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Community Worship followed by Lunch - Tomorrow, 11:00am - Davis Chapel  | Preacher: Thomas Thangaraj, Adjunct Professor at WFU. Don't forget: bring your donations for Crisis Control Ministry here in Winston. Their item of the month is dry & canned pasta, but they are running critically low on beef stew, cooking oil, grits, jelly, rice, deodorant, and shampoo.

Pathways in Ministry: CPE Day - Wednesday, October 31, 10:30am - 1:00pm - Lower Auditorium  | Are you interested in developing and deepening your pastoral identity? Are you curious about ministry in a hospital or urban social service setting? Are you looking for ways to transform your life and your ministry? You are invited to a conversation about Clinical Pastoral Education! Supervisors from programs in various healthcare and urban ministry settings from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem will be on hand for informal conversation and a panel discussion. They will provide an overview of CPE, share about their unique programs, and answer any questions you may have.CPE representatives will be available to meet informally with students from 10:30-11:30am followed by a complimentary lunch and panel discussion from 11:30-12:30pm. A free lunch will be provided for all who sign up with Chris Copeland ( by Monday, October 29, so sign up today!

Sabbath and Food Day - Thursday, 9:00am - Lower Auditorium  | Dr. Matthew Sleeth of Blessed Earth and author of 24/6 will lecture exploring the connection between food and Sabbath. How does the biblical motif of manna inform our eating? What can we learn from the Sabbatical laws of rest for the land and livestock? These and other questions will guide Dr. Sleeth’s talk, as he explores how we might reclaim Sabbath practices for the way we eat. Coffee and conversation follow. Full details here.

Financial Assistance Information

Stealey's Purse Student Emergency Fund | There is an emergency fund available to WFUSD students called Stealey's Purse. The generous donor of this fund knew Sydnor Stealey, a WFU graduate and former professor who underwrote students with unexpected needs.  In order to request emergency funds, you must make a formal request with the pertinent information included (see procedures below).  Request can be sent via email to Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services at  

Procedure for obtaining funds:

  1. Student submits Stealey’s Purse application (including name, contact info, application date, description of emergency, amount of money needed, copy of invoice/bill/receipt for money needed)
  2. Stealey’s Purse Committee reviews application within one week of its submission and decides what amount to grant the student
  3. Disbursement of funds

What constitutes an emergency?

A student may receive a total of $500 over the course of his/her time at WFUSD.  A student may receive funds more than once but the total should not exceed $500.  The Stealey’s Purse Committee will have the discretion to determine whether or not to make exceptions to the frequency with which a student might receive funds. The committee may confer with the Office of the University Chaplain, depending on the situation that leads to the funding request. The funding source for Stealey’s Purse is individual donations.  Students are encouraged to treat the account as a “borrowing program” and give back a portion of the amount they borrowed as a donation to Stealey’s Purse.  

Student Academic Conference Grants | There is financial support available to students attending academic conferences during the 2012-2013 academic year.  You may apply for a one-time grant for up to $100.00.  Typically, these funds will be to reimburse students for eligible expenses (conference registration, travel, lodging, food, etc) as a result of conference attendance.  Reimbursement will be provided after you attend the conference and provide original receipts.  Interested students can apply by sending an email to with the following information:

Please note the request for funds must be made prior to attending the conference event.  Funds are limited and will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis.

Jobs and Internships

Job of the Week: Youth Pastor - First Reformed UCC of Burlington - plan and lead weekly youth fellowship, teach youth Sunday School class, coordinate special events, and exposure to other areas of the church and ministry if desired. 12-15 hours per week.

View the complete list of Job and Internship Opportunities.

Take Note

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

WFU Community Events

Cagefest Event - Today, October 22 - Scales Fine Arts Center, Hanes Art Gallery | Ryoan-ji, a Zen rock garden exhibition. For more information:

The Economics of Slavery vs. Indentured Servitude in Colonial and Antebellum America - Tuesday, October 23, 5:00pm - Greene Hall, Room 145 | Phillip Coelho, Professor of Economics, Ball State University, and co-author (with Robert McGuire) of Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development, will discuss the economics of New World slavery. Co-hosted by the Department of Economics and BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. For more information:

Zumbathon, Wednesday, October 24, 6:00pm - Reynolds Gym, Room 403 | A benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank. Admission is $5 or 5 canned goods. Sponsored by the Resident Student Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Campus Recreation, and Zumba Fitness. For more information:

International Environmental Artist Vibha Galhotra

Indian artist Vibha Galhotra utilizes both abstract forms and images of the urban metropolis to address the radically shifting topography of India under the impact of globalization and growth.  Responding to the rapid environmental changes and re-zoning of land, Galhotra embodies the dense urbanization and jungles of steel and concrete through intricately sewn metal ghungroo tapestries—fusing historical grandeur with shimmering veils of steel.

Epic Thursdays at Reynolda House Museum of Art - Thursdays, October 25, hours extended until 8:00pm | Social evenings will include music, cash bar, and live performances by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Piedmont SLAM, and Authoring Action. Free for Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff. For more information:

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