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Proposals funded: Gross, Katula, Miller

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Congratulations to Michael Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Understanding and Supporting Student Intrinsic Motivation in STEM Courses” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Maya Angelou Center for Health-Project 1-(WFUHS PI: Bertoni)” 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 Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Dietary Nitrate to Augment Exercise Benefits” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health under award number 5R21-HL113717-02 REVISED and by [subaward/subcontract from] Duke University (WFU funding agency).

September 2014 staff miletsones

See a list of staff milestones for September 2014:

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September 2014 faculty milestones

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Volunteers needed for English conversation workshops

ct_ImageAre you a native speaker of English? That’s all you need to help with WFU’s weekly conversation workshops. Native speaker volunteers meet with international students in small groups and aid their understanding of rapid speech, idiomatic and cultural references, pronunciation and more.

The sessions are a lot of fun! Ten to 20 people are divided into small groups. No training or preparation is needed, and volunteers do not need to attend every session.

Times and Location:
Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; Wingate Hall 210
Fridays from 3:30-5 p.m.; Wingate Hall 210
(Thursday sessions also possible)

Interested? Email Andrew Smith, program coordinator for Cross Cultural Engagement and English Language Skills Enhancement at smithac@wfu.edu to learn more.

August 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in August 2014:

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‘Unbroken Circle’ to launch United Way Kickoff, Sept. 30

United Way logoMembers of the Wake Forest community are cordially invited to participate in the WakeUnited Kickoff  on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Reynolda Hall Green Room. WakeUnited is the University’s October campus campaign to benefit the United Way of Forsyth County.

The Unbroken Circle – a musical group featuring Wake Forest faculty, staff, students and others – will launch the event at 3:45 p.m.  WakeUnited chair Mary M. Dalton, professor of communication, and President Nathan O. Hatch will have brief remarks about the campaign at 4:15 p.m. Afterward, enjoy ice cream with colleagues until 4:45 p.m.

The United Way brings together local businesses, agencies and individuals to work together for the benefit of all in Forsyth County.

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Annual security and fire safety reports available

The following message is sent on behalf of the University Police Department.

Dear University Community,

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports are available on the Wake Forest University Police website at: http://police.wfu.edu/information/annual-crime-reports

These documents contain information regarding campus security and personal safety. They also contain information about crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Crime statistics are for occurrences on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wake Forest; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Fire statistics are for on-campus residence halls. Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 102(a) through (d) of HEA can be found at:

http://hr.wfu.edu/files/2011/10/WFU-Section-VI-4-Substance-Abuse-Prevention.pdf

If you are unable to access the website and/or you would like a printed copy, please contact police records at 336-758-4566.

The Leadership Project with former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

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On Wednesday, the University welcomes former United States Senator and distinguished author, George J. Mitchell to campus for participation in The Leadership Project.

This initiative is designed to celebrate the many ways leadership development is taught and inspired at Wake Forest and to engage members of our community with compelling personal leadership stories from a wide range of experiences and perspectives.

Mitchell will participate in a discussion with 300 student leaders from all areas of the University, including the College and the Schools of Business, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Students for the invitation-only event were nominated by faculty and staff.

The talk will be available via live stream Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at lead.wfu.edu and will be archived on the site for future access.

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Chinese photo exhibition to debut at Wake Forest

Hope of Thick Rope invitationIn 2011, junior business and enterprise management major Ying’er Jin helped create a project in his home country of China called ”Hope of Thick Rope,” an annual photography display and fundraising effort.

This year’s focus is on the social customs of the people of Gansu Province’s desert region and the efforts of students from Hangzhou to bring attention to the need for greening of the desert. The project has received national renown within China as it seeks to draw attention to rural China and the socio-economic disparity that exists within the country.

The Center for Global Programs and Studies and the  Z. Smith Reynolds Library are hosting an opening reception for faculty, staff and students on Monday, Sept. 29, from 4-5:30 p.m. to welcome the student representatives accompanying the exhibit.

The photographs will be on display in the library atrium through October 10.

Two Wake Foresters named ‘Winston Under 40′ award winners

The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce has named Katie Neal, executive director of news and communication in The Office of Communications and External Relations and Shelley Sizemore, assistant director of Wake Forest’s recently launched Pro Humanitate Institute,Winston Under 40” Leadership Award winners.

The inaugural class of 20 young business professionals are actively influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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