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Current and former Wake Forest faculty and staff have made a number of appearances in local news outlets recently. Here’s a roundup of some of the mentions:
- Gloria Stickney, a business manager in physics, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal for her business, Sew Fabulous, which makes Wake Forest quilts, among other items. Read more »
- Winston Blair, who works with Mail Services, was featured in Winston-Salem Monthly for his collection of political memorabilia focused on Ronald Reagan. Read more » (Blair also was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal in 2012.)
- Phoebe Zerwick, a lecturer in English, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal for her work on “The Story of My Life,” a new exhibit at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts that follows the lives of six developmentally disabled adults who are residents of Group Homes of Forsyth County. Read more »
- Mary Dalton, a professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies, was featured in the Shelby Star in a story about Martha Mason, who graduated from Wake Forest despite spending most of her life in an iron lung because of polio. Read more »
- Several professors were featured in the Winston-Salem Chronicle for their work on a new book, “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History,” which was edited by ethnic study professors Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus. Read more »
- Former volleyball coach Heather Holmes was featured in the Journal for her battle against breast cancer. Read more »
- Former soccer coach George Kennedy was featured in the Journal for his induction into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame. Read more »
October 1st, 2013 | University Announcement
Faculty in the communication department publish more research than the average Ph.D granting department, according to a recent newsletter by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS).
CIOS measures productivity using ComAbstracts database, which contains more than 70,000 articles from 140 mainline communication journals. Productivity is determined by faculty size and degree offerings, and it is based on how many articles faculty in a communication department publish. Wake Forest was among a group of universities whose communication master’s programs have accumulated more research than the average Ph.D. program.
Michael Hyde, Distinguished Professor of Communication Ethics, has been selected as a 2013 Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association (NCA). Hyde will be receive his award during the NCA’s 99th annual convention on Nov. 21-24 in Washington, D.C.
The NCA Distinguished Scholar Award was created in 1991 to recognize and reward NCA members for a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.
“I am grateful for the award and especially proud that I received it while serving Wake Forest University and its Department of Communication,” Hyde said.
August 30th, 2013 | Staff News
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August 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus of Wake Forest have published a book which includes their own work as well as that of many other Wake Forest authors: “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History.” It was published by Peter Lang Publishing in April.
Parent is a professor of history and American ethnic studies, and Wiethaus is a professor of religion and American ethnic studies, as well as being a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement.
Parent and Wiethaus wrote the introduction (“Un-doing Southern Silences”), and Parent wrote two chapters: “‘Home’ and ‘House’ in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” and “Slave Songs as a Public Poetics of Resistance.”
Other Wake Forest authors and their chapter titles:
- Beth Hopkins, director of outreach for the School of Law, “The Making of an African American Family”
- Margaret Bender, associate professor of anthropology, “Language Loss and Resilience in Cherokee Medicinal Texts”
- Margaret Zulick, associate professor of communication, “The Suppression of Native American Presence in the Protestant Myth of America”
- Nina Maria Lucas; associate professor, director of dance, artistic director of the Dance Company; “Dancing as Protest: Three African American Choreographers, 1940–1960″
- Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology; Joseph Grzywacz, associate director for research, Center for Worker Health, associate professor, department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine; “African-American Mothers of Adolescents: Resilience and Strengths”
- Stephen Boyd, John Allen Easley Professor of Religion, “The Visceral Roots of Racism”
- Ronald Neal, visiting assistant professor of religion, “Race, Class, and the Traumatic Legacy of Southern Masculinity”
- Ana-Maria Wahl, associate professor of sociology; and Steven Gunkel, lecturer in sociology; “‘Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina”
August 11th, 2013 | Faculty News
Mary Dalton and Evan Smith (Newhouse School at Syracuse University) are joint recipients of the 2013 University Film and Video Association Teaching Award, which was presented on Aug. 3 at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.
Dalton is a professor of communication and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Wake Forest.
The University Film & Video Association Teaching Award was established to recognize and reward excellence in instruction, teaching, and learning within the organization.
Dalton was introduced with the following: “This year’s honoree was a founding member of the UFVA Teaching Committee. She has published numerous journal articles on pedagogical theory. She is a valued member of the Wake Forest University community where she has put her pedagogical ideas into practice for the benefit of countless students. She is recognized for playing a formative role in the advancement of pedagogical theory and practice amongst her colleagues and for her leadership and participation in the University Film & Video Association.”
July 10th, 2013 | Faculty News
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July 4th, 2013 | Faculty News
Mary M. Dalton, a professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies, published “‘Bad Teacher’ is Bad for Teachers” in the Journal of Popular Film and Video in a special issue titled “Teaching Popular Film and Television: Critical Media Literacy and Narratives in (Teacher) Education,” Volume 41, Issue 2, 2013, pages 78-87.
Michael Pisapia, an assistant professor in politics and international affairs, published “Gendering County Government and the End of 100,000 American School Districts, 1920-1970.” 2013. Publius: The Journal of Federalism (doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt025): 1-27.
June 24th, 2013 | Events
Wake Forest will host one of four International Baccalaureate World Student Conferences from June 24-28. The five-day conference will bring together 120 IB students and educators worldwide to examine the theme “Social Justice: Contemplating the Past, Confronting the Future.”
Students will attend from China, Denmark, Guatemala, Uganda and a dozen other countries. During the conference, high school students will explore historical connections, judicial actions, social entrepreneurship and educational policy in the context of social justice. Provost Rogan Kersh will lead a “Generation Y World Café” to discuss global issues.
The IB program is a rigorous course of study that presents a liberal arts curriculum from a global perspective, university-level work, and required examinations that are developed and marked on an international standard. Wake Forest has participated in the IB/WFU partnership with local IB schools since 2008.
“Pursuing and excelling in the most rigorous curriculum signals academic motivation and intellectual curiosity and suggests that a student is well prepared for academically strenuous college classes,” Dean of Admissions Martha Allman wrote in a guest column highlighting the benefits of the IB curriculum for the Washington Post.
Find out more about the conference on the IB World Conference website.
Department of Communication,Office of Admissions and the IB Schools of North Carolina are sponsoring the conference.