REL-EVENTS! What's going on at Lyco in Religion and Archaeology this year?

Spring 2010

January 2010:
The new Biblical Archaeology Society "Dig List" is out! Drop by one of our offices (D-319, D-320) to take a look and get ready to sign on for next summer's dig!

Dr. Matt Adams will be teaching a new course this semester on "Building Pyramids in Ancient Egypt" (early state formation) - M/W 8:15 - 10:05 am in FA-107. Check it out!

Monday February 1, 7:00 pm in Snowden Library:
Dr. Richard Hughes will reflect on his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement (in honor of Martin Luther King Day)

Thursday February 4, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
TPAC (Theological Pursuits and Callings) Lunch - For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Wednesday February 17, 4:30 pm in Heim G-9:
Dr. Larry Nees will speak on Charlemagne.

Friday February 19, 3:15 pm in Heim G-11:
Senior Scholars Presentation by Matt Martin on Israelite Altars.

Tuesday February 23, 7:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Dr. Pamela Gaber will speak on recent excavations at Idalion, Cyprus.

Thursday February 25, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
TPAC (Theological Pursuits and Callings) Lunch - For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Friday March 12th: Art Trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Friday March 12, 3:15 pm in Heim G-11:
Senior Scholars Presentations by Valerie King on the Israelite Four-Room House, and Sean McGrath on trade in ancient Cyprus.

Saturday March 13, 3:00 pm: IndyFest!

Thursday March 18, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
TPAC (Theological Pursuits and Callings) Lunch - For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Friday March 19, 3:15 pm in Heim G-11:
Senior Scholars Presentation by Sara Jackson on the Status of Women in Ancient Egypt.

Friday March 26, 3:15 pm in Heim G-11:
Senior Scholars Presentation by Ian Shepherd

Friday April 9th, 5:00 pm in Honors Hall:
Induction Ceremony for Theta Alpha Kappa Religion Honor Society.

Monday April 19th, 8:30 pm at the Knauth's house:
Old Testament Women Seminar Movie Night - Hollywood's Esther

Sunday April 18, 2:00 pm in the Gym:
Honors Convocation. Come see who won this year's Hebrew Prize! Special congratulations to:
Teresa Tickle, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Greek;
Valerie King and Sean McGrath, winners of the Faculty Prize in Archaeology;

Britta Spaulding, winner of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship for doctoral-level graduate study in Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo;
Matt Martin, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion;
Rebecca Schoeneberg, winner of the McDowell Scholarship for Ministry;
Ian Shepherd, winner of the Chieftain and Pax Christi awards.

May Term Digging at Snyder Site! Contact Robin VanAuken if interested in participating.

June 21 - August 6 at Idalion, Cyprus:
Come dig with us! The application deadline is April 25th.

Fall 2009

Every Thursday, 4:00 pm, C-303: Archaeology Colloquium. All are welcome!

Friday September 4th, 8:00 pm, UCM Lounge in Honors Hall: Archaeology Movie Night - Enjoy "The Big Dig" and introductions all around!

Wednesday September 16, 6:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Study Abroad Forum! Learning about other cultures and different viewpoints is a crucial component of the traditional liberal arts education. There is no better way to accomplish this than to study abroad. Find out how YOU can make Study Abroad a part of YOUR education! Come and find out about the possibilities!

Thursday September 17, 4:00 pm, in C-303:
Archaeology Colloquium on recent excavations at Tel Gezer with Dr. Knauth.

Friday September 25th, 7:00 pm in the Schultz Room in Wertz Student Center:
Annual Archaeology Welcome Gathering and Summer Dig / Internship Report
Featuring reports from the field in Israel, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and elsewhere, plus internships!

Join us for dinner beforehand at 6:00 pm - bring up your tray from the caf!
Meet fellow Archaeology majors and see what's out there!

Monday September 28th, 6:00 pm in Pennington Lounge:
Passport Acquisitions and Renewals made easy!
Bring your documents (birth certificate and picture ids or previous passport, plus 2 passport photos and $$) and get or renew your passport! For more info, go here.

Monday October 5th, 7:00 pm at Holy Cross Orthodox Church: Public Lecture.

Wednesday October 7, 12:45 pm, in B-309:
Dr. Bill Dever will speak on "Israelite Origins" for REL 226: Biblical Archaeology!

Thursday October 8, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
TPAC (Theological Pursuits and Callings) Lunch - For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Thursday October 8, 4:00 pm, in FA-107:
Archaeology Colloquium with Dr. Golahny, Art History.

Saturday October 10th, 9:00-10:00 am, Burchfield Lounge in Wertz:
Homecoming Weekend Archaeology Alumni Reception.

Wednesday October 14, 5:30 pm, Snowden Library Archive:
Women's Stories and Folklore with Fiona Powell.

Thursday October 13, 4:00 pm, in C-303:
Archaeology Colloquium with Dr. Matt Adams on excavations at Mendes, Egypt!

Thursday October 13, 7:30 pm, in Heim G-11:
Public Archaeology Lecture with Dr. Matt Adams on excavations at Megiddo, Israel!

Monday October 19, 7:00 pm, at Penn College:
Holocaust Survivor to speak

Wednesday October 21, 4:00 pm, in Snowden Library Archives:
Holocaust Survivor to speak

Friday October 23:
Art Trip to NYC - Metropolitan Art Museum!

Sunday October 25th, 6:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church on W. 4th St.:
A Service of Evensong with Bishop Nathan Baxter.

Monday October 26th, 7:00 pm at Holy Cross Orthodox Church: Public Lecture.

Thursday October 29, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
TPAC (Theological Pursuits and Callings) Lunch! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Friday November 6th, 9:00 pm in Snowden Library: Harry Potter night.

November 18 - 24, New Orleans, LA:
ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) and SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Annual Meetings. Contact Drs. Robin Knauth, Pamela Gaber or Steven Johnson if interested.

Tuesday December 8th, 12:00 in Heim G-11:
Dr. Richard Hughes to speak to the Scholars Seminar.


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