Student Life

Scared Worth Screening and Discussion of Film, "Before Stonewall," Sexuality and Theology (Part I)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook
Lynda Berg at or Ryan Nilsen at

Scared Worth at Duke Divinity School will present a lunch screening of clips from the first film, "Before Stonewall," in a two-part documentary, and then hold a group discussion on the film, and issues of sexuality and theology.

This is the first film in a two-part documentary exploring the narrative of the LGBTQ community in the United States from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The second film, "After Stonewall," will be shown Feb. 27.

Register with Lynda Berg or Ryan Nilsen for lunch.

Mentoring for Ministry: "Conversation with ... Professor Willie Jennings" Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
031 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

The Office of Student Life will hold its next Mentoring for Ministry event, "Conversation with ... Professor Willie Jennings," on discernment and ministerial calling.

Register to attend this brown-bag lunch featuring Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School.

"Stories of Sexual Identity" Brown-Bag Lunch

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0012 Westbrook

There will be a brown-bag lunch on "Stories of Sexual Identity" featuring a panel discussion with a third-year Duke Divinity School M.Div. student, a preceptor, and a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student sharing about being Christian and falling in love with someone of the same gender, their faith being challenged by issues of sexuality, and accepting their sexual orientation yet choosing to remain celibate.

There also will be a question and answer session.

Transition to Ministry Seminar: "Ministerial Ethics" with Ken Carter

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
0013 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

Ken Carter, the superintendent of the Waynesville District of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will speak on "Ministerial Ethics" at the next Transition to Ministry Seminar.

Carter has served in ministry for 28 years, most recently at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. He is a member of the Duke Divinity School's Board of Visitors, a former chair of his conference's Board of Ordained Ministry, and chair of the Western North Carolina Conference delegation to the 2012 General Conference.

Lunch will be served to those who register to attend the seminar.


"Black, White, and Baptist" Panel Discussion and Dinner Sponsored by Baptist House of Studies

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
York Reading Room, Duke Divinity Library
Callie Davis at (919) 660-3599 or

The Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold a dinner and a panel discussion, "Black, White, and Baptist" about issues of ethnicity and culture as they relate to Christian and denominational identities

Panelists will include M.Div. students, and professors Stephen Chapman and William Turner sharing their personal and ministerial stories about whether their ethnicities shaped their denominational identities, and how they see themselves and their ministries today. The goal is for attendees to learn from the panelists' experiences how to improve relationships with fellow Christians in their classrooms and congregations.

"Claiming an Authoritative Voice" Brown-Bag Lunch with Daphne Wiggins-Obie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

The Duke Divinity School Women’s Center and the Black Seminarians Union will sponsor a brown-bag lunch with Daphne Wiggins-Obie, associate pastor of Union Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. She will discuss the importance of women, especially during the ordination process, to claim an authoritative voice.

Wiggins-Obie brings over 20 years of ministry experience to teach and dialogue concerning women locating their authentic place in ministry.

Service of the Word with Jonathan Andersen Preaching

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel or (919) 660-3539

Jonathan Andersen, a Duke Divinity School student, will preach at this public worship service.

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.