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Update on the upcoming closure of Business 40

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Wake Forest University Police Department invite faculty and staff to attend a campus stakeholders’ update about the upcoming closure of Business 40 on Monday, June 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium (room 404).

N.C. Department of Transportation representatives will provide a project overview, including:

– Plans for the new Business 40
– Timeline
– Communications
– Potential impacts on the Reynolda Campus and Wake Downtown

All faculty and staff are welcome. Those planning to attend should indicate their interest to August Vernon (vernona@nullwfu.edu) in advance.

Future sessions on campus are anticipated as additional details become available.

More information about the future of Business 40, including information about voting and naming the roadway, is available here.

Floyd named NCAA Division I Baseball Championship site rep

Max Floyd, the director of recreational sports at Wake Forest University, on campus on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Max Floyd, director of campus recreation, was selected to work the Ole Miss Men’s Baseball Regional in Oxford, Miss., from June 3 – 6. It is the sixth consecutive time that Floyd has been chosen for this opportunity.

Site representatives are selected by the NCAA Championships & Alliances Office and are charged with several tasks. Floyd’s responsibilities included assisting in overall management of the regional site; enforcing NCAA operational guidelines; conducting pre-conference meetings with coaches, umpires, grounds crew and operations staff; overseeing drug testing, concussion management and ruling on timing, inclement weather or any other on-field related decisions.

Floyd also worked with ESPN on commercial breakaways and mid-game coach interviews.

Heavy construction in Reynolda Hall is underway this week

This message is from Sam Binkley, Senior Project Manager with Facilities & Campus Services:

The second floor main corridor of Reynolda Hall is under abatement this week. Abatement work includes corridor ceilings, vinyl asbestos tile and duct insulation; lighting will be disconnected in the corridor; air conditioning will be shut down as the air handler and ductwork are removed; smoke detectors will be disconnected during the abatement. The main bathrooms off the entry corridor will also be closed.

Signage is posted to restrict entry into the abatement and construction areas.

There will be times of noise disruption, and workers will be moving in and out of the building to dispose of waste.

After abatement work is completed by June 13, the area will be closed off for construction until the end of July impacting the legal office suites 202 and 231, the Heritage Room, the Magnolia Room, the Little Mag room, the Autumn Room and the main corridor.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Binkley at 336-758-4899

Proposals funded: Carroll, Katula, Marsh, Rejeski

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to Dave Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Novel Energy Harvesting Fabric” has been funded by the Army Research Office (ARO) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Streamline Automation (WFU funding agency).

 
 

Jeff Katula

Katula

Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Maya Angelou Center for Health-Project 1-(WFUHS PI:Bertoni)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health & exercise science, and Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Project (CLIP II)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4R18HL076441-10.

April 2016 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in April 2016:

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Technology at WFU | 2015-2016 Year in Review

Message from Mur Muchane, Associate Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

The end of the academic year seems like an appropriate time to pause and reflect. On behalf of my Information Systems (IS) colleagues, I am pleased to share the 2015-2016 Technology at Wake Forest University Year in Review. We hope that you will not only look at the content but also click on the links in this interactive report for a broad view of the many ways IS partnered and collaborated with the campus community this past year, as well as the on-going technology strategic planning effort.

We invite you to view the interactive PDF report here using the Tizra digital publishing platform.

*Note: Please click the above link and use the gray arrow on the directed page to the right of the screen to scroll through all content. The document may also be printed using the fifth icon to the left on the directed page.

Gladding publishes column on being a good ancestor

On May 6, the Winston-Salem Journal published a guest column by Professor of Counseling Sam Gladding titled “Be a good ancestor: the power of words and deeds.”

In the piece, Gladding wrote,”I believe the efforts associated with ‘being a good ancestor’ lead in a positive direction. It is a lifestyle with depth, purpose and meaning, often never recognized by anyone outside of oneself.  Yet it accomplishes two important things: it makes us on a personal level better as human beings while contributing to the good of the world in a lasting way.”

Faculty Open Lab on multimedia set June 8; Staff may attend

This is a guest post from the University’s Instructional Technology Group:

A Faculty Open Lab opportunity for multimedia development inspired by campus needs and requests from faculty will be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Staff with an instructional multimedia need are also welcome to attend. The walk-in lab is hands on and held in individual recording rooms.

This open lab will provide faculty with hands-on personalized instruction in the development of multimedia for student learning. Staff will have microphones, cameras and some specialized software on hand. Projects are ideal for Flipped Classroom or Homework Help.

Faculty will share their instructional needs and our lab facilitators will assist in technology selection as well as organization of materials. Learning objects developed during this open lab can be loaded into Sakai, Google Drive, YouTube or other area of your choice for student retrieval.

Please bring your Wake Forest-issued laptop and any existing instructional materials. This open lab is walk-in between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. We will be located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s suite of study rooms directly across from the circulation desk. Registration is optional but will assist us in obtaining an accurate head count. (http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/10165).

Questions: Sarah McCorkle, Instructional Technology Group (mccorks@nullwfu.edu 758-4818)

Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 9

The Staff Advisory Council and Thrive invite Wake Forest staff to attend the June 9 Staff Appreciation Picnic at BB&T Field.

The picnic is free and open to all Reynolda Campus staff.  It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Staff members are encouraged to register for the picnic. To reserve a spot at the picnic, click here.

The theme of this year’s picnic is “Olympics at the Stadium.”  Food intended to be representative of several countries will be represented:  the U.S., Mexico, Italy and China.

Several games and activities are planned for the entertainment of staff.

Shuttles will bring staff to the event, although parking is available at the stadium in the Gold Lot.

Shuttles will run from Reynolda Campus, Graylyn Conference Center and the Unversity Corporate Center.  Shuttle stops will be: in front of Benson University Center, the bus shelter in Lot W1 beside Worrell Professional Center, behind Graylyn Conference Center and in front of the University Corporate Center.

Between now and the event, the SAC and the Office of Wellbeing staff are asking Reynolda Campus staff to bring canned food donations to stock the Wake Forest food board located in the Benson University Center (third floor rotunda).  The food will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

More details about the event are on the registration web page.

Mepham named assistant director of Humanities Institute

Wake Forest Humanities Institute staff member Aimee Mepham, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Aimee Mepham has been promoted to assistant director of Wake Forest’s Humanities Institute.

Mepham, who first joined the Wake Forest staff in 2008, was previously the institute’s program coordinator.

As assistant director, Mepham’s new responsibilities will include overseeing the Humanities Institute’s Story, Health and Healing Initiative, which is one of several recipients of the Engaged Humanities grant that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Wake Forest in December 2015.

Since 2014, Mepham has been participating in basic and advanced narrative medicine training workshops at the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, and offering writing workshops in narrative medicine in Winston-Salem.

Previously, Mepham has taught creative writing workshops and undergraduate writing courses at Indiana University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wake Forest and Salem College, where she was visiting assistant professor of creative writing and interim director of the Center for Women Writers.

“She is a gifted writer who brings to her work at the Humanities Institute key skills and experience that have helped shape the institute’s current programs and are generating exciting new trajectories for future programming,” said the institute’s announcement.

Mepham earned her bachelor’s degree at Albion College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including River Styx, Opium Magazine, Pinball Magazine and Meridian. Her work has also been performed by Liars’ League NYC, a live literary journal featuring professionally trained actors reading original short stories by writers.

Having served in a number of roles at Wake Forest, Mepham was the first administrative coordinator for the Humanities Institute and the Institute for Public Engagement. Before that, she was administrative assistant for the psychology department.