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June 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2014.

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July 2014 faculty milestones

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July 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2014.

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The PDC empowers Wake Foresters to learn, grow and have fun

john.champlin.620x350If you’ve taken classes through Wake Forest’s Professional Development Center (PDC), chances are you’ve met John Champlin, manager of recruitment and organizational development. John teaches classes, leads book discussions, and informs and entertains faculty and staff who are either working to earn CORE Certification or just interested in taking a few classes.

In this Q&A, John offers a personal, behind-the-scenes look at how the PDC works to empowers faculty and staff to take charge of their career development.

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Voicemail and computer maintenance announcement

Voicemail upgrade: On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, between 6 p.m. and midnight, Information Systems staff will perform an upgrade on the campus voicemail system. Voicemail will be unavailable during this time. No voicemail may be left or retrieved for campus phone extensions. Voicemail will NOT queue for later delivery. No existing voicemail messages will be lost.

Computer network maintenance: On Sat., July 26 and Sat., August 2, Information Systems computer network maintenance will take place. While the maintenance work is taking place, the computing network will be unavailable. Additionally, most computing services, such as Google Mail, WIN, Sakai, Banner, and Web pages will be unavailable.

The network maintenance will take place during the following times:

  • Sat., July 26: 4:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 27
  • Sat., August 2: 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Wake Forest Information Systems at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357.

Follow @WFUIS for news and information.

Wake Forest Baptist Church announces senior pastor

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Reverend Ms. Lia Claire Scholl has been named Senior Pastor at Wake Forest Baptist Church.

Scholl most recently served as Pastor at the Gateway Community Church in Bali, Indonesia. She also served as Senior Pastor of the Richmond Mennonite Fellowship in Richmond, Va., the Minister for Congregational Development at Ravensworth Baptist Church in Annandale, Va., and the Minister of Education at Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

Wake Forest Baptist Church was organized in 1956 when Wake Forest College moved from Wake Forest, N.C., to Winston-Salem and holds services in Wait Chapel on Sunday mornings. Church offices are located in Wingate Hall, which also houses the Wake Forest School of Divinity and the Department of Religion.

Proposals funded: Dan Johnson, Erik Johnson, Gary Miller

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Congratulations to Dan Johnson, associate teacher professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH” has been funded by the North Carolina AHEC.

Congratulations to Erik Johnson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Dissection of Signaling Networks Maintaining Metabolic Homeostasis” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Exercise in the workplace: Effect of an exercise desk in an office setting on workers’ physical & mental health” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Proposals funded: Alexander, Guthold and Jones

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Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Beckman Scholars Program” has been funded by the Beckman Foundation.

Congratulations to Martin Guthold, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Lab-on-Bead Enabled Next-Generation Sequencing for Cancer Drug Discovery” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NanoMedica LLC (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Amanda Jones, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Mechanism as a Driving Force in Gold (l) Catalyzed Alkyne Functionalizations” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Boehme named Reynolda Campus Interim CIO

boehme.200x275John Boehme, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s associate vice president for academic and administrative systems, has been named Reynolda Campus Interim CIO. Prior to assuming his current position, Boehme was the associate dean for academic computing for WFUHS and also served for two decades as a senior leader in WFU’s Department of Radiology, where he did groundbreaking research in medical imaging management systems.

Along with his leadership of the Medical Center’s computing and information systems team, Boehme has been a key member of the Reynolda Campus Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC).  He has also been a leader in seeking to bring high performance computing to the Triad, beginning with his work to help create the WinstonNet system and serving for years as its president. Boehme also represents Wake Forest University as Chair of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina Advisory Committee that operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NC REN).

Boehme assumed his role July 1.

Chinese Pistache trees to be thinned

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

In an effort to create a more sustainable and pleasurable campus environment, Facilities and Campus Services, with the support of and in accordance with the bylaws of the Campus Tree Advisory Committee, will be thinning the existing row of Chinese Pistache trees along the north side of Lot E between the Library and Salem Hall.

The removal of every other tree will allow the light needed to establish grass on the bare eroding slope — preventing erosion of soil into the Lot E and the storm drains leading to Lake Katherine and Silas Creek. The remaining trees will also have more room to reach their full potential.

This work will occur during the week of July 21. If you have any questions,  contact David Davis at (336) 758-4622.