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Curious about campus events? Questions about the University?

campus.connection.4.30.2015Join Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest University. Campus Connections is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with colleagues. A light breakfast  will be provided.

The event will take place Thursday, April 30 in Benson 401 from 8:45 to 10 a.m.

Hof Milam to give annual financial update on April 30

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At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Executive Vice President Hof Milam will give his annual financial update to the University on Thursday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium of Benson University Center.

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

2015-16 Faculty Fellows Announced

south.300x175Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio and national recognition, like the U.S. News #11 ranking for undergraduate teaching, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.

The Faculty Fellows program increases faculty-student engagement by promoting informal, regular interactions between students and faculty in the residence halls for first-year students. The program fosters exceptional faculty-student engagement and helps to educate the whole person through enriching the intellectual, cultural, and social lives of the first-year students.

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Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Symposium

unnamed-1The annual Humanities Institute Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 30, in Tribble Hall.

The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in DeTamble Auditorium with a round table discussion featuring representatives from each of this year’s interdisciplinary faculty seminars. Following a Q&A with the participants, invited guest speaker, Christopher Long will speak on “Performing Collaborative Scholarship.” Long is professor of philosophy and classics, and associate dean for graduate and undergraduate education at Penn State. The symposium will conclude with a reception in the Tribble Hall Atrium at 3 p.m.

Click here to read more about current and past Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars.

April 2015 faculty and staff milestones

Jeffrey Adair, manager at ZSR Library, and Anita Hughes, executive assistant to Provost Rogan Kersh, are celebrating 30 years of service to Wake Forest. Find out who else is celebrating a milestone anniversary this month.

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Friederic awarded Campbell Fellowship

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Karin Friederic, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded the Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World — a 6-month residential fellowship for the 2015-16 year to be carried out at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M.

A cultural anthropologist, Friederic specializes in global health, human rights, development, gender, sexuality and violence.

The fellowship recognizes a female scholar whose research both documents the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity and general well-being.

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Emergency text alert system to be tested April 29

Thousands of students, faculty and staff are scheduled to receive a test text message on Wednesday, April 29, from Wake Forest University’s emergency notification system.

The text will be sent as a test by the University Police Department at 5 p.m. to all who have registered online to receive emergency text messages. Anyone who has not registered may do so by visiting the University’s Wake Ready website

Registration by undergraduates is required. Directions are provided for arranging to receive the messages, including the test message set for the April 29.

The content of the text message will be, “This is a test of the WFU Emergency Mobile Phone Alert System. It is not necessary to reply to this message.”

Wake Forest has several methods for communicating with faculty, staff and students in the event of an emergency.  Those used will depend, largely, on the situation. Wake Alert, the University’s emergency notification system, provides alerts and updates through the Wake Alert web site at wakealert.wfu.edu, text messaging, an outdoor warning system, cable TV, e-mail, voice mail, the Wake Alert Twitter account and a recorded message on the Wake Forest weather and emergency phone line at 336-758-5935. Other means may be used, too.

Also, all faculty and staff will receive a voice message on their office phone during the test.

WFU historian featured on TLC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

JRuddiman-59-Print (1)Wake Forest University Assistant Professor of History Jake Ruddiman analyzed historical documents and provided on-air commentary for the April 19 episode of the TLC program “Who Do You Think You Are?” featuring actor Bill Paxton.

The show helps celebrities research their family history. In this episode, Paxton researched his ancestors’ participation in the American Revolution — reading firsthand accounts of the battles and visiting a battlefield.

Producers invited  Ruddiman to participate on the show based on his expertise on Revolutionary War history and his recently published book, “Becoming Men of Consequence: Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War.”

Ruddiman shared a few details about his experience:

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Wake Forest to host 5K Walk/Run for Sexual Assault Awareness

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Wake Forest is hosting a charity 5K Walk/Run for Sexual Assault Awareness on Sunday, April 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the $15 fee will benefit Family Services Inc. Register on Davis Field. The event is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Title IX Office, Army ROTC, the Safe Office and the Women’s Center.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Campus benefit information and enrollment sessions

Campus Information and Enrollment Sessions provide opportunities to enroll for benefits at several convenient locations. Today’s April 23 event will be held at the University Corporate Center, Room 1009, from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming sessions are scheduled at the Benson University Center, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Farrell Hall, as well as for Reynolda House and Graylyn staff.

If you are unable to attend a face-to-face presentation, you may view an on-demand session and enroll anywhere with Internet access between now and Friday, May 1.