May 9th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
The Winston-Salem Symphony, under music director Robert Moody, will premiere Dan Locklair’s “Hail the Coming Day” on Sunday, May 12, at 3 p.m. with a repeat performance on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center.
For tickets or more information, call 336.464.0145 or visit the symphony website. More information about Winston-Salem’s Centennial Celebration is available here.
Locklair, a professor of music and the composer-in-residence at Wake Forest, was commissioned by the City of Winston-Salem to compose the piece in honor of the 2013 Centennial Celebration of the consolidation of the towns Winston and Salem.
The composition, “Hail the Coming Day,” takes its title from an 1876 speech given by an early Winston leader. The piece, scored for a large orchestra, is about five minutes long and is written in one movement, which consists of five short sections.
The composition is meant to recognize the individual attributes of the towns of Winston and Salem as well as their unification. Continue reading »
May 3rd, 2013 | Events
The Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) working group has received valuable feedback and questions since sharing the initial outcomes of the SRI on April 25. We would like to remind you of additional opportunities to discuss the impact of these SRI changes:
Now: A summary of the presentation and the PowerPoint slides are available on Inside WFU. Additional feedback and questions may be sent to SRI@wfu.edu.
May 6, 4-5 p.m., Pugh Auditorium: Faculty Senate Meeting (open to faculty, staff)
May 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Benson 401: Staff Advisory Council Meeting (open to faculty, staff)
Changes to parking, tuition concession and technology purchases and refresh schedules have generated numerous questions. The following addresses those most frequently asked: Continue reading »
May 2nd, 2013 | Events
The School of Business is very excited about the upcoming completion of Farrell Hall — a building that will not only provide a dynamic home to the undergraduate and graduate business programs, but also represent an exciting addition to the facilities portfolio of the Wake Forest campus.
The school looks forward to welcoming students, faculty and staff into the space, and it is providing opportunities to tour the building. Currently, tours are scheduled for May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 3:30 p.m.
Register for a tour on the PDC site »
May 1st, 2013 | Events
At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Hof Milam, senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer, will be giving his annual address to the University on Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.
Milam will speak on the Wake Forest budget for the next year and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Senate invites all students, staff and faculty to attend.
April 29th, 2013 | Events
A reception in honor of Ken Zick, vice president and dean for student affairs, will be held on Monday, April 29, in Reynolda Hall’s Green Room. Students, faculty and staff are invited to the event scheduled from 3:30-5 p.m., with remarks and a short program at 4 p.m.
Vice President Zick will step down from administrative responsibilities this summer, but he will remain an active member of the University community. After a one-year leave of absence, Zick will be teaching and participating in other administrative assignments at Wake Forest
April 25th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
Two movements from Dan Locklair’s changing perceptions & Epitaph, for SATB Chorus and piano, will be performed by the Bel Canto Company, with Welborn Young, artistic director & conductor, on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m., and Monday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 419 North Holden Road in Greensboro, N.C.
Locklair is a professor of music and the composer-in-residence at Wake Forest.
The movements are What Do We Know About Life (words by Carol Adler) and High Flight (text by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.). More about the piece at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/choral/changing-perceptions-epitaph.
For tickets and more information about these performances, call 336.333.2220 or visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4387&cobrand=belcantocompany.
April 24th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
The Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions invite faculty and staff to Thursdays at the Porter B. Byrum Welcome and Admissions Center on April 25.
A wine and cheese reception will run from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a program from 4:30-5:15 p.m. that will feature Jac Heckelman, Herman Eure and Donna Henderson.
Heckelman, a professor of economics, will discuss estimating delegate votes and interests at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Eure, a professor of biology, will discuss what is referred to as The Diversity Impact Factor: 398 Years of Observations and Assessments at Wake Forest. Eure will compare Wake Forest’s diversity issues from his arrival on campus in 1973 to those in 2013, while asking, “How does the diversity commitment today differ from the commitment 39 years ago and what can we expect in the future?”
Henderson, a professor of counseling, will discuss adapting processes to an online program delivery and how it has opened dynamic possibilities for the counseling faculty.
April 24th, 2013 | Events
Please join Provost Rogan Kersh and senior vice president for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest. The event will be Thursday, April 25, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401, and it will feature a light breakfast.
This month’s Campus Connections will feature Kersh and Milam discussing the Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI).
SRI information and a list of committee members »
January update on the SRI »
April 17th, 2013 | Events
The Office of Sustainability is looking for volunteers for its Earth Day 2013 celebration on Saturday, April 20. The event will run from noon-6 p.m. on Manchester Plaza (Mag Quad).
Food For Thought, this year’s Earth Day Fair will feature educational and activity booths centered around the themes of sustainability and food justice. There will be live music and dance, beer from City Beverage, and lots of fun and games for kids and adults alike. The event is free and open to all WFU students, faculty and staff, and their families.
Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of fun and important jobs, including:
- Face painting
- Making bird feeders & coloring
- Helping with event passports and raffle tickets
- Recycling station management
- Merchandise sales
- Tent and booth setup
Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Chipotle burritos will be provided for lunch for volunteers. Please sign up for your hour-long shift on this spreadsheet. Feel free to sign up for as many hours as you want.
Donations of half-gallon paper milk or juice cartons for kids crafts are also needed. Please bring your rinsed cartons to the Office of Sustainability, Reynolda Hall, Room 101, before Friday.
Spread the word, and email Tiffany White (email@example.com) or Austin Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about these opportunities.
April 5th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
Mary DeShazer, professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies will deliver the Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture and receive the award in recognition for her research and scholarship achievements.
Her lecture, “Representing Breast Cancer in the Twenty-first Century,” will be held on April 9 at 4 p.m. in Annenberg Forum. The Wake Forest community is invited to attend. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, dean of the college, and Bradley T. Jones, interim dean of the graduate school, will present the award.
After a close friend lost her battle with breast cancer, DeShazer published her book, “Fractured Borders: Reading Women’s Cancer Literature,” examining the body of literature available on breast cancer. Her new book “Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives,” to be published in June, looks at post-millennial writings and visual art related to breast cancer.
“The BRCA gene test has changed the way women approach breast cancer. The decision to take preventative measures due to genetic mutation is an option that didn’t exist 15 years ago,” DeShazer says. “There was a time when breast cancer was stigmatized and silenced. That has changed dramatically.” Continue reading »