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January 2017

Spring Re-Cycle Distribution

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Borrow a bike for the whole semester or for the weekend from our bike-sharing program, Re-Cycle. General Information: All WFU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate the Re-Cycle bike-sharing program. A valid WFU ID must be furnished each semester borrow a bike. The cost to borrow a bicycle for the semester is $5 for refurbished bikes and $10 for bikes that are new to the fleet. This fee covers regular maintenance of the bicycles. Check-out Process: You will be asked to review program expectations and complete a liability waiver. Hardcopies will be available to sign when you pick up your shared bike. For short-term use, you can check out a bike at Outdoor Pursuits (OP) Monday/Friday, noon-6:00 pm or Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00-6:00 pm. The OP staff will try to match available bicycles with your expressed needs. For semester-long use, you will…

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Cultivating the Soul and the Soil: Growing Food, Community and Jewish Spirituality at Adamah Farm

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wingate Hall, Room 202, 1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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How can weeding, harvesting and pickling provide the backdrop for personal growth and community building? How do we use farming as a way of teaching and learning the fundamentals of ecology, religion and spirituality? For the past 13 years Adamah Farm in the Berkshire hills of western Connecticut has been growing a community of young leaders who are changing the way we think about Judaism, and about food, farming, and sustainability. Dr. Shamu Sadeh has been a professor of environmental studies, farmer, Jewish educator, writer, and wilderness guide. He has taught ecology, Judaic Studies, and environmental studies at Portland State University, Berkshire Community College, Southern Vermont College and the Wild Rockies Field Institute. His essays and articles on Jewish ethics, environmentalism, and family history have been published in Orion, Tikkun, The Washington Jewish Week, Response, Kerem, and the anthology Ecology…

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Spring Re-Cycle Distribution

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Borrow a bike for the whole semester or for the weekend from our bike-sharing program, Re-Cycle. General Information: All WFU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate the Re-Cycle bike-sharing program. A valid WFU ID must be furnished each semester borrow a bike. The cost to borrow a bicycle for the semester is $5 for refurbished bikes and $10 for bikes that are new to the fleet. This fee covers regular maintenance of the bicycles. Check-out Process: You will be asked to review program expectations and complete a liability waiver. Hardcopies will be available to sign when you pick up your shared bike. For short-term use, you can check out a bike at Outdoor Pursuits (OP) Monday/Friday, noon-6:00 pm or Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00-6:00 pm. The OP staff will try to match available bicycles with your expressed needs. For semester-long use, you will…

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February 2017

Writing Resistance with Terry Tempest Williams

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kulynch Auditorium, Byrum Center, 1834 Wake Forest Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 United States
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From February 6-9, Terry Tempest Williams will visit the Wake Forest University campus. Williams is a well-known writer, naturalist, and advocate for wild places. Throughout her life, Williams has published books of numerous genres, including poetry, nonfiction, documentary, essay collections, as well as children’s books. On top of this, Williams was a Guggenheim Fellow, and has won a number of prestigious conservation and literary awards. On Tuesday, February 7, Williams will deliver a public lecture and book reading that is free and open to the public. The lecture will be in the Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium and will begin at 6:00 p.m. To attend, RSVP via EventBrite. A reception hosted by the sponsoring academic units will follow. For questions about the workshop or other events please contact Luke Johnston (johnstlf@wfu.edu) for more information. Williams's visit is sponsored by the Provost's…

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