March 8 – 16:
Note that due to Spring Recess, there will be no classes or Chapel services this week.
Seminarian Internship Position in Campus Ministry in Honolulu, Hawaii — Application due Monday, March 10
The Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist Campus Ministry at the University of Hawaii Manoa, is accepting applications for a twelve-week summer seminarian intern position. The internship dates are from May 19 – August 15, 2014. Benefits include housing, a monthly stipend, round trip airfare, a $2500 tuition scholarship, and a great location. Deadline to submit applications is March 10, 2014. For a full position announcement and application, please contact Michelle Campbell, Administrative Assistant to Dean Samuel and Assistant Dean Stone, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3418.
Tuesday, March 18: DS of the Northwest District of the Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC Visits Drew
Rev. Tom Carver, a District Superintendent of the Northwest District of the Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC will be here on March 18 to meet with students interested in working in that conference. Please contact Michelle Campbell (email@example.com or x3418), Administrative Assistant to Dean Samuel and Assistant Dean Stone, in the Dean’s office if you are interested in meeting with Rev. Carver.
Sunday, March 23: Rohina Malik’s one woman show, Unveiled
Rohina Malik, creator of the one woman show Unveiled, will be performing this play at the Church of the Village (NYC) on March 23, 2014 at 1:30pm. This play has been at the center of crucial conversations regarding race, hate crimes, culture, and gender. For more details, please visit her website: rohinamalik.weebly.com
Thursday, March 27: Susan Worrell, Deacon Liason, will visit Drew. Deacon Worrell will be available to meet with students wanting to learn more about the role of a UMC Deacon and/or their own discernment of a call to the ministry of the ordained Deacon. Dean Worrell can be reached before or while on campus by phone or text at 484-883-7628 to arrange a time to meet. Deacon Worrell’s final visit to Drew for the semester will be on April 22.
Interested in Supervised Ministry? Contact Michelle Campbell in the Dean’s Office!
If you are interested in Supervised Ministry for the 2014-2015 academic year, contact Mrs. Campbell, Administrative Assistant to Dean Samuel and Assistant Dean Stone, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: AM Centering Prayer and Holy Conversation
M.Div. students, Chris Geenen Jorgensen and Jerry Racioppi, will be meeting in the chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am for centering prayer followed by holy conversation about how it goes with our souls. ALL are welcome to join us in this contemplative spiritual discipline/Wesleyan class meeting mash-up. Feel free to message me with any questions.
March 6, 20 and 27: 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Three Part Study Seminar: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Modern World – Room 120, Brothers College
The Center for Holocaust Studies is sponsoring a three-part study seminar on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. To register and for more information, refer to the following link: https://www.drew.edu/chs/events
Tuesday, March 18: 2:30 PM: America’s Grow a Row: Hunger and Health — Room 28, Learning Center
Drew alum, Leena Waite will represent America’s Grow-a-Row (AGAR), a non-profit organization that grows, gleans, and gives away fresh produce to those in need throughout the state of New Jersey through a mostly volunteer effort of planting and harvesting. Students will discuss what it takes to live out a healthy lifestyle, beyond the obvious and often financially unattainable diet and exercise. These health factors include income, education, location, occupation, built environment, social support, transportation, and more. Students see how counties rank from healthiest to least healthiest based on the county’s potential to be healthy (what health factors are available to their residents) and the actual health of that county. AGAR will share it’s programs and how to get involved, as just one way to help address these obstacles.
Thursday, March 20: Public Talk and Retirement Reception for Dr. Andrew D. Scrimgeour, Dean of Libraries
The campus community is invited to Dean Scrimgeour’s June 30 retirement after serving 14 years as Drew’s Dean of Libraries. Dr. Scrimgeour will give a public talk at 4:00 pm in the Pilling Room of the Library entitled, “I Was a Butler in the House of Book” as part of the Conversations on Collecting series. A reception will follow in the Thomas Kean Reading Room.
Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30: Thirteenth Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium — Entangled Worlds: Science, Religion, and Materiality
A discourse of interactive bodies traverses “religion,” in the study of both social movements, and cosmological constructions. And theological narrative has always come enmeshed in its material ecologies—of creation, incarnation, ritual, resurrection. How then do theological and religious studies intersect new scientific stories of relationality, as of quantum entanglement, emergence, complexity, climate, and neuroscience? Might “new materialist” and affect theories help to instigate transdisciplinary alliances of “intra-active becoming” (Barad), resistant to both anthropocentric theologies and reductive modernisms? In other words, might fresh entanglements of science and religion intensify attention to the fragile bodies of our creaturely interdependence?
It is the hope of the 2014 Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium at Drew that such a conversation—with the help of our special guests Karen Barad and Jane Bennett—might elude the standard stand-offs of “religion and science,” or of spirituality and materialism, discourse and bodies, theory and politics, and even religious studies and constructive theology. In the interest of an ethics of embodied responsibility, might the entanglement of many fields work to energize a paradigm of planetary nonseparability?
Register for TTC via following link: https://www.drew.edu/events/event-registration/?ee=36
Friday, March 28: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Classes without Quizzes with Dr. Arthur Pressley — Room 210, Seminary Hall
Dr. Arthur Pressley, Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion, will explore the theological and spiritual dimensions of trauma and how this problem shapes the life of individuals and congregations. In the past communities were aware of the physiological, social and emotional effects of trauma. Now religious communities are becoming more aware of the moral and spiritual dimensions of trauma for children and adults. This seminar will discuss the spiritual and religious dimensions of trauma and will explore the implications of this for religious formation, spiritual disciplines and will offer creative strategies religious communities have used to build spiritual and psychological resilience for children and adults. To register for this event, please refer to the following link:
Wednesday, April 16: 7:00 PM: Twenty Years After the Genocide in Rwanda: A Survivor Reflects on the Journey Back from the Abyss — Crawford Hall/Room 152, Ehinger Center
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Genocide Survivor and Founder/Executive Director of Genocide Survivors Support Network, will offer reflections on her journey from being a genocide survivor to a present day advocate for those who have experienced a similar plight. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. This event is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study.
Wednesday, April 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Screening of Movie, René and I — Baldwin Gymnasium
As part of the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration, there will be a screening of René, a 75-minute documentary film that tells the story of young twins René and Irene who spent more than a year in Auschwitz under the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele. While this documentary is the story of the Nazi racial state of the Holocaust, it is also a story of love and courage, of the complexity of the human psyche and of the resilience of the human spirit. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with special guest speakers; Irene Hizme, whose story is told in René and I and Leora Kahn, Executive Producer. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study.
Reminder: No flyers are allowed to be posted on the glass doors in Seminary Hall, either the main entrance or the entrances to the Atrium. Since not everything needs to be posted, any flyer for announcements or information must be approved by either Michelle Campbell or Alma Tuitt and posted on the bulletin boards in Seminary Hall. Please remember to remove flyers after the event has ended.
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