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Summer courses now offered in Charlotte

charlotte.centerStarting this summer, Wake Forest will offer summer courses at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center. Four faculty members will teach six courses, two in each of the following disciplines: communication, psychology and English.

This new summer initiative will benefit both students and faculty who live in or near the city, said Randall Rogan, dean of academic programming and planning. “It can be prohibitive for faculty to come to Wake to teach if they don’t live in Winston-Salem,” he added. “We also expect a positive turnout of students since around 300 students initially expressed interest in taking classes in Charlotte.”

The decision has already received positive feedback from faculty members. “Students have the opportunity to study in some other place than Winston-Salem,” says Marina Krcmar, an associate professor in communication who lives in Charlotte. “It also allows me to teach for a summer to both Wake and non-Wake students close to home.” Krcmar will teach two communication courses.

Cathy Seta, professor of psychology; John Petrocelli, associate professor of psychology; and Sharon Raynor, visiting assistant professor in the writing program, will teach the other courses. Classes will run June 2-27.

Outside of the Triad, more Wake Forest alumni live in the Charlotte area than any other geographic region. Rogan said adding undergraduate summer school classes from the College to the business school offerings already available in uptown Charlotte is a natural extension of the University’s commitment to students, faculty, staff and alumni in the area.

By Elizabeth Law (’14), Wake Forest News and Communication Intern

Proposals funded: Rejeski and Harriger

Jack Rejeski

Congratulations to Walter J. Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAhead Extension” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Katy HarrigerCongratulations to Katy J. Harriger, professor and department chair of politics and international affairs, whose proposal entitled “Follow-up Study on the impact of the Democracy Fellows program on alumni” has been funded by the Kettering Foundation. Also included in the project were Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology and associate dean of academic advising and Jill McMillan, professor emerita and research professor of communication.

December 2013 comings and goings

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Faculty named as resident professors

The following faculty members have been selected to serve as resident professors at the Wake Forest overseas houses in 2015-2016:

Worrell House (London)

  • Fall 2015: Page West (Business)
  • Spring 2016: Mary Wayne-Thomas (Theatre)

Flow House (Vienna)

  • Fall 2015: Robert Hellyer (History)
  • Spring 2016: Lisa Kiang (Psychology)

Casa Artom (Venice) 

  • Fall 2015: Jacqui Carrasco (Music)
  • Spring 2016: Wanda Balzano (Women’s and Gender Studies)

Blumenthal named president of neuroscientist organization

Terry BlumenthalTerry Blumenthal recently was named the president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, an international organization of neuroscientists. The appointment came while he was attending the group’s annual meeting, held this year in Florence, Italy.

Blumenthal is a professor of psychology who has taught at Wake Forest since 1987.

Proposals funded: Jayawickreme, French

Eranda JayawickremeCongratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “What are the Real Benefits of hardship: Examining Possibilities for Behavior Growth Following Adversity” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

Timothy Nate FrenchCongratulations to Timothy (Nate) French, Magnolia Scholars Program director, whose proposal entitled “Summer Bridge” has been funded by the US Department of Education and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities (WFU funding agency).

 

Ellen KirkmanCongratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simon Foundation.

 

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