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School of Divinity
August 19th, 2015 | University Announcement
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July 6th, 2015 | Faculty News
This story written by C. Mark Batten was originally posted on the School of Divinity website.
James Dunn, who was a champion of religious liberty and the separation of church and state, passed away on July 4 at the age of 83. For Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Dunn was a teacher and mentor with an inspirational ingenuity and comedic wit.
Dunn served as resident professor of Christianity and public policy from 1999 until his retirement in 2014. He taught courses on Christian Ethics and electives on the Church and State in America, Christianity and Public Policy, and God and the New York Times.
Many of Dunn’s courses involved travel to Washington, D.C., giving Divinity students the opportunity to meet with national, political religious leaders, many with whom Dunn had developed lasting relationships when he served as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (1981-1999). These courses have given lasting memories to students of James Dunn and the role of religion in the public sphere.
The Wake Forest University community joins the nation in mourning the victims and searching for answers in light of last week’s shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
“In the wake of this terrible tragedy, we search for hope, understanding and healing,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “We continue to keep the people of Charleston in our thoughts and prayers and offer support to all those in our own community who have been affected by this horrible event.”
On Friday, June 19, a prayer service was held on campus in remembrance of the victims. Members of the Wake Forest community gathered from 2-3 p.m. in Davis Chapel to show solidarity and support. The service was organized by the Office of the Chaplain and coordinated by Associate Chaplain K. Monet Rice-Jalloh with the help of the LGBTQ Center, the School of Divinity, and others across campus.
“The history of America and the Negro is wrought with incidence of violence in worship spaces,” said Rice-Jalloh. “Yet, we continue to gather and pray not because we are mindless pawns seeking anesthetic for our minds, but because we know that prayer is resistance and power and repair for our souls. The grief of those gathered for our prayer meeting was like an aroma of heaviness. But the audacity to pray beneath a dense theological cloud, lifts the words of scriptural faith in our midst, ‘hither to (to this place) has the Lord kept us.'”
Wake Forest offers counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273, and the Office of the Chaplain at 758-5210. Faculty and staff may also contact the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.
June 15th, 2015 | Faculty News
Gala, Candelas. (Romance Languages). Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain. Palgrave Macmillan. May 2015.
Leonard, Bill. (Divinity). Word of God Across the Ages: Using Christian History in Preaching, 3rd expanded ed. Smyth & Helwys. May 2015.
Wilson, Eric. (English). Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life. Sarah Crichton Books. May 2015.
The Provost’s Office awarded the following grants for spring 2015:
Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus:
- Amanda Gengler and David Yamane, Health Inequalities: Social Foundations and Social Consequences, $3,360.00
- Ulrike Wiethaus, Margaret Bender, Ross Griffith, A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University, $5,000.
Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence:
- Angela Mazaris, Wake Forest LGBTQ Alumni Conference, $10,000.
Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation:
- John Pickel, Art Department Trip to Washington, DC, $6,403.
- Neil Walls, Muslim-Christian Dialogues: An Egyptian Pilgrimage, $12,000.
- Kyle Denlinger, ZSRx WakeHistory: A Massive Online Learning Event for Connecting with and Contributing to our Institution’s Story, $20,000.
For more information, please visit http://provost.wfu.edu/current-faculty/faculty-resources/grants-and-funding/
April 13th, 2015 | Faculty News
Entitled “William James and the Protestant Conversion Crisis,” the lecture dealt with James’ approach to religious conversion as a guide for interpreting Protestant conversion processes and practices, past and present.
See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in February 2015:
Brown, Amanda Kate; Visitor Experience Specialist; Reynolda House: Store
Dillon, Lawrence M.; Adjunct; Music
Dragoni, Lisa ; Associate Prof., Management; WFUSB-Instruction
Featherstone, Amber Danielle; Dir., International Programs; Law: Admissions
Greiner, Geni H; Executive Dir, University Events; Advancement
Hartzog, Rebecca Glen; Protection Officer; Reynolda House: Security
Magee, Benjamin Ryan; Tutor; Athletics: Student Athletes Svcs
McEnany, Michael Patrick; Tutor; Athletics: Student Athletes Svcs
Pate, Mary Kinsey; Coordinator, Athletic Comm; Athletics: Media Relations
Payne, Seth Cornell; Recruiting Assistant; Athletics: Football
Schuyler, Joshua Trey; Technician; Advancement: Information Systems
Shoaf, Edwin Innes; Health Law & Policy Res. Asst.; Law: Instruction
Shriver, Dawn Wagner; Administrative Coodinator; WFUSB-Administration
Wheelock, Jennifer R.; Adjunct; Divinity: Vocational Development
Whicker, Courtney Alexandra; Outreach Coordinator; Bioethics
March 18th, 2015 | Faculty News
Wake Forest University’s associate provost of research has announced the faculty recipients of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) seed grants to support research on health and wellbeing.
“The research being supported with these grants has sustainability potential and will have a great impact on many people’s lives,” said Bruce King, associate provost of research at the university.
Last year, BCBSNC partnered with Wake Forest University to create a model for health and wellbeing that included seed money for faculty research in these areas. Four grants, for $50,000 each, were awarded to Mark Jensen, School of Divinity; Mark Hall, School of Law; Jeff Katula, Health and Exercise Science; and Christine Soriano, Theater and Dance.
Additionally, the initial BCBSNC gift supports the transformation of Reynolds Gym into a comprehensive center for wellbeing, has funded a new director of wellbeing position and will support Wake Forest’s approach to wellbeing across eight dimensions – physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, financial, occupational, and environmental – under the Thrive umbrella.
The seed money will support the following research projects:
March 3rd, 2015 | University Announcement
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