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Wake Forest’s Denim Day to be observed April 13

Wake Forest’s Safe Office is sponsoring Denim Day at Wake Forest on April 13 in support of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The Safe Office, which provides crisis response and ongoing support services related to sexual assault and interpersonal violence, is encouraging people on campus to wear denim clothing on April 13.  Stickers that illustrate support for Denim Day are available from the Safe Office in Benson University Center, Room 414.  The stickers can be work by Denim Day supporters.

“If you take a photo of you or your colleagues participating in” Denim Day, send them to Safe Office staff, according to Beth McCollum, Safe Office coordinator.  In particular, send a photo to montplbf@nullwfu.edu.

Scholl elected to American Counseling Association’s council

Mark Scholl, associate professor of counseling, was recently elected to the American Counseling Association’s governing council.

His three-year term begins July 2017.

The governing council establishes the policies that govern the affairs of the association and oversees the association.

The governing council is composed of one representative from each of 20 chartered association divisions, and one representative from each of  four national regions. He will be representing the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Hof Milam to present annual financial update April 26

This announcement was emailed to staff and faculty on April 11:

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Executive Vice President Hof Milam will give his annual financial update to the University on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

He will review the Wake Forest budget for next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  The Faculty Senate enthusiastically invites all Wake Forest students, staff and faculty to attend.

Human Resources’ Shannon Araya to speak at SAC meeting

Shannon Araya of Human Resources will make a presentation on University benefits at the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting on April 13.

The SAC will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D.

Staff are invited to the meeting.

Faculty invited to participate in the Magnolias Curriculum Project

This is a guest post from the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability:

Wake Forest faculty are invited to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the 2017 Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome.

This workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability—broadly defined—into our classrooms. Although we start by taking a close look at Wake Forest University and the larger Piedmont region, we invite participants to engage in local to global comparisons.

The Magnolias Project kicks off with a two-day workshop (May 10-11) that will offer opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues. Following the workshop, faculty participants prepare discipline-specific course materials on their own over the summer. They will reconvene in the fall to discuss their insights and experiences. Participants receive a stipend of $500 ($250 upon completion of the workshop; $250 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus).

Applications for the May 2017 workshop will be accepted until April 17, 2016. Click here to apply for the 2017 Magnolias Project.

Murton elected president of national association

The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education, has announced the election of Rosey Murton, director of procurement services at Wake Forest, to the office of president, effective immediately. Installation of officers occurred at a ceremony held during the association’s 96th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, March 26-29.

Prior to joining Wake Forest, Murton was executive director of the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative, housed at the University of Illinois, where she served as director of university sourcing and assistant director of strategic procurement. She has also worked as a contract portfolio manager for the State of Illinois and in the private sector.

In addition to serving on the NAEP Board of Directors for the past three years, Ms. Murton served on the association’s Professional Development Committee and presented programs at both its national and Great Lakes Region meetings.

Murton graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. and MBA and has earned the professional certifications CPPO and CPPB.

Festival of Colors set for April 8 on Manchester Plaza

This is a guest post of the South Asian Student Association:

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to Wake Forest University’s annual Holi Celebration, organized by the South Asian Student Association (SASA).

Holi, the festival of colors (of Hindu, Sikh & Jain roots), celebrates community and the beginning of spring. The event will take place on Manchester Plaza on April 8, from 1-3 p.m.

There will be dance performances, free South Asian food, and tons of color! Come wearing clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Feel free to bring friends and family – all are welcome!

HELPS offers weight management program

This is a guest post of the Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS):

Do you want to lose weight, but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! Our six-month weight management program is offered to full-time Wake Forest University employees. This program will go beyond healthy lifestyle modification, with a laser focus on weight loss. The program will offer a combination of weight loss strategies and techniques to help individuals reach their goals.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in our next group starting in June. Weekly group sessions will be held here on campus in Worrell Professional Center.

Here are few highlights of the weight management program:

–Six months of weekly group sessions
–Geared specifically for weight loss
–Initial & six-month assessments
–Initial & six-month DEXA total body composition scans
–Formal assessment and follow-up with a dietitian
–Weekly food diary evaluations and feedback
–Physical activity tracking & exercise guidance
–Specific quality nutrient guidelines
–Behavior modification & mindfulness

This program is designed for participants who meet the following criteria:

–Individuals with weight loss needs (BMI >26)
–Able to attend weekly sessions held on Mondays at 12:30 pm
–Able to commit to personal dietary and exercise changes
–Full-time, permanent Wake Forest University Employee

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Andrea Cox at shuttar@nullwfu.edu or at336-758-5853 for more information. Space is limited.

Hannah Inzko named director of academic technology

This is a guest post from Information Systems and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative:

Information Systems and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative are pleased to announce that Ms. Hannah Inzko has accepted the position of Director of Academic Technology at Wake Forest University.

Graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Film and Video Production, Hannah started her career at The Pennsylvania State University where she served as the Media Commons Manager, overseeing the budget and operations of 28 physical locations spread out over 24 commonwealth campuses. In 2014, Hannah accepted a position as the Director of Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement at the University of Miami reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Technologies, where she oversaw a team of Senior Instructional Designers and IT Specialists. Additionally, during her tenure at the University of Miami, she continued her education, earning a Master of Science in Education in Community and Social Change.

Hannah’s experience in higher education instructional design and multimedia aligns with the institutional need for a passionate leader in academic technology to enrich academic technologies and support services. During the interview process, Hannah stood out as a positive and enthusiastic individual, demonstrating the skill set needed to forge relationships with schools, departments, and faculty members throughout the Wake Forest campus community.

In addition to working closely with Information Systems, Hannah will work in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, The Office of Online Learning, ZSR Library staff, and the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) to enrich educational technologies and the support services that enhance teaching, learning and research across our campus community.

President Hatch elected chair of NCICU

Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch was elected chair of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) during the organization’s annual meeting held March 28 and 29 in Pinehurst. Hatch will serve a two-year term leading the executive committee of the board. NCICU is the sector of higher education in North Carolina that represents the 36 private, non-profit institutions in the state.

“We are deeply appreciative that President Hatch has accepted this key role for independent higher education,” said NCICU President A. Hope Williams.

Elected to the Executive Committee were Queens University of Charlotte President Pamela Davies, vice chair, Livingstone College President Jimmy Jenkins, secretary, and Meredith College President Jo Allen, treasurer.

The NCICU annual meeting was attended by college and university presidents and trustees, and corporate partners who serve on the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC). Governor Roy Cooper was among the speakers, acknowledging the value of and support for private higher education in North Carolina as a complement to the public higher education system. Also on the agenda were State School Superintendent Mark Johnson, Senator David Curtis, Representative Craig Horn and Representative John Fraley.