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Ash Wednesday services offered Feb. 14 in Benton Chapel

Feb. 9, 2018—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will offer Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Benton Chapel from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.

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Celebration of life for Perry Wallace scheduled for Feb. 19 at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 6, 2018—A public celebration of the life of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace, who integrated Vanderbilt athletics and SEC varsity basketball, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at Benton Chapel.

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Cole Lectures to examine unorthodox religious practices in the borderlands

Oct. 23, 2017—Daisy L. Machado will examine what lived religion looks like in the borderlands, including unorthodox practices, when she delivers the Divinity School's Cole Lectures Oct. 26-27 at Benton Chapel.

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Sept. 11 remembrance scheduled for noon Monday

Sep. 8, 2017—At noon on Monday, Sept. 11, four chimes will sound from the bell tower of Kirkland Hall symbolizing the four crash sites and solemnizing both the tragedy and the extraordinary heroism that define Sept. 11, 2001, as a day of both loss and unity.

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Renowned preaching professor at Vanderbilt dies

Apr. 27, 2017—A memorial service will be held at noon April 29 in Benton Chapel for David Buttrick, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who was passionate about the art of preaching.

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Good Friday service planned for Benton Chapel April 14

Apr. 11, 2017—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will host an ecumenical Good Friday service on April 14 in Benton Chapel.

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Memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande set for April 12

Mar. 24, 2017—A memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande is planned for April 12 in Benton Chapel.

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Black girlhood as a theological problem focus of Antoinette Brown Lecture

Mar. 21, 2017—Eboni Marshall Turman, a womanist scholar with a strong passion for helping black women rise above gender bias and racism, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture March 23.

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Interfaith activist Ingrid Mattson to deliver 2016 Cole Lectures

Oct. 3, 2016—Ingrid Mattson, a prominent Islamic studies scholar and Muslim religious leader, is the 2016 Cole Lecturer at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt community gathers to reflect on recent violence across country

Jul. 14, 2016—A near-capacity crowd of about 400 Vanderbilt community members, including Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, gathered at Benton Chapel Monday to contemplate and discuss the recent national tragedies involving the violent shooting deaths of two African American men and five Dallas police officers.

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Chancellor shares thoughts on Orlando mass shooting; campus remembrance events planned

Jun. 12, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares his thoughts on Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando. Vanderbilt community members who wish to come together to remember the victims of the tragedy may do so at events held this week at the K.C. Potter Center and Benton Chapel.

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Remembrance service scheduled for Vanderbilt graduate student Taylor Force

Mar. 14, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community will gather Friday, March 18, to remember Owen Graduate School of Management student Taylor Force, who was killed March 8 in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. The service is closed to the public, and because of limited seating in the chapel, priority will be given to members of the Owen School community and those who knew Force well.

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