Student Life

Duke Divinity School Closing Convocation

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel

Duke Divinity School will hold its 86th Closing Convocation worship service with William C. Turner Jr., associate professor of the practice of homiletics at the school, preaching. Dean Richard B. Hays will be the celebrant at the Service of the Word and Table that marks the end of the academic year and honors graduating seniors.

Senior Cross Service with Professor Jo Bailey Wells Preaching

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold its Senior Cross Service with Jo Bailey Wells, associate professor of the practice of Christian ministry and bible and also director of Anglican Studies at the school, preaching. The community service honors upcoming graduates, who will each be presented with a glass cross.

Peter Cole Lectures on "The Poetry of Kabbalah"

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:00pm
0014 Westbrook
Serena Elliott (

Peter Cole, the author of a new book, "The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition," will be a guest lecturer of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. His collection presents for the first time in English a substantial body of poetry that emerges directly from the sublime and often startling world of Jewish mysticism. He provides renderings of work composed on three continents over a 1,500-year period.

The free event is open to the public.

Closing Convocation and Baccalaureate Practice for Seniors

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Duke Chapel
David Steenburg at

Duke Divinity School will hold a Closing Convocation and Baccalaureate Service practice for graduating seniors. Senior class gift donations are also due. Donations can be made in advance to Betsy Poole in the Office of External Relations in 143 Langford.

"Women's Autobiographical Writing: The Spiritual Practice of Discovery" Discussion with Authors Carol Eckerman, Susan Steinbery, Katie Ricks

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
031 Westbrook

Carol Eckerman, author of the spiritual memoir Lessons in Simply Being: Finding the Peace within Tumult, will join Susan Steinbery and Katie Ricks, two of the co-authors of Wide Open Spaces: Women Exploring Call Through Stories and Reflections, in reading from their recently published books.

The audience will be invited to join them in a discussion about autobiographical writing as a spiritual discovering practice. 

The public events will be moderated by Duke Divinity School student and book publicist Erin Lane.

Mentoring for Ministry Series Brown-Bag Lunch Features Professor Mary McClintock Fulkerson on the Pauli Murray Project

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
031 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

The next brown-bag lunch session of the Mentoring for Ministry series, "Conversations with...," will feature Mary McClintock Fulkerson, professor of theology at Duke Divinity School, talking about her work with the the Pauli Murray Project. She also will share about her personal journey of faith and vocation at the event, sponsored by the Office of Student Life at the Divinity School.

"Addressing Substance Abuse as the Church" Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
0012 Westbrook

The Women's Center at Duke Divinity School and a team of experts from the fields of pastoral care and counseling, and mental health will hold a free workshop on "Addressing Substance Abuse as the Church."

Alcoholism and other substance addictions affect women, men, and children. This workshop will examine: how ministers should respond to congregants who struggle with substance addictions; how communities of faith promote, enhance, and support recovery for people with addiction as well as their families and friends; and how gender affects addiction and recovery.

A light breakfast and pizza lunch will be provided.

Register by April 11 to attend.

Deacons@Duke Divinity Meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook

Deacons@Duke will hold a lunch featuring United Methodist Deaconess Lisa Bachman with ministries in wellness and evangelism. She will speak about about the United Methodist deaconesses and home missioners, her particular calling, and how it is being met in her current ministry. Anyone is invited to attend.


Prison Studies Certificate Information Brown-Bag Lunch

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
Todd Mayberry (

Douglas Campbell, associate professor of New Testament, and Todd Mayberry, director of Academic Formation and Programs, at Duke Divinity School will hold a brown-bag lunch discussion on the Prison Studies Certificate course requirements and related activities. 

Centering Prayer Group Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
060 Langford
Sister Joanna Walsh at

The Centering Prayer group at Duke Divinity School meets on Tuesdays at the same time and location as a way of practicing contemplative prayer. Anyone is welcome to attend.