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July 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining the University in July 2014.

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August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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Faculty milestones for August 2014

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2014.

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July 2014 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones in July 2014:

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Faculty publications: June update

This includes Reynolda campus faculty books – and one sound recording:

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, 6th ed. Pearson. June 2014.

Jenkins, Melissa Shields. (English). Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907. Ashgate. June 2014.

Locklair, Dan. (Music). Tapestries – Choral Music of Dan Locklair [CD recording]. Performed by The Choral Art Society, conducted by Robert Russell, and Bel Canto Company, led by David Pegg. MSR Classics. June 2014.

Palmiter, Alan R. (School of Law). Securities Regulation, 6th ed. (Examples and Explanations series). Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. April 2014.

Palmiter, Alan R., Frank Partnoy, & Amy D. Westbrook (School of Law). Corporations: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd ed. (Interactive Casebook series). West Academic Publishing. April 2014.

Venegas, José Luis. (Romance Languages).  Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature in Spain and Spanish America, 1898-1992 (Transoceanic series). Ohio State University Press. April 2014.

Endowed Professors, Faculty Fellowships and promotions

ironwork.200x250Congratulations to the College’s newest endowed professors, this year’s Wake Forest Faculty Fellows and those faculty receiving promotions.

The Wake Forest Professorship award is an endowed chair position and is among the University’s highest honors. The selection criteria include exceptional skill and sustained dedication in the classroom; outstanding commitment to student learning and growth beyond the classroom; a wide-reaching and significant record in scholarly and creative work; a sustained exemplary service to the department, the discipline, the College, the University and the broader scholarly community.

Recipients of the Wake Forest Professorships are:

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Locklair’s ‘Canzona for the Music Makers’ premiers in Charlotte

Locklairandstudents.300x175The world premiere of Professor and Composer in Residence Dan Locklair’s, “Canzona for the Music Makers” was held at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte on Sunday, May 4.

“Canzona for the Music Makers” for chamber ensemble was commissioned in 2013 by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for the Northwest School of the Arts. The new piece was supported by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council.

Locklair worked closely with the students in preparing the piece, which has a secret stamp on the six-minute work — the school’s initials are used for a four-note theme that recurs throughout.

The premiere was covered in the Charlotte Observer, “A world premiere for Northwest School of the Arts,” and Subito Music Corporation, “Locklair: Learning from a composer.”

Carolina Impact was on-site covering Locklair working with the students. Watch the video here.

Listen to a preview of the piece on WDAV Public Radio.

Lord and Tingen win Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award

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Pat Lord, associate teaching professor in biology and Jolie Tingen, instructor technology analyst in music, have been selected as winners of the Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) for 2014 in the Portfolio category.

The Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) is a project of the Sakai Teaching and Learning Community. Now in its seventh year, the award honors “innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement,” and it’s open to educators using the Sakai CLE or Apereo OAE.

The award will be presented at the Apereo Conference in Miami, Florida in June 2014.

Listen for the Carillon music

20100625tower4949The Janet Jeffrey Carlile Harris Carillon in Wait Chapel’s bell tower will be ringing more often than usual.

Each semester, undergraduate students apply for the opportunity to learn to play the carillon with the intention of becoming a student carillonneur. Typically, each student carillonneur plays one or two recitals per week. This year, a record-breaking 11 students practiced weekly, but did not have the chance to perform. These students will be playing today and tomorrow.

As is the custom at Wake Forest, after the last classes of the semester on Wednesday, the Carillon will be silent as students concentrate on studying for exams.

For Commencement weekend, Ryan Whittington will be playing the Carillon at the Baccalaureate service. Ryan has composed a fantasia on the letters WAKE, using only the four notes which correspond musically with those letters. On graduation day, Bradley Hicks along with Raymond Ebert, Wake Forest’s Carillonneur, will be playing “Carillon” by the famous French organist Louis Vierne.

Ebert graduated from Wake Forest in 1960 and from Union Theological Seminary in 1962. He was organist at Centenary United Methodist Church from 1970 until 2011.

Salem Band performs their 2014 Winter Concert

The Salem Band, led by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Eileen Young, performed their 2014 Winter Concert in Brendle Recital Hall on Feb. 4. The band played a variety of pieces including Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” the “Morning Star Polka,” Benny Goodman’s “Let’s Dance” and Les Brown’s “Leap Frog” among other favorites. “This concert gives the band a chance to play in a formal hall,” said Young.

The band is made up of 60 musicians varying in age and levels of experience, from Kate Chanas who has only played with Salem for four months to Bob Ward who has been performing for 50 years. “This is another family,” Ward said. “It just speaks a different language.”

The Salem Band, established in 1771, is the oldest, continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation. During the summertime, concerts are normally held outside in Salem Square.

Read More:

Scene & Heard: Before the snow, we were out and about, Winston-Salem Journal

www.salemband.org