vol 2 | issue 22 

This week you are encouraged to participate in the Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change, led by renowned Civil Rights icon, Dr. Vincent Harding. It will be an opportunity to explore themes of civil rights and social justice. Read more. 





Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change
February 17 - 2, 6:00 - 9:00pm (each evening), Farrell Hall
Interested in dedicating a week of evenings to exploring themes of civil rights and social justice?
The Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change seeks to aid justice advocates develop skills and gain historical perspective for advancing current social issues in their communities.The intensive four day seminar will be facilitated by renowned Civil Rights icon, Dr. Vincent Harding and local social justice practitioners. Best known as a historian of African American religious traditions, for his work with and writings about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his leadership on the "Eyes On The Prize" documentary series, Harding uses past and present social movements to help participants understand how to galvanize for nonviolent social change.

Community Workshop: Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Racial Churches
Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Wingate 202
Student organization Akoni welcomes Bryan Loritts to present a community workshop 
to discuss the formation and planting of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic church.


Pathways in Ministry: Resume Workshop & Mock Interviews

Wednesday, February 19, 11:00am - 12:25pm, Wingate 202

Pathways in Ministry will offer two great opportunities for you to prepare for summer jobs and full-time work after divinity school. Jill Crainshaw and Chris Copeland will host a Resume Workshop in Wingate 202. At the same time, we will offer an opportunity for you to participate in Mock Interviews to practice your interview skills and receive helpful feedback. These mock interviews will be led by faculty and staff members. If you are interested in participating in a mock interview, please email Nic Williams with your name and the job and setting for which you like to interview (e.g., youth minister in a church, chaplain in a hospital, executive director of a non-profit, etc.). This is a great hands-on opportunity to build your interview skills, so don't miss out!



Kaleidoscope Meeting

Wednesday, February 19, 11:05am, Wingate 302

Everyone is welcome to join Kaleidoscope for a planning meeting and time of conversation.



Film Screening: "The New Black" 

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Lower Auditorium

is a documentary that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.


Safe Zone Training

Next Training: February 28, 9:00am - 12:30pm

Safe Zone training is an awesome opportunity to learn how to be a more effective ally for LGBTQ folks on campus and in the world. Find out more.



Byron Fellowship: Now Accepting Nominations

The Byron Fellowship is available to 20 students and seeks to inspire leaders of the emerging generation to engage their unique abilities in leading generative efforts within their own communities. Opportunities available in Asheville, NC (takes place in August) and Indiana (takes place in May). Find out more.



Summer Ministry Internships

Generous gifts from donors, foundations, and congregations make possible several summer internship awards each year. Interested in having an internship this summer sponsored by the School of Divinity? Review the available internships and how to apply here . Applications are due by February 28, 5pm.



Lunch with Dean O'Day

During the spring semester, Dean Gail O'Day will host several opportunities for 3-4 students to have lunch with her. These "lunch with the dean" events provide an opportunity for her to get to know new and returning members of the Divinity community, and give you the chance to share your thoughts, perspectives, ideas, innovations, and comments. To sign up for a day, complete the form found here.

This is to remind you that if you have not already applied for federal student aid for the 2014-2015 school year, you can do so now using FAFSA on the Web.  Go to www.fafsa.gov, select "Login" to log in and you will be given the option to complete a FAFSA Renewal that has much of your application data from last year. You will need your Federal Student Aid PIN to access your 2014-2015 FAFSA on the Web application.  If you have forgotten your PIN, you can request a duplicate once you login.
Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
Tuesday, February 25, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Goodwill Industries, University Parkway
The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County is co-sponsoring a one-day certification training in Mental Health First Aid with the UNC School of Social Work Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program. This training is excellent for those in the field of mental health, social work, human services, non-profits, education, clergy, or those who are graduate students and other interested citizens who want to learn more about mental health, mental illness, and how to correctly help someone in distress or crisis.. You must be present all day to receive certification. Cost for the one-day training is $55. To register and for more information, click here.



Denominational Day: Alliance of Baptists
Tuesday, February 25
Several events will take place:
  • Join us for community worship at 11:00am in Davis Chapel as Cody J. Sanders, co-coordinator of the Racial Justice and Multiculturalism Community within the Alliance of Baptists.
  • For those students who are affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists or are interested in learning more, Cody Sanders, Paula Dempsey, and other local clergy will meet following lunch in the Faculty/Staff Lounge at 12:30pm.
  • Laster in the afternoon, at 3:30pm, Cody Sanders will offer a lecture on his current work in Room 302.
Full details available here. Questions? Contact Chris Copeland or Nic Williams

Third Year Class Meeting
Wednesday, February 26th, 11am, Room 202
All graduating students are invited to attend a third year class meeting. We will discuss stoles, the class gift, and other important details concerning graduation. >>Add to your calendar.

Plan To Attend: Career Day
Wednesday, March 5, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Lower Auditorium
You're invited to meet and network with employers, denominational leaders, and representatives from various ministry related careers. A light lunch will be provided for those who register - RSVP to Nic Williams by Monday, March 3.  >>More details.


Job of the Week

Winston-Salem, NCThe Shalom Project, a 501(c)3 non profit in the West Salem neighborhood of Winston Salem, seeks an Executive Director to lead us in continuing our mission to know the needs of the West Salem community, and creatively and compassionately meet them with programming, education, and advocacy for sustainable and vibrant living.

>> 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.

Community Worship and Lunch - Tuesday, 11:00am - Davis Chapel & Lower Auditorium
Worship Leader: Bryan Loritts, Lead Pastor of Fellowship Memphis

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 213
Join together with faculty, staff, and students for a brief service of intercessory prayer.

Community Worship and Lunch - Thursday, 11:00am -  Davis Chapel & Lower Auditorium
Worship Leader: Shannon Axtel Martin (MDiv '11 ), NC Council of Churches

>> View the complete Spring worship schedule here.

Morning Mayberry: Gun Politics in an Age of Decline
Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 - 4:30pm, ZSR Library Auditorium (404)
Speaker: Jennifer Dawn Carlson, University of Toronto

Meet the Deacs: A Legal Career Expo
Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Bridger Field House at BB&T Field | More details.

Parkinson's Presentations
Living with Parkinson's: Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Scales 102 |  More details.
Dancing with Parkinson's: Wednesday, February 19, 9:00 - 10:00am | More details.

Beta Verde to Present on "Sustainable Living"
Wednesday, February 19, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Scales Lobby
Beta Verde is a local food venture founded by a mother and daughter team. They also founded the Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market. The team is working with WFU to create courses that explore the impact of women entrepreneurs at the local and global levels. >>More details.

Embers and Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30pm, Scales Ring Theatre
"Embers and Stars" is a story about imagination and courage, about family, love, and unquenchable curiosity. Due to limited seating, no late admission will be allowed. >>More details.

Founders Day Convocation
Thursday, February 20, 4:00pm, Wait Chapel
An annual gathering to observe the University's founding 1834. The Medallion of Marit, the University's highest honor, will be presented by President Hatch. >>More details.

Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame | Jam the Joel
Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm, Joel Coliseum
All tickets are only $1 - let's jam the Joel. Ticket Office: 336.758.3322

Baseball vs. Cincinnati
Friday, February 21, 4:00pm, Wake Forest Baseball Park

TEDx: Daring to Endeavor
Saturday, February 22, Noon - 5:00pm, Wait Chapel
Nine thought-leaders will deliver talks in less than 18 minutes on topics ranging from sustainable urban farming to sports to education. For the schedule and complete list of speakers, visit the TEDx Wake Forest University website.

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

through Sunday, June 1
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Reynolda Moderns highlights early 20th-century loans and holdings in the Museum's collection by many of the same artists included in American Moderns. General Admission: $14; Member/Wake Forest Students and Employees: Free

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