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Collective Actions: Celebrating our Legacy, Dr. Maya Angelou

maya.angelou.300x175The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Wake Forest’s Pro Humanitate Institute, IPLACe and the Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) are organizing an event to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou.

The celebration will be held on Feb. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the new Loft Area at SECCA .

As part of Visiting Assistant Professor Angéla Kóczé’s course on researching feminism, social justice and public engagement, students are preparing for the event by exploring Angelou’s presence, teaching and activism at Wake Forest and beyond. Their collective portfolio, which includes oral histories, stories, photographs and images, will be donated to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections.

Serenus Churn Sr., senior pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, will open the event.

Wake Forest faculty and students as well as members of the Winston-Salem community will read poems. A selection of Angelou’s poems will be performed in song by Lynn Book, associate director of the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and a professor in the department of theatre and dance.

The event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow the celebration.

Pro Humanitate Institute holds ‘Dress for Success’ clothing drive

seal.300x150Wake Forest’s Pro Humanitate Institute and the Office of Personal and Career Development are co-sponsoring a clothing drive for Dress for Success in honor of Nancy Lublin’s visit to campus for the Leadership Project. At age 23, Lublin founded Dress for Success using a $5,000 inheritance.

Dress for Success is a nonprofit that provides interview suits and career development training to women in Winston-Salem and in more than 125 cities in 15 countries. The organization promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. In 2014, the Winston-Salem affiliate assisted 149 women.

In addition to professional women’s clothing of all sizes (size 16 and above are a special need), the Pro Humanitate Institute is collecting:

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Wells Fargo Regional CIO John Lynch to speak at WFU

JohnLynchEmailWake Forest University School of Business will welcome John Lynch, SVP and Regional CIO of Wells Fargo Bank to campus to share his economic insights and outlook on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall.

His presentation titled “Focus 2015: Market Transformations and Risk” will be the latest in the Broyhill Executive Lecture Series “Leading Out Loud.” The event is free and open to the public. Wake Forest students and alumni will have priority seating.

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25 Years Later: President Hatch’s Book on American Christianity

Christianity-Democratization-headerA quarter century after it was published, scholars are still talking about the award-winning book, “The Democratization of American Christianity,” written by Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.

To mark the book’s 25th anniversary, Wake Forest will host a half-day symposium Feb. 6 featuring seven of the country’s most distinguished scholars of early American religion reflecting on the influence of the book.

The event will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. A detailed schedule is posted on the symposium website.

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Conference on intercultural learning, free to WFU community

The WISE_header1WISE Conference, Wake Forest’s premier conference focusing on intercultural learning will be held on Feb. 5-6 at the Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem in downtown Winston-Salem. The conference is free for Wake Forest faculty and staff; however, registration is required through Eventbrite.

Hosted by the Center for Global Programs and Studies, WISE helps faculty and staff leaders, program coordinators and student advisors develop the knowledge and skills they need to help study abroad students — including international students who “study abroad” in the U.S. or another country — develop intercultural skills and awareness.

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Winter concerts: ‘Across the Blue Ridge: Old Sounds, New Trails’

blue.ridge.pkwy.winter.300x17588.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest University, and the Blue Ridge Music Center, operated by The National Park Service and in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, are presenting a winter concert tour, Across the Blue Ridge: Old Sounds, New Trails. The concert series is funded in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The tour will include four music concerts in cities around the Piedmont and High Country (Mount Airy, West Jefferson, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem), each of which will be emceed by radio host Paul Brown and will include a variety of mountain music styles such as Old-Time Bluegrass, Country Blues, Americana, and Folk. Paul Brown & His Piedmont Pals (Terri McMurray and Craig Smith) will perform at all four of the shows in addition to musical guests.

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Wake Forest celebrates partnership with Suzhou High School

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Harrison and Kersh join Chinese students at the interactive touchscreen kiosk donated by Wake Forest to the Suzhou High School library.

In November, members of Wake Forest University traveled to Suzhou, China, to celebrate a partnership between the Wake Forest Advantage program and Suzhou High School of Jiangsu Province.

Suzhou High School collaborated with the University for the first implementation of Wake Forest Advantage — an on-the-ground curriculum program created to help prepare international students, both academically and culturally, for transition to college in America. Wake Forest Advantage also helps connect Chinese students early in the application process with trusted admissions counselors in the U.S.

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‘Myths about Female Leadership’

charlotte.centerWake Forest’s Charlotte Center and The Charlotte Observer recently sponsored a discussion on “Myths about Female Leadership” featuring some of Charlotte’s top business leaders.

Panelists included Susan DeVore from Premier, a health solutions company headquartered in Ballantyne; Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good; Rodgers Builders CEO Pat Rodgers; and Andrea Smith, global head of human resources at Bank of America. Observer publisher Ann Caulkins was the moderator.

Participants answered questions on topics such as asking for a raise, mentoring, dispelling stereotypes and taking chances.

Read The Charlotte Observer’s “Charlotte female CEOs offer leadership insights” for an overview of the discussion.

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President’s Holiday Open House

President and Mrs. Hatch invite you to join them for a Holiday Open House


Tuesday, December 9
1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (drop-in)

The President’s Home
1000 Kearns Avenue
Winston-Salem 27106
(parking & shuttle information below)

Hope to see you there! Happy Holidays!


Parking at the President’s Home is extremely limited, so we ask that you take the provided campus shuttle or carpool.

Reynolda Campus shuttles will run from Parking Lot A (behind Wait Chapel) at the bottom of the stairs leading from Hearn Plaza to the President’s Home beginning at 12:45 p.m. until the last shuttle departs the President’s Home at 5 p.m.

Shuttles will run from the front door of the University Corporate Center (UCC) to the President’s Home beginning at 12:45 p.m. until the last shuttle departs the President’s Home at 5 p.m.

Athletics staff members with offices off-campus can utilize the shuttles running from the University Corporate Center (UCC) to the President’s Home beginning at 12:45 p.m. until the last shuttle departs the President’s Home at 5 p.m.

Reynolda House and Human Resources staff (in off-campus HR building) will be allowed to park on-campus the afternoon of 12/9 and utilize the shuttle running from Parking Lot A (behind Wait Chapel) beginning at 12:45 p.m. until the last shuttle departs the President’s Home at 5 p.m.

All shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes throughout the afternoon.

Non-exempt staff attending this Holiday Open House will be provided a maximum of one hour of paid release time.

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