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Faculty highlighted in Music Carolina SummerFest

Wake Forest arts faculty will be highlighted in the 2017 Music Carolina SummerFest, which includes several programs on the University’s campus and is co-directed by Jacqui Carrasco, professor of music.

The festival starts Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Carrasco and music faculty members Peter Kairoff and Evan Richey performing youthful works of Beethoven in the Byrum Welcome Center.

On Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Music Carolina SummerFest continues in Brendle Hall with “The Patsy Project” directed by dance faculty members Christina Soriano and Jessie Laurita-Spanglet. The work will feature live performances of the music of Patsy Cline and an intergenerational cast of professional and community dancers, including adults with Parkinson’s disease and children from Wake Forest’s community ballet program.

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Department Chairs and administrative assistants for 2015-16

Please find below a list of academic department chairs and their administrative assistants for 2015-2016, as of July 1, 2015:

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Faculty Fellowships and promotions

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have been awarded fellowships and recieved promotions.

Wake Forest Faculty Fellowships______________________________

The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship is a program of financial support designed to honor our best teacher-scholars. Recipients are:
Rebecca Alexander (CHM), The F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship<
Laura Aull (ENG), The Dunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship
Christa Colyer (CHM), The Robert & Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship
Mary Dalton (COM), The Reinsch/Pierce Family Fellowship
Katy Harriger (POL), The Tatum Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Omaar Hena (ENG), The Young Family Faculty Fellowship
Peter Kairoff (MUS), The Denton Family Faculty Fellowship
John Pickel (ART), The Hoak Family Faculty Fellowship
Albert Rives (CHM), The Gale Family Faculty Fellowship
Michael Sloan (CLA), The Kenyon Family Faculty Fellowship
Eric Stottlemyer (ENG), The Bitove Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Robert Whaples (ECN), The Hough Family Faculty Fellowship
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August 2013 faculty milestones

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Klein named artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series

Scott KleinScott Klein, professor and chair of the department of English, has been named artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series.

Klein has been deeply involved with the Secrest Series for many years, serving on the artist selection committee and offering introductory lectures. He worked closely with Lillian Shelton during her 28 years as former director.

Klein brings a wide range of experience and enthusiasm to the Series and to the performing arts, particularly classical music and jazz, but also music, theater and dance.

Klein’s academic work crosses between literature and music, film and the visual arts. He has frequently performed as a pianist, most notably with Cambridge Footlights while at Cambridge University, including four-person performances in 1982 at Riverside Studios in London with Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Samantha Perrotta, the events and special projects coordinator in the provost’s office, will provide logistical support to the Series.

Provost Rogan Kersh also expresses his deep gratitude to Stewart Carter and Peter Kairoff, professors of music, for their assistance in the selection process.