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Wake Forest news for faculty and staff


O’Keeffe exhibit opens Aug. 18; faculty, staff may reserve two free tickets

This is a guest post from Reynolda House Museum of American Art:

Tickets for Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, coming later this summer to Reynolda House Museum of American Art, went on sale to the public May 30. The exhibition will be presented Aug. 18 through Nov. 19 at the museum, which is the exhibition’s sole venue in the South.

Faculty and staff of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may reserve up to two free tickets (one for the employee and one guest) for any one day. University employees may purchase additional tickets for the same day. You will be asked to show your Wake Forest University identification card when you arrive.

Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 6

The 2017 Staff Appreciation Picnic will be held June 6 at BB&T Field.  Called “Tailgate at McCreary Tower,” the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Staff Advisory Council and the Office of Wellbeing invite all staff members to attend.

On the menu will be: burgers, hot dogs, wings, pulled pork, veggie burgers, salads, desserts and more.

A number of games, including lawn games, are planned.

In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, the Staff Advisory Council is also sponsoring a book drive on behalf of Mineral Springs Elementary School.  New or gently used children’s books are requested.

Faculty and staff happy hour April 27 at Reynolda Hall

This message was emailed to faculty and staff April 27 by the Office of the Provost:

Please join Provost Kersh and your university colleagues for a faculty and staff happy hour in the Reynolda Hall Green Room today, Thursday, April 27, from 4-5:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there as we thank you for all of your work this year at Wake Forest.

Lavender Graduation to celebrate LGBTQ students April 26

Wake Forest will honor graduating LGBTQ students at its fourth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on April 26 at 6 p.m.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the event to be held in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.

An estimated 25 undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized at Lavender Graduation this year.

More details.

Hof Milam to present annual financial update on April 26

This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on April 24 by Communications and External Relations:

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Hof Milam, Executive Vice President, will give his annual financial update to the University on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

He will review the Wake Forest budget for the next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  The Senate enthusiastically invites all students, staff and faculty to attend.

Miller to deliver A.C. Reid Chair Inaugural Lecture

Christian B. Miller

Christian B. Miller, A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, will deliver the A.C. Reid Chair Inaugural Lecture on April 25.

The topic of Miller’s lecture will be “The Neglected Virtue of Honesty: Is Anyone Honest These Days, and What Does ‘Honesty’ Even Mean?”

Miller will speak at 4 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium with a reception to follow in the Philosophy Library (Room B 316) in Tribble Hall.

In his presentation, Miller will focus, in part, on the philosophical question of what makes someone an honest person.  He will also speak on recent studies in psychology on cheating.

The lecture is supported by the A.C. Reid Fund.

‘Big concerts’ bring music, ministry to campus April 22

Two faith-based singing groups at Wake Forest will bring ministry and music to campus April 22.  The Wake Forest Gospel Choir and Chi Rho, the all-male Christian a cappella group, will perform in separate concerts.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

More information.

Financial update on University to be presented April 26

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Executive Vice President Hof Milam will give his annual financial update to the University on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

He will review the Wake Forest budget for next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  The Faculty Senate enthusiastically invites all Wake Forest students, staff and faculty to attend.

TechXploration set for April 18

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

TechXploration showcases the campus use of technology, allowing faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement, and creative endeavors at Wake Forest.

This event is Tuesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Room 401 of the Benson University Center. Each presenter will have a table to display a poster board, presentation materials and/or their technology. Attendees are invited to walk around and learn more about the exciting use of technology on the Wake Forest campus any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Register to win a GoPro Hero5! Refreshments provided.

Wake Forest’s Denim Day to be observed April 13

Wake Forest’s Safe Office is sponsoring Denim Day at Wake Forest on April 13 in support of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The Safe Office, which provides crisis response and ongoing support services related to sexual assault and interpersonal violence, is encouraging people on campus to wear denim clothing on April 13.  Stickers that illustrate support for Denim Day are available from the Safe Office in Benson University Center, Room 414.  The stickers can be work by Denim Day supporters.

“If you take a photo of you or your colleagues participating in” Denim Day, send them to Safe Office staff, according to Beth McCollum, Safe Office coordinator.  In particular, send a photo to