WFU awards and recognitions briefs

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WFU assistant professor of politics and international affairs wins Best Book Award
Betina Wilkinson, assistant professor of politics and international affairs, was presented with the Best Book Award for Inter-Race Relations at the annual meeting of the Racial and Ethnic Politics Section of the American Political Science Association Sept. 2. Wilkinson’s book is entitled, “Partner or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century.” Her research has been published in several political science and multidisciplinary journals. She joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2010.

American Accounting Association awards WFU assistant professor ‘Best Paper’
Norma Montague, assistant professor of accounting in the Wake Forest University School of Business, received the Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award at the AAA annual meeting in New York City. Montague co-authored “Witnessing Your Own Cognitive Bias: A Compendium of Classroom Exercises” with Rebecca G. Fay of East Carolina University.

The case contains a collection of exercises that enables faculty members to teach students how to identify bias in their own judgements. It highlights five frequently occurring biases that may cloud business judgements, using psychology literature to spark student interest.

WFU’s Clifford named associate dean of students for student conduct
Matt Clifford has been named Wake Forest’s associate dean of students for student conduct. Clifford, who joined Wake Forest’s staff in 2010, previously was director of Residence Life and Housing and director of Campus Life Projects. As associate dean, Clifford will be responsible for the administrative management of the student code of conduct and serve as the primary hearing officer for non-academic reports received by the Office of the Dean of Students.

WFU ROTC cadet attends culture, understanding and language proficiency course in Djibouti
Wake Forest junior Fatima Habboub and U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, attended a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency course with Djiboutian Army cadets in Djibouti, Africa. Habboub was chosen through an application process based on the cadet’s merit, fitness and grades. She was one of 30 cadets selected from universities across the U.S.

During the course, U.S. and Djiboutian cadets dedicated approximately 72 hours to language and cultural exchange, hiked eight miles in the Arta Mountains, completed a course on weapons operations, saw a demonstration of a French obstacle course and visited the French naval base.

WFU music professor’s ‘Gloria’ CD released
Wake Forest Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence Dan Locklair’s “Gloria (Sacred Choral Works)” CD is now available worldwide. The newly-released CD is sold at the University’s bookstore and is also available online through various sources for recordings. Locklair, who is also composer-in-residence at Wake Forest, has composed music that is widely performed throughout the U.S. and around the world. His catalog includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral compositions.

The University’s Fall Choral Concert will feature Locklair’s music as part of a combined appearance by the Wake Forest Concert Choir and the Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble in a program titled All American. Highlights will include performances of Locklair’s Since Dawn, a tone poem for narrator, chorus, and two pianos based on Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning, and the world premiere of Locklair’s newest choral composition, For This Is Love, commissioned by Wake Forest Professor Sam Gladding as a 30th anniversary gift to his wife, Claire. The concert is on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

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