I had a wonderful opportunity to report on the Northeast Insulae Project (now complete) and to say farewell to students and colleagues at Concordia University as I retire. The full event is below.
Dr. Mark Schuler invites the CSP community to a lecture in the Buetow Music Auditorium on Wednesday, May 4, at 10:30am. Titled Τετέλεσται, this lecture is a final report on the 20-year excavation project at Hippos of the Decapolis, overlooking the east shore of the Sea of Galilee at which the Concordia team uncovered an urban monastic complex centered on a healing cult honoring a revered woman. This lecture also marks the retirement of Dr. Schuler from the theology faculty at Concordia Saint Paul after twenty-eight years of service.
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The CSP Digest from 2.17.22 included an announcement that the Board of Regents has awarded me Emeritus Status, the most important perks of which are that I retain library privileges and my university email address (email@example.com). More importantly, this new designation reminds me that the transition is soon at hand.
The end of my sabbatical has arrived. The task list is complete: LiDAR model of dig built and posted, final report done and published, courses rebuilt for the spring. My one regret is cancelling the Travel Seminar to Greece starting 1 January 2022. With omicron, there are too may uncertainties and too many risks. The decision was reasonable; but the disappointment remains.
I have announced to my superiors that I shall retire from the faculty at CSP at the end of this academic year.
New opportunities for service and study await.