Student Life

A Biblical Perspective on UMC Support of Farmworker Organizing

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
0015 Westbrook or

The Duke Divinity School student group, "Manos Unidas," and National Farm Worker Ministry-NC are co-sponsing a presentation and discussion of theological perspectives that motivate the United Methodist Church's support of farmworker organizing. Topics will include immigration, the place of farm workers in the U.S. food system and the rights of workers to organize.

Florida UMC Conference Visit

Monday, October 3, 2011 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2011 (All day)
103 Westbrook
Debra Woodell (

Representatives from the Florida Conference will be on campus to meet with students for two days. They will also be hosting students for dinner on Oct. 4, at a local restaurant. Contact Debra Woodell in the Dean’s Office for more information.

How to Apply to Doctoral Programs

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook

The M.T.S. and Th.M. programs at Duke Divinity School are sponsoring a joint brown-bag lunch for students considering doctoral work. All students at the Divinity School are welcome to attend. Speakers will include professors Reinhard Huetter, Warren Smith and Stephen Chapman.

Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry Information Session

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook

The Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry at Duke Divinity School will hold an information session for students interested in earning the Certificate in Gender, Theology, and Ministry and for anyone interested in knowing more about the program. The session will provide an opportunity to meet faculty and other interested students, as well as learn about courses being offered in the spring semester. Students now enrolled in the GTM program and those who have earned the certificate are invited to share their perspective and experience. Light refreshments will be served. Those unable to attend the meeting but interested in the program may contact Professor Anathea Portier-Young at

New Creation Concert Series with Jon Watts

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Goodson Chapel

New Creation Arts Group will continue its concert series by hosting a performance by Jon Watts, a Quaker singer-songwriter who is releasing a new album called "Clothe Yourself in Righteousness." The album explores body theology and was inspired by a paper written by Maggie Harrison on the early Quakers' practice of going naked as a sign. Watts and Harrison, who will also be present, will respond to audience questions.

"When Honoring Your Call Calls You Into Conflict" with Jimmy Creech

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
OO14 Westbrook
Joanna Mayer at or Ryan Nilsen at

Sacred Worth, a Duke Divinity School student group, and DukeOUT will sponsor a talk on "When Honoring Your Call Calls You Into Conflict" by Divinity School alumnus Jimmy Creech, a former United Methodist Church minister and author of "Adam's Gift." A free lunch will be provided. Register by Nov. 11. 

Manos Unidas Welcome Lunch

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 12:25pm to 1:30pm
0013 Westbrook or (919) 660-3545

Manos Unidas, a revived Duke Divinity School student group focused on ministry, fellowship and service with Latino communities, will hold a welcome lunch. Attendees will receive a free lunch featuring Mexican food.

The group discusses issues affecting the Latino community abroad and in North Carolina, including how the doubling of the Hispanic population in the last decade in the state has affected the corporate and local church. In addition to lunch discussions throughout the academic year, the group will sponsor excursions to ministries and non-profits working with Latino communities and provide opportunities to worship in Spanish.

“Soldiers of Conscience” Movie Screening Hosted by Milites Christi

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
0014 Westbrook or

Milites Christi will host the screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary, "Soldiers of Conscience." The film is about soldiers in the Iraq War struggling with the morality of killing.

Free pizza will be served.

Divinity Student Council Student Activities Fair

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Westbook Hallway or

The Office of Student Life and the Divinity School Council will sponsor a Student Activities Fair for students to learn more about and participate in the different groups and programs at the Divinity School. Representatives will be present to talk about their organizations, and there will be sign-up sheets to join.

Potluck Dinner Honoring International Students

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room or Justin Maynard (

Internationally Minded People of Faith will hold a potluck dinner honoring international students. Bring a dish or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided. There will be a short meeting after dinner to discuss upcoming events for the semester. IMPF is a Duke Divinity School student group that aims to partner with international friends in ministry and to advocate for justice issues throughout the world.

Register by Sept. 12 and indicate the dish you plan to bring.