Events

ALUMNI DINNER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Our 2012-13 academic term starts off with a bang for our Alumni! In conjunction with the Somerville Lecture series from September 27 – 29, featuring Dr. David G. Benner (see http://www.vst.edu/main/programs/continuing-education/somerville-lectures) we will be hosting an Alumni Dinner on the evening of September 28th at 4:30 pm in the Chapel of the Epiphany Auditorium preceding Dr. Benner’s lecture at 7 pm in the Chapel itself. Cost is $20.00, RSVP to Shannon at shannonl@vst.edu or 604-822-9427. We’d love to see you there!

SOMERVILLE LECTURE SERIES FEATURING DR. DAVID G. BENNER, SEPTEMBER 28 – 30, 2012
Dr. David G. Benner is an internationally known clinical psychologist, author and lecturer whose life’s work has been directed toward the promotion of the well-being of the inner life of persons, focusing in particular on the ways in which psychological and spiritual dynamics interact in the depths of the soul. The underlying passion of his life has been the understanding and pursuit of transformation—not merely healing or even growth, but the unfolding of the self associated with a journey of awakening. Dr. Benner has authored or edited 26 books which have been translated into 15 foreign languages.
Public Lecture ~ Sept. 28, 2012, 7:00 pm. Epiphany Chapel.
Public Workshop ~ Sept.29, 2012, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Fees & registration required. Visit www.vst.edu for info.
Public Lecture: Personal and Communal Transformation ~ Sept. 30, 201.: Sunday morning follow-up Lecture at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, 930 Burdett Avenue.

CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE, DECEMBER 14, 2012

We invite our entire community of alumni, friends and neighbors to help us celebrate the Christmas season with a day filled with great events for the whole family—come and bring a friend!
Christmas Craft Fair in the Rotunda ~ 10:00 am-3:00 pm
A Very Harry Potter Christmas: Potter-inspired crafts for kids ~ 3:30-5:30 pm
Kids, come and make your own magic wand, sorting hat, golden snitch or quidditch broom! Materials supplied.
Decorate the VST christmas tree! ~ 4:30-5:30 pm
Bring an ornament to place on our tree in the rotunda to commemorate the season of Christmas!
Christmas Soirée (Adult event) ~ 7:30-9:00 pm ($10/person)
Come enjoy some delicious Christmas treats and mulled drinks, and be entertained by Christmas stories,
readings and music—all by the light of the candles in the charming setting of the Epiphany Chapel.
For Christmas Soirée RSVP to Shannon at 604.822.9427 or shannonl@vst.edu

CHANCELLOR’S DINNER ~ March 13, 2013, 5:30 PM
Join Chancellor Peter Elliott at the University Golf Club for our premiere social event. A popular yearly tradition!
RSVP to Agata at 604.822.6315 or agata@vst.edu

G. PETER KAYE EVENTS FEATURING PROFESSOR KATHRYN TANNER, YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL
Professor Tanner joined the Yale Divinity School faculty in 2010 after teaching at the University of Chicago Divinity School for fifteen years and in Yale’s Department of Religious Studies for ten. Her research relates the history of Christian thought to contemporary issues of theological concern using social, cultural, and feminist theory. She is the author of God and Creation in Christian Theology: Tyranny or Empowerment? (Blackwell, 1988); The Politics of God: Christian Theologies and Social Justice (Fortress, 1992); Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology (Fortress, 1997); Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology (Fortress, 2001); Economy of Grace (Fortress, 2005); Christ the Key (Cambridge, 2010); and scores of scholarly articles and chapters in books that include The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology, which she edited with John Webster and Iain Torrance. She serves on the editorial boards of Modern Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Scottish Journal of Theology, and is a former coeditor of the Journal of Religion. Active in many professional societies, Professor Tanner is a past president of the American Theological Society, the oldest theological society in the United States. For eight years she has been a member of the Theology Committee that advises the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops. In the academic year 2010–2011, she has a Luce Fellowship and will be on leave researching financial markets and the critical perspectives that Christian theology can bring to bear on them.
Public Lectures ~ March 14, 7:00 pm & March 15, 12:00 pm, Epiphany Chapel.
Public Workshop ~ March 16, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Rm 300, Iona Building. Fees & registration required.

ALUMNI NIGHT AT PACIFIC THEATRE ~ APRIL 24, 2013, 7:30 PM ($15/PERSON)
Join us at PT for a preview of their hilarious new show “How to Write a New Book for the Bible”, followed by dessert and coffee in the PT lobby following the performance. 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC.