Student Life

Live at the Lampstand

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook
Office of Student Life (

Live at the Lampstand is a monthly opportunity at lunchtime for Duke Divinity School students, staff and faculty to showcase their creative talents in live performances of vocal and instrumental pieces, original poetry and short story readings, dance, comedy, paintings or skits.

To perform, contact Christopher Hogin at

The audience may bring their lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Duke Divinity School Community Supper

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Office of Student Life (

The Office of Student Life will hold its monthly community dinner for Duke Divinity School students, staff, faculty, and their families. This free meal is an opportunity to relax and build relationships.


Divinity School Housekeepers' Appreciation Reception

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Office of Student Life (

The Divinity Student Council and the student body are hosting the annual Housekeepers' Appreciation Reception during the holidays to show appreciation for the Divinity School's housekeeping staff. Divinity students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Financial donations are being accepted for the seven housekeeping staff by Cathy Watson of the Office of Student Life at 113 Gray Building. The deadline to make a donation is Nov. 26.

Posada Celebration

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
1002 West Trinity Ave.
Lindsay Eierman (

The Manos Unidas (United Hands) student group at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a Posada Celebration. This Mexican Advent tradition reinacts the Biblical story of Mary and Joseph's searching and finding shelter before the birth of Jesus. The celebration also includes a fellowship meal of tamales and breaking of a piñata.

The student group, which is affiliated with the Hispanic House of Studies, seeks to nurture the body of Christ with a particular care for the Latinao community.

Register to Lindsay Eirman

"Angel Tree" Gift Donation Project

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (All day) to Friday, December 7, 2012 (All day)
Outside Cokesbury Bookstore and also outside 108 Gray Building
Office of Student Life (

The Basin & Towel student group and the Office of Student Life at Duke Divinity School are collaborating with St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., to buy Christmas gifts for 75 members of the Walltown community who are in need.

Students, faculty, and staff may select a paper angel from an "Angel Tree" placed at two locations in the school: next to Cokesbury Bookstore on the basement level and the other is in the hall outside of the Academic Formation & Programs Office (108 Gray Building) beside the elevator. 

Information on the type of gift to buy is on the reverse side of the paper angel. Gifts will go to children, senior citizens, families in need of food, and families in need of help due to house fires.

Wrapped gifts need to be taked to the Office of Student Life, 113 Gray Building, by Dec. 7 so that the gifts can be distributed by the church minister to Walltown residents.

Post-Traumatic Saint: Understanding Resiliency and Healing by Examining the Life of Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook
Alaina Kleinbeck (

Milites Christi, a Duke Divinity School student group seeking to develop a pastoral response to the problems of war and peace, will hold a public talk on "Post-Traumatic Saint: Understanding Resiliency and Healing by Examining the Life of Francis of Assisi."

The talk will be by Divinity School Th.M. student Jeff Matsle, who will share his life story of being a professional soldier, prisoner of war, social outcast, and enemy of the state and church until being transformed by readings on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Divinity School Holiday Community Dinner and Senior Graduate Celebration

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
York Room and Goodson Chapel
Office of Student Life (

The Methodist House of Studies, the Divinity Student Council, and the Office of Student Life will host a free community dinner to celebrate the holiday season and Duke Divinity School December graduates. The monthly dinner is open to Divinity School students, faculty, and staff.

The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the December graduate celebration at 6:30 p.m., both in the York Reading Room in Gray Building. The event will be followed by an Advent Service at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel.

To register

Alternative Christmas Market

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Refectory Hallway, Westbrook Building
Office of Student Life (

The Basin and Towel student group and the Office of Student Life at Duke Divinty School are sponsoring the 24th Alternative Christmas Market in the hallway outside the Divinity Refectory.

The market provides an opportunity to shop for unique Christmas gifts that also support local and global ministries committed to fair trade, as well as helping to feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and clothing for the poor.

Date Night for First-Year Married Students

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Allen Stanton (

The First-Year Class at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a "Date Night for First-Year Married Students." First-year married couples are invited to a special evening of fellowship featuring candle light, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a jazz ensemble. 

Childcare will be provided by first-year student volunteers in the student lounge. The care will include food and entertainment.

Dinner, Film and Discussion: "Love Free or Die" Sponsored by Sacred Worth

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Episcopal Center at Duke, 505 Alexander Ave.
Lynda Berg (

Sacred Worth, a student group at Duke Divinity School, and the Episcopal Campus Ministry invites the Duke community to share dinner and a discussion about "Love Free or Die," a documentary about Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the Episcopal Church.