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Ed Wilson (’43) to receive N.C. Humanities Council’s top honor

Ed WilsonOn Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center, Professor Emeritus of English and Provost Emeritus of Wake Forest University Ed Wilson (’43) will receive the North Carolina Humanities Council’s highest honor, the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

The award recognizes Wilson for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina. The Caldwell Award ceremony is free and open to the public.

Affectionately known as “Mr. Wake Forest,” Wilson has spent more than six decades on the Wake Forest University campus, first entering in 1939 for his bachelor of arts degree. After serving three years as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, Wilson returned to his alma mater as an instructor and was named Professor of English in 1959. Over the years Wilson taught British Romantic Poets and the poetry of Blake, Yeats, and Thomas.

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Locklair’s ‘Autumn Impromptu’ to be performed at Wake Forest

Dan Locklair

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Dan Locklair’s Autumn Impromptu will be performed by guitarist John Kossler (’11) on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

The performance is part of a series of events honoring Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Pablo Neruda. Wake Forest is the first of eight organizations worldwide hosting events from 2014 through 2016 as part of Seis Miradas por latinoamerica (Six Perspectives on Latin America) — an international multidisciplinary program organized to promote the richness of Latin-American culture through the arts and literature. Other participants include the Inter-American Development Bank, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

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Parking lot closure due to renovation of Reynolds Gym

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

Parking Lot Closure:
Beginning Monday, Sept. 29, Parking Lot L – 12 reserved faculty/staff spaces located on the north side of the parking lot (closest to Leighton Tennis Stadium) will be closed indefinitely during the renovation of Reynolds Gym.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options:
Parking Lot W1 has reserved Faculty/Staff spaces available on a regular basis, which are located on the south end of the parking lot.

Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to these parking locations.

Contact Alex Crist, director of parking and transportation, at 336-758-2558 with questions.

Nominations for ‘Employee of the Year’ open through Oct. 1

Each year, Wake Forest presents two staff ‘Employee of the Year’ awards to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the University community. Faculty and staff members are invited to submit nominations by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

All staff employees who work at least 1,000 hours annually with five or more years of continuous University service are eligible for nomination.

Staff Advisory Council representatives will review the nominations and select the award winners. Recipients will be recognized with a plaque and $1,000 at the Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  

A dessert reception will also be held on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall to honor these recipients. All are invited to attend.

Call 336.758.4700 or email AskHR@wfu.edu with any questions.

Professor Emeritus of History Richard Zuber dies

richard.zuber.200x150By Kerry King (’85) Wake Forest Magazine

Richard L. Zuber (P ’82, ’89) may have been as well known for playing good ol’ mountain music as he was for teaching United States and American military history. He did both well enough to become a regular in the alumni/faculty bluegrass band at Homecoming every year and to teach at Wake Forest for 38 years.

Zuber, who retired in 2000, died on Sept. 15, 2014, in Winston-Salem. He was 82. A service and reception will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22.

He is survived by his children, Jonathan (’82) and Elizabeth (’89), and his former wife, Isabelle Zuber; and his longtime companion, Mary Bartholomew, and her daughter and son-in-law, Sallie (’91) and Robert Capizzi (’94, MBA ’01), and two grandchildren.

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Q&A with WFU staffer Rebecca Jones, author of ‘Moon Flowers’

moonflower.bookcoverIt’s no secret that life can be difficult. But for Rebecca Jones, an IT project coordinator at Wake Forest, challenging times lead to valuable lessons. Inspired by requests to share her stories with churches and civic organizations, Jones wrote “Moon Flowers, a collection of essays about lessons learned along life’s journey.

Q.   When did you decide to write “Moon Flowers?”
A. I love to tell stories about things that have happened to me. Everything that happens, good or bad, has a purpose and a lesson that teaches us how to be better people or how to help others who are experiencing something similar. At one particular event someone told me how much a story I had shared helped her. She asked me if I had considered compiling my short stories and essays for a book. I had been journaling for a while and had a collection, so I sat down this summer and put them together.

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Memorial service for Randy Runyan

A campus memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 22, for Randy Runyan, a Wake Forest student who died last May as a result of an automobile accident in Kentucky.

The service will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Randy’s family will join the University community in the service organized by the Office of the Chaplain to celebrate his life.

Randy was a member of the Class of 2015. He was a double major in psychology and sociology.

WFU Director of Design named President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts

20140121brent2422Brent Piper, director of design in Communications and External Relations (CER), has been elected president of the Triad N.C. chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the professional association for design. AIGA brings together designers and provide resources for the design community.

AIGA Triad N.C. was founded in December 2012. Piper, who was elected in July, will continue to guide and grow the chapter.

“To have a professional group that is able to engage graphic designers in the Triad has been a long time coming,” Piper said. “A lot of hard work has been put into getting it started.  I want AIGA to become a strong force for graphic designers in the Triad and better our community.”

Among Piper’s first duties as president was moderating the INitiative [INHOUSE] Panel Discussion, which brought together creative directors from Krispy Kreme and Under Armor, as well as Wake Forest executive creative director Hayes Henderson, to examine what it means to work as an in-house designer. Piper hopes to hold similar discussions during his two-year term as president.

Campus Garden weekly volunteer hours

20120725garden5622Come out to the garden this week to help harvest the end of the summer produce including okra, cantaloupes, basil and peppers and start planting for fall.

Students, faculty, staff and family members are welcome. To schedule a volunteer group session in the garden, contact Araceli Morales-Santos and Akua Maat at campusgarden@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest campus parking lot closures Thursday – Saturday

A message from Facilities and Campus Services on parking lot closures 

Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to parking locations noted below.

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot N will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot N prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • Lot N will be closed all day.

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