Student Life

Duke Divinity School Senior Class Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
Todd Maberry at

There will be a Duke Divinity School senior class meeting for students to learn more about 2011-12 graduation events including times, dates, locations, and other details.

Dean’s Basketball Challenge

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:30pm
0014 Westbrook Building and Cameron Gym
Cathy Watson at 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.

Duke Divinity School Community Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
Sanetta Ponton at

The Office of Student Life and the Divinity Student Council are inviting the Duke Divinity School community to a brainstorming session geared toward improving the lives of the students. The two will share their programs and ideas for the semester, as well as opportunities for involvement.

Free pizza will be provided for the first 50 attendees.


Lunch for Third-Year Students with Guest Professors

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook

All third-year M.Div. students at Duke Divinity School are invited to a free lunch, titled "Already-But-Not-Yet," with professors Stephen Chapman, Sujin Pak, and Warren Smith.

Register with Kiki Barnes.

Film Screening of "In the Valley of Elah" Sponsored by Milites Christi

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
0012 Westbrook

Milites Christi, a student organization, will sponsor a film screening at Duke Divinity School of "In the Valley of Elah," which explores themes including the Iraq War, prisoner abuse, and post traumatic stress syndrome. Free pizza will be served, and a discussion will follow the screening.

Transition to Ministry Seminar, "The Future Starts Now: Networking, Resume Writing and Interviewing" with Dave Odom

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

Dave Odom, executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, will be first speaker in a series of seven seminars in the 2012 Transition to Ministry Professional Development Series.

The series will focus on the three areas pertaining to the minister's vocational life: "Pastor as Person," "Pastor as Professional," and "Pastor in Community."

Register for this seminar by Feb. 7 to Cathy Watson by email or at (919) 660-3548.

Mentoring for Ministry Brown-Bag Lunch: Conversation with Professor Ellen Davis

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
031 Westbrook, Terrace Room
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

The Office of Student Life's brown-bag lunch seminar series, "Mentoring for Ministry Conversations with...," will feature Professor Ellen Davis as the guest this week.

Various guests are invited to the event to provide an opportunity for meaningful conversation between faculty, staff, community leaders, pastors, and students as Divinity School students prepare to enter ministry.

Dessert and drinks will be provided.

Register with Cathy Watson by email or at (919) 660-3548.

BRI(DDD)GE Reunion

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

All former participants in BRI(DDD)GE and anyone interested in being a leader for the 2012-2013 academic year are invited to join the Office of Student Life for a dinner to celebrate past successes and discuss future plans.

BRI(DDD)GE, Building Relationships In Durham through Duke Divinity Graduate Education, is a week-long, pre-orientation program for entering Divinity School students that nurtures Christian outreach within the Durham community.

Register with Cathy Watson by Jan. 31 by email or at (919) 660-3548.

"Addressing Domestic Violence as the Church" Workshop with Dina Helderman

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
0012 Westbrook
Women's Center (

The Women's Center at Duke Divinity School will host a workshop on "Addressing Domestic Violence as the Church" with Dina Helderman, who formerly worked at Summit House and the Durham Crisis Response Center. She is now  the operations director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

This domestic violence training workshop will teach participants how to provide pastoral care to those affected by domestic violence, respond using Christian resources, and empower survivors, as well as work through actual case studies. 

Lunch will be provided.

Register by Feb. 7 to

Basin and Towel Chili Cook-Off

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook
Megan Augustine at

Basin and Towel will hold its Second Annual Chili Cook-Off to raise money to buy theological textbooks for Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary in South Africa.

The cost of $2 each for chili and dessert helps to ship one textbook. Anyone interested in cooking chili or bringing a dessert for this event may contact Basin and Towel. Attendees also should register for this event on Facebook so there will be enough for everyone.