Student Life

"Say What?!...About Race" Open Forum

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Office of Student and Community Life (studentlife@div.duke.edu)

Members of the Duke Divinity School student community represented by students Sara Bayles, D'Najah Pendergrass, Josiah Brock, and Allen Stanton are sponsoring an open forum about race and race related issues in formal and informal conversations at the school. The purpose of the meeting titled "Say What?!...About Race" is to create an open dialogue.

Divinity School professors Eboni Marshall Turman, J. Kameron Carter, Willie Jennings, William Turner, Curtis Freeman, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson will help facilitate and participate in the meeting. Pizza will be served.

Register by Oct. 22 at noon.

"Remembering the LGBTQA Saints" Exhibit Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Divinity School Student Lounge (00 Level Gray Building) and Divinity Bookshop hallway
Lynda Berg (lab75@duke.edu) and Sarah Wilcox (sarah.wilcox@duke.edu)

Sacred Worth and New Creation Arts student groups at Duke Divinity School will host an opening reception of an exhibit, "Remembering the LGBTQA Saints," highlighting those who exhibit organizers say have moved the church and helpfully complicated simple categories and boundaries. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 21 to Nov. 23.

Refreshments will be served at the reception for Divinity School students, faculty, and staff.

“What Every Pastor Needs to Know: Mass Incarceration and Re-Entry, and Prison Studies at Duke Divinity"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook Building
kaitlyn.bowie@duke.edu

Prison Ministry Enlivening Duke Divinity (PriMEDD), a student group at Duke Divinity School, will sponsor a panel discussion on “What Every Pastor Needs to Know: Mass Incarceration and Re-entry, and Prison Studies at Duke Divinity School.”

The panelists will be Douglas Campbell, associate professor of New Testament at the school; Ian Stickland, director of Project TURN; and Sarah Jobe, chaplain at the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women.

Dessert will be provided.

Black Seminarians Union Brown-Bag Lunch

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:25pm
0015 Westbrook Building
D'Najah Pendergrass (dmp33@duke.edu)

The Black Seminarians Union, a student group at Duke Divinity School, will hold its monthly brown-bag lunch. All students are welcome.

"Step into the Story of Scripture: 'The Voice' and the New Testament" with David Capes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:30pm
0015 Westbrook Building
Office of Student and Community Life

The Office of Student and Community Life and the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a public lecture on a new Bible translation, The Voice, which has been published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher.

The lecture will be presented by David B. Capes, Thomas Nelson Research Professor in the Department of Theology at Houston Baptist University and lead scholar on the new translation. He will introduce the new translation and address issues of changing culture, biblical illiteracy, and Bible translation.

Lauren Winner, associate professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School, was one of the contributors to this translation.

Free pizza will be served to the first 50 attendees. Space will be limited.

Black Seminarians Union Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: How to Think and Write Theologically

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:25pm
110 Gray
D'Najah Pendergrass (dmp33@duke.edu)

The Black Seminarians Union, a student group  at Duke Divinity School, will sponsor a brown-bag lunch discussion on "How to Think and Write Theologically" open to any interested students. The presenters will be Judith Heyhoe, director of the Center for Theological Writing, and Willie Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies, both from the Divinity School.

New Creation Arts and the Divinity Women's Center Sponsors Visit to Nasher

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:30pm
Meet in Student Lounge
Sarah Wilcox (sarah.wilcox@duke.edu)

The New Creation Arts group and the Divinity Women's Center at Duke Divinity School are hosting a free trip for students to the Nasher Museum of Art to see "Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art," an exhibit of Muslim art collected from the late Doris Duke's home and also to view other multi-artist installations.

Students are asked to meet in the student lounge to be transported by bus and may stay at the museum as long as they wish.

2nd Annual Congregational Care Workshop: Exploring Cares and Concerns of and with LGBTQ Parishioners and their Families

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Lynda Berg (lab75@duke.edu)

Sacred Worth, a Duke Divinity School student group, will sponsor an all-day workshop exploring pastoral care and concerns of and with LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer) parishioners and their families.

In addition, the workshop will examine methods of pastoral care through the experience and guidance of local pastors, educators, and leaders from a variety of denominations.

Live at the Lampstand

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Office of Student and Community Life

The Duke Divinity School Office of Student and Community Life will hold its monthly "Live at the Lampstand." The event showcases the talents of Divinity School students, faculty, and staff. Performances include vocal and instrumental pieces, original poetry and short story readings, dance, comedy, paintings, and skits.

Live at the Lampstand

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Office of Student and Community Life

The Duke Divinity School Office of Student and Community Life will sponsor Live at the Lampstand featuring performances by "Axe of the Apostles," Dave Swanson, Josh Horne, Adam Baker and a "tournament of champions." This monthly lunchtime event showcases the creative and vocal talents of students, staff, and faculty.

Attendees may bring their lunch.

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