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Saturday, October 25--U of Pittsburgh Welcomes ATS Dean Ron Walborn for Bridge Forum: A Livestreamed Event!

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday October 24, 2014

Dr. Ronald Walborn, dean of Alliance Theological Seminary, will be a featured panelist at the University of Pittsburgh’s Bridge Forum on Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive in Pittsburgh, PA. Other panelists will be Rabbi James Gibson, senior rabbi of Sinai Temple and an adjunct at Chatham University and Imam AbduSemi'h Tádése LLB in Shariah and Common Law from the International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan and Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Click here to access the livestream of the event on Saturday, October 25.

The Bridge Forum is an event hosted by Aletheia Community Alliance and is designed to “bridge the gap of theological, philosophical, and intellectual divides that exist among because of one’s faith." Aletheia is the U of Pittsburgh campus church led by Marvin Nelson, College and Church Planting Pastor of Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

OCT 25: Dr. R. Steven Notley Featured Lecturer at Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday October 24, 2014

Dr. R. Steven Notley, Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and director of the Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins program at Nyack College in New York City will be the featured lecturer at Lanier Theological Library located at 14130 Hargrave Rd. in Houston, TX on Saturday, October 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. His presentation is entitled, “Between the Chairs: New Testament Evidence for the Hebrew Jesus Spoke.”

For more information, click here.

OCT 29 & 31: Auditions for Spring 2015 Production of "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday October 24, 2014

Dr. Kevin Pinkham, Nyack College English professor and performing arts advisor, has announced auditions for the cast and crew for the spring 2015 production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!

Auditions and interviews will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Hilltop School and on Friday, October 31 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Hilltop School Auditorium (Costumes are optional).

Interested? Be prepared to present a short (1-5 minute) monologue. Actors will also be asked to play improvisational games and read from the script.

If you’d like to be a part of the working crew, bring a brief résumé describing your experience and be prepared to talk about the work you would can do. If you have no experience, there may still be a place for you!

Students who are accepted will be allowed to earn three credits through ENG 342, but are not required to take the class.

Have questions? Please contact Dr. Pinkham:


NOV. 6 Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith--Book and Panel Discussion

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday October 24, 2014

Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith, is a book presentation and panel discussion on the text written by co-authors, Dr. Soong Chan Rah and Lisa Sharon Harper on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:15 to 9:00 pm at the Nyack College Manhattan campus at 2 Washington Street on the 22nd floor in room 2241.

Dr. Mayra Lopez Humphreys, director of Nyack’s School of Social Work, will serve as moderator and invites the campus community and the public to attend this event that will dig deep into the Christian historical narrative with the esteemed co-authors of Forgive Us and Nyack College faculty panelists.

Panelists are Dr. Vilma Balmaceda, associate professor of political science; Dr. Louis de Caro, assistant professor of church history; Ms. Marcia Herrera, adjunct professor of social work; and Dr. Cleotha Robertson, assistant professor of Old Testament.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

NOV. 5-6: Dr. Kevin Danaher is Fall 2014 Nyack 's Scholars Symposium Plenary Speaker

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday October 24, 2014

The Nyack College Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement (CSGE) will hosts its Sixth Annual Nyack Scholar’s Symposium, “In Search of Global Sustainability.” The two-day event will be held on Wednesday, November 5 at the New York City campus, 2 Washington Street in Manhattan and on Thursday, November 6 at the Rockland County campus at 1 South Boulevard in Nyack.

The plenary speaker will be Dr. Kevin Danaher, a co-founder of Global Exchange (1988), co-founder of FairTradeUSA (1997), founder and executive co-producer of the Green Festivals (2001), and founding executive director of Friends of SF Environment (2012). Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor, and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker. He has written or edited 11 books and co-authored The Green Festival Reader: Fresh ideas from Agents of Change (PoliPoint Press, 2011) with Alisa Gravitz. With Shannon Biggs and Jason Mark he co-wrote Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots (PoliPoint Press, 2010).  Dr. Danaher’s plenary address will address, “The merging of spirituality and science can save humanity form itself.”

CSGE director, Dr. Vilma Balmaceda says, “We anticipate that our moderators and responding panelists on both campuses will stimulate a dynamic scholarly dialogue. It is our hope that this event will continue to go beyond the boundaries of our campus community and grow our audiences to include the communities and neighbors near our New York campuses in Manhattan and in Rockland County.

The Symposium will also include breakout sessions featuring presentations from Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary faculty and students.

For more information on the symposium, visit

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