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Electricity is returned to campus during late evening hours

by Louisville Seminary | Sep 22, 2008
Shortly after 10 p.m. this evening, electricity was returned to the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

The president and dean of the Seminary have announced a modified schedule for students and employees for Tuesday, September 22.

Tuesday classes that meet at 8:30 a.m. will gather at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church. Seminary choir practice will also be held downtown at the church. Classes held at 11 a.m. and later will meet as scheduled on the Seminary campus, and employees may report to work at that time.

Patrick Cecil, Vice President for Finance and CFO, reported that air conditioning may not be at full capacity at that time; however, all other electrical systems should be working fully.

There will be one exception to Tuesday evening classes. Dr. Susan Garrett's class on Death and the Afterlife will be postponed until next Tuesday, September 30.

The news of reopening the campus was truly welcomed by campus residents, nearly 100 people, who have spent the past nine days caring for their families and each other without electricity.

President Thompson expressed deep gratitude for the patience and long suffering of Louisville Seminary students, for the persistence and pastoral care of the Seminary's Facilities Department, for the diligence of the electrical crews, for the support and leadership of the Seminary Dean and members of the administration, and for all who are a part of the Seminary community, both near and afar, who have provided assistance and much needed prayer throughout this unique situation.

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