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Executive Vice President Milam to present annual update

This message was sent by email to students, staff and faculty today on behalf of the Faculty Senate:

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Hof Milam, executive vice president, will give his annual financial update to the University on Tuesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium (Benson University Center).

Mr. Milam will review the Wake Forest University budget for the next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Senate enthusiastically invites all Wake Forest University students, staff and faculty to attend.

Communication faculty participating in Great Strides

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This is a guest post from the Department of Communication:

Department of Communication faculty are helping add tomorrows for the thousands of Americans living with cystic fibrosis by joining the department team to walk in the Great Strides Walk on campus Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. on Davis Field.

Last year, the team raised $2,500. Department Chairman Allan Louden with his dog, Glacier, as well as Ron Von Burg, Alessandra Von Burg, Ananda Mitra, and other faculty and students will participate in the walk.

The faculty and students are involved to support graduate student Michael White, according to Alessandra Von Burg.

“We are walking for Michael to give even more tomorrows for the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe,” said Alessandra Von Burg. “Michael is a CF parent who is committed to showing his son that all lives matter and that there are countless people willing to support him and the thousands of others living with cystic fibrosis.”

1. Register to walk with the team at http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/WakeCommunication.

2. Donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a team member’s name athttp://fightcf.cff.org/goto/WakeCommunication or through a team member’s personal page (i.e.http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/WFUMichaelWhite). Donations are tax-deductible.

To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.

“This is a great opportunity for us to show support and solidarity with our campus and the broader Winston-Salem community. Please join us in our efforts to fight this devastating genetic disease!”

Benefits Fair to be held May 3 in Benson University Center

The 2016 annual benefits fair for faculty and staff will be held May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401.

More than 40 benefit providers will be present with representatives available to speak with attendees.

In addition to booths for vendors such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, the fair will also have a booth for the THRIVE program associated with the Office of Wellbeing. HELPS (Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle Programs) will be present, too.

Refreshments will be served. Raffle prizes will be offered.

Human Resources, which is organizing the event, will also be reminding benefits-eligible faculty and staff to take note of the benefits enrollment period that runs from April 25-May 6.

For more information, visit hr.wfu.edu or call 336-758-6404.

Sustainability Office offers Magnolias Curriculum Project

This is a guest post from the Office of Sustainability:

Wake Forest faculty are invited to enhance teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome!

This innovative approach to curricular change, modeled on the nationally renowned Piedmont Project (Emory University) and Ponderosa Project (Northern Arizona University), provides faculty with an intellectually stimulating and collegial experience to pool their expertise. Faculty who would like to develop a new course module or an entirely new course that engages issues of sustainability and the environment are encouraged to apply.

The workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability—broadly defined—into our classrooms. Although we start by taking a close look at Wake Forest University and the larger Piedmont region, we invite participants to engage in local to global comparisons.

The Magnolia Project kicks off with a two-day workshop in May that offers opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues. Following the workshop, faculty participants prepare discipline-specific course materials on their own over the summer. They reconvene in early August to discuss their insights and experiences. Participants receive a stipend of $500 ($250 upon completion of the workshop; $250 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus).

Applications for the May 2016 workshop will be accepted through April 22, 2016. Click here to apply for the 2016 Magnolias Project: http://sustainability.wfu.edu/academic-research/magnolias-curriculum-project/magnolias-project-apply-to-participate/

10-digit dialing begins April 23

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

Beginning Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10-digit dialing (area code + the seven-digit telephone number) will be necessary for local and expanded local calls to be completed. This requirement is the result of a new area code being introduced for the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our local 336 area code is not going away. Only new numbers will be assigned a 743 area code. The same dialing procedure will apply to telephone numbers assigned to the new 743 area code.

What you need to know

  • Campus to campus calls using 4 digits will not change

  • Campus callers using a landline must first dial 9 to access an outside line, and then the full 10-digit telephone number when calling other 336 telephone numbers

  • Long distance dialing to other area codes will not change

  • Websites and printed materials should provide the full 10-digit telephone number

  • Telephone speed dial settings using 7 digit dialing for 336 telephone numbers must be updated to use 10-digit telephone numbers

  • Equipment such as fax machines or modems may need to be reprogrammed or updated to use the 10-digit telephone number

  • Some mobile phone service providers already require 10-digit dialing, such as AT&T. Check with your service provider about the use of 10-digit dialing

  • Three-digit numbers that are currently available in our community or from your provider, such as 211, 311, 511, 611, 711 or 811, will not change

Start using 10-digit dialing TODAY! You can begin using the full 10-digit dialing before it becomes necessary on April 23rd.

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance, please contact us at help@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Information Systems Service Desk

Panel discussion on HB 2 to be held April 18 in Farrell Hall

A panel discussion on HB 2 and its impact on Wake Forest and North Carolina will be held April 18 in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.  “Beyond Bathrooms: HB and its Impacts” will begin at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, the Division of Campus Life and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  All are welcome to attend.

Panelists from Wake Forest will include:  Dani Benitez, student activist; Richard Caban-Cubero, student activist; Katy Harriger, professor of politics and international affairs; Derek Hicks, assistant professor in the School of Divinity; Tanya Jachimiak, Title IX coordinator; Marianne Magjuka, director of democratic engagement and justice programs in the Pro Humanitate Institute; Angela Mazaris, director of the LGBTQ Center; and Penny Rue, vice president for campus life.

Update: New details announced for Staff Appreciation Picnic

Staff may now register for the Staff Appreciation Picnic planned for June 9.  While registration is not required, it helps the Staff Advisory Council and the Office of Wellbeing in preparing for the big event. Hundreds of staff members are expected for the picnic planned for BB&T Field from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on that day.

To reserve a spot at the picnic, click here.

The picnic is free and open to all Reynolda Campus staff.

The theme of this year’s third annual picnic is “Olympics at the Stadium.”  Food intended to be representative of several countries will be represented:  the U.S., Mexico, Italy and China.

Several games and activities are planned for the entertainment of staff.

Shuttles will bring staff to the event, although parking is available at the stadium in the Gold Lot.

Shuttles will run from Reynolda Campus, Graylyn Conference Center and the Unversity Corporate Center.  Shuttle stops will be: in front of Benson University Center, the bus shelter in Lot W1 beside Worrell Professional Center, behind Graylyn Conference Center and in front of the University Corporate Center.

More details about the event are on the registration web page.

Chan to discuss college to career transition on ‘Diane Rehm’

Andy Chan

Andy Chan, vice president of personal and career development, will participate in a live discussion on “The Diane Rehm Show” on navigating the transition from school to the workplace. The show will air Thursday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to noon. Listeners can join the live program on “The Diane Rehm Show” website. The discussion will also be archived and available to listeners after the program.

Local and regional listeners can tune in to the program on 88.5 WFDD, the Public Radio Station for the Piedmont, located on the Wake Forest University campus, at 11 a.m. WFDD is providing studio space and technical support for the interview.

With graduation season just around the corner, students throughout the country are preparing to transition into the workplace. Chan will join a panel of experts who will be looking at the challenges new grads face and how to address them.

Other guests include:

  • Jeffrey Selingo, regular contributor on higher education, the Washington Post; author, “There is Life After College: What Parents And Students Should Know About Navigating School To Prepare For The Jobs Of Tomorrow”
  • Anthony Carnevale, director and research professor, Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University
  • Kristen Hamilton, CEO and co-founder, Koru — a company offering immersive training programs to get college graduates job ready

As a national leader in rethinking the college to career experience, Wake Forest has been at the forefront of transforming the traditional, outdated concept of “career services” into a holistic, four-year approach to personal and career development. Ever since Wake Forest convened Rethinking Success, a 2012 conference that highlighted the value of a liberal arts education for 21st Century careers, the University – as well as its career and mentoring experts – have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Today, Money, Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, CNN and USA Today as well as higher education publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

“The Diane Rehm Show” is a National Public Radio call-in-show based in the United States. In October 2007, “The Diane Rehm Show” was named to the Audience Research Analysis list of the top ten most powerful national programs in public radio, the only talk show on the list. The show, produced by WAMU, and hosted by Diane Rehm, is estimated to have more than 2 million listeners.

“Navigating the Transition from School to the Workplace” is archive online on “The Diane Rehm Show” website.

 

Proposals funded: Kim-Shapiro, Lee, Rejeski

Kim-Shapiro

Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Antidote for inhaled CO poisoning based on mutationally engineered neuroglobin” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R01HL125886-02 and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Pittsburgh (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Wake Forest political science professor Wei-chin Lee in his Tribble Hall office on Monday, March 21, 2011.

Lee

Congratulations to Wei-chin Lee, professor of politics and international affairs, whose proposal entitled “International Conference and Associated Programs [Cayuse 16-0041]” has been funded by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.

 

 

Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Walter J. Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAhead Extension” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).