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University Stores Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day Dec. 1

 This is a guest post from University Stores:

The Deacon Shop on the Quad, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, June 9, 2011.

Faculty and staff are invited to join University Stores (Campus Bookstore and Deacon Shop) for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Come shop and enjoy a 30 percent discount on your total order for one day only!

Light refreshments will also be served.  Happy shopping!

Applications being accepted for TLC program

Walking-picThis is a guest post by the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program:

It’s not too early to start thinking about those New Year’s Resolution of a healthy and active lifestyle. Make plans now to make 2016 a new year! Whether your goal is to eat a healthier diet, stop smoking, lose weight or walk three miles a day, the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program can help!

What is HELPS TLC? HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised program designed to help WFU employees develop a healthy and active lifestyle using exercise and education.

What is the cost? The cost will be covered by Wake Forest.

What will you receive? Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up; dietary intake is assessed through computer-analyzed food records; supervised exercise sessions at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility; weekly small group sessions will be held on campus in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1162.

Who will be helping you? The HELPS TLC staff consists of an exercise physiologist, registered nutritionist and health psychologist who work together to teach you behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating.

We are currently taking applications for the next group which will start in January.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Andrea Cox via email atshuttar@nullwfu.edu or by phone at 758-5853. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Knox to discuss upcoming international climate talks in Paris

road map to parisThis is a guest post from the University’s Office of Sustainability:

The world will be watching the international climate talks in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 11. Join Wake Forest faculty expert John Knox on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium for a guided tour of the likely trajectory of these talks.

Knox is Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law in the School of Law. He participated in the Conference of Parties (COP) last year in Lima, Peru, and will attend this year’s talks (COP21) in Paris.

Knox, who also serves as UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment, will discuss what form the agreements are taking, the likelihood that countries will meet their commitments, and whether the fairly massive promises of financial assistance to poorer countries are actually going to be carried out.

After the event, Ben & Jerry’s Save our Swirled Scoop Tour will provide free ice cream from a retrofitted Tesla! More information is available here.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.

Memorial service scheduled for Chip Patterson

A memorial service for Chip Patterson will be held Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.

The University previously announced that he died on Nov. 17.  A Wake Forest alumnus, he joined the Wake Forest staff in 1987 and retired this year as assistant vice president of gift planning in the Office of University Advancement.

Death of Chip Patterson announced

This message was sent by e-mail to faculty and staff by Communications and External Relations:

We are saddened to announce that Chip Patterson, who retired this year in the Office of University Advancement, died today.

A Wake Forest alumnus, Mr. Patterson joined the Wake Forest staff in 1987 and retired as assistant vice president of gift planning.

We grieve Mr. Patterson’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Once his family has made arrangements for a service, information will be posted on the Inside WFU web site.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The University Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 758-5210.  For staff and faculty, there is also the Employee Assistance Center at 716-5493.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Reynolda Village Annual Holiday Stroll to be held Nov. 21

The Reynolda Village Annual Holiday Stroll will be held Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m.

Reynolda Village will be decorated for a festive evening including a visit from Santa Claus, carolers and carriage rides.

Shops in Reynolda Village are extending their business hours for the annual event.

Each year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Reynolda Village holds the holiday stroll.

The event is free.

Proposals funded: Lachgar, Rejeski, Williams

Wake Forest chemistry professor Abdou Lachgar.

Lachgar

Congratulations to Abdessadek Lachgar, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Empowering Pakistani Women through Scientific Research, Technology Development, and Entrepreneurship: Waste-to-Energy Technology Development” has been funded by the USAID and by [subaward/subcontract from] National Academy of Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Center Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

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Williams

Congratulations to Richard Williams, Reynolds Professor of Physics, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research:ARI-MA: Realizing High Performance Inorganic Scintillators at Low Cost” has been funded by the US Department of Homeland Security.

‘Steps Toward Peace: A Living Vigil’ set for Nov. 16

This message was sent by e-mail on behalf of the Office of the Chaplain to students, faculty and staff:

The horrific events in Paris and Beirut have awakened many to the pervasive acts of terror that have plagued communities around the world for months. In response to the widespread pain and violence, the Office of the Chaplain welcomes the Wake Forest community to “Steps Toward Peace: A Living Vigil.”

Vigils are periods of purposeful wakefulness maintained for the sake of others.  While there is great power in grieving together, our vigil cannot end there. Our work is to turn grief into growth. We must not sleep on our individual and collective tendencies toward self-centeredness and complicity.  We must stay awake to the role we each play in harming the vulnerable in our world. If we only grieve but do not grow, we have grieved in vain.

We invite Wake Forest to join in “Steps Toward Peace: A Living Vigil” on Monday, November 16th, on Hearn Plaza, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We invite you to walk, to contemplate, to pray and to keep vigil both now and as we continue to live our lives.  We will not let the lives lost to terror be only a memory, but a catalyst towards individual and collective growth.

Periodically throughout the day Wait Chapel will be open for facilitated prayer gatherings. We welcome those who practice prayer to gather at scheduled times to pray for the victims, the families of the victims, the enactors of terror, and their families. We gather in Pro Humanitate.

Prayer Gatherings in Wait Chapel:

11:00 am – Led by Catholic Community/Liz Orr

Noon – Led by Chaplain Tim Auman

1:00 pm – Led by Episcopal Student Fellowship/James Franklin

2:00 pm – Led by Jewish Community/Gail Bretan

4:00 pm – Led by K. Monet Rice-Jalloh in the Black Church Tradition

Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

The Office of the Chaplain

Update regarding Wake Forest students in France

This message was e-mailed today to students, faculty and staff by Communications and External Relations:

Wake Forest officials continue monitoring the situation in Paris this weekend following terrorist attacks Friday, but at this point officials have not heard of any student who has been harmed or is in danger.

University officials learned by Friday night that all Wake Forest students studying in France were safe.  They have also heard from students who had traveled to Paris for the weekend from elsewhere in France and Europe.  All were safe.

Wake Forest students studying in Wake Forest and affiliated programs throughout Europe have been checking in with University officials in various ways, informing them that they are safe.  The University will continue actively seeking to hear from every student who is in Europe.

In addition, there is no indication of any Wake Forest faculty or staff member who has been harmed or is in danger, either, in France.

Friday’s attacks prompted the University on Friday to initiate its protocol for meeting the needs of students who are in a foreign country when such an incident occurs. The safety of all Wake Forest students in the Paris area and elsewhere in Europe is of utmost concern to the University.

Wake Forest will continue to identify and offer support to those on the Reynolda Campus who have been most affected by this tragedy.

At Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus, the University Counseling Center and the Chaplain’s Office are available to students there who need to speak with someone.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273.   The Chaplain’s Office may be reached at 758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Important message on Wake Forest students in France

This message was e-mailed to students, faculty and staff on the evening of Nov. 13:

As a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris today, Wake Forest officials are actively contacting all of the University’s undergraduate students who are studying in Paris or who have travelled to Paris for the weekend.

At this time, Wake Forest has contacted all of those who are studying in Paris and have verified their safety.  Most had left the city for weekend travel before the attacks.

At this point, Wake Forest is not aware of any Wake Forest student—undergraduate, graduate or professional—who has been harmed or is in danger this weekend.  There is no indication of any Wake Forest faculty or staff member who has been harmed or is in danger, either.

The attacks prompted Wake Forest to initiate its protocol for meeting the needs of students who are in a foreign country when such an incident occurs. The safety of all Wake Forest students in the Paris area and elsewhere in Europe is of utmost concern to the University.  Wake Forest officials will monitor the situation in Paris until the situation is resolved.

The University will continue checking with all of its students who are studying in France until this period of uncertainty has subsided. The University will also continue efforts to contact any students who may have travelled to Paris for the weekend. Wake Forest officials are contacting its programs and its affiliated programs.

Wake Forest will announce an update on its students on Saturday before noon.  The announcement will be distributed by e-mail to faculty, staff and students and posted on the University web site.