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Kimball to deliver Mitchell Interfaith Lecture Sept. 22

Charles Kimball, former professor at Wake Forest and now Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma, will deliver the Carlton Mitchell Interfaith Lecture entitled, “Understanding Religious Extremism among the Children of Abraham,” on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. The lecture, sponsored by Interfaith Winston-Salem, is free and open to the public.

Kimball will explore the ideological and historical roots of religious extremism within and between the three monotheistic traditions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – that trace their heritage to the prophet Abraham. He will then offer strategies for countering such extremism in our modern globalized world.

Kimball served as chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University from 1996 to 2008, when he accepted the position of Presidential Professor and director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of five books, including “When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” Kimball has worked closely on interreligious dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims for more than three decades, both in the U.S. and in the Middle East.

The Carlton Mitchell Interfaith Series honors Carlton T. Mitchell (WFU ’43), who taught in the Department of Religion at Wake Forest. Mitchell, who died in 2013, was a leader in building interfaith cooperation and understanding. Interfaith Winston Salem sponsors the series to honor Mitchell’s pioneering efforts by offering lectures, concerts and other activities that help people of Winston Salem better understand the religious differences of their neighbors.

The Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Department for the Study of Religions, and other community partners are co-sponsoring the September 22 lecture.

Faculty publications: August 2016 update

Bennett, Arnold, Author, & Saloman, Randi, Ed. (English). Grand Babylon Hotel: A Fantasia on Modern Times (Broadview Editions series). Broadview Press. August 2016.

 

Voss Roberts, Michelle, Ed. (Divinity). Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection (Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions series). Fordham University Press. August 2016.

 

Whaples, Robert M., Christopher J. Coyne, & Michael C. Munger, Eds. (Economics). Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? Independent Institute. August 2016.

Comings and Goings for July 2016

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Faculty Senate adopts resolution opposing House Bill 2

The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest has recently voted to adopt the following resolution relating to House Bill 2 (HB2):

“The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest University opposes North Carolina House Bill 2, enacted on March 23, 2016, which is contrary to our University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. The law specifically prevents cities from legally protecting sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, while also preventing transgender people from accessing public restrooms safely. The Senate believes that the bill will negatively affect our current LGBTQ faculty, administrators, staff and students and their friends and family and may negatively affect recruitment of faculty, administrators, staff and students. In addition, as the law prohibits K-12 public schools and publicly-funded universities and colleges in North Carolina from having multi-stall, multi-sex bathrooms, it could jeopardize federal funding for the schools attended by many of our family members, friends and neighbors. Thus, we urge our local government officials to take an active stand against the law, and we urge the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor to repeal House Bill 2.”

The Faculty Senate represents faculty from the entire University: the undergraduate College, the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Divinity and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

The resolution is one of many efforts, including a similar resolution passed by faculty in the undergraduate College last month, to underscore inclusive values at Wake Forest.

May 2016 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones in May 2016:

1 year

Anibal Steve Armas; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Soccer – Men

Samuel Thomas Binkley; Senior Project Manager; FACS: Project Management

Kimberly McRae Couch; Budget and Admin Coord; Sustainability

Elizabeth Joyce Dam-Regier; HR Project & Comm Specialist; Human Resources

Casey Davis; Development Officer; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Kimberley A Gaines; Treasury Analyst; Financial & Accounting Service

Raina Gandhi; Assoc Dir, MA Mkt Read/Employ; WFUSB-MA Program Admin

Dustie Nichole Lanier; Director of Development; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Michael Timothy Maedjaja; Sr Business Systems Analyst; Finance Systems

Logan Patrick Roach; Development Officer; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Thomas Antol Truskowski; Exec Director of Development; Advancement:Business Schools Develp

Rolisa Harris Tutwyler; Liaison for ED & Business Mgr; Pro Humanitate Institute

5 years

Michelle Diana Dalrymple; Financial Aid Officer; WFUSB-Enrollment Management

Brett Thomas Hewitt; Asst Dir, Facilities Systems; FACS: Support Services

Elizabeth McCurry Johnson; Reference Librarian; Law: Professional Ctr Library

Shonda R. Jones; Assoc Dean, Admission & St Svc; Divinity School

William Paul Kane; Digital Publishing Admin; Digital Publishing

Amy Beth Knudson; Assoc Dir, W-S Open/Event Mgmt; Athletics: WS Open

10 years

Carol Thorne Prillaman; Accounting Assistant; Graylyn: Admin & General

Sean C. Seney; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services

Nan Graham Smith; Project Coordinator; Advancement: VP Office

Carol J. Weaver; Police Officer; University Police

20 years

Amy Lamy; Senior Data Warehouse Analyst; Finance Systems

Grenville Hanington Nichols; Security Guard; Graylyn: Admin & General

John Garren Owen; Director, Building Operations; WFUSB-Information Services

Jonathan Micheal Rollins; Information Security Architect; IS: CIO

25 years

David G. Davis; Associate Director; FACS: Landscaping Services