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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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Ishmael Beah to deliver keynote address for International Education Week

Author and activist Ismael Beah will be the keynote speaker for International Education Week, which runs Nov. 11 through 18.

His address is free and open to the public.  He will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Wait Chapel. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The week is sponsored by the Center for Global Programs and Studies, the School of Law, Campus Life, Latin American and Latino Studies, French Studies, Rethinking Community and the Dean of Students.  It will feature numerous events throughout the week.  A schedule is here.

A native of Sierra Leone, Beah is the author of the memoir “A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” and the novel “Radiance of Tomorrow.”

Dr. Justin A. Chen, a psychiatrist, will address Wake Forest faculty and staff in a presentation on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 401 (Ammons Gallery).  Registration is required.  The presentation will, in part, focus on learning more about the experience of international students studying in the United States and potential strategies for improving international student emotional wellness.

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Veterans Day ceremony to be held on campus Nov. 10

Wake Forest’s Army ROTC program will present a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Perritt Plaza, where the University’s flag pole is located.  The plaza is in Parking Lot C, adjacent to Reynolda Hall, Benson Center and Davis Residence Hall.

The ceremony is open to students, faculty, staff and others.

Here is a list of Veterans Day activities at Wake Forest.

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13th Annual Artisans' Fair to be held Dec. 1

This is a guest post from the organizers of the Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair:

Seeking a unique gift for family and friends? Then plan to attend the 13th Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair to be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Benson 401. Twenty-five vendors will show and sell their handcrafted products which include jewelry, woodworking, stitchery, pottery, baked goods, stained glass, etc.

Vendors are listed below:

–Ashley Horn: candles, melts, vinyl decals
–Linda Shaytar: jewelry
–Kathy Martlock: crochet items, paper flowers, etc.
–Gale Newport: baked goods
–George Holzwarth: wooden boxes
–Jane Williams: pottery
–Holly Swenson: wearable art
–Kyle and Laura Denlinger: handmade wooden blocks
–LaDonna Crist: home decor & gift items, WFU logo items, etc.
–Rebecca Fisher: whimsical garden art – bird baths, garden flowers, whimsical glass mushrooms
–Jessica Burlingame: crocheted items including scarves and dishcloths
–J.L. Bolt: wood work
–Kim Bowers: hand made ornaments (vintage, cork, sea shell), paintings
–Ruth Smith: blankets, corn/rice bags, corn toss bags
–Lawrence Smith: stars, food trays, bird houses, wind chimes, Christmas trees
–Bookish Birds (Diana Goldstein and Roz Tedford): book themed ornaments, wreaths, and page art, Wake forest alma mater and fight song ornaments, Wfu page art and notecards
–W. David Link: honey, handmade soaps
–Caroline Moore: jewelry, painted glassware, jewelry boxes
–Brian Calhoun: woodwork products, bird houses
–Lisa Simmons: decorative home products, jewelry
–Stacey Panchyshyn: handmade scarves, Christmas ornaments
–Virginia Christman: photographs, art prints, greeting cards
–Rebecca Mabe Benza: handmade jewelry, hand painted ornaments, hand-dyed scarves & clothing
–Xiaolin Dai: ceramic works
–Brandi Smith: hand painted wines bottles/jars
–Sandra Kokkonos: homemade cookies
–Angela King: sheepskin rugs, wool yarn, felted soap, needle-felted ornaments & upcycled wool clothing.
–Sandy Lail: Christmas ornaments, glassware, small gifts, wreaths, ribbon trees.
–Gloria Stickney: Wake Forest quilts, custom theme-designed memory t-shirt quilts, WFU licensed items
–Pamela Venable: 8″x10″ oil on canvas or board; framed oil landscape and seascapes from either En Plein Air or photo inspired art creations
–Shayla Herndon-Edmunds: handmade bath & body products( lotions, butters, oils, candles)
–Paul Ross: cutting boards

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Melissa Harris-Perry to speak at Staff Advisory Council meeting

Melissa Harris-Perry will speak at the Staff Advisory Council meeting on Nov. 8.  The meeting will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404.  All staff are invited.

Harris-Perry is Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, faculty director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.  She will speak about the Pro Humanitate Center.

The meetings and events schedule for the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) can be found on its website.

The SAC may be contacted at

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