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Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 6 at BB&T Field

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.

Staff Appreciation Picnic 2016

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.

Shuttles will run from Reynolda Campus, Graylyn and the University Corporate Center to BB&T Field for those wanting to catch a ride.  Shuttle stops include the following:

–In front of Benson University Center
–Bus shelter at Lot W1 (at corner of Wake Forest Road and Carroll Weathers Drive)
–Behind Graylyn Center
–In front of University Corporate Center.

Parking will be available in the Gold Lot at BB&T Field.

Proposals funded: Clark, Chapman, Thonhauser

Congratulations to Sherri Lawson Clark, assistant professor of anthropology, whose proposal has been funded by Family Services Inc.  The proposal is entitled “PROJECT EVALUATOR FOR THE FAMILY SUCCESS COLLABORATIVE And Ethnographic Application of the Poverty of Resources Model.”

Congratulations to Eric Chapman, manager of instructional resources in the Department of Physics, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH Academy” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Synthesizing New Metal Organic Frameworks with Tailored Physical and Chemical Properties” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Texas at Dallas (WFU funding agency).

Conference dedicated to Prince to feature Jenny Pyke

The world’s first academic conference dedicated solely to musical icon Prince will feature a presentation by Jenny Pyke, assistant teaching professor of English.

Pyke’s presentation is entitled ‘Take Me with You’: Prince and the Musical Space of Female Sexual Desire.” It will be part of the three-day conference May 24-26 at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.

The university’s School of Arts and Media is hosting “Purple Reign: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life and Legacy of Prince.” The university’s partner in the event is the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

Sixty academics from around the world are expected to discuss the lasting impact Prince has had on popular culture. Also, Dez Dickerson, who sang backing vocals and played guitar in Prince’s original band, The Revolution, will also speak at the conference.

“This talk will look at the way many music journalists commemorated sexuality itself in remembering Prince after his death, from personal awakenings to cultural reverberations,” according to Pyke.

A selection of the lectures, panel discussions and presentations will be available to watch during the event via the University’s YouTube channel.

For more information on the conference, visit this site.

Proposals funded: Gross, Marsh, Rejeski

Congratulations to Michael Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Processing High Surface Area, Nanostructured Scaffolds at High Temperatures vis In-Situ Carbon Templating of Hybrid Materials” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Center Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Anthony P. Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Center Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subawar/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Faculty books: April 2017 report

Note: These books were not published in April, but their publication become known to Z. Smith Reynolds Library in April.

Newman, Joel S. (Law). A Short & Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation. West Academic. February 2017.

Von Burg, Ron, Ed. (Communication). Dialogues in Argumentation (Windsor Studies in Argumentation, Vol. 3). Windsor Studies in Argumentation, University of Windsor. November 2016.

Proposals funded: King, Messier, Ross,

Congratulations to Angela King, teaching professor, Department of Chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Congratulations to Stephen Messier, professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, whose proposal entitled “Strength training and running study (STARS)” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Congratulations to James Ross, assistant professor of the practice, Department of Health and Exercise Science, whose proposal entitled “Northwest AHEC Project SEARCH (Student Education, Awareness, and Recruitment for Careers in Health) HES (Cayuse 17-0102)” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Newly-selected College Faculty Fellows announced

The Dean’s Office Digest, an electronic newsletter distributed by the Dean of the College, recently announced the newly-named College Faculty Fellows:

The Wake Forest College Faculty Fellowships honor our exemplary teacher-scholars and teaching professors. This year’s nominees have distinguished themselves as dedicated and successful teachers and mentors in their disciplines. They are all outstanding citizens of our College community. The Dean of the College appreciates the time and detail that Chairs gave to the nomination letters.

Newly-named Fellows:

  • Katy Lack, assistant teaching professor, biology, Bryant/Groves Faculty Fellowship
  • Jennifer Priem, assistant professor, communication, Zachary T. Smith Professorship
  • Amanda Griffith, associate professor, economics, Ollen R. Nalley Faculty Fellowship
  • John Dalton, associate professor, economics, F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship
  • Melissa Jenkins, associate professor, English, McCulloch Family Fellowship
  • Ryan Shirey, assistant professor, English, Wright Family Fellowship
  • Ben Coates, assistant professor, history, Stroupe Faculty Fellowship
  • Qiong Zhang, associate professor, history, Stroupe Faculty Fellowship
  • Staci Hepler, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, AT&T Faculty Fund Fellowship
  • Sarah Raynor, associate professor, mathematics and statistics, Shively Family Faculty Fellowship
  • John Petrocelli, associate professor, psychology, Scott Family Faculty Fellowship
  • Wayne Pratt, associate professor, psychology, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship

 

Faculty/staff books: February and March 2017

Brown, Tommy. (Staff, Communications and External Relations). The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money. Zondervan. March 2017.

Eun, Cheol, & Bruce Resnick. (Business). International Financial Management, 8th ed. McGraw-Hill. February 2017.

Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter, & Christian B. Miller, Eds. (Philosophy). Moral Psychology: Virtue and Character

Scholl elected to American Counseling Association’s council

Mark Scholl, associate professor of counseling, was recently elected to the American Counseling Association’s governing council.

His three-year term begins July 2017.

The governing council establishes the policies that govern the affairs of the association and oversees the association.

The governing council is composed of one representative from each of 20 chartered association divisions, and one representative from each of  four national regions. He will be representing the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Faculty invited to participate in the Magnolias Curriculum Project

This is a guest post from the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability:

Wake Forest faculty are invited to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the 2017 Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome.

This workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability—broadly defined—into our classrooms. Although we start by taking a close look at Wake Forest University and the larger Piedmont region, we invite participants to engage in local to global comparisons.

The Magnolias Project kicks off with a two-day workshop (May 10-11) that will offer opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues. Following the workshop, faculty participants prepare discipline-specific course materials on their own over the summer. They will reconvene in the fall to discuss their insights and experiences. Participants receive a stipend of $500 ($250 upon completion of the workshop; $250 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus).

Applications for the May 2017 workshop will be accepted until April 17, 2016. Click here to apply for the 2017 Magnolias Project.