On the August Calendar

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Much of what’s on the Women’s Center’s calendar for the month of August has to do with the preliminary beginnings of the new school year. We are looking forward to Wednesday, August 10 and the Seminary’s annual Ice Cream Social, the traditional beginning of it all for incoming students, and of the new round of the academic calendar for everyone else. After that, Saturday, August 13 begins Transforming Seminary Education (TSE), an in-depth academic orientation for incoming seminarians. We are eager to meet the members of this year’s incoming class, and wish each of them well as they take their first steps in theological education here.

August brings us towards the end of some planning cycles and the beginning of others. There is still time to get in on the planning for the Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture (Here’s more information about this event!) — the planning group will meet Wednesday, August 17 at 1:00 in the Women’s Center, over a light lunch. We’ll review the plans in place, check progress, and formulate steps for putting the finishing touches on the event plans.

August will also be the time to get in on the ground floor for planning for an encore Women’s Center production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. An initial organizational meeting is tentatively slated for Friday, August 19 at 1:00 in the Women’s Center. The production is planned for V-Week 2012, February 13-17. The Vagina Monologues expresses in dramatic form what is at stake for women, and for humanity, in the continuing epidemic of violence against women and girls, and presses for a re-orientation towards pleasure and away from pain.

The Women’s Center will be closed Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5 for les vacances, and will re-open Tuesday, August 9 at 1:00.

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Help fund the upcoming Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture and other Women’s Center programs during our Summer Donation Days!

You can go to OUR ONLINE DONATION SITE, the LPTS Online Donation Site (designate your gift to the Women’s Center), or send your check payable to LPTS – WOMEN’S CENTER FUND to The Women’s Center at Louisville Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 40205.

Thank you!

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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