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Selah Gala Tickets Available

Student Council invites all students, staff and faculty (and spouses) to the annual Selah Gala, Friday, May 2nd from 7pm-11pm at the Manor House in Littleton, CO.  Come for fellowship, dancing, lawn games, hors d’oeuvres and a great view of Denver! 1920s attire is encouraged, but optional. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and are available in the Student Center after Chapel, in the Student Life office, and from your friendly STUCO representative. Jonny West, Maggie Hoppe, Christie Smith, Emmanuel Engulu, Nick Everett, or Landon Anspach are available for 1920s attire suggestions.

Student Leadership Board Applications Due

Student Life is very excited to announce a new student leadership opportunity launching next semester (FA14) called the Student Leadership Board.  If you would you like to have a positive impact on the student experience here at DenSem, have ever thought it would be interesting to learn more about how problems are resolved and decisions are made at an organization like Denver Seminary, and are a leader with an enterprising spirit who enjoys working collaboratively, this is an opportunity that might interest you! The new Student Leadership Board will partner with school administration for the benefit of the Seminary and its students.  Seven scholarshipped positions are available, and Student Life is currently accepting applications. If you would like to apply for a spot on this Leadership Board, check your Dmail account for more info, or click here for the scholarship description and application, which needs to be submitted to Student Life  by Wednesday, April 16th in order to be considered.

Apply for the Chapel Internship Scholarship

Student Life is now accepting applications for the new Chapel Internship Scholarship launching this fall.  If you have a desire to impact the DenSem chapel program, enjoy brainstorming how to architect worship services, have experience as a musician, and have an industrious spirit, you should consider applying for this scholarship!  The Chapel Intern will serve alongside the DenSem Community Life Coordinator, Rob Foley, to provide assistance in the area of Common Ground Chapel, including helping coordinate the programmatic flow of chapel, organizing music teams, leading worship in chapel as needed, and generally helping to expand Student Life’s offerings in the area of spiritual care and support to the DenSem student body.  Applicants need to be familiar with the DenSem Common Ground Chapel program and must have prior experience leading worship and be acquainted with worship service coordination and administration.  Review the scholarship description for more details (here), and email your completed application (here), including résumé and requested references, to Rob Foley by Wednesday, April 23rd.

Food Truck Row

Looking for something new to eat? Student Life is excited to announce that Food Truck Row will be across the street at the ACC campus this month. Get some Denver Smoke BBQ, Sweet Cow Ice Cream or Manna from Heaven.  A variety of trucks will be here, so check the Food Truck Row Calendar to find out who will be here when (generally they will start serving at 11am and stay as long as they have business).  Trucks will be parked on College Ave in front of the main building, and seating is available in the multipurpose room.

End of the Year Celebration

Student Life invites you to celebrate the end of another great school year with a party in the courtyard! Join us Tuesday, May 6th, from 12pm – 2pm for some Good Dog Hot Dogs, music, and lawn games. This is a FREE event so don’t miss out!

Student Life on Facebook

Catch all the updates from the Department of Student life on Facebook, such as events, contests, news, and special speakers at Common Ground chapel.  “Like” us on Facebook here.  Thanks for joining the community!

Writing Center

Library Conference Room 113 - appointment only during Spring Break
The DenSem Writing Center provides free one-on-one tutoring to help students with written assignments, forming a thesis statement, integrating research, incorporating appropriate grammar, sentence structure, and writing style.  Sign up for a session on the clipboard at Library conference room 113.  Editing services are also available for $15/hour. Additional Writing Center resources and information can be found on MyDenSem or Moodle.

Discounted Counseling Services

The Student Life Office has made arrangements with several local Christian counselors to provide a limited number of counseling sessions for seminary students and their immediate family members at a discounted rate. This service provides three to five sessions, depending on the counselor, for $20 per session. This discounted resource is not available for Counseling students to meet their degree requirements. See MyDenSem for Counseling degree requirement information. Contact Heather Taylor for more information and to get connected with a counselor.

Food Closet

The Food Closet is intended to assist any low-income student attending Denver Seminary.  Located in the northwest corner of apartment building 2, the Food Closet contains a variety of general items that are meant to supplement, not replace, regular grocery shopping.  It is open on Mondays from 5pm – 6pm.  More information can be found on MyDenSem.  Direct questions to Heather Taylor, Student Services Coordinator.

Bread Closet

The Bread Closet is open to ALL students and is located at the bus stop in the parking lot on the south side of the apartment buildings.  The Bread Closet is open on Mondays from 9:30am – 4pm, and includes bread, pastries and other similar items.

Interested in Starting a New Group?

If you are interested in connecting, getting more info, or proposing a new student group, contact Rob Foley.  

Hymns and Communion Chapel

Next week our community has the opportunity to worship and receive Communion together during Common Ground.  Drew Collins, the talented Worship Pastor at Wellspring Church (Englewood, CO), will lead us in services of hymns, culminating in the Lord’s Table.  All students, faculty, staff, and spouses are invited to worship by entering into the rich lyrics and backstories of hymns like “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “Jesus Paid It All” and others.  Beginning at 11am each day, these services will not feature a speaker.  Rather, the message will be offered through the collective narrative of the hymns and the meaningful experience of approaching the Lord’s Table together.  Be refreshed, enjoy worship, and experience communion with the Lord and with others in the Denver Seminary community during these services

New Alumni Open House Lunch

If you are graduating in May, August or December of this year you are invited to a FREE Lunch on April 17th. Drop in between 11:30am-1:30pm in the Executive Board room in the Admin Bldg. Among many of the changes you will go through this year, one is who you will interact with as a Denver Seminary graduate. We want to introduce you to the Alumni Relations people and let you know how Denver Seminary can continue to provide support in wherever God may lead you! So come and meet your alumni representatives and have lunch with your fellow graduates. Please let us know if you will be able to attend by April 15th, email Jessica Henthorne.

Prayer Meeting

Elodie and friends have decided to meet and pray for repentance, revival and the needs of the seminary twice monthly. The April dates are Saturday, April 19th and Friday, April 25th. Both will take place in the student center from 8pm-10pm.

Chick-fil-A at Solid Grounds

Solid Grounds will be selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches the next few Tuesdays, starting at 11:30am. Prices are $3.75 for a sandwich; $6 for a combo with chips and small coffee; and $6.50 for a combo with chips and bottled beverage.  For more specific info, ask your friendly Solid Grounds barista.

Student Volunteer Opportunity at DenSem Annual Golf Tournament

Are you a good golfer and want to play a free round of 18 holes of golf?  If so, you are invited to volunteer to be a student representative for Denver Seminary at our Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, August 4th. You will work from 11am to 1:30pm and then play a free round of golf in the afternoon. After golfing, you are invited to stay and have dinner at 6pm and meet supporters of Denver Seminary. This year our tournament will be held at Lakewood Country Club. If you are interested please contact Chris Johnson, Director of Development, at 303-762-6924 or by email at Chris Johnson

IM611-03 Globalization in Theological Education: THE CHINESE WORLDVIEW TODAY

Summer 2014:  June 21-July 10
Engage your Christian faith with the Christian church of China and the cultures and religions of East Asia. Study in Beijing with state university professors. Classes are offered June 21–July 10, 2014.  This 2-hour course fulfills the Globalization requirement for the Master of Divinity degree. Optional 1 credit hour -- Peking University has an affiliated private elementary school, which has asked for 4 teachers for this summer to teach 4 hours per day. Teachers will start teaching after the end of the seminar and teach until late August. The school will pay a substantial stipend, which will be at least enough to cover international airfare to and from the worldview course.  Please contact Dr. Rick Hess for questions and application form.

MJ 603 Missiological Themes for Jewish Evangelism

Summer 2014: June 16-20, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri 
Meeting the evangelism requirement for MDiv and MA(CS) students, this course provides practical insights for Jewish evangelism through a study of key themes and characters from the Patriarchs to the modern day. Major emphases of the course include: 1) Jewish evangelism is most authentic and effective when springing from the Messianic Jewish community; 2) one-on-one evangelism is most effective when it encourages Jewish believers to worship in a Messianic context; and 3) Gentile churches that support sound Messianic Jewish practice provide a healthy environment for the spiritual growth of believers. This course can also credit as an Old Testament elective. Contact Dr. Hélène Dallaire with questions.

TH658 Theology in the Early Church

Dr. Donald Fairbairn, of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be teaching TH658, Theology in the Early Church, June 16th-27th (variable credit: either 2 or 3 hours / prerequisites: CH502 and TH501).  Dr. Fairbairn (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a graduate of Denver Seminary, a recognized Patristics scholar, author of several books—including Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers (IVP, 2009) and an excellent teacher.

CF 640 Following Christ in the Monastic Tradition

This course encourages students to develop deeper patterns and disciplines of spiritual formation by learning from the history and practices of Christian monasticism. Students will be invited to consider how an understanding of monastic spirituality can inform, inspire, and reshape a life of discipleship in their own context. There will be a strong focus on engaging with original monastic writers and sources.  The course will be taught by recent Denver Seminary grad Charlie Dodrill who lived as a monk for two years.  Address your questions to Prof. Howard Baker.

New NT Professor: Dr. Erin Heim

Consider taking classes next year from Dr. Erin Heim, who will be teaching a variety of sections of NT 511 (Gospels and Acts) and NT 512 (Epistles and Revelation).  Dr. Heim is an M.A. graduate of DenSem in New Testament Studies, who has just completed her Ph.D. in New Testament at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.  She has a number of years of teaching experience in her previous career of teaching music in the public schools, has taught frequently at the B.A. and M.A. level during her Ph.D. studies and has extensive church involvement and experience. 

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Student Employment

Other Employment Opportunities

On-campus student employment opportunities may be accessed on MyDenSem on the Student Life page listed in the left-hand column as Student Employment (you will need to login).  Open positions, job descriptions, application, statement of faith and guidance on how to apply are available.  Job opportunities will continue to be posted on the bulletin board in the student center.   


Full-time job opportunities at Denver Seminary are located on the seminary website.