The following message was emailed on March 6 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations to students, faculty and staff on behalf of Hu Womack, who is 2020 Wake Forest Campaign Chair for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County:
TL;DR The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County does incredible, meaningful work in our community, and they need our support. Please consider a donation at any level!
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County successfully supports the arts community in this city, and we need to support the Arts Council!
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem is the biggest driver of cultural investment in Forsyth County. With the help of 54 workplace campaigns like our own, The Arts Council collectively raises $2.5 million for the Community Fund for the Arts. The work of the Arts Council supports our community and has a positive impact on our economy. Theater, dance, music, film, visual and other arts, and cultural experiences all play a role in the schools, in the streets, in our performance venues, and in our hearts.
The Arts Council staff and affiliates understand the importance of a well-rounded education and are committed to the education of over 30,000 children in Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools each year through enriching arts experiences and programs. By working together, we can advance our shared purpose through providing an education that prepares each participating student for a better tomorrow.
See a list of faculty and staff milestones in March 2016:
The Provost’s Office awarded the following grants for fall 2015:
Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus
Tom Phillips, Words Awake2! A Literary Festival and Celebration of Wake Forest Writers and Writing, $5,000
Kevin Bowen, Wind Ensemble Commission and Guest Artist Residency for WFU Emerging Wind Band Composer Series, $ 4,000.
Melissa Harris-Perry and Marianne Magjuka, Ari Berman Address to Campus Student Leaders on Voting -Rights Issues, $3,868
Jeff Holdridge and Ryan Shirey, Campus Visit and Public Reading by Ciaran Carson, $2,992
Elizabeth Clendinning and Brandon Robinson, Perspectives on Integration: Music at Little Rock Central High and Beyond, $2,000
Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence
Christina Soriano, Dani Kim-Shapiro, Stephen Krichevsky, Kate Mewhinney, Aging Re-imagined: Art Science and Policy, $10,000
Mary Dalton, Teachers, Teaching, and the Movies Conference, $10,000
Sandeep Mazunder, Liberal Arts Macroeconomic Workshop, $5,574.34
Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative Project with Performance Outcomes, $4,750
Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation
Sunggu Yang and Veronice Miles, Festival Week of Prophetic Ministry, $5,000
Hu Womack, Writers Camp @ZSR, $1,496
Here is the blog post about the class, provided by library staff member Hu Womack.
The award is traditionally presented to a student and a professor or administrator from both Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within the community. This year, one campus leader and two students were recognized at Wake Forest.
In addition to his work as an instructional librarian, Hu Womack is a faculty fellow for South Hall and an academic adviser. He hosts a Thanksgiving lunch for students unable to travel home for the holiday season, works to create programs that are helpful and engaging to first year students and shares his time and energy supporting and mentoring members of Wake Forest’s LGBTQ community. He is beloved by students, faculty and staff alike for his helpfulness and cheerfulness and his commitment to building a community that values everyone. Womack, who earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest in 1990 and his MBA in 2000, has been a full-time employee in the Z. Smith Reynolds library for more than 20 years.