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Proposals funded: Johnson, Rejeski, Thonhauser

Dan Johnson

Johnson

Congratulations to Dan Johnson, associate teaching professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH Academy: 2015: has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Low intensity exercise intervention in perpheral artery disease” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01HL122846-01A1 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Northwestern University (WFU funding agency).

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor physics, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Improving Hydrogen Storage with van der Waals Density Functional Theory” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

May 2015 faculty and staff milestones

Congratulations to Kathy J. Hines for 30 years of service to the University. Hines is assistant to the dean at Wake Forest University School of Law. Find out who else is celebrating a milestone anniversary.

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President Hatch receives Chief Executive HR Champion Award

nathan.hatch.300x175President Nathan Hatch has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2015 Chief Executive HR Champion Award. Recognizing that what makes an institution great are its people, this award honors a president or chancellor of a higher education institution or system who has demonstrated significant support for the institution’s human resources function.

CUPA-HR selected Hatch as the recipient because of Wake Forest’s strategic investments in the areas of employee wellbeing, leadership development, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement. CUPA-HR recognized that, in his 10 years at the helm of Wake Forest, Hatch has prioritized the resources and support necessary for the University’s human resources team to put plans into action.

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Wake Forest in ‘Class of 2016’ for reaffirmation of accreditation

The University is evaluated on nearly 100 standards including those areas pictured in this slide.

The University is evaluated on nearly 100 standards, including the areas above.

Wake Forest is in the process of completing a reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) — the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

Phil Handwerk, director of institutional research describes the process as an opportunity for self-examination that touches the entire University.

“The reaffirmation process allows us to look at how well we are doing at sustaining and supporting our institution and to determine what things we would like to improve to help us better meet our educational objectives and support the University’s mission,” says Handwerk.

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April 2015 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in April 2015:

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Provost’s office spring grants

The Provost’s Office awarded the following grants for spring 2015:

Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus:

  • Amanda Gengler and David Yamane, Health Inequalities: Social Foundations and Social Consequences, $3,360.00
  • Ulrike Wiethaus, Margaret Bender, Ross Griffith, A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University, $5,000.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence:

  • Angela Mazaris, Wake Forest LGBTQ Alumni Conference, $10,000.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation:

  • John Pickel, Art Department Trip to Washington, DC, $6,403.
  • Neil Walls, Muslim-Christian Dialogues: An Egyptian Pilgrimage, $12,000.
  • Kyle Denlinger, ZSRx WakeHistory: A Massive Online Learning Event for Connecting with and Contributing to our Institution’s Story, $20,000.

For more information, please visit http://provost.wfu.edu/current-faculty/faculty-resources/grants-and-funding/

Staff appreciation ‘Luau by the Falls’ scheduled for June 24

unnamedEat, listen to music, play games and bask in the sun. Come join your fellow staff members for some tropical fun!

The Staff Advisory Council and THRIVE invites all staff members to the 2015 Wake Forest Staff Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 24.

Drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Waterfall Field located in lower Reynolda Village and enjoy:

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Campus wireless computing network upgrade tonight

This evening, May 20, between 6 and 9 p.m., Information Systems will perform an upgrade to the campus wireless computing network.

What is changing?

  • WFUadmin, WFUstudent, WFUfacultystaff wireless will no longer exist. A single option, WFUwireless, will replace the three options. The wireless login process will remain the same.
  • WFUvisitor sponsor portal will have an upgraded look and feel. The Web address will remain the same: https://netguest.wfu.edu/
  • After 9 p.m. on May 20, a new service at https://mydevices.wfu.edu/ will allow users to connect devices to WFUvisitor that were not able to connect prior to the upgrade. This means that you can now connect your Smart TVs, Roku boxes, Google Chromecast, gaming systems, Apple TVs and other devices to the wireless network. You can only register one of these devices at a time using this new service.

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Faculty development award

Rais1M. Raisur Rahman of the history department has been selected as the next recipient of the Nathan and Julie Hatch Prize for Academic Excellence. Rahman will spend a week at the Summer Research Institute conducted by Harris Manchester at Oxford University to work on his research proposal, “Bombay Muslims: A History of Diversity and Cosmopolitanism in Modern India.”

Previous recipients of the Nathan and Julie Hatch Prize include Sam Gladding (CNS), Thomas Frank (HST) and Kendall Tarte (ROM).

April 2015 faculty publications

Ekstrand, Eric. (English). Laodicea. Omnidawn. April 2015. Winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize

Miller, Marc L., & Ronald F. Wright. (Law). Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, 5th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. January 2015.

Miller, Marc L., & Ronald F. Wright. (Law). Criminal Procedures: The Police: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, 5th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. February 2015.

Miller, Marc L., & Ronald F. Wright. (Law). Criminal Procedures: Prosecution and Adjudication: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials, 5th ed. (Aspen Casebook Series). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. February 2015.

Mulcahy, C.M., D.E. Mulcahy, and D.G. Mulcahy. (Education). Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education (Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series). Routledge. January 2015.

Palmiter, Alan R. (Business). Corporations: Examples & Explanations, 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. February 2015.