APRIL 28 - MAY 2
vol 2 | issue 31
This will be the final edition of "This Week" for the Spring semester. The Offices of Communications, Admissions, Student Services, and Academic Affairs wish you illumined minds and hearts as you prepare for final exams and papers. May you find rest and time for renewal this summer.


A farewell to the Class of 2014: "I hope that you remain confident in and excited about how God will live and work in your lives. Your commitments to and passions for ministry and the leadership skills and gifts that continue to grow within you give me hope for the future of Gospel work and communities." Read more.




Religious Perspectives in Bioethics - A Narrative Journey

Tuesday, April 29, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Emergency Medicine Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Meads Hall, Wake Forest Baptist

Too frequently, a patient's religious perspectives are viewed as complications to communication and care coordination, failing to take into consideration how a patient's faith is reflected in their health care choices. Co-led by Keith Stirewalt (MDiv '06), Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn, and Father Brian Cook. Register to attend online at http://northewestahec.org or register on-site the day of the talk.



Classes End - Wednesday, April 30



End of Year Banquet
Thursday, May 1, 7:30pm, The Barn @ WFU | Add to your calendar.
The entire community (including spouses, partners, and children) is invited to the End of Year Banquet. We will honor our third year students and celebrate the end of the academic year. Banquet runs form 7:30 - 9:30pm, followed by a little dancing.  You can still register to attend if you haven't already so we know who to expect.



Pathways in Ministry Survey

Thanks to all who have participated in the various Pathways in Ministry offerings this year - we had about 174 participants total in all of the events. As we plan for next year it would be tremendously helpful to hear from you what worked well, what needs improvement, and what other workshops we might offer to assist your vocational discernment and planning. So, please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey and offer your feedback.



Worship Leadership for Rising Third Years

A survey went to all rising third year students who are interested in providing worship leadership next year. Please remember to complete the survey no later than May 1 so the Chapel Committee can make plans for next year. If you have any questions please contact Chris Copeland.


Special Announcement and Invitation

The Baptist Joint Committee's annual Religious Liberty Council luncheon to be held in conjunction with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Atlanta, GA. The event will be held on Friday, June 27, at 11:30 a.m. in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. A generous donor has purchased five seats for Wake Div students to attend the luncheon. This year's speaker is Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the president and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership. Melissa was the BJC's associate general counsel from 1994-1999 and the general counsel from 1999-2000. She also served as director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University Divinity School and a nonresident senior fellow at The Brooking Institution. In 2008, she co-authored a book titled Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court.  If you are interested in attending, please email Mary Ellen Walter in the Office of Admissions and Student Services no later than May 23rd



Upcoming Conferences That May Interest You

  • The Hampton Ministers' Conference 100th Anniversary: Held June 1-6, 2014 at Hampton University in Virginia, this year's theme is "Honor Our Past, Anticipating Our Future." The Hampton Ministers' Conference began in 1914 to address the growing concerns of the African-American church and its relationship to the community. The conference welcomes anyone from all Christian denominations, which is what originally set the Hampton conference apart and has led to the success seen today. Learn more and register at http://minconf.hamptonu.edu/.    
  • 2014 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly: Held June 23-27, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, this year's theme is "Woven Together." The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) is a fellowship of Baptist Christians who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. Learn more and register at http://www.thefellowship.info/General-Assembly/.   
  • Wild Goose Festival: Held June 26-29, 2014 in Hot Springs, NC, the Wild Goose Festival is a community gathered at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music, and art. It is an 4-day, outdoor festival. "Wild Goose" is a Celtic spirituality metaphor that evokes unpredictability, beauty, and grace. Learn more and register at http://www.wildgoosefestival.org. One of this year's featured speakers is Fred Bahnson. Other speakers include Sara Miles, Jim Wallis, and Brian D. McLaren.

Registration Open for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Thursday, May 8, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Goodwill Industries, Central Meeting Room (2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem)
The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County and CenterPoint Human Services are co-sponsoring a "Youth Mental Health First Aid" training. Interested participants must register in advance and pay online at www.triadmentalhealth.org (click "Events" once there). This training is educational and introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, ages 12-18. It will also teach how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The cost is $55.00 a person which includes lunch, training materials, and certification. You must be present all day to receive certification.

Job of the Week

Raleigh, NC - Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church, a progressive Presbyterian Community, is seeking a part-time Director of Children's Ministries. This person will build a program and minister primarily to elementary aged children, with a secondary focus on preschool aged children. Review the complete job description.

>> View the detailed job listing for the position above and all available job listings (sorted by category) here.

Did you know that the Admissions Office keeps a list of external scholarship resources to assist you with finding scholarship and grants to support the cost of your education? There are a variety of awards available, some with certain eligibility requirements (i.e., location, denomination, etc.). 
>> View the complete listing oexternal scholarship resources.

Farewell Community Worship and Lunch
Tuesday, 11:00am - Davis Chapel & Lower Auditorium

Coffee Hour - Wednesday, 11:00am - Lower Auditorium
Bring your mug, a treat to share (if you're able), and enjoy the company of community and conversation.

Intercessory Prayer - Wednesday, 12:00pm - Wingate 105
Join together with faculty, staff, and students for a brief service of intercessory prayer.

Chamber Music Concert II
Sunday, April 27, 7:30pm, Brendle Recital Hall

Extra Carillon Music
Monday and Tuesday, April 28 - 29, 8:30am - 5:30pm
You will hear extra carillon music these two days. The record-breaking number of students this semester meant that many of them practiced each week, but never got a chance to peform on the carillon. 

Wake Daffodil Project Holocaust Memorial Garden
Monday, April 28, 3:00 - 4:00pm, Porter Byrum Welcome Center | More information.

Poteat Lecture with Sam Gladding (Counseling Department)
Monday, April 28, 4:00pm, Kulynych Auditorium, Porter Byrum Welcome Center | More details.


Explaining Homeopathy in Historical Contexts of its 
Origins around 1800
Monday, April 28, 5:00 - 7:00pm, Greene Hall 239 | More information.

Botanical Illustration: The Flowers and the Bees
Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Reynolda Gardens Education Wing | More details.

Free Advanced Screening of "Neighbors"
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Carswell Hall 111
"Neighbors" stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efront, and Rose Byrne. Sponsored by Universal Pictures.

Lavender Graduation Celebration
Wednesday, April 30, 6:00pm, ZSR Auditorium 404
This ceremony will celebrate LGBTQ students and allies who have contributed to the rich diversity of our campus community. For more information, contact the LGBTQ Center.

University Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, April 30, 7:30pm, Brendle Recital Hall

Interested in other events in the Piedmont? Check out a listing of other upcoming events this week here.

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