MARCH 24 - 28
vol 2 | issue 26

Advising for Fall 2014 begins this week. Make sure you are prepared for registration. Read more. 




Embodying Hospitality during Lent 

events beginning March 31 through April 16
Cultivating a community of learners that celebrates diverse religious, racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual identities and that fosters accessibility for all its members. > Complete Schedule

  • Hospitality in Community:
    Engaging, Listening, and Sharing as a Holy Practice
    Monday, March 31, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Wingate 202

    Part of the Embodying Hospitality during Lent series at the School of Divinity, this is a conversation that focuses on contemplative listening. Lunch free to the first 15 registrants. RSVP today.

Wake Divinity Day Spring Open House
Tuesday, March 25, all day
The Office of Admissions and Student Services looks forward to hosting 19 prospective students on Tuesday. These students are either planning to enroll or have been admitted for this Fall, are completing the application process, or are interested in finding out more about Wake Div. Join us in welcoming these students and help them experience the fullness of our community.


Pathways in Ministry: Financial Realism
Wednesday, March 26, 11:00am - 12:20pm, Wingate 202
All are invited to a great opportunity to learn about how to tend to our financial lives in ministry. Susan Foster of Clergy Tax Professionals will lead us in presentation and conversation. Susan has 28 years of experience in preparing clergy tax returns, setting up designations, accountable reimbursement funds, and other related tax issues. She is also a musician and the organist for Home Moravian Church. Snacks will be provided. RSVP to Nic Williams by Monday, March 24.


Lenten Preaching Series

Friday, March 28, 12:00 - 12:45pm, First Baptist Highland Avenue Add to your calendar.

This year's Seventh Annual Lenten Preaching Series is held in partnership with First Baptist Church on Highland of Winston-Salem. Themed God's New Community, each service - held Fridays during Lent - will include a brief sermon and communion will be observed. Following the service, lunch will be served. This week's service will be led by Dr. Veronice Miles, Associate Teaching Professor of Preaching and Religious Education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She will preach on No Enemies in God's Community (Luke 6:27-36).



A Note about Community Lunch
Community Lunch is served on Tuesdays and Thursdays following chapel services. 
Reminder: During the Thursday community lunch, each participant is asked to provide a contribution of $5 to support our efforts to offer a meal twice per week. Cash or checks are acceptable. Checks should be made payable to Wake Forest University School of Divinity. 

2014 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Festival of Young Preachers
Thursday, June 26 - Friday, June 27, Atlanta, Georgia
Preaching matters and the worship of God requires our very best. To this end the CBF, in partnership with the Academy of Preachers, seeks to inspire, network, and encourage young people toward excellence in their call to gospel preaching. 16 preaching slots will be available with open registration beginning April 4. Contact for more information and to register. There is a registration fee of $100. Open to all 14-28 year olds with a CBF sponsor.


Call for Submissions

Elizabeth Phillips Award for Best Essay in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

In its eight year, the Elizabeth Phillips Award pays tribute to the Professor Emertia of English and her exceptional scholarly commitment to the advancement of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Submissions are now being accepted: essays must be no more than 25 pages in length, written for a class taught by Wake Forest University during the 2013-2014 academic year, and should demonstrate exceptional scholarly commitment to women's, gender, and sexuality studies. To submit a paper, have the faculty member who taught the class the paper was written for to submit an email to indicating the work met the requirements of a particular class or assignment. Then, submit the essay to Pat Gardea (email above) and ensure you include your name, year of graduation, graduate program, and contact information (mailing address, cell phone, and email). 



SLC Week
March 31 - April 4
SLC week will include selling of Wake Div merchandise, Coffee with SLC, Lunch with the Deans, and the kick-off of 2014-2015 SLC elections! Stay tuned for the schedule!

Safe Zone Training
April 16, 1:00pm, Benson University Center 401
The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Register today.

SAVE THE DATE: 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.


Job of the Week

Winston-Salem, NC - Peace Haven Baptist Church of Winston-Salem is seeking a pastoral assistant to work with youth. The primary responsibility of the pastoral assistant with youth is to provide for the spiritual formation of students (grades 6-12). The vision for ministry with youth at Peace Haven Baptist Church is to shape a context and community in which youth are embracing the Lordship of Jesus Christ, developing spiritual practices and disciplines designed to sustain and deepen their life in Jesus Christ, and learning to live a public witness for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. 

>> 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: Nathan Berry (MDiv '14)

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. Katherine A. Shaner, Assistant Professor of New Testament
Lutheran Denominational Day

>> View the complete Spring worship schedule here.

Wellesley College Choir Concert
Sunday, March 23, 7:30pm, Brendle Recital Hall
The concert will also include a set of selections presented by the Wake Forest Concert Choir, and the combined choirs will close the evening with a performance of Randall Thompson's The Last Words of David.

EMS Week
  • Tuesday, March 25: CPR Classes, 11:15am - 7:00pm, outside the Pit
  • Wednesday, March 26: Blood Drive, 12:30 - 5:30pm, Davis Field
  • Friday, March 28: Car Extrication, 12:00noon, Mag Quad

Latin America Women Rising
Monday, March 24, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Scales Fine Arts Center
A discussion of women's issues in Latin America with a special focus on reproductive rights and violence against women. Learn about the advance of women into leadership positions and the areas where inequity remains.

Reynolda Film Festival
Monday, March 24, 5:00 - 10:00pm, Carswell Hall 111

Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk
Monday, March 24, 7:00 - 8:00pm, Wait Chapel | More details.


From Garden to Table: Creative Salad Making
Tuesday, March 25, 12:30 - 1:30pm, Educating Wing of Reynolda Gardens
In this presentation, Chef Jeff Bacon will show us how to maximize the bounty of spring and summer gardens in a demonstration of salad creation. Learn how to creatively combine seasonal ingredients into fine dining quality salad creations. We will also learn to make dazzling vinaigrettes out of almost anything, focusing on fresh herb utilization. Free for WFU faculty, staff, and students.

Mir Yarfitz Public Lecture
Tuesday, March 25, 4:30 - 5:15pm, DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall
Dangerous Crossings: Transgender Narratives and the Modern Woman in Buenos Aires, 1902-1930.

Film Screening: "I Told Jesus, Change My Name"
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall | More details.

Baseball vs. Elon
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00pm, Wake Forest Baseball Park

Latino Influence on American Politics
Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 - 7:30pm, DeTable Auditorium, Tribble Hall More details.

Presentation by Provost Kersh to the WFU Community
Wednedsay, March 26, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center
Provost Kersh will speak about priorities, the challenges, and opportunities that face our academic mission and programs. The Faculty Senate enthusiastically invites all WFU students, staff, and faculty to attend.

Forb(i)dden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America
Wednedsay, March 26, 6:30 - 7:30pm, ZSR Library Auditorium 404
Undocumented Activist, Moises Serrano, will discuss the obstacles, stereotypes and barriers immigrants face on a yet non-existent pathway to citizenship.

The Leadership Project with Tony Dungy
Wednedsay, March 26, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Wait Chapel |  More details

Forum on Human Rights in Latin America
Thursday, March 27, 5:30 - 6:30pm, ZSR Library Auditorium 404
Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Tess Kulstad and Senior Lecturer of Music, Pat Dixon, will discuss human rights in Latin America with an ephasis on the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Chile.

Family Gardening Series - Propagating Plants
Saturday, March 29, 10:00 - 11:30am, Education Wing, Reynolda Gardens | More details.

Men's Tennis vs. Georgia Tech
Saturday, March 29, 12:00noon, WFU Tennis Complex

COMING SOON: Vatican Expert Visit
Wednesday, April 2, 6:30pm, Broyhill Auditorium Farrell Hall
Vatican expert Jason Berry will be giving a talk on the Catholic church and the challenges facing the new pope. Berry is from New Orleans, LA and is a well-known and highly regarded foreign correspondent who has specialized in covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church. This event is hosted by the Department of Journalism in affiliation with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington.

REGISTER TODAY: 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. To register, click here. For more information, contact the LGBTQ Center.

REGISTER TODAY: Conference for LGBTQ Concerns
Saturday, April 5, United Church of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
This workshop will feature Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer, Executive Director for the United Church of Christ Office for Health and Wholeness, and Rev. Andy Lang, Executive Director of the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns. For more information or to register, contact Minister Gail D. McAfee. There is a $25 registration fee. Sponsored by the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.

THIS SUMMER: 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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