Johnson named emerging leader of counseling association

David Johnson, assistant professor of counseling, was named an emerging leader of the Association for Humanistic Counseling for the 2018-19 academic year. His year-long term will begin in July 2018.

During that year, he will collaborate with the association leadership, participate in an annual conference and assist the association in various ways.

The Association for Humanistic Counseling is on of the four divisions of the American Counseling Association.

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Wake Forest Historical Museum recognized for efforts to protect cemetery

“Old Cemetery” of Friendship Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

The North Carolina Museums Council has presented an Award of Excellence to the Wake Forest Historical Museum for a 2017 survey of a historic cemetery in the Town of Wake Forest associated with a church formed by former slaves soon after the Civil War.

The survey was conducted with many purposes, including protection of the cemetery and education of the community about its importance in the history of the area.  The cemetery is known as the “Old Cemetery” of Friendship Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  It was the congregation’s first cemetery and was used for about 70 years starting in the 19th Century and continuing into the 20th Century.

Funded by the Jandy Ammons Foundation, the survey was administered by the Wake Forest Historical Association, which had proposed the project to the foundation.  The historical association is an offshoot of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society, the non-profit organization responsible for the museum.

An archaeologist operates survey equipment while accompanied by leaders of Friendship Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

The survey was conducted by New South Associates, which specializes in such work. Employing ground penetrating radar, a non-invasive technology, New South located and documented nearly 600 burials and one mass grave.  Many of the burials were no longer marked in the cemetery.  A substantial number of the burials had been marked originally with rocks or wood from nearby fields.

The Award of Excellence is intended to honor exhibits, publications and programs that exemplify excellence in the museum field. It was presented to the museum on March 18 in Greensboro at an annual conference of the North Carolina Museums Council.

The survey project has won other awards, previously, including the 2017 Anthemion Award from Capital Area Preservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation.  Recently, the Town of Wake Forest designated the “Old Cemetery” a local historic site.

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TechXploration held today in Benson University Center

This is a guest post from Information Systems and the organizers of TechXploration 2018:

Please join us March 21 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401, to learn how your colleagues are using technology across campus. Presentations will be in poster session format, so join us for any portion of the event.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to come by TechXploration to view and experience the look and feel of the different computing options for 2018!

Register to win a GoPro Hero6. Refreshments provided.

Additionally, join us at 2 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 410, as we welcome guests from the Learning Technology Consortium, a national collaborative with common interests and challenges in learning and teaching with technology. There will be a panel and open discussion on “Learning Space Design: From Process to Pedagogy”. Leading experts from across the country will be looking at how their institutions are assessing room selection, learning outcomes, and everything in between.

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Comings and goings for February 2018

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in February 2018:

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Open house on Business 40 alternatives to be held on campus

The University’s Transportation and Parking Services is joining with PART to hold an open house on campus about Business 40 alternatives during work on the highway.  Information about the program is available on the Transportation and Parking Services website.

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