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Opening of DANCE FOR THE RIVER & Yadkin Riverkeeper Annual Meeting

February 8, 2018 5:30 pm - February 8, 2018 7:30 pm

DANCE FOR THE RIVER, presented by Yadkin Riverkeeper, is a traveling multimedia exhibit that connects audiences with the Yadkin River, the region’s primary water source, through dance, photography, and video. Photographer Christine Rucker who lives on the Yadkin River, photographed dancers as they improvised to the river’s diverse landscapes. The exhibit will be on display at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, from February 8 through March 11. The exhibit opening is part of Yadkin Riverkeeper’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, that includes a dance performance by UNC School of the Arts dancers.

Tickets to the opening and annual meeting are FREE but require a ticket. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, and is closed on Mondays.

Rucker and dancers traveled to some of the most pristine stretches of water and to some of the most environmentally sensitive sites throughout the watershed, creating a one-of-a-kind series of images that interpret the river in new ways.

The program is a collaborative effort between Christine Rucker Photography, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Phoebe Zerwick, Helen Simoneau Danse, UNC School of the Arts’ School of Dance, Yadkin Arts Council, and the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute. Sponsors for the program include Yadkin Riverkeeper, Wells Fargo, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, Yadkin Arts Council and Wake Forest University Humanities Institute.


Humanities Conversations

February 22, 2018 4:00 pm - February 22, 2018 5:00 pm

Humanities Conversations offer faculty the opportunity for informal discussion and reflection on our own implication in the latest “humanities crisis,” including the question as to whether we think there is one, and the relevance of the national conversation for what we do here at Wake Forest University.

DEADLINE: Proposals for Engaged Humanities (EH) Course Planning and Implementation Grants

February 7, 2018 5:00 pm

The EH Course Planning and Implementation Grants will support up to four pairs of cross-disciplinary faculty (which may include partnerships with Wake Forest’s law, medical, and divinity schools) to design and offer either team-taught courses, linked courses, or co-taught sequential courses that will engage students in public-humanities and emphasize collaborative research or creative work. We envision that these courses will be new offerings that build off the existing strengths of the faculty rather than simply combinations or repackaging of existing courses.
It is expected that two grants will be awarded in project year two and again in project year three to support the planning and design of the course(s). The planning grant provides $4000 in support for each faculty member in the EH team. Once the courses are in place, the EH faculty team research funds will provide each team with $3000 in research funds to support the implementation of class-based research or creative work.

Application Schedule

Final proposals in PDF form are due to Tony Marsh, Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity by or before February 7, 2018.

Notification of decisions will be made by mid-February 2018. This will provide sufficient time to list courses using the HMN 385-Special Topics designation.

Faculty will have the Spring 2018 semester to initiate preliminary course planning work.


Keyword Crossings: Climate

March 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Faculty from across the Humanities and STEM dare to discuss a keyword common among their disciplines. Each faculty member will have five minutes to explain how that keyword circulates in their particular discipline, including current controversies and innovations. The dare: speakers have to be correct within their discipline, but still intelligible to the rest of the group. This month’s keyword is CLIMATE.

This event will be held at Wake Downtown in the Second Floor Atrium, and light refreshments will be served.