Friday, September 20, 2013

Travel to Greece!

Would you like to travel to Greece and follow in the footsteps of the apostle Paul?  Next semester, Dr. Aune is offering a course, REL 3SGK “Paul in the Greco-Roman World” that includes a study abroad experience in Greece during Spring Break.  The course, which fulfills both a Humanities Core requirement and a GPS Study Away requirement, is scheduled to meet TTh from 3:05-4:20 throughout January and February in preparation for the Feb 28-March 9 Study Tour.  Students will learn about Paul’s second missionary journey, focusing on the cities that Paul visited (Thessalonica, Philippi, Berea, Athens and Corinth).   

We also learn about Greek culture and the role of the church in society in preparation for our travels.  While in Greece, we visit these cities and investigate historical and archeological evidence for the development of early Christianity.   The tour also includes other important experiences such as a hike on Mount Olympus, a tour of the famous monasteries in the region of Meteora and a one day Greek island cruise.  The program cost (which includes travel, lodging and most of the meals) of $3475 will be billed to your AU account and, depending on your situation, most of the cost could be covered by financial aid or other grants and scholarships.  

Students and community members may participate in the study tour without taking REL 3SGK but you must participate in the study tour to get credit for the course.

      Please join us for one of the information meetings about this study abroad experience:  5PM on Tues Sept 24 or 5PM on Wed Sept 25 in the Rinehart Center Room 18.  

You can also contact Dr. Aune directly ( for more information.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2013 International Peacemaker

Rev. Wilfred ORR
Monday, Oct. 7, 12:15-1:15
The Eagle’s Nest
Come, learn more, find out how you can help.

Rev. Orr has been a leading figure in the Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship and has worked tirelessly to promote both stronger ties between churches of all traditions in the district and between those from different cultural, social and political backgrounds.

Contact, Ashland Religion Department, for more information.