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Memorial service scheduled for Don Castleman

A memorial service for Professor of Law Don Castleman will be held Saturday, February 7,  at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.

Professor Castleman died unexpectedly in Winston-Salem on Feb. 2.

The family invites everyone to gather in the church’s Fellowship Hall following the service.

Flowers may be sent to the church or donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at

‘Unbroken Circle’ concert to benefit Shalom Project

unbroken-circle.300x300Mark your calendars for The Shalom Project Benefit Concert featuring Unbroken Circle, Wake Forest’s multi-generational string band. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. 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
Linda Bridges: Accordion, vocals
Kate Brooks: Guitar
Billy Hamilton: Banjo, vocals
Jodi Hildebran: Guitar
Will Huesman: Guitar, vocals
Graylyn Sage Kersh: Muse, musical apprentice
Jordan Lee: Guitar, vocals
Linda Luvaas: Mandolin, vocals
Sara Pesek: Banjo
Lando Pieroni: Banjo, vocals
Ed Wilson: Poetry

All proceeds go to support the work of The Shalom Project.

‘Teach-In on Race and Human Community’ opens discussions

Humanities-Institute-PMS7500-300x300More than 225 students participated in the “Teach-In on Race and Human Community” held on Jan. 26, an event hosted by Wake Forest’s Humanities Institute and made possible with assistance from 14 faculty members in seven academic departments and both the law and divinity schools.

As colleges and universities nationwide address racial bias and other serious concerns impacting campuses, scholarly writing and critical reflection help communities understand where they are, how they got there and how to take steps toward real change.

The evening event was organized around faculty-led teaching sessions running simultaneously on campus. Each session focused on a topic and included a short reading that the faculty member selected for students to read prior to the discussion

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Professor of Law Don Castleman dies

We are saddened to inform you that Professor of Law Don Castleman died unexpectedly in Winston-Salem on Feb. 2.  For 36 years, Professor Castleman was a law professor at Wake Forest specializing in estates, trusts and taxation.

We grieve Professor Castleman’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him. More information is available on the law school’s website.

The University will announce details regarding a service when they are available.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.

Thrive: Discover wellbeing at Wake Forest

thrive.leaves.300x175With the launch of Thrive last fall, Wake Forest joined a growing number of universities committed to supporting holistic wellbeing for faculty, staff and students.

Director of Wellbeing Malika Roman Isler and her team have planned a number of ways the campus can learn more about Wake Forest’s eight dimensions of wellbeing.

In February, Thrive is highlighting social and spiritual wellbeing. Faculty, staff and students are invited to gather in the Green Room in Reynolda Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, to enjoy a Thrive Tea Party.

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Rouse awarded NSF grant to fund summer research program

jeremey.rouse.300x175Assistant professor of mathematics Jeremy Rouse has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $258,354 to begin a summer research program for undergraduates interested in number theory research.

The program will be operated in conjunction with Davidson College. Rouse, who has a particular interest in elliptic curves and modular forms, will run the program with Katherine Thompson, a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Davidson whose research interest is in quadratic forms.

The program is titled WADE INTO Research – Wake/Davidson Experience in Number Theory Research – and will give undergraduate participants the opportunity to conduct original mathematical research.

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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 5:30 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.

Parking lot closures today

Message from Facilities and Campus Services:

We wish to share the following parking closure information and provide parking recommendations/options for faculty and staff.

Parking Lot Closures: Thursday, January 29 – Parking Lot B and C will be closed for event parking.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options: Parking Lot A, P and Wake Forest Road in front of Wait Chapel have routine openings on a daily basis.

Parking Lot J, located behind Collins and South Residence Halls, is also available for faculty, staff and general parking. This lot is the least utilized on campus and should provide parking on this day as well.

December 2014 faculty publications













Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). America in the Shadow of Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. December 2014.

Allhoff, Fritz, & Mark Hall. (Law). The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosphical and Legal Implications. Routledge. February 2014.

Holdridge, Jefferson. (English). Devil’s Den and Other Poems. Split Oak Press. December 2014.

Jung, Kevin. (Divinity). Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account. Routledge. November 2014.

Kondepudi, Dilip, & Ilya Prigogine. (Physics). Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, 2nd ed. Wiley. December 2014.

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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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