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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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    • Gatekeepers Workshop 1: Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion (Community)

    • Friday, March 6th, 20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center.  A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • The History of Wake Forest University I: The Tribble Years (1948-1967)

    • Wednesday, March 25th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Hellzapoppin (or Never a Dull Moment, if you prefer)   The case could be made that Harold Wayland Tribble’s Wake Forest years actually began in 1946, four years before he was hired. The post-war conditions on the old campus led directly to the Great Removal Program, a huge task . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • Zotero-Introduction to collecting, managing, and citing your research sources

    • 2 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
    • The History of Wake Forest University II: The Scales Years (1967-1983)

    • Wednesday, April 1st, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • The years of the Scales presidency (1967-1983) will be remembered most, for the creation of the Fine Arts Center and the new emphasis placed in the College curriculum on art, music, and theatre; for the purchase of our first overseas houses in Venice and London; for the founding of the Babcock . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • TechXploration 2015

    • Tuesday, April 7th, 201511:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • This event brings together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology efforts underway. TechXploration allows faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement and creative endeavors at Wake Forest . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 401
    • The History of Wake Forest University III: The Hearn Years (1983-2005)

    • Wednesday, April 8th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • From intervisitation to instant communication - on the road to national prominence! Sam Gladding will take you through years 1983-2005 which was the time Thomas Hearn was president of Wake Forest. Sam will talk about significant events during these 22 years, such as:  The University . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • 6th Annual Senior Showcase

    • Tuesday, April 21st, 20153:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • The Senior Showcase recognizes exemplary senior theses and research projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates in their final year. Selected students have the honor of sharing their research or projects with the Wake Forest community at an event hosted by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • Bookfeast -- Random Readings by Indie Authors

    • Thursday, April 23rd, 20153:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    •  A Bookfeast is a service dedicated to the proliferation of books that seeks to remove publication barriers and encourage publishing-related independence and respect. It is an opportunity for all booklovers to come together for short readings and book-related fellowship. This first Bookfeast . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • 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