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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).

Showing events 1 - 10 of 29 unique titles ( a total of 33 sessions )

    • Spiritual Wellbeing: Spirituality and Social Unrest

    • Tuesday, February 16th, 201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Have you been wondering what part your spirituality and religious convictions play in the myriad social awakenings? Do you ponder whether you should become involved, be vocal, or elevate to a higher vibration?  Do you have questions as to whether your religious convictions or spiritual . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 409
    • Judaism 101 at WFU. X-Rated Bible Stories. Part 1

    • Tuesday, February 16th, 201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • These are Bible stories that are NOT taught in Sunday school. About Judaism 101 at WFU Judaism 101 at WFU is an on-going Lunch and Learn series featured every Tuesday, from noon to 1 pm, in the Little Mag Room (Reynolda 215B). We explore, share, and discuss various aspects of Judaism. These . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Little Mag Rm.
    • Faculty and Student Panel Discussion: Online Summer College Courses

    • Tuesday, February 16th, 20162:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    •  For the first time, the College offered four fully online undergraduate courses last summer. Each course was limited to 15-20 students and designed by the faculty to include plenty of interaction between them and the students. As part of an evaluation of their effectiveness and adherence to . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Microsoft Word Basics (and Intro to Office 365)

    • Wednesday, February 17th, 20169:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Join us as we learn the basics of Microsoft Word and take a brief look at Office 365! After this class, attendees will have a solid understanding of basic navigation of Word, as well as the File, Home, Insert, and Page Layout tabs.  We hope to see you there!

    • Location: ZSR Library 204
    • Spiritual Wellbeing: Interfaith Dialogue

    • Thursday, February 18th, 20166:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • An enemy is one whose story we have not heard. - Gene Knudsen Hoffman  In a world where we spend the most time with people in our own race, our own religion, our own family, our own culture, our own organization... how do we get past the awkward, uncomfortable, and frustrating phase of . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • The RIGHT way to CITE: Cite and manage your resources as you go

    • 3 dates and times available
    • Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Zotero-Introduction to collecting, managing, and citing your research sources

    • 3 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
    • Microsoft Word Advanced

    • Tuesday, February 23rd, 20169:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Have you attended the Microsoft Word Basics class, and are ready to learn the rest of what Microsoft has to offer? Join us as we explore the References, Mailings, Review, and View tabs, as well as more advanced processes such as performing a Mail Merge, creating and updating a Table of Contents, . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library 204
    • Judaism 101 at WFU. Keeping Kosher, Part 2

    • Tuesday, February 23rd, 201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • What does it mean to keep kosher? What are the kosher laws? How do we keep kosher at WFU? We will also talk about Jewish foods you never heard of - those from the Middle East (and Arab Influences), South America, and the Orient (and not just the ones you heard about from Eastern European . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Little Mag Rm.
    • The History of WFDD- ZSR Library Lecture Series

    • Thursday, February 25th, 20164:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • WFDD is turning 70 this fall! We started in 1946 as a pirate radio station in the boy's dormitory of the old Wake Forest campus. Molly Davis and Sara Chisesi will share some of the history and facts about WFDD through a fun trivia game. Molly Davis is the Assistant General Manager of WFDD and Sara . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404