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Announcements

Dual Degree Information Forum - TODAY, November 12, 11:30am - Wingate 202 | The is a forum for Master of Divinity students who are interested in learning more about the dual degree programs offered to them at WFU. Representatives from Law (Jay Shively, Asst Dean of Admissions), Bioethics (Vicky Zickmund, Program Director), and Counseling (Debbie Newsome, Professor), have been invited to discuss the JD/MDiv, MDiv/MA in Bioethics, and MDiv/MA in Counseling dual degree programs.The program will include a brief introduction of dual degree offerings from the School of Divinity Academic Dean, Jill Crainshaw, and then others will be invited to share about the unique nature of the JD, MA in Counseling, and MA in Bioethics programs, admissions criteria, financial aid, and vocational options for those who complete a dual degree.

Community Worship followed by Lunch - Tomorrow, 11:00am - Davis Chapel  | This week's chapel will be led by Kaleidoscope. They are also sponsoring Community Lunch.

Human Trafficking Awareness Week  | First year student Chris Rinker invites you to participate in this week's Human Trafficking Awareness events. An Overview of Human Trafficking - Monday, 11/12 from 11:30-12:30 in Wingate 302; Film Screening: Demand - Wednesday, 11/14 from 3-4 in Wingate 301A; Prostitution: Legalize It? - Thursday, 11/15 from 11-12 in Wingate 302. See divinity.wfu.edu for more details of each event.

Need financial assistance? | 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. For more information click to http://divinity.wfu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/financial-assistance-funds/   This is also a perfect time of the year to apply for outside scholarships for next year - see our online resource at:  http://divinity.wfu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/additional-aid-resources/.

Call for Singers

Do you enjoy singing Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music? Songs from the season of stars and mangers and cosmic visions? The Divinity School Choir, led by Sally Morris, will be singing several pieces for the last chapel service of the semester. The theme? I Wonder as I Wander: A Worship Journey from Advent through Epiphany. Join the choir for two rehearsals as we prepare for the December 4 chapel service.

Rehearsals - add these to your calendar:

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Take Note

Centering Prayer | Monday | 11:00am | Wingate 213 | Join us for a time of meditation and contemplative prayer every Monday.

Coffee Hour | Thursdays | 11:00am | Lower Auditorium | Bring your mug, a sweet treat (if you can), and enjoy the company of community.

WFU Community Events

Challah for Hunger - TODAY, November 12, 11:00am - Benson University Center | Need a snack?  Come purchase freshly baked Challah to support Mazon, a Jewish organization fighting hunger.  Traditional Challah will be available, along with modern varieties like chocolate chip. This event is part of Hunger and Homelessness Week.

Blue Sky Forum - Tuesday, November 13 - Benson University Center, 401C and 401D | This exciting forum celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week by addressing the connections between social media and farming, arts entrepreneurship and urban entrepreneurship, and science innovation and green design.

String Chamber Concert - Tuesday, November 13, 7:30pm - Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall  | Jacqui Carrasco coordinates this performance of the Student Chamber Ensembles. For more information:  http://www.wfu.edu/music/

American Ethnic Studies screens The One Who Builds - Tuesday, November 13, 7:00pm - The Barn | The One Who Builds is a documentary about the life and work of Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now a US citizen, who directs a refugee resettlement organization. For more information: Alessandria Von Burg, 336.758.4441

LGBTQ End of Enhancement? Bodily Agency, Institutional Authority, and Cultural Aesthetics - Wednesday, November 14, 4:30pm - Tribble Hall, Room C216 | Dr. Elroi Windsor, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Salem College, examines the surgical modification experiences of transgender and cisgender communities. A reception follows. Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Research, Development, and Advancement Committee. Free and open to all students and faculty.

For more information: http://lgbtq.wfu.edu/events/

In the Life (ITL) - Wednesday, November 14, 6:00pm - Benson University Center, Room 218 | April Johnson, LGBTQ Center Graduate Assistant, facilitates this monthly discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students of color. This month’s topic is labels and naming. For more information: johna211@wfu.edu 

Wind Energy and NC: Lecture and Panel Discussion - Thursday, November 15, 7:00pm - Kulynych Auditorium, Byrum Welcome Center | Join the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), in partnership with the Sierra Club, as we host a lecture and panel discussion on the future of wind energy in North Carolina.  Speakers will include: Dr. John Bane — Professor of Marine Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, Brian O’Hara — President of the North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition, Craig Poff — Senior developer for Iberdrola Renewables, and Ned Farquhar — Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the US Department of the Interior.

Poverty, Hunger, and Food Panel - Thursday, November 15, 5:00pm - Detamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall | Dr. Grace Wetzel’s English 210 class will hold a panel discussion and public debate on the intersection between poverty, hunger, and food.  This event is part of Hunger and Homelessness Week.

Introductory Tai Chi | Every Friday, the Office of the Chaplain will lead Tai Chi - 8:00am in front of Wait Chapel. The focus will be to bring the healing power of Tai Chi into everyday life and to do our part by creating a more peaceful, supportive, and joyful Wake Forest. Should there be bad weather, an alternative location will be announced.

Reynolda Village Annual Holiday Stroll - Saturday, November 17, 5:00pm - Reynolda Village | Begin the holiday season with an evening of carolers, carriage rides, and Santa in Historic Reynolda Village. For more information: reynoldavillage.com or 758-5584

Sustainability Message

Do your part to conserve energy in Wingate Hall!

Turn off the lights when you leave a room, and use your computer's battery (only plug in when it's absolute necessary!)

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