Student Life

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.

Divinity Student Council Week "Spirit Day"

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Duke Divinity School
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

The Divinity Student Council will sponsor a "Spirit Day" in which Duke Divinity School students, faculty, and staff are invited to show school spirit and celebrate community by wearing Divinity School related attire. The event is part of DSC Week on Feb. 4-8. Prizes will be given for the most creative display of school spirit.

"Big Promises and the American Prosperity Gospel" with Kate Bowler

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0012 Westbrook
Elizabeth Murray (elizabeth.a.murray@duke.edu)

Manos Unidas and the Asian Theology student groups at Duke Divinity School will hold a discussion with Kate Bowler, Divinity School assistant professor of the history of Christianity in the United States, on "Big Promises and the American Prosperity Gospel."

The talk will examine the prosperity gospel's spiritual guarantees of health, money, and happiness. It will also explore how the movement originated and how churches around the world can fulfill a gospel of big promises.

Moving Prayer Service

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:15pm to 6:00pm
Goodson Chapel
Sarah Wilcox (sew40@duke.edu)

The New Creation Arts student group at Duke Divinity School will hold a public Moving Prayer Service. Moving prayer is a physical practice for exploring non-verbal listening and communicating. Storytelling, prayer, and worship through postures and movements of the body will be practiced.

Deans' Basketball Challenge

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 5:15pm
The Divinity Refectory
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

Duke University deans and the Divinity School Office of Student Life are sponsoring the 2013 "Deans' Basketball Challenge." Divinity School students, faculty, and staff and their families may buy a $10 ticket for the event, which includes a reserved seat ticket for the Duke women's basketball game against Maryland, a T-shirt, and a pre-game community meal in The Divinity Refectory beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets and T-shirts may be ordered from a Student Life table to be located in the hallway of The Divinity Refectory from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 24 and Jan. 29-31.

 

 

Men & Mass Media: A Conversation About Faith & the Cultural Presentation of Masculinity

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0013 Westbrook
Logan Mehl-Laituri (logan.mehl.laituri@duke.edu)

The Duke Divinity Women's Center will hold a brown-bag discussion with Duke Divinity School Professor Amy Laura Hall and Logan Mehl-Laituri, center co-coordinator and an M.T.S. student at the school, on the ways in which masculinity is displayed in contemporary American culture.

During the discussion, "Men & Mass Media: A Conversation About Faith & the Cultural Presentation of Masculinity," the ways these representations interact with men and women of faith will be explored in conversation and with the audience.

Pizza will be provided to the first 50 participants, and the session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

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