A Summer of Zombies at ZSR!

The Summer of 2016 found ZSR full of zombies! Starting with the “alumni edition” of Humans v Zombies (HvZ) where 220 alumni and their children, along with faculty and staff and their children in early June! Later in June ZSR hosted 100 students participating in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute for Youth (BFTF)... more

Neuroscience Book Club Spring 2016

Neuroscience Professor Wayne Silver and Dance Professor Christina Soriano brought together students, other neuroscience faculty, and the PD Forward support group in Winston-Salem for a meaningful book club discussion this semester. It was an honor and a humbling experience to gather together with students and people who live with Parkinson’s Disease as their book discussion... more

2016 Dean’s List Gala

An enchanted evening indeed! The third year of the Dean’s List Gala was a delightful success. As a smooth jazz trio filled the air with esteemed, yet relaxing tones, families and faculty alike piled into the photo booth for joyous smiles and hilarious keepsakes.  Students searched for their names on the scrolling Dean’s List and... more

Writers Camp @ ZSR Wrap-Up

On January 29th at 7:00 pm, a group of talented Wake Forest University students entered the Z. Smith Reynolds Library to challenge their creative abilities and participate in a writing event unlike any other.  Twelve hours and eight pots of coffee later, thirty-three works were submitted and will soon become a collection of published stories and an artifact for... more

Humans v Zombies-Spring 2016

While Friday night’s Humans v. Zombies event was the official HvZ event of the Spring 2016 semester, it certainly didn’t feel like Spring with 6 inches of wintry mix on the ground! In spite of the weather, 102 students came out to play! Thanks to the Student Activities Fund, we were able to purchase 21 pizzas... more

Thanksgiving Weekend Lunch @ ZSR 2015

On Saturday, November 28th, the ZSR Library hosted our third annual Thanksgiving weekend meal in the ZSR atrium! We began this program three years ago with a Saturday pizza dinner, followed by a movie. Based on feedback from students that first year, we changed the event to a lunch last year, and we repeated that... more

Neuroscience Book Club

Last Sunday evening, I was invited to participate in the Neuroscience Book Club in the Department of Biology. Along with some neuroscience faculty and graduate students, I facilitated a small discussion group on Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings. The author of the book is Dr. Gary Wenk, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience... more

ZSR and WFU THRIVE on the First Day of Classes

As many know, the WFU THRIVE initiative is dedicated to ensuring wellbeing over eight holistic dimensions: Emotional, Social, Intellectual, Physical, Financial, Occupational, Spiritual and Environmental. This unique program officially kicked off in the Fall of 2014 and has already made inroads in campus wellbeing. The THRIVE office has decided to do an annual event for... more


This summer, the Wake Forest University Center for Global Programs and Studies launched a new 3-credit course titled “INS 101: Arrive@Wake” aimed at incoming international students. The inaugural class was made up of seven delightful students. The flyer for the program stated, “The cornerstone of Arrive@Wake is a credit-bearing course designed to strengthen your writing... more

It Takes a Village-Parkland IB @ ZSR

On Thursday, July 30th, 27 students from Parkland IB spent the morning in the ZSR Library as part of their week-long orientation to the IB program. We discussed topic ranging from finding research resources via NCLive to writing citations and avoiding plagiarism. I want to thank Ellen Daugman, Kyle Denlinger, Joy Gambill, Megan Mulder, Rebecca... more