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Musicircus Wellington 2010 (30)

A Musicircus event held in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2010. Creative Commons licensed photo by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner.


On Friday, September 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Atrium, ZSR will host the first Musicircus to be held on the Wake Forest campus. The Musicircus opens CAGEFEST, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth. Professor of Music Louis Goldstein explains that Musicircus, an event arranged by Cage in 1967, is simply an invitation for as many musicians as possible to assemble and perform at the same time, a “happening” where multiple simultaneous performances create new, unusual, and exciting configurations. You might hear a brass quintet, a string quartet, student bands, a cappella groups, a Renaissance band, operatic arias and a drum circle, all at the same time. Listeners may roam at will, and food will be provided. It will be loud!

Library Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 12, 3 p.m.

Ms. Dianne Caesar, Executive Director of the Delta Arts Center will open the fall 2012 Library Lecture Series. Ms. Caesar will discuss the life of African American author Langston Hughes.

Monday, October 1, 4 p.m.

Professor of English Eric Wilson will discuss his 2012 book, Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can’t Look Away, which explores why people are fascinated by the darker side of human nature as well as by morbid and tragic events. Copies will be available for purchase and signing, and it is the September selection for the Wake Forest Alumni Book Club.

Thursday, October 4, 3:30 p.m.

John Dinan, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, will assess the various ways in which the 2012 election campaign represents both continuity with and a departure from prior election campaigns. He will note the roles of battleground states, campaign financing and other traditionally important factors in election campaigns.

Wednesday, November 7, 5 p.m.

Local musicians Julianne Harper and Eric Swaim, who comprise the musical duo Honey Rider, will conclude the fall series with a live performance and a discussion of their work in the community.

All lectures will take place in the ZSR Auditorium. For more information, visit the Library Lecture Series website.

Upcoming Technology Workshops

A recent article in the Almanac of Higher Education 2012 revealed that 41% of students surveyed felt that they lacked the necessary skills to use spreadsheets effectively. If your students belong to this category, encourage them to attend one of these Excel workshops for students.

Interested in using digital video in your class? Learn more about creating and editing digital video with the WFU ThinkPad. Do your students use digital video in their projects? Encourage them to attend this student-focused workshop on creating and editing digital video.

Looking for a web-based tool to organize your research and cite sources? The library offers Zotero workshops during the week and on weekends.

View these and other events! Additionally, find supporting documentation for Zotero, as well as many other applications, on the library website.