Student Life

“Loving God Mind, Body and Strength: Orienting Yourself to Life as a Divinity Student"

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
0012 Westbrook
Elizabeth Moyer (919) 660-3461 or

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor a back-to-basics information session for students to gather tools for a close reading of Scripture and textbooks, writing theologically, and surviving as a student without mounting debt. Light refreshments will be served.

Deacons @ Duke

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0013 Westbrook

The Deacons@Duke, a support and exploration group for Duke Divinity School students interested in the Order of Deacon, especially in the United Methodist tradition, will hold a meeting to share information and help each other discern their callings to the ministries of the deacon. Featured speakers will be Judy Stephens of the N.C. Annual Conference, Jane Brannock of the Western N.C. Annual Conference, Andy Keck, a Divinity School librarian and deacon in full connection, and Anita Wood of the UMC's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

85th Divinity School Baccalaureate

Monday, May 16, 2011

View video and photos from the service of worship honoring our graduating senior class.

The Duke Divinity School celebrated its 85th Baccalaureate service May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Duke Chapel. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, delivered a sermon, “The View from Mount Elijah,” based on the Old Testament lesson in I Kings 17:1-24  and the Gospel lesson in Mark 9:2-8.


Divinity Women's Center Hosts Study Break

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 1:00pm to Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 3:00pm
Duke Divinity Women's Center

The Duke Divinity School Women’s Center will provide free coffee and snacks from Alpine Bagels for a study break 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The event is open to all members of the Duke Divinity community.

Broadway Revue Raises $4,000

Two performances of annual show doubled 2010 donations for AIDS relief
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The annual showcase of student, faculty, and staff talent raised funds for the Alliance for AIDS Services Carolina-Durham and Zoe Ministry.


The fifth annual Broadway Revue raised $4,000 for the Alliance for AIDS Services Carolina-Durham and Zoe Ministry, doubling the previous year’s donations.Smith and Hays in "To Life"


Basin and Towel Holds Book Donation for South African Seminary

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 (All day) to Friday, May 6, 2011 (All day)
104 Westbrook or

Basin and Towel is sponsoring a book collection for Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The new seminary has few books and limited financial resources to buy them. Donations of new or lightly used textbooks may be dropped off at 104 Westbrook. Books should be ones published after 1990 or those considered "standard" or "classic" texts useful in seminary classes.

Transition to Ministry Workshop: “Incarnational Ministry: Serving the Church without Starving Your Soul”

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
0013 Westbrook

This Transition to Ministry Workshop, “Incarnational Ministry: Serving the Church without Starving Your Soul,” will focus on the challenges of well-being and health in ministry. There will be a discussion on strategies for creating paradigms of ministry and leadership that model and enable health, healing, and responsive ministries. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop will share how she has managed to serve the church without starving her soul. Register to by noon April 15, 2011 to receive a free lunch.

Duke Divinity Spouse Group Family Fun Day

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Lawn beside Duke Chapel

The Duke Divinity Spouse Group will host a Family Fun Day featuring an ice cream bar, Frisbee playing, beanbag toss, egg dyeing, and an Easter egg hunt for children. Register to by April 15 to attend.

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Last Day of Divinity Classes Community Celebration

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Behind Westbrook Building

The Divinity Student Council will hold a a Divinity School "Last Day of Class" celebration immediately following Closing Convocation for students, faculty, and staff. The event will offer an opportunity for fellowship and free food.