Student Life

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.

Sacred Worth Group Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
030 Langford
Lynda Berg at

Anyone interested in the Sacred Worth student group at Duke Divinity School is invited to attend this meeting, which will include a discussion about upcoming events, volunteer sign-up opportunities, and an opportunity to get acquainted with each other.

Creation Matters Brown-Bag Lunch

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
042 Langford
Farley Smith at

Duke Divinity School students are invited to attend a brown-bag lunch of the Creation Matters group.

Divinity Knitters Meeting

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Drew Weseman at

People who knit or crochet are invited to a brown bag lunch to build community by working together to produce knitted items for donation to social ministries such as Open Table Ministries and Urban Ministries. The items will help people stay warm. No previous skill is needed, but participants must bring their own needles and yarn. Donations of unused yarn also can be made at Room 113, Gray Building.