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Services for Alumni and the General Community

The PDC’s primary focus is the Wake Forest faculty and staff. ¬†However, many of the opportunities are open to alumni and/or the general Winston-Salem community. ¬†If there is a class, event, or service (i.e. coaching, organizational development) that interests you, but is not currently open to community, please let us know by contacting us at or at 758-2PDC (2732).

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    • Lunch and Learn: The Magic and Power of Children's Literature

    • 5 dates and times available
    • During the months of September and October a group of 8 to 12 parents and other interested Wake Forest people will meet on campus at noon on alternate Wednesdays to explore four or five brief and exciting children's books. We will be reading, writing about, and talking about these enchanted texts. . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Najla Said Book Talk and Signing

    • Friday, September 5th, 201410:00 am - 11:00 am
    • The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Najla Said, author of Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family. This book is a memoir of her childhood and young adulthood as the daughter of renowned scholar Edward Said and his . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • Lev Grossman Book Talk and Signing

    • Friday, September 5th, 20143:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Lev Grossman, best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. The third and final book in the fantasy series, The Magician’s Land, was released this month to enthusiastic . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Room 625
    • Zotero-Introduction to collecting, managing, and citing your research sources

    • 4 dates and times available
    • Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Using Browzine to Browse Scholarly Journals

    • 2 dates and times available
    • BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines on . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • LGBT Pride Parades: Then and Now

    • Monday, October 13th, 20143:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • As Winston-Salem gets ready to host its own LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, October 19, we look back at the parades got their start. Held simultaneously in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the first Pride events brought gays and lesbians together to fight for greater social acceptance. . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

    • Tuesday, November 18th, 20143:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Phil Archer, Reynolda House Director of Public Programs, will speak about the Museum’s latest exhibit, featuring more than 40 iconic chairs that tell the dynamic and engaging story of the history, design, and culture of American seating. “The Art of Seating” carries the viewer . . .

    • Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art