vol 2 | issue 23

A question stirs for me as a theological educator at this time of year as I reflect on the images of the Transfiguration and the journey of Lent:  How can I encourage students to develop liturgical practices that will sustain them over a lifetime of pastoral leadership and exploration of God's love and light? Read more. 




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 Lower Auditorium at 12:30pm.
  • Later in the afternoon, at 3:30pm, Cody Sanders will offer a lecture on his current work in Room 302 - "Sexuality, Gender Identity and Congregations: Changing the Questions, Not the Subject"
Full details available here. Questions? Contact Chris Copeland or Nic Williams

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 25, 12:00noon - 1:00pm, Wingate 301

This workshop will cover all the steps involved in writing a paper and give you effective strategies for each step. From choosing a topic, to organizing your research, to crafting a thesis. Come learn more about the qualities of good academic writing and how to improve your writing process. For more information email Hilary Floyd, Academic Skills Instructor.  



Third Year Class Meeting
Wednesday, February 26, 11:00am, 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.



Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm, Lower Auditorium
The internship fair is an informal time for students to visit with local ministry settings that represent a variety of internship opportunities. Come at 11 for coffee hour, and see what's out there! For more information contact John Senior.


Wake Divinity Scholars Visit 

Thursday, February 27 - Friday, February 28

The School of Divinity will host 18 prospective students this week who represent the top of this year's applicant pool. Help the Office of Admissions and Student Services welcome them to campus in Wake Div style! They'll be present in Chapel, Community Lunch, and several class sessions on Thursday and Friday.


Comparative Theology Conference 

Friday, February 28 - Saturday, March 1

"The Promise of Religious Pluralism: Comparison and the Introductory Study of Theology" is a gathering of scholars working at the cutting edge of theological studies. They will engage Wake Forest faculty and students in a discussion of how religious pluralism reframes how they understand and teach five major theological topics. View the schedule and join us.



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.


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

Washington, DCThe National Gay and Lesbian Task Force seeks a visionary, action oriented, collaborative leader for its faith work. The ideal candidate will have the deep religious grounding, movement-building experience, and political sophistication necessary to: 1) lead and significantly grow the faith work portfolio to its next level of impact and inclusiveness, 2) be a prominent public spokesperson for pro-LGBT religious perspectives, and 3) facilitate and lead networks of religious leaders.

>> 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: Rev. Cody J. Sanders, Alliance of Baptists

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: Dr. Gail R. O'Day, Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching

>> View the complete Spring worship schedule here.

LENS@Wake Forest 2014
LENS@Wake Forest 2014 is now accepting applications for the position of Program Assistant. LENS is a three week summer program for high school students and the 2014 theme is "Global Sustainability." For more information, visit lens.wfu.edu.

History Engagement Seminar
Monday, February 24, 4:00 - 6:30pm, Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall
Pete Daniel, WFU alum, accomplished historian and retired senior curator of the Smithsonian, will discuss his acclaimed book Dispossession.

Adam Smith on Justice and Social Justice
Tuesday, February 25, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Kirby Hall B02 | More details.

Women's Authority and the Gendered Origins of the
U.S. Department of Education
Tuesday, February 25, 4:30 - 5:15pm, ZSR Library Auditorium 404 | More details.

Men's Basketball vs. Clemson
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00pm, Joel Coliseum

The Humanities Institute presents Ian Baucom
Wednesday, February 26, 4:00 - 5:00pm, ZSR Library Auditorium 404
The Humanities Institute is hosting a series of events on the Humanities and Their Publics. The series begins with a talk by WFU alum and Duke University Professor of English, Ian Baucom. More details.

Film Screening: Half the Sky
Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center

Inspiring documentary introduces women and girls bravely fighting to rise above very difficult circumstances and sheds light on issues that women are facing around the world, such as sexual violence, human trafficking and education. Sponsored by the Girl Up Club and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Secrest Artist Series: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30pm, Wait ChapelMore details.

Baseball vs. Stony Brook
Friday, February 28, 6:00pm, Wake Forest Baseball Park

Shamrock 5K
Saturday, March 1, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Davis Field

Kappa Delta is hosting the Shamrock 5K to raise money for our philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America. Registration is $10 and an additional $10 for the t-shirt. All proceeds from the event will go towards Prevent Child Abuse America. More details and registration.

Baseball vs. Saint Louis
Saturday, March 1, 4:00pm, Wake Forest Baseball Park

Men's Basketball vs. Boston College
Saturday, March 1, 4:00pm, Joel Coliseum

Co-Creation 2014 Conference - Greensboro, NC
May 1 - 3
If you are seeking inspiration and guidance for your inward and outward journey, and if you are searching for connections with others who dream of a new creation, this is where you need to be in May. This year's co-creation conference features a stellar line-up of speakers including Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, Dr. Phyllis Tickle, and the Rev. Jon Wortmann. Find out more.

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

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