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An ending is a new beginning for the class of 2015

An ending is a new beginning for the class of 2015

Wake Forest University conferred degrees to 1,861 graduates during Commencement held on Monday, May 18. Of the graduates, Master of Divinity degrees were awarded to thirty-eight students at the School of Divinity. Two divinity graduates received joint degrees, one with a Master of Arts in Counseling and one with a Master of Arts in Education.  The School of Divinity held two ceremonies honoring graduates, a hooding ceremony on Saturday May 16, and a diploma ceremony following Commencement on Monday.  The hooding ceremony, planned by members of the class of 2015, highlighted the diverse settings of religious leadership members of the…

Read more May 20, 2015

Graduating student receives University’s Elizabeth Phillips Award

Recent graduate Lindsey Mullen (MDiv ’15) has been selected as a recipient of the ninth annual Elizabeth Phillips Award for the Best Essay in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies. It is awarded by the University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) program. Mullen was nominated by Michelle Voss Roberts, associate professor of theology, for her senior project at the School of Divinity, Being Natal: The Theological and Pastoral Significance of Labor and Birth for Christianity. Under the advisement of Voss Roberts, Mullen developed a thesis that birth is heavily “ritualized” in the context of a modern hospital, but these rituals…

Read more May 18, 2015

A Unique Perspective: Bridging Law and Faith

Media Contacts: Mark Batten, School of Divinity; Stacy Jones, School of Law Winston-Salem, N.C. — When Wake Forest University graduate students Maria Nkonge (‘16) and Ashley Escoe (‘16) decided to apply for the joint Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree program with the Schools of Divinity and Law, both knew they had been called to a vocation that was people-centric. They each agree that the four walls of the church is not the only place where works of faith are found. “Everyday we are informed by our desire for justice,” Nkonge said, “and someone’s life will always be…

Read more May 13, 2015

Students Awarded Guthrie Prize

Media Contact: Mark Batten Two graduating students from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity were awarded the Margaret Woodford Guthrie Prize on Friday, March 30 during the school’s spring Board of Visitors meeting. The Guthrie Prize was established by Wiley C. Guthrie (’52) in memory of his wife and is awarded to graduating students who have a superior scholarship record, promise for effectiveness in ministry both within the school and the community at large, and actively participated in the school’s activities. After receiving nominations of graduating students from faculty, staff, and students, nominees were asked to submit an application…

Read more May 7, 2015

Wake Forest Named to Class of 2015 Seminaries that Change the World

Announcing Seminaries that Change the World: Class of 2015Institutions of distinction, inspiration, engagement and collaboration   The Center for Faith and Service based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2015 list of Seminaries that Change the World. This year, twenty-six institutions were named. This group of institutions is theologically, politically and geographically diverse, yet shares a common commitment to work together to strengthen and advance theological education. In a time when religious leadership is essential, the role of these seminaries and divinity schools becomes increasingly important. Collectively, we are looking for those individuals who…

Read more February 23, 2015

Announcing Summer Courses for 2015

Media Contact: Mark Batten; 336.758.3959 Wake Forest University School of Divinity will offer several opportunities for study this summer. From students who need to complete requirements for ordination or fulfill courses for a degree program, to those who are interested in diverse topics of study, including ministers and lay leaders, the School’s summer courses offer unique learning opportunities both online and in the classroom. The 2015 summer session unfolds over two terms. Session One begins May 26 and concludes July 2. Session Two begins July 7 and concludes August 10. This summer several course opportunities are available, including: Online Hebrew…

Read more January 27, 2015
Bob Goff to Speak on February 8

Bob Goff to Speak on February 8

Media Contact: Mark Batten; 336.758.3959 Bob Goff, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, attorney, and founder of Restore International, will speak at Wake Forest University on Sunday, February 8 at 6:30pm in Wait Chapel. Goff’s nonprofit, Restore International, is a human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, and Somalia. The pioneering vision of Restore is to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Restore has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing…

Read more January 20, 2015
Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

Forum on Ferguson Brings University Community Together

by Mark Batten, School of Divinity, Communications     Stacy Jones, School of Law, Communications and Public Relations  (Winston-Salem, N.C., December 5, 2014) Wake Forest University School of Divinity hosted a forum and panel discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 3 about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. The forum was inspired by a need to bring, conversation, connection, and understanding across the Wake Forest student body and wider campus community. “Ferguson: A Discussion on Race, Justice, and Hope for the Future” included Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity and professor of New Testament and Preaching; Derek S. Hicks, assistant professor of…

Read more December 5, 2014