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WFU Director of Design named President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts

20140121brent2422Brent Piper, director of design in Communications and External Relations (CER), has been elected president of the Triad N.C. chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the professional association for design. AIGA brings together designers and provide resources for the design community.

AIGA Triad N.C. was founded in December 2012. Piper, who was elected in July, will continue to guide and grow the chapter.

“To have a professional group that is able to engage graphic designers in the Triad has been a long time coming,” Piper said. “A lot of hard work has been put into getting it started.  I want AIGA to become a strong force for graphic designers in the Triad and better our community.”

Among Piper’s first duties as president was moderating the INitiative [INHOUSE] Panel Discussion, which brought together creative directors from Krispy Kreme and Under Armor, as well as Wake Forest executive creative director Hayes Henderson, to examine what it means to work as an in-house designer. Piper hopes to hold similar discussions during his two-year term as president.

Wake Forest campus parking lot closures Thursday – Saturday

A message from Facilities and Campus Services on parking lot closures 

Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to parking locations noted below.

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot N will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot N prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • Lot N will be closed all day.

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CER recognized for outstanding work and expertise

forestry101.300x175Communications and External Relations (CER) has had an impressive year thus far. From award-winning publications to photos to speeches, CER continues to be considered an international leader among peer institutions and in the design and communication industries. In recognition for outstanding work and expertise, CER was recognized by the following organizations:

Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE

Advancement’s premier international awards program, Circle of Excellence recognizes the work of CASE members, acknowledging superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.

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WakeUnited: Live United Allison McWilliams

20111010mcwilliams4344For the last four years, Allison McWilliams has been involved in the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of the United Way as a volunteer, donor, and since 2012 as a member of the county-wide steering committee.

McWilliams (’95) is director of the Mentoring Resource Center at Wake Forest and understands better than most people how vital it is to our community to meet the WLC’s mission of educating, engaging and empowering women to meet the most pressing needs of Forsyth County.

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‘Celebration of Life’ planned for Rev. Bob McGee

ThumbnailRev. Bob McGee, Episcopal campus minister at Wake Forest, died in Winston-Salem August 30. Rev. McGee, known to many on campus as Father Bob, served the University community for more than 30 years.

A celebration of the life of Rev. McGee will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Wait Chapel.

More information about the Sept. 6 service is available in an obituary published in the Winston-Salem Journal and on the Hayworth-Miller website.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.

WFU welcomes alumna Malika Roman Isler as Director of Wellbeing

Malika Roman Isler with her family.

Malika Roman Isler relaxes with her family.

Malika Roman Isler (’99) has been named Wake Forest’s first Director of Wellbeing.

A doctoral level-trained health scientist, Roman Isler is currently a research administrator and faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will begin her new role on Oct. 1 with more than 10 years of experience integrating research and programming, developing strategic plans that guide health and wellbeing initiatives, and defining assessment tools to ensure research and program effectiveness.

Roman Isler brings a strong working knowledge of wellbeing as the intersection of emotional, social, physical, financial, occupational, spiritual, intellectual and environmental dimensions of life. At Wake Forest, she will be responsible for coordinating and developing programming for the various aspects of the University’s transformative new approach to wellbeing called “Thrive.” Equal parts education and inspiration, the campus-wide effort – which will be kicked off on Friday, Sept. 5 – aims to give students, faculty and staff the skills, knowledge and perspective to live healthier, balanced lives.

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Raper named University Counseling Center’s interim director

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After a total of 37 years in the University Counseling Center, with 28 years serving as its director, Marianne Schubert began a phased retirement on June 30, 2014.

Schubert will remain as a staff psychologist for the upcoming academic year and will retire on June 30, 2015.

James Raper has been named interim director. Raper joined Wake Forest as a staff counselor in 2002 and has most recently served as the Counseling Center’s associate director.

The University will launch a national search in September for the next director of the University Counseling Center. Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life Adam Goldstein will lead the search.

Tribble’s return to WFU brings Pro Humanitate focus to alumni engagement

mary.tribble.150x225Facilitating meaningful connections for alumni has always been a hallmark of Wake Forest.

Today, with eyes focused on the future and feet rooted in tradition, the University is blazing a new trail in creating and nurturing long-lasting and transformative relationships with our nearly 65,000 alumni, particularly as it relates to our motto, Pro Humanitate.

Mary Tribble (’82) has joined the University Advancement team as Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies to lead Wake Forest in these significant efforts. We are thrilled to welcome Mary back to her alma mater after a remarkable career as a nationally recognized, award-winning special event planner and a sought-after communications consultant.

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Exterior window washing scheduled

Message from Facilities and Campus Services

Facilities and Campus Services is pleased to announce a new three (3) year contract for exterior window washing. The following buildings are scheduled for Phase I of the contract:

Dance Studio
Scales Fine Arts Center
Starling Hall
Byrum Welcome Center and Admissions
Winston Hall
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Presidents House
Olin Physical Laboratory
Salem Hall

Donnie Adams will be scheduling the work and will answer any questions or concerns. You may reach him at 336-758-4599.

Faculty and staff publications: July updates

Faculty Publications

Dinan, John. (Politics & International Affairs). The Virginia State Constitution, 2nd ed. (Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States). Oxford University Press. April 2014.

Hughey, Matthew W., & Gregory S. Parks. (School of Law). The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama. New York University Press. May 2014.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). The Death of God and the Meaning of Life, 2nd ed. Routledge. May 2014.

Staff Publication

Brittenham, Greg (Athletics), & Daniel Taylor. Conditioning to the Core. Human Kinetics. June 2014.