News from Hartford International University

Sukkah Celebration

Student News

Students Learn about Jewish Holiday of Sukkot

With Muslim, Christian and Jewish students in attendance, Dr. Deena Grant, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, gave a short lesson about the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and invited students to eat inside Hartford Seminary’s sukkah, a traditional temporary shelter built for the observance.

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Hartford International campus building

General Seminary News

Hartford Seminary to Announce New Name, Logo

On October 13, 2021, Hartford Seminary will announce a new name and logo, the culmination of a two-year strategic planning process. The public is invited to watch the announcement via livestream on our Facebook page. The program begins at 11 a.m. ET and will be recorded.

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Mitkas's Secret book cover

Campus Events

Recording Available for Mitka’s Secret Program

President Joel N. Lohr, along with co-authors Steven Brallier and Lynn Beck in Nashville, spoke on Sept. 19 with Dr. Avinoam Patt about their book Mitka’s Secret, the remarkable life story of Mitka Kalinski, who survived seven years of enslavement to a Nazi officer during and after World War II.

President Joel N. Lohr

General Seminary News

President Lohr Schedules Fall Office Hours

President Joel N. Lohr has scheduled office hours for the Fall 2021 semester. 4-5 p.m., Thursday, September 23 4-5 p.m., Thursday, October 28 4-5 p.m., Thursday, November 18 4-5 p.m., Thursday, December 16 President Lohr will hold office hours for students, faculty, and staff by appointment. Appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis in 15-minute time slots during the above designated hours. Contact Lorraine Browne ( to set up an appointment!

Dr. Miriam Therese Winter

Dr. Miriam Therese Winter Speaks to Women’s Ordination Conference

September 14, 2021
Professor Emerita Miriam Therese Winter spoke on Tuesday to a large international gathering organized by the Women’s Ordination Conference, which describes itself as an “uncompromising feminist voice for women’s ordination and gender equity in the Roman Catholic Church since 1975.”

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Akeem Burgess

Akeem Burgess Joins Seminary as Student Care and Residential Life Coordinator

August 4, 2021
Hartford Seminary’s first modern-day Student Care and Residential Life Coordinator, Akeem Burgess, is a native of Jamaica who immigrated to the United States seven years ago. Akeem grew up in the charismatic Pentecostal tradition and attended Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma soon after arriving in the U.S.

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Translate Greek for the Fun of It!

August 2, 2021

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In Observance of Eid Ghadir

July 28, 2021

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