CASE awards presented to University Advancement

Wake Forest’s Office of University Advancement was presented 10 awards in February at the District III annual conference of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) at Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame. The awards were won by three offices within University Advancement: Communications and External Relations, Wake Forest Magazine and Alumni Engagement.

Awards received by Communications and External Relations included a Grand Award, two Awards of Excellence and two Special Merit Awards.

Wake Forest Magazine received a Grand Award, an Award of Excellence and a Special Merit Award.

An Award of Excellence and a Special Merit Award were received by Alumni Engagement.

Categories: Staff News

University to present class on responding to violent situations

There will be four opportunities in March and April for faculty, staff and students to attend a University class titled “Active Shooter Response (Run, Hide, Fight).”  The one-hour class is intended to instruct people on how to respond to an active shooter incident or other types of work place violence.  It stresses awareness, preparation and rehearsal, which are considered by experts to be key to safety in such situations.

The class may be taken on any of the following four dates:

  • 28, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • March 16, 10-11 a.m.
  • April 4, 10-11 a.m.
  • April 25, 1-2 p.m.

The class will be taught in Reynolda Hall, Room 301, by Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon.

Registration is encouraged.  To register, visit the Professional Development Center website.

Comings and goings for January 2018

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in January 2018:

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Categories: Faculty NewsStaff News

Faculty, staff books: 2017

  • Ajami, Riad A., & Jason Goddard. (Business). Global Business: Competitiveness and Sustainability. Routledge. October 2017.
  •  Atchison, R. Jarrod. (Communication). A War of Words: The Rhetorical Leadership of Jefferson Davis. University of Alabama Press. June 2017.
  •  Barnes, Bernadine. (Art). Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time (Renaissance Lives series). Reaktion Books. June 2017.
  •  Brown, Tommy. (Staff, Communications & External Relations). The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money. Zondervan. March 2017.
  • Cheng, T. J., & Wei-chin Lee, Eds. (Politics & International Affairs). National Security, Public Opinion and Regime Asymmetry: A Six-Country Study. World Scientific. June 2017.
  •  Coates, David, Ed. (Politics & International Affairs). Reflections on the Future of the Left (Building Progressive Alternatives series). Agenda Publishing. November 2017.
  •  Dalton, Mary M. (Communication). The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies, 3rd ed. Peter Lang. January 2017.
  •  Dalton, Mary M., & Laura R. Linder, Eds. (Communication). Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies. Peter Lang. January 2017.
  • Eun, Cheol, & Bruce Resnick. (Business). International Financial Management, 8th McGraw-Hill. February 2017.
  •  Fournier-Lanzoni, Rémi. (Italian). Rire de plomb: La comédie à l’italienne des années 70. Presses de l’Harmattan. October 2017.

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Reminder: Test of Wake Alert system set for Feb. 16

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 15 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

This is a reminder that students, faculty and staff will receive test messages starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 when Wake Forest conducts a test of the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system.  The test will not require any action by those who receive the test messages.

The test is being conducted to assure that all aspects of the emergency notification system are operating properly.

The test will consist of the following:

–The outdoor alert system will be activated.  Chimes will be heard.
–A text message will be sent to undergraduate students.  The same message will be sent to graduate/professional students, faculty and staff who have registered to receive emergency messages.  (Information on how to sign up.)
–A message will be placed on the Wake Alert website (  A link to the site will be placed at the top of the University home page (
–An email will be sent to students, faculty and staff.
–A voice mail message will be sent to faculty and staff.
–A message will be placed on the University’s weather/emergency phone line.
–Social media will be activated, particularly the Wake Alert Twitter account (@WakeAlert).

The test will be conducted by the University Police Department and the University’s Office of Communications and External Relations.

Anyone with questions about the test may email University Emergency Manager August Vernon at