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Get social with the LGBTQ Center this fall

logo-300x300-1Throughout the semester, the LGBTQ Center hosts events and classes for the WFU community. The LGBTQ Center is located in Benson University Center, Room 218. All are welcome.

Welcome Back Pizza Party
At 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, join the LGBTQ Center for a Welcome Back Pizza Party. Reconnect with friends, meet new people, check-in with LGBTQ Center staff, and enjoy pizza.

Safe Zone
Four Safe Zone Trainings are scheduled for fall 2014. Safe Zone Training helps faculty, staff and students learn how to serve as allies to the LGBTQ community. The trainings are three and a half hours. Participants consider key ways to create a more inclusive campus. Click here to register for Safe Zone Training.

Coffee Hour
Each Thursday throughout the fall semester at 3 p.m. the LGBTQ Center hosts Coffee Hour. Coffee Hour is a casual time to enjoy conversation and meet new people. The host for Coffee Hour varies weekly. Departments, student groups, or individuals who would like to host a Coffee Hour may fill out this form, and the LGBTQ Center program coordinator will help secure a date.

Hallberg to teach drawing class at SECCA

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents “Ways of Looking: Summer Drawing Retreat” on Thursday, Aug. 14. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at SECCA. Registration is required.

Wake Forest University professor and artist Leigh Ann Hallberg will lead the workshop on observational drawing. “The retreat will focus not only on the artist’s relationship with subject matter,” say Hallberg, “but also on the subject matter’s relationship with materials and methodologies.” Chiaroscuro, careful observation, blind drawing, visual communication and line quality are a few of the topics that will be discussed throughout the evening.

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The science of beets and heart health

beet.juice.300x175New evidence shows consuming foods high in naturally occurring nitrates like beets and collard greens may have benefits ranging from blood vessel health to enhancing physical performance.

The Translational Science Center will host an expert discussion on how high nitrate foods affect hearth health, physical performance and blood pressure on May 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Porter Byrum Center. The panel discussion will be followed by a more in depth seminar on recent discoveries on the role of dietary nitrates/nitrites on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

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Emily Neese to speak at SAC meeting

emily.neese.100x100Emily Neese, associate vice president for strategy and operations, will update the Staff Advisory Council on the Strategic Resource Initiative at the SAC’s April 22 meeting.

Open to all staff, this important SAC meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium. For more information about the SAC, visit sac.wfu.edu.

Provost invites faculty and staff to gather at Zick’s

Zick's logo with pizzaFaculty and staff are invited to another “get-together/happy hour” in the Provost’s series of informal gatherings.

The event will be held at Zick’s on Monday, April 21, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the old Post Office location on Hearn Plaza.

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

5th Annual Senior Showcase honorees announced

senior-showcase-2014-announcementThe Z. Smith Reynolds Library is pleased to announce selections for the 5th annual Senior Showcase program recognizing exemplary senior research theses and projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates in their final year. Four students have been selected to present their research on Tuesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404.

The honorees are:

  • David Inczauskis, “A Theoretical Analysis of the Historical Dialectic between Latin American Liberation Theology and Catholic Social Teaching”
  • Rachel Cumbest, “Constructing Identity: Homer’s Articulation of Three Questions Which Become a Literary Trope for Later Authors in ‘Knowing Thyself’”
  • Ryan Whittington, “Arnold Schoenberg: ‘An Intelligent Man and a Terribly Curious Man’”
  • Christopher Earle, “Mission Impossible? An Economic Analysis of Guilford County’s Distinctive Pay-for-Performance Plan”

Event details and registration are available here.

LGBTQ Center hosts inaugural ‘Lavender Graduation’

lav grad inviteThe LGBTQ Center will hold Wake Forest University’s first Lavender Graduation Celebration on April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Auditorium. The ceremony will celebrate LGBTQ students and allies who have contributed to the rich diversity of our campus community.

J. Robby Gregg Jr. (’83) will be the keynote speaker. Gregg is a nationally recognized diversity expert with more than 20 years experience in designing and executing multi-platform diversity strategies in the areas of organizational management, human resources, communication and marketing, and corporate responsibility. His expertise includes developing workplace inclusion initiatives that increase opportunities for professionals from all segments of society, especially those with disabilities.

Students need to register to be honored.

Milam to discuss University budget

Hof MilamAt the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Hof Milam will present his annual address to the University on April 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center. Milam, senior vice president for administration and finance, will speak on the University’s budget for next year, as well as the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Staff, faculty and students are invited to the presentation.

Wake Forest Law Review hosts ‘Law as Violence’

lawschoolThe Wake Forest Law Review will host its Spring 2014 Colloquium, “Law as Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation,” on April 10-11.

The colloquium will kickoff at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, with a poetry reading by M. NourbeSe Philip from “Zong!,” in the Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium.

Roundtable discussions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, in Wait Chapel’s Lower Wingate Auditorium.

The keynote speaker, Professor Jonathan Simon of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, will give his presentation at 1 p.m.

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Campus Connections

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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 University. 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.

Campus Connections will be held April 4 in Benson 401 from 8:45 – 10 a.m.

  • John Wise, associate vice president, hospitality & auxiliary services, will present on the evolution of the campus dining program.
  • Katie Winokur, marketing intern, Wake Forest Properties, will provide information on the happenings of Reynolda Village.
  • Dave Clawson, head coach, Wake Forest Football, will discuss the future of Deacon football.