MedAdvance, RAC Updates, and more

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| Jun 14, 2021

"This Week on the Hill" is a weekly roundup of campus news, announcements, and events from Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College.


MedAdvance 2021

There has never been a greater urgency for the gospel to reach the nations.  Healthcare missions are opening doors to a hurting world and granting access to unreached peoples and places in very unique ways. Join hundreds of healthcare professionals, students, and church leaders at Southwestern Seminary, August 5-7 to learn more.

  • Connect with IMB missionaries and leaders for networking and questions. 
  • Discover how God is at work as healthcare missionaries share stories from around the world. 
  • Learn how you can serve God’s mission at home and overseas using your God-given talent, skills, and experience in the healthcare field.  

You can be a part of providing help and hope to those who have never heard the gospel.

Unclaimed Items Final Announcements

The RAC has unclaimed items that were removed from the lockers due to the COVID-19 shut down last summer. Please stop by the RAC and collect your items before the end of the week. All unclaimed items not picked up by Friday, June 18, 2021, will be donated to charity.

Lunch & Learn: The Tools You Need to Support Your Team

You are invited to the inaugural session of our Lunch and Learn series for supervisors (anyone with direct reports):

From Babies to Backaches: How FMLA Empowers Your Team When Medical Needs Arise

Whether it’s a long-awaited child or an unexpected illness, your team will eventually face medical needs. And if we’re unprepared, we can end up overworked, understaffed, stressed, and confused.

But the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to give us the support we need to care for our health and our families while remaining vital members of our team. And best of all, our Human Resources team will guide you through the entire process.

So join us on Wednesday, June 23, at 11:30 AM in Truett Conference Room to learn when and how your team can stay strong, even when medical issues interrupt our lives.

RSVP to Deanna Kiser at by end-of-day Friday, June 18th at 3 PM in order to reserve your lunch.

And stay tuned for more Lunch and Learns, where you’ll learn:

  • How to staff your teams quickly and effectively
  • How to clock your team’s time without wasting yours
  • What to do when your team member gets injured
  • How to promote your events across the campus
  • And more!

Campus News

Southwestern Seminary announces new name, vision for undergraduate college

"Texas Baptist College exists to glorify God by providing trustworthy Christian higher education for more faithful Kingdom service."

The undergraduate school of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is now “Texas Baptist College,” President Adam W. Greenway announced today.

“Texas Baptist College is going to be a tremendous educational enterprise that will enrich its students’ lives and impact our world through their service,” Greenway said. “I believe few changes we have implemented in recent years at Southwestern Seminary have as far-reaching potential as the new name, vision, and leadership for our college.”
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Southwestern Seminary alumna, women's ministry leader Ashley Allen named director of news and information

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumna and Baptist women’s ministry leader Ashley Allen has been named director of news and information, the school’s administration announced today.

“I am delighted to welcome back home to the Dome Ashley Allen, an alumna with a unique combination of ministry, academic and professional experience that makes her an exceptionally qualified person to fill this leadership position in our Office of Communications,” said President Adam W. Greenway. “Her addition to our administrative staff underscores our resolve to elevate God-called women to all places of service consistent with our high view of Scripture and the Baptist Faith and Message.”

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Revised and expanded 'Profiles of Faithfulness' highlights 38 'legacy servants' of Southwestern Seminary

Seminary Hill Press, the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is releasing during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Nashville a revised and expanded edition of Profiles of Faithfulness. The book tells the stories of men and women who played key roles in establishing and stewarding the seminary’s vision from its founding in 1908 to the present day. Originally published in 2019 with 16 profiles, this new volume profiles an additional 22 “legacy servants.”

Attendees to the Southwestern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon to be held during the SBC annual meeting will receive free copies. The luncheon will also honor three new distinguished alumni: D. Hance Dilbeck, Thomas J. Nettles, and the late Roy J. Fish.

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