vol 2 | issue 5

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

Reflecting on A Sense Of Place - "What is the School of Divinity's "sense of place" as an educational institution located in this particular place and how does education here prepare leaders to make connections between diverse local contexts and global challenges and possibilities? " Read more.

Elevating Preaching Conference - Tomorrow, September 23, 8:30am - Wait Chapel | There will be no regular class meetings from 9:00am to 4:00pm tomorrow, so that all students can participate in this conference. We have a strong line-up of some of the best teachers of preaching in the country: Anna Carter Florence, Thomas G. Long, and Luke A. Powery. If you did not pre-register, you will not be able to attend a small group lunch session with one of the preachers. All students who plan on attending the conference, please wear your Wake Div apparel. The conference day will go as follows:

8:30am       Arrival and Registration (students, faculty, and staff check-in in the Rotunda)
9:00am       Morning Prayer and Preaching Session I with Anna Carter Florence
10:15am     Steelman Lecture with Luke A. Powery
11:15am     Break
11:30am     Preaching Session II with Thomas G. Long
12:45pm     Lunch
2:15pm       Panel with All Preachers
3:00pm       Preaching Session III with Luke A. Powery


Pathways in Ministry: Time Management and Self Care - Wednesday, September 25, 11:00am - Wingate 201

Rev. Bill Wilson, President of the Center for Congregational Health, will be leading a workshop on time management and self care in ministry. Bill will introduce concrete ways to manage priorities in the midst of ministry callings that can place unusual and unbounded demands on your time, attention, and energy. This is a free workshop, offered under the auspices of Pathways in Ministry program, that would cost you a good chunk of money were you to take it after you graduate. Please RSVP to John Senior today so we know how much food to provide. It's an amazing opportunity not to be missed! 

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Kaleidoscope Meeting - Wednesday, September 25, 11:00am - Wingate 301A | Join Kaleidoscope as they discuss producing a NALT video, prepare for National Coming Out Day, and firm up plans for Pride. For more information, contact Lisa Page.

Denominational Day - National Baptist Convention - Thursday, September 26 | This week we will celebrate the first National Baptist Convention Day at the School of Divinity. Join us for community worship at 11:00am with preacher Rev. Dr. Clifford Jones, Senior Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, followed by community lunch. For those students who are affiliated with the National Baptist Convention or are interested in learning more, Dr. Jones and other local clergy will meet at 12:15pm in Wingate 302 to discuss affiliation with the NBC ways to navigate the ordination process, and how to find a ministry position. We look forward to this great opportunity for our students and our community. If you have questions, please contact Chris Copeland or Nic Williams. >>Add to your calendar.

A Note About Coffee Hour | Do you enjoy the sweet treats during Coffee Hour? We are very grateful to Sarah Stitt for baking each week for Coffee Hour. Did you know that you could also help treat your classmates? We encourage any and all to prepare treats and share it with the community every week. 

Graduate Student Mixer - Friday, September 27, 10:00pm - The Last Resort | The Council of Student Presidents at Wake Forest is hosting a mixer for all graduate and professional students on Friday at The Last Resort (513 Deacon Blvd). Come meet and mingle with other students across WFU. Bring your Wake ID to get in free. Must be 21 or older.

Intramural Flag Football | Men will play at 9pm on Monday and Co-Rec will play Thursday at 10:00pm. Both games are the Water Tower Fields (near the University Parkway campus entrance). Please come out and support our teams! 
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!

Volunteer Resources and Service Projects | Monique Swaby, MDiv '15, is serving as the Community Engagement Coordinator, a new position in the Office of Leadership Development at Wake Div. This year she will help provide resources to engage and volunteer on campus as well as locally in the community. She will also help to organize larger service projects for the school as interest dictates. If you have any ideas, wish to speak with Monique, or have any questions about this role or how to engage in the community, please feel free to email her. More resources will be available over the course of this year. 

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.

Community Worship and Lunch - Tuesday, 11:00am - Davis Chapel & Lower Auditorium
Worship in the Taizé Tradition
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: Clifford Jones, Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC)
*We will be celebrating the first of our Denominational Days as we welcome representatives from the National Baptist Convention.

Job of the Week

Kernersville, NC - First Baptist Church of Kenersville is seeking a Children's Minister. The Children's Minister will be responsible for a comprehensive ministry to preschoolers, children and their families. For confidential consideration, mail or e-mail resume to Apply by October 5.

>> 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.

To Honor the Spirit of the Earth: Contemporary Indigenous Approaches to Sustainable Economies - Monday, September 23, 5:30pm - Farrell Hall Room A31 | A lecture from Winona LaDuke, who is the founder and co-director of Honor the Earth, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and financial support of indigenous environmental justice, sustainable development, food systems, and renewable energy.



Why Conservatives Should Support Obamacare, and Liberals Should Wake Up Too - Tuesday, September 24, 4:00pm - Greene Hall 308 | A bioethics all-star speaker series event with Paul T. Menzel, professor emeritus of philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University.




Fall Vegetable Gardening and Sale - Tuesday, September 24, 7:00pm - Reynolda Gardens | Autumn is the finest growing season for vegetables in the North Carolina piedmont. Join Reynolda Gardens for a discussion and sale of vegetable plants suitable for the autumn garden and those able to continue through the winter. Sale will be held after the class. 





WFU Theatre presents The Laramie Project | Showtimes: Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2:00pm; at the Mainstage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center. About the play: In October 1997, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence post in Laramie, Wyoming. Techtonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie to talk to the town in the murder's aftermath. This moving and insightful piece of theatre resulted from those interviews. Join us and visit (or revisit) these townspeople as we hear and reflect on their personal stories and our own . . . fifteen years later.



The Symbol of the Cross - Thursday, September 26, 4:00pm - DeTamble Auditorium of Tribble Hall |  A discussion on the secularization of a metaphor from the Early Church to National Socialism by Dr. Christina von Boraun, director of the Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg.



Journeys to Success Lecture with Valeisha Butterfield-Jones - Thursday, September 26, 7:00pm - Z. Smith Reynolds Library Room 404 | Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is an award-winning political strategist, women's activist, and lifestyle expert. She is the co-founder and chair of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and the CEO of The Butterfield Group, LLC. Butterfield-Jones served as the National Youth Vote Director for the Obama for America campaign from 2011-2013 and served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for International Trade.



Reynolda Village Farmers Market - Friday, September 27, 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.  



Oktoberfest 2013 - Friday, September 27, 5:00pm - Manchester Plaza | Oktoberfest is the traditional German festival known for hearty food, beer, oom-pah music, and games. This event is free and open to al WFU faculty, students, and staff. The event will feature traditional German food such as bratwurst and sauerkraut, and some "Oktoberfesbier" (authentic German beer). This is one of WFU's favorite fall traditions. For more info call 336.758.3493.  


Ongoing Events

"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.

Painting ≠ Photography: New Acquisitions and Selections at the Student Union Art Collection of Contemporary Art - Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Art Gallery |  Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00pm (closed during University holidays). Exhibit runs through October 20. >>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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