1. The Big Disruption: The Coming Transformation of Higher Education

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    Lynn Sutton, Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, will preside over a panel discussion on the future of higher education. Under Dr. Sutton’s leadership, the ZSR Library has focused on outreach to students and faculty and has become the unquestioned intellectual center of campus. Known for its innovative and creative approach, ZSR was the winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Panelists include: Rogan Kersh, Provost of WFU Rogan Kersh received his B.A. from Wake Forest in 1986 and returned as provost and professor of political science in July 2012. In this role, he oversees the academic mission and programs on the Reynolda Campus at WFU. He works closely with President Hatch, the deans, and faculty and administrative colleagues to support and enhance research, teaching, and graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Schools of Business, Divinity, and Law. He also coordinates academic programming with the administration of the School of Medicine. Prior to arriving at WFU, Kersh was associate dean of NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, where he was professor of public policy. Kersh has published three books on American political history and on health policy; his By the People: Debating American Government (with James Morone) was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. He has published over 50 academic articles and does frequent media commentary on U.S. politics. He has been a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, a Luce Scholar, a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 15 years’ teaching at Yale, Syracuse, and NYU, he won four university-wide teaching awards. Kersh received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale in 1996 and has professional experience in the U.S. Congress, the British Parliament, and at think tanks in Tokyo and Washington, DC. Andy Chan, VP of Personal and Career Development, WFU As the first career development professional to receive a vice president position in higher education, Chan is leading the transformation of traditional career services to a completely new paradigm. He leads the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) which includes Personal and Career Development, Mentoring Resource Center, Professional Development for Arts and Sciences, Leadership Development, Family Business Center and Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. Chan serves as a senior staff member for Provost Rogan Kersh and also on President Nathan O. Hatch’s Cabinet. Chan has transformed the former office of career services into a nationally regarded leader in college career development by expanding the office’s capabilities and breadth with a team of 30, designing a state-of-the-art career office, and adding many new resources and programs for all students (from first-years to seniors, and for all majors). The OPCD also teaches and equips students with competencies for life and career success as they enter a world that is global, competitive, and ever-changing. The OPCD has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Chan is passionate about students and Wake Forest – and also helping parents successfully coach their college student. He can especially empathize with the challenges parents face, as his oldest son is a college junior. Michael Riley, Editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education Michael Riley is CEO and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington, D.C. Before joining The Chronicle this year, Riley was the editorial director of Bloomberg Government, helping to launch the startup and build its editorial operations. Riley had been editor and senior vice president of Congressional Quarterly, overseeing its journalistic enterprises, including its online operation, CQ.com, and its print publications, CQ Today and CQ Weekly. Before joining CQ, Riley served as editor of The Roanoke (Va.) Times, a newspaper that gained national recognition for its innovative approach to online journalism. He began his journalism career in 1981 as a newspaper reporter at The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C., and then spent a decade as a senior correspondent and bureau chief for TIME magazine. While at the magazine, Riley covered national politics and several presidential campaigns.

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    • Deborah Harkness Book Talk and Signing

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      The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Deborah Harkness, author of the bestselling novels A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. Deborah is a featured author at the 9th annual Bookmarks Festival of Books. Her Wake Forest appearance is co-sponsored by Bookmarks and ZSR Library as part of the Bookmarks Authors in Schools program.

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      • Charlie Lovett Book Talk and Signing

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        The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Charlie Lovett, author of the bestselling novel The Bookman’s Tale. Charlie is the son of Wake Forest Professor Emeritus Robert Lovett, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library rare books collection and special collections reading room were an inspiration for his novel.

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        • LGBT Pride Parades: Then and Now

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          As Winston-Salem gets ready to host its own LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, October 19, we look back at the parades got their start. Held simultaneously in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the first Pride events brought gays and lesbians together to fight for greater social acceptance. Today, Pride parades are held in over 100 U.S. cities and 30 countries across the world. Do they still serve a role in the struggle for social change? This lecture is presented by Dr. Kate Bruce, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department.

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          • Reclaiming Spirit, Reframing Flesh

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            Why did enslaved blacks embrace Christianity? Motivated by this question, Dr. Derek S. Hicks, in his recently published book, Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition, provides an interpretation of the function of Christianity for oppressed African Americans. His work emphasizes everyday religious practices that engage culture in an effort to reclaim the human spirit fractured by physical, political, spiritual, and social degradation. Giving attention to black faith as articulated during antebellum period America, Hicks asserts that restorative sensibilities—expressed in moral politics, protest documents, material culture, music, literature, and even aesthetic presentation—disclose a ‘reclaiming spirit’ that permeates all of black religious life and thought.

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            • Row, row, row your boat: Recovery from disaster in the John T. Christian Library at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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              James Byrd, Deacon OneCard manager, will speak about the process of disaster recovery following Hurricane Katrina in the John T. Christian Library at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He will also discuss some of the lessons learned from the experience both positive and negative.

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              • What is OATD?

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                ASERL webinar: What is OATD? Thomas Dowling, Director of Technology for Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library, describes his efforts to create oatd.org, the open access these and dissertations database. Thomas explains what is (and isn't) included in OATD, as well as metadata structures that are helpful in facilitate use and discovery of the content. Original webinar date = October 15, 2013. ASERL webinars are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.en_US

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                • Moral Monday and Dr. King’s Dream of a Multi-Racial Human Rights Movement

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                  Dr. Stephen Boyd, J. Allen Easley Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University, will address the Moral Monday Movement that began during the 2013 Session of the North Carolina Legislature. Attention will be given to select aspects of the legislative agenda, their effects on various members of the state’s population, media coverage, and the nature, growth, and aims of the demonstrations, including the 950 who engaged in non-violent civil disobedience and were arrested. He will touch on the larger historical context of race and class in the US and North Carolina and then suggest that this new movement has the potential to answer Dr. King’s call for a broadening of the Civil Rights Movement to a multi-racial human rights movement.

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                  • There’s More to the Campus Landscape Than Meets the Eye

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                    As part of our sustainable initiatives, WFU is using more stormwater best management practices, installing more native plants and investing resources in invasive plant removal. However, much of this goes unnoticed. It’s important as a institution of higher education that we share this and the reason behind these trends and encourage others through education to apply this at home and elsewhere—therefore sowing the seeds of change in how we garden outside the boundaries of campus. David Davis, Associate Director of Landscaping Services at WFU, will be the speaker for this event.

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                    • Buried Treasure: Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen, or “Pyle’s Pirates”

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                      David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, explores the work of late 19th century American book illustrator Howard Pyle and his influence on movies, television, and comic books.

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