Exam Snacks
Apr
28
to May 8

Exam Snacks

Exam season is back and so are the free snacks, meals and trivia! Be on the lookout and follow us on Instagram (@ncstudycenter) for daily updates on mealtimes and other fun activities to distract you from finals.

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Faith and the Art of Storytelling
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Faith and the Art of Storytelling

Join us for an enlightening lunch and conversation with digital storyteller Nathan Clendenin, the founder and CEO of StoryDriven. 

Under Nathan's direction, StoryDriven has been awarded 8 Emmys while producing work for clients across the Triangle area and beyond. RSVP here if you're interested in attending! The first 15 to RSVP will get a free Chick-Fil-A lunch.

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Why Skill Trumps Passion (Wilberforce Lunch with Bethany Jenkins)
Feb
1
12:30 PM12:30

Why Skill Trumps Passion (Wilberforce Lunch with Bethany Jenkins)

Come enjoy a Chick-Fil-A lunch with Bethany Jenkins as she untangles a distorted concept that may stand in the way of your own personal development.

To reserve space at the table, email Katharine Batchelor (katharine@ncstudycenter.org).

Bethany is the Vice President of Forums at The Veritas Forum, a contributor at The Gospel Coalition, and a senior fellow at The King's College. She has also worked in Congress, at the State Department, on Wall Street and in Big Law. She received her BA from Baylor and JD from Columbia. Bethany lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she loves to run along the Charles River.

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Why the Arts Matter to Faith in a Culture that Flattens Our Vision (Lecture + Performance with Dr. Jeremy Begbie)
Jan
22
7:30 PM19:30

Why the Arts Matter to Faith in a Culture that Flattens Our Vision (Lecture + Performance with Dr. Jeremy Begbie)

Why should the arts matter to people of faith? What can music teach us about God? How can the Church be a good steward of the arts in her life and worship?

Dr. Jeremy Begbie will explore these questions (and more!) through offering a joint lecture and performance on the grand piano in the newly renovated Moeser Auditorium of Hill Hall. Dr. Begbie is an ordained minister, a musician classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, where he also directs the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.

This event is co-sponsored by the NC Study Center, College Collective, Intervarsity Grad and Faculty Ministries and Grace Community Church. All are welcome to attend!

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Trinity Forum Evening Conversation with James KA Smith (Livestream)
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Trinity Forum Evening Conversation with James KA Smith (Livestream)

James KA Smith

Join us at the NC Study Center for a livestream Trinity Forum lecture with James KA Smith, Calvin College philosopher and author of You Are What You Love, starts at 7:00 PM. Dr. Smith will be discussing his latest book, Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology

Discussion with students, faculty, and local friends will follow. Seating is limited so please RSVP below.

The Trinity Forum provides more details about the event here.

Partner Org: College Collective (Chapel Hill Bible Church) & RUF

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Darrell Allison (4D Dinner)
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Darrell Allison (4D Dinner)

Faith and Public Policy:

Education unlocks doors. It liberates the student and can change whole communities. Local leader Darell Allison will share his faith-based observations on educational initiatives and give insight into public policy. Allison founded Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, a state organization focused on parental school choice, and is also a member of the UNC Board of Governors. 

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Heidi Hennink-Kaminski (4D Dinner)
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Heidi Hennink-Kaminski (4D Dinner)

Faith and Communication:

Communication is a central part of daily life, both in the professional, personal, and spiritual sense. UNC School of Media and Journalism professor Heidi Hennink-Kaminski will join us to discuss her interpretation of Biblical communication from a career spent in academia and as a professional communicator. Hennink-Kaminski joined the faculty in 2006. She teaches marketing, strategic communication and social marketing courses and also serves as the senior associate dean for graduate studies. 

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Wilberforce Conference
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Wilberforce Conference

 
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UNC students, faculty and alumni as well as area leaders are invited to attend our second Wilberforce Conference. Picking up from last year, we will explore possibilities for gospel-inspired lives. To register and to receive more information, please visit wilberforceconference.com.

Opportunity to Give: For participants, the Wilberforce Conference is complimentary and is meant to convey Jesus' welcoming love. However, from our perspective, the event involves renting space on campus, providing food, hosting speakers and also the miscellaneous expenses that go into a major event on a college campus. If you would like to be personally involved in providing this amazing opportunity for hundreds of UNC students, please above.

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Traci Hall (4D Dinner)
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Traci Hall (4D Dinner)

God Under a Microscope?:

Creation is magnificent, from the grandest peaks or, for molecular biologist Traci Hall, in the most intimate cell formations. Hall will join us to share gospel wisdom she's gained from her extensive research in gene regulation, as well as her personal experience with cutting-edge science and faith. Hall oversees a Research Lab for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Durham.

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Veritas Forum w/ Dr. Ian Hutchinson
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Veritas Forum w/ Dr. Ian Hutchinson

Please join us to hear from Dr. Ian Hutchinson, as he explores whether faith and science are contradictory fields of inquiry. This lecture will take place on campus at 7 PM (Genome Sciences 100) and will be sponsored by many campus ministries and students groups.

Ian Hutchinson:

Hutchinson is a plasma physicist and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He and his research group are international pioneers exploring the generation and confinement of plasmas hotter than the sun's center; experimenting on a world-leading magnetic confinement device they designed and built. In addition to authoring 200 research articles and a textbook about plasma physics, Hutchinson has written and spoken widely on the relationship between Science and Christianity.

What is the Veritas Forum?:

The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. Veritas places the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together. Learn more at www.veritas.org

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Yasser Youssef (4D Dinner)
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Yasser Youssef (4D Dinner)

Words in Light of the Word:

Words are important. In light of the gospel message, even more so. Yasser Youssef will delve deeper into what the gospel looks like in Business Communication, drawing from his rich experience as a leader and communicator in the professional world. Youssef is the president of The Budd Group, a facilities service company committed God-honoring work in Winston-Salem. Youssef is also active on his blog, The Path to Lead

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (4D Dinner)
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Rep. Mike McIntyre (4D Dinner)

Winsome Witness in a Polarized Profession:

Does religion have a place at the table in policy discussions? Former U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre ('81) will explore the intersection of faith and public policy and share his experiences from an 18-year career on Capitol Hill. McIntyre was able to serve without compromising his Christian faith and gained a reputation for working across party lines. He also helped organize the National Prayer Breakfast during his time in Washington.

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Family Football Day
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Family Football Day

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Alums and families with children - please join us for fun in the sun prior to the UNC-Duke game. We'll have face-painting, dogs & burger and plenty of space for you to see old friends and enjoy a great day in Chapel Hill. Please forward this to friends!
Time is TBD but will likely be two hours before kickoff.

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Aug
18
to Aug 19

Move-In-Day Lunches

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Come enjoy a delicious lunch on the front lawn of the historic Battle House property, the official home of the NCSC. We know this will be a hectic time so we hope you can come relax, enjoy good food and fellowship, and meet other new and returning students and their families.

We encourage you to invite other UNC families with incoming and returning UNC students. All are welcome!

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Faith at Work (Special 4D Dinner & Dessert)
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Faith at Work (Special 4D Dinner & Dessert)

Two of the biggest obstacles for Christians sharing their faith at work is knowing what is legally permissible as well as what is prudent. Craig Schauer ('05), an attorney with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, will share over dinner from his knowledge of religious liberty law.

Stick around after dinner for dessert, as Michael Thompson and Jordan Belt of the Turas Group will lead a discussion about faith and work that will further equip us to live out our faith in everyday life.

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