March 26th, 2014 | Staff News
Beth Montplaisir, Natascha Romeo and Lavi Wilson recently presented a workshop entitled “Sustainability through Collaboration” at the Southern College Health Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta on March 14.
The presentation focused on the importance of institutionalizing opportunities for clinical and specialty student health service staff to interact and collaborate with a variety of university and community colleagues beyond the health umbrella. These interactions enhance collaboration among diverse groups and increase internal and external funding, which ultimately positions health centers as vital leaders on campus awareness and access to services.
March 24th, 2014 | Staff News
James Byrd, manager of the Deacon OneCard Office, has earned the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential from APPA.
Certification as a Certified Educational Facilities Professional validates the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field. Byrd is the first person to receive this credential at Wake Forest.
“By obtaining the CEFP, it assures the individual and their institution that they have established a thorough and applied understanding of the best management practices related to educational facilities,” said J. Thomas Becker, chair of APPA’s Board of Educational Facilities Professionals Certification.
“The CEFP credential is an exciting new standard for educational stewardship. It represents core knowledge, talent and skill, underscoring accountability and commitment to growth and mastery,” said Lander Medlin, APPA executive vice president. “By earning the CEFP designation, James shows his superior mastery and commitment to his work, his institution and his colleagues.”
March 20th, 2014 | Staff News
Ten seniors will remain at Wake Forest following graduation as Wake Forest Fellows, working in the President’s Office, Information Systems, University Advancement and in other offices.
Each fellow will be a full-time University employee for a year. In addition to working in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with top administrators and faculty to learn about higher-education administration.
The Wake Forest Fellows for 2014-15 are:
- Joseph Belangia: Information Systems
- Le’Ron Byrd: Z. Smith Reynolds Library
- Zach Garbiso: Office of Personal & Career Development
- Rebecca Gleichenhaus: START Gallery
- Blake Harrison: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
- Logan Healy-Tuke: Advancement
- Paige Horton: Campus Life
- John Allen Riggins: President’s Office
- Kimberly Quick: Provost’s Office
- Muhammed Siddiqui: Dean of the College
Established by the President’s Office in 2008, the fellows program grew out of the University’s Strategic Plan as a way to provide highly capable graduates a chance to work in higher-education administration for a year.
March 18th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in February 2014:
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March 14th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
See a list of faculty and staff milestones in March 2014:
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March 4th, 2014 | Staff News
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is soliciting nominations for new members. The SAC, formed in 2006 by President Hatch, is an advisory body tasked with strengthening communication between the staff and administration at Wake Forest University.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on March 24.
Nominations will be accepted online at http://apps.sac.wfu.edu/secure/nominations. Enter your WFU username and password to access the site.
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March 4th, 2014 | Staff News
Jessica Francis, assistant director, study abroad, has been selected to attend the Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit on March 30 in San Diego.
Francis is one of 20 future leaders who will participate in a full-day, hands-on workshop led by experts in the field of international education. Fully funded by Diversity Abroad and CIEE, the Summit will allow participants to learn concrete ideas for driving change at their home institutions while enjoying an opportunity to share best practices.
Francis was nominated based on her work at in supporting diverse student populations throughout the study abroad process.
Last year, Wake Forest University was awarded an IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in recognition of its Magnolia Abroad Access Program (MAAP) for study abroad. The Institute of International Education (IIE) awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among its 1,100 member institutions.
MAAP is a collaboration between Wake Forest’s Center for International Studies and the University’s Magnolia Scholars Program for first-generation college students.
March 3rd, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
On Feb. 22, Wake Forest volunteers and other members of the community worked together to clean Odd Fellows Cemetery at an event organized by David Davis, manager of landscaping services.
Odd Fellows was created in 1911 and served as the only burial site for black residents for years. Since the 1950s, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair.
Davis organized the service project through the North Carolina Branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society. He was inspired by the story of Deltra Bonner, whose aunt’s gravesite was recently rediscovered.
“I felt led to do something,” Davis said.
Volunteers sowed grass, planted 2,500 flower bulbs and cleared away litter. They also worked to remove a tree that fell last June.
James Clyburn, president of the Friends of Odd Fellows Inc., appreciated the volunteers’ efforts. “It’s very exciting to see people to come out and help clean up a cemetery that’s been in disarray for over 30 to 40 years,” he said.
Derrick Boone, associate dean for the Masters of the Arts in Management program at the University, brought his son to the event to teach him the value of service and history. Dedee Johnston, director of the Wake Forest Office of Sustainability, organized students to volunteer at the event. “This is a culturally significant site,” she said. “This is a great opportunity to bring some dignity back to the space.”
Read the full story in the Winston-Salem Journal.
February 25th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
Would you like to participate in an upcoming GateKeepers workshop? The GateKeepers Workshop Series was developed to equip each member of our community with the intercultural skills that are necessary for working in a diverse and inclusive environment. To date, more than 1,200 faculty, staff and students have participated in the program. Click here to learn about some of their experiences.
Registration for GateKeepers 1, 2 and 3 is now available, and we welcome you to sign up today. If you have already completed the workshop series, please share this email with others and/or register for a refresher.
GateKeepers 1: Enhancing Our Community Through Inclusion
(Lunch & Learn)
March 27 | Reynolda Hall 301, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Register at https://pdc.wfu.edu/event/7590/
GateKeepers 2: Cross-Cultural Conflict & Dialogue
February 27 | Benson University Center 401, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
April 11 | Benson University Center 401, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at http://pdc.wfu.edu/events/769/
GateKeepers 3: Contact Theory & Dialogue
(Lunch & Learn)
April 21 | Reynolda Hall 301, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register at http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/7591/
February 24th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
Reynolda Village invites all faculty and staff to Wake the Village on Saturday, March 1. Shop, dine, and explore while enjoying exclusive discounts upon showing a Deacon Onecard:
- 15% Off at Village Tavern (excluding alcoholic beverages)
- 15% Off Dinner at Silo (excluding alcoholic beverages)
- 10% Off Breakfast & Lunch/15% Off Dinner at Pane e Vino
- 15% Off & FREE Truffle with Purchase at Black Mountain Chocolate
- 10% Off at Gourmet Olive Branch
- 10% Off Selected Artwork & Accessories at Village Smith Galleries
- $25 Off a Purchase of $100 or more at J.McLaughlin
- 20% Off at Monkee’s of the Village
- 10% Off at The Little General
- 50% Off Any One Service at European Touch Day Spa (Coupon to be used anytime)
- 20% Off at K-9 Doggie Bakery & Boutique (excluding Dog & Cat Food)
- 20% Off a Painting or Pottery Session at Uncorked Masterpiece
- 20% Off Any Full Price Item at McCall’s
- 15% Off at M. Christopher