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HELPS TLC accepting applications for April health program

Walking-picA message from the HELPS TLC team

Spring cleaning is a great time to replace the old with the new, but spring doesn’t have to be just about cleaning and reorganizing! Spring is also a great time to think about healthy habits and consider replacing the old “bad” habits with new “healthy” ones.

What is HELPS TLC? HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised program designed to help WFU employees develop a healthy and active lifestyle using exercise and education.

What is the cost? The cost will be covered by Wake Forest.

What will you receive? Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up; dietary intake is assessed through computer-analyzed food records; supervised exercise sessions at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility; weekly small group sessions will be held on campus in Reynolds Gym 210.

Who will be helping you? The HELPS TLC staff consists of an exercise physiologist, registered nutritionist and health psychologist who work together to teach you behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating.

We are currently taking applications for the next group which will start in April.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Andrea Cox via email at or by phone at 758-5853. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Proposals funded: Carroll, Messier, Silman, Zanish-Belcher

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Ljus Magna Development” and “Ljus OLEV Development” has been funded by the Ljus, Inc.

Congratulations to Stephen Messier, professor health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “The Runner’s and Injury Longitudinal Study (TRAILS): Injury Recover Supplemental” has been funded by the US Department of Defense.

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ecosystem effects and carbon content of Amazonian bamboo-dominated forests” has been funded by the NASA.

Congratulations to Tanya Zanish-Belcher, director of special collection/archivist, whose proposal entitled “Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions” has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Free babysitting night for children of faculty & staff

beetles.300x175Wake Forest PanHellenic is hosting a faculty and staff babysitting night in Benson University Center, Room 401 on Friday, March 20, from 5-9 p.m.for children ages 4-12. Children will be grouped by age for a fun night of games, movies and activities.

The Panhellenic Council is a board consisting of representatives from nine sororities on campus. Women from all sororities on the council will be coming together to provide a fun “night out” for children 4-12 years old. This event is to show our appreciation for faculty and staff.

There is no charge for the evening. Children must be toilet trained.

Register at:

Contact Arianne McArdle, vice president of civic engagement, with any questions at

Retired administrator James Cook Jr. dies

James B. Cook Jr. (’44), an administrator on the old and new campuses, died Feb. 15, 2015, in Chester, Va. He was 91.

Cook joined the faculty in 1944 as an instructor in chemistry before moving into administrative roles. He served as assistant to the bursar (treasurer) from 1947 to 1958 and assistant treasurer and secretary of the Board of Trustees from 1960 to 1967.

“He was a very important member of what at that time was a very small administration,” Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson (’43) said. “He retained a deep affection for Wake Forest throughout his life and frequently returned to both Wake Forest campuses for a visit.”

After leaving Wake Forest, Cook was a budget analyst and senior advisor in the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget. He retired in 2004.

A native of LaCrosse, Va., Cook was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Wake Forest and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is survived by a sister, a brother, three nephews and three nieces.

Your can find the full obituary here:

History of Wake Forest in three, short, lunchtime sessions

www.kizoa_.com_collage_2015-02-23_16-40-08-240x180Whether you just joined Wake Forest in the new year or you’re a seasoned Demon Deacon, it’s a great time to get more familiar with the history of Wake Forest.

From Harold Tribble’s Great Removal Program to the creation of the Scales Fine Arts Center to the rise to a top-30 national University, Wake Forest’s Professional Development Center is offering three, one-hour classes on the history of our University.

Register for all three or just one.

Classes are taught by Jenny Puckett (’71), Ed Wilson (’43) and Sam Gladding (’67, MAED ’71).

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Reminder: Senior Showcase nominations due March 13

senior-showcase.300x175The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Senior Showcase recognizes exemplary senior thesis research and senior projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates in their final year.

Selected students will receive a $1,000 prize and share their research or projects with the Wake Forest community at an event hosted by the library on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

The deadline for senior showcase nominations is March 13.

Nomination and Selection Process

A committee of library faculty will select up to five students, one from each division of the College, to be honored from a pool of nominees recommended by you. We ask that you please nominate students for this honor using the following criteria:

• Theses or projects completed during the 2014-2015 academic year, and
• Students who are in their final year at Wake Forest

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Faculty publications: January and February 2015 publications

Crainshaw, Jill Y. (Divinity). They Spin with Their Hands: Women’s Ordination Rites: Renewing God’s Story with God’s People. CreateSpace Independent Publishing. February 2015.

Cunningham, Patricia M., & Richard L. Allington. (Education). Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, 6th ed. Pearson. February 2015.

Warren, Carl S., James M. Reeve, & Jonathan Duchac. (Business). Accounting, 26th ed. Cengage Learning. January 2015.

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‘Wake the Ebooks Festival’ to be held in April

wakethebooksDigital Publishing @ Wake will be hosting its inaugural Wake the Ebooks Festival on April 23-24, 2015.

The event will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

The Festival’s mission is to serve as a too-rare confluence of authors, readers, librarians and publishers, all coming together to demonstrate the art of content creation, and the too-secret science of content curation.

The Festival’s first half-day will feature the so-called Bookfeast, where a new digital imprint, the Library Partners Press, will be officially “launched.” Throughout the Bookfeast, newly published independent authors will be reading from their selected works. Any and all interested book-lovers are invited to attend the Bookfeast, to learn about the LP Press, to hear some unique voices, and to discover (and maybe feast upon) some newly published books. Continue reading »

Mobile mammography is coming to campus

thrive.leaves.300x175An on-campus mobile mammography unit that will be in front of Scales Fine Arts Center on April 1 and 2. Registration before March 12 is required, and this link provides all the details needed to register.

Mammograms are covered as preventive screening under most insurance plans. For your convenience, Novant Health will file a claim with your insurance provider on your behalf.  Wake Forest’s BCBSNC medical plan provides coverage, at no charge, for one baseline mammogram for any female member between the ages of 35 and 39.  Beginning at age 40, one screening mammogram will be covered per female member per calendar year.

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WFU Humanities Institute call for proposals

Humanities-Institute-PMS7500-300x300The Humanities Institute invites proposals for the following programs:

• New or Continuing Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars
• Summer Humanities Writing Grants (NEW!)
• *Faculty-student Reading Groups in the Humanities
• *Faculty-student Collaborative Humanities Research Grants
• *Humanities Matters: Problem-Focused Faculty-Student Research
• Summer 2015 New Course Planning Grants for the Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor
• *Emeriti Faculty Grants
• *Winston-Salem Partners in the Humanities
• Guest Speakers and Interdisciplinary Symposia
• *Innovations in Digital Humanities

* funding available for summer 2015 and during the regular academic year.

All proposal forms and an FAQ are posted at under “Forms.” This CFP is posted under “Programming,” along with additional programs. Please submit proposals to Director Mary Foskett (

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