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Faculty Open Lab on multimedia set June 8; Staff may attend

This is a guest post from the University’s Instructional Technology Group:

A Faculty Open Lab opportunity for multimedia development inspired by campus needs and requests from faculty will be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Staff with an instructional multimedia need are also welcome to attend. The walk-in lab is hands on and held in individual recording rooms.

This open lab will provide faculty with hands-on personalized instruction in the development of multimedia for student learning. Staff will have microphones, cameras and some specialized software on hand. Projects are ideal for Flipped Classroom or Homework Help.

Faculty will share their instructional needs and our lab facilitators will assist in technology selection as well as organization of materials. Learning objects developed during this open lab can be loaded into Sakai, Google Drive, YouTube or other area of your choice for student retrieval.

Please bring your Wake Forest-issued laptop and any existing instructional materials. This open lab is walk-in between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. We will be located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s suite of study rooms directly across from the circulation desk. Registration is optional but will assist us in obtaining an accurate head count. (http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/10165).

Questions: Sarah McCorkle, Instructional Technology Group (mccorks@nullwfu.edu 758-4818)

Wake the eBooks Festival happening in June

This is a guest post from Library Partners Press and the Wake the eBooks Festival:

Library Partners Press is pleased to announce the program and schedule of events for the upcoming Wake the eBooks Festival, to be held on Friday, June 3, in Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Now in its second year, the Festival brings librarians and publishers together to demonstrate both the fine art of content curation and the simple science of sharing.

Festival registration is free, but closes soon, so please do reserve your spot today.

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April 2016 faculty publications

Janovy, John, Jr., & Gerald W. Esch, Eds. (Biology). A Century of Parasitology: Discoveries, Ideas and Lessons Learned by Scientists Who Published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014. Wiley-Blackwell. March 2016.

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). The Creative Arts in Counseling, 5th ed. American Counseling Association. February 2016.

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). The History of Wake Forest University: Volume 6. Library Partners Press. March 2016.

Henderson, Donna A., & Charles L. Thompson. (Counseling). Counseling Children, 9th ed. Brooks Cole. August 2015, reported April 2016.

Newman, Joel S., & Dorothy Brown. (Law). Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems, and Materials, 6th ed. West Academic Publishing. April 2016.

O’Connell, Monique, & Eric R. Dursteler. (History). The Mediterranean World: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon. Johns Hopkins University Press. April 2016.

 

Work begins on the campus network upgrade

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

Beginning Wednesday, May 18, and continuing through October, 2016, Information Systems staff and contractors will begin work to upgrade the existing computing network hardware in campus buildings. Information Systems will coordinate the schedule through key contacts in each building. The work is expected to continue through the end of October.

Benefits:

  • These upgrades will provide a more robust core infrastructure by increasing the backbone network connectivity speeds.
  • The wireless network coverage in academic and administrative buildings will be improved.

During the upgrades:

  • Building occupants will experience a variety of network connectivity disruptions.
  • Detailed information concerning timing, duration, and impact of the network disruptions will be communicated.

Here is the calendar with the schedule of building upgrades. Bookmark this site as it will be updated regularly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 336-758-4357 (HELP) or help@nullwfu.edu.

May 2016 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones in May 2016:

1 year

Anibal Steve Armas; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Soccer – Men

Samuel Thomas Binkley; Senior Project Manager; FACS: Project Management

Kimberly McRae Couch; Budget and Admin Coord; Sustainability

Elizabeth Joyce Dam-Regier; HR Project & Comm Specialist; Human Resources

Casey Davis; Development Officer; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Kimberley A Gaines; Treasury Analyst; Financial & Accounting Service

Raina Gandhi; Assoc Dir, MA Mkt Read/Employ; WFUSB-MA Program Admin

Dustie Nichole Lanier; Director of Development; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Michael Timothy Maedjaja; Sr Business Systems Analyst; Finance Systems

Logan Patrick Roach; Development Officer; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Thomas Antol Truskowski; Exec Director of Development; Advancement:Business Schools Develp

Rolisa Harris Tutwyler; Liaison for ED & Business Mgr; Pro Humanitate Institute

5 years

Michelle Diana Dalrymple; Financial Aid Officer; WFUSB-Enrollment Management

Brett Thomas Hewitt; Asst Dir, Facilities Systems; FACS: Support Services

Elizabeth McCurry Johnson; Reference Librarian; Law: Professional Ctr Library

Shonda R. Jones; Assoc Dean, Admission & St Svc; Divinity School

William Paul Kane; Digital Publishing Admin; Digital Publishing

Amy Beth Knudson; Assoc Dir, W-S Open/Event Mgmt; Athletics: WS Open

10 years

Carol Thorne Prillaman; Accounting Assistant; Graylyn: Admin & General

Sean C. Seney; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services

Nan Graham Smith; Project Coordinator; Advancement: VP Office

Carol J. Weaver; Police Officer; University Police

20 years

Amy Lamy; Senior Data Warehouse Analyst; Finance Systems

Grenville Hanington Nichols; Security Guard; Graylyn: Admin & General

John Garren Owen; Director, Building Operations; WFUSB-Information Services

Jonathan Micheal Rollins; Information Security Architect; IS: CIO

25 years

David G. Davis; Associate Director; FACS: Landscaping Services

88.5 WFDD wins regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

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This is a guest post from 88.5 WFDD:

88.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest University, has won two 2016 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

88.5 WFDD won Best Hard News Reporting for “Dan River Spill: Long-Term Impact Unknown” by Keri Brown. The story focused on the Dan River one year after a nearby coal ash site dumped more than 39,000 tons of waste into the water. Brown spoke to environmentalists who say the final toll could take years to find out.

The 88.5 WFDD News Team also received the award for Best Newscast:12:04 p.m. July 14, 2015, which included coverage of the “Selma” march in Winston-Salem to protest the state’s voting laws, and redistricting Greensboro’s local government.

RTDNA has been recognizing outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. It is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism, and represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable, and digital media in more than 30 countries. The Edward R. Murrow Awards are given annually, with entries judged by peers in the industry.

“We’re grateful for this award recognizing the hard work we’ve been doing in our news department,” said Emily McCord, News Director at 88.5 WFDD. “We have been deepening our commitment to bringing more local news to our listeners and we’re delighted our peers have taken notice.”

88.5 WFDD competes in a region that includes large-market radio stations in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Regional winners automatically advance to the national competition, the results of which will be announced in June.

88.5 WFDD, Public Radio for the Piedmont, is a broadcast service of Wake Forest University and is the only public radio station of its kind located in the Piedmont Triad. It broadcasts news, information, and public affairs programming covering the arts, people, and institutions in the area from its Winston-Salem studios. The state’s charter NPR® member, 88.5 WFDD is the longest continuously-broadcasting public radio station in North Carolina.

88.WFDD announces WAKE Radio broadcast on HD3 channel

correct WFDD logoThis is a guest post from 88.5 WFDD:

88.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest University, recently announced that it will begin broadcasting WAKE Radio on its HD3 channel. WAKE Radio is Wake Forest University’s student-run college radio station. WFDD General Manager Tom Dollenmayer said that bringing WAKE Radio onto the HD3 channel will save money for the university and expose WAKE Radio to a wider audience.

Over the last year, 88.5 WFDD has assisted WAKE Radio with upgrading its systems to provide more consistent programming and provided guidance and broadcast instruction to WAKE Radio student managers. “We’re excited to continue our commitment to student engagement through our work with WAKE Radio,” said Dollenmayer.

Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh said, “It’s big news that WFDD is broadcasting Wake Radio on HD3; as a longtime fan (my brother was a Wake Radio deejay back in the 1990s), I’m thrilled that Wake Radio will expand its reach . . . and that our students have a chance to work even more closely with the brilliant professionals at WFDD.”

WAKE Radio can now be heard 24/7 on WFDD HD3 via online streaming or an HD Radio, and will soon be available on iTunes Radio.

88.5 WFDD, Public Radio for the Piedmont, is a broadcast service of Wake Forest University and is the only public radio station of its kind located in the Piedmont Triad. It broadcasts news, information, and public affairs programming covering the arts, people, and institutions in the area from its Winston-Salem studios. The state’s charter NPR® member, 88.5 WFDD is the longest continuously-broadcasting public radio station in North Carolina.

Biology professor and students win national competition

Wake Forest biology professor Gloria Muday, Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Gloria Muday

Biology professor Gloria Muday, and students Bethany Pan and Par Ranjbar, both senior biology majors, recently won an international contest, the Plant Teaching Tools competition, sponsored by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

In Muday’s fall semester course, Pan and Ranjbar developed teaching tools (slides and accompanying text) that can be used in high school and college level biology courses to teach about the effects of climate change, drought, and water deficit on plants. Together this team is editing these tools and combining them with active-learning exercises that highlight how agricultural researchers use traditional plant-breeding and genetic engineering approaches to yield plants with increased drought tolerance.

This teaching tool will be peer reviewed and appear in the ASPB published journal entitled “The Plant Cell.”

“Participating in research and contributing to a research focused journal article is a valuable learning process for students,” Muday said. “Developing tools to be used in teaching is a complementary way for students to learn to be teacher-scholars.”

Proposals funded: Carroll, Katula, Marsh

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to Dave Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Novel Energy Harvesting Fabric” has been funded by the Army Research Office (ARO) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Streamline Automation (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Jeff Katula

Katula

Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Maya Angelou Center for Health-Project 1-(WFUHS PI:Bertoni)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health & exercise science, and Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Project (CLIP II)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4R18HL076441-10.

Meet Wake Forest’s bike-riding parking enforcement officer

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This is a guest post from the Office of Sustainability:

Wake Forest’s new parking enforcement officer, Kathy Kullman, is much like others in the Parking and Transportation Office.  She strives to be friendly and approachable throughout the day to those she meets on the job. But, there is something different about her.

What sets her apart is not hard to notice.  Her favorite means of getting around campus is human-powered. Kullman is often on a bicycle when she is on the job.

Kullman has committed to biking throughout a significant portion of her workday. After previously working as a bicycle patrol officer for a school in California, it was a “no-brainer” when Alex Crist, director of Parking and Transportation, asked about her preference on biking.

“Having a parking enforcement officer on a bike is great for our campus,” says Crist. “We are saving money on fuel, reducing our carbon footprint, and providing an invaluable resource of increased accessibility to our campus community.”

Parking enforcement officers can, unfortunately, generate negative perceptions at times. Enabling officers to patrol on a bike can help break down these barriers and increase engagement with community members. Kullman, who has been on her bike for approximately one month, recalls countless positive interactions with students, faculty and staff while biking. One such interaction involved a faculty member applauding her for her efforts.

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