vol 2 | issue 16 

Advent is a liturgical season of anticipating and birthing. Advent is also a time for reflecting on what it means that God became human and dwelt upon the earth. During Advent we anticipate the many ways in which God arrives in our midst. We also celebrate how God continues to dwell upon the earth in us and in the generous gifts of creation.
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REMINDER: Course Evaluations | Please complete the course evaluations you received via email for each of your courses by December 14.



TONIGHT! Incarnation Celebration - Friday, December 6, 6:00pm - Lower Auditorium SLC invites you as well as your partners and families to celebrate the Christmas season. The Incarnation Celebration is a cherished tradition  of jovial laughter and genuine presence with one another. Bring your favorite finger food or dessert to share; SLC will provide apple cider and hot cocoa. There will be crafts for children, a tacky/ugly Christmas Sweater contest, and a Variety Show.



University Annual Lovefeast - Sunday, December 8, 8:00 - 9:30pm - Wait Chapel | The Lovefeast is sponsored by the University and celebrates one of the unique traditions of the Moravian community in Winston-Salem. The Quad is lined with luminaries, the Chapel is adorned with Christmas decorations, the concert choir and Moravian band are featured, traditional Moravian coffee and buns are served, and beeswax candles are provided to all who attend. Get there early! You can watch it live online if you can't make it. >>Add to your calendar.



Final Exam Schedule | Refresh your memory on where and when your final exams will be held.



JOIN US! Holiday Luncheon and Exam Break - Tuesday, December 10, 12:00noon - Lower Auditorium | Join together as a community for a holiday luncheon (soup and sandwich buffet) and exam break as we close out the fall semester. >>Add to your calendar.


STARTING TOMORROW: Exam Study Spaces | The Lower Auditorium and rooms 105, 114, 201, 202, 213, 301A, and 302 will be available for your use from December 7 - 14 as exam study spaces each day from 8:00am until midnight. Please note previously scheduled meetings and other room commitments (like final exams) have priority access to spaces previously reserved. Be courteous if another group is already in a space during that week.


Chili Cook Off Results | Thank you to all who took the time to prepare and bring in your chili for the cook-off!  It was a close vote, but the winners were:

  • Best Tasting:   "Experimental 73"  (Andrew Gardner)
  • Most Creative:  "Bamboozled"  (Courtney Stamey)
  • Spiciest while still edible:  "Veggie"  (by Susan Robinson)



Job of the Week

Winston-Salem, NC - Anthony's Plot, an affiliated ministry of The Board of Cooperative Ministries, is seeking overnight shelter monitors to provide leadership and oversight of the nightly operation of the winter overflow shelter. Position is for 24-36 hours/week. This position will report directly to Rev. Russ May and the Congregation and Community Outreach Meeting (a collaborative body that serves the WS homeless community with the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and the WS/FC Council on Homeless Services). This position is located in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

>> 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.). 
Scholarships of the Week
Risden P. Reece Scholarship (Deadline: January 27) 
Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship Fund (Deadline: January 27)
>>Applications for both of the scholarships above can be found here.

>> View the complete listing oexternal scholarship resources.

Men's Basketball vs. Richmond - Saturday, December 7, 2:00pm - Joel Coliseum | Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game. Fans will receive a free ticket to the game with the donation of a new toy with a retail value of $10 or greater.

Candlelight Tours of the Reynolda Museum of Art - Saturday, December 7, 4:30 - 7:00pm 
Share Reynolda House with your friends and family this holiday season on a guided Candlelight Tour. Learn why Katharine Reynolds decorated with nandina berries rather than holly and what interesting items found their way to the menu for Christmas dinner. The dining table will be set with Katharine's china, an organist will play carols on the original Aeolian organ, and family Christmas cards and letters will be on view from the Museum archives. Tickets include refreshments and live entertainment each night: Grimsley High School Madrigals (Thursday), the Central Carolina Children's Chorus (Friday), and R.J. Reynolds High School A Cappella (Saturday). >>Buy tickets now.
Holiday Pops Concert: Carolina Brass - Thursday, December 12, 7:30pm - Reynolda House Museum of American Art | Members/students - $10; non-members - $15.
Innertube Water Polo - Friday, December 13, 12:00 - 1:00pm - Reynolds Gym

Walking Together: Christian Communities and Faithful Responses to Mental Illness - February 6-8, 2014 - Houston, TX | The Walking Together Conference will unearth stories of Christians caring for persons with mental illness in order to inspire groundbreaking ways for communities to walk together with people suffering from severe, persistent mental illness. Find out more and register today.

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

Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico at the Museum of AnthropologyMOA's annual exhibit includes new information with sections about the celebration's history and its unique folk art. The centerpiece is a traditional Mexican ofrenda: a home altar with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, food and beverage offerings, marigolds, and photos of deceased relatives to honor the dead. A children's ofrenda and a digital photo essay illustrating different aspects of the celebration are also on display. Text is in English and Spanish. Admission is free. Exhibit runs through December 13. 

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