Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yay for Adela Collins!

No sooner did I mention her name on this blog than I discovered an upcoming conference in her honor! And one of my current professors, the remarkable Judy Kovacs, will be giving a paper on Clement of Alexandria. Maybe I'll play hooky for a couple days and head to Columbus. ;-)

Relevant Details:

The conference begins on Sunday night March 15th at 7:00pm with the keynote address by Loveday Alexander followed by a reception. This will take place at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in the Centrum; the address for MTSO is 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH, 43015. As you pull in to the main entrance of MTSO, the Centrum is just to the right of the library (the first building you will see as you pull in); proceed up the stairs to the right of the library to the Centrum. (Please visit for directions to the school.)

Parking is free and ample.

On Monday the 16th, the program starts at 8:45am, and all sessions will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University at the Blackwell Inn, the conference hotel on campus. There is parking nearby at the Tuttle Parking Garage (G-8, building number 088 on the downloadable map found at The Blackwell is one block north of the garage (H-8, building 254 on the map). Directions to the Blackwell can be found at There are some construction issues that will force you to turn south from Lane Avenue onto Neil Avenue instead of onto Tuttle Park Place, where the Blackwell is located. But Neil Avenue intersects Tuttle Park Place right where the Blackwell is. See for a description of the detour. The easiest place to eat lunch that day will be at the Blackwell’s restaurant, the menu for which will can be found at There are other restaurants on Lane Avenue and even more on High Street, but you may need to drive to those.

On Tuesday the 17th, the conference moves back to MTSO, and begins 8:45am again. You will be welcome to join us for lunch at MTSO’s dining hall if you wish to do so. There will be no charge for lunch that day. Otherwise, there are some restaurants in downtown Delaware, which is about 3 miles north of the campus. The conference will end at 5pm.

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