Student Life

"Pastor as Community Leader" Training Session for Students

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0013 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

The Office of Student Life will hold a follow-up training session to the panel discussion, "Pastor as Community Leader," which was held March 5.

During this training session, students will learn practical skills about how to be leaders in the community as clergy and while working in other forms of ministry. Duke Divinity School professor Amy Laura Hall and Dan Rhodes, a candidate for a Th.D. at the school and a pastor at Emmaus Way Church, will lead the training.

New Creation Arts Gala

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Refectory Terrace at Duke Divinity School (In case of rain, Alumni Memorial Common Room)
Sarah Wilcox (sew40@duke.edu)

New Creation Arts, a student arts group at Duke Divinity School, will hold a community reception to celebrate arts projects throughout the academic year, especially the annual spring juried arts exhibit. This year's exhibit is titled "Incarnation?"

The free reception will include food, music and other performance arts, and expressions of appreciation to contributors to the juried arts exhibit and other events sponsored by New Creation Arts. 

Federal Bureau of Prisons Chaplain Panel

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0014 Westbrook
Kaitlyn Bowie (kaitlyn.bowie@duke.edu)

PriMEDD (Prison Ministry Enlivening Duke Divinity), a student group at Duke Divinity School, will sponsor a public panel discussion featuring Christopher Houston, Lynn McLaughlin, and Leon Parker, who all serve as chaplains within the federal prison system. The three will share about their ministry and experiences.

Youth Ministry That's More Than Fun and Games

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

At Clemson UMC, a Duke Divinity School M.A.C.P. student has helped change its approach to youth ministry, adopting a richer, deeper model aimed at forming young people into devoted disciples.

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Duke Divinity School Senior Class Meeting (5:15 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:15pm to 6:00pm
0016 Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

Duke Divinity School will hold a senior class meeting to discuss 2013 graduation events including: important dates, Closing Convocation and Baccalaureate services rehearsals and speaker nominations, senior photo, senior gift, Baccalaureate Service invitations, cap and gowns, and the senior banquet.

All graduating seniors are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

This is the second and last of two meeting times being offered Feb. 26 to accomodate possible scheduling conflicts with other events.

Duke Divinity School Senior Class Meeting (12:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

Duke Divinity School will hold a senior class meeting to discuss 2013 graduation events including: important dates, Closing Convocation and Baccalaureate services rehearsals and speaker nominations, senior photo, senior gift, Baccalaureate Service invitations, cap and gowns, and the senior banquet.

All graduating seniors are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

Two meeting times are being offered to accomodate possible scheduling conflicts with other events. The second meeting will be held later Feb. 26 from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in 0016 Westbrook.

Jill Raitt Lecture: “Pauli Murray’s Theological Legacy and Resources for a Common Freedom Struggle" with Sarah Azaransky of University of San Diego

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Nikki Raye Rice (nikki.rice@duke.edu) or Logan Mehl-Laituri (logan.mehl.laituri@duke.edu)

The Duke Divinity Women's Center is sponsoring the annual Jill Raitt Lectures featuring Sarah Azaransky, a postdoctoral teaching fellow in theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego. Her lecture will be on “Pauli Murray’s Theological Legacy and Resources for a Common Freedom Struggle."

In 1977, Murray was the first African American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest, and in 2012 she was elevated to be an Episcopal saint. She is a native of Durham, N.C.

Azaransky's research focuses on religion in American public life, specifically on issues of citizenship, social justice, and civil rights. Her book, The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith (2011) focuses on Murray, a critical figure at the intersection of the civil rights and women’s movements, who grounded her calls for democratic transformation in Christian concepts of reconciliation and the coming kingdom.

Every year, the Women's Center invites a distinguished speaker to the Divinity School. This annual formal lecture is in honor of Jill Raitt, the first tenured female faculty at the school.

"Responding to the Cry: Suicide Education and Prevention for Clergy" Brown-bag Lunch with Psychotherapist Chase Bannister

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

The offices of Student Life and Ministerial Formation at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a public, brown-bag lunch discussion with Chase Bannister, M.Div., M.S.W., of Bannister Psychotherapy in Durham, N.C., about suicide education and prevention for clergy. There will be a question and answer session.

The Reluctant Leader

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Harvard Law graduate resisted notions of leadership until she experienced a different model at Duke Divinity School.

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Divinity Student Council Week Community Covered-Dish Dinner

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

The Divinity Student Council will host a community covered-dish dinner for Duke Divinity School students, faculty, and staff and their family and friends as part of DSC Week on Feb. 4-8.

Participants are asked sign up for a dish to to bring on sign-up sheets in the Office of Student Life or the Student Lounge.

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