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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 23 unique titles ( a total of 30 sessions )

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

    • Friday, September 4th, 20159:00 am - 12:00 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
    • Judaism 101 at WFU. What is Rosh Hashanah?

    • Tuesday, September 8th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Judaism 101 at WFU September 8, 2015.  Topic: What is Rosh Hashanah?           How is the Jewish New Year different from, and similar to, the secular New Year?  In this on-going Lunch and Learn series featured every Tuesday, from noon to 1 pm, in the . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Little Mag Rm.
    • Book Talk and Signing: How to Catch a Russian Spy - ZSR Library Lecture Series

    • Friday, September 11th, 20153:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Naveed Jamali, author of How to Catch a Russian Spy, will give a lecture and book signing on Friday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. in ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives Reading Room (room 625). Jamali’s newly published memoir is an account of his 3 years of high-tech espionage . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library - Rare Books Reading Room
    • Lunch and Learn: Just Google It!

    • Monday, September 14th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Is your primary search engine when you need to look something up? Do you use Google for all of your research needs? Do you Google everything that you're curious about? (You should!) Bring your lunch and join us as we explore several of Google's latest and greatest tools that help . . .

    • Location: University Corporate Center (UCC) Room 1018
    • Judaism 101 at WFU. What is Yom Kippur?

    • Tuesday, September 15th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Judaism 101 at WFU September 8, 2015.  Topic: What is Yom Kippur?           Yom Kippur is the holiest of Jewish days. What does this mean?           In addition, some of the prayers will be highlighted and explained.  In this . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Little Mag Rm.
    • Fifeville and the Fate of the Humanities - ZSR Library Lecture Series

    • Thursday, September 17th, 20154:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • The film Fifeville stages a critical confrontation between regimes of the visual and the cognitive and opens up a critical conversation on ways of seeing and ways of knowing without guarantees. Through gesture, angle, perspective, technique and time, we find ourselves in a novel space with new . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • Symposium on Supporting our Multilingual Readers and Writers

    • Friday, September 18th, 20151:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    •  Join us for a half-day symposium when scholars in second language and writing studies consider the complexities and best instructional practices in working with international, multilingual students. Topics addressed include language and writing development, students' source use, responding to . . .

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

    • 6 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 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 citaion formats. We will cover in-text citation and . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Judaism 101 at WFU. Keeping Kosher

    • Tuesday, September 22nd, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Judaism 101 at WFU September 22, 2015.  Topic: Keeping Kosher            What does it mean to keep kosher. What are the Kosher laws?              Bring personal bibles (Hebrew/ Old Testament) so we can read . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Little Mag Rm.