October 31st, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Michael J. Berry, professor and chair of Health and Exercise Science, whose proposal entitled “Standardized Rehabilitation for ICU patients with Acute Respiratory Failure” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number RG0928 and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Wayne L. Silver, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Undergraduate Neuroscience Training Cooperative between WFU and WSSU” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R25NS065778-05.
Congratulations to Christian Miller, associate professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “The Developing Character Project: Research and Dissemination on the Existence, Nature, and Cultivation of Character” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Susan Fahrbach, Reynolds professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Allatrotropic actions on insulin in honey bees” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
October 30th, 2013 | University Announcement
President Nathan Hatch dressed as the original Demon Deacon at the United Way kickoff event.
The 2013 Wake Forest United Way Campaign will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Your United Way pledge and your personal involvement are appreciated by many individuals in our community. Please make every effort to complete your United Way pledge.
As a reminder, you should have received an email with a personalized link to an online pledge process. Check out the United Way website, unitedway.wfu.edu, for information on how to make your pledge, even if you no longer have that email.
The website also includes information about upcoming events and video messages from Hatch and four other WFU employees, as well as a link to a photo gallery of WFU employees saying why they give.
October 30th, 2013 | Events
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the 25th annual Project Pumpkin on Hearn Plaza (the Quad) on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 3-7 p.m.
The event, created in 1989 by a group of first-year students led by Libby Bell, will celebrate the 25th anniversary with a Golden Ticket theme. The event will welcome 1,000 area children to campus from after-school programs and schools for Halloween-themed education and fun.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their families to the free event, participate in the carnival, and enjoy performances from Wake Forest’s student performance groups.
October 30th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “What are the Real Benefits of hardship: Examining Possibilities for Behavior Growth Following Adversity” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Timothy (Nate) French, Magnolia Scholars Program director, whose proposal entitled “Summer Bridge” has been funded by the US Department of Education and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simon Foundation.
October 29th, 2013 | Staff News
Wake Forest recently was featured on an episode of “Hear It From a Peer” on the PeopleAdmin website. The episode was called “Collective Unity,” and it focused on organizational development in higher education.
Wake Forest’s Professional Development Center, which won CUPA-HR’s 2012 Innovation Award, was highlighted as an example of being a change agent that brought unity across departments and successful aligned them with the mission of the university.
The summary said, “With professional development activities for both faculty and staff, WFU has been able market this through one location, thus generating a sense of community across the campus, and encouraging collaboration between departments.”
Featured from WFU were: Andrea Ellis, the director of recruitment and organizational development; and John Champlin, the manager of professional and leadership development.
See and hear the episode here »
October 29th, 2013 | University Announcement
Would you like a weekend free of chores? Let the Baptist Student Union do them for you!
This year’s Baptist Student Union fall work days will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2. The BSU would love to help you with any odd jobs, including painting, cleaning out garages and raking leaves.
Help the BSU raise money for its missions fund by allowing them to shorten your to-do list. Contact Candice Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to request help.
October 28th, 2013 | Faculty News
Eileen Young (third from left) and UNCSA faculty
Eileen Young performed by invitation of the UNC School of the Arts faculty on their recital, “Hindemith Lives!” on Saturday evening, Oct. 19, in Watson Hall on the campus of the School of the Arts.
Young played bass clarinet with other UNCSA faculty members on their performance of Paul Hindemith’s “Septet for Winds.” Eileen is the adjunct assistant professor of clarinet, saxophone, and woodwind ensembles at Wake Forest.
October 28th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following message is from Rick Matthews, associate provost for technology and information systems and chief information officer:
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to resolve the problem with our wireless network. Information Systems staff worked with Cisco Systems engineers around the clock to develop a solution that should resolve the wireless network problem. Cisco Systems developed the needed software update and the IS staff applied it to our network hardware this week. The problem should now be resolved.
Despite this known problem, I am proud to report that we did not experience a wireless network outage related to this problem since Oct. 9. Thanks to the Information Systems team for the countless hours that were dedicated to keeping the campus connected while a solution was developed.
Please continue to monitor and report any issues you experience by calling ext. 4357 (HELP) or sending an email to email@example.com.
October 25th, 2013 | Faculty News
Alexander Street Press and the American Counseling Association (ACA) just released a video of Sam Gladding, chair and professor of counseling, conducting a 90-minute group counseling session before a live audience at last year’s ACA conference in Cincinnati. The video is titled “Promoting Growth within a Group: Performing in the Here and Now.” This is the sixth training video Gladding has made for ASP, and it will be available as part of the ASP streaming service in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
Gladding was assisted by four members of the Wake Forest counseling department: Jose Villalba, Nathaniel Ivers, Brian Calhoun, and Pamela Karr.
“I live in a great department with supportive and cooperative members,” Gladding said. “I am pleased with how the group demonstration went, how the film turned out, and with the wonderful behavior of my colleagues. There was no script, so everything was unrehearsed and ‘live.’”
October 25th, 2013 | Faculty News
Former professor Margaret Supplee “Peggy” Smith has written a new book, “American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience,” that meticulously traces the architectural evolution of ski resorts from the 1930s to the 1990s. She presents a compelling case that ski resorts are a distinctly American type of architecture and one worthy of study.
Smith, who retired as Harold W. Tribble Professor of Art in 2011 after 32 years at Wake Forest, will have a book signing on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1-3 p.m., at Ski and Tennis Station in Winston-Salem. If you miss her there, she’ll also be signing books on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2–4 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, also in Winston-Salem.
Read more about Smith and her new book on the Wake Forest Magazine site »