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Marsh elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

tanya.marsh.300x175Professor Tanya Marsh has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers.

Admission to ACREL is by invitation only, following nomination and a rigorous peer review process, according to the organization. An election to fellowship is extended only to those with outstanding legal ability who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct and have contributed substantially to the improvement of real estate law. Members of ACREL are distinguished, nationally-known lawyers who have a minimum of 10 years experience in real estate law.

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Summer Technology Exploration Program grants awarded

The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the College are pleased to announce this year’s STEP Grant recipients. Faculty of the College and ZSR were encouraged to explore technology-enhanced teaching, learning, research, scholarly and creative work, or the development of course materials and online courses for summer 2014 and the academic year 2014-15.

Proposals for development of online courses for non-resident students in summer school were reviewed by the Online Education Committee (OLEC), while proposals for other exploration of technology were evaluated by the Committee on Information Technology (CIT).

The awarded recipients and respective projects are as follows:

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Private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou to be held in Wait Chapel

maya.angelou.300x175Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Due to limited seating capacity, the family has decided to have a closed service for family and friends only. Wake Forest University will livestream the service for the public at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial.

Dr. Angelou touched the lives of her Wake Forest students, colleagues and friends in a personal and profound way. For more than 30 years, she inspired them to be courageous and embrace life fully. To read reflections on Dr. Angelou’s impact on the Wake Forest community and beyond, a guest book is available on her remembrance page.

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Online tuition concession is now available

Human Resources has launched an online tool that replaces the paper form used to request tuition concession for dependents and spouses/domestic partners. In addition to making it more efficient to submit requests, this sustainable solution adds capabilities for faculty and staff to track their tuition reimbursement. The new online tool is available by logging into the secure WIN portal, accessing “WF@Work” and clicking “Tuition Concession.”

A Quick Reference Guide, which outlines the process of submitting the electronic requests, also is available through WIN.

Questions? Contact Human Resources at AskHR@wfu.edu or 336.758.4700.  Additionally, please share your feedback as the department looks toward additional opportunities to automate forms and processes.

Professor Emeritus Ralph D. Amen dies at 86

ralph.amen.150x150Professor Emeritus Ralph D. Amen, who taught in the biology department from 1962 until 1993, died May 29 in Winston-Salem. He was 86.

A memorial service will be held Monday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. The family will receive guests after the service.

Amen is survived by his wife, Shirley (’67), and three children, duWayne (’81), Christine and Katherine. He was pre-deceased by one son, Eric (’81).

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Staff appreciation picnic at Reynolda House June 12

reynolda.house.300x175A special invitation from Wake Forest’s Staff Advisory Council.

The Staff Advisory Council cordially invites all staff members to the 2014 Wake Forest Staff Appreciation Event on June 12. Drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy lunch, games, music and fun on the lawn of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. During the event, the museum will also be open for staff to enjoy.

The event will feature:

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May 2014 faculty and staff milestones

See a list of faculty and staff milestones in April 2014:

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April 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in April 2014:
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Charles Iacovou named Dean of Business

20140527iacovou5493A message from President Nathan O. Hatch.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Iacovou has accepted my invitation to serve as the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business, effective July 1. Provost Rogan Kersh chaired a national search for a leader of impeccable experience and an appreciation for the power of a well-rounded business education in a collegiate-university setting. Throughout the process, Dr. Iacovou distinguished himself as the best choice for Wake Forest.

Since joining the School of Business’ leadership team in 2007, he has served in a number of senior administrative roles, including Director of the Full-time MBA Program, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty.  For the past two years, he has served as the School’s Vice Dean.  In this capacity, he has had oversight responsibility for undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs. He also has been responsible for faculty affairs, academic centers and all administrative and professional staff functions of the school.

Under his leadership, the School of Business faculty and staff formulated a strategic framework for business education at Wake Forest between 2012-13, which is currently being implemented. This followed Dr. Iacovou’s successful efforts to co-lead the integration of the graduate and undergraduate business schools at Wake Forest.

Before joining Wake Forest University in 2001, Dr. Iacovou led an electronic bank, Laiki eBank, in Europe. Additionally, Dr. Iacovou has provided strategic planning, management consulting, and leadership training services to firms in the financial services, international trade, logistics, media and other industries. As Professor of Management, Dr. Iacovou has received numerous teaching and research awards from students, alumni and faculty.

Dr. Iacovou was a faculty member in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University from 1997 to 1999. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia and his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He completed his undergraduate studies with the support of a scholarship administered by the Cyprus Fulbright Commission.

I am confident Dr. Iacovou will take Wake Forest to the next level as a distinctive and distinguished school of business.  Please join me in congratulating him on his new role.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library 2014 summer schedule

May 27-July 3 and July 7-August 9

Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.