Alumni Day is Oct. 7
Scheduled events include a tribute to emeritus Bill McCartney, Mount Alumni Awards and jazz vespers.
MTSO’s new Alumni Day will begin by honoring a much-admired emeritus professor and end with a rollicking jazz vespers service. At lunch, the latest Mount Alumni Award recipients will be honored, and the afternoon will bring campus tours, fellowship time and a demonstration of the ways MTSO is living into the future of theological education.
All alumni – as well as former Methesco faculty and staff members – are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect.
Alumni Day features events from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, just as fall colors begin to appear on the canopy of trees gracing the MTSO campus. All events are being presented at no cost to guests, though everyone who plans to attend is asked to RSVP. This advance registration will help with food preparation and other planning.
A full slate of events is planned.
- 10 a.m. – Join us for a continental breakfast.
- 10:30 a.m. – A morning service of thanksgiving will honor Emeritus Professor of Field Education Bill McCartney. Emeritus President Ned Dewire will preach.
- 11:45 a.m. – The John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service will be presented at a luncheon in the Cafe at Dunn Dining Hall. This year’s honorees are Karen Oehl (M.Div. ’96) and Ronald Payne (M.Div. ’66).
- 1:15 p.m. – Professor Diane Lobody and Jeremy Huffer, MTSO’s director of instructional design, present “The Classroom of Tomorrow, Today.” They will demonstrate how educational technology is being used in new ways – throughout and well beyond the campus – to enhance learning.
- 2:15 p.m. – Enjoy a student ministry fair, afternoon refreshments and hospitality.
- 3:30 p.m. – A combo featuring Hammond B-3 organist and MTSO alumnus Michael Padula will lead jazz vespers service. This fresh approach to great hymns of the church will bring a special day to an inspiring close.
See you Oct. 7.