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New faculty publications (Aug. 2015)

Gladding, Samuel. (Counseling). Groups: A Counseling Specialty, 7th ed. Pearson. July 2015.

Hena, Omaar. (English). Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok, and Nagra (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series). Palgrave Macmillan. August 2015.

Marsh, Tanya D., & Daniel Gibson. (Law). Cemetery Law: The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States. God’s Acre Publishing. August 2015.

Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair Call For Vendors

artisansfairIt’s time for vendor signups for the annual Artisans’ Fair, an event that showcases the artistic talents of WFU employees (staff or faculty), spouses of WFU employees, retirees or students. Items are all handmade by the representatives.

To register, you must complete this form, and turn in your $10 (cash only) to one of the committee members: Dana Hutchens (758.5246, Farrell, Room A54), Gale Newport (758.5230, Benson, Room 139), or Gloria Stickney (758.4971, Olin, Rom 305A).

All registrations MUST BE received by Nov. 4, and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Only 32 vendors spots open!

Proposals funded: Anderson, Carroll, Kiang

T. Michael Anderson


Congratulations to Michael Anderson, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Spatiotemporal dynamics of woody cover in East African savannas” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).



David Carroll


Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic Thermoelectrics: the matrix composite approach” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Texas A & M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).


Lisa Kiang


Congratulations to Lisa Kiang, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Gratitude, Well-being, and the Decline of Materialism: A Cross-cultural Study of Character Formation in Children and Adolescents” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation and by [subaward/subcontract from] UNC-Greensboro (WFU funding agency).

September 2015 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in September 2015:

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‘Project Pumpkin’ to be held in Reynolds Gymnasium

Due to rain in the forecast, Project Pumpkin will be held in Reynolds Gym on Wed., Oct. 28., from 3 to 6 p.m.

More than 800 Winston-Salem area children are expected to attend Wake Forest’s annual Halloween festival. This year’s festival will have an “Under the Sea” theme based on popular movies and television shows such as The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Spongebob Squarepants.

In 1989, Wake Forest students started a Halloween festival on campus for local children. Twenty-seven years later, Project Pumpkin has become a Wake Forest tradition that participating schools and agencies look forward to each year. This year, more than 550 Wake Forest volunteers are welcoming the children for games, crafts and trick-or-treating.

Children of faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Temporary parking changes for Project Pumpkin

The following message is sent on behalf of the Office of Parking and Transportation:

Student volunteers will welcome more than 800 children to Wake Forest on Oct. 28 for Project Pumpkin, an annual event that offers an afternoon of Halloween fun.   The arrival of the children prompts the need for some changes regarding parking on that day for the University community.

Two lots near Hearn Plaza, where much of the Halloween fun for children will occur, will operate differently on Oct. 28. Lot B, between Taylor and Davis residence halls, will be closed. Spaces adjacent to the sidewalk in Lot P, on the east side of Wait Chapel, will be set aside for buses bringing and picking up the children.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options:

Parking Lot J, located behind Collins and South residence halls, is available for faculty, staff and general parking. This lot is the least utilized on campus and should providing parking throughout Oct. 28. Routinely, open spaces can also be found in parking lots A and Q, as well as on Wake Forest Road near Wait Chapel.

Whenever parking lots are closed to accommodate special events, carpooling is an option the University recommends. Carpooling can save gas and time looking for a parking space.

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“Fall in Love” campus photo contest opens

Fall in Love posterFaculty and staff are invited to join students in a photography contest designed to capture the beauty of Wake Forest’s campus in the fall. Recently, the campus has been recognized as the “Most Beautiful College in the Fall” and has appeared on numerous web sites as one of the top 50 most beautiful campuses overall.

To celebrate, you can share your fall campus pictures as part of the “Fall in Love with Wake Forest” competition, organized by student group The Media. To enter by the Oct. 31 deadline, email your photos to or share on social media using the hashtag #FALLINLOVEWFU.

All photos will be evaluated by a selection committee to select at least 25 finalists. Finalist’s photos will be exhibited in the ZSR Library, and the photo receiving the highest number of votes will be printed on a vinyl banner and hung on the Upper Quad.


  • 1st Place: Prize worth $100 with a signed thank you card from Provost Rogan Kersh
  • 2nd Place: Prize worth $50
  • 3rd Place: Prize worth $20
  • Other finalists will receive a prize worth $10.

October 2015 faculty and staff milestones

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for October 2015:

1 year

Erin G Angel; Coordinator of Assignments; Residence Life & Housing

Thomas Blain Brown; Director, Account Mgmt. & Plan; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations

Erika Lynn Carrubba; Asst Dir, Athletic Communicati; Athletics: Media Relations

Adina Dabu; Research Assistant Professor; WFUSB-Instruction

Chelsea Ivana Hosch; Business Mgr, Comm & Ext Rel; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations

Taeg hyun Kang; Visiting Assistant Professor; Computer Science

Amelia Mabel Knight; User Tech Support Coord, Assoc; IS: Knowledge & Service Support

Matthew McKay Nelkin; Sr. Developer/Asst. Dir of IT; Law: Computing Support

Malika Dawn Roman Isler; Director of Well-Being; Wellbeing

Sarah J Tooley; Asst Dean of Students,Case Mgr; Office of Dean of Students

5 years

Ann Boardman Bell; Operations Manager; Graduate School: Documentary Film

Christopher Lee Holt; Police Officer; University Police

George Anderson Roland; Asst Coach, Women’s Tennis; Athletics: Tennis – Women

10 years

Christopher Todd Hairston; Assoc Athl Director Compliance; Athletics: Compliance Office

15 years

Ann Setien Gibbs; Assoc Dean, Admin&Student Svcs; Law: School Adm Expense

William Norman Giroux; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance

20 years

Ellen Anna Daugman; Librarian, Research & Instruct; Library – ZSR

Kimberly K. Flowers; Exec Asst to AVP, Advancement; Advancement: VP Office

25 years

Antonio A. Broome; Custodian; 3rd Shift; Facilities & Campus Services

30 years

Lynne G. Heflin; Administrative Assistant; Athletics: Basketball – Men

David Taylor receives prestigious award

AC awards Mary and David Taylor

David Taylor, Director of Global Abroad Programs and Mary Dwyer, President & CEO of IES Abroad

The Institute for the International Education of Students presented the IES Abroad Professional Development Award, recently, to David Taylor, director of global abroad programs at Wake Forest.  He is a staff member in the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

Every year, IES Abroad presents three prestigious leadership awards at their annual conference to recognize study abroad professionals’ substantial contributions and achievements to the field. IES Abroad is a non-profit study abroad organization that administers study abroad programs for U.S. college-aged students.

Taylor implemented a study abroad outreach plan for underrepresented populations that resulted in a 25 percent increase in first-generation and minority Wake Forest students studying abroad. This initiative helped the University receive the 2013 Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in Study Abroad. Taylor has served on IES Abroad’s Annual Conference Planning Committee and is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the North Carolina Association of International Educators (NCAIE).

He has also presented at the WISE Conference, IES Abroad Annual Conference, and the Forum on Education Abroad Conference.

School of Law launches Veterans Legal Clinic

This is a guest post from the School of Law:

The Veterans Legal Clinic launched at Wake Forest this fall with the mission to provide legal services to veterans with legal issues stemming from or relating to their military service that are currently underserved by existing programs.

The clinic began with four students working under the supervision of Professor Steve Virgil, who has spent the past two years researching and working with a group of interested law students, most of whom are veterans.

Professor Virgil, who is executive director of the law school’s experiential education programs, says the clinic seeks to serve North Carolina military personnel including active duty service members, reservists, veterans and non-affiliated veterans.

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