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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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    • Run, Forest, Run (or Walk Forest)

    • 9 dates and times available
    • This year, the PDC will join forces with the new Director of Wellbeing, to promote physical and social wellbeing. Join campus colleagues and run or walk through our beautiful campus and Reynolda Gardens. We will officially begin the season on Tuesday, September 9, while the Wellbeing Director . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Introduction to WordPress

    • Thursday, September 25th, 201410:30 am - 11:30 am
    • WordPress is a web-based software program that anyone can use to create and update a blog and/or website. Many Wake Forest websites are built on a customized version of WordPress maintained by the Office of Communications and External Relations (CER).The class will take you through the basics of . . .

    • Location: Alumni Hall 235
    • Zotero-Introduction to collecting, managing, and citing your research sources

    • Sunday, September 28th, 20142:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • 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: ZSR Library 204
    • 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
    • Project Management Workshop

    • Tuesday, October 14th, 20148:30 am - 5:00 pm
    •  Do you want to manage your projects more effectively?  Register for the Project Management Workshop with Lou Russell.  Project Managment tools and discipline can help ensure that your projects are completed on time, on budget, and focused on results. Lou Russell is the CEO of . . .

    • Location: Forsyth Tech @ Innovation Quarter; 525 Vine St.
    • Poetry and Fiction Readings

    • Wednesday, October 22nd, 20145:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • An event celebrating the spoken and written word with Amy Catanzano, WFU Poet-in-Residence, and Joanna Ruocco, WFU Asst. Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) reading selections from their recent works.

    • 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
    • Ebooks Freakout

    • Friday, April 24th, 20159:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Ebooks + Libraries = Freakout This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges related to ebook collections; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404