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Parking lot closures for ‘Project Pumpkin’

Project Pumpkin will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29. In order to accommodate buses that will be loading/unloading children from the community, closing of partial parking lots is required. Whenever parking lots are closed for event parking, carpooling is a smart option to consider as it saves gas and time looking for a parking space.

Parking Lot Closures/Restrictions: The inner perimeter (parking spaces closest to the sidewalk) of parking Lot P will be closed. School buses will be loading/unloading in this area. Please use caution.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options: Parking Lot J, located behind Collins and South Residence Halls, is available for faculty, staff and general parking. This lot is the least utilized on campus and should provide parking throughout the day. Parking Lots A, Q and Wake Forest Rd. in front of the Chapel have routine openings on a daily basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558.

Project pumpkin

pumpkins.300x175Kick-off your Halloween festivities at the 26th annual Project Pumpkin on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 3-6 p.m.

Project Pumpkin, an annual service event for children from the Winston-Salem community, is put on by Wake Forest students, faculty and staff who offer a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience. This year’s festival will have a “Space Jam” theme based on the 1990s Looney Tunes movie featuring basketball great Michael Jordan.

The children of faculty and staff are welcome to attend the festival and see the spirit of Pro Humanitate in action. In addition to student-run carnival games, many departments will have a booth with a fun game or activity for your child to enjoy. The festival will be crowded, so please make sure that your child is supervised at all times.

Want to learn more? Please visit the Project Pumpkin website or contact Victoria Lawton, student publicity chair.

Learn about enhancements to ‘Deacon Depot’

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Benson 401, staff from procurement services, accounts payable, and finance systems will be on hand to answer questions for a day of discovery surrounding Deacon Depot.

The event is designed to make the Deacon Depot experience more effective and efficient.

Attendees will  have the opportunity to get to know key suppliers, learn about new procurement opportunities within Deacon Depot and participate in mini-training sessions. This year, there are some new internal service provider catalogs such as Campus Life Van Rentals, Parking and Transportation and the Reynolda House.

Refreshments and fabulous prizes will be up for grabs! There’s no need to register.

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Stand for unity and respect

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‘We Stand for Unity and Respect’ (Sept. 30, 2014)

Members of the Faculty Fellows program invite all faculty, staff and students to join a demonstration of support for diversity, inclusion, dignity and respect. They will stage the fourth and final photo in the series on the steps of Wait Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 11:50 a.m.

The “We Stand for Unity and Respect” photo campaign has grown organically over the last month. The idea originated with a group of Faculty Fellows, who have continued to foster dialogue about important campus issues in the six first-year student residence halls as well as in their classrooms. Each week the number of people in the photo has increased through word of mouth and social media.

“The ‘We Stand for Unity and Respect’ campaign has become a symbol for the campus culture we want people to associate with Wake Forest,” said Vice Provost Lynn Sutton. “The University is working at a number of levels to ensure that each and every member of our community feels like their contributions are valued. Wake Forest provides the ideal setting to explore societal issues in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

'We Stand for Unity and Respect' photo Sept. 16

‘We Stand for Unity and Respect’

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‘We Stand for Unity and Respect’ (Sept. 23, 2014)

Flu shots rescheduled

Due to Hit the Bricks and other conflicts, the seasonal flu shots for faculty, staff and retirees have been rescheduled as follows:

  • Oct. 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Benson Center, Room 401
  • Oct. 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Benson Center, Room 401
  • Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Farrell Hall, Colloquium (FH352)
  • Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., University Corporate Center, Room 1018
  • Oct. 23, 1 – 4 p.m., Graylyn, Management House, Room #3

For more information, visit the Professional Development Center website.

‘Unbroken Circle’ to launch United Way Kickoff, Sept. 30

United Way logoMembers of the Wake Forest community are cordially invited to participate in the WakeUnited Kickoff  on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Reynolda Hall Green Room. WakeUnited is the University’s October campus campaign to benefit the United Way of Forsyth County.

The Unbroken Circle – a musical group featuring Wake Forest faculty, staff, students and others – will launch the event at 3:45 p.m.  WakeUnited chair Mary M. Dalton, professor of communication, and President Nathan O. Hatch will have brief remarks about the campaign at 4:15 p.m. Afterward, enjoy ice cream with colleagues until 4:45 p.m.

The United Way brings together local businesses, agencies and individuals to work together for the benefit of all in Forsyth County.

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The Leadership Project with former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

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On Wednesday, the University welcomes former United States Senator and distinguished author, George J. Mitchell to campus for participation in The Leadership Project.

This initiative is designed to celebrate the many ways leadership development is taught and inspired at Wake Forest and to engage members of our community with compelling personal leadership stories from a wide range of experiences and perspectives.

Mitchell will participate in a discussion with 300 student leaders from all areas of the University, including the College and the Schools of Business, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Students for the invitation-only event were nominated by faculty and staff.

The talk will be available via live stream Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at lead.wfu.edu and will be archived on the site for future access.

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Chinese photo exhibition to debut at Wake Forest

Hope of Thick Rope invitationIn 2011, junior business and enterprise management major Ying’er Jin helped create a project in his home country of China called ”Hope of Thick Rope,” an annual photography display and fundraising effort.

This year’s focus is on the social customs of the people of Gansu Province’s desert region and the efforts of students from Hangzhou to bring attention to the need for greening of the desert. The project has received national renown within China as it seeks to draw attention to rural China and the socio-economic disparity that exists within the country.

The Center for Global Programs and Studies and the  Z. Smith Reynolds Library are hosting an opening reception for faculty, staff and students on Monday, Sept. 29, from 4-5:30 p.m. to welcome the student representatives accompanying the exhibit.

The photographs will be on display in the library atrium through October 10.

Locklair’s ‘Autumn Impromptu’ to be performed at Wake Forest

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Dan Locklair’s Autumn Impromptu will be performed by guitarist John Kossler (’11) on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

The performance is part of a series of events honoring Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Pablo Neruda. Wake Forest is the first of eight organizations worldwide hosting events from 2014 through 2016 as part of Seis Miradas por latinoamerica (Six Perspectives on Latin America) — an international multidisciplinary program organized to promote the richness of Latin-American culture through the arts and literature. Other participants include the Inter-American Development Bank, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

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