Reynolds Gym to be open during Thanksgiving Break

Reynolds Gym

Reynolds Gym will be open throughout the Thanksgiving Break.

The hours of operation, posted on the Campus Recreation web site, will be as follows:

  • Nov. 22, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 23-25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to midnight

Joe Cassidy, executive director of campus fitness and recreation, said faculty and staff may acquire guest passes for family and friends who want to join them at the gym during the Thanksgiving Break.

“Not only would we like to remind faculty and staff that they can bring guests with them to Reynolds Gym & Sutton Center with the purchase of a $5 a day guest pass, but one hundred percent of the proceeds of the sale of guest passes Nov. 22 to 26 will be donated to the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund,” Cassidy said.

Fall dance concert scheduled for Nov. 16-19 at Scales Center

The fall faculty and guest artist dance concert will be held Nov. 16-19 on Tedford Stage in Scales Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Nina Marie Lucas, the concert will feature contemporary, jazz, tap and classical ballet choreography by Wake Forest dance faculty and renowned guest choreographers. Lucas is a professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18.  The concert will be performed at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19.

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 senior citizens, $7 for students.

New to the concert this year is a “site specific” piece that is free to the public and starts at 7:10 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 and at 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 19.  Called “Scale Models,” the piece was made at and for the Scales Fine Arts Center, according to Lucas. It will begin near steps leading to Lot Q, which is adjacent to the Scales Fine Arts Center.

Created in collaboration with Wake Forest students, “the work playfully explores the body’s relationship to place, and how environment acts on and intermingles with our shared corporeal experience,” Lucas explained.

For additional information, call 336-758-5295 or email

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Mazaris receives In Good Company Award from North Star LGBTQ Center

Angela Mazaris

The North Star LGBTQ Center in Winston-Salem presented the In Good Company Award to Angela Mazaris on Nov. 9 at the organization’s annual event that honors LGBTQ-friendly organizations, their employees, local volunteers and activists. Mazaris is the founding director of Wake Forest’s LGBTQ Center.

Intended to recognize leaders in creating inclusive and welcoming spaces, the award honored Mazaris for her leadership of the University’s LGBTQ Center.  She was among other honorees at the annual event that featured a keynote address by undocumented activist Moises Serrano, who is described as committed to uniting the immigration and LGBTQ movements.

Mazaris is also a member of the faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Pendergraft receives 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from Society for Classical Studies

Mary Pendergraft, left, receiving Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award in 2016

The Society for Classical Studies has selected Mary Pendergraft, professor of classical languages, as a recipient of one of its 2017 awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Collegiate Level.

Pendergraft, chair of the classical languages department, “has tirelessly and masterfully taught, advised and mentored countless students,” according to the award citation.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising presented to her by Wake Forest in 2016.  Three years earlier, she received the Excellence in College Teaching Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.  That same association in 2013 presented her with the Ovatio, the association’s highest award for service to it and the classical languages profession.

At Wake Forest, she has been advisor for the University’s Eta Sigma Phi chapter for more than two decades and has encouraged many students who have attended and presented at the organization’s annual national conference.

“She has in a sense been mentoring the very field of Classics itself by directly inspiring so many students to remain engaged with the ancient world as teachers and as avid lifelong learners,” the citation states.

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Proposals funded: Kim-Shapiro, Zanish-Belcher

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Storage Lesion in Banked Blood Due to Disruption of Nitric Oxide Homeostasis” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Pittsburgh (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Tanya Zanish-Belcher, director of special collections & archives at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, whose proposal entitled “Documenting the Evangelical Movement in the United States: Digitizing Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Open-Reel Audiotapes, 1957-1980” has been funded by the Council on Library Information Resources.

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Chaplain's Emergency Fund
As you consider opportunities to give during the holiday season, the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund supports Wake Forest community members experiencing financial hardship.

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