January 23rd, 2014 | University Announcement
From fracking and 3D printing to the exploits of a local astronaut, a new radio program created by WFDD and SciWorks will explore the role of science in our lives.
SciWorks Radio kicked off Sunday, Jan. 12 with a segment on the geological history of the Piedmont. Host and producer Shawn Fitzmaurice, SciWorks’ Planetarium technician, took listeners back in time to a Piedmont covered with mountains and volcanoes during the four-minute inaugural broadcast.
SciWorks Radio will air every Sunday at 8:34 a.m. on 88.5 WFDD. Future broadcasts will tap into the knowledge of local experts.
“Our vision and mission for SciWorks is to further scientific understanding and appreciation among the adults and children of The Triad and Northwest North Carolina,” said Paul Kortenaar, executive director of SciWorks. “Through this exciting collaboration with WFDD, we are able to extend our mission of bringing the science happening right here to the entire community beyond the walls of the science center.”
January 22nd, 2014 | University Announcement
President Hatch and Provost Kersh are pleased to announce that Wake Forest College Dean Jacque Fetrow has been appointed to a second term in this vital role. Dean Fetrow took up her post in January 2009, and has presided over a historic set of College achievements, including WFU’s highest-ever ranking, significant expansion of our superb faculty of teacher-scholars, and an array of innovative new or rejuvenated programs across all academic divisions.
“Jacque has been both a strong, creative voice in helping shape our university-wide goals and progress and a tireless advocate for College faculty, students, and staff,” said Provost Kersh. “I’ve found her counsel invaluable and leadership steadfast; it’s genuinely rewarding to work so closely together.”
Dean Fetrow has also taken a central lead in the ongoing ‘Wake Will’ capital campaign; of our $600 million goal, well over half is sought for investments in the College, including student financial aid, academic programs and facilities, and faculty support.
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January 22nd, 2014 | University Announcement
Don’t be the (phishing) catch of the day.
As an email user in today’s cyber world, you will most likely receive phishing emails that appear to be sent from a reputable organization such as your bank or even Wake Forest University. The emails ask you to click on a link to provide your passwords, credit card numbers, social security number, etc. Protect your data and the University’s data by not responding. Be skeptical.
Wake Forest will never ask you to provide personal information in an email message.
In order to protect you, your data and the University’s data, Information Systems will disable your computing account and contact you if you responded to a phishing scam.
If you have any questions about this message or about suspicious email messages, always contact the Information Systems Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you.
Coming Soon! Changes to your WFU Google account sign-in page
Google is changing the look and feel of the sign-in page for your WFU account. The basic Google sign-in page will replace the customized Wake Forest sign-in page. You will soon be required to enter your full Wake Forest University email address including “@wfu.edu.”
January 21st, 2014 | Staff News
Campus life leaders Marianne Magjuka, Shelley Sizemore and Matt Williams, have been recognized as Wake Forest University’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.
The award is traditionally presented to a student and a professor or administrator from both Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within the community. This year, one student and three campus leaders were recognized at Wake Forest.
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January 21st, 2014 | Faculty News
Winston-Salem Journal reporter Richard Craver recently interviewed retiring business school dean Steve Reinemund.
Reinemund discussed his role as dean and his legacy.
“When Steve Reinemund became dean of Wake Forest School of Business in July 2008, he was determined to give students a hands-on, real-world taste of the challenges and opportunities of corporate America. That included helping them understand how preparation, integrity, having a moral compass and a willingness to lead are values that not only produce success in business, but also in life,” writes Craver.
“My experience in the business world is that when most people get into trouble on issues, they are making a spur-of-the-moment decision when their moral compass isn’t properly calibrated,” Reinemund told Craver. “If you haven’t thought about the context in which you are making your decision, you can allow the pressures of the moment to allow you to give into the temptation. I believe in the 4 Cs of leadership – character, competency, commitment and compassion.”
The story, “Retiring dean of Wake Forest School of Business believes in 4Cs of leadership” ran Sunday, Jan. 19.
January 21st, 2014 | University Announcement
On Jan. 2, President Nathan O. Hatch publicly spoke out against the American Studies Association’s academic boycott of Israel. His comments originally appeared on the Legal Insurrection blog, where Cornell law professor William Jacobson shared similar statements from dozens of presidents, provosts and professors from across the nation.
“Wake Forest University does not support an academic boycott of Israel or any similar measure that limits academic freedom,” Hatch said.
January 20th, 2014 | University Announcement
To recognize a pivotal moment for international education at Wake Forest, the Center for International Studies (CIS) is becoming the Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS).
“It’s time to both celebrate past successes and look forward to the future,” says Kline Harrison, associate provost of global affairs. “Our name change reflects a broader role as Wake Forest continues to build a community where international study and understanding are priorities.”
One of the University’s goals is to ensure that every student has opportunities throughout their four years of college to develop an awareness of and appreciation for world cultures, Harrison says. “Whether a student has traveled extensively or has yet to go abroad, global attitudes and mindsets can be incorporated into classroom and campus programming to facilitate intercultural understanding. Our team is looking forward to working with partners campus-wide to advance a more global culture.”
The Center for Global Programs and Studies aspires to…
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January 20th, 2014 | Staff News
Yvonne Greenlee, who has been a physician assistant in the Student Health Service for 41 years, retired Jan. 17.
When she was hired in September of 1972, Greenlee was the first physician assistant ever hired on campus. At the time, she was told she was also the first African-American professional staff member at the University. She was in the second graduating class of the School of Medicine’s physician assistant program.
“Personally, I still recall the impact she had on my life when I entered Wake Forest in 1976 because she was the first black woman I’d met in the medical field other than those in nursing,” said Barbee Oakes, Wake Forest’s assistant provost for diversity and inclusion. “As a pioneer, her resilience, courage and professionalism influenced my decision to pursue graduate studies.”
Greenlee said being a physician assistant suited her personality. “I have the fun of seeing students and trying to diagnose them. A lot involved in helping students is reminding them that they are going to get through it.”
On her last day, she said she was rereading some of the letters students have sent her over the years. “I like knowing I helped someone and that they realize I helped them.”
January 17th, 2014 | Staff News
Gail Bretan has joined the Office of the Chaplain as the University’s Director of Jewish Life. She began Jan. 6.
Bretan will provide pastoral leadership to Jewish students, staff and faculty including opportunities for worship, prayer, mentoring and counseling. She will also be a resource for the student group Hillel and offer non-Jewish student opportunities to learn about the Jewish faith.
Bretan also serves as the volunteer coordinator for Jewish Family Services in Greensboro. She has a Ph.D. in educational studies with a concentration in cultural foundations from UNC Greensboro, a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to a Welcome Reception in the Hillel lounge in Collins Residence Hall this afternoon, Jan. 17, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.
January 17th, 2014 | Faculty News
Suzanne Reynolds, executive associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at Wake Forest, kicked off a 10-day visit of a delegation of women leaders from Kosovo to the Triad with a presentation, “Women’s Leadership in Law and Politics,” on Friday, Jan. 10, at the law school.
Selected for her expertise in scholarship and teaching about family law as well as her extensive public service, Reynolds also shared her experiences encountering the “glass ceiling” in her law career. Participants in the program had the opportunity to meet LL.M students from Kosovo currently studying at the Wake Forest law school.
The visit by the delegates from Kosovo is sponsored by the Open World Program and involves working with American counterparts and facilitating continued relations though alumni networks and home hosts. The Open World Program, an exchange and partnership program designed to enhance understanding and cooperation between Eurasian and American leaders, is funded and operated by the Open World Leadership Center, an independent government agency of the U.S. Congress.
Winston-Salem and Greensboro, N.C., are official host cities of the Open World Program and the host organization is Friendship Force of Central North Carolina.