January 30th, 2014 | University Announcement
For the past two years, the ZSR Library has offered two class packs of tablets, each consisting of five Apple iPads. These iPads have already been successfully used for a variety of projects, often outside of the classroom. The library just added a third class pack of 20 Kindle Fire HDs.
These Kindles use “whispercast” so instructors can manage multiple devices and distribute content.
Faculty can check out any of these packs for up to an entire semester. The new Kindle Fire HD pack has already been booked for spring 2014, but if you have a summer or fall class that could use these 20 Kindles or one of the iPad class packs, contact Barry Davis.
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January 30th, 2014 | Events, Faculty News
Professor of Music and composer Susan Borwick’s latest work for the bassoon, “Spirit,” premiered in New York City on Jan. 28.
The piece was performed by her former student, Sasha Enegren. Enegren performed the work at a recital at Manhattan School of Music, where she is a doctoral candidate for bassoon performance.
Enegren graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest in 2005.
“Spirit,” written for bassoon and piano, is one of several original works for the bassoon that premiered that evening. The recital included small chamber ensembles, solos and two concertos with orchestra.
Borwick is the president of the International Alliance for Women in Music.
January 29th, 2014 | University Announcement
Wake Forest now provides faculty, students and staff access to VoiceThread, a Web-based software that allows you to converse asynchronously around a document with voice or video. Commonly used for narrated PowerPoint presentations, VoiceThread is a highly flexible, collaborative environment for video, voice, images and common documents. VoiceThread presentations include narration using text, audio, or Webcam and the ability to allow others to view and comment.
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January 29th, 2014 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Walter J. Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAhead Extension” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Katy J. Harriger, professor and department chair of politics and international affairs, whose proposal entitled “Follow-up Study on the impact of the Democracy Fellows program on alumni” has been funded by the Kettering Foundation. Also included in the project were Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology and associate dean of academic advising and Jill McMillan, professor emerita and research professor of communication.
January 28th, 2014 | Faculty News
See a list of employment milestones reached by faculty in January 2014:
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January 28th, 2014 | Staff News
See a list of employment milestones reached by staff in January 2014:
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January 27th, 2014 | Staff News
Ed Morris, director of the Wake Forest Historical Museum, was recently profiled in the Raleigh News & Observer by Marti Maguire.
“It’s been about 180 years since Wake Forest College was founded on a plot of farmland northeast of Raleigh, giving birth also to the town that still bears its name,” writes Maguire.
“The college, now Wake Forest University, moved to Winston-Salem in 1956. Yet the shared history of town and college is remembered in fond detail at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, where a wreath made from the hair of local residents shares billing with the original Demon Deacon tuxedo. Ed Morris has spent the past eight years breathing new life into the museum. He has helped assemble, in a new building, artifacts collected over more than 50 years to create a coherent tale of both town and college.”
Read the full story here.
January 24th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News, University Announcement
The Internal Revenue Service has announced its 403(b) retirement plan limits for 2014. The University is providing this information online, in place of distributing packets, to aid sustainability efforts. You may click to review the limits and obtain information on viewing and changing your personal contribution.
Individual contribution limits may apply based on age, salary and past contributions. If you have questions about your contribution limit, please contact Human Resources at 336-758-4700 or AskHR@wfu.edu.
January 24th, 2014 | Staff News
The University’s Staff Advisory Council launched its first electronic newsletter in January, with plans for monthly newsletters to be available to staff and others interested in receiving it.
The SAC’s website offers easy directions for registering to receive the monthly newsletter. All that is required is providing one’s name and e-mail address.
The newsletter features the SAC’s new logo, developed last fall.
The initial newsletter was sent mostly to SAC members with directions on how they could pass it along to a colleague. The newsletter also explains how one can register to receive it.
The current newsletter announces that Director of Athletics Ron Wellman will speak at the Jan. 28 SAC meeting in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium. All staff members are welcome to attend the meeting that will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Wellman plans to provide an update on what is happening at Lawrence Joel Veterans Coliseum, explain upcoming changes at the ACC and their impact on Wake Forest, and discuss Wake Forest’s unique position in the ACC.
The newsletter also offers information about the previous SAC meeting, including highlights of a presentation by Penny Rue, vice president for campus life.
January 24th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in December 2013:
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