Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes
Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society.
Dean Townes' insights from October's E-Newsletter, Spire
While it seems like the new school year has just begun, our Admissions, Vocation, and Stewardship staff members are focused intently on student recruitment for 2014–2015 and our continuing efforts to diversify our student body.
If you know any outstanding prospective students, please encourage them to register for our 'Dores to Divinity official visit days, scheduled Oct. 30, Nov. 12 and 21. They can explore our beautiful campus, attend a class and meet current students and faculty. There's also a session highlighting our supportive and inclusive VDS community.
VDS Voices Blog
- Three Questions with Michelene Pesantubbee — Michelene E. Pesantubbee, the Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Indian Native Studies, University of Iowa, will deliver the 2014 Howard Harrod Lecture, titled Native American Food Culture and the Industrial Food Complex: Bringing Back a Bison-Based Diet, on Thursday, November 6, 2014. For our readers to become acquainted with Professor Pesantubbee, we asked...October 29, 2014
- Friday Photo 10.24.14 — On Saturday, October 18th, the Department of Homiletics and Liturgics hosted Afrofuturism in Black Theology. This eventful symposium was filled with a panel discussion, and presentation of papers by religious scholars, artists, theologians, and critical thinkers in the field of religion, gender, sexuality, the Black Church, and Afrofuturism. The featured guest was Mr. George Clinton (Parliament...October 24, 2014
- Jennifer Lane: Military Ministry and Sister Saints in Sacrifice — This season after Pentecost, the Spirit is speaking to me through sisterhood: the unique and powerful sisterhood I have found in the Army Chaplain Corps. Often these sister saints are other female chaplains like Mary Miriti, Sharonda Watson, Lauren Hughes, Brittney Wooten, Delana Small and Roxanne Birchfield (yes, the one from “Survivor Phillipines”.) However, sometimes...October 15, 2014
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