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Department of Communication faculty highlights

From awards to publications to presentations, the Department of Communication has written a roundup of faculty news to share:

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Staff Appreciation Night at the Winston-Salem Dash

WSDash1The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a Staff Appreciation Night at the Winston-Salem Dash on July 16. The evening is complimentary to Wake Forest University staff and their immediate families. Parking will be available for $5. More details will follow.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.

To reserve tickets, register with the PDC. Contact the Office of the Provost at provostevent@wfu.edu with any questions. Space is limited.

Road closure announcement for July 2

On Wednesday, July 2, a section of Gulley Dr. between Wake Forest Rd. and Jasper Memory Lane will be closed from 6 – 10 a.m. to allow crane work at Salem Hall.

From Wake Forest Rd., Jasper Memory Lane can be accessed by turning right onto Faculty Dr. and following this road to the back entrance to Jasper Memory Lane.

Gully Dr. will be accessible from Wingate Rd., but will only have access up to Jasper Memory Lane near Luter Residence Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Crist at extension 2558.

Campus wireless will be unavailable 7-7:30 a.m. on July 2

A message from Wake Forest University Information Systems

On Wednesday, July 2, Information Systems will perform required maintenance to the wireless network. The wired network will not be affected.

What will happen?

From 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, the wireless network will be unavailable.

What will I see?

At 7:30 a.m. the wireless network will be available after maintenance.

Once maintenance is completed, faculty, staff and students will see a pop-up regarding trusting the certificate when connecting to the wireless network. There is no security risk when this pop-up appears and you may accept the certificate to continue. The pop-up you see will be dependent on the operating system you are using. Click on the help.wfu.edu page to view the possible pop-ups.

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‘Living in the Overlap’ wins 2014 Audience Award

Mary Dalton

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“Living in the Overlap,” a documentary co-directed by Mary M. Dalton and Cindy Hill, won the 2014 Audience Award for Best Short Film at The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto.

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards are voted on by its fans. Founded in 2000 and featuring unique categories, the annual prize has become a favorite of a community that thrives on the energy of it’s audiences.

News from the ZSR Library

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ZSR faculty were recently elected to professional organization offices for terms starting July 1, 2014:

Wanda Brown (Associate Dean): Chair-Elect of the Human Resources Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association (LLAMA-HRS); Board of Trustees of LYRASIS.

Thomas Dowling (Director of Technologies): Vice President/President-Elect of the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Sarah Jeong (Science Librarian): Secretary of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

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Long-time staff member publishes book on gluten-free cooking

gluten.free.bookNancy J. Metcalf, administrative assistant for Global Programs and Studies, has been working at Wake Forest for nearly 25 years. She and her daughter, Amy, are both 2003 Wake Forest graduates.

Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007, Metcalf has published a gluten-free cookbook, “Gluten Free and Budget Friendly,” which she recently promoted at Whole Foods in Winston-Salem.

Q: What inspired you to write a cookbook?

A: When I was first diagnosed I found it challenging to figure out what I could and couldn’t eat. I started experimenting with recipes to make it easier on myself and my family and discovered many gluten-free foods everyone could eat and not feel deprived. Many folks are choosing to eat gluten free, so I thought this book might be helpful to them as well.

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Alternatives to campus parking available

The Office of Sustainability would like to remind faculty and staff of alternatives to parking on campus.

Carpooling

Two or more employees who live near one another, or along the same commuting route, and who work similar hours, can register with the Parking and Transportation office as a carpool. Members of a carpool are issued one carpool hangtag, at no cost, to be exchanged between drivers. Members of the carpool can choose one location on campus to which they would like to park nearest and the Parking and Transportation office will designate a carpool space as near to that location as possible. Each member of the carpool will be issued four (4) daily parking passes per semester to accommodate special commuting circumstances. The full carpool program procedures and policy is available online. Visit Wake Forest’s private ride-sharing website, Zimride, to set up or join a carpool.

Bicycle Commuting

Faculty and staff who ride a bicycle to work on a frequent basis can register with the Parking and Transportation office as bicycle commuters. These employees will be issued eight (8) free day passes per semester that will allow them to drive a vehicle to work and park on-campus, when needed. Faculty and staff who commute by bicycle infrequently have the option of purchasing an on-campus permit or choosing a free permit to park in a satellite lot when driving a vehicle to work.

June 2014 faculty and staff milestones

See a list of faculty and staff milestones:

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OPCD staffers present at NCACE, take on leadership roles

Several Wake Forest staff members have recently taken on leadership roles and made presentations at the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (NCACE) annual conference held in Atlantic Beach from April 30-May 2.

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In addition to being selected as president elect of the NCACE for 2014-15, Dana Hutchens, employer experience manager, presented “Hire U: Providing Students the Employer Perspective,” a workshop that turns the tables on students, putting them in the role of recruiters having to review resumes and make interview selections. As the 2013 Furney K. James Outstanding Service Award winner, she served on the 2014 awards committee and completed her executive board two-year position as treasurer, where she also acted as the conference budget manager. Hutchens will assume the president role for the 2015-16 year.

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