Alumni/ae and Friends Day 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11AM

Alumni/ae and Friends Day 2012 Join us on March 21 to reconnect with Alumni/ae and Friends of Claremont School of Theology. This year's keynote speaker is Phyllis Tickle.

Wednesday, March 21
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Each year, the Alumni/ae and Friends of Claremont School of Theology have the opportunity to reconnect on campus, learn from the best scholars and practitioners in theology, and celebrate the accomplishments of their peers. All are welcome to participate in this exciting day.


The cost to attend is $40 per person. Register Now.

For questions, please call (909) 447-2545.


8:30 a.m. Registration at Mudd Theater
9:00 a.m. The 2012 Jean L. Wickett Lecture given by Phyllis Tickle
Emerging Christianity: An Interim Report
10:00 a.m. Break and refreshments
10:30 a.m. Panel response to the lecture
11:00 a.m. Q&A with Phyllis Tickle and the Panel
12:00 p.m. Lunch on the Chapel Lawn
1:00 p.m. Conclusion

About our Keynote Speaker

Phyllis Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject. In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most recently The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why and The Words of Jesus, A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord. She is also the author of the notable and popular The Divine Hours series of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer. Tickle, who was with PUBLISHERS WEEKLY until her retirement in 2004, began her career as a college teacher and, for almost ten years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. In September 1996 she received the Mays Award, one of the book industry's most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, and specifically in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion publishing. In 2007 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards "In gratitude for a lifetime as an advocate for fiction written to the glory of God." In 2004, she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University. In 2009 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Park University.

Tickle is a founding member of The Canterbury Roundtable, and serves on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.

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