February 28th, 2014 | Events
Samuel Gladding, chair and professor of counseling, will deliver the Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture and receive the 2014 Poteat Lecture award in recognition of his research and scholarship.
Gladding’s interactive presentation, “Beyond Active Listening: Creativity, the Arts and Positive Mental Health,” will be held on Mon., March 3 at 4 p.m. in the Kulynych Auditorium at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.
“From the ancient Egyptians to the Elizabethans to now, I’ll be discussing how people throughout history have used creative processes and the arts to promote positive mental health,” Gladding said. He will provide an overview of the latest research on the arts and psychological health, as well as share examples of writers and artists, such as William Styron and Norman Cousins, who have used creativity and humor to “gain and regain health and wellness.”
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February 27th, 2014 | Events
What does it take to begin a successful journey? Reynolds American CEO and President Daniel (Daan) Delen says it takes a single step, but you’d better pack a lunch.
Delen will be the keynote speaker for the Broyhill Executive Lecture Series “Leading Out Loud” on Friday, Feb. 28 from 4-5 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall.
“Leading Out Loud” is a Wake Forest University School of Business lecture series created to educate and inspire students through exposure to industry leaders who shape today’s business world. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Broyhill Family Foundation of Lenoir, N.C.
Reynolds American is the official MBA case sponsor for the 24th Annual Marketing Summit, which begins today. The Marketing Summit is a three-day competition and the longest-running student-led event at the School of Business. More information is available at www.marketingsummitlive.com.
February 26th, 2014 | Events, University Announcement
President Nathan O. Hatch sent the following message to the entire campus community this morning:
Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,
I am pleased to announce the Leadership Project, a bold new initiative that engages Wake Forest students and our broader community in a personal and reflective conversation with leaders who span diverse career paths, generations and worldviews.
Intimate, enlightening, and revealing, the mission of the Leadership Project is to invite leaders to Wake Forest who will share their personal principles, triumphs, and challenges. In turn, students and guests from the community will consider their own humanity, values and skills and learn how to channel them in meaningful ways.
In its inaugural event on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m., the Leadership Project will present legendary football coach and bestselling author Tony Dungy to speak in Wait Chapel. Doors to the event will open at 5:45 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007, the first such win for an African-American coach. He joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Widely recognized as an inspirational champion both on and off the field, Dungy has authored several books on topics of significance, such as living life with integrity, courage, strength and purpose.
In keeping with our mission to educate the whole person, Dungy seemed a natural choice to kick off such an important and meaningful conversation – both online (#wfuleads) and offline – about one of society’s most pressing issues today. The Leadership Project reaffirms Wake Forest’s promise to prepare students to lead lives that matter – building upon existing programs, courses and career development opportunities to help students discover who they are, understand what’s required to become an effective leader, and determine what actions to take to improve their own personal development.
February 26th, 2014 | Events, Faculty News
Spring 2014 marked the launch of Wake Forest’s first Semester Online course, “Introduction to Bioethics.” Biology professor Carole Browne, the instructor for the online class offered to qualified college students from anywhere in the world, will walk alumni, faculty, students and staff through her lesson plan and share her experiences teaching in this environment on Monday, March 3 from 12-1 p.m.
“Introduction to Bioethics” explores contemporary issues in bioethics, including responsible conduct in research, implications of technological advances in biology, environmental issues and controversies in health care and medical practices. Browne is currently running two sections of the course, one fully online for Semester Online students and one blended for Wake Forest students.
The event will take place in Reynolda 301. Faculty may bring a lunch and refreshments will also be provided. Those interested in attending should RSVP via this link http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/p7586VB4V6n/.
Wake Forest joined the Semester Online Consortium in September 2013. The first-of-its-kind program offers for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities.
Semester Online’s roster of nationally renowned colleges and universities includes Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis in addition to Wake Forest.
The full news release announcing the new initiative is posted on the Wake Forest news site.
February 25th, 2014 | Events, Faculty News
On Feb. 20, the Wake Forest community gathered together in Wait Chapel to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the founding of the University at Founders’ Day Convocation. The annual event recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.
Read more about the award winners »
February 21st, 2014 | Events, Faculty News
History professor Anthony Parent will sign copies of his book, Foul Means; The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Old Salem Visitor Center.
The book signing will be part of Heritage Festival, a day of storytelling, historic tours, crafts, music and more in Old Salem to celebrate Black History month. Officially started at Kent State University in February 1970, Black History month highlights the history, art and culture of African Americans.
Parent’s book, originally published in 2003 and now available in an e-book format for the Kindle, is an account of Virginia’s small but powerful planter class that intentionally brought racial slavery to the colony during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Parent will be signing copies starting at 11 a.m.
For information on all the Heritage Festival activities at Old Salem open the link below.
February 19th, 2014 | Events
Wake Forest is hosting TEDx, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Feb. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event will feature nine thought leaders ranging from the CEO of the Wall Street Journal’s 2013 startup of the year to the founder of the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. Presenters, who will each give a talk lasting no longer than 18-minutes, include:
- Dr. Eric Tomlinson, President of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Chief Innovation Officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
- Vic Howie, founder of the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C., whose mission is to create the “perfect playground for both children and adults.”
- Greg Merril, Founder and CEO of Brain Sentry, a company that builds helmet-mounted sensors to detect concussions and was named The Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year in 2013.
- Kevin Novak, the Data Modeling & Analysis Lead at Uber, one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
A complete list of speakers is available on the TEDxWakeForestU website.
The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
“TEDx is part of a global movement to explore the unknown, discover a passion, take action, and better our community,” said senior Yana Klein, a student TEDx organizer. “It’s an honor for Wake Forest to host this engaging and progressive event. We want to encourage local and regional community members to join us. Our goal is to fill all 2,000 available seats in Wait Chapel.”
“The talks at a TEDx event are inspirational,” said Polly Black, professor of practice and director of Wake Forest’s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. “Each one on its own is an ‘idea worth spreading.’ Together, the talks can inspire the audience to combine ideas in new ways.”
Registration and tickets for Wake Forest’s TEDx event are available online here. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for non-WFU students, and free for Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
Registration for TedX is required for entry.
January 30th, 2014 | Events, Faculty News
Professor of Music and composer Susan Borwick’s latest work for the bassoon, “Spirit,” premiered in New York City on Jan. 28.
The piece was performed by her former student, Sasha Enegren. Enegren performed the work at a recital at Manhattan School of Music, where she is a doctoral candidate for bassoon performance.
Enegren graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest in 2005.
“Spirit,” written for bassoon and piano, is one of several original works for the bassoon that premiered that evening. The recital included small chamber ensembles, solos and two concertos with orchestra.
Borwick is the president of the International Alliance for Women in Music.
January 16th, 2014 | Events
Mark your calendars for The Shalom Project Benefit Concert featuring Unbroken Circle, Wake Forest’s multi-generational string band. The event will be held Sat., February 1. at 7 p.m. in Kulynych Auditorium in Byrum Welcome Center.
Band members include:
Bailey Allman: Fiddle
Ella Allman: Guitar, mandolin, vocals
Joe Allman: Bass
Martha Allman: Autoharp
Nick Bennett: Banjo, vocals
Linda Bridges: Accordion, vocals
Kate Brooks: Guitar
Billy Hamilton: Banjo, vocals
Jodi Hildebran: Guitar
Will Huesman: Guitar, vocals
Graylyn Sage Kersh: Muse, musical apprentice
Cecilia Kucera: Fiddle
Jordan Lee: Guitar, vocals
Linda Luvaas: Mandolin, vocals
Sara Pesek: Banjo
Ed Wilson: Poetry
All proceeds go to support the work of The Shalom Project.
December 11th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
This message is from Gale Sigal, vice president of the Faculty Senate:
The Faculty Senate has invited President Nathan Hatch to address us at 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 (Wednesday) in DeTamble Auditorium. This will be an open meeting and all are invited. President Hatch has offered to answer questions, so do prepare any that you’d like to ask. Questions may also be sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for anyone who would like to do that or for anyone who cannot make the meeting.
Please make every effort to join us for this important event and invite your colleagues to come along!