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Welcome to Perkins Perspective Online, our monthly e-magazine with updates and information on the Perkins community!  
Our November issue is chock full of impressive examples of Perkins’ global reach. You’ll read about how our students and faculty are out in the world and how the world is engaging and shaping our community. Plus, news of faculty, staff and alumni/ae; upcoming events; and updates on admissions, development and the Bridwell Library. We hope you’ll enjoy. 

Let us know if you have news you’d like share. 
Letter from Dean Hill

Letter from the Dean

Perkins is indeed “an academy for the whole church in the whole world.” We’re growing into that vision and will continue to do so in the coming years. 

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Perkins Latest
Admissions Update
News from the Office of Development
Latest News from Bridwell Library
International Students

International Students

Perkins’ growing international student body enriches campus life with new students from Zimbabwe, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Student Spotlight: Anna Bundy

Student Spotlight

Anna Bundy: advocate for equality, with a touch of Southern hospitality.

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Dialogue for Justice Group Photo

Dialogue for Justice

Scholars and community leaders speak out against the “school-to-prison pipeline” in a Perkins program exploring theology and criminal justice.

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Perkins Partner Universitites

Partner Universities

Partnerships strengthen ties between Perkins and undergraduate institutions and build connections with potential future Perkins students.  

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Evelyn Parker

Faculty Profile

For Dr. Evelyn Parker, faith means serving as a visible sign of love and justice.  

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Alumni/ae Update

Alumni/ae Update

Meeting the Archbishop of Canterbury; UN honor; new baby.

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Upcoming Events

Bishop Cynthia Harvey
Tickets Available for 2018 Perkins Distinguished Alumna Dinner Honoring Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey

Monday, November 12, 2018
5 p.m. - Banquet
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
JustWorship 2018 Fall Convocation
Register Now for the Perkins 2018 Fall Convocation

November 12 - 13, 2018
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November 13, 2018 - Inside Perkins in Dallas
All prospective degree and non-degree students are invited to attend Inside Perkins, a free information session offered by Perkins School of Theology, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to share lunch with Brian McLaren and Sandra Van Opstal, keynote speakers for the Perkins 2018 Fall Convocation, and optional worship from 3:15 to 4:15 with Rev. McLaren.  Click for more information.

December 4, 2018 - Houston-Galveston Extension Program Information Session
The M.Div. and M.A.M. degrees are now offered in hybrid format through the Perkins Houston-Galveston Extension Program. All prospective degree and non-degree students are invited to learn more about the M.Div., M.A.M. and D.Min. degree programs, meet Dean Craig C. Hill and Perkins faculty and explore financial aid options during a free information session Dec. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s UMC in Houston. Register here.

December 6, 2018Inside Perkins in Dallas
All prospective degree and non-degree students are invited to attend Inside Perkins, a free information session offered by Perkins School of Theology, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click to view all 2018-19 Inside Perkins dates.
December 6, 2018Advent Worship Service
The Perkins Annual Advent Service will be held at 4 and 8 p.m. in Perkins Chapel, 6001 Bishop Boulevard, on the Southern Methodist University campus. The event is free and open to the public. More details to come. 

Click here for a comprehensive look at the Perkins calendar. 
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