Wake Forest’s new divinity school will celebrate its inaugural convocation with an address by divinity school dean Bill J. Leonard and a reading by poet Maya Angleou at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 in Wait Chapel. Leonard’s keynote address is titled, “Not Instruction, but Provocation: Doing Theology at the New Divinity School.” The divinity school is the first professional school to open at the university since 1969. In honor of this milestone, clergy from across North Carolina and representatives from other divinity schools are expected to attend convocation, which is also open to the public. A reception on University Plaza will follow the event. Convocation is part of a series of events planned to mark the school’s opening.
“Theology at the Threshold of the 21st Century” is the theme for events on Oct. 12-13, including seminars, lectures and a worship service, to help celebrate Wake Forest’s new divinity school. Featured scholars and religious leaders will discuss the present and future of theology in the church and in the world. Scholars will include Donald Senior, president of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Lawrence Carter, dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In addition, divinity school faculty members will conduct seminars to explore the topic, “Anticipating Theological Futures.” All events are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events and list of speakers, contact the News Service.
Artist John Pakosta will turn 100 lemons into batteries for his 15-foot by 25-foot artistic creation called “Cell” on Oct. 7. He creates electricity by piercing the fruits with metal electrodes. The electricity from the lemons travels through an elaborate network of colored wires to an electric meter. Pakosta’s work is part of the new exhibit, “Fusion: Art and Science,” opening Oct. 8, in the Wake Forest Fine Arts Gallery. Also featured in the exhibit is Norman Tuck’s “OscylinderScope,” an interactive artwork that explores the nature of sound by translating the vibration of musical strings into visible waves. For the best times to see Pakosta connecting the lemons or to arrange interviews with the artists or gallery director, call the News Service.
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