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Greetings from the GDR Chair

Virginia Burrus


This issue features the heritage of Liturgical Studies at Drew. You will find articles on faculty member Heather Elkins, on alumnus Neal Presa, and on current student Michael Sniffen.


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GDR Students Receive Fellowships

Beatrice MarovichBeatrice Marovich is among seven scholars to receive a Human-Animal Studies Fellowship to pursue interdisciplinary research in residence at Wesleyan University's College of the Environment.


  Staff Update
Alma Tuitt

"I've been here almost 30 years. I'm like the trees. People know me."


  Alumni Update
Neal Presa T'10
 Neal Presa

Completing a doctorate in liturgical studies in 2010, Drew graduate Neal Presa has wasted no time finding ample outlets for the passions fueled by such rigorous study.


  Student Update
Michael Sniffen T'05

SniffenMichael Sniffen T'05 has been making the news in recent months for his involvement in the Occupy Sandy relief efforts, while at the same time writing his dissertation and serving as pastor of St. Luke and St. Matthew on Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn.




Liturgical Studies at Drew: Heather Elkins Looks Back - And Forward

Lit. StudiesRecently Professor Heather Elkins graciously gave of her time in order to contextualize the creation and closing of this notable doctoral program.

Drew Theological School Hosts Another Exciting TTC

TTCThe 12th Annual Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, which took place February 7-10, 2013, proposed an exploration of a variety of threats to our common life.

"A Teachable Time" by Heather Murray Elkins

ElkinsThe place, this space, this ritual is filled to overflowing with teachable times. At our best we, you, me, all are teachers if we're willing to be taught. We are profess-ors of the hope that is within us.

Read Dr. Elkins' Matriculation Address here.


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