CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle recently commented on the lack of attention placed on victims of violence in Beiruit as compared to victims in the Paris bombings. He asks, "Are lives in Paris more valuable than lives in Beiruit?"
Read the full text of his blogatorial, published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on November 24, 2015: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/blogs/2015/11/24/when-world-care-all-victims/76331350/
In a statement to students, staff and faculty, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle announced the retirements of esteemed faculty members Dr. James Evans, Jr. and Dr. Gail Ricciuti at the conclusion of the current academic year.
Dr. McMickle's statement reads:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce the retirements of esteemed faculty members Dr. James Evans, Jr. and Dr. Gail Ricciuti at the conclusion of the current academic year. Dr. Evans and Dr. Ricciuti have served CRCDS selflessly and with distinction for many years and although I am saddened knowing we are bidding them farewell, I am delighted for them both in reaching such a wonderful milestone.
The Board of Trustees has granted both Dr. Evans and Dr. Ricciuti the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of their service. The Board has also granted Dr. Evans the additional title of President Emeritus in recognition of his time as president of CRCDS. Upon retirement, both Dr. Evans and Dr. Ricciuti will serve CRCDS as adjunct faculty and both will retain offices here on campus.
We will formally celebrate their retirements at the Distinguished Alumni/ae Dinner during the Spring Lectures and Reunion. I hope you consider joining us on that evening for what promises to be a wonderful event. In the meantime, please join me in extending our gratitude to Dr. Evans and Dr. Ricciuti for their many years of distinguished service to the CRCDS community. Congratulations to them both as they begin this exciting new phase of their journeys.
Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D.
To read about Dr. Evans and Dr. Ricciuti, please see their abbreviated bios here:
Dr. James Evans, Jr., Dr. Gail Ricciuti
Part of the Democrat and Chronicle's "Unite Rochester" team, of which CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle is a member, joined WXXI's radio host Evan Dawson on November 17, 2015 to talk about racism, diversity and what it means to be an open and integrated society.
"Connections" guests included "Unite Rochester" members Rachel DeGuzman and Thomas Warfield, Jim Morris, resettlement director of the Catholic Family Center, and Julie Philipp, senior engagement editor at the Democrat & Chronicle.
To hear the podcast in its entirety, click here: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-unite-rochester-challenge
Following the school's trip to Iona in Scotland this past June, Dr. Stephanie Sauvé, CRCDS Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Practical Theology, composed and delivered a sermon entitled, "Are You a Pilgrim or a Tourist?".
In this sermon, Dr. Sauvé discusses sacred spaces purposely left open for God, whether halfway across the world or within the context of our own hearts.
Click on the title above to read the full text.
CRCDS is pleased to announce the addition of Rev. Rachel McGuire, Ph.D. to its staff. Dr. McGuire will oversee new online initiatives for the school.
Dr. McGuire, an American Baptist, served for eight years as Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, NY and has served consistently in the denominational life of American Baptist Churches/Rochester Genesee Region, including service on the ABC/RGR Region Executive Board.
Dr. McGuire is active in the greater Rochester community and is passionate about supporting Rochester youth, including Rochester Neighbors Gardening Together.
Dr. McGuire holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, ON.