Student Life

2013-14 Project Bri(DDD)ge

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:00am to Monday, August 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, Duke Divinity School
(919) 660-3548

Duke Divinity School will hold Project Bri(DDD)ge (Building Relationships in Durham through Duke Divinity Graduate Education). The week-long, pre-orientation program is for entering students and seeks to nurture Christian outreach within the Durham, N.C., community and bridge areas of separation.

Invitations to participate in Bri(DDD)ge are emailed to incoming students in the early summer. Students can apply online.

Applications for the 2013-14 program are due June 30. For more information, contact the Office of Student and Community Life at (919) 660-3548 or visit the Project Bri(DDD)ge web page.

Theology and Music: Wrap Session

Class ends with sounds of hope
Thursday, April 25, 2013

The last week of this semester's Theology and Music class at Duke Divinity School culminated in student performances.


Last week, Duke Divinity School’s Theology and Music class wrapped up another semester with its final session, featuring musical collaborations and solo performances by the students. The performances included new work written for the class, as well as musical reflections on the Easter lectionary, social justice, and racial reconciliation.

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Prison Ministry Group Hosts Unlikely Friends

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Greg Taylor, wrongly convicted of murder, and Yolanda Littlejohn, whose sister he was convicted of murdering, shared their story.


Littlejohn, Crabtree, and Taylor spoke to students.On April 9, a group of students who met in the Divinity School class, “Prison Ministry: Restorative Justice,” led by Douglas Campbell, associate professor of New Testament, and Project TURN, a partnership between the Divinity School and local prisons, heard the story of an un

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Duke Divinity School Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
Duke Chapel or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will celebrate its 87th Baccalaureate service with J. Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology at the Divinity School, preaching. This 90-minute service of worship includes the traditional ritual of hooding for degree recipients and is open to the public.

Smith was selected by Divinity School Dean Richard B. Hays to preach after graduating students made nominations. His sermon will be based on the Old Testament text from 2 Samuel 6:1-12 and the New Testament text from 1 John 4:1-12.

The Baccalaureate service will be webcast live on the Duke Chapel webcast page and on Duke's Ustream.

Duke Divinity graduating students should meet before the Baccalaureate service in Goodson Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

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Student Wins FASPE

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Griff Gatewood will join the 2-week Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics program.


GatewoodGriff Gatewood, M.Div. ‘13, has been awarded a fellowship by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week program in New York, Germany, and Poland in June 2013.

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Divinity School Community End-of-the-Year Cookout Celebrating Graduates

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Outside Kellon Quick entrance of Divinity School
Office of Student and Community Life

The Office of Student Life and the Divinity Student Council will hold its annual Community End-of-the-Year Cookout celebrating 2013 graduates immediately following the Closing Convocation Service in Goodson Chapel. All Divinity School faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the free event.

"Praying In Color: Doodling Prayer"

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0013 Westbrook Building
Office of Student and Community Life

Students taking the Duke Divinity School course Spirtuality No. 999, "The History and Practice of Prayer," will hold a public event titled "Praying In Color: Doodling Prayer," about a specific prayer practice they have learned during the course and also their experiences from praying in the context of a prison.

The course is being taught by Divinity School professor Lauren Winner and Sarah Jobe, a chaplain and alumna.

"Live at the Lampstand" Honors Graduates

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (

Live at the Lampstand, a monthly lunch event that showcases the live talent of Duke Divinity School students, faculty, and staff, will hold its final performance of the year and honor upcoming graduates.

Dessert and drinks will be provided.

Senior Class Photograph

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
Duke Chapel steps
Office of Student Life (

Duke Divinity School's Office of Student Life has scheduled the class photo to be taken of graduating students from all degree programs. Students should meet on the steps of Duke Chapel immediately after the 11:20 a.m. worship service in Goodson Chapel.

Financial Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0012 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (

Sherrie Clayton, manager of the Accounting Student Loan Office at Duke University, will discuss aspects of financial literacy including budgeting, credit and making informed financial decisions at a public workshop sponsored by the Office of Student Life at Duke Divinity School.

Free pizza will be available for the first 30 participants.