Dean’s Office

North Carolina UMC Conference Visit

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford)
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919)660-3481

Representatives of the North Carolina Conference will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. The representatives are Laura Ledford, associate director of Ministerial Relations, the Rev. Bill Gattis of the Burlington District, the Rev. Jon Strother of the Raleigh District, and the Rev. Gray Southern of the Durham District.

Register for an individual meeting by contacting Debra Woodell by email or at (919) 660-3481.  Lunch also will be available at 12:15 p.m., but registration is required for that also.

Dean’s Basketball Challenge

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:30pm
0014 Westbrook Building and Cameron Gym
Cathy Watson at cwatson@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3548

Duke Divinity School Dean Richard Hays and the Office of Student Life are sponsoring the "Dean's Basketball Challenge." Students, faculty, and staff may buy a $10 ticket for the event, which includes a reserved seat ticket for the Duke women's basketball game against Virginia Tech, a T-shirt, and a pre-game catered meal.

Order tickets on a first-come, first-served basis from the Student Life Office at 113 Gray by Feb. 10. Payment can be by either cash or check.

Kenneth Clark Lectures: “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story” with Markus Bockmuehl

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:15am
0016 Westbrook
Jacquelyn Norris at jnorris@div.duke.edu

The second and final lecture in the 2012 Kenneth Clark Lectures series will feature Markus Bockmuehl, a fellow of Keble College and professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of Oxford, speaking on “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story.”

Bockmuehl earned a Ph.D. at Cambridge after receiving degrees in classics and in theology in Vancouver, Canada. He then held academic posts in Vancouver, Cambridge, and St Andrews before moving in 2007 to Oxford, where he currently also serves as an associate head of the Humanities Division.

His most recent publications include Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study; Paradise in Antiquity; and  two books on St. Peter: The Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate and Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory (on press).

Bockmuehl and his wife, Celia, a conservator of books and works of art on paper, live in rural Buckinghamshire, England, and have five children.

Kenneth Clark Lectures: “The Cuckoo in the Nest: How Not to Read the Apocryphal Gospels” with Markus Bockmuehl

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:20pm to Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
Jacquelyn Norris at jnorris@div.duke.edu

The 2012 Kenneth Clark Lectures sponsored by Duke Divinity School will feature Markus Bockmuehl, a fellow of Keble College and professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of Oxford.

He will present two lectures:  “The Cuckoo in the Nest: How Not to Read the Apocryphal Gospels”  on  March 20 and  “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story” on March 21. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook

Bockmuehl earned a Ph.D. at Cambridge after receiving degrees in classics and in theology in Vancouver, Canada. He then held academic posts in Vancouver, Cambridge, and St Andrews before moving in 2007 to Oxford, where he currently also serves as an associate head of the Humanities Division.

His most recent publications include Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study; Paradise in Antiquity; and  two books on St. Peter: The Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate and Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory (on press).

Bockmuehl and his wife, Celia, a conservator of books and works of art on paper, live in rural Buckinghamshire, England, and have five children.


Florida UMC Conference Visit

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
103 Westbrook
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481

Mont Duncan and Kim Griffith of the Florida UMC Conference will be at Duke Divinity School to meet with students interested in learning about the conference. There will be a dinner at Maggiano's after the meetings.

Register for an individual meeting by email or by phone at (919) 660-3481.

 

Tennessee UMC Conference Visit

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
103 Westbrook
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481


The Rev. Susan Padgett, a representative of the Tennessee Conference, will be on campus to answer questions Duke Divinity students may have about ministry opportunities in that conference. Interested students are invited to a lunch and to schedule an individual meeting that day. Contact Debra Woodell to register for a meeting and/or lunch.

 

Western PA UMC Conference Visit

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Refectory Hallway
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481

The Rev. Pat Lenox, a representative of the Western PA Conference,  will be on campus to answer questions Duke Divinity students may have about ministry opportunities in that conference. Lenox's cell phone number is (814) 881-5183.

Susquehanna UMC Annual Conference Visit

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Refectory Hallway

West Kansas UMC Conference Visit

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Outside of Refectory Cafe
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481

Amy Lippoldt, a representative of the West Kansas UMC Conference, will have a display table outside of the Refectory Cafe at Duke Divinity School for students interested in getting information or learning more about the conference.

Texas UMC Conference Visit

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (All day) to Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (All day)
145L on Oct. 25 and 103W on Oct. 26
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481

Taylor Fuerst, Elizabeth Duffin, and Sean Duffin, representatives of the Texas UMC Conference, will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. To register for a meeting time or for more information, contact Debra Woodell or stop by 150 Langford (the Dean's Office).

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