Events & NOBTS Life

Announcements - May 8, 2017

By Staff

Here are our upcoming events and announcements. Bookmark this page, and check back weekly. Event updates will be posted here. 


The Formosan Subterranean Termite Swarm Season is here. Here is some information to keep in mind:

  1. They do not bite. They present no health risk to humans or pets. The swarmers are called Alates. They are in a reproductive stage and looking for a place to start a new colony.
  2. Swarm time is normally around dusk. The 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. Keep as many lights off as possible to prevent them from being drawn to your windows or doors and finding their way in.
  4. If termites come in around a window or door, you can place a damp, rolled up towel at that location to act as a barrier.
  5. They typically do not swarm inside a building. If they do, their numbers may reach into the thousands. They are adept at finding their way in and having as many as a hundred or so inside 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. The termites will die within hours if they get inside. They need a moist place, a mate, and a wood supply to colonize. All three of these are not readily available inside homes.

If you have further questions, please call the Facilities Office at 504.282.4455, ext. 3230. 

Fall Course Schedules Available; Registration Open

The 2017-18 Master’s Course Schedules are now published on the seminary website for students’ review and planning. Registration is open. The link to the schedules on the website is:

Join NOBTS Mission Trip to Utah

Pray about joining a NOBTS team traveling to Utah this summer. We will take part in training to learn how to be effective in witnessing to Mormons, and we will get to be part of an evangelistic outreach at a major gathering held each year to celebrate Mormon history. We will partner with Watchman Fellowship.The trip, led by Dr. Bob Stewart and Dr. Ken Taylor, will take place June 19-25. Contact Dr. Ken Taylor at to apply or for more information. 

NOBTS Early Learning Center Summer Camp

Counselors are needed for the 2017 NOBTS Summer Day Camp. PreCamp training is May 24-26, 2017. The camp runs from May 29 through August 4. Contact DeShannan Paddock at the Early Learning Center at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 504-816-8585

Visit Greece during Fall Break, Oct. 13-21

Join the Providence Cultural Institute and visit Athens this Oct. 13-21, 2017. The cost for full-time, currently enrolled NOBTS students is $1,200. (Others, $2,200) Sites include Athens, the old city of Corinth, Mars Hill, and more. A $600 nonrefundable, minimum deposit is required to reserve a place. Course fees are additional. Limited space is available. For information and registration form, click here. 

ITC accepting applications for employment

The NOBTS Information Technology Center on campus is accepting applications for positions related to database/application management and hardware support. If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions please complete the On-Campus application.

Click here for the On-Campus Employment Application. You can send this application to the Information Technology Center/Dr. Laurie Watts via mail, email (, or drop it off at the ITC (HSC 290) Help Desk.

Baptist Chaplains needed for National Boy Scout Jamboree 

Chaplains are needed for the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree, July 19-28, 2017, at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. Upwards of 40,000 scouts are expected to attend. Dr. Paul Gregoire, an Eagle Scout, has decades of experience as a Boy Scout Chaplain and understands first-hand the opportunity for the Gospel it affords. Students with scouting background are eligible to apply. Subsidies for the costs incurred are available through the Jamboree Baptist Committee. Contact Dr. Gregoire, Registrar, for information by emailing

GO Louisiana VBS leaders needed

Team leaders, age 25 years and older, are needed for the paid position of GOLA—Go Louisiana VBS leaders—for summer 2017. Each selected team leader will be supervise five college students as they serve in VBS at small churches throughout Louisiana.

Applicants must have a driver’s license and be able to drive a van. Each selected leader will receive pay of $2,250. All expenses, including housing and food, will be covered. Selected leaders will report for training on June 2, 2017 and will serve through July 14.

To apply, text the word GOLA to the number 25827. Applicants will receive a link in response with the form for application.

This program is sponsored by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Jamey Gilliland, LSU of Alexandria BCM Director and Louisiana Collegiate Missions Coordinator, is the contact person. 

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

 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.

Library Fall Semester Hours:
Monday-Thursday7:30 AM - 10 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 7 PM
Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: Closed
Tuesday and Thursday: Closed during Chapel
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. 


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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.