December 3rd, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Stephen Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Strength Training and Arthritis Trial (START)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R01AR059105-03. In addition, Messier’s research was recently featured on the ElderBranch website. Read the article here »
Congratulations to Jennifer J. Burg, computer science professor, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Computing in the Arts – A community Building Initiative” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
December 2nd, 2013 | Events
The next few weeks at Wake Forest will be filled with a variety of holiday-related events, including these on campus:
- Lighting of the Quad from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, on Hearn Plaza
- Holiday Plant Sale at Reynolda Gardens from Dec. 4-21
- Holiday Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Brendle Recital Hall
- Artisans’ Fair from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in 401 Benson
- Lovefeast at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Wait Chapel
- Reynolda Campus Holiday Party from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in The Barn
- Breakfast with Santa every Sunday in December (and Dec. 14 & 22) at Graylyn
See the University Calendar for more events »
In addition, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host several holiday events (as well as being decorated for the holidays through Dec. 31):
- Candlelight Guided Tours (Dec. 5-7): Offered on the half-hour between 4:30-7 p.m. Hear stories about the Reynolds family’s holiday traditions, period decorations and an organist playing carols on the historic home’s original Aeolian organ. Also on view in the dining room will be Katharine Reynolds’s monogrammed china, rarely displayed in a table setting.
- Carolina Brass Holiday Concert (Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.): Taking audiences on a musical sleigh ride through favorites of the season. Formed in 1997, the group engages the audience with humor and virtuosity, which is infused throughout their performance.
- “A Christmas Memory“ (Dec. 15, 3 p.m.): A longstanding Reynolda House holiday tradition, Robin Voiers performs William Voiers adaption of Truman Capote’s autobiographical story of his childhood holidays spent with his cousin.
Advance purchase to all Reynolda House holiday events is recommended. For more information and details on ticket prices visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150.
December 2nd, 2013 | University Announcement
Procurement Services has seats remaining in its final PCard training class of 2013: Friday, Dec. 6, from 1-3 p.m. You can sign up on the PDC website.
Also, if you have a faculty or staff member in your department who will be traveling abroad next semester, that person might want to consider obtaining a University PCard. The process is easy; fill out the PCard application form [PDF] and attend a training class. Send the completed application to Dawn Cadd’s attention via interoffice mail or scan to her email: email@example.com.
November 27th, 2013 | Faculty News, Hot Topics
On Nov. 16, Sarah Hogan, a new assistant professor in English, received the Arthur O. Lewis Award at the annual meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies.
The Lewis award, given annually by the organization, recognizes the best paper by a younger scholar (generally defined as untenured) presented at the previous conference. Hogan received the award for “What More Means Now: Utopia, Occupy, and the Commons,” her essay on the continued legacy and contemporary relevance of Thomas More’s “Utopia.”
The essay was published this fall in “Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies,” and will be reprinted in the forthcoming anthology, “The Next Generation: Emerging Voices in Utopian Studies.”
November 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
We are saddened to inform you that Cyclone Covey, professor emeritus of history, died Nov. 22 in Winston-Salem. Covey was a member of the Wake Forest faculty from 1968 until his retirement in 1988.
A memorial service for Covey will be held Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel. A reception for the family will be held earlier in the afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., at Frank Vogler & Sons funeral home on Reynolda Road.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at P.O. Box 7777, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 or through the online giving form.
Read a story about Covey in the Winston-Salem Journal »
Read the obituary in the Winston-Salem Journal »
November 27th, 2013 | Staff News
See a list of employment milestones reached by staff in November 2013: Continue reading »
November 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had books published in October 2013:
Meredith, Jack R. (School of Business), Samuel J. Mantel Jr., Scott M. Shafer, & Margaret M. Sutton. Project Management in Practice, 5th edition. Wiley. September 2013.
November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
Each year, representatives from Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities form a joint Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming committee. Annually, the “Building the Dream” award to one professor or administrator and one student from each university.
This award will be given to a person who embodies the qualities King epitomized and actively exercises these qualities in his or her community (on and off campus). The award will be announced at the ceremonial banquet on Jan. 20, 2014, at Winston-Salem State.
If you know someone who would be a great candidate for the “Building the Dream” award, please complete the brief nomination form here: https://orgsync.com/26062/forms/25596. Please have all nominations submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 4.
November 26th, 2013 | Faculty News
During her recent leave, María Teresa Sanhueza, an associate professor of romance languages, was interviewed on the radio program “Aula de Letras” on the Radio Universidad de Concepción in Chile.
She talked extensively about her academic background and the project that brought her to Chile: A book-length manuscript on contemporary female playwrights from the Concepción region. The program is available on the web (click on Octoubre) »
She also presented a paper, “Stage directions on Saverio el cruel by Roberto Arlt,” at the VIII International Conference of Semiotics at the University of Bío-Bío in Chillán, Chile on Oct. 10. On the same day at the University of Bío-Bío, she presented her latest book: “Echoes and Trails of a Professor: Tribute to Mauricio Ostria González.” Sanhueza edited the book, which was funded by Wake Forest, The University of Concepción and The University of Antofagasta, and she also contributed an article: “The Feminine Subject: Image and Language in Chiloé, cielos cubiertos by María Asunción Requena.”
In addition, Sanhueza’s work on the Argentinean playwright Armando Discépolo was highlighted on the Argentinean Association of Research of Theater Studies (Asociación Argentina de Crítica e Investigación Teatral) website in “El rincón bibliográfico o la aventura de releer textos imprescindibles.” Read more here »
November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following message is from Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President Hof Milam:
We are pleased to announce that the university plans to implement a centralized, campus-wide license for Event Management System (EMS) for scheduling of non-classroom space on campus. This software will allow us to manage space far more effectively, provide a user-friendly process for reserving conference rooms and other space, and collect/utilize accurate usage data.
As a result of Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) work this past year, we realized that more than 30 individual space managers across campus were utilizing various practices for scheduling space. After assessing our current processes and costs, EMS was identified as the best solution for efficiency and ease of use. In addition, by consolidating existing EMS licenses and maintenance fees currently held by several groups on campus, we are saving the university thousands of dollars.
A cross-campus implementation team will spend the next 6-8 months working with space managers across campus to implement the software. Our grateful thanks to this team, whose members are:
- Mike Ayuso, IS
- Sean Brittain, Facilities & Campus Services
- James Buckley, Campus Life
- Alisa Elmore, Admissions
- Kettie Fickter, Athletics
- Max Floyd, Campus Life
- Karen Frekko, School of Business
- Beth Hoagland, Provost’s Office
- Trevor Hughes, School of Law
- Mary Beth Lock, ZSR Library
- Sharon Melnik, Conference Services
- Harold Pace, University Registrar
- Randy Rogan, College
- John Wise, Hospitality and Auxiliary Services
We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this approach to space management.