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This Week: April 21 – 25

This Week: April 21 – 25

Course Evaluations Course evaluations are very important to the work we do here at the School of Divinity. Faculty members use course evaluations to inform their teaching. Our assessment committee includes course evaluations in our ongoing efforts to assess curriculum and teaching.  We have used Qualtrics, a survey platform, to create evaluation forms for each spring 2014 course. On Monday, April 28, students will receive one email for each spring 2014 course in which they are currently enrolled. The email will include a link to a survey; this is the course evaluation survey. Many faculty members will allow time on the last day…

Read more April 20, 2014
This Week: April 14 – 18

This Week: April 14 – 18

Holy Week 2014 Sunday, April 13, was Palm/Passion Sunday, the start to Holy Week in the Christian tradition.  On Palm/Passion Sunday, Christian communities remember Jesus’ “triumphal entry into Jerusalem” just days before he is arrested and sentenced to death. As Jesus rode into the city on a donkey, crowds swarmed around him shouting “Hosanna” and singing part of Psalm 118—“Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.” Palm/Passion Sunday celebrations commonly include processions of choirs and churchgoers waving palms and shouting “Hosanna.” This year, the church choir in which I sing has been learning the song,…

Read more April 14, 2014
This Week: April 7 – 11

This Week: April 7 – 11

An Integrative, Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Theological Education One of our curricular aims is to equip women and men to be public religious leaders. Several concentrations and one certificate program within the Master of Divinity degree emphasize skills and knowledge specific to particular fields of study and areas of religious leadership. While concentrations are not required, students can choose a concentration that allows them to explore in greater depth areas of particular interest. Each concentration includes at least one required foundational course along with related internship and capstone requirements. The curriculum for each concentration attends to the distinctive perspectives that faith…

Read more April 6, 2014
This Week: March 31 – April 4

This Week: March 31 – April 4

One of the School of Divinity’s guiding principles is to: Encourage Global Perspectives:  Through theological reflection, critical inquiry, and ministry formation, the School of Divinity encourages students, to explore diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic perspectives within both national and international contexts (see School of Divinity Bulletin, 2013-2014, p. 3). To accomplish this aim, the School highlights in its curriculum each year courses that include a travel component. Several multicultural contexts courses are already scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who are interested in one of these courses should complete a preliminary application form found here. Additional details about each…

Read more March 30, 2014
This Week: March 24 – 28

This Week: March 24 – 28

Advising and Registration for Fall 2014 Advising for Fall 2014 registration begins Monday, March 24 and continues through Friday, March 28.  Registration for Fall 2014 begins Monday, March 31. Summer School registration is open now. More information on this summer’s offerings is available online. Please contact Susan Robinson if you have questions about summer school registration. Fall 2014 Course Schedule Fall 2014 Elective and New Course Descriptions   Registration tips and reminders: Fall registration begins on Monday, March 31 at 8:00 pm for rising third year students; Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00 pm for rising second year students. Online registration…

Read more March 23, 2014
Grant Received for Practices in Food Sustainability

Grant Received for Practices in Food Sustainability

Wake Forest University School of Divinity has received a $2,000 seed grant from the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a part of Blessed Earth, to provide programming related to practices in food sustainability. Each week during the academic year, the School of Divinity offers two opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to share a meal and create occasions for community-building. As the school increases its commitment to sustainability, practices are being adopted to resource local and organic food sources for meals, use reusable dishware, compost, and encourage appropriate waste disposal and food and material recycling. With the seed grant, the school has…

Read more March 18, 2014
This Week: March 17 – 21

This Week: March 17 – 21

Welcome back!  I hope you had a good spring break. Important Advising and Registration Information for Fall 2014 Advising for fall 2014 registration is the week of March 24 – March 28. Make an appointment to see your adviser during this week to discuss fall courses and to get your PIN number and your registration appointment time.  Registration begins on Monday, March 31 (see details about time slots below) and will continue until 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 15. The School of Divinity’s fall course schedule is available through WIN. Descriptions of new course offerings are posted here. Registration tips…

Read more March 16, 2014
Author and Activist Sara Miles to Speak March 19 and 20

Author and Activist Sara Miles to Speak March 19 and 20

(Winston-Salem, N.C., March 11, 2014) – Author and activist Sara Miles will give public lectures on Wednesday, March 19 in Winston-Salem, NC and Thursday, March 20 in Asheville. Both events are free and open to the public. A limited number of books will be available for purchase. On Wednesday, March 19, Miles will give a talk titled, “Communion at the Corner Store: Eating in the City of God,” where she will explore hunger, appetite and communion in an unsentimental exploration of what it really means to eat with strangers in the holy, dirty, transnational cities of God. The talk will…

Read more March 11, 2014