Magnolias Curriculum Project

“Campus as Lab” Pilot Program Engages Students With a Hands-On Approach to Sustainability

2018-11-29T11:37:42+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Academics, Campus As Lab, Campus Garden, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The Campus as Lab Pilot Program engages faculty from all disciplines, inviting students to apply what they learn and solve problems creatively. By Adam Tomasi The undergraduate campus at Wake Forest stands out for its iconic architecture and beautiful landscapes. Right off Polo Road, a few-minute’s walk from the North Campus residences, you will find an [...]

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Infusing Sustainability across the Curriculum

2018-06-04T15:53:09+00:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Where is sustainability in your field? How does incorporating sustainability bolster what you’re already teaching? These are a few of the question 10 Wake Forest faculty members explored during the seventh annual Magnolias Curriculum Project on May 17-18, 2018. Each year, this two-day curriculum workshop aims to develop innovative course components that inspire systems thinking and [...]

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Sustainability across the Curriculum

2017-06-09T16:48:36+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Academics, CEES, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives from [...]

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Apply to Participate in the 2017 Magnolias Project

2017-04-11T15:44:07+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

We invite all Wake Forest faculty to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 10-11, 2017 on the Wake Forest campus.  No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome. […]

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Sustainability course offerings continue to grow

2016-08-29T12:10:10+00:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: Academics, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The fifth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together ten faculty members on May 11-12, 2016, to explore extending sustainability education across disciplines. Ron Von Burg, assistant professor in the Department of Communications, and Luke Johnston, associate professor of Religion and Environmental Studies, facilitated this year’s workshop. The workshop aims to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated [...]

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Campus Sustainability Awards

2015-04-28T12:52:10+00:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

2015 Champions of Change award winners On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, change agents for sustainability across the Wake Forest campus gathered for the Champions of Change campus sustainability awards. The awards program recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability into operations, teaching, and engagement. Dean of [...]

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Choreography: Dance & Nature

2015-03-24T15:27:10+00:00January 5th, 2015|Categories: Academics, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Dance is an increasingly popular art form for the investigation of cultural understandings of nature. Associate Professor of Dance, Christina Soriano, engaged her students in just such an investigation this semester. Soriano, who was a member of the 2014 Magnolias Curriculum Project cohort, modified her Dance Composition class to incorporate sustainability. Soriano challenged her students to [...]

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True Value Meals

2015-03-24T15:28:03+00:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: CEES, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Dr. Angela King, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry My family and I live on a 22-acre farm in Stokes County.  We are serious gardeners. I can’t remember the last time I bought a tomato at the store and I have saved my own okra and basil seeds each year for over a decade.  [...]

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Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought

2015-03-24T15:32:33+00:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

In the spring of 2012 I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Magnolias Curriculum Project. The readings and discussions in the workshop quickly revealed the big questions of sustainability: How does personal behavior and choice relate to global phenomenon? What do we hope to sustain, and who benefits? These issues are not only about [...]

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Sharing Perspectives across Disciplines

2015-03-24T15:33:06+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Eleven faculty members from across the disciplinary spectrum came together on May 13-14, 2014 for the 3rd annual Magnolias Curriculum Project. This year’s workshop was co-facilitated by communications professor Ron Von Burg, an alumnus of last year’s cohort, and Dedee DeLongpré Johnston, the university’s director of sustainability. The aims of the workshop are to build a [...]

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