Student Life

Post-Traumatic Saint: Understanding Resiliency and Healing by Examining the Life of Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook
Alaina Kleinbeck (alaina.kleinbeck@duke.edu)

Milites Christi, a Duke Divinity School student group seeking to develop a pastoral response to the problems of war and peace, will hold a public talk on "Post-Traumatic Saint: Understanding Resiliency and Healing by Examining the Life of Francis of Assisi."

The talk will be by Divinity School Th.M. student Jeff Matsle, who will share his life story of being a professional soldier, prisoner of war, social outcast, and enemy of the state and church until being transformed by readings on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Divinity School Holiday Community Dinner and Senior Graduate Celebration

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
York Room and Goodson Chapel
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

The Methodist House of Studies, the Divinity Student Council, and the Office of Student Life will host a free community dinner to celebrate the holiday season and Duke Divinity School December graduates. The monthly dinner is open to Divinity School students, faculty, and staff.

The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the December graduate celebration at 6:30 p.m., both in the York Reading Room in Gray Building. The event will be followed by an Advent Service at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel.

To register

Alternative Christmas Market

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Refectory Hallway, Westbrook Building
Office of Student Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

The Basin and Towel student group and the Office of Student Life at Duke Divinty School are sponsoring the 24th Alternative Christmas Market in the hallway outside the Divinity Refectory.

The market provides an opportunity to shop for unique Christmas gifts that also support local and global ministries committed to fair trade, as well as helping to feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and clothing for the poor.

Date Night for First-Year Married Students

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Allen Stanton (allen.stanton@duke.edu)

The First-Year Class at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a "Date Night for First-Year Married Students." First-year married couples are invited to a special evening of fellowship featuring candle light, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a jazz ensemble. 

Childcare will be provided by first-year student volunteers in the student lounge. The care will include food and entertainment.

Dinner, Film and Discussion: "Love Free or Die" Sponsored by Sacred Worth

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Episcopal Center at Duke, 505 Alexander Ave.
Lynda Berg (lynda.berg@duke.edu)

Sacred Worth, a student group at Duke Divinity School, and the Episcopal Campus Ministry invites the Duke community to share dinner and a discussion about "Love Free or Die," a documentary about Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the Episcopal Church.

Farewell Event for Todd Maberry

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
York Room, 229 Gray Building
sanderson@div.duk.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a farewell event open to students, faculty, and staff for Todd Maberry, director of academic formation and programs. He will be leaving Nov. 30 to become a minister at Downtown Resurrection, a church in the urban center of Kansas City, Mo.

Contact Samantha Anderson to register by Nov. 23.

Students Thinking Theologically about Reconciliation Group Sponsors Public Meeting

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Terrace Room (031 Westbrook)
Jean Adler (jean.adler@duke.edu)

The Students Thinking Theologically about Reconciliation (STAR) student group at Duke Divinity School will hold a public meeting to explore what reconciliation means for ministers and for Christians, and how to become a part of God's reconciling work in the world.

Cokesbury Booksigning with Logan Mehl-Laituri

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Cokesbury Bookstore
Rebecca T. Turner (rturner@cokesbury.com)

Cokesbury Bookstore at Duke Divinity School will host a public booksigning by Duke Divinity School student Logan Mehl-Laituri of his new book, "Reborn on the Fourth of July."

Cokesbury Christmas Open House

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, November 10, 2012 (All day)
Cokesbury Bookstore
Rebecca T. Turner (rturner@cokesbury.com)

Cokesbury Bookstore at Duke Divinity School will hold its annual Christmas Open House on Thurs., Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sat., Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The open house includes 25 percent off of in-store stock and a coupon valued at $10 off the customer's next visit.

"Why Women's Issues are Every Pastor's Issues" Brown-Bag Lunch with Professor Chuck Campbell

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
110 Gray Building
Nikki Raye Rice (nikki.rice@duke.edu)

The Divinity School Women's Center will sponsor a brown-bag lunch group discussion, "Why Women's Issues are Every Pastor's Issues." Chuck Campbell, professor of homiletics at the school, will lead an open dialogue about pastoral responsibility and women's issues.

Attendees may bring their lunch. Drinks and cookies will be provided

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