December 11th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
This message is from Gale Sigal, vice president of the Faculty Senate:
The Faculty Senate has invited President Nathan Hatch to address us at 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 (Wednesday) in DeTamble Auditorium. This will be an open meeting and all are invited. President Hatch has offered to answer questions, so do prepare any that you’d like to ask. Questions may also be sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for anyone who would like to do that or for anyone who cannot make the meeting.
Please make every effort to join us for this important event and invite your colleagues to come along!
December 9th, 2013 | Events
The following message is from President Nathan Hatch:
I am pleased to invite you and your family to the 2013 Reynolda Campus Holiday Party for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-6 p.m. This year’s event will be held at The Barn and promises to be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season in the company of fellow Wake Foresters. With holiday arts and crafts stations, festive food, and a visit by Santa Claus, the gathering will be particularly fun for young children.
This year, we will also be adding a bit of Pro Humanitate to the event by collecting nonperishable food goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Collection boxes will be stationed near the Barn entrance to accept your nonperishable canned or boxed food donations.
The Barn is located near Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls and WFDD. Shuttle service will be provided on a continuously circulating route. Look for special Holiday Party Shuttle Stop signs in the Benson University Center traffic circle, by the entrance to Wingate Hall in Lot P, and by the Wake Forest Road entrance to Lot W1.
Questions: Please contact Jim O’Connell in the Office of the President at ext. 4061 or email@example.com.
December 6th, 2013 | Events
Looking to give back? Several opportunities are available at Wake Forest:
The Angel Tree
The Angel Tree is in Benson University Center on the second floor outside the food court. Each year, the Volunteer Service Corps student organization partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Potter’s House to provide holiday gifts for children who would otherwise go without.
The program depends on members of the university community who adopt the angels in order to provide holiday cheer for these nearly 150 children. The Angel Tree gifts were originally due Thursday, Dec. 5, but the deadline has been extended to Dec. 11. Please contact Meg Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org or VSC adviser Shelley Sizemore at email@example.com for more information.
Gifts for Kids
Wake Forest Athletics and WGHP (FOX8) are partnering for the fourth consecutive year to bring the Gifts for Kids initiative to the Joel Coliseum for the Deacons’ basketball game against Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 7. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game. Fans will receive a free ticket to the game with the donation of a new toy with a retail value of $10 or greater.
All donations will be collected by The Salvation Army and will be given to children in the Winston-Salem area. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, WFDD (88.5), the NPR affiliate station licensed to Wake Forest, is partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. in a campaign to support both organizations. This three-way partnership results in necessary funds for WFDD and support for the Food Bank’s Backpack Program, combatting childhood hunger.
This program sends food-insecure children home from school each Friday with a backpack full of nutritious food to sustain them over the weekend.
During the WFDD Backpack Campaign, corporate sponsor Ralph Lauren contributes a backpack of food to the Food Bank for each pledge received by WFDD, up to a total of 800 backpacks. WFDD will be on the air Dec. 11-12 for this campaign. More information is available at the WFDD website, wfdd.org, where real-time tracking of the number of backpacks raised is also available.
December 6th, 2013 | Events
Wake Forest biologist Miles Silman will speak on “Real-World Sustainability in Winston-Salem: Solving today’s Environmental and Energy Challenges” at a Dec. 10 event at Wake Forest Biotech Place. Free and open to the public, the event will be presented by the Technology Council of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Online registration is requested.
Silman is professor of biology and director of the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. He will offer an overview of the Center, discuss how it is generating novel technologies in the areas of sustainability and explain how it is taking them out of the lab and into applications in the real world.
The event will start at 9 a.m. Following Silman’s presentation, there will be a 15-minute period for attendees to ask questions. The program will be held in the auditorium. At 10 a.m., there will be free coffee, light snacks and a networking opportunity in the atrium.
Silman’s talk is part of the Tech Council’s Speaker Series, which features discussions on topics related to Winston-Salem’s innovation-based economy. In part, the events are intended to offer opportunities to meet people involved and interested in developing Winston-Salem’s future.
Wake Forest Biotech Place is at 575 N. Patterson Avenue in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Parking is available in the lot directly north of Biotech Place.
The Tech Council’s Speaker Series is sponsored by Cook Medical, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
December 4th, 2013 | Events
More than 30 faculty, staff, students, retirees and others will be showing their creative side and offering handmade items for sale at the ninth annual Artisans’ Fair on Friday, Dec. 6. The fair will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Benson University Center, room 401.
Vendors must be Wake Forest faculty, staff, students or relatives, but the fair is open to the community. There is no charge to attend. Cash and checks will be accepted, and door prizes will be given.
The fair is now a Wake Forest tradition, with new vendors sprinkled among some who have shown every year.
Below is a full list of vendors and their products for the 2012 Artisans’ Fair:
- Ruth and Lawrence Smith – corn bags, tobacco stick stars, bluebird boxes, blankets, food trays, wind chimes
- Adriana Granados – jewelry made from nuts and seeds
- Kimberly Bowers — paintings, photography, oyster shell art
- Maria Tompkins – beaded jewelry, hand-knit scarves
- Jane Williams – pottery
- Cynthia Leonard – wheel-thrown pottery
- Christopher O’Neill — woodwork tables, shelves, storyboards, mirrors
- Debbie Deheck – birdhouses, butterfly houses, lighted Christmas trees, canned goods (pickles, salsa, peppers, etc.)
- Gale Newport – baked goods and peppermint candy
- George Holzworth — wood-crafted items
- Gloria Stickney – WFU products, quilts
- Bruce & Angela King (Enno Farm) — hand-spun wool yarn, needle-fetted ornaments, washed wool
- Zella Johnson – Hand-knitted dish clothes and knitted ruffle scarfs
- Reynolda Gardens — customized evergreen wreaths made with natural materials by the Gardens staff
- Renza Wallace – alpaca-designed garments
- Kelley Dietz – handmade jewelry and gifts
- Betty Hauser – salsa, apple butter, chow-chow, Russian tea, cookies, etc.
- Sarah Lischer — mosaics made with vintage china (and more), such as frames, planters, mirrors
- Kathy Kron – handmade jewelry & handbags
- Deirdre Honaker — stained glass
- Jessica Burlingame – Teacup bird crafts
- Joanne Clinch — greeting cards, prints, hand-painted monogrammed canvas
- Teresa Jackson – “Teka Bag” purses, accessories, earrings, headbands, scarves
- Paul Ross – Woodworking
- Gary Hardwerk — necklace pendants
- Ashley McCulloch – Fabric crafts, aprons, tote bags
- Lanie Ehlinger — Moravian star ornaments, hand-embroidered tea towels
- Christie Otten — jewelry, pet bedding
- Sara Gonzalez — all-natural, handcarfted, homemade artisanal soaps
- Penny Wilson — jewelry
- Denise & Steve Griggs — customized art using repurposed windows and doors
December 2nd, 2013 | Events
The next few weeks at Wake Forest will be filled with a variety of holiday-related events, including these on campus:
- Lighting of the Quad from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, on Hearn Plaza
- Holiday Plant Sale at Reynolda Gardens from Dec. 4-21
- Holiday Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Brendle Recital Hall
- Artisans’ Fair from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in 401 Benson
- Lovefeast at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Wait Chapel
- Reynolda Campus Holiday Party from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in The Barn
- Breakfast with Santa every Sunday in December (and Dec. 14 & 22) at Graylyn
See the University Calendar for more events »
In addition, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host several holiday events (as well as being decorated for the holidays through Dec. 31):
- Candlelight Guided Tours (Dec. 5-7): Offered on the half-hour between 4:30-7 p.m. Hear stories about the Reynolds family’s holiday traditions, period decorations and an organist playing carols on the historic home’s original Aeolian organ. Also on view in the dining room will be Katharine Reynolds’s monogrammed china, rarely displayed in a table setting.
- Carolina Brass Holiday Concert (Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.): Taking audiences on a musical sleigh ride through favorites of the season. Formed in 1997, the group engages the audience with humor and virtuosity, which is infused throughout their performance.
- “A Christmas Memory“ (Dec. 15, 3 p.m.): A longstanding Reynolda House holiday tradition, Robin Voiers performs William Voiers adaption of Truman Capote’s autobiographical story of his childhood holidays spent with his cousin.
Advance purchase to all Reynolda House holiday events is recommended. For more information and details on ticket prices visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150.
November 22nd, 2013 | Events
Provost Rogan Kersh and the Wake Forest deans invite you to a faculty and staff happy hour in the Bern Beatty Colloquium (third floor) in Farrell Hall. The event will be Monday, Nov. 25, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Please join your colleagues from across campus for fellowship and fun!
November 22nd, 2013 | Events
Dan Locklair’s “In the Autumn Days” will be performed by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (David Hagy, music director and conductor) as part of its Thanksgiving Family Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. in Varick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College (701 West Monroe Street) in Salisbury, N.C.
Locklair is composer-in-residence at Wake Forest, as well as a professor of music.
Locklair writes, “’In the Autumn Days (A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra)’ was composed during the spring of 1984. It is dedicated ‘To the memory of Wriston Locklair (1925-1984),’ whose distinguished career as a critic included writings for Musical America and Opera News. His impact on my life was very significant.” Read Locklair’s complete notes.
Adult tickets are $18, students $4, and children 8 and younger $2. For tickets and more about the November 24 event, call 704.637.4314 or visit http://www.salisburysymphony.org/.
November 21st, 2013 | Events
Please join Provost Rogan Kersh and senior vice president for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest. The event will be Friday, Nov. 22, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401.
Campus Connections is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the Provost, Deans and other administrators discuss current events at the university.
This month’s Campus Connections will feature:
- Mark Petersen, vice president of advancement, who will present on the next steps of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest;
- Penny Rue, vice president of campus life, who will present her vision of campus life for Wake Forest.
November 20th, 2013 | Events, Staff News
The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Benson 401 C/D. All WFU staffers are encouraged to attend.
The meeting will feature two guest speakers:
- Financial and Accounting Services will present on exempt PTO tracking in Novatime.
- Penny Rue, the vice president for Campus Life, will speak about what’s new in her area and provide insight into the new Director of Wellness position.