JANUARY 20-24 
vol 2 | issue 18 

Many School of Divinity students are already making summer travel, work, and study plans. This year's summer session at the School of Divinity offers a variety of opportunities for students to earn credits toward their degrees as they explore interesting course topics over the summer months. The 2014 summer session unfolds over two five and one-half week terms. Read more. 



Pathways in Ministry 
"Finding and Keeping the Perfect Job" 
Wednesday, January 22, 11:00am - 12:20pm
Wingate 202 
How do you determine the right job for you? What strategies should you use to find the perfect job? What's the best way to keep the job you love? These questions and more will be explored to help students think about and plan for ministry after school. The workshop will be led by John Senior, Shonda Jones, and Chris Copeland. Snacks will be provided; RSVP to Chris Copeland by Monday, January 20. Add to your calendar.
Meet the Candidate for the Chair in Catholic
and Latin American Studies 
Thursday, January 23, 2:30pm
Lower Auditorium
Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Miami University, will be visiting campus on Thursday, January 23. She is a candidate for the Chair in Catholic and Latin American Studies, a joint position that will be shared with the School of Divinity. Students are invited to meet Professor Maldonado during a coffee break on Thursday at 2:30pm in the Lower Auditorium. Following the coffee break, Professor Maldonado will be giving a public presentation entitled, "Lived Religion
and Liberation Theology in the Americas" at 4:30pm in Wingate 302.
Women's Work Luncheon
Friday, January 24, 12:15 - 1:30pm
Lower Auditorium
The Baptist Women in Ministry will join Women's Work for lunch in the Lower Auditorium. All members of the community who identify as women are invited to attend. For more info, contact Lindsey Mullen.
Game Night
Friday, January 24, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Lower Auditorium
Bring your favorite game (board, card, group, etc.) and get together with other members of the Wake Div community for the first ever Div School Game Night. Questions? Contact Emily Hedrick.


Sign Up for the School of Divinity Retreat 
You are invited to the 2014 School of Divinity Retreat, Wildnerness Journeys. The retreat will be led by Shonda Jones, Chris Copeland, Monique Swaby, Analyse Triolo, and Terrinae Watson, and will provide an opportunity for community building, spiritual growth, and rest. The retreat will be held Friday, January 31 beginning at 3:00pm through 4:00pm on Saturday, February 1 at Haw River State Park in Browns Summit, NC. Cost is $35 for a double room, $55 for single room (includes three meals, programming, and lodging). Reserve your space today as
registration ends Tuesday, January 21.

Intramural Sports Start Next Monday, January 27
Co-Rec Ultimate Frisbee is on Mondays 8-9pm;  Men's Basketball is on Thursdays from 10-11pm. 
Please sign up online or contact Abby Pratt with questions.

SLC Organization Leadership Meeting 
Monday, January 27th, 5:00pm 
All leaders of groups are asked to attend. This will be a time to check in, get important dates on the calendar, etc. RSVP to Abby Pratt. 


Summer Internship Funding

The School of Divinity makes available funding to support summer ministry internships. Look for the application for summer 2014 internship placements in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in this opportunity, please be thinking about the ministry setting in which you would like to serve as an intern.



Moyers Scholar Program for Summer 2014

The Bill and Judith Moyers Scholars Program provides funding for one School of Divinity student to serve as an intern for one summer at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) in Washington, DC. The BJC is dedicated to defending and extending religious liberty for all people. The award for the summer of 2014 pays for the cost of double-occupancy housing in Washington and includes a stipend. Please email John Senior for an application. Applications will be due February 14.


Career Services Resource Library
We are excited to announce that our brand new Career Services Resource Library is now open! The library contains books and other helpful materials that will help you navigate the waters of job finding, and further prepare you for your life after school. Some of the resources include Start and Grow your Faith-Based Non-Profit; Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life, and many more. You may browse and borrow books by visiting the library in Wingate 203B. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these new resources. Learn more about the library and other Career Services offerings here. If you have any questions, contact Chris Copeland in the Office of Leadership Development.

Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change
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 Seminar will be held February 17-20, 2013 in Farrell Hall from 6-9pm each evening. Selected participants will be expected to attend every night of the seminar as well as several pre-seminar screenings of "Eyes On The Prize". Find out more and apply to participate now.

Call for Proposals
  • The intuition that the world has already or may soon go desperately awry seems to be a commonly accepted theme in both popular entertainment and the academy.   Dystopias raise questions about the desperation of our present circumstances and averting the coming crisis or surviving it by adhering to stable values.    

    As Christian scholars we bear a unique responsibility to challenge our culture and academy by asking "where is God in the midst of our suffering?" Knowing that "in the Lord our labor is not in vain" (1 Co 15:58), Baptists profess a personally and socially redemptive hope grounded in the love of God, the incarnation of Christ, and the abiding witness of the Spirit. Alongside faith and charity, the gift of Christian hope especially helps us avoid the errors of despair and presumption alike, enabling us to address the anxieties of our age in a spirit simultaneously given to humility and magnanimity. 


    Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy, being held July 15-19, 2014 Regent's Park College Oxford, invites 500-word paper proposals from Baptist scholars, whether in Baptist institutions or not, and from any academic discipline that (a) critically examine dystopian visions and (b) reflect upon biblical, ecclesiological, eschatological, ethical, philosophical, sociological, or other theological resources apt for answering the dystopian apprehensions of our age. Proposals are due by March 1.  

    Seminar participants will receive a $1,000 stipend or qualified travel support, lodging, and meals arranged by Regent's Park College. For information contact 

    Roger_Ward@georgetowncollege.edu or visit


Nadia Bolz-Weber 
February 11 - 12
Nadia Bolz-Weber will give a free, public lecture on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm in Wait Chapel on her memoir, Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint. On Wednesday, February 12, she will be present at coffee hour to discuss the emerging church movement and religious leadership in the 21st century. Coffee hour is not an event open to the public. Please help us spread the word to those whom you know may be interested in attending the lecture on Tuesday evening. Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado. Publicity Kit and more information is available online for sharing.

Job of the Week

Sparta, NCChrist Episcopal Church is "a home to all, sharing God's unconditional love." We are a young steadily growing church family located in a beautiful, rural, mountain community. We now need a minister for youth who can both love our children for who they presently are, and can continually be guiding them toward their next adventure in mission, helping to shape them into the people God is calling them to become.

>> 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
Rev. Dr. Sam Stevenson, Retired Minister and Interim PCUSA Minister

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: Hillary Irusta, MDiv '14

>> View the complete Spring worship schedule here.

Monday, January 20, 7:00pm
Wait Chapel
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former president and CEO of the NAACP will present the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech.

Wednesday, January 22, Noon-4:00pm
Benson University Center, 401
Discover internship and job opportunities available at 50+ employers, spanning multiple industries. Learn more at career.opcd.wfu.edu.

Thursday, January 23, 3:00pm
ZSR Library Auditorium
Lecture by Nancy Aguillon, 2013 recipient of the WFU and Winston-Salem State Martin Luther King, Jr. Building the Dream Award. Part of the ZSR Library Lecture Series.

Thursday, January 23, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Tribble Hall B316
Christopher Freiman of the College of William and Mary will lecture from his argument that immigration restriction and deportation are prima facie wrongs of the same magnitude and for the same reason.

Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina
Thursday, January 23, 7:00pm
Joel Coliseum

Men's Basketball vs. Notre Dame
Saturday, January 25, 3:00pm
Joel Coliseum

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

Coming Soon: "The Story of My Life" Discussion and Screening
Monday, January 28, 4:00 - 5:00pm
ZSR Library Auditorium
"The Story of My Life" is a multi-media project that follows the lives of six adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, telling their stories through photographs, written and spoken word, and various visual art forms. The discussion and screening will feature the creative team behind the project. A screening of the documentary will follow. Sponsored by The Humanities Institute.

Coming Soon: Holocaust Remembrance
Tuesday, January 28 - Wednesday, January 29
Greensboro College
On Monday, January 27 there will be a special screening of "Jakob the Liar" and a memorial beginning at 7:00pm at the Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. On Tuesday, January 28, Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College will give a lecture on "The Aryan Jesus: Christians, Nazis, and the Bible" at 7:00pm in the Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel.

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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