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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)

    • 5 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
    • 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
    • Open Educational Resources and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis

    • Thursday, October 23rd, 201410:00 am - 11:00 am
    • The cost of college textbooks has grown to a point that virtually every campus is now seeking solutions. While many colleges and universities have successfully reduced costs through stop-gap measures such as rental programs and textbook reserves, the greatest potential for permanently . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • Navigating Your {Personal, Professional, & Career} Life After College

    • Tuesday, October 28th, 20148:30 am - 8:35 am
    •  Are you a recent graduate, young professional, or thinking about a possible career transition?  Enroll in our 4-week long, free short course as we explore several key topics:  Building community Defining your brand Understanding what employers want Determining . . .

    • Location: Online
    • LGBTQ Community Forum

    • Thursday, October 30th, 20144:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Hosted by the President's Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, the LGBTQ Community Forum is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest to share their experiences as LGBTQ people or allies. Members of the President's Commission on LGBTQ Affairs will be on hand to listen to feedback and . . .

    • Location: Annenburg Forum in Carswell Hall
    • 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