In this issue:

  • Open House – You’re Invited!
  • Hospitality
  • New Students
  • Fall Programs

You’re Invited to our Fall Open House!

September 30 5:00-10:00 pm

Join us to celebrate our new space!

Music • Food • Fellowship
Scott & Malissa
Mountain Laurel
Former Ruins

We thought about calling this our Grand Opening, but thought it sounded too much like a furniture store, so we’re simply calling it our Fall Open House. But don’t let that fool you. It will be grand. Enjoy food, corn hole, local bands, and a brief explanation of our work. The evening’s entertainment will include Americana duo Scott & Malissa, blue grass band Mountain Laurel, and experimental electric folk new-wavy grooves by Former Ruins (recently listed by the Gospel Coalition as one of 16 new bands to watch).

This event is open to anyone and everyone! We would love for you out-of-towners to make the trek and mingle with our students, faculty, and community members! It’s on a Saturday, so you should have time to drive from Indy, Ft. Wayne, Michigan, and even the Chicago area! And if you live farther out than that (say, Minnesota) we’d be happy to arrange a pickup at the airport. Seriously.

Did I mention that there will be hot cider and s’mores?

The Gift of Hospitality

Romans 12:13
Hebrews 13:1-2

We are incredibly grateful for all of you who have made this new space a reality! We are convinced that hospitality, or what the ancients termed xenia, is an integral part of the gospel. Other than a bit of paint and few pieces of trim, the renovations are complete, and the space is SO open and inviting! We can’t wait to welcome all the students that filled out interest cards at the Student Activities Fair last week. But we’d like them to have a place to sit.

We are still in need of about $5,000 to finish paying for the project itself, and we still need to buy furniture, both for the inside space as well as for the patio area just outside those French doors. Please consider a one-time gift to cover these costs. Thank you.

Student Activity Fair

Dan, Kevin, and Adam hosted the ASC table at this year’s Ball State Student Activity Fair. We had some great conversations, and dozens of students signed up for our mailing list. We hung this banner behind our table and encouraged the students to play a game with us: How Many Can You Name? This served as a great ice-breaker. It allowed us to talk about some thinkers that have shaped culture and at the same time model the type of dialogue that takes place at ASC. We also included a few faces of ASC guests on the banner so that we could plug our programs. For instance, Ruth Naomi Floyd is in the top left corner, and she will be bringing her Frederick Douglass Jazz Works to campus in February. We are teaming up with several other groups to help make this happen.

Fall Programs

(click on an image to see the details of the event)

Find our full calendar here, and remember to check back frequently, as we are adding more!

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a faculty member say “the work that you are doing is so important!” Alcuin Study Center occupies a unique place in the life of the community, and we play a vital role toward the transmission of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful to the next generation. If you know any friends who might be interested in what you’ve read here, please forward the email on to them, or share this post with them. Thank you!

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In Christ, in whom all things hold together,

Dan Daugherty, Executive Director

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