Announcements

on Monday, May 13, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOIN CAMPUS POLICE AND SERVE

Be a part of a team that protects and serves the NOBTS community. The benefits are: 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Close Proximity to Home and School
  • Complements Class Schedule
  • Team Work and Leadership Training
  • Opportunities to Advance
  • Gain Experience and Career Skills
  • Build your Resume
  • Great Job for Future Chaplains

Pick up an application at the Business Office or contact Campus Police at 504.816.8593.

VISIT THE HOLY LAND, MARCH 2020

Tour Israel with the NOBTS Travel program March 16-24, 2020. The cost for qualifying students is $1895. For non-students, the cost is $3895.  

The payment Schedule for students is:

July 20, 2019:  A $500 non-refundable deposit

September 15:   $500 due

November 15:    $500 due

January 15, 2020: The final payment of $395 is due. 

The payment schedule for non-students is:

July 30, 2019:   $A non-refundable deposit of $595 is due.

September 15:  $1100  is due

November 15:   $1100 is due

January 15, 2020: $1100 is due. 

For more information, contact the NOBTS Travel Program office at travelprogram@nobts.edu or call Blanca Phillips, tour leader, at 504.816.8059.

TERMITE SEASON IS HERE

The Formosan Subterranean Termite Swarm Season is here.  Here a few bits of information to help you get through this exciting season.

  1. The swarmers are called Alates.  They are reproductives which are looking for a place to start a new colony.  They present no health risk to humans or pets.  THEY DO NOT BITE.
  2. They normally swarm about dusk.  Their season usually lasts from early May through June.  Each colony swarms once per year, however multiple colonies can exist in close proximity to your dwelling and may all swarm on different nights.
  3. They are attracted to light.  With this in mind keep as many lights as possible off to prevent them from being drawn to your windows or doors and finding their way in.
  4. If you notice them coming in around a window or door you can place a damp, rolled up towel at that location to act as a barrier.
  5. They do not normally swarm inside of a building.  If they do the numbers are into the thousands of insects.  However, they are very adept at finding their way in and having as many as a hundred or so get in is not abnormal.  You can vacuum them up or spray them with any residential bug spray if you wish. They are very fragile and even hair spray will kill them. 
  6. They die within hours if they get inside.  They have to find a moist place with another mate and a wood supply.  All three of these are not readily available in our homes so they die quickly.

If you have further questions please call the Facilities Office at 504-282-4455 ext. 3230.

SUMMER GERMAN CLASS, Ph.D. proficiency prep

German classes are offered by the Providence Learning Center for the purpose of preparing students to meet the langugage requirements necessary for entry to NOBTS Research Doctoral Programs. Students must pass the German proficiency exam given at the end of the class in order to meet the requirements of the NOBTS Research Doctoral Programs office. Part One is offered June 3-21; Part Two is July 8-26. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in H207.

The cost is $500 per part. ($1,000 total for Parts One and Two.)

Please note: These classes are not for academic credit,. This is not an NOBTS for-credit course. The student will not receive academic credit on a transcript and there is no credit earned in this class that can be transferred to any other institution. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Providence Learning Center upon request. 

To enroll, attend the fir st class session on Monday, June 3, at 9 a.m. At this meeting, you will complete a registration form for the class. After completing the first week of class, $500 will be charged to your student account. After the first week of Part Two, $500 will be charged to your student account. 

For further information, contact Blanca Phillips in the Providence Learning Center by emailing plc@nobts.edu or calling 504.816.8441. 

2019-20 Master's Course Schedule Now Available 

The new course schedule for the fall semester is avaiilable now online.  Plan your fall semester with the online guide by clicking here. 

Internship opportunity, student opening to attend SBC annual meeting, June 9-12

First Baptist Church, Slidell, is seeking a 10-hour-per-week intern to work in an area where the student feels called to serve, such as serving with the pastor or youth pastor. The internship includes a $5,000 per year scholarship to be applied toward any education-related expense.

One slot is available for a male student to join the pastor, Dr. Casey Stark, and a group of students attending this year’s Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, June 9-12, in Birmingham. Funds will be provided for transportation and a shared hotel room. The student  will be required to read a book on Baptist Heritage and attend all sessions.

For information on either opportunity, contact Dr. Stark at 985.643.3456 (office).

Ministry Opportunity for Spanish Speakers

Volunteers who can speak Spanish are needed to minister to hospital patients whose heart language is Spanish. The ministry involves caring for others and showing God's love. Only a call to love those of the Spanish ministry is required. To learn more, text Philip Peavey at 504.401.7425 or call 504. 702.3077; or email at philip.peavey@lcmchealth.org or ppeavey@bcm.org

Bolivia, Fall Break 2019

A team of six from NOBTS served in Santa Cruz, Bolivia over Fall Break through a mission trip sponsored by the Providence Cultural Institute. Team members provided pastors' training at a small village and at a local Baptist seminary. Those interested in serving in Bolivia in October 2019 may contact info@providenceculturalinstitute.com

WOMEN’S EVENTS

NOBTS Women! 

Summer Bible Study!

All NOBTS Women are invited to join Dr. Brooke Osborn for Bible Study every other Monday night at 6:30pm in Carey Hall Parlor starting June 3 – July 29. The study will be, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, by Lysa Terkeurst. Email bosborn@nobts.edu for more information or to sign up for the study. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to study the Word and connect with other NOBTS Women!

Red Carpet Week Study Opportunities

Women Students and Student Wives! Looking to grab an extra credit or two before heading into your summer break? Consider taking one or two of the following courses in the women’s ministry or ministry wives program during Red Carpet Week. Registration is available through the first class meeting. Contact Dr. Emily Dean at womensacademic@nobts.edu for more information.

For Ministry Wives Certificate:

May 27-29: The Minister’s Wife (Dr. Rhonda Kelley)

May 29-31: Personal Stewardship (Dr. Emily Dean)

For Undergrad and Grad Students (Certificate or degree):

May 27-29: Lay Counseling for Women (Dr. Brooke Osborn)

May 29-31: A Survey of Feminist Theology (Dr. Rhonda Kelley and DeeDee Williams)

Have you found us online?    

We’ve got a Facebook group and Instagram called NOBTS Women’s Fellowship. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out!

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

John T. Christian Library Information

Operating Hours for the Academic Year:

Monday-Thursday    7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday   10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday CLOSED

Facilities

NOBTS Facilities is where you go for all building and maintenance issues. For safety tips, a link to submit work orders, and the latest info on campus projects, follow us on Facebook :  www.facebook.com/NOBTSFacilities Here you'll also find helpful how-to videos.

Need Technical Assistance? Contact ITC Today

Email Selfserve@nobts.edu for technical questions/support requests with the Selfserve.nobts.edu site (Access to online registration, financial account, online transcript, etc.).

Email BlackboardHelpDesk@nobts.edu for technical questions/support requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System NOBTS.Blackboard.com.

Email ITCSupport@nobts.edu for general technical questions/support requests; or visit www.NOBTS.edu/itc/ for general NOBTS technical help information; or call 504.816.8180 for assistance.

SWAP Shop Hours

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With A Purpose) provides 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.

Join the Facebook group NOBTS Marketplace to see current hours for the Swap shop. 

The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers to open and help clean. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.