April 24th, 2015 | Events
Wake Forest is hosting a charity 5K Walk/Run for Sexual Assault Awareness on Sunday, April 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the $15 fee will benefit Family Services Inc. Register on Davis Field. The event is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Title IX Office, Army ROTC, the Safe Office and the Women’s Center.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.
April 23rd, 2015 | Events, University Announcement
Campus Information and Enrollment Sessions provide opportunities to enroll for benefits at several convenient locations. Today’s April 23 event will be held at the University Corporate Center, Room 1009, from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming sessions are scheduled at the Benson University Center, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Farrell Hall, as well as for Reynolda House and Graylyn staff.
If you are unable to attend a face-to-face presentation, you may view an on-demand session and enroll anywhere with Internet access between now and Friday, May 1.
April 23rd, 2015 | University Announcement
By Madeline Stone, News and Communications Intern
Ten seniors will remain at Wake Forest following graduation as Wake Forest Fellows, working in the President’s Office, Information Systems, University Advancement and in other offices around campus.
Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional graduates with a chance to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time University employee for a year. In addition to working with top administrators in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.
“I am excited about welcoming aboard this class of new Fellows,” said Marybeth Wallace, special assistant to the President. “They are a tremendously talented group and they’ve been involved in every aspect of the life of Wake Forest and making it a better place. My hope for them is that they continue to learn all they can as Fellows and that they grow personally and professionally.”
The Wake Forest Fellows for 2015-16 are:
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April 21st, 2015 | Events
Wake Forest seniors Jordyn Albritton and Ariel Hawley will be laying down tarps on Davis Field and providing a variety of canvases, acrylic paints and brushes for students, faculty and staff to use to make artwork as part of “Campus Canvas.” The event will be held Thursday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. on Davis Field
“Campus Canvas” will provide space for members of the Wake Forest community to take a break during the school and work week for relaxation and community building.
“Jordyn and I both enjoy painting as a hobby but we lacked the time or place to engage in this type of artistic activity,” said Hawley. “We hope this event will provide a fun, creative outlet for Wake Foresters, regardless of ability.”
Campus Canvas is sponsored by Wake Forest’s ‘Thrive’ program — a campus-wide, comprehensive approach to wellbeing featuring eight branches including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual. This month, Wake Forest is focusing on emotional wellbeing on campus.
April 20th, 2015 | University Announcement
The Annual Benefits Enrollment period for benefits-eligible Reynolda Campus faculty and staff will take place April 20 through May 1. You will need to enroll if you are changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s), covering an eligible spouse or same-sex domestic partner on the Medical plan, and/or planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account.
Human Resources will host the Benefits Fair on Tuesday, April 21, in Benson 401, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, the department will hold Campus Information and Enrollment Sessions at convenient locations throughout the enrollment period.
Please visit the Annual Benefits Enrollment web page for details about the enrollment process and schedule of events. During the enrollment period, you may contact the Benefits team at email@example.com or 336.758.6404. Please continue to contactAskHR@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.4700 for all other HR questions.
April 20th, 2015 | University Announcement
Hosted by Wake Forest’s Athletics Department, the Special Olympics will be held this week on campus for three days—April 21, 22 and 23.
During this time, Special Olympics athletes will arrive in large numbers in buses. Traffic will be heavy on campus.
Although no roads will be closed, police officers will be directing traffic and pedestrians in front of Reynolds Gym and Manchester Athletic Center. Parking lots M and L will be closed to accommodate the loading and unloading of participants for this event. Lot M is located between Reynolda Hall and Reynolds Gym; Lot L is between Reynolds Gym and Manchester Athletic Center.
The Special Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 through 23 in Kentner Stadium.
April 17th, 2015 | University Announcement
Mary Foskett, Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion, will lecture on “Biblical Studies and the Humanities: Reflections on Past Practices and New Directions” on Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. at the Kulynych Auditorium at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.
Foskett joined Wake Forest in 1997. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biblical studies and is the director of Wake Forest University’s Humanities Institute. Her publications include, A Virgin Conceived: Mary and Classical Representations of Virginity, Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian American Biblical Interpretation, and a forthcoming essay in The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament.
Foskett serves on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and as Chair of Council for the Society of Biblical Literature.
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April 16th, 2015 | University Announcement
Christine Borst, PhD, LMFT, Associate Director, Center of Excellence for Integrated Care in Cary, NC.
The counseling department’s annual continuing education seminar will be held on Friday, April 17, from 1-4:30 p.m. This year’s spring seminar, “Integrated Care—Is It For You?,” will feature Dr. Christine Borst, associate director of the Center for Excellence in Integrated Care in Cary, N.C.
The event will be held in Carswell Hall, Room 208. Registration is free to University students, faculty and staff. For additional information or to register for the seminar, contact Louise Schatz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Borst holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Purdue and a Ph.D. in medical family therapy from East Carolina. Prior to joining the Center of Excellence team, she spent nearly two years working in a rural community health center to set up and implement an integrated care model. Her research interests include brief behavioral interventions for use in medical settings, and identification of the needs of children and their families in rural integrated care.
The seminar schedule is as follows:
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April 15th, 2015 | Events
The 6th Annual Senior Showcase, a program that honors up to five undergraduates in their final year at Wake Forest for exemplary honors theses or projects, will be held on April 21 at 3 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium.
The Showcase was founded in 2010 upon the suggestion of a former Wake Forest undergrad who was impressed by his fellow students’ research and disappointed that there was no platform for sharing their work broadly with the campus community.
Faculty advisors nominate students for the Showcase, and the nominees are reviewed by a panel of five library faculty judges. Up to five students are selected, one per division of the College. Since the program began, the library has had 53 faculty from 20 departments nominate students.
A list of the 2015 student presenters and their projects can be found here.
More information, including the criteria, links to articles about past Showcases, and a video can be found here.
April 10th, 2015 | University Announcement
Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services will soon be conducting a mass casualty drill to test campus resources in case of a serious accident.
Those on campus during the morning of April 11 will likely see a simulated incident and student EMTs responding to the incident. The incident will include patients with varying degrees of simulated injuries. Emergency vehicles will be on campus and some traffic may occur. The drill will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On the same day, Wake Forest University will be testing its outdoor alert equipment that is part of the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system. Anyone outside on campus will likely hear chimes followed by test messages announcing an active shooter, an armed intruder, a tornado or other threatening weather. This test will occur between 10 and 11 a.m.
No action is required by anyone who hears these test messages. If an actual emergency were to occur, the numerous test messages would not be used.
Anyone with questions about the mass casualty drill or testing may call emergency manager August Vernon at 336-758-3377.