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Resurgence News

  • Driven by an uncompromising commitment to strengthening our shared mission and legacy, Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary are pursuing the reunion of their institutions. Approved by both institution’s governing boards in November 2016, and affirmed in June 2017, the vision and plan for re-integration are being implemented. Work will continue throughout the fall and, upon final approval from both boards, will take legal effect January 1, 2018.

    Capital and Trinity remain committed to transparency, frequent communication and the open exchange of ideas. This Reunion webpage will be used to share news and updates as our work progresses.

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    As Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary make plans to reunite, this Q&A can help explain the institutions' commitment to a renewed connection and shared mission.


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    RE: Resurgence Weekly Update
    DATE: October 4, 2017

    Important information is included below on the following topics:
    Financial aid reminders
    Student employment
    Emergency notification
    Key dates

    Financial Aid Reminders

    Trinity students, the financial aid award packages you received for the 2017-2018 award year are not changing! Capital will begin processing all of TLS financial aid on January 1 and remains committed to funding seminary students at the same level they have been awarded. The total amounts of aid will remain unchanged. It is essential that seminary students add Capital University to their FAFSA for 2017-2018 if filed. Students will need to log back into their application at FAFSA.ED.GOV and add Capital’s school code: 003023. This will allow us to receive your FAFSA and can process any Federal Work Study or student loans.

    You can begin filing your FAFSA for 2018-2019 any time now. There is no rush to complete this but it is available to you. In addition, as previously noted, be sure to add Capital’s school code so we can process your aid for the next academic year.

    Student Employment
    Capital personnel are in the process of transitioning employment information into the online timesheet site. On January 1, all Trinity students who currently work for the University will be transitioned and will be able to submit their timesheet online. Training will be provided on how to enter your time and submit the timesheet so you can be paid. For 2017-2018, all pay rates will remain unchanged. We will be further analyzing our budget to determine pay rates for Trinity students in future years.

    Emergency Notification

    Capital has an emergency notification system called CapAlert in place and you already have access to this. CapAlert is a free service for all Capital University faculty, staff and students, but normal text messaging fees may apply, depending on your cell phone service agreement. The University will use the system only in high-level emergencies, and during severe weather to notify you of a change in University operations. If you log in to WebAdvisor and log in using the same credentials used for iLearn, you will see a blue “Students” tab on the right side of the screen. Click on this screen and look at the first section titled “User Account.” Click on the link “CapAlert Opt-In Emergency Notification System.” There, you can list up to four devices to receive campus-related alerts through our automated system. If you would like a spouse or dependent to receive any notifications, be sure to include them here.

    We appreciate the feedback we have received about how you use TLSnet. The Capital IT department will be creating a CapPoint folder that can store appropriate materials. This web-based site will be secure and you will access it with your Capital log-in credentials. In addition, a public CapPoint folder will be available to alumni so they can access worship resources to use in their future ministry. Stay tuned for instructions on how to access this information as we transition the materials.

    Key Dates to Keep in Mind

    • September 30-October 7: First-year interns return to Trinity campus for fall intensive
    • Early October (date TBA): Capital’s Registrar, Financial Aid and Student Accounts representatives will hold a lunch and learn to inform students of all integration-related details
    • October 18: Integration Team leaders to meet with Trinity students
    • November 1-15: J-Term and Spring registration in Empower

    As part of the work of this group, we will send regular updates but any questions, concerns or ideas can be sent to us at

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