 3-night per week stay is a full room contract; however, persons able to document 3 night stays may be eligible for a less-than-full board plan upon approval. Apartment tenants may participate in the meal plan but are not required to do so.

  16. Breaking your lease before its end date will usually result in a penalty equal to one month’s rent post vacancy.

* Please be certain we have your correct contact information at all times.

Summer Form

Summer Housing Form

Do not use this form if you are coming for the summer intensive session only.

Instructions:
* If you are currently in G-ETS housing, you must fill out this form.
* If you do not need summer housing, check the appropriate box.
* Make sure your contact information is complete, including city, state, zip, telephone and e-mail.

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For summer 2014, very limited residence hall accommodations may be available. Please indicate your interest below. Further details will be available when negotiations are concluded.

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Academic Year Form

Housing Request Academic Year 2014-2015

G-ETS Student Information



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Type of Housing Requested




Residence Halls
$300 deposit
All Residence Hall Contracts (except 1 night/week) require a mandatory meal plan. (Please see the Instructions tab, item #17, for description)

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Apartments
$600 deposit, $300 additional for dog

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Parking

There is a parking lot near the Maple Ave. apartments and a very limited number of garages located behind the Maple Ave. apartments. These parking spaces and garages are rented on a priority basis to students living in the Maple (unfurnished) or Maple/Noyes (furnished) apartments and do not automatically come with an apartment. Sherman Ave. residents may apply for parking spots but will be prioritized after initial requests from Maple and Maple/Noyes residents have been filled. Parking on the street is available at all of the apartment buildings, although more readily at Sherman Ave. Residents are warned to check the parking restrictions posted at the end of the streets.

Cost of Parking at apartments (per month)
Garage $90, $100
Parking Lot $50

Parking Request

There are only a limited number of garages and parking spaces. Assignment dates coincide with those of apartment lease, unless otherwise noted. Parking garages under the apt. building (heated) are more expensive than those which are not under the building.

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Student Theological Conference

The Student Theological Conference offers students enrolled in any Chicagoland theological or divinity school the opportunity to present, critique and share their writings on topics related to theology. It creates communion and ecumenical discussion through open invitation to the Association of Chicago Theological Seminaries, the University of Chicago Divinity School, Loyola University of Chicago's department of theology and Wheaton College's biblical and theological studies department.

STC On Friday, April 20, 2012, participants will gather at Garrett-Evangelical for the fifth annual conference.  Presenters will explore the topic of Church and State as it relates to theology, ministry, biblical studies, and Christian tradition. Presentations include sermons, research papers, exegetical papers, and ministry projects. 

Please click on the tabs below to learn more about the conference and how you can particpate. Please direct all questions and inquiries to the staff coordinator, Krista McNeil at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call her at: 847.866.3903

Registration

Registration: Registration is $15 per person and includes admission, breakfast, lunch. A limited number of parking spaces are available for $7 per car on the day of the conference.

Register now!

Presenter Biographical Form:  Fill out this form if you are a presenter at the conference.  The moderator of your presentation session will use the information to introduce you to your peers.  Have fun with your answers--we really want to get to know you!

Directions:

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is located at:

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Our receptionist can be reached at 1-800-SEMINARY.

If you are taking the CTA, we are located just off of the Purple line, 2 blocks east and 1 block north of the Foster stop; and 2 blocks east and 1 block south of the Noyes stop. 

Alternatively, you can take the the Metra to the Davis Street Stop, then transfer to the CTA and get off at Foster or Noyes. 

All parking reservations for Friday, April 20th should be made with Krista McNeil at 847.866.3903.

Papers & Editors

The topic for the 2011/2012 conference is Church and State. All papers must grapple with issues of Church and State as it relates to Christian theology in one of the following four areas: Bible; church history; theology & ethics; or pastoral & practical ministry. Final papers should be 10-15 pages in length, Times New Roman, double-spaced with one inch margins. 

First Draft Paper Expectations
First drafts of papers are due by November 18th, 2011. The papers should be complete with a developed argument that supports the thesis statement. They should be 10-15 pages in length, Times New Roman, double-spaced with one inch margins. They will be edited, and proofread by the student editorial board.

Second Draft Paper Expectations
Second drafts of papers are due by February 17, 2012. Writers are expected to have addressed comments and feedback provided by the student editors on the first draft.  The papers will be read by both the student editoral board and the professor editorial board.

Final Draft Paper Expectations
Final drafts of papers are due by March 16th, 2012. Papers should be free of grammatical mistakes and writers should have addressed all comments and feedback given during the first two rounds of editing.  Final papers will be posted online so that  participants may read them before the day of the conference.

Student Editorial Board Paper Presentations

Student Editorial Board

History

Carol Korak
Julie Schubring
Dan Smith

Theology/Ethics

Geoff Ashmun
Violet Fenn
Brandon Lulay
Kwang Oh
Elizabeth Pierre
Carole Snow

Bible

Ryan Hansen
Mandy Morrow
Tasha Sargent
Rene Schreiner

Practical and Pastoral Ministry

Kathleen McMurray
Sarah Mitchell
Christine Wilke

Paper Presentations


History

Brian Blackmore Chicago Theological Seminary "Pedagogy for Speaking Bodies: 
Teachings from the Religious Studies
Classroom in Public Schools"
John Crowley-Buck Loyola University "The Value of Nomos and Narrative"
Abigail Ozanne Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "Christmas, Consumerism,
and Civil Religion"
Jennifer Ikoma-Motzko McCormick Theological Seminary  "Under Attack: Analysis of Japanese American Christian Identity in the Wake of
Pearl Harbor and 9-11"
Perzavia Praylow   Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary  "Modeling Womanhood: 
Christian Missions,
Single Sex Schooling and the
Higher Education of Black Women in the South, 1880-1930"


Theology/Ethics

James A. Filkins  Catholic Theological Union "Elements of a Responsibilty Model
of Moral Decision Making
in Henry David Thoreau's 'Civil Disobedience'"
Shane Hinson Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "A Quest for Justice"
Kwang-Jin Oh Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "TBD"
Christopher Porter Loyola University "The Demise of Human Dignity by Capitalism"
Yahu Vinayaraj Luthern School of Theology at Chicago "Interrogating Colonial/Postcolonia Gaze:
Some Methodological Contestations on Ethnography, Anthropology, and Theology"


Bible

Eric Covington Wheaton College "Jeasus the Zealot?: Examining Jesus' Statements of Violence in Matthew 10:34"
Ryan Hansen Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "The War of Worldcraft: Revelation's Cosmic Rhetoric Against Roman Imperial Cultic Discourse."
Mandy Morrow Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "Re-imagining Fairytales:
What Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and ABC's Once Upon a Time 
can tell us about Society and the Bible."
Tyler
Mowry
Chicago Theological Seminary "Hebrews 11 and Historical Reconstruction"
Rene Schreiner Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "Badiou’s Lesson to Theologians: The importance of Contingency"


Practical and Pastoral Ministry

Lauren Anders Northern Baptist Theological Seminary "Desmond Tutu: Radical Disciple"
Amy Valdez Barker Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "The Potential of a Spiritually Generative System in the United Methodist Church"
Lee Bonghun McCormick Theological Seminary "The Female Minister in the Korean Immigrant Church"

Keynote Speaker

It is with great honor that we announce Marci A. Hamilton as our keynote speaker for the HamiltonStudent Theological Conference 2012:  Church and State.   

She will deliver her keynote address at 1:00 p.m. in Garrett-Evangelical's Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful on Friday, April 20, 2012.  

MARCI A. HAMILTON is one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars and holds the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.  She is the author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children (Cambridge University Press 2008) and God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press 2005, 2007), and the co-editor of Fundamentalism, Politics, and the Law (Palgrave Macmillan 2011).  She is a bi-weekly columnist for www.justia.com.  She has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, New York University School of Law, Emory University School of Law, and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Professor Hamilton has served as constitutional and federal law counsel in many important religious land use and clergy sex abuse cases in state and federal courts, and has been invited to testify before numerous legislatures on constitutional issues and on the reform of the laws to protect against childhood sex abuse.  She was lead counsel for the City of Boerne, Texas, in Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997), before the United States Supreme Court in its seminal federalism and church/state case holding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act unconstitutional.

Professor Hamilton clerked for Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She also received her M.A. in Philosophy and M.A., high honors, in English from Pennsylvania State University, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif.

Ms. Hamilton's lecture is open to all who wish to attend.  If you would like to join us for lunch or to attend the rest of the Student Theological Conference, please register to attend.  There is a $15 registration fee to cover the cost of lunch.

Schedule

Day of the Conference, April 20, 2012

8:30-9:00 a.m. - Check-in and Breakfast, Cross Tower Room
9:00 a.m. - Opening Worship
9:30 - Welcoming Address, Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful
9:40 a.m.-12p.m. - First Session of Papers
12:00 p.m. - Lunch 
1:00-2:30p.m. - Keynote Address, Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful
2:40-5:00p.m. - Second Session of Papers
5:00p.m. - Optional dinner at Tommy Nevin's Pub, downtown Evanston  

Important Dates

November 18, 2011:  First Drafts Due
February 17, 2012:  Second Drafts Due
March 16, 2012: Final Drafts Due
April 20, 2012: Day of Conference

Support

We welcome gifts!  If you would like to make a gift to the Student Theological Conference, please click here to be directed to Garrett-Evangelical's Online Gift Form.  Just be sure to designate that you would like your gift to go to the STUDENT THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE. 

The student editorial board works very diligently to keep the cost of the Conference as low as possible.  This means we avoid printing as much as possible to save on the cost of ink and paper; and we avoid mailing to save on paper and the cost of postage.  Participants in the Conference submit all papers and proposals electronically and all editing and feedback is likewise done electronically. 

Even still, there are some costs which are unavoidable and some printing that is necessary:  the cost of lunch, an honorarium for the keynote speaker, travel expenses for the keynote speaker, and the cost of printing programs for the day of the Conference. 

We are so appreciative and thankful for your support. 

-The Student Editorial Board

Spiritual Formation

Praying_PplGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary recognizes the importance of nurturing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of students. Whether its attending one of three weekly chapel services, meditating in the prayer garden behind Howes Chapel, walking the prayer labyrinth, or doing a devotional on the lake shore, Garrett-Evangelical offers a variety of ways for students to engage in spiritual formation.

 

Click through the tabs below to learn more about Garrett-Evangelical's Chapel services and its participation in the Fit to Lead initiative of the United Methodist Church's Center for Health.

Chapel

 The chapel ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary provides opportunities to praise and worship God, to grow spiritually, and to learn together about ministries of preaching and worship. There are many opportunities for Garrett-Evangelical students to be involved in the worship service as liturgists, musicians, preachers, and more.

Three patterns of worship in the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary address different needs, schedules, and traditions within our community, as well as providing rich worship and learning experiences for those who can participate in all three. They are:

Word and Table   Gospel   Contemporary


For more information, please contact:

Anne Ferguson, Dean of the Chapel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 217-474-4257
Ron Anderson, Director of Music, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847-866-3875.

 

 

Word and Table Service - Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. (To Top)

PH07_Chapel_Lallene_Speaks_at_Installation_H_3-07The Tuesday worship service in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful is a Service of Word and Table as outlined in The United Methodist Hymnal, The United Methodist Book of Worship, and in worship books of other U.S. Protestant denominations. Reflecting the growing convergence among these churches concerning the theology and practice of worship, it includes four key elements:

  1. Gathering
  2. The Service of the Word
  3. The Service of the Table
  4. Going Forth

The cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary and Christian year shape the prayers, sermon, music, and other arts in each worship service

The primary musical instrument in this service is the voice of the congregation supported by choir, organ, piano and other instruments. The United Methodist Hymnal and its supplement The Faith We Sing are the primary, though not the only, source for congregational song in this service. The Tuesday Chapel Choir also provides leadership for singing the psalms and presents choral music drawn from a wide range of the Church's musical traditions.

 

Gospel Service - Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (To Top)

preachingWednesday evening worship in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful at Garrett-Evangelical provides students a more informal worship style and incorporates a glimpse of the African American church experience. With the belief that what is best in the African American church experience offers gifts to all people, this service features biblical preaching, extemporaneous prayer, and songs expressing the sorrows and joys of a people free in the Spirit who yet seek freedom from all forms of oppression in this world. The Eucharist is celebrated on the first Wednesday of each month

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Gospel Choir, open to people of all races, is the musical ensemble for this service; it sings songs in the tradition of the African American church experience. The worship team for this service endeavors to cultivate an atmosphere of freedom in expression and individual worship style. Active participation in worship is encouraged. We gather expecting that God will meet us to provide sanctuary in the midst of busy lives and spiritual nutrition for the journey of faith.

 

Contemporary Service - Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. (To Top)

praisebandThe Thursday chapel service in Garrett-Evangelical's Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful sounds the rhythms of contemporary generations; it is "worship with a beat." Congregational song led by a praise ensemble including voice, keyboard, guitars, and percussion surrounds praise, prayer, and proclamation. The Eucharist is celebrated on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Video projection technology replaces bulletins in order to enhance the service with visual images and enable embodied participation. In this worship service the seminary seeks, through authentic preaching and liturgical creativity, to join relevance to twenty-first century life with deep theological reflection. We hope that this service will provide students with models for contemporary and alternative worship services in local churches.

 

Weddings and Other Services in our Chapels

Both the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful and Howes Chapel are available to the public for weddings and other services.  Inquiries about availability and fees should be directed to Diana Ahn, the Hospitality and Housing Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 847.866.3950

Fit to Lead

fittoleadThe Center for Health

The United Methodist Church (UMC) recognized five dimensions of health - physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial - that assure our clergy are Fit to Lead, engage communities, and support mission and ministry of the Church. Recognizing that clergy health has been deteriorating, General Conference 2008 passed legislation creating the Center for Health to address the importance of health for Church leaders - both in the short-term and long-term - and ensuring the vitality of our Church for generations to come.

One of the Center for Health's four major initiatives directly supports students entering seminary and beginning their careers in ministry: the Fit to Lead pilot.

Fit to Lead is rooted in the Wesleyan perspective of health as wholeness and self-care in support of vital ministry. The first pilot began in 2008 with the partnership of three United Methodist seminaries: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL); United Theological Seminary (Trotwoo, OH); and Drew Theological Seminary (Madison, NJ).

Students who participate in the pilot will be traced over three years in order to measure sustained behavior change throughout those academic years, in preparation for clergy appointments.

Data collected will be used for years to come to establish standards for healthy behaviors across the denomination that will affect clergy, lay workers, congregations, communities and the mission and ministry of the Church.

Seminary Pilot

The elements of the pilot are designed to guide seminarians in becoming Fit to Lead in multiple dimensions of health and to help them embrace Fit to Lead fundamentals throughout their careers in ministry. The three-year pilot comprises:

Personal Health Assessments
-Fit to Lead assessment tool - understand wellness in all five dimensions-physical, emotional, social, spiritual and financial.
- WebMd® Health Risk Assessment - answer lifestyle questions and enter biometric measurements to evaluate health status and health risks.

Workshops
- Financial management, psychological well-being, and physical vitality workshops will engage students and help them understand self-care and embrace healthy practices
- Areas of specific focus are based on health self-assessment results.
- The first workshop at Garrett-Evangelical was held in August 2008.

Coaching
- A personal Fit to Lead coach will guide students to identify action items for self-care and support their progress.
- Seminary support services (e.g., nutritionists, counselors, social workers and other clinical support) will reinforce healthy practices.

The results of the Fit To Lead seminary pilot workshops and assessments, combined with results from other Center for Health initiatives, will be delivered to the 2012 General Conference.

Multidimensional Learning

Fit to Lead is designed to help reinforce the importance of health - physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and financial - of the workers of the Church in the short-term and understand the consequences that health has on the denomination for the future of the Church itself. Students will be taught and counseled by leaders in the fields of psychology, finance, medicine, and spirituality.

Read the full bios of the Fit to Lead workshop leaders and counselors online click here.

Housing

 Living in community can be as rewarding as learning in community. Students nurture friendships as they spend time together in study and fellowship. Conversations about faith that begin in the classroom often continue in the hallways and living rooms of seminary housing.

Garrett-Evangelical's housing options range from small dormitory rooms for individuals who spend one or two nights a week on campus to large apartments for families who live here year-round, or for two students to share. All residence halls and apartment buildings are owned by the seminary, so housing costs are lower than most rental properties in Evanston.

If you have any questions regarding housing and/or parking at Garrett-Evangelical, you can contact the Office of Hospitality and Housing at 847.866.3950.

Dorms

 

Old_Dorm_from_northeast_June_04Garrett-Evangelical has two on-campus residence halls: Old Dorm and Loder Hall. The on-campus seminary residence halls available for 2013-14 offer four possible living arrangements:

  • Old Dorm Single rooms - room designed for one person’s occupancy and furnished with bed, dresser, desk/chair, bookshelves and possibly an easy chair.

  • Old Dorm Suites - small private bedroom, with sitting/study room shared by one other person. Furnished with bed, dresser, desk/chair for each person; and sofa, 2 easy chairs, coffee table and bookshelves in the common room.
    See a floor plan here

  • Loder Double rooms – very limited number of rooms in Loder Hall designed for occupancy by two students. Furnished with two twin beds, 2 desks/chairs, 2 bookshelves, and 2 wardrobes. Each double will have a private bathroom. These rooms are cable-ready.

  • Loder Hall Singles – room designed for single occupancy; furnished with full-sized bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk/chair, and bookshelf. Each single will have a private bathroom. Rooms are cable-ready.
    See a floor plan here

Old Dorm and Loder Hall are both equipped with Wi-Fi.

Loder_OutsideOther Facilities in Loder Hall: Coin operated laundry facilities are located on all three residential floors and in the basement of Loder Hall - these will be available for all dormitory residents. Dining facilities and the Garrett convenience store are located on the first floor of Loder Hall. Student mail service and vending machines are located in the Lower Level of Loder. Second floor and the Lower Level of Loder have student kitchens; student lounges are located in the Lower Level and on the first floor (cable TV in Lower Level); a TV room is located on the 3rd floor; a small chapel on 4th floor; and a prayer/study room in the Lower Level.

All students on a residence hall contract (except those staying in the dorm one night per week) are required to be on a regular meal plan unless they find it impossible to be at the seminary for more than just a few meal times. The meal plan is operated on a point system; meal plan points are spent by swiping your I.D. card at the point of purchase. Garrett meal plan points are valid at the dining venue in Loder Hall only.

Apartments

There are a variety of apartment styles offered by the seminary. Garrett-Evangelical students get top priority for apartments, but there are often many available for other individuals who have an affiliation with either the seminary or Northwestern University (graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars). Unfortunately, we are not able to house undergraduate students.

Maple

 

Maple-Noyes

 

Sherman

Apartment Styles

Accommodations are as follows:

  • Furnished Efficiency - apartment with one main living area, small kitchen and bathroom. Furnishings may include: hide-a-bed couch, desk, bookshelf unit, desk chair, end table, 4-drawer dresser, dinette table and chairs. Hot water and heat are provided.  There is a separate charge added monthly for the cost of gas and electricity.
  • Furnished One Bedroom (3 rooms) - apartment with one main living area, one bedroom, small kitchen and bathroom. Furnishings may include: chair, couch, desk, bookshelf unit, desk chair, end table, coffee table, dinette table and chairs, double bed and 2 dressers (3-drawer and 4-drawer). Hot water and heat are provided.  There is a separate charge added monthly for the cost of gas and electricity.
  • Furnished Large One Bedroom (4 rooms) - these units are exactly like the furnished one bedroom apartments above but may have a dining room or small bedroom, in addition to the regular-sized bedroom. There are only 3 of these units.  Hot water and heat are included. There is a separate charge added monthly for the cost of gas and electricity.
  • Unfurnished One Bedroom (3 rooms) - apartment with living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Heat and hot water are provided.  Gas and electricity are metered individually and tenents make arrangements with local utility companies.
  • Unfurnished Large One Bedroom (4 rooms) - apartment with a living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. Heat and hot water are provided.
  • Unfurnished Two Bedroom (5 rooms) - apartment with living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen and two bedrooms. Heat and hot water are provided. Generally reserved for G-ETS students with families

Parking: There is a parking lot near the Maple Ave. apartments and a very limited number of garages located behind the Maple Ave. apartments. These parking spaces and garages are rented on a priority basis to students living in the Maple (unfurnished) or Maple/Noyes (furnished) apartments and do not automatically come with an apartment. Parking on the street is available at all of the apartment buildings. Residents are warned to check the parking restrictions posted at the end of the streets to avoid being ticketed or towed.

Children: Families with more than three children are generally not housed in seminary facilities. These students are referred to housing in the community.

Pets: Cats, birds and fish are the type of pets permitted in seminary apartments. Dogs are permitted, by special permission, only in the Sherman Ave. building with a dog deposit of $300.

Air Conditioners: Air conditioners are permitted in the apartment buildings. You must supply your own window unit. Arrangements must be made with Buildings & Grounds to install the unit at no cost to the tenant. All of the double-paned windows contain an insulating gas – if you install the AC unit yourself and crack the glass, you will be responsible for window replacement costs.

Apartment Tour

 I. Maple Avenue Apartments  (To Top)

hos.maple-avenue-1For students with families, the Maple Avenue apartments offer full-size, one and two-bedroom units. The apartments are located less than a ten minute walk from campus. Two bedroom units are in short supply and are generally reserved for Garrett-Evangelical students with children.

The Maple Avenue apartments contain unfurnished apartments, including a living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, and one or two bedrooms. Laundry facilities are found in the basement, and a parking space can be rented at an additional cost in the lot directly across the street on a space availability basis. Heat and hot water are provided.

Sample 1-bedroom floor plan
Alternative sample 1-bedroom floor plan
Sample 2-bedroom floor plan

 II. Maple-Noyes Apartments (Renovated January 2006)  (To Top)

hos.maple-noyes-1The Maple-Noyes apartments feature furnished efficiency (studio) and one-bedroom units, providing economical housing for single students. Only ten minutes from campus, Maple-Noyes also has the convenience of being above a coffee shop, barber, deli, and dry cleaner and within a block of three restaurants, and a neighborhood grocery store. Downtown Chicago is a 45 minute train ride from the 'L' stop, half a block away.

The Maple-Noyes apartments offer furnished studio and one-bedroom units that may include a bed, couch, end table, coffee table, desk, dining table and chairs, dressers, bookshelf and chairs. Studio apartments are furnished with a hide-a-bed couch to serve two functions. Laundry facilities are in the basement and a parking space may be rented in the lot across the street on a space availability basis. Hot water and heat are provided. There is a separate monthly charge for gas and electricity.

Sample effeciency apartment floor plan
Alternative Sample effeciency apartment floor plan
Sample 1-bedroom apartment floor plan

Maple Noyes Tour

See photos and floorplans

 III. Sherman Avenue apartments  (To Top)

hos.sherman-avenue-1Sherman Avenue apartments offer great convenience as a result of its ideal location. Only a five minute walk from campus and ten minutes from downtown Evanston, the apartments are set in a well-kept residential neighborhood with a playground and city park next to the building.

The Sherman Avenue apartments contain unfurnished apartments which include a living room, bathroom, kitchen, and one or two bedrooms. A very few of these one-bedroom apartments also have an extra room for a dining room. Laundry facilities are found in the basement. Heat and hot water are provided.

Sample 1-bedroom floor plan
Sample 2-bedroom floor plan

Parking

Parking is an acknowledged challenge here in Evanston and on campus. Parking is, unfortunately, not included in tuition. However, with a little planning and forethought, it need not be an insurmountable problem. Just ask and we'll try to help.  For additional information, please contact the Office of Hospitality and Housing, 847.866.3950.

At the Apartments

  • Maple/Noyes Lot: $45 per month for apartment residents only. Maple and Maple/Noyes residents served first; Sherman residents only if spots remain. MUST have sticker on car; if you are towed, it will be very expensive.

  • Street parking: $90 per year. Take your lease to the Evanston City Hall Parking Office to purchase yearly sticker (sometimes they will prorate if you are coming late in the year). Then follow directions as to which parking zone you are able to park in (get a map showing the zones from City staff)

  • Guest parking: If you pay for a spot in the Maple/Noyes lot, you may give your spot to a visitor, use it for a loaner of your own, etc. BUT you MUST get another sticker from us for whatever car you park in that lot or the car will be towed. Notes left on the windshield do not count.

  • City hangtags: The City of Evanston has hangtags for guests available from the City parking office for about $.20 each. Take your lease with you to purchase. Must use a new hangtag each day and fill it out in pen, not pencil.

On Campus

  • Garrett Student Passes: Northwestern University allows our students to purchase passes for the big parking lot just to the south side of our campus. NU students are not permitted to buy passes for that lot. See the Northwestern University parking maps here for more information.  Take your Garrett ID to the NU Parking Office at 1819 Hinman Ave. (847-491-3319) between 8:00AM and 4:00PM to get:

    1. A day pass hangtag (white, NOT yellow) is $7.50/day; need a new one each day that you park
    2. A yearly pass (good for Sept. 1, 2011 until Oct. 1, 2012) is $501.00
    3. A quarterly pass (the first would be good from the beginning of the fall semester until Christmas break) is approximately $140.50.
  • Northwestern University Visitor's pass: Also $7.50/day. This is a yellow hangtag which you can usually (assuming we have a supply on hand) get from our front desk, or from the NU parking office. It is good for one day only (you must have the date scratched off or they will ticket your car). This pass is NOT good for the big lot next to our campus; if you purchase one of these you must park in any of the NU visitor lots, the nearest of which is across Sheridan Rd. just north of the Seabury campus. Other lots are further away - about a 10 minute walk back to Garrett.  See the Northwestern University parking maps here for more information.

  • Garrett Visitors Lot on Garrett Place: Please note that this is first and foremost a Visitor's lot and not a student lot. There will be many days when we will permit students to park in this lot, and many days when we cannot permit student parking because of an event or group on campus who will be using the lot. You may use this lot on a walk-in basis when it is available. You may also call as much as a week or two in advance to the front desk (847-866-3900) to make a reservation, at which time you should be able to find out if there will be space available. You may pay cash or check at the desk or have a $7.50 charge placed on your student account. No credit cards will be accepted for $7.50 charges. You will get a magnetic card to use to get into the lot and also to get out of it. You may come and go as many times as you want that day, but the card must be returned at the end of the day as you leave the lot the last time (slide the card into the return box on your way out) or you will have your student account charged $40 for a lost card. Cards will be locked out overnight and will not be good the next day. At times when there is no availability in the Garrett Visitors lot, you would be well advised to have a Plan B.

Forms

Housing Application Packet 2014-15:  Housing_packet_2014.pdf

Summer Intensives 2013 Housing Application FormSummer Intensives 2014

Winter Intensives 2012 Housing Application Form: Winter Intensive Housing Form 2014

Housing Policies: Apartment_policies_2013

Special Accommodations

Persons who need special accommodations should notify the Office of Hospitality and Housing at Garrett-Evangelical in writing.

Student Services

cynthia-wilsonWelcome to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary! It is my hope that each of you, new and returning students, will have a successful and enriching academic year. I look forward to working with each of you and to celebrating what great things you will discover about yourself as you reflect upon various tenets of the Christian faith as well as other religions of the world.

The Dean of Students Office, located on the 3rd Floor of Main, is here to assist you in several ways, from campus resources to student life events. Most of all, always know that our office is here to advocate for your success and to provide the appropriate assistance to make your success a reality and your time here at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary rewarding.

Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson
Assistant VP of Student Life & Dean of Students
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
847.866.3936

Food Services

Garrett-Evangelical offers a variety of food options for students:

Loder_Dining_RoomThe Food for Thought Cafe has a number of hot, cold, vegetarian, and ready-to-go meals. Located on the first floor of Loder Hall, Garrett-Evangelical students can purchase meals using their student ID if they have purchased a meal plan or add munch money to their account. Cash and credit/debit cards are also accepted.

On Wednesday nights during the academic year, a community meal is served from 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm at Loder Hall. This meal is provided free of charge to Garrett students and their immediate families (only spouse, partner or children age 3+).

The Norris University Center at Northwestern Unversity, just a five minute walk from campus, has a Starbucks, Willie's Food Court, and Frontera Fresco which was created by celebrity chef Rick Bayless. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Downtown Evanston, a 15 minute walk from campus, has a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops. To learn more, visit the Dining and Shopping webpage on the city's website.

Health

Introduction     Henry Crown Sports Pavilion     Hospitalization Insurance
Health Service (clinic)     Immunization Compliance      

 

Introduction

In addition to services provided by the seminary, Garrett-Evangelical benefits from its relationship with Northwestern University in many ways. Our students are able to use the NU library, purchase tickets to athletic and arts events at a discounted rate, purchase a membership at NU's work-out facilities, and participate in its clinic and hospitalization insurance programs.

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Harry Crown Sports Pavilion

Purchase of a membership to Northwestern University's Henry Crown Sports Pavilion entitles the student to the following (although some of the listed items are under review and may not applicable):

  1. The use of Patten Gymnasium for recreational play
  2. The use of Bloomquist gymnasium for recreational play
  3. The use of the Henry Crown Pavilion and the Norris Aquatics Center for recreational play
  4. Participation in intramural league
  5. The use of the outdoor tennis courts (at an additional charge)
  6. Seating in the student section for home football and basketball games
  7. Admission to student sponsored events


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Hospitalization Insurance

All students enrolled in six credit hours or more and all Ph.D. students through the second year of coursework are required to have hospitalization insurance, either a current policy which will continue to provide coverage during tenure as a student or a policy purchased through Northwestern University. Verification of such health insurance must be made each academic year. 

Every fall every students must submit a Insurance Verification Form 2013 to the Office of Student Life. Those who have their own hospitalization insurance must provide a copy of their insurance card or a receipt for a current premium payment. If verification is not received, the student is automatically billed for the Northwestern University Insurance plan. There are no refunds to students automatically enrolled in the Northwestern plan through their own negligence in following procedures.

The Northwestern University plan has two parts: the Hospitalization Plan and the Student Health Clinic for outpatient services. Students enrolled in the Northwestern hospitalization insurance plan are also automatically enrolled in the health service clinic. Students who have their own insurance may choose to enroll in the health service clinic. Effective dates of coverage for the year are September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.

The following costs are for the 2013-2014 academic year:

Northwestern University Comprehensive/$250.00 Deductible Plan
This will cost $3,067 for annual coverage (Sept 01 to Aug. 31) plus the $564 annual clinic use charge. The total premium ($3,631) will be charged to your student account in September.

NU Student Health Clinic Only Plan – $564

This plan is only available to those students who already have health insurance coverage through another carrier. The student's account is billed $564 in September.

Regulations governing participation in the NU plan include the following:

1. Students who have their own hospitalization insurance may still use the NU Student Health Clinic by paying the clinic use fee of $564 per year. The clinic is not a “pay for services rendered” facility, but is only for those who are enrolled in one of the NU plans.

2. The seminary collects the premium for the NU Insurance Plan and/or NU Student Health Clinic fee by adding the appropriate charge to a student’s bill.

3. Costs beyond the scope of the NU Student Health Clinic plan are paid by cash, check, or credit card at the time of service. Students that do not pay NU Health Services/ Clinic fees promptly will be notified and assessed an additional cost of $60.

4. Students participating in the NU Insurance Plan who are away from campus (on internship, traveling abroad, etc.) will be covered if both the Insurance Plan premium and clinic use fee are paid each period. (Additional details of the plan can be obtained at www.aetnastudenthealth.com)

5. If a student has a health plan which continues to provide coverage while enrolled in seminary, a completed Health Insurance Verification or Registration form, along with a copy of the insurance card (or proof of premium payment) must be returned to Office of Student Life before registration.

6. If a student is entering a degree program in January or February, and has not submitted proof of outside insurance, there will be a charge of $2,300 for the Comprehensive Plan to cover the health premiums for the remained of the academic year (August 31). In addition to the cost of the insurance plan, students will also be responsible for the $423 clinic fee.

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Health Service (clinic) --2013-2014

Outpatient health service (clinic) is available to any seminary student enrolled in six credit hours or more, through the Northwestern Student Health Service located in Searle Hall at 633 Emerson Street. The fee is $141 each three-month period and is paid to the seminary. Students must file a medical history at Searle Hall and pay the fee each period to utilize this service, which entitles students to medical services at minimal cost.

REFERRALS - When students are enrolled in the NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance plan, they must obtain referrals from the NU Health Service before seeing a Doctor/Specialist in Lake or Cook County in Illinois.  Without a referral, Aetna Student Health will assess the student a $500 Non-Referral Penalty. The exception to the referral requirement is when students need to visit an ER, then no referral is required.  No referral is required for treatment outside of Lake/Cook Counties.  Dependents do not need to obtain referrals, and are not eligible to be seen at NU Health Service.  Retroactive/backdated referrals are prohibited under the terms of the NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance plan

Outpatient services at Searle Hall include, but are not limited to, the following: complete physical examination and service in special clinics such as: allergy, cardiology, ear/nose/throat, neurology, orthopedics, counseling and psychological services. The health service provides counseling services by trained personnel through the Mental Health Center at Northwestern University. Medication may be purchased in the pharmacy at a modest cost.

Students with non-life threatening illnesses may be admitted to the Searle Hall Infirmary. For serious illness and medical emergencies, students are referred to Evanston or other area hospitals. Expenses incurred in the infirmary or hospital are the student's responsibility.

The annual Academic Year Deductible of $250.00, co-pays, co-insurance will be waived and no referral is required for the benefits listed below only and benefits will be paid out at 100%

  • Prescribed Medicines Expense
  • Treatment of Mental and Nervous Disorders Expense (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Treatment Expense (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Mammogram Expense
  • Pap Smear Screening Expense
  • Chlamydia Screening Expense
  • Routine Screening for Sexually Transmitted Disease Expense
  • Diagnostic Testing for Learning Disabilities Expense
  • Preferred Care Well Baby Care Expense
  • Preferred Care Family Planning Expense
  • Preferred Care Routine Physical Exam Expense
  • Preferred Care Routine Colorectal Cancer Screening Expense
  • Preferred Care Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Expense
  • Preferred Care Outpatient Contraceptive Drugs and Devices and Outpatient Contraceptive Services Expense
  • Preferred Care Immunizations Expense

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Immunization Compliance

It is a mandatory requirement of The Illinois Department of Public Health that seminary students submit a comprehensive immunization record to the seminary. Those born after January 1, 1957, must present proof of: 1) immunity to measles (two live virus vaccinations given after 1968 and at least one month apart), 2) immunity to rubella, and mumps; 3) a primary series of diphtheria-tetanus; and 4) a diphtheria-tetanus booster within the last ten years. Students born prior to January 1, 1957, are not required to show proof of vaccinations for measles, mumps, or rubella but must show proof of a tetanus booster done within the last ten years. Records are audited annually by the state and must be in compliance prior to registration. Students may use this form to record their immunizations.

Although it is not required at the present time, a recent intermediate strength tuberculosis skin test is encouraged. The Student Health Service at NU provides, at minimal cost, immunizations or tests to prove students have had the diseases in question. Further information can be obtained by calling the Student Health Service at Searle Hall at 847-491-8100 for current costs and appointments.

For students covered by the Northwestern University health clinic plan, the student health service at NU provides, immunizations or tests to prove students have had the diseases in question.


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International Students

It is the seminary’s intention to cooperate with churches in other countries by assisting in the theological preparation and the professional development of leaders from those countries. Visa, financial certification and financial sponsorship for educational expenses, including an appropriate deposit, must be completed prior to the student’s date of enrollment in the seminary. Financial aid is provided on a limited basis to selected students applying by the announced deadline. Federal programs are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.

The Office of Student Life serves as the international student advisory board. Matters related to travel, practical experience, permission to seek employment, bringing family members to the US and less than full-time student status must be discussed with the Office of Student Life prior to finalizing plans.

A variety of support systems are utilized to assist students in their adjustments to the seminary, the culture, and to the United States. These include:

  1. An orientation program (August 28th, 2013) before the start of classes in the fall which includes English skills assessment and planned activities. This program is designed to begin to provide emotional, academic, and practical support. Emotional support centers on connecting students with faculty and peers to promote friendship and minimize anxiety and isolation. The program provides academic support by familiarizing students with the seminary academic culture. Practical support is provided by taking students to various places to encourage them to practice their English and social skills.

  2. A tutoring program to assist students with written English. Tutors have scheduled hours throughout the week.

  3. International students are encouraged to enroll in the Theological Research and Writing course.

  4. Regular meetings at Garrett-Evangelical to discuss concerns as well as current immigration policies.

Student Life

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks to become a nurturing, caring, and fortifying community for all its members and to acknowledge their legitimate rights, regardless of race, color, physical disability, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation and identity. The Garrett-Evangelical community also makes its aim to welcome diverse theological convictions and social perspectives. We seek in all our relationships to exhibit and embody the transcendent unity that is ours in Jesus Christ.

Our programs are designed to provide opportunities for students to engage one another in ways that foster an appreciation for our splendid diversity while creatively teaching practical ministry and leadership skills on a campus setting which is simply breathtaking. Meditate by the lake. Worship in the chapel. Workout in the gym. Explore Chicago. Do all that and much more.

We invite you to use the tabs below to explore the many ways you can get involved in the Garrett-Evangelical community. 

Centers

In 1974, Garrett-Evangelical affirmed three institutional commitments:

  • church and the Black experience;
  • women and ministry;
  • peace and justice.

 Today, additional institutional commitments have extended to address changing needs of the culture and of the student body. The following centers and institutes have been established to enrich seminary life, to allow students, faculty, and the church to interact in programs of mutual interest, and to bring new perspectives to the community. They operate with several different kinds of organization and activities.

Asian American Ministries Stead Center for Ethics and Values
Church and the Black Experience Styberg Preaching Institute
Hispanic/Latino(a) Latin American WomenIMAGES
   

 

 

Asian American Ministries (To Top)

Established by the seminary in 1984, this center serves the needs of Asian American students, pastors, and churches. The office provides services to churches throughout the North Central Jurisdiction by recruiting students for ordained ministry and by training seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders for effective ministry in cross-cultural settings. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , student coordinator or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , faculty director, at 847.866.3974.


 
 Church and the Black Experience (To Top)

Instituted in 1970 as one of the primary emphases of the seminary, CBE focuses on African American experience and ministry. This center responds to the needs of the African American students, pastors, and churches. Its purpose is to ensure the integration of black religious experience into all aspects of seminary life, including student recruitment, faculty development, curriculum planning, and special programs. Its aims are instituted by incorporating the African American experience into existing curricula, rather than establishing separate black studies programs; by the endowment of scholarships for black students; and by the establishment of a parity committee made up of equal numbers of black and white faculty. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , director, at 847-866-3984.


 

 

Hispanic/Latino (a) -  Latin American Center (To Top)

Established in 1988, this center seeks to bring Hispanic culture and experience into the life of the seminary and provide continuing education to the church. It strives to serve the needs of Hispanic and Latin American students, pastors, and churches. The office provides services to churches throughout the North Central Jurisdiction by recruiting students for ordained ministry and by training seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders for effective ministry in cross-cultural settings. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847.866.3931 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847.866.3867, advisors.


 
Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values (To Top)

An endowed center, the ethics center draws together seminary resources, graduate professional schools, area pastors, and laity to address the compelling ethical issues facing contemporary society; e.g., technological interventions at the beginning and ending of life; war and religion; the plight of children in the cities; the environment; and human experimentation. It seeks to bring a theological perspective to these issues of ecumenical and international scope. Special lecture series and seminars are among the settings which will bring religious communities, seminary scholars, and university colleagues together with the Garrett-Evangelical community. You can contact Brent Waters, director, at 847.866.3915 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


 
Styberg Preaching Institute
(To Top)

Endowed in 2005, the institute exists to form Christian leaders in the theological and practical disciplines necessary to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ faithfully in the context of contemporary cultures. The resources and programs of the institute are available to students, pastors, and alums. For more information, contact Gennifer Brooks, director, at 847.866.3888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



 WomenIMAGES (Women in Ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary) (To Top)

Established in the early 1970s to provide programs and act as a catalyst for the whole community, this center provides community and educational opportunities for women and seeks to create a nonsexist context for theological education. The center offers student-organized opportunities for learning and advocacy. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , advisor, at 847.866.4549.

 

Chicagoland

Garrett-Evangelical was founded more than 150 years ago on an inspiration and a gift from civic leader and philanthropist Eliza Garrett. She selected a bucolic lakefront site in a grove of oaks a dozen or so miles north of the maddening crowd in downtown Chicago, where her husband served as mayor. The town that grew up by the seminary was eventually incorporated as Evanston, named for John Evans, who helped Eliza Garrett realize her dream for this place of theological study.

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Today, Garrett-Evangelical is intimately connected with Chicago, and students take advantage of the abundant opportunities offered by the world-class city looming just south of the campus.

  • Through ACTS (Association of Chicago Theological Schools), our students have access to courses at 11 Chicagoland seminaries.
  • Through Garrett's collaboration with SCUPE (Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education), students have an opportunity to earn an Urban Ministry Concentration.
  • Through a 150-year relationship with Northwestern University, our students can enroll in courses and use libraries at one of the nation's most prestigious universities.
  • Beyond the classroom, students choose from a wide range of urban, suburban and even rural sites for field education.
  • And when it's time to relax, students snap pictures by "The Bean" at Millennium Park... take in a play in Chicago theater district... revel in the wonderfully diverse music scene at clubs throughout the city... ride the El to nearby Wrigley Field and relish a Chicago-style hotdog at a Cubs game... soak up sunshine at one of Chicago's many sandy beaches... bicycle on miles and miles of lakefront trails... and take sailing lessons on Lake Michigan through the seminary's connection with Northwestern University.

 

As you will see while exploring these links, when it comes to Chicago, our students' urban education (and adventure) is limited only by their imagination.

Visit the links below to learn more about what extraordinary opportunities this city presents:

City of Chicago   Chicago Sports
Centers, Museums, Institutes   Chicago Universities
Chicagoland Sites    

 

 City of Chicago (To Top)

Chicago "L"

City of Chicago

Neighborhoods

O'Hare International Airport

Midway International Airport


 

 Centers, Museums, Institutes (To Top)

The Art Institute of Chicago

DuSable Museum

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Museum Campus (Field Museum, Sheed Aquarium, Adler Planetarium)

The Newberry Library

Oriental Institute

Smith Museum of Stained Glass

Spertus Center for Jewish Studies


 

 Chicagoland Sites (To Top)

Baha'i Temple

Buckingham Fountain

Buddy Guy's Legends (Blues Club)

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Temple

Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Studio

John Hancock Building

Lakefront Path

Lincoln Park Zoo

Millennium Park

Navy Pier

North Avenue Beach

Northly Island and Charter One Pavilion

The Second City

Soldier Field

United Center

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

Wrigley Field


 

 Sports (To Top)

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bulls

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Fire

Chicago White Sox

Chicago Sky


 

 Chicago Universities (To Top)

DePaul University

Loyola University

Northwestern University

University of Chicago

UIC (University of Illinois Chicago)

Student Organizations

 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to offer a number of diverse student organizations that foster community, leadership opportunities, scholarship, dialogue, and awareness.

If students desire to initiate other groups, theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is available to carry on dialogue in exploring new options.

Asian/Asian-American Student Association     Order of St. Luke
Chapel Choir     Order of St. Philip
Covenant Group     Praise Ensemble
Ecclesia Liturgical Dance Group     Sacred Worth
Forum for Evangelical Theology     Theta Alpha Kappa
Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarians     WomenIMAGES
Gospel Ensemble      

 

 The Asian/Asian-American Student Association (To Top)

The Asian/Asian-American Student Association is a student group which includes US citizens and international Asians on student visas. Its primary purpose is to provide support and fellowship and to promote an awareness of Asian culture and customs in the seminary community.

 


 

 Chapel Choir (To Top)

The seminary choir sings during chapel services each week and rehearses two times a week. Choir members can earn one unit of credit for participating in the choir for three complete quarters.
Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Organist: Kathy Heetland

 


 

 Covenant Group (To Top)

Covenant groups, such as prayer groups and theological reflection groups, are organized by student initiative. Their purpose is to facilitate Christian fellowship and reflection within the community. Covenant groups sometimes form around a specific intention such as the exploration of new worship literature, Bible study, or a specific theological discussion topic. Faculty often assists in the development of these groups. The Director of Spiritual Formation and the Dean of Students provide support and staff assistance. The Director of Special Services also assists in finding appropriate meeting places for covenant groups. The Chairperson of the Spiritual Formation Committee assists in coordinating these groups. Orientation and organizing dates take place at the beginning of each semester.
Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 Ecclesia Liturgical Dance Group (To Top)

The ministry of Ecclesia is to provide students of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to serve God through liturgical dance. This ministry will be geared towards diverse skill levels and it will incorporate different forms of liturgical dance expressions.

 



 Forum for Evangelical Theology (To Top)

The purpose of this forum is to engage in conversation about the Christian faith from an evangelical perspective. This forum is led by a team of seminary students.

 


 

 Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarians (G-EBS) (To Top)

The purpose of G-EBS is to promote scholarship and fellowship among African American students and to sensitize the seminary community to the black religious experience. The group sponsors programs, worship services, and other activities that affirm and encourage appreciation for African American customs, culture, and religious traditions. Membership is open to African Americans and international students from Africa and the Caribbean.
Faculty Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Co-Chairs:

 



 Gospel Ensemble (To Top)

This ensemble is open to all persons who enjoy singing gospel music. Rehearsals, on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm, are prayerful, spirit-filled fellowship times which often provide a needed lift after a long day of classes. The ensemble performs a variety of music - anthems, spirituals, hymns, traditional and contemporary gospel - for the Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern communities.
Director: Kelly Tiebout

 



 Order of St. Luke (To Top)

This religious order in the United Methodist Church is dedicated to sacramental and liturgical scholarship, education, and practice. It was founded in 1946 to strengthen Christians in their spiritual journey through a life of disciplined prayer with a strong emphasis on the sacraments as means of grace. Its moving and sustaining force is that vision of John and Charles Wesley that sought to bring about a sacrament as well as evangelical revival in the church. Activities of the seminary chapter include educational events focusing on worship, community worship events, and other activities that develop spiritual growth.
Formation Officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 Order of St. Philip (To Top)

The Order Of Saint Philip is dedicated to evangelism and evangelistic scholarship, education, and practice.  The Order strives to be active in the Garrett-Evangelical community, as well as the surrounding areas and world at large. We strive to be an order that is a diverse community of peoples, lay and clergy, from numerous denominations, seeking to share the Good News of God's love and eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.
Faculty Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Rep:

 

 


 

 

 Praise Ensemble (To Top)

This singing group was formed to introduce the seminary community to the latest music of contemporary Christian musicians. They generally participate in the Thursday morning chapel services.
Director: Andrew Collins

 



 Sacred Worth (To Top)

This group is concerned about the dignity, rights, and issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and Tran gendered communities at the seminary, in the church, and in society. Activities include gay awareness month, chapel services, and community forums. An effort is made to recognize the rights of everyone and to celebrate each soul, gay or straight.
Faculty Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



 Theta Alpha Kappa (To Top)

Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) is the national honor society for Religious Studies and Theology. Students. It is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology. Garrett-Evangelical students with at least a 3.5 GPA and who have completed half of their degree requirements are nominated for membership. You can learn more about TAK here.

 


 

 WomenIMAGES (Women In Ministry At Garrett-Evangelical Seminary) (To Top)


This organization focuses on women in ministry, affirms openness and receptivity to women throughout the seminary, and gives special attention to the concerns of women in church and society. The seminary is committed to addressing the special educational needs of women, as well as creating a non-sexist and inclusive environment for theological education. Student representatives present the visibility, leadership, and perspectives of women through participation in student governance structures.
Faculty Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Co-Chairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



Student Council

 The Student Council at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is comprised of Garrett-Evangelical students (and two advisors) that meet monthly. Its purpose in relation to the Garrett-Evangelical community is

  • To actively promote intentional and thorough information sharing among the faculty body, the student body, and the administrative body
  • To enable each body (faculty, student, and administrative) to remain responsibly informed about committee work and current issues within the academic, administrative, spiritual, and social lives of the Garrett-Evangelical community
  • To provide each body with a structure that convenes to discuss issues, set goals, and priorities, and organize to further these goals, as well as to further the quality of life within the Garrett-Evangelical community as a whole
  • To incorporate each body into the decision-making process of the Garrett-Evangelical community

Its purpose in relation to the student body is

  • To promote dialogue within the student body
  • To build a sense of community and solidarity
  • To empower the student body by enabling it to come together as one body to asses needs, to address areas of concern, and, as a united student body seeking to express itself as a community of faith, to set priorities and actively work for them
Student Council Officers       Student Council Committees

 

 Student Council Officers 2013-2014 (To Top)

Female Co-Chair: Pamela Keys
Male Co-Chair: Thomas Yang
Parliamentarian: Jake Ohlemiller
Treasurer: Nicholas Grove
Secretary: Brenda Kostner
Student Life Representative/University Relations: Christer Mawia
Spiritual Formation Representative: Lauren Rheingans
Student Funds Representative: Christine Wilke
Trustee: Emily Lutz
Trustee: Stanley Giles
Trustee: Eddie Crise
Trustee: Jessica Baker

 Student Council Committees(To Top)

The following five committees, each focused on specific aspects of community life at Garrett-Evangelical, are composed of voting members of the Student Council. Elected membership of each committee includes the chairperson, 3 returning students and 1 first-year or new transfer student.

Academic Programs:
This committee is concerned with all academic policy. Members of the committee will serve on the following selected faculty committees: Masters Degrees, Library, Internationalizations/Cross Cultural, and Lecture.

Student Life:
This committee is concerned with organizing activities that will enhance the student life of the Garrett-Evangelical community.

Spiritual Formation:
This committee is concerned with the sacramental, liturgical, devotional, and spiritual life of the Garrett-Evangelical community. The committee appoints one member to the faculty worship committee.

Student Fund:
This fund was established in 1991. Each year the fund assists students who experience an emergency that places them in unexpected financial need. Student Fund distribution is administered by a committee of students in a procedure that protects the anonymity of the applicants. Applications for funds may be obtained from the office of the Dean of Students. This committee meets as applications are received to make determinations for distribution. Blessings flow both ways as the fund also provides an opportunity for students to give. Donations for this fund are received at any time in the cashier’s office.

Because of the emergency nature of this committee, elected members must be available to be in communication with the Dean of Students and with each other throughout the full calendar year of their term.

University Relations:
This committee is concerned with the relationship between Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University. The committee focuses on communication, promotion, and encouragement of participation in the life of both campuses in the area of academics, campus ministry, and religious life.

 

Student Life

Greetings!  Welcome to an active community which encourages your participation.

Garrett-Evangelical student organizations are committed to enriching the lives of our students both within and outside the classroom.  From our small covenant groups to our sharing a free meal for all students during our Wednesday evening Community Time, we endeavor to ensure that your time at Garrett-Evangelical will be seen as a model of holistic abundant life.  Our programs are designed to provide opportunities for students to engage one another in ways that foster an appreciation for our splendid diversity while creatively teaching practical ministry and leadership skills on a campus setting which is simply breathtaking.

Meditate by the lake. Worship in the chapel. Workout in the gym. Explore Chicago. Do all that and much more. Sound interesting? Find out more as you review these pages about Student Life.

Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful

 

Worship Services

 The chapel ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary provides opportunities to praise and worship God, to grow spiritually, and to learn together about ministries of preaching and worship. There are many opportunities for Garrett-Evangelical students to be involved in the worship service as liturgists, musicians, preachers, and more.

Three patterns of worship in the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary address different needs, schedules, and traditions within our community, as well as providing rich worship and learning experiences for those who can participate in all three. They are:

Word and Table   Gospel   Contemporary


For more information, please contact:

Anne Ferguson, Dean of the Chapel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 217-474-4257
Ron Anderson, Director of Music, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847-866-3875.

 

Word and Table Service - Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. (To Top)

PH07_Chapel_Lallene_Speaks_at_Installation_H_3-07The Tuesday worship service in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful is a Service of Word and Table as outlined in The United Methodist Hymnal, The United Methodist Book of Worship, and in worship books of other U.S. Protestant denominations. Reflecting the growing convergence among these churches concerning the theology and practice of worship, it includes four key elements:

  1. Gathering
  2. The Service of the Word
  3. The Service of the Table
  4. Going Forth

The cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary and Christian year shape the prayers, sermon, music, and other arts in each worship service

The primary musical instrument in this service is the voice of the congregation supported by choir, organ, piano and other instruments. The United Methodist Hymnal and its supplement The Faith We Sing are the primary, though not the only, source for congregational song in this service. The Tuesday Chapel Choir also provides leadership for singing the psalms and presents choral music drawn from a wide range of the Church's musical traditions.

 

Gospel Service - Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (To Top)

preachingWednesday evening worship in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful at Garrett-Evangelical provides students a more informal worship style and incorporates a glimpse of the African American church experience. With the belief that what is best in the African American church experience offers gifts to all people, this service features biblical preaching, extemporaneous prayer, and songs expressing the sorrows and joys of a people free in the Spirit who yet seek freedom from all forms of oppression in this world. The Eucharist is celebrated on the first Wednesday of each month

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Gospel Choir, open to people of all races, is the musical ensemble for this service; it sings songs in the tradition of the African American church experience. The worship team for this service endeavors to cultivate an atmosphere of freedom in expression and individual worship style. Active participation in worship is encouraged. We gather expecting that God will meet us to provide sanctuary in the midst of busy lives and spiritual nutrition for the journey of faith.

 

Contemporary Service - Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. (To Top)

praisebandThe Thursday chapel service in Garrett-Evangelical's Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful sounds the rhythms of contemporary generations; it is "worship with a beat." Congregational song led by a praise ensemble including voice, keyboard, guitars, and percussion surrounds praise, prayer, and proclamation. The Eucharist is celebrated on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Video projection technology replaces bulletins in order to enhance the service with visual images and enable embodied participation. In this worship service the seminary seeks, through authentic preaching and liturgical creativity, to join relevance to twenty-first century life with deep theological reflection. We hope that this service will provide students with models for contemporary and alternative worship services in local churches.

 

 Weddings and Other Services in our Chapels

Both the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful and Howes Chapel are available to the public for weddings and other services.  Inquiries about availability and fees should be directed to Diana Ahn, the Hospitality and Housing Coordinator.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847.866.3950

About the Chapel

 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has a rich, intricate history behind its formation. Garrett-Evangelical's Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful also has a beautiful history. Beginning in 1924 with the dedication of original Garrett-Biblical Institute chapel, to the expanision in 1952, to the renovations and renaming in 1992, the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful has undergone a number of changes but continues to serve the Garrett-Evangelical community as a gathering space for the named and unnamed faithful.

The Original Chapel The Chapel Organ
The Expanded Chapel The Narthex Windows
The Chapel Windows Other Chapel Additions
The Present Chapel  

 

 

GbiChapelThe Original Chapel (To Top)

The original Garrett Biblical Institute (GBI) chapel was part of the new wing that was added to the main building during the presidency of Charles Macaulay Stuart, who served from 1912-1924. It was named Stuart Chapel and was dedicated on June 10, 1924. The original windows, described in a paper by Stuart, were made of white opaque glass decorated with biblical figures and symbolic emblems.

 

 

 1951ChapelAdditionToRecitationBld.2The Expanded Chapel (To Top)

In 1952, the chapel was expanded and dedicated during the tenure of Horace Greeley Smith, who was president from 1932-1953. It was used extensively during the seminary's centennial festivities.

 

 

1951ChapelAdditionToRecitationBldIn 1954, GBI hosted the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches. The theme, "Christ the Hope of the World," inspired Professor Georgia Harkness to write "Hope of the World," which appears in the United Methodist Hymnal. The hymn is traditionally sung each year during the recessional at the seminary's commencement.

 

 

 

 

 The Chapel Windows (To Top)

The three chancel windows were given in 1952 by Evaline Howes, who also provided funds for the Howes Chapel. They are in memory of her husband Frank Howes, a longtime supporter and trustee of the seminary, who died in 1933.

Each of the three windows is crowned with a heroric figure of Christ. Below are scenes of important events in the gospel story. At the sides and in the center of the windows are a series of half-circles and armatures presenting various Christian teachings or symbols.

On the right, in the window of invitation, Christ stands upon the shore of Galilee and invites us to "come." Above him is a dove, representing the Holy Spirit. The main panels below present The Temptation, Call of the Fisherman, and Christ and the Children.

At the left, in the window of teaching, Christ is seated on the Mount and asks us to "learn." Over him is the creative hand of God. Beneath are scenes that depict The Lord's Prayer, In the Synagogue, and The Beatitudes.

In the center, or commission window, the resurrected and ascending Christ commands us to "go." bove are the praying hands of human devotion. In the panels below are The Great Confession, Baptism, and The Lord's Supper.

The windows along the chapel walls were installed from time to time between 1954 and 1962. The names of those memorialized are shown beneath each window.

On the north (right) side of the chapel the windows represent forerunners of the gospel. The upper panels are selected from the Old Testament while the lower series is chosen from the history of the church before the Reformation.

They are, from east to west (back to front): Creation, The Martyrs; Abraham, Augustine of Hippo; Moses, The Eastern Churches; David, Missionary Expansion; Amos, The Mendicant Orders; Isaiah's Vision, The Scholastics; Jeremiah, Faith and Art; Job, Pietism; John the Baptist, John Wycliff.

On the south side are the windows that witness to the gospel. The upper panels are selected from the New Tesament while the lower sections show persons and movements in church history since the Reformation.

These windows are to be read from the front to the rear (west to east): Peter's Confession, Luther at Worms; Pentecost, The Reformed Churches; (above exit door) St. Paul; The Four Gospel Writers, The English Reformation; Faithful Laypeople, The Free Churches; The Epistles, The Evangelical Revival, and American Methodism; The Fourth Gospel, Missions (Isabelle Thoburn, Methodist missionary to India and John Stewart, first Methodist missionary to the Indians); Revelation, Unity (WCC Second Assembly in 1954).

 

 

 The Present Chapel (To Top)

Renovations for the present chapel began in 1991. On May 28, 1992, the completed chapel was dedicated "to the glory of God in memory of the Unnamed Faithful."

chapel3_copyThe chapel is designed to express the seminary's understanding of corporate worship, where brothers and sisters in Christ gather, not as observers but as family members around a common table. Moveable chairs and liturgical furniture make possible a variety of seating arrangements. This flexibility allows for creative worship settings. It also accommodates lectures, concerts, drama, and other events.

Encounter with God occurs in a real world, a world as real as the stable of Bethlehem. The warm materials and subtle tones of the floor, furniture and liturgical elements - and the colors used on the walls, ceiling, and trim - suggest the earthly rather than the exotic. Yet the majestic stained-glass windows seem completely at home. In fact, they appear more brilliant than ever in their muted setting. Along the walls on both sides of the chapel new indirect lighting adds a soft glow.

The clay quarry tile on the floor harmonizes in both appearance and performance. It provides acoustical excellence for the new pipe organ and other musical instruments, as well as for singing and speaking.

The addition of air conditioning also serves more than one purpose. On the feeling level, it provides relief during the warm-weather gatherings. Throughout the hot and humid months, the chapel now offers cool comfort for students attending services and classes during summer school and pastors' course of study school. Functionally it preserves the organ, which needs controlled humidity and temperature for optimum performance.

 

 

 The Chapel Organ (To Top)

In February 1992, a truck bearing the pipe organ's thousands of parts arrived at the seminary from Quebec, Canada. It took weeks for artisans and technicians from Casavant Freres Limitee to put all the pieces together.

The organ has three manuals. There are 28 stops, 40 ranks, and 2242 pipes. The console, which is detached from the organ, is mounted on moveable casters. Its versatility of position is in keeping with the seminary's concept of creative worship settings.

More important, however, is the story behind the organ. In 1923, during the presidency of Charles Macaulay Stuart, Murray and Dorothy Leiffer began their studies at GBI. After they graduated, the Leiffers taught at the Chicago Training School for two years and in 1929 were invited to join the GBI faculty.

During the decades that followed, their consuming passion was the preparation of ministers and scholars. They frequently entertained students in their home. After they retired in 1973 to LaJolla, California, they continued to support the seminary through their prayers, personal friendship, and financial gifts.

In 1987, the Leiffers collaborated on Enter the Old Portals, a book of reminiscences that spanned their 50 years at the seminary. In October 1990, they were installed in the Founder's Society, their names etched in stone on the wall of the library archives.

Generous support from the Leiffers, who were two of the earliest advocates for the remodeling of the seminary chapel, helped make the project possible. In the summer of 1990, during their regular evening devotions and hymn-sing, the Leiffers decided to gift the chapel with a new pipe organ in memory of their only child, Donald J. Leiffer, who died in early adulthood. Their hope was that they would live to hear the organ played.

But Murray's death on February 1, 1992, and Dorothy's advanced illness prevented them from realizing that dream. The organ arrived a week after Murray died. In the words of President Fisher: "It is consoling to know that Murray the new organ in anticipation. 'Those all died in faith.' says the author of Hebrews, 'not having received what was promised, but having seen it and greeted it from afar... Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God for (God) has prepared for them a city.'" (11:13,16 RSV)

The Donal J. Leiffer Memorial Organ and the renovated chapel were dedicated on May 28, 1992. Said President Fisher, "As in past years many experienced the Leiffers' friendship, so in a real sense present and future generations (of students and faculty) who gather in this place dedicated for worship will continue to enjoy the Leiffers' hospitality."

 

 

 The Narthex Windows (To Top)

On the west wall of the narthex at either side of the center doors are four windows that were added as part of the 1992 renovation of the chapel. They illustrate women of the Bible; church leaders who reflect the seminary's commitment to ecumenism and inclusiveness; and women historically related to the seminary.

Window one (south to north) depicts Miriam and Ruth of the Old Testament; Mary Magdalene and Phoebe from the New Testament.

Shown in window two are Maceo DuBoise Pembroke, Sr., 1919-1981, Garrett alumnus, trustee, and churchman who nurtured countless young African-Americans in the Christian faith; Mortimer Arias, seminary president, bishop emeritus, Evangelical Methodist Church, Bolivia; Margaret Hawk, Sioux Indian lay women at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and mentor to many Native Americans; Okgill Kim, 1921-1990, second president (1961-1979) of Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

Window three includes Leontine T.C. Kelly, first Black woman bishop of the United Methodist Church; Luisa Garcia Acosta (Gonzalez), 1908-1977, who devoted her life to education as author, school teacher and principal in Havana, Cuba; Peter Gordon Gould, 1900-1988, first native of Alaska to become a fully ordained Methodist minister, a founder of Alaska Methodist University; D.T. Niles, 1908-1970, of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), cross-cultural missions pioneer, evangelist, college principal, and a president of the World Council of Churches.

The fourth window shows Eliza Clark Garrett, 1805-1855, founder of Garrett Biblical Institute in 1853; Georgia Harkness, 1891-1974, first woman to teach in a school of theology in the United States, professor at GBI from 1939-1950; Marjorie Matthews, 1916-1986, visiting professor at G-ETS, appointed to the United Methodist episcopacy in 1980, the first woman bishop of any major denomination in modern times; Lucy Rider Meyer, 1849-1922, founder of the Chicago Training School in 1885 and its principal until 1917.

 

 

 Other Chapel Additions (To Top)

The renovated balcony contains an enclosed booth that permits regulation of a variety of lighting and sound. The new sound system allows for audio and video recordings from any location in teh chapel. Also upstairs is a refurbished classroom and TV studio as well as storage space for choral music and choir robes. A second stairway has been added for easy access to the balcony from the sanctuary.

The media center, in which there is a video viewing room, and another classroom/studio are located off the narthex. Also added is a sacristry that includes water, a sink, and extensive cabinetry for storage of worship materials.

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      Employment is divided into two categories by USCIS, on-campus and off-campus

    On-campus employment

    An international student may accept employment on the campus where he/she is currently enrolled in a full course of study. On-campus employment means work that is performed on the school premises including "on location" commercial organizations providing a service for the institution such as a food service and bookstores.

    On-campus work is limited to a maximum of 20 hours or less per week during the academic year and full time or 40 hours per week during vacation periods. Employment is not permitted after completion of the degree unless it is part of a designated practical experience suggested by the student's academic adviser.

    Students may apply for campus employment in any seminary department such as the United Library, Buildings and Grounds, or other specific offices that employ students. The student must have the necessary qualifications for the position and must interview with the supervisor of the department to be accepted for a job. If accepted for the position, the Dean of Students must be notified immediately. See Eligibility and Procedures.

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    A request to work off-campus may be based only on practical training required for completion of the degree or unforeseen severe economic hardship.

    Students may not work off-campus without permission from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Most employers are aware of the regulations regarding employing F-1 students (non-resident aliens).

    A student requesting employment due to economic hardship must be able to demonstrate to the Dean of Students that she/he:

    1. Has been in F-1 status for one full academic year
    2. Has maintained a good academic standing, is enrolled full-time and the acceptance of employment will not interfere with course work.
    3. Can demonstrate that employment is necessary because of severe economic hardship due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the student's control.
    4. Has explored the possibility of on-campus employment and there are no opportunities sufficient to meet his/her needs.

    The Dean of Students must certify to the USCIS that on-campus employment is unavailable or insufficient to meet the student's needs. Appropriate USCIS forms must be completed and submitted to the regional USCIS office. Supporting documentation from the student and the adviser must be attached to the application requesting permission for employment. The USCIS will notify the student of the decision.

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