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Systems and Sustainability Education “Camp” – July 22-26

To thrive in a changing world, our kids need to think in systems… and act for a healthy future.
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That’s why the Office of Sustainability was excited that Camp Snowball—a summer “camp” experience that brings together students, parents, educators, and business and community leaders in order to build everyone’s capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century — chose Wake Forest as a venue.
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The purpose of Camp Snowball is to provide opportunities for communities and schools to learn how to enable their students to think deeply and critically and to achieve academically in order to become responsible, thoughtful citizens of the interconnected  world that they will inherit.
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Who should attend:
Camp Snowball is designed for both individuals and teams. We encourage communities and school systems to put together diverse teams that include:
• Educators—Teachers and Administrators
• Students
• Parents
• School Board Members
• Community Members
• Business and Government Leaders
• Staff and Volunteers from Youth-Service Organizations
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July 22-26, 2013
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

LibraryThing launches faculty books collection

The recently created WFU.Faculty.Books collection on LibraryThing, is a community site for books and readers. It is an aggregate collection of books authored or edited by Reynolda campus faculty during 2011 and 2012; additional titles will be added throughout the summer.

Magnolias Project – Application OPEN

Magnolias Project — Sustainability Across the Curriculum

The Office of Sustainability invites you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 15-16, 2013 on the Wake Forest campus.  No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome!

This innovative approach to curricular change, modeled on the nationally renowned Piedmont Project (Emory University) and Ponderosa Project(Northern Arizona University), provides faculty with an intellectually stimulating and collegial experience to pool their expertise.  Faculty who would like to develop a new course module or an entirely new course that engages issues of sustainability and the environment are encouraged to apply.

Detailed information is available on the project’s webpage. Applications are due April 19, 2013. Participants will earn a $500 stipend.

Join us for TechXploration – Thursday, April 4th

TechXploration will take place on Thursday, April 4, between noon and 3:00 pm in room 401 of the Benson University Center to showcase faculty use of technology. The purpose of this event is to allow faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement, and creative endeavors at Wake Forest University. TechXploration will bring together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology efforts underway.

Plan to come and see how technologies are being leveraged at Wake Forest.  Attendees are invited to walk around and learn more about the exciting use of technology on the Wake Forest campus any time between noon and 3:00 pm.

Diversity and Inclusion Symposium held

On March 19, Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners brought together higher education leaders, industry executives, and national experts to discuss how to prepare students today to be employees in a diverse and global workforce.

A featured event of Wake Forest’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary of racial integration, the symposium provided an opportunity to build relationships across disciplines, share research, and hear “best practices” and policy-oriented issues related to transforming institutions of higher education.

More details from the event to come.