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McGalliard elected president-elect of of housing officers group

C48F5644Donna McGalliard has been elected president-elect of the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), a regional affiliate of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I). McGalliard is associate vice president for campus life and dean of Residence Life and Housing.

The association represents the dedicated professionals of higher education student housing within the 10-state region. McGalliard will begin her term as president in February 2017 and continue to serve the organization as past president beginning in February 2018.

SEAHO’s mission advances excellence in housing programs and staff by promoting best practices, networking, professional development and involvement opportunities.

McGalliard joined the Wake Forest staff in 2000. She earned a bachelor of arts in communications from North Carolina State University, a master of education in higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a doctorate in higher education administration from Florida State University.

Retired dean Robert Shively

This message was e-mailed to faculty and staff on July 28 by Communications and External Relations:

We are saddened to announce that Robert (Bob) Shively, who helped found the Babcock Graduate School of Management and later served as dean, died on July 18.

He served as dean from 1982 to 1988 and was a Wake Forest faculty member for many years.  He retired in 1998.

We grieve Dr. Shively’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Additional information about Dr. Shively appeared in a recent Winston-Salem Journal obituary.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

Karrie Gibson Dixon to be ACE fellow at Wake Forest

KDixon 2014Karrie Gibson Dixon, an administrator with the University of North Carolina system, will be at Wake Forest during the 2016-17 academic year as a fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE).

Dixon, vice president for academic and student success for the 17-campus UNC system, will work on a variety of projects at Wake Forest with Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam.  As an ACE fellow, she will be on campus several days each month.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration. Thirty-three Fellows, nominated by the senior administration of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

The program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. Dixon will focus on an issue of concern to the UNC system while spending the next academic year working with Wake Forest administrators.

Dixon has served as the UNC system’s vice president for academic and student success since 2014. In that role, Dixon serves as UNC’s chief student affairs officer and leads student success initiatives; oversees efforts to increase student access and retention; and fosters innovative collaborations among the UNC system, the N.C. Community College System, the state’s independent colleges and universities, and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.  Dixon has been instrumental in leading many projects and policy changes that have positively impacted students throughout the University and statewide.

Greek Alumni Advisory Board established

In August 2015, the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Division of Campus Life brought together a diverse group of alumni representing various fraternity and sorority organizations to hear about what is happening in Greek life at Wake Forest and across the nation, and to talk about ways that the student experience here can be strengthened. Among the solutions proposed at that gathering was the creation of an advisory board relating to the fraternity and sorority experience at Wake Forest.

Now, the newly established Greek Alumni Advisory Board (GAAB) aims to serve as a bridge between alumni and the University in order to educate alumni about fraternity and sorority life today and to positively influence the student experience. The board also wants to support and strengthen the role of chapter advisors, as the University recognizes chapters with strong advisers tend to make better decisions.

The mission of the GAAB is: “Connecting yesterday’s and today’s Greeks to strengthen the spirit of Pro Humanitate.” Members include:

  • Alfred Adams (’68, JD ’73, P ’01), Winston-Salem, N.C., Sigma Chi
  • Lucy Anderson (’94, MBA ’99), Charlotte, N.C., Alpha Delta Pi
  • Martin Baker (’99), Winston-Salem, N.C., Kappa Alpha
  • Adrienne Myer Bohannon (’02), Seattle, Wash., Delta Delta Delta
  • Mike Ford (’72), Winston-Salem, N.C., Sigma Chi
  • Camille Wilkerson French* (’93), Winston-Salem, N.C., Delta Sigma Theta
  • Nate French (’93), Lewisville, N.C., Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Jane Claire Jacobi (’05), Charlotte, N.C., Delta Zeta
  • James Ivory (’85, P ’17), Seven Devils, N.C., Theta Chi
  • Gordon Kammire (’79, MD ’83, P ’18), Lexington, N.C., Kappa Sigma
  • Leslie Danese Kammire (’82, MD ’86, P ’18), Lexington, N.C., SOPH
  • Alicia Lee (’02), Houston, Tex., Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Molly Welles Lineberger* (’82, MA ’15, P ’15), Winston-Salem, N.C., Fideles
  • Shannon Bozoian Mihalko* (’92), Winston-Salem, N.C., Strings and Pi Beta Phi
  • Reid Nickle (’15), Washington, D.C., Kappa Alpha
  • Mike Queen (’68, P ’94), Wilmington, N.C., Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Jeff Richardson (’87), Newport, Ky., Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kim Boatwright Shirley (’85, P ’13, P ’13, P ’17), Raleigh, N.C., SOPH
  • Lisa Snodgrass (’95), Atlanta, Ga., Thymes and Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Andrew Snorton III (’93), Snellville, Ga., Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Rob Wall* (’98), Winston-Salem, N.C., Kappa Alpha
  • David M. Warren (’81, JD ’84, P ’13), Raleigh, N.C., Kappa Alpha
  • Bill Wells (’74), Winston-Salem, N.C., Sigma Chi
  • Tycely Williams* (’97), Alexandria, Va., Delta Delta Delta

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Proposals funded: Ballard, Kim-Shapiro, Rejeski

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Linear and multiyear techniques for data analysis has been funded by the US Department of Energy and by [subaward/subcontract from] Sandia National Laboratories (WFU funding agency).

Daniel Kim-Shapiro

Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Storage lesion in banked blood due to disruption of nitric oxide homeostasis” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4R01HL098032-08 and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Pittsburgh (WFU funding agency).

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAHEAD-E (Action for Health in Diabetes Biostatistics Research Center Continuation/Extension)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 2U01DK057136-17 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: King, Marsh, Zhang

King

King

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Oxidation-Sensing Probes to Evaluate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Injury” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation and Neuromuscular Function in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Zhang

Zhang

Congratulations to Ke Zhang, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Determination of a Novel Epigenetic Silencing Mechanism” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R15GM119105-01.

Tragic and troubled times

A message from Nathan O. Hatch, President

The wave of tragic and troubling events of recent days in our country has brought me back to another tumultuous time: the spring and summer of 1968.

I remember it well because I was a college senior about to graduate. I remember the night of April 5 when Julie and I had planned to go into Chicago for an event. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated the day before in Memphis, and that night, Chicago seethed and exploded: a 28-block stretch of Madison Street was left largely in ruins; 36 major fires were reported; 11 people were killed; 48 were wounded by police gunfire and 90 policemen were injured. In two days 2,150 people were arrested. Thousands of Army troops were sent in to restore order.

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Faculty publications: June 2016 updates

Boyer, Tina Marie. (German & Russian). The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature (Explorations in Medieval Culture series). Brill. June 2016.

Gilreath, Shannon, & Lydia Lavelle. (Law). Sexual Orientation and Identity: Political and Legal Analysis. West Academic. May 2016.

Krcmar, Marina, David R. Ewoldsen, & Ascan Koerner. (Communication). Communication Science Theory and Research: An Advanced Introduction. Routledge. May 2016.

Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education completed

Bowman Gray Center for Medical EducationOn Tuesday, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced completion of the new medical education building for the Wake Forest School of Medicine. The Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education opened in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem after an 18-month renovation of a former Reynolds American tobacco manufacturing plant.

The timing of the opening coincides with Wake Forest School of Medicine introducing one of the most advanced medical school curricula in the country. It allows medical students to prepare for real-life experiences in the most modern of settings: from outpatient clinic to trauma center bay, complete with the new informatics and technologies used in patient care today.

Edward Abraham, Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine, said the facility was designed with the next generation of physician-leaders in mind.

“We are preparing a collaborative, highly skilled health care workforce that is better prepared to respond to our community’s health needs,” said Abraham.

President Nathan Hatch said, “Dr. McConnell and Dean Abraham’s vision for the future of medical education is complemented by the intersection of tradition and innovation that defines the school’s new location. This building, which will literally and figuratively bring medical and liberal arts education together under one roof, greatly enhances opportunities for closer collaboration among our students and deeper engagement within our community.”

In 2017, Wake Forest will offer undergraduate programs in biomedical sciences and engineering on the south side of the building, adjacent to the School of Medicine.

Read more about the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education and take a virtual tour.

 

Law school announces associate dean and faculty promotions

As of July 1, the following Wake Forest University School of Law faculty have been promoted to new or existing positions (full stories available through links): Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jonathan Cardi; Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement Kami Chavis; Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Simone Rose; Associate Professor Gregory Parks; and Associate Professor Andrew Verstein.

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