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.
November 25th, 2013 | Faculty News
Bill Leonard, the Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and a professor of Church History in the School of Divinity, received the Distinguished Alumni Medal from his alma mater, Texas Wesleyan University, at a dinner in Fort Worth, Texas, in October.
Leonard was the founding dean of the School of Divinity. After retiring as dean in 2010, Leonard has continued to teach church history in the divinity school and the religion department.
November 25th, 2013 | University Announcement
Please note the following regarding the Reynolda Campus holiday, PTO and pay schedule for the upcoming holiday season:
- Wednesday, Nov. 27: Departments who choose to offer early dismissal at 3 p.m. or two hours before the end of the regularly-scheduled shift may count this time as administrative leave.
- Thursday, Nov. 28 – Friday, Nov. 29: Thanksgiving Holiday - University Closed.
- Friday, Dec. 20: University open for full work day.
- Monday, Dec. 23 – Friday, Dec. 27: Winter Break – University Closed.
- Monday, Dec. 30 – Tuesday, Dec. 31: University open, with early release at 3 p.m. on December 31. Staff employees may count two hours on December 31 as administrative leave. In cases where the entire department has agreed to close for these two days, each individual in the department will count the two days as PTO.
- Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014: New Year’s Holiday - University Closed.
- Non-exempt employees: final 2013 pay date is Dec. 20.
- Exempt employees: final 2013 pay date is Dec. 31.
November 22nd, 2013 | Staff News, University Announcement
At the Staff Rewards and Recognition Luncheon, Travis Manning and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds were named Employees of the Year.
Manning, the circulation manager at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been described as patient and kind to everyone, demonstrating a commitment to improving services every day. He has a great ability to build a bridge of understanding between people and provides superlative, exceptional service and always has a smile. He is the first to volunteer when there is a call for assistance, and he truly leads by example. As a problem-solver and supervisor of student workers, he helps scholars transition to university life and guides them through the uncertainty of starting a new job in a new place.
Herndon-Edmunds, the manager of diversity education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has built a reputation on campus for giving honest feedback and helping people understand how to approach others with the assumption of good intent. By conceptualizing an idea and forming a plan to implement that idea, she has introduced an education series that impacts all levels of the institution. She exhibits dedication to serving others and making a difference – both in the Wake Forest community and globally. By teaching others to understand themselves, those around them, and why we should value similarities and our differences, she has helped create a more inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.
“The Staff Rewards & Recognition events enable our campus community to celebrate and appreciate our dedicated staff, whether they have been here for 5 or 35 years,” said Carmen Canales, chief human resources officer. “By honoring Employees of the Year, we further recognize exceptional service in the areas of integrity, accountability, inclusion, dedication to excellence, and Pro Humanitate.”
November 22nd, 2013 | Events
Provost Rogan Kersh and the Wake Forest deans invite you to a faculty and staff happy hour in the Bern Beatty Colloquium (third floor) in Farrell Hall. The event will be Monday, Nov. 25, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Please join your colleagues from across campus for fellowship and fun!
November 22nd, 2013 | Events
Dan Locklair’s “In the Autumn Days” will be performed by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (David Hagy, music director and conductor) as part of its Thanksgiving Family Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. in Varick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College (701 West Monroe Street) in Salisbury, N.C.
Locklair is composer-in-residence at Wake Forest, as well as a professor of music.
Locklair writes, “’In the Autumn Days (A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra)’ was composed during the spring of 1984. It is dedicated ‘To the memory of Wriston Locklair (1925-1984),’ whose distinguished career as a critic included writings for Musical America and Opera News. His impact on my life was very significant.” Read Locklair’s complete notes.
Adult tickets are $18, students $4, and children 8 and younger $2. For tickets and more about the November 24 event, call 704.637.4314 or visit http://www.salisburysymphony.org/.
November 21st, 2013 | University Announcement
A malicious email was sent to members of the Wake Forest computing community. This most recent phishing email scam message content was related to updating your Wake Forest User Preferences. It asked recipients to click on a link to provide account information. As a reminder, Wake Forest Information Systems will never ask for your account information in this manner.
Did You Get This Email and Click On The Link?
Change your password immediately, delete the message and then contact us at ext. 4357.
Know What to Look for in Email Scams
Go to the official Wake Forest Information Security Web site (infosec.wfu.edu) for an example of what to look for the next time you get a suspicious email.
If you have any questions, contact Information Systems via email (email@example.com) or at 336.758.4357 (HELP).
November 21st, 2013 | University Announcement
Wake Forest has purchased a VoiceThread subscription plan for all students and faculty. These accounts are considered a part of the WFU VoiceThread community.
VoiceThread bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online presentations. This makes VoiceThread the platform for teaching, learning, training, and collaborating, on-demand.
Simply put, VoiceThread is a way to have an online conversation in text, audio, or video around multimedia, such as a picture, a set of slides or a video. Although VoiceThread is very easy to use, instructors may want to sign up for a VoiceThread workshop through the PDC (Friday, Nov. 22, from 10-11:30 a.m.). The 90-minute session hosted by Online Education will discuss how to use the tools and focus on the use of VoiceThread in teaching and learning.
There is no software from VoiceThread to install, and it runs in your web browser. VoiceThread allows students to leave a voice or video comment directly on a presentation or document, and it includes the ability to draw on the document while speaking. While many types of software are available for providing an audio narration on a PowerPoint, VoiceThread was designed to provide a platform for conversation around a document, image, or set of slides. Should you use VoiceThread for your narrated lecture, encourage your students to use the comment feature to ask questions and offer their unique perspectives.
To access VoiceThread, visit voicethread.wfu.edu and sign in using your Wake ID.
November 21st, 2013 | Events
Please join Provost Rogan Kersh and senior vice president for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest. The event will be Friday, Nov. 22, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401.
Campus Connections is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the Provost, Deans and other administrators discuss current events at the university.
This month’s Campus Connections will feature:
- Mark Petersen, vice president of advancement, who will present on the next steps of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest;
- Penny Rue, vice president of campus life, who will present her vision of campus life for Wake Forest.