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'Check Your Blind Spots' tour coming to Wake Forest Feb. 18

The CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots Tour will visit Wake Forest on Feb. 18 from 10:30 am. to 3:30 p.m.  The visit includes a tour bus that will park next to Hearn Plaza in Parking Lot N.

The Check your Blind Spots tour is designed to give people the opportunity to learn about and explore ways to mitigate unconscious bias in their everyday lives. Through a series of immersive and interactive elements, participants are exposed to the nuances of unconscious bias, and also have the chance to sign the I Act On pledge to address personal biases and drive inclusive behaviors.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the educational experience.

Additional information is available here.

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Unbroken Circle to perform two shows this week at Byrum Center

Old-time string band The Unbroken Circle will perform two shows at Wake Forest this week in support of The Shalom Project.

Each show will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 9 in Kulynych Auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center.

The shows will be open to the public. Donations offered during the shows by the local band will support the programs and initiatives of The Shalom Project, based in Winston-Salem.

The Unbroken Circle is a Wake Forest-based muti-generational band.

For more information, contact The Shalom Project.

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Writer whose memoir inspired 'BlacKkKlansman' to speak in Wait Chapel

Ron Stallworth

Ron Stallworth, a police detective whose memoir inspired a blockbuster Spike Lee film, will deliver the Black History Month keynote address at Wake Forest University.

Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, will speak in Wait Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. as part of the Journeys to Success speaker series sponsored by the WFU Intercultural Center and Student Union.

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow his address. Registration is required at http://wfubhm2019.eventbrite.com.

Stallworth’s book “Black Klansman: A Memoir” is the basis for the major motion picture “BlacKkKlansman.” The film has been nominated, recently, for four Golden Globe Awards and six Oscars.

More information available here.

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More Barn Concerts presents Rodney Crowell on May 9

Rodney Crowell

This is a guest post from the More Barn Concerts series:

More Barn Concerts proudly presents Rodney Crowell on Thursday, May 9, at The Barn at Reynolda Village. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 on the day of the show at the door. Reserved tables (four seats) are $300.

For more information, please visit the concert series website or Rodney Crowell’s website.

https://www.reynoldabarn.com/concert-series or https://www.rodneycrowell.com.

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Wake Forest community invited to WISE Conference 2019

This is a guest post from the Center for Global Programs and Studies:

The Center for Global Programs and Studies encourages members of the Wake Forest community to attend WISE Conference 2019 on Feb. 14-15, at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

Wake Forest faculty, staff and students may attend at no cost when registering with their Wake Forest email address.

The full schedule and session descriptions are available on the WISE website.

Registration is open through Monday, Feb. 4. Wake Forest personnel planning to attend for only one day* should utilize one of the following discount codes:

Thursday, Feb. 14 ONLY — WISE19THUR

Friday, Feb. 15 ONLY — WISE19FRIDAY

*If already registered, you are encouraged to email wiseconference@nullwfu.edu to adjust your registration to reflect the day you can attend. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us be mindful of fixed cost and food waste.

WISE is the pioneering conference for faculty leaders, program coordinators, and administrators to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help students advance their intercultural skills and awareness during abroad experiences. Founded as the Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement, WISE has grown into a nationally-recognized conference. With approximately 275 attendees, the opportunities to have in-depth conversations and network with colleagues is the norm, rather than the exception.

The conference features a number of Wake Forest faculty, staff, and student presenters, including the following sessions:

  • Supporting International Students: Understanding Cultural Barriers and Creating a Supportive Campus Network with Kawana Neufville, Porshè Chiles, and Joshua Ziesel.
  • A World of Possibilities: Academic Library Partnerships for Intercultural Development with Joy Gambill and Hubert Womack.
  • Speak Easy: Script-Based Communicative Strategies for Non-Language Programs with Rebecca Thomas.
  • Impacts of the Study Abroad Gender Gap on Intercultural Competency: Data and Ideas to Help Engage Men in Intercultural Learning with Sean McGlynn.
  • BRIDGE the Gap: A Rubric for Facilitating Meaningful Connections Between International and Domestic Students with Kara T. Rothberg.
  • Collaborative Excellence in Global Education with Ashley Brookes and Marcia Crippen.
  • The Relationship Between Domestic Student Friendships and International Students’ Social Outcomes at U.S. Universities with Nelson Brunsting and two Wake Forest undergraduate students, Yueying He and Yihan Zheng.

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