October 22nd, 2014 | University Announcement
As a reminder, the second of two Vision 2020 open discussion forums for community questions and feedback will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in DeTamble Auditorium.
In May 2014, a committee of Wake Foresters representing various areas of the University completed a review of the technological landscape in higher education and began the important challenge of exploring what the future of collaborative work might look like in the next five years.
After site visits, interviews and research, the committee produced “Vision 2020: Charting A Course for Academic Computing at Wake Forest,” a white paper that envisions how technology changes already underway can support teaching and learning at Wake Forest.
You can read more about Vision 2020 on the Provost’s website.
October 21st, 2014 | Events
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Benson 401, staff from procurement services, accounts payable, and finance systems will be on hand to answer questions for a day of discovery surrounding Deacon Depot.
The event is designed to make the Deacon Depot experience more effective and efficient.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get to know key suppliers, learn about new procurement opportunities within Deacon Depot and participate in mini-training sessions. This year, there are some new internal service provider catalogs such as Campus Life Van Rentals, Parking and Transportation and the Reynolda House.
Refreshments and fabulous prizes will be up for grabs! There’s no need to register.
October 20th, 2014 | Professional Development
A message from Kris Shelton, instructional designer, Center for Leadership and Character at the Wake Forest School of Business
Snow days are coming! Last winter, Wake Forest University had 10 days where classes were either delayed or cancelled due to snow and ice. To help faculty and staff across the University be prepared to use technology to run a virtual class during a snow day, the Center for Leadership & Character is co-sponsoring with the Collaborative Technologies Team and the Instructional Technologies Group the “Build an Extra Class Day! Web Tools Workshop Series.”
The “Choose Your Snow Day Adventure” workshop, the first in the Web Tools Workshop Series, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Farrell Hall, Room 108.
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October 16th, 2014 | University Announcement
Dan O. Via, who taught in the religion department from 1956 to 1968, died Oct. 12, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. He was 85.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Saint Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville.
A native of Charlottesville, Via graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. from Duke University. In 1960, following the arrests of 10 Wake Forest students who participated in a sit-in at F.W. Woolworth in downtown Winston-Salem, Via helped pay the students’ bonds so they could be released from jail.
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October 16th, 2014 | Staff News
Andrea Ellis, director of recruitment and organizational development, and John Champlin, manager of recruitment and organizational development, presented “An Unusual Cross-Utilization of HR Resources” at the 2014 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in September.
The session outlined the “Career Planning” series that was launched in the fall of 2012 and the collaboration between the recruiting function and the professional development function within the Wake Forest Human Resources Office. The series has been extremely successful and has grown to include five different career-oriented classes and a number of small-group career coaching events.
Additionally, Ellis and Champlin detailed the “Facilitator-Expert Model” and the roles of each contributor. The approximately 35 attendees were engaged in the discussion and remarked how applicable this model could be at their institutions.
This marks the third year in a row that a member of the Wake Forest Professional Development Center has presented at the National CUPA-HR Conference.
October 15th, 2014 | University Announcement
A Duke Energy power outage has affected part of the western side of the Reynolda Campus and nearby neighborhoods today. Duke Energy is estimating electricity will be restored to the affected areas between 2-4 p.m. today.
The outage is also affecting some nearby traffic lights, including the one at the Polo Road entrance to campus.
On campus, buildings known to be affected include North Campus Apartments, the Porter Byrum Welcome Center and Starling Hall. Also without electricity are many University-owned residences on and near Polo and Reynolda Roads, as well as on University Parkway near campus. The Human Resources office at Polo and Reynolda Roads is also without electricity.
Duke Energy reports that numerous private residences, as well as University-owned houses, are affected in the area near campus. An initial estimate was that up to 5,000 Duke Energy customers might be without electricity.
The power outage occurred late in the morning today, shortly before noon.
October 15th, 2014 | Events
October 14th, 2014 | Faculty News
The following is a message from Provost Rogan Kersh:
I’m pleased to issue this call for nominations of our faculty director for the new Pro Humanitate Institute.
As described previously on Inside WFU, the Institute consolidates Wake Forest’s various community engagement efforts, including the former Institute for Public Engagement, which sponsored engaged teaching and research along with local community outreach, as well as the former Office of Service and Social Action, which facilitated opportunities for students to connect with the community, serve others and explore social-justice issues.
A terrific staff team, helmed by co-directors Norma-May Isakow and Mary Gerardy, will work closely with the faculty director in advancing various Pro Humanitate programs, initiatives and research/creative collaboration across campus and beyond.
Nominations (of oneself or another Reynolda Campus faculty member) may be submitted to Kimberly Quick, Fellow in the Office of the Provost, at firstname.lastname@example.org. They should include a current CV, and be received by October 24.
Questions may be addressed to Lynn Sutton, Vice Provost, at email@example.com.
October 14th, 2014 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Eric Jones, assistant professor of anthropology, whose proposal entitled “A Settlement Ecology Analysis of the Ecological Factors Influencing the Spatial Distribution of Middle-Range Communities in the North Carolina Piedmont, AD 1000-1600” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Reagents for Tracking Protein Oxidation in Cells by MS and Imaging Methods” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Patricia Nixon, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pre-natal Events, Post-natal Consequences II (Competitive Renewal)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
October 13th, 2014 | Faculty News
Despite a government shut down and more competition for limited funds, Wake Forest researchers increased awards by one million dollars over last year, according to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSRP).
OSRP has published its annual report for FY14. Externally sponsored awards increased by one million to $10,839,255. This total does not include fellowship support for scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.
“This total represents the second best in WFU history,” said Lori Messer, OSRP director. “FY14 was an exciting year for research and scholarly activity at the university.”
The number of departments, centers and colleges receiving externally sponsored awards increased 18 percent over last year and more than half of those that received funding received more than last year. Researchers submitted 139 proposals overall.
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