The Scoop – November 30

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chanukkah Celebration with Jesus

Christian Education Association is hosting a table in the HSC on Thursday, Dec. 3 for Chanukkah. Come play dreidle and find out more about the holiday Jesus celebrated at this time of year and how to educate church members. Also grab a donut – part of Chanukkah includes eating fried foods!

Looking for Bible software?

Accordance Bible Software, a Bible study tool used by top scholars worldwide, recently announced an agreement to offer special academic pricing to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary students, staff members and professors. This powerful software is now available in Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad (iOS) formats. Contact Dr. Bill Warren, wwarren@nobts.edu  or (504)282-4455 x3735, for pricing and ordering options.

Helping Student Families this Christmas season

Nominate a family for Holiday Benevolence and make this season brighter for a family in need. Look for a box and nomination forms in the Student Center Atrium and make your nomination from Nov. 9 – Dec. 7.

Christmas Photo Opportunity

Stop by the Bunyan Courtyard and enjoy the Christmas decorations that are new to the campus decorations this year. The beautiful area will be lit through Christmas for your enjoyment.

Prayer leader needed to serve Louisiana Legislature 

The Institute for Faith and the Public Square is looking for a volunteer coordinator for a prayer ministry that will serve members of the Louisiana Legislature.  If you are interested or would like more information, contact Dr. Lloyd Harsch at lharsch@nobts.edu.

Flu Vaccine Vital for all

Just get one. That’s what Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said recently about this year’s flu vaccine, right before he rolled up his own sleeve.

A unexpected mutation of one strain of flu virus last year helped mark last year’s flu season as “a bad year,” but a “recipe change” in the flu vaccine is expected to protect against the strains in the U.S. The Associated Press reports that the CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone, 6 months of age and older, and especially for pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions such as asthma or heart disease, and those over 65.

To reserve your flu shot, call the clinic at 504.816.8596 or email clinic@nobts.edu. The following information will be required:  Name, NOBTS ID number, contact phone number. The cost is $25.

Need technical assistance? Contact the ITC today

Selfserve@nobts.edu – Email for technical questions/support requests with the Selfserve.nobts.edu site (Access to online registration, financial account, online transcript, etc.)
BlackboardHelpDesk@nobts.edu – Email for technical questions/support requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System NOBTS.Blackboard.com.
ITCSupport@nobts.edu – Email for general technical questions/support requests.
504.816.8180 – Call for any technical questions/support requests.
www.NOBTS.edu/itc/ – General NOBTS technical help information is provided on this website.

EVENTS

Christmas Market to help the IMB

Crafts, a chili cook-off, baked goods and more will highlight the Christmas Market at Gentilly Baptist Church, 5141 Franklin Ave., Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held in the church gym. All proceeds go to support the International Mission Board, SBC.

Compass Financial Small Groups

Find a path toward financial stability and success by joining a Compass Financial Small Group hosted by the PREP Initiative. The program is free. Time slots offered are: Monday, 6-7:30 p.m.; or during lunch, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Childcare is available for the Monday evening group, by reservation. Register at nobts.edu/prep or email prepassistant1@nobts.edu.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Have you served as an international missionary?

If you have served as an international missionary for 6 months or longer, the Global Missions Center wants to know! Please email Sarah Cowan at globalmissionscenter@nobts.edu.

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SWAP Shop Hours, Call for Volunteers

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With a Purpose) exists to provide an economical means by which the seminary community may exchange or secure quality clothing or small household items for personal use. Contributions of new and gently-used clothes, furniture, books, household goods, gifts and toys are welcome. The SWAP Shop is a volunteer organization open five days a week, with hours based on the availability of volunteers.

For hours of operation, join the NOBTS Swap Shop Facebook page by clicking HERE. Times are listed and closures are also announced there. The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers, especially for morning hours, Saturdays and evenings after 7 p.m. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.

Research Help Available

Starting to work on your semester papers? Search for full-text journal articles using the EBSCOHost database anywhere you have an Internet connection. Please come by the library with your student ID card for information and password codes.

Library Open to Serve You

Greetings from the John T. Christian Library! We hope you have a great semester and are looking forward to seeing you in the library. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and our Saturday hours are10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We are closed on Sunday.

Borrowing from other Academic Libraries

Did you know that NOBTS graduate students can borrow items from other graduate academic libraries in the New Orleans area? Come by the circulation desk in the John T. Christian Library and register for a LaLinc card today.

Emergency Text Messaging Service

Sign up for the NOBTS Emergency Text Messaging Service today. Click HERE. Choose one or all of the groups to receive texts related to emergency situations that affect our NOBTS campuses and families. Main New Orleans Campus, New Orleans Campus Residents, Louisiana & Mississippi Extension Centers; Florida Extension Centers; and Georgia & Alabama Extension Centers.
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