Open Plaza

Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) looks forward to welcoming the Open Plaza participants to Princeton, NJ.  This event is by invitation only.

 

Reminder:  As outlined in Dr. Hidalgo’s email to you, please bring your rough blog draft, 700-1,000 words. You can think of taking one idea, theme, or text you are working on, and then pick out something briefly relevant to the public (here you might think of some contributions to ON Scripture from Odyssey Networks.org; op-ed pieces are also good reference for what we are looking for).

Open Plaza evaluation will be available after July 11. Please complete the evaluation no later than Monday, July 15.

Schedule

Check in at Erdman Center and pick up name badges at HTI Office, Adams House at 12 Library Place.

Monday July 8

6:00pm Dinner at Adams House Dining Room
Participant Introductions
Initial Introductions to the week facilitated by Jacqueline Hidalgo

Tuesday July 9

8:ooam-9:00am Breakfast at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
9:30am-12:00pm Writing Workshop I: Reconnecting, Healing, Finding Joy in Writing
Macarena Hernández & Nelly Rosario
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
2:00pm-5:00pm Writing Workshop II: Blog Writing
Nelly Rosario
6:00pm Dinner at Adams House Dining Room

Wednesday July 10

8:ooam-9:00am Breakfast at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
9:30am-12:00pm Podcast Workshop I: Basics of Podcasting
Macarena Hernández
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
2:00pm-5:00pm Open Writing/Podcasting Time
6:00pm Dinner at Adams House Dining Room

Optional Movie Screening at Adams House Living Room

Thursday July 11

8:ooam-9:00am Breakfast at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
9:30am-12:00pm Open Writing/Podcasting Time
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
2:00pm-4:30pm Biblical Studies Check-in
6:00pm Dinner at Restaurant (TBA)

Friday July 12

8:ooam-9:00am Breakfast at Mackay Dining Hall (meal tickets provided)
9:15am Check out of room. Bring luggage to HTI Office
9:30am-12:00pm Check in/Wrap Up
11:30am Boxed Lunches available for pick up at Adams House Foyer
Departures

    Transportation & Expenses

    All lodging, meal and travel expenses  pertaining to this event will be paid by HTI. If you incur a meal expense at the airport due to a delay in travel, please ask for an itemized receipt and submit it to HTI for reimbursement.  Ground transportation to and from origin airport will not be covered.  As previously mentioned, we ask you to adhere to the Expense Guidelines in order to avoid misunderstandings, and to ensure timely reimbursements. Regarding cab fares, these will be reimbursed only in the event that your flight to Newark is delayed, and results in your arrival at Newark after 11:00 p.m.  All participants should make arrangements to take public transportation to and from this event.

    If your travel is delayed which requires that you have meals en route, we ask that you keep the itemized receipts and follow the Expense Guidelines to avoid misunderstandings when processing your reimbursement after the event.

    Lodging

    Lodging will be at Erdman Center, 20 Library Place Princeton, NJ, on the Princeton Seminary Campus. Erdman Center is located diagonally across the campus Princeton Seminary Library and next door to HTI’s office in Adams House. If you arrive after 10PM, use the security phone located in the Erdman Center vestibule.  The phone will automatically dial security and a guard will come to provide you with your room key.

    Check out will be on Friday, July 12th.

    General Information

    Please bring one nice outfit for a group picture. We will give you more information as to time and place when you arrive. 

    Library & Gym

    Princeton Theological Seminary Library

    The PTS Library Schedule is as follows:

    Monday – Thursday 8 am – 9 pm
    Friday 8 am – 6 pm
    Saturday 9 am – 6 pm 
    Sunday – Closed

    Whiteley Gym

    Whiteley Gym is located at the corner of Stockton and Hibben Streets. The gym has a court for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and table tennis, as well as a fitness center and racquetball court.  Please let someone at the front desk of Erdman know that you wish to use the gym.  They will provide you with a card.

    Gym Hours:

    Monday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

    Fitness Center: Opens at 6:00 a.m