March 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Project (CLIP II)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R18HL076441-07.
Congratulations to Miles R. Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Understanding range limits and plant migration in response to climate change in neotropical montane forests: Moving from observational models to mechanisms” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to David J. Anderson, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Population size of blue-footed boobies in Galapagos: evaluation of indications of population decline” has been funded by the Galapagos Conservancy.
March 26th, 2013 | Staff News
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March 26th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
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March 25th, 2013 | Staff News
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will hear a presentation on the University’s benefit programs at a March 26 meeting.
Angela Culler and Shannon Calleja, members of the Human Resources staff, will make a presentation on benefit programs in advance of the annual benefits enrollment for staff and faculty.
The SAC will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at Benson University Center, Room 401 C/D. SAC meetings are open to all staff.
March 25th, 2013 | Alumni News, Faculty News
Kenny Herbst (’97), an associate professor of marketing in the Schools of Business who also happens to be a former walk-on basketball player, trended worldwide on Twitter during the 2013 ACC Tournament. His energetic support of Wake Forest as it played Maryland inspired the hashtag #IntenseWakeFan.
The Old Gold & Black asked Herbst about the experience:
“Cheering with enthusiasm is not a new thing for me, and so the reaction from fans and the media around the country that night was really surprising but fun. I think the reason that this became somewhat of a story was because I was in a seat in which I could be seen and from which I could be heard. I hope that my applauding the team for their great effort makes a difference.”
Read the full Q&A at the Old Gold & Black website »
March 22nd, 2013 | Staff News
The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Kevin Cook of Wake Forest has become the 145th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program. Cook currently serves as the lead groundskeeper at Graylyn International Conference Center.
“I wanted to become a CGM as part of my professional development at work, to further my education, and to become more established in the landscape field,” Cook said.
After completing the two-part exam process, Cook reflected on his thoughts about how the program has helped further his career.
“Through the CGM program I have made great contacts and working relationships with fellow professionals,” he said. “I have learned a lot about our individual process and now have a documented representation of our procedures. Most of all, it has inspired me to focus on our sustainability efforts here in the Wake Forest community.”
Read a full interview with Cook at http://pgms.org/kevin-cook-145th-cgm/. Those achieving the CGM professional designation must have first accomplished a set level of education and on-the-job experience and then successfully complete a two-part examination process administered by PGMS.
Founded in 1911, PGMS is an individual membership society of grounds professionals dedicated to advancing the grounds management profession through education and professional development. Further information on PGMS and its CCM program is available online at www.pgms.org.
March 22nd, 2013 | University Announcement
Wake Forest’s gatehouses will begin operating two hours early on Friday night, March 22, as the University hosts a sold-out concert on Davis Field. The Reynolda Road and University Parkway gatehouses will start operating at 8 p.m., and the Polo Road entrance will close at that time. The gatehouses will be staffed until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
The University Police Department reminds students, staff and faculty to go to the police website and register in advance for guests coming onto campus at 8 p.m. or later Friday night. Anyone not pre-registered should expect delays at the gatehouses. Also, vehicles without proper vehicle identification will be stopped at the gatehouses between 8 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will be asked for name and destination; officers may issue a short-term visitor pass.
The WAKEstock concert will run from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., but concert gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking will be available in lots W and Q.
March 21st, 2013 | Faculty News
“America is Asking All the Wrong Questions about Drones,” an op-ed by Jack Amoureux, a visiting assistant professor of politics and international affairs, was published by U.S. News on March 19.
Amoureux, who joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2011, teaches “The Politics of Technology and Violence.”
March 20th, 2013 | Staff News
The deadline is approaching for nominating new members to the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22.
To nominate yourself or someone in your division – please visit: SAC Nominations (login required)
The SAC, formed in 2006 by President Hatch, is an advisory body tasked with strengthening communication between the staff and administration at Wake Forest. For more information on the role of the SAC, please visit http://sac.wfu.edu.
- Candidates — May be nominated by another staff member from their same division, or they may self-nominate.
- Nominations — Any staff member nominating another employee should inform their nominee of this intent, and determine if that employee is interested in serving on the council.
- Requirements — for eligibility: full-time employment with one year of service, and in good standing.
- Openings — Elections are being held for the following SAC divisions: administration and finance, provost, advancement and student life. For more information on SAC divisions, please visit http://sac.wfu.edu/files/2012/03/SAC-Divisions.pdf.
- Deadline for Nominations — 5 p.m. on March 22.
Detailed nomination and election rules are located in the SAC By-Laws:
For questions or if you need assistance, please contact a member of SAC Elections Committee: Travis Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org), x5478; Angela Hobbs (email@example.com), x4521; Paul Sheff (firstname.lastname@example.org), x6071; or Ted Johnson (email@example.com), x4374.
Your Voice Is Important! Nominate someone today:
http://apps.sac.wfu.edu/secure/nominations (login required)
March 20th, 2013 | Faculty News
The next Faculty Senate meeting is 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, in DeTamble Auditorium. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:30 p.m.
Senate committee reports and discussions will include, among others:
- Senior University Appointments – Honorary degree nominations
- Academic Freedom and Responsibility
- University Integration – Ad Hoc Committee on Integration and Collaboration
- Revision of sexual harassment policy
Provost Rogan Kersh will cover:
- Semester Online
- Protection of Minors