Student Life

Divinity Student Council Field Day and Farewell to Donna Banks, Director of Student Life

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Duke Chapel Lawn
Hannah Stubblefield (hannah.stubblefield@duke.edu) or Cathy Watson (cwatson@div.duke.edu)

The Divinity Student Council and the Divinity School Office of Student Life will hold a field day and a farewell celebration for Donna Banks, director of Student Life, during Reading Week (April 23-27).

The Divinity School community including students, faculty, and staff are invited to the free event, which will be the last community dinner of the semester and will include games.

Banks will be leaving the Divinity School early this summer to become a district superintendent in the United Methodist Church.

Farewell Events Set for Jo Bailey and Sam Wells

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Divinity School and Duke Chapel to celebrate couple’s contributions.

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Duke Divinity School and Duke Chapel will hold separate farewell celebrations for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells, also dean of Duke Chapel, in appreciation for their many contributions to the Divinity School, Duke, and Durham communities.

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Closing Convocation Service on April 19

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Duke Divinity School will hold its 86th Closing Convocation worship service with Professor William C. Turner Jr. preaching.

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.

Seniors recommended individual faculty members to preach at the service to Dean Hays, who made the final selection.

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Duke University Commencement Exercises

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 10:00am
Wallace Wade Stadium
Cathy Watson at cwatson@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3548

Duke University will hold its 60th Commencement Ceremony featuring a commencement address delivered by Fareed Zakaria, a journalist, author, and foreign policy advisor. The procession of students will begin at 9:30 a.m. 

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Duke Divinity School Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6:30pm
Duke Chapel
dsteenburg@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will celebrate its 86th Baccalaureate Service with Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel and research professor of Christian ethics at the school, preaching.

This 90-minute service of worship includes the traditional ritual of hooding for degree recipients. The event is free and open to the public. Duke Divinity seniors should meet in Goodson Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

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

Duke Divinity School Closing Convocation

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 11:25am
Goodson Chapel
dsteenburg@div.duke.edu

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
dsteenburg@div.duke.edu 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 (serena.elliott@duke.edu)

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 dsteenburg@div.duke.edu

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
erin.lane@duke.edu

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.

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