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Faculty, staff “Hit the Bricks” for cancer

Rachel Weaver walks at Hit the Bricks in support of Chip Patterson.

Rachel Weaver (’93), associate director of donor experience, “Hits the Bricks” to support Patterson.

Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” by joining students and community partners to complete more than 24,500 laps around Hearn Plaza, and to raise at least $30,000 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Three teams from Alumni Hall ran in support of Chip Patterson’s fight against glioblastoma. Patterson (’72, MALS ’02) is the vice president of gift planning with University Advancement.

A bake sale is also taking place in Alumni Hall’s lobby today. All proceeds will be donated to the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Overall, 24 faculty and staff teams participated this year. Click to view a photo gallery »

The top five teams in the faculty / staff division were:

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Manning to present at Oct. 8 SAC meeting

manning.300x175Wake Forest head men’s basketball coach Danny Manning will present at the next SAC meeting, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 am, in Benson 401.  Coach Manning will give a short presentation, and though there will be not be a free-throw shooting contest, there could well be a basketball-related raffle.

Coach Manning may have time for some questions from  attendees. You can submit a question for Coach Manning in advance of the meeting using this form.

The schedule for SAC meetings through June and minutes for past meetings are available here.

Flu shots rescheduled

Due to Hit the Bricks and other conflicts, the seasonal flu shots for faculty, staff and retirees have been rescheduled as follows:

  • Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Benson Center, Room 401
  • Oct. 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Benson Center, Room 401
  • Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Farrell Hall, Colloquium (FH352)
  • Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., University Corporate Center, Room 1018
  • Oct. 23, 1 – 4 p.m., Graylyn, Management House, Room #3

For more information, visit the Professional Development Center website.

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

See a list of faculty milestones for September 2014:

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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@nullwfu.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.