Convocation to feature Dr. Timothy George
August 27, 2007

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     Dr. Timothy GeorgeBryan College will open its 2007-08 academic year Wednesday, Aug. 29, with a convocation address by Dr. Timothy George, dean and professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
     Bryan is anticipating a record enrollment of more than 1,000 students in its traditional, degree completion, distance learning and graduate programs this year. The largest entering class of freshmen and transfers, 290 students, arrived on campus Aug. 25, and have spent the past few days in orientation sessions, testing and registering for classes. Continuing students reported to campus Monday.
     The convocation program beginning at 10:40 a.m. in Rudd Auditorium, will include Dr. George’s address, “Lessons from Luther Today,” and recognition of Bryan’s Presidential Scholars, recipients of the college’s highest academic scholarships. In addition to his address, Dr. George will meet with faculty and Presidential Scholars during a luncheon following convocation.
     Dr. George also serves as executive editor for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory boards of The Harvard Theological Review, Christian History and Books & Culture. He is the author of more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals.
     In addition, Bryan’s Spiritual Life conference will open Wednesday night, with messages to be delivered by Ronald Cook, pastor of Rock Island Missionary Baptist in Chattanooga. Spiritual Life meetings will be at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.