August 29th, 2014 | University Announcement
A message from Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue and Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Barbee Oakes
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
The Office of Campus Life and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are excited to begin the 2014-2015 academic year at Wake Forest. As students, faculty, and staff prepare for the fall semester, each of us must unconditionally renew our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for every member of our community.
This pledge is critically important as Wake Forest continues to build a diverse and global campus. Consider that:
- Diversity in the undergraduate population has increased by 32 percent since 2008.
- Twenty four percent of the class of 2013 came from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
- Ten percent of our incoming 2014 undergraduate class are international students representing 28 countries.
- Our student body is now more diverse than ever; racially, ethnically, culturally, religiously, socio-economically and more.
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August 28th, 2014 | Staff News
After a total of 37 years in the University Counseling Center, with 28 years serving as its director, Marianne Schubert began a phased retirement on June 30, 2014.
Schubert will remain as a staff psychologist for the upcoming academic year and will retire on June 30, 2015.
James Raper has been named interim director. Raper joined Wake Forest as a staff counselor in 2002 and has most recently served as the Counseling Center’s associate director.
The University will launch a national search in September for the next director of the University Counseling Center. Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life Adam Goldstein will lead the search.
August 27th, 2014 | Events
With the new academic year underway, departments and organizations are lining up events for the fall and spring semesters. Here are seven smart reasons to make sure your event is on the University Calendar.
1. The calendar is mobile: With the new WFU Events App, available through iTunes, users can search, sort and filter events by date, audience or event type and add events to their calendars.
2. Social sharing: The calendar has social media features. Make a Facebook events page and link it to your calendar listing.
3. Less confusion: Has the time or location changed for your event or has it been cancelled due to weather? When you submit an event, you can make changes as needed. Those who “Add an event” to their personal calendar will automatically receive notification when details change.
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August 27th, 2014 | University Announcement
The University launched Virtual Event Management Software (VEMS) as our new campus wide space scheduling software application on July 31.
This new online tool will be called DeaconSpace (https://rooms.wfu.edu) and is available to all campus constituents to expedite the space reservation process. The link to a majority of University meeting and event locations allows you to view and request available spaces across campus and to be notified of space approval at the click of a button.
Your University login and password will provide access (similar to your WIN access) and links to DeaconSpace can be found on InfoCentral in WIN and other locations across the Wake Forest website.
The reservation request process will place you in direct contact with the specific space managers across campus to handle details of your specific space needs. This process should eliminate the need for telephone questions and frustrations when searching for the right space for your event or meeting.
The PDC will be providing training classes and online tutorials have been developed to help you understand this new tool.
August 26th, 2014 | University Announcement
A message to students, faculty and staff from President Nathan Hatch.
Welcome to a new semester at Wake Forest. Whether you are embarking on your first experience on campus or you’re a familiar face on these grounds, we all approach this beginning with anticipation and uncovered potential. Together, we have the capacity to pursue new intellectual discoveries, create extraordinary relationships and seek to live as a community that cherishes innovation, virtue and civility.
This summer, I have been struck anew at the baffling complexity of our world. One book that I read underscored this reality: My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit. A distinguished Israeli journalist, Shavit has lived a most interesting life, serving dutifully in the Israeli military and later as a peace activist.
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August 26th, 2014 | Guest Post
A guest post by Chaplain Tim Auman
If there is a secret to spiritual wellbeing, it is this: when we are present, when our attention is fully in the moment, our lives are deepened and transformed.
The idea of developing mindfulness in the midst of our crazy, chaotic world, might be perceived as dubious. Think about the number of distractions that characterize most of our lives. We have emails to read, texts to send, pictures to post on Facebook. It seems that every academic year leads to an exponential increase in the distractions that occupy our minds, and absorb our attention, energy and exuberance for life.
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August 25th, 2014 | Staff News
Facilitating meaningful connections for alumni has always been a hallmark of Wake Forest.
Today, with eyes focused on the future and feet rooted in tradition, the University is blazing a new trail in creating and nurturing long-lasting and transformative relationships with our nearly 65,000 alumni, particularly as it relates to our motto, Pro Humanitate.
Mary Tribble (’82) has joined the University Advancement team as Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies to lead Wake Forest in these significant efforts. We are thrilled to welcome Mary back to her alma mater after a remarkable career as a nationally recognized, award-winning special event planner and a sought-after communications consultant.
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August 25th, 2014 | University Announcement
Message from Facilities and Campus Services
Facilities and Campus Services is pleased to announce a new three (3) year contract for exterior window washing. The following buildings are scheduled for Phase I of the contract:
Scales Fine Arts Center
Byrum Welcome Center and Admissions
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Olin Physical Laboratory
Donnie Adams will be scheduling the work and will answer any questions or concerns. You may reach him at 336-758-4599.
August 22nd, 2014 | University Announcement
A message from Facilities and Campus Services
Parking Lot Closures:
Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, Parking Lot X will be closed for 2-3 weeks, pending weather. This parking lot will be closed due to the intramural field renovation project. Parking spaces in Lot X will gradually re-open as the project progresses. Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to this parking location.
Contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558 with any questions.
Partial closure of cross-country trails:
The construction for the McCreary Field House has begun. Part of the cross-country trails will remain open during the construction. Access to the trails on campus will be behind The Barn; with the trails from The Barn toward Faculty Drive area open during the construction. There will be barricades and signs on the trail indicating where the trails are closed due to the construction zone. Please do not cross into the construction area for safety reasons.
See the map for barricade locations shown as blue lines. Areas highlighted in yellow indicate trails that are open and accessible to runners.
Contact Wendy Wooten at 336-758-5689 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
August 21st, 2014 | Faculty News
The American Counseling Association (ACA), the world’s largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings with over 55,000 members, has set up a new award in honor of Professor of Counseling Samuel T. Gladding (’67, MAEd ’71).
The award will be called the Samuel T. Gladding Unsung Heroes Award and will recognize professional counseling practitioners who often serve without any type of peer recognition.
The first individual to receive the Gladding Award will be announced in March, 2015, at the ACA National Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The award carries an honorarium of $1,000.
Gladding is a past president of the American Counseling Association and a past chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation. He served as chair of the counseling department from January 2003, when the department was established, until July 2014.