Student Life

"Five Thoughts about Pastoring Artists in Your Community" with David Taylor

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
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The New Creation Arts Group will hold a brown bag discussion on "Five Thoughts about Pastoring Artists in Your Community" with David Taylor, a Th.D. student in theology and the arts. He is the former pastor of the arts ministry at Hope Chapel in Austin, Texas, and a contributor and editor of the book, "For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts." Taylor will discuss how theology and the arts can be relevant to parish ministry.

What Can the Art of Hymn-Leading Teach Us about Theology?

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 12:35pm to 1:25pm
Goodson Chapel Choir Balcony

Senior M.Div. student Mark Gorman will offer a presentation on "What Can the Art of Hymn-Leading Teach Us about Theology?" drawing on a directed reading course supervised by David Arcus, chapel organist and associate university organist, and Duke Divinity School Professor Jo Bailey Wells. The presentation will include demonstrations of improvisation and hymn-leading techniques on the Goodson Chapel organ, as well as proposals on what pastors and theologians can learn from organists' engagement with hymns.

Divinity School Second Annual Field Day

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Lawn Outside of Divinity (Kilgo Entrance)

The Second Annual Duke Divinity School Field Day for students, faculty, and staff will be a time to play some games and take a break during reading week.   Family and friends are also invited to the free event, coordinated by the Divinity Student Council. There will be free pizza. The event was rescheduled from April 9.

The location will be just ouside of the Divinity School, on the lawn in front of Duke Chapel.




Deadline for Ordering 2011 Senior Class Photo

Sunday, July 31, 2011 (All day)

The 2011 senior class photo will be available to purchase online using a credit or debit card through July 31, 2011. The cost will be $10 for each 8 X 10 color print and $3.99 total for shipping.

If you need assistance, send an e-mail to Sherry Williamson.

To purchase

Axe of the Apostles' Show

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
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Axe of the Apostles, a Duke Divinity School improvisation comedy group, will perform a show. Attendees may bring their lunches.

Free Tickets Available for Broadway Revue

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The annual fundraiser takes place April 15, with a repeat performance April 16, and features student, staff, and faculty talent.


Tickets are now available for the Divinity School’s 2011 Broadway Revue, an annual fundraiser showcasing student, staff, and faculty talent.

This year, the event  takes place in a new venue, Durham’s Hayti Heritage Center, and features two 7 p.m. performances—Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16.


Donna Banks D’06 to Lead Office of Student Life

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dean Richard B. Hays has announced that the Rev. Donna Banks will join the Divinity School as director of student life effective July 1, 2011.

Dean Richard B. Hays has announced that the Rev. Donna Banks will join the Divinity School as director of student life effective July 1, 2011.

“Seniors-Only” Live at the Lampstand Performances

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
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Duke Divinity School’s monthly talent show, “Live at the Lampstand,” will feature exclusively seniors and graduating students performing. Soft drinks and water will be provided.

In Haiti, a Focus on Friendship

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

During a spring break student retreat, sharing simple acts of friendship breaks the language barrier.

Kite flying in Haiti; photo by Pamela McKenneyInspired by the spirituality of Mother Teresa, the Divinity School’s spring break retreat in Haiti was devoted to praying, breaking bread, and visiting orphanages and hospitals. But there was also time for simple fun, including making and flying kites.


Reception for Spring Juried Art Exhibit

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Bovender Terrace (outside the Refectory Cafe) or

New Creation Arts Group will host a reception for the 3rd annual Duke Divinity School Spring Juried Art Exhibit, which is on display in the Cokesbury Bookstore hallway and student lounge in the O level of Gray Building. The reception will feature live music, poetry readings, and refreshments.

The exhibit’s theme, “Places of Redemption,” is based on Professor Mary McClintock Fulkerson’s book, “Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church.” Exhibit sponsors include the New Creation Arts Group, the Office of Student Life and Formation, Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, Center for Reconciliation, Office of Academic Formation and Programs, the Stuart Henry Arts Committee, Divinity School chaplain Sally Bates, and the Divinity Student Council.

  More about the exhibit