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Theatre and Dance 2018-19 Season Tickets available

A guest post from Wake Forest Theatre and Dance

It’s time to buy season tickets for theatre and dance productions for the 2018-19 performance season.

Theatre season subscription passes are $40 for adults, $32 for senior citizens and WFU faculty/staff, and $20 for students. (Prices include NC sales tax.)

SEASON BENEFITS • Savings of at least 35% off single ticket prices • Opportunity to reserve your performance date and seat location before single tickets go on sale to the general public • Receive email notices about other Theatre events • Subscribers are invited to opening weekend receptions to meet the cast and production staff • Bonus free admission to student-produced spring Studio Series •

PURCHASE YOUR PASS TODAY • Call (ext. 5295) or visit the University Theatre Box Office Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. • Online through at college.wfu.edu/theatre • Email the Audience Services Coordinator at WFUTheatreTix@nullwfu.edu for more information •

Dance season subscription passes are available for $27 for adults, $22 for senior citizens, and $11 for students (NC sales tax to be charged at the end of the sale.)

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Christina Soriano appointed inaugural Administrative Fellow

This is a guest post from the Office of the Provost:

Christina Soriano

Christina Soriano, director of dance and associate professor of dance, has been appointed as the inaugural Administrative Fellow in the Office of the Provost.

As Administrative Fellow, Soriano will work with colleagues across the university to enhance visibility of the arts at and beyond Wake Forest, and help forge interdisciplinary connections across the arts and other Wake Forest schools and departments.  “Professor Soriano is an ideal choice as our first Administrative Fellow,” said Provost Rogan Kersh, “given her laudable work with faculty and staff across Wake Forest, as well as her extensive following among students.  She has also originated pathbreaking programs integrating dance and health in the Winston-Salem community, epitomizing our expanding engagement with our surrounding communities.”

“I am looking forward to working with the Provost’s team to help boost the profile of the arts at Wake Forest,” Soriano notes, “as well as on projects to enhance intellectual culture at the university more generally.  I am also eager to serve as a liaison for faculty colleagues with the Provost’s Office.”

Soriano’s interdisciplinary work includes collaborations with faculty across arts departments, biochemistry, and the School of Medicine. She is co-organizing a third university-wide conference on “Aging Re-Imagined,” and last month was awarded a substantial NIH grant for research carried out jointly with Dr. Christina Hugenschmidt of the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Additional Administrative Fellows, drawn from across Wake Forest’s faculty, are expected to be appointed in future years, both in the Provost’s Office and those of other administrative leaders.  Much as our decade-old Wake Forest Fellows program brings the perspective and dedication of outstanding recent graduates to university administration, the Administrative Fellows program will engage faculty members for a year in leadership councils, new and existing academic initiatives, and other core aspects of advancing our mission and priorities.

Parent, Wiethaus publish book with multiple WFU authors

Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus of Wake Forest have published a book which includes their own work as well as that of many other Wake Forest authors: “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History.” It was published by Peter Lang Publishing in April.

Parent is a professor of history and American ethnic studies, and Wiethaus is a professor of religion and American ethnic studies, as well as being a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement.

Parent and Wiethaus wrote the introduction (“Un-doing Southern Silences”), and Parent wrote two chapters: “‘Home’ and ‘House’ in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” and “Slave Songs as a Public Poetics of Resistance.”

Other Wake Forest authors and their chapter titles:

  • Beth Hopkins, director of outreach for the School of Law, “The Making of an African American Family”
  • Margaret Bender, associate professor of anthropology, “Language Loss and Resilience in Cherokee Medicinal Texts”
  • Margaret Zulick, associate professor of communication, “The Suppression of Native American Presence in the Protestant Myth of America”
  • Nina Maria Lucas; associate professor, director of dance, artistic director of the Dance Company; “Dancing as Protest: Three African American Choreographers, 1940–1960”
  • Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology; Joseph Grzywacz, associate director for research, Center for Worker Health, associate professor, department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine; “African-American Mothers of Adolescents: Resilience and Strengths”
  • Stephen Boyd, John Allen Easley Professor of Religion, “The Visceral Roots of Racism”
  • More publications

    Steven GunkelIn addition to his work on this book, Gunkel has recently published three entries in the Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (Sage; 2nd Edition; July 2013): “Bernard Madoff,” Insider Trading Sanctions Act,” and “Times Beach Contamination.”

  • Ronald Neal, visiting assistant professor of religion, “Race, Class, and the Traumatic Legacy of Southern Masculinity”
  • Ana-Maria Wahl, associate professor of sociology; and Steven Gunkel, lecturer in sociology; “‘Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina”

Categories: Faculty News

Thursdays at Byrum

Thursdays at Byrum HallThe Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions invite faculty and staff to Thursdays at the Porter B. Byrum Welcome and Admissions Center on Feb. 14. This month’s event is titled “Fall in Love with the Arts” and will serve as the kickoff for the annual Campaign for the Arts.

A wine and cheese reception will run from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a program from 4:30-5:15 p.m. that will feature J.K. Curry, Jacqueline Carrasco and a performance by Authoring Action.

Curry, associate professor and chair of theatre and dance, will discuss the collaboration between Wake Forest and Festival Stage on the production of 33 Variations playing at the HanesBrands Theatre.

Carrasco, associate professor of music, will discuss how the Triad is coming alive with the sounds of “new music” and perform excerpts from a solo violin piece highlighting new trends in contemporary musical styles.

Authoring Action, the Arts Council’s newest funded partner, works to transform the lives of youth through the power of creative writing, spoken word arts and leadership education. Members will perform a piece entitled “Reach for the Stars.”

Categories: Events

August 2012 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in August 2012: Read more

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