• MOODLE is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.  As an interactive website with features and activities designed to engage learners and promote collaborative learning, Moodle is one of the most widely used rapidly growing online learning systems.
  • If you have Moodle questions, please contact HelpDesk at helpdesk@mail.nyts.edu. In the email, include your name, the issue you are having, a phone number to reach you and the time you will be sitting in front of your computer.

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From the Desk of Dr. Eleanor Moody-Shepherd: Cuba Study Trip
by Lydia Bumgardner - Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:09 PM

Cuba Study Trip:

If you are interested in participating in the study tour to Cuba in January you must sign-up no later than Oct. 30.   The trip will be cancelled if not enough students sign-up by then.

For more information email Dr. Eleanor Moody-Shepherd at emoody.shepherd@nyts.edu


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From the desk of Dr. Jin Hee Han
by Help Desk - Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:23 PM

Professor Susanne Wigors Ynvvesson is visiting us from Stockholm School of Theology for the next few weeks. As an Ethicist in Theology her  research interests are diverse. In a broad sense it includes Media Ethics; Human Rights (especially Freedom of Religion and Conscience); Sexual Ethics; and Ethics of Technology (especially Surveillance).

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Fall 2014 Direct Loan Refund Checks
by Tamisia White - Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:36 PM

Federal Direct Loan refund checks will be available beginning today, October 17 at 2:00pm EST to all borrowers who have accomplished the following:

1. Signed a 2014-2015 Direct Loan letter with the Financial Aid Office.

2. Completed a Master Promissory Note at least once in the past 10 years. This can be done online at www.

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Business Office Loan Disbursement/Refund Procedure
by Tamisia White - Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:23 PM

On October 3, 2014, details regarding loan disbursement and refund processing were posted on Moodle for all borrowers at NYTS. On behalf of the Business Office, please be reminded that each eligible borrower will be notified as soon as refund checks are available. Phone calls to the Business Office do not expedite the process.

Please refer to the October 3rd Moodle posting for a wealth of helpful information on the entire loan process which includes a timeline.

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by Help Desk - Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:04 PM

Grace and Peace Entering Masters Students:

Cynthia Gardner-Brim, Alumni/ae Director and CTCI Project Director, shared with you the details of our Count the Cost Initiative during the Fall Retreat.  This three-year project is designed to assess and reduce the educational debt incurred by seminarians.

The Entering Students’ Survey is an important tool to help us learn about the financial challenges that are facing our new students.

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