Student Life

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.

"Axe of the Apostles Live" Comedy Performance

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (

"Axe of the Apostles," an improvisational comedy troupe of students at Duke Divinity School, will hold its final performance of the year.  The troupe is made up of performers of all levels of experience.

Annual Divinity School Broadway Revue (First Performance)

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC or (919) 660-3459

The 6th annual Duke Divinity School Broadway Revue fund-raiser will feature performances of music and dance selections from popular Broadway musicals performed by students, faculty, and staff.

There will be two performances  ̶­  one on April 5 at 7 p.m., and another on Saturday, April 6 at 5 p.m. Both performances will be at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. in Durham.

The event will feature a cast of about 50 students performing Broadway tunes and guest performances from faculty and staff including Cathy Watson, associate director of Student Life, Chaplain Sally Bates and Professor Stephen Chapman.

Free tickets for the show, which is a fundraiser for ZOE Ministries, are available from the Chaplain’s Office (101 Westbrook) or at the door. ZOE Ministries is a Zimbabwe orphans initiative with the goal of helping break the cycle of poverty and dependency.

To learn more about Zoe Ministries