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December 2014: Faculty and staff milestones

Annemarie Buwalda, a faculty assistant in the law school, is celebrating 25 years at Wake Forest! See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for December 2014.

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Marsh appointed one of seven Associate Reporters

t_marshWake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh has been appointed as one of seven Associate Reporters to work on the first comprehensive Restatement of Property Law for the American Law Institute (ALI).

The Institute, through a careful and deliberative process, publishes restatements of various law and propositions for legal reform. The purpose of a restatement is to provide clarity for courts as to the meaning of different laws. Marsh will have primary responsibility for the volume entitled “Titles and Transfers,” which will tentatively include title recording, real estate transactions and mortgages.

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Miller Center bridge/sidewalk temporarily closed

The Miller Center bridge/sidewalk will be closed (no access), beginning Wednesday, Dec 17 and will remain closed until Friday, Dec. 19.

Construction crews will be making utility connections in this location and all pedestrian access will be restricted for safety purposes. Pedestrians should use the upper gate on the concourse to Kentner Stadium to access campus from Lots U, U2, U3 and V or can choose to park in an alternate location on campus.

Coach Manning announces faculty & staff Appreciation Day

This message was sent to faculty and staff on behalf of Basketball Coach Danny Manning:

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During my short time at Wake Forest I have appreciated the focus on health and well-being as well as the commitment to build community and spirit across campus.

We want to help make Wake Forest a special place by encouraging communication and engagement with one another. To assist with this goal, I would like to invite you to attend our home basketball game at the Coliseum at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22 versus Bucknell. Each faculty and staff employee will receive tickets and Wake Forest Athletics t-shirts for their immediate family.

Tickets will be distributed starting at 5:30 p.m. at tables marked Faculty/Staff in the Coliseum’s main lobby. Staff and faculty may come to the tables to show their Wake Forest ID card to request the number of tickets needed for their family.

I hope to see you at the game. Go Deacs!

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A message from Facilities and Campus Services:

To conserve energy over the winter holiday period, the facilities department will be implementing a temperature setback program of campus buildings starting the night of Dec. 23 until the morning of Jan. 2.  The setback program will maintain building temperatures at no less than 55 degrees during the holiday period. Since the University will be largely unoccupied during the nine day period, we anticipate the lower temperatures will not cause undue hardship. At the same time, this program will generate significant cost savings through reduced energy consumption. The program has saved over $241,000.00 in energy costs over the last six years.

Beginning at 2 a.m. on Jan. 2, heating systems will gradually return the buildings to comfortable conditions. We intend for all buildings to be at 70 degrees by the time employees arrive at work on Jan. 2. Facilities technicians will arrive early on that date to ensure building heating systems reactivate as scheduled.

Staff or faculty who intend to visit or work on campus during the holiday period are advised to wear appropriately warm clothing and consider bringing a light jacket or sweater to work.

For departments that would like an exemption from this temperature setback for justifiable cause, please contact Ed Bullington at bullinew@nullwfu.edu or 758-3913 as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting this effort to save energy during the holiday period.

‘Myths about Female Leadership’

charlotte.centerWake Forest’s Charlotte Center and The Charlotte Observer recently sponsored a discussion on “Myths about Female Leadership” featuring some of Charlotte’s top business leaders.

Panelists included Susan DeVore from Premier, a health solutions company headquartered in Ballantyne; Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good; Rodgers Builders CEO Pat Rodgers; and Andrea Smith, global head of human resources at Bank of America. Observer publisher Ann Caulkins was the moderator.

Participants answered questions on topics such as asking for a raise, mentoring, dispelling stereotypes and taking chances.

Read The Charlotte Observer’s “Charlotte female CEOs offer leadership insights” for an overview of the discussion.

Cross country trails closed Dec. 15 through Jan. 9

A message from Facilities and Campus Services:

As part of the McCreary Fieldhouse Project, improvements are being made to the cross country trails. These include re-grading and leveling the trails. New soil and washed stone will be added to improve the surface of the trails. This work will be done over winter break, so all of the cross country trails will be closed from Dec. 15 – Jan. 9.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, contact Wendy Wooten at 336-758-5689.

Responses from Imam Griggs and Chaplain Auman

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The following is an open letter to the Wake Forest community from Imam Khalid Griggs, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life:

It is with heartfelt emotion that I express my genuine appreciation for the overwhelming expressions of support that I have received in the aftermath of the unconscionable act directed at me, and by default, Muslim Life at Wake Forest University. The student initiated flower and card campaign has led to literally dozens of flowers, plant arrangements, and cards being delivered to my office door by students, faculty, staff, food service workers, campus police, and campus administrators. These deliveries often cause my eyes to water, especially when students, heretofore unknown to me, hand me cards or flowers while tearfully articulating their sorrow and regret that such an incident had occurred. Frequently, an entire departmental staff has brought me tidings of support.

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November faculty publications

Cunningham, Patricia M., & James W. Cunningham. (Education). Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards: 20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades. Solution Tree. August 2014.

Leonard, Bill J. (Divinity). A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United States. Abingdon Press. November 2014.

Wiethaus, Ulrike. (Religion). German Mysticism and the Politics of Culture (American University Studies – Theology and Religion series). Peter Lang. September 2014.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). The Philosophies of Richard Wagner. Lexington Books. September 2014.

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