Professor of Counseling Samuel Gladding passes away

A message from Communications and External Relations

We are saddened to announce that Professor of Counseling Samuel T. Gladding died Dec. 6 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem following an illness.

Professor Gladding was internationally recognized as a prolific author of books on counseling. During his extensive career, he traveled worldwide speaking, teaching and consulting. He led national and international counseling associations and was honored with an extensive list of awards for his writing, professional service and mentorship.

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WFU student videos to screen at MUSEws

Wake Forest undergraduates have created videos about people and places in Winston-Salem as part of a visual storytelling class. The films will be screened outdoors on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Understanding Storytelling and Engagement (MUSEws) located at 226 S. Liberty Street.

The videos, created by 23 students, tell the stories of more than 20 places within Winston-Salem and together compose a tapestry of the city as it was and as it is today in 2021.

Read more at Wake Forest News.

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WFU to expand programming in Wait Chapel

Hearn Plaza and Wait Chapel framed by fall leavesWait Chapel, Wake Forest University’s most iconic building, has hosted religious services, academic ceremonies, concerts, lectures, weddings and other events for more than 60 years. Jonathan Lee Walton, who joined the University in 2019 as Dean of the Divinity School and the inaugural Dean of Wait Chapel, is working diligently to ensure its continued relevance.

Through collaborations on and off campus, Walton is implementing programming to bring more vibrancy to the building that’s situated near the center of campus.

“We’re intentional with each generation of students,” Walton said. “We understand that Wake Forest as a community is different today in 2021 than it was in 1962, 1981 or even 2001. Thus, we want the chapel to be an active site of engagement in the present, which means that we must both affirm tradition and expand our creative reach.”

Read more at Wake Forest News.

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YMCA Mistletoe Run: Reynolda Campus traffic alert

The YMCA Mistletoe Run will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4. The run begins at 8 a.m. and ends around noon. Hundreds of runners will be on Reynolda campus for this event. To eliminate any injuries to the runners during the event, traffic will be routed one way around campus in the morning. There will be an officer or volunteer at every intersection to direct the vehicles and runners.

Call Wake Forest University Police at (336) 758-3567 with any questions or concerns.

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IIE-Artist Protection Fund Fellow Ammar Basha in residence at WFU

Ammar Basha, a Yemeni documentary filmmaker, has been awarded a prestigious IIE-Artist Protection Fund Fellowship and will be in residence at Wake Forest University for one year.

An initiative of the Institute of International Education, the Artist Protection Fund (IIE-APF) fills a critical unmet need by protecting threatened artists and placing them at welcoming host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their work and plan for their futures. IIE-APF places these artists in safe havens for a full year and provides fellowship funding, mentoring, and inclusion in a comprehensive network of artistic and social support. 

Basha will be working with the Wake Forest’s Documentary Film Program, the University’s Interdisciplinary Arts Center and other members of the Wake Forest community to expand his practice into short and feature filmmaking. He is currently working on a screenplay and recently received rights from the author of the book on which it is based.

Upon receiving his film education at the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan and the International College of Animation Arts & Technology in India, he began creating documentaries to advocate for the human rights of Yemeni citizens and to document the Arab Spring – a series of protests responding to oppressive government regimes.

“We are excited to welcome Ammar to our Wake Forest community where he will be able to pursue his work with help and support from our faculty, staff and students and Wake Forest Every Campus a Refuge,” said Christina Soriano, vice provost for the arts and interdisciplinary initiatives at Wake Forest and an associate professor of dance. “Providing a safe environment for Ammar to create is an opportunity for us to exercise our Pro Humanitate motto in a new way.” 

Ammar is the first IIE-APF fellow to be placed in residence at Wake Forest. 

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