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Nominations for ‘Employee of the Year’ open through Oct. 1

Each year, Wake Forest presents two staff ‘Employee of the Year’ awards to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the University community. Faculty and staff members are invited to submit nominations by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

All staff employees who work at least 1,000 hours annually with five or more years of continuous University service are eligible for nomination.

Staff Advisory Council representatives will review the nominations and select the award winners. Recipients will be recognized with a plaque and $1,000 at the Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  

A dessert reception will also be held on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall to honor these recipients. All are invited to attend.

Call 336.758.4700 or email AskHR@wfu.edu with any questions.

Campus Garden weekly volunteer hours

20120725garden5622Come out to the garden this week to help harvest the end of the summer produce including okra, cantaloupes, basil and peppers and start planting for fall.

Students, faculty, staff and family members are welcome. To schedule a volunteer group session in the garden, contact Araceli Morales-Santos and Akua Maat at campusgarden@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest campus parking lot closures Thursday – Saturday

A message from Facilities and Campus Services on parking lot closures 

Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to parking locations noted below.

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot N will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot N prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • Lot N will be closed all day.

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Faculty publications: August

Escott, Paul. (History). Lincoln’s Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle Over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era. University of Virginia Press. August 2014.

Young, Julian, Ed. (Philosophy). Individual and Community in Nietzsche’s Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. August 2014.

CER recognized for outstanding work and expertise

forestry101.300x175Communications and External Relations (CER) has had an impressive year thus far. From award-winning publications to photos to speeches, CER continues to be considered an international leader among peer institutions and in the design and communication industries. In recognition for outstanding work and expertise, CER was recognized by the following organizations:

Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE

Advancement’s premier international awards program, Circle of Excellence recognizes the work of CASE members, acknowledging superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.

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Women’s ‘Basketball 101 Clinic’ set for Sept. 14

20140408manning0488Wake Forest head basketball coach Danny Manning and his staff cordially invite women from all over the Triad and surrounding areas to join them for the inaugural “Danny Manning Women’s Basketball 101 Clinic” on Sunday, Sept. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at the LJVM Coliseum.

The cost of the clinic is $40 per person. Faculty & staff from Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are eligible for a discounted rate of $30 per person. Proceeds benefit the Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital and Christmas shopping for families in need.

The deadline to register for the event is Friday, Sept. 12. Reservations are limited to the first 250 women, so sign up today!

Register online or call Sarah Davis in the Wake Forest Sports Marketing office at (336) 758-3878 to register by phone.

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Secrest Artists Series begins Thursday

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A message from Professor of English Scott Klein

As the artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series, I’d like to welcome you to the 2014-15 season. The Series is committed to presenting nationally and internationally known performing artists to our University and to our larger community.

Admission for faculty, staff, and students is free: this makes the Secrest Series unique among U.S. University arts series.

There is no need to request season tickets in advance. Faculty, staff and retirees, along with one guest, will be admitted to performances upon presentation of a valid Wake Forest ID. Additional tickets for events are available at community prices, which are posted on our website.

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WakeUnited: Live United Allison McWilliams

20111010mcwilliams4344For the last four years, Allison McWilliams has been involved in the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of the United Way as a volunteer, donor, and since 2012 as a member of the county-wide steering committee.

McWilliams (’95) is director of the Mentoring Resource Center at Wake Forest and understands better than most people how vital it is to our community to meet the WLC’s mission of educating, engaging and empowering women to meet the most pressing needs of Forsyth County.

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Special shuttle for University Corporate Center for ‘Thrive’ event

A special shuttle has been arranged today to bring staff from the University Corporate Center to Manchester Plaza so that they may participate in activities associated with the kick-off of Thrive, the University’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing.

The shuttle will operate continuously from UCC to Manchester Plaza from 2:45-6:15 p.m. In addition, the Gray Line will operate as usual, providing transportation between UCC and campus (but on its usual schedule).  The Thrive activities will run from 3-6 p.m. on Manchester Plaza.

Raper named University Counseling Center’s interim director

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After a total of 37 years in the University Counseling Center, with 28 years serving as its director, Marianne Schubert began a phased retirement on June 30, 2014.

Schubert will remain as a staff psychologist for the upcoming academic year and will retire on June 30, 2015.

James Raper has been named interim director. Raper joined Wake Forest as a staff counselor in 2002 and has most recently served as the Counseling Center’s associate director.

The University will launch a national search in September for the next director of the University Counseling Center. Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life Adam Goldstein will lead the search.