vol 2 | issue 11

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

Spring registration begins this week. Find out all you need to know to register successfully. Read more.

Call for Papers: The Third Annual Student Symposium on Gender and Sexuality is putting together their roster. Consider proposing a paper on the theme "Sustaining Feminisms"! Read more information here, on the bulletin boards around Wingate Hall, or contact Dr. Katherine Shaner for more information.
Intramural Co-Rec Soccer - Monday, November 4, 9:00pm - Watertower Fields 
The Future of Financial Aid: What You Need to Know - Wednesday, November 6, 11:30am - 12:30pm - Wingate 201 | Lauren Trethaway, Financial Aid Counselor, and Tom Benza, Associate Director Student Financial Aid, will host a roundtable discussion on federal loan programs, repayment options, and how to secure external funding.  Whether you are a new, returning, or graduating divinity student, information about financial aid is crucial for planning for the future. >>Add to your calendar.
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CPE Day - Wednesday, November 6, 10:30am - 1:00pm - Lower Auditorium | Are you interested in developing and deepening your pastoral identity? Are you curious about ministry as a chaplain? Are you planning to apply for a CPE internship or residency and want to know about the differences in programs and application deadlines? Join us for CPE Day. Supervisors from programs in various healthcare settings from Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Greenville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem will be on hand for informal conversation and a panel discussion. Informal discussion begins at 10:30am with lunch and panel discussion to follow. A free lunch will be provided for all those who sign up with Chris Copeland no later than Monday, November 4, so RSVP today. >>Add to your calendar. 


Prayin', Truckin', Servin': An Interfaith Workshop on Food, Faith, and Justice
Thurday, November 7, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Enterprise Banquet & Conference Center 
Following the success of the February 2013 food justice conference, this workshop will focus on skills that you can take back to your community. Using local presenters, each of our three sessions will feature lecture-style learning with small group discussion centered around our three themes: Prayin'What do our scriptures and faith traditions teach us about food and its role in our lives? Truckin': How can churches and faith communities improve healthy food access in urban areas? Servin'How can we make healthy food more available in our places of worship? Workshop is free to attend; advance registration is required>>Learn more and register today.



Financial Assistance Funds Available | The School of Divinity offers two financial resources to help students: Stealey's Purse for students in emergency financial situations and Student Academic Conference Grants to attend academic or denominational conferences. More information about these two resources, including how to apply, is online.

The Art & Science of Excellent Writing - Wednesday, November 13, 11:30am - 1:00pm - Wingate 201 From choosing a topic to organizing your research to crafting a thesis, this workshop will cover all of the steps involved in writing a paper and give you effective strategies for each step. Come to learn more about the qualities of good academic writing and how to improve your writing process. For more information contact Hilary Floyd, Academic Skills Instructor. >>Add to your calendar.

AKONI Fall Renewal Service: "The Strength to Shed" - Friday, November 15, 7:00pm - Grace Presbyterian Church (Winston-Salem)  | Student group Akoni invites you to this year's Fall Renewal Service, an annual event that focuses on the hope of renewing your mind and spirit after recovering from mid-term and looking forward to the end of the semester and the things that entail. Join us to be renewed, revived, refreshed! >>Add to your calendar.

Wake Div Community Thanksgiving Lunch Celebration - Tuesday, November 19, 11:45am - Lower Auditorium | Join together as a community and celebrate all that you are grateful for about Wake Div.

Faithful Witness: Creative Writing and Social Change - Friday, November 22, 8:30am - 2:30pm St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem |  In this writing workshop writers Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Fred Bahnson will explore ideas of soil and sacrament, tapping into stories to recover a sense of the world as holy and worthy of our care. In a stimulating blend of journaling, writing prompts, brainstorming, and discussion, we will use creative nonfiction to investigate our personal relationships to food and food security. Sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative. Registration Fee: $25 for students.  >>Learn more and register today. 
Save the Date: IDR's Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism - November 21 - 23 | The School of Divinity and the Institute for Dismantling Racism (IDR) are planning another two and a half day seminar on systemic racism, an event that always proves to be life changing for the participants and a great organizing tool for institutions interested in institutional transformation.

Community Worship and Lunch - Tuesday, 11:00am - Davis Chapel & Lower Auditorium
Worship Leader: Caitie Smith (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 -  Lower Auditorium
Worship Leader: Feminist and Womanist Theologies class

Job of the Week

Rockingham, NCFirst Baptist Church of Rockingham is seeking an Associate Pastor / Minister to Families. Primary function will be to work with the Senior Pastor and appropriate committees to plan, promote, and lead ministries and activities for children, youth , and families which will encourage faith in Christ and a growing relationship with 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 of external scholarship resources.
Fellowship Opportunity
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany as a launching point for a two-week intensive study of ethical issues facing religious leaders today. Fellowship include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food are covered. The program will run from June 15 to June 26, 2014. Completed applications must be received by December 20. To apply, visit

Love Your Body Week | Check the University calendar for more details.
The Hesitant Hand: Taming Self-Interest in the History of Economic Ideas - Tuesday, November 5, 4:00pm - Greene Hall Room 145 | Dr. Steve Medema, Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Denver will speak.



Trees In Our Backyard - Tuesday, November 5, 4:00pm - Reynolda Gardens | We are fortunate to experience amazing fall color in our area. Bring the family to this interactive greater garden tour focusing on a few of our native tree species. Learn to identify some of the most common species as well as discover how you can help scientists by examining the trees in your own backyards. Limited space available, please call 336.758.3485 to register.

"Unconditional" Film Screening - Tuesday, November 5, 7:00pm - Porter Byrum Welcome Center | Explore how second-parent adoption laws in North Carolina harm children and parents in same-sex families. Watch an unmarried couple rise up and persevere against a legal system that fails to protect them.

Wake Wednesday Bike to School Initiative - Wednesday, November 6 | WFU is promoting environmental sustainability by bringing attention to carbon emissions and the impact produced by automobiles, encourage save money on gas, address concerns with limited parking space on campus, and support a fit and healthy lifestyle. Grab your helmet, check the air in those tires, and bike to campus!

Dignity & Respect Conversation - Wednesday, November 6, 3:30 - 4:45pm - Brendle Recital Hall | Three beloved American treasures Dr. Maya Angelou, Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson, and Dr. Johnnetta Cole will speak about the importance of dignity and respect in fostering a civil, inclusive community.
Honesty, Cheating, and Character - Wednesday, November 6, 4:00pm - ZSR Library Auditorium 404Cheating is very much in the news today. Dr. Christian Miller, Associate Professor of Philosophy, will present some of the latest psychological research on cheating behavior and cheating motivation.
Guantanamo Bay: The Struggle for Human Rights and Justice - Wednesday, November 6, 7:00pm - Pugh Auditorium, Benson Center | James Yee served as the U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain for the military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay in 2003. He objected to the abuse of Guantanamo prisoners and was imprisoned for 76 days in solitary confinement and falsely accused of aiding the terrorist enemy. Months of government investigation led to all criminal charges being dropped and in January 2005 Yee resigned from the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. Yee has authored For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire and has been featured in Time magazine and on a CNN/HBO documentary.

Remembering, Relearning, and (Temporarily) Forgetting - Thursday, November 7, 5:00pm - Tribble Hall B316 | Professor Sarah Robins, University of Kansas: What does remembering require? It is common to think that remembering requires not only an accurate representation of a past event, but also a representation that is brought about in the right way. According to the Causal Theory of Memory (CTM), the right way involves a memory trace. But what are memory traces?

Reynolda Village Farmers Market - Friday, November 8, 8:00am - 12:00noon | The Reynolda Village Farmers Market will be held each Friday at 8:00 a.m. (weather permitting). Come shop on the Reynolda Village lawn for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, and more.

Men's Basketball vs. Colgate - Friday, November 8, 7:00pm - Joel Coliseum

Football vs. Florida State - Saturday, November 9 - BB&T Field

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

LATER IN NOVEMBER: Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations - Sunday, November 17, 1:00 - 6:30pm - Elon University's Numen Lumen Pavilion | This half-day event will feature sessions on the scholarship of Jewish and Christian understandings of scripture, Jewish identity, ritual innovation, and the future of interfaith dialogue. The conference is free; refreshments will be provided. Register today.

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!



The Story of My Life: A Multimedia Documentary and Exhibit - Eleanor and Egbert Davis Gallery at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts | Follow the lives of six intellectually and developmentally disabled adults through photography, written and spoken word, and various visual art forms, which taken together create richly layered narratives. The exhibit will run through November 14. The project is a collaboration between Phoebe Zerwick (WFU Lecturer in English), photographer Christine Rucker, journalist Michelle Johnson, faculty at the Sawtooth School, and the exhibit's six adults. 

"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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