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School of Divinity
Longtime religion professor Carlton T. Mitchell (’43) remained devoted to his alma mater long after he retired in 1991. As president of the University’s Half Century Club — for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago — he encouraged alumni to remain active and welcomed them back to campus every fall.
Mitchell, who died Jan. 30 in Winston-Salem, is being remembered for his service to the University as a professor, alumnus and volunteer leader. He was 92. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Wait Chapel. He is survived by two daughters, Grace Mitchell and Betty Morgan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Miriam, died in 2000. He was also predeceased by a son, John Robert Mitchell.
Mitchell joined the faculty in 1961 and taught American church history, religious education and the psychology of religion. When he retired in 1991, he was recognized as “a great friend whose sound judgment and good humor exemplify the intellectual vitality, compassion and faith that fulfill Wake Forest’s mission.”
He enthusiastically served as president of the Half Century Club until stepping down several years ago for health reasons. Bob Mills (’71, MBA ’80), associate vice president for University Advancement, recalls having Mitchell for classes in Old and New Testament and, years later, his service as a volunteer leader. “That deep, deliberate, precise voice of his still rings in my ears. And in his retirement, if it had been possible for someone to be our eternal president of the Half Century Club, he would have accepted the job happily.”
Professor Emeritus of Religion Fred Horton remembered Mitchell as a great friend and a strong department chair. “He was a very straight-forward guy and a defender of academic freedom.” Continue reading »
January 10th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in December 2012:
Bueno, Lourdes, John Gabriele, & Candyce Leonard, Eds. (Humanities). Acto seguido: el personaje del teatro español contemporáneo a escena. Estreno. May 2012.
Carrasco, Jacqueline. (Music). Developing Virtuosity: A Supplemental Method for Teaching Strings, Violin – Books 2 & 3 [Commercial Recording; Performance]. Latham Music Enterprises. 2012.
Cunningham, Patricia, & James Cunningham. (Education). What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Reading, 2nd ed. Solution Tree. September 2012.
Johnston, Lucas. (Religion). Religion and Sustainability: Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment. Equinox. December 2012.
Kuberski, Philip. (English). Kubrick’s Total Cinema: Philosophical Themes and Formal Qualities. Continuum. August 2012.
Leonard, Bill, & Jill Crainshaw, Eds. (Divinity). Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, Vol. 1 & 2, 2nd ed. ABC-CLIO. December 2012.
Plageman, Nathan. (History). Highlight Saturday Night: Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana (African Expressive Cultures). Indiana University Press. December 2012.
Siebert, Glenn, & Peter Kairoff. (Music). George Whitefield Chadwick: Songs. [Commercial Recording; Performance]. Albany Records. December 2012.
Sloan, Michael. (Classical Languages). The Harmonius Organ of Sedulius Scottus. De Gruyter. September 2012.
Stacy, Helen, & Win-Chiat Lee, Eds. (Philosophy). Economic Justice: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives (AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice). Springer. September 2012.
Warren, Carl, James Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Schools of Business). Accounting, 25th ed. South-Western. November 2012.
Warren, Carl, James Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Schools of Business). Corporate Financial Accounting, 12th ed. South-Western. November 2012.
Warren, Carl, James Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Schools of Business). Financial Accounting, 13th ed. South-Western. November 2012.
Warren, Carl, James Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Schools of Business). Financial & Managerial Accounting, 12th ed. South-Western. November 2012.
Warren, Carl, James Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Schools of Business). Managerial Accounting, 12th ed. South-Western. November 2012.
Two Wake Forest employees were featured in the Winston-Salem Journal over the holidays.
Carter Cook, who works in WFU’s legal office, took almost 25 years of piano playing for pleasure and recorded a CD of 12 hymns, including classics like “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
The CD, called “Sundays in Belvedere,” was intended as a gift for his grandparents, but it has become the basis of a nonprofit organization, Piano vs. Poverty, which fights poverty locally and globally.
Derek Hicks is the Henry Luce Diversity Fellow in the School of Divinity, and his research often finds him studying the role of food in black culture and religious life.
In January, he will teach a course called Culinary Culture in the Black Religious Experience. His gumbo recipe was featured in the paper.
December 19th, 2012 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in November 2012:
Albrecht, Jane W. (Romance Languages). Stoicism, Seneca and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Tragedy. Scripta Humanistica. November 2012.
Hicks, Derek S. (Divinity). Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition. Palgrave Macmillan. November 2012.
Sanhueza, María-Teresa. (Romance Languages). Ecos y estelas de un maestro: Homenaje a Mauricio Ostria González. Editorial de la Universidad de Concepción. November 2012.
Smiler, Andrew P. (Psychology). Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male. Jossey-Bass. November 2012.
Sznajder, Mario, Luis Roniger, & Carlos Forment, Eds. (Politics & International Affairs). Shifting Frontiers of Citizenship: The Latin American Experience. Brill. November 2012.
December 4th, 2012 | Faculty News
The ACE Fellows Program, in partnership with the Institute for Public Engagement, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the Dean of the College, provides support for selected faculty fellows interested in incorporating service-learning into their courses.
The program provides stipends of $1,250 as well as services designed to enhance teaching and enrich learning. ACE Fellows have the opportunity to work with new and veteran ACE Fellows as they establish relationships with community partners, develop syllabi, and assess pedagogical strategies and outcomes.
Here’s a list of the ACE Fellows and the courses in which they plan to integrate service-learning classes: Continue reading »
December 3rd, 2012 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Role of nitrite reduction to NO by hemoglobin in control of fetal vascular tone” has been funded by the National Institues of Health (NIH) and the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Daniel Griffith, graduate school student of biology, and Todd Michael Anderson, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Graduate Research Fellowship Program” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to Eric Stone, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Aggregative Contingent Estimation System (ACES)” has been funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the Applied Research Associates (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Shonda Jones, associate dean of admission and student services in the School of Divinity, whose proposal entitled “Community Engagement Fellows Program” has been funded by the CF Foundation, Inc.
October 26th, 2012 | Faculty News
Dr. James M. Dunn and Melissa Rogers, professors with the School of Divinity, are the 2012 lecturers for the Davis Lectures Series in Statesville, N.C., on Oct. 28-30 at Grace Baptist Church. The topic will be “Confronting Church-State Controversies: Conversations about Faith and Freedom in the 21st Century.”
The lectures are free and open to the public. Read more [PDF] »
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October 12th, 2012 | Staff News
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