Graham Chapel open daily for meditation, reflection and prayer

Graham Chapel open daily for meditation, reflection and prayer

Iconic, awe-inspiring and, at last, more accessible. Washington University in St. Louis’ non-denominational Graham Chapel is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for silent meditation, reflection and prayer. The initiative is one of many supported by the Rev. Callista Isabelle, the university’s first director for religious, spiritual and ethical life. She also helped organize Interfaith Week, which runs through Friday, Feb. 21.

Gingerbread Chapel

Dining Services staff recently collaborated to create a festive gingerbread Graham Chapel, now on view in Danforth University Center. The finished product took a little more than a week to complete, using an estimated 40 lbs. of royal icing to hold the chapel together.

A December recognition

An afternoon ceremony was held in Graham Chapel Saturday, Dec. 3, to recognize Washington University’s December degree candidates. There were 784 students who filed as December degree candidates for 826 degrees. Steven H. Lipstein, president and chief executive officer of BJC HealthCare, delivered remarks to the degree candidates and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton gave the Chancellor’s Message. A reception followed in the Danforth University Center.

Danforth University Center birthday event Aug. 11

The Danforth University Center turns 3 years old this summer, and the DUC is hosting a birthday celebration at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Graham Memorial Chapel on the university’s Danforth Campus. The event is open to the public.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Members of the Visions Gospel Choir perform before a capacity crowd during the university’s 23rd annual celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus. The theme of this year’s event was “Living the Legacy: Forging Our Path Through Leadership and Service.”

Maya Lin opens fall Assembly Series

The Fall 2007 Assembly Series parts with some of the traditions of the 54-year-old lecture series, while maintaining its mission of presenting to the Washington University community some of the most distinctive and vibrant voices of the day.

Play ball! LaRussa first up to bat for the Assembly Series fall 2005 season

LaRussaThe Washington University Assembly Series will have an unorthodox start to its fall schedule with a talk by Cardinals’ manager, Tony La Russa at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 in Graham Chapel. The rest of the series features speakers on a wide range of topics including politics, economics, writing, history, religion, medicine, literature, evolution, space exploration, social justice and the Holocaust.

Uncovering the Truth in a Democratic Society: Robert Kerrey to deliver Stein Lecture in Ethics

KerreyRobert Kerrey, current president of New School University, 9-11 Commissioner, and former U.S. senator from Nebraska will deliver the Stein Lecture in Ethics as part of the Assembly Series at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in Graham Chapel. His talk, “Uncovering the Truth in a Democratic Society,” will focus on his work with the 9-11 Commission.