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Faculty publications: January and February 2015 publications

Crainshaw, Jill Y. (Divinity). They Spin with Their Hands: Women’s Ordination Rites: Renewing God’s Story with God’s People. CreateSpace Independent Publishing. February 2015.

Cunningham, Patricia M., & Richard L. Allington. (Education). Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, 6th ed. Pearson. February 2015.

Warren, Carl S., James M. Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Business). Accounting, 26th ed. Cengage Learning. January 2015.

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‘Wake the Ebooks Festival’ to be held in April

wakethebooksDigital Publishing @ Wake will be hosting its inaugural Wake the Ebooks Festival on April 23-24, 2015.

The event will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

The Festival’s mission is to serve as a too-rare confluence of authors, readers, librarians and publishers, all coming together to demonstrate the art of content creation, and the too-secret science of content curation.

The Festival’s first half-day will feature the so-called Bookfeast, where a new digital imprint, the Library Partners Press, will be officially “launched.” Throughout the Bookfeast, newly published independent authors will be reading from their selected works. Any and all interested book-lovers are invited to attend the Bookfeast, to learn about the LP Press, to hear some unique voices, and to discover (and maybe feast upon) some newly published books. Continue reading »

Mobile mammography is coming to campus

thrive.leaves.300x175An on-campus mobile mammography unit that will be in front of Scales Fine Arts Center on April 1 and 2. Registration before March 12 is required, and this link provides all the details needed to register.

Mammograms are covered as preventive screening under most insurance plans. For your convenience, Novant Health will file a claim with your insurance provider on your behalf.  Wake Forest’s BCBSNC medical plan provides coverage, at no charge, for one baseline mammogram for any female member between the ages of 35 and 39.  Beginning at age 40, one screening mammogram will be covered per female member per calendar year.

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WFU Humanities Institute call for proposals

Humanities-Institute-PMS7500-300x300The Humanities Institute invites proposals for the following programs:

• New or Continuing Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars
• Summer Humanities Writing Grants (NEW!)
• *Faculty-student Reading Groups in the Humanities
• *Faculty-student Collaborative Humanities Research Grants
• *Humanities Matters: Problem-Focused Faculty-Student Research
• Summer 2015 New Course Planning Grants for the Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor
• *Emeriti Faculty Grants
• *Winston-Salem Partners in the Humanities
• Guest Speakers and Interdisciplinary Symposia
• *Innovations in Digital Humanities

* funding available for summer 2015 and during the regular academic year.

All proposal forms and an FAQ are posted at humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu under “Forms.” This CFP is posted under “Programming,” along with additional programs. Please submit proposals to Director Mary Foskett (foskettm@nullwfu.edu).

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Office of Chaplain hosts panel discussion on Islamophobia

Chaplain Tim Auman introduces panelists Michaelle Browers, Imam Adeel Zeb, Manzoor Cheema, Jade Brooks, Dani Moore, and Khalid Griggs.

Chaplain Tim Auman introduces panelists Michaelle Browers, Imam Adeel Zeb, Manzoor Cheema, Jade Brooks, Dani Moore, and Imam Khalid Griggs.

The Office of the Chaplain recently hosted a panel discussion, “Islamophobia: The Anatomy of Difference,” aimed at creating greater interfaith understanding.

The March 2 event was held in Wait Chapel and attended by faculty, staff, students and community members.

“We want people to practice deep listening, to hear personal stories about what it means to be Muslim and what Islamophobia looks like in people’s everyday lives with the goal of opening the door for relationships that include our differences – even the subtle and the most difficult ones,” said Chaplain Tim Auman, who planned the event. In his introduction, Auman encouraged talking “constructively and compassionately about difference.”

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February 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones in February 2015.

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Tech savvy faculty and staff needed for TechXploration

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ZSR Library has students experimenting with Google Glass.

TechXploration brings together faculty and staff to showcase how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement and creative endeavors at Wake Forest. Would you be willing to share your experience at TechXploration 2015?

The event will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Benson University Center room 401.

Presenters are invited to participate for all or part of the event. Contact Kiersten Bowman, collaborative technology associate, at bowmkm0@nullwfu.edu to confirm participation by Tuesday, March 17. Information Systems will work with presenters to meet specific display needs.

WakeUnited: Live United Christine Briere

christine.Briere.x300x175Last spring, mathematical business major Christine Briere coordinated Wake Forest student participation in VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a program supported by United Way of Forsyth County. Briere, a senior from Norcross, Ga., says that most of the volunteers were accounting students taking their first tax class, but there were also a few law students who participated.

“In total last spring, Wake Forest students volunteered over 730 hours and helped to complete over 500 tax returns for low-income Winston-Salem families,” says Briere. “United Way partner, Experiment in Self-Reliance estimates that Wake Forest students’ efforts saved the community over $100,000 in tax preparation fees!” Last year, VITA brought over $3.5 million back to Forsyth County in tax refunds.

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January 2015 comings

See a list of employees joining the University in January 2015.

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January 2015 goings

See a list of employees leaving the University in January 2015.

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