vol 2 | issue 14 

Read this week's column and review all the academic related information you need to know for the week ahead.

A Thanksgiving Blessing. Read more.


Third Annual Chili Cook Off - Thursday, December 5, following Worship - Lower Auditorium

Community Lunch on December 5 will be a Chili Cook Off. There will be prizes for best tasting, most creative, and spiciest (while still edible). Get together with some friends or a student organization and whip up your best chili creation to share with our community. Bring the chili in a crock pot to the Lower Auditorium before worship and the lunch team will prepare it for community lunch. If you plan on making chili, please email Mary Ellen Walter and let her know the name of your chili and who will be involved in making it ASAP.



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. For more information or to sign up for the Variety Show, please contact John-Mark Brown, SLC 2nd Year Representative. >>Add to your calendar.



SAVE THE DATE: School of Divinity 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.

Exam Study Spaces | The Lower Auditorium and rooms 105, 114, 201, 202, 213, 301A, and 302 will be available for your use the week of 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.

Community Worship and Lunch - Tuesday, 11:00am - Lower Auditorium
Worship Leader: EcoTheo
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.

Job of the Week

Central NC - A Movable Feast is a brand new mobile ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. They have just secured funding from the national Episcopal Church to develop their work and are seeking a Project Coordinator (10 hours per week) to provide full strategic and administrative support to the Director of AMF to ensure its successful launch and sustainability.

>> 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.). 
Scholarship of the Week
Hale Donation Scholarship Fund - Established in 1803 by Sarah Hale in loving memory of her husband Major John Hale. The scholarship fund is dedicated to helping underwrite the costs of students preparing for Christian ministry. Scholarship application deadline is May 1 each year. Application is available via the link below.
>> View the complete listing of external scholarship resources.

A New Look at the Advent Wreath: A Traditional Custom with Roots - Tuesday, November 26, 12:00noon - Reynolda Gardens | Local Moravian, Susan Mickey, will share examples of Advent wreathes reflecting a fresh approach to this treasured tradition. Participants will learn how to assemble and re-use wreathes throughout the year. Free for WFU students, faculty, and staff.

Volleyball vs. North Carolina - Wednesday, November 27, 1:00pm - Reynolds Gym

Volleyball vs. NC State - Saturday, November 30, 6:30pm - Reynolds Gym

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

Tai Chi - Weekly on Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00noon - Hearn Plaza (in front of Wait Chapel) | Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has values in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.
Holistic Movement - Wednesdays, 5:00pm - Miller Center Group Fitness Room (4th Floor)
Come build flexibility and strength while also improving posture and overall muscle tone. Lengthen your body while becoming more balanced physically and mentally. Participants of all levels are welcome. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and Campus Recreation. Purchase your pass today in the fitness center!


"Things Wondrous and Humble: American Still Life" Exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art | Explore both traditional and unexpected approaches to still life in this exhibition featuring some of the finest examples of still life from collections across the state. Explore how objects appeal to the senses, how tabletop arrangements become an artist's study tool, and how any object can have meaning. Now through December 8th. >>More information.
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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