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Wake Forest to host 5K Walk/Run for Sexual Assault Awareness

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Wake Forest is hosting a charity 5K Walk/Run for Sexual Assault Awareness on Sunday, April 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the $15 fee will benefit Family Services Inc. Register on Davis Field. The event is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Title IX Office, Army ROTC, the Safe Office and the Women’s Center.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Campus benefit information and enrollment sessions

Campus Information and Enrollment Sessions provide opportunities to enroll for benefits at several convenient locations. Today’s April 23 event will be held at the University Corporate Center, Room 1009, from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming sessions are scheduled at the Benson University Center, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Farrell Hall, as well as for Reynolda House and Graylyn staff.

If you are unable to attend a face-to-face presentation, you may view an on-demand session and enroll anywhere with Internet access between now and Friday, May 1.

2015-16 Wake Forest Fellows named

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By Madeline Stone, News and Communications Intern

Ten seniors will remain at Wake Forest following graduation as Wake Forest Fellows, working in the President’s Office, Information Systems, University Advancement and in other offices around campus.

Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional graduates with a chance to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time University employee for a year. In addition to working with top administrators in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.

“I am excited about welcoming aboard this class of new Fellows,” said Marybeth Wallace, special assistant to the President. “They are a tremendously talented group and they’ve been involved in every aspect of the life of Wake Forest and making it a better place. My hope for them is that they continue to learn all they can as Fellows and that they grow personally and professionally.”

The Wake Forest Fellows for 2015-16 are:

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New ‘Little Free Library’ on campus

LFLatWFUThere is a new outdoor Little Free Library on campus in front of Tribble Hall off Gulley Drive at the benches, with the Department of Education Library as the steward.

This Little Free Library was recycled from an old newspaper stand from WFU Surplus.

Little Libraries are community resources that connect students, faculty, staff and neighbors who wish to share a favorite book of any kind — books that teach, intrigue and engage. Little Libraries belong to everyone, and anyone many use them.

Take a Book: If you see something you would like to read, take it. Check inside to see if there is note from whoever gave it. You can take more than one.

Share a Book: Return it to any Little Library or pass it on to a friend. If you can’t bear to part with it, keep it and bring back a different book to share.

Return a Book: Do your part and keep Little Libraries stocked with high-quality books. Share your favorite titles. Be a friend of libraries big and small. Pay if Forward!

Faculty, staff and students invited to paint on Davis Field

unnamedWake Forest seniors Jordyn Albritton and Ariel Hawley will be laying down tarps on Davis Field and providing a variety of canvases, acrylic paints and brushes for students, faculty and staff to use to make artwork as part of “Campus Canvas.” The event will be held Thursday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. on Davis Field

“Campus Canvas” will provide space for members of the Wake Forest community to take a break during the school and work week for relaxation and community building.

“Jordyn and I both enjoy painting as a hobby but we lacked the time or place to engage in this type of artistic activity,” said Hawley. “We hope this event will provide a fun, creative outlet for Wake Foresters, regardless of ability.”

Campus Canvas is sponsored by Wake Forest’s ‘Thrive’ program — a campus-wide, comprehensive approach to wellbeing featuring eight branches including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual. This month, Wake Forest is focusing on emotional wellbeing on campus.

Annual benefits enrollment begins, ‘Benefits Fair’ is April 21

The Annual Benefits Enrollment period for benefits-eligible Reynolda Campus faculty and staff will take place April 20 through May 1You will need to enroll if you are changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s), covering an eligible spouse or same-sex domestic partner on the Medical plan, and/or planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account.

Human Resources will host the Benefits Fair on Tuesday, April 21, in Benson 401, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, the department will hold Campus Information and Enrollment Sessions at convenient locations throughout the enrollment period.

Please visit the Annual Benefits Enrollment web page for details about the enrollment process and schedule of events. During the enrollment period, you may contact the Benefits team at benefits@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.6404. Please continue to contactAskHR@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.4700 for all other HR questions.

Special Olympics come to campus April 21-23

Hosted by Wake Forest’s Athletics Department, the Special Olympics will be held this week on campus for three days—April 21, 22 and 23.

During this time, Special Olympics athletes will arrive in large numbers in buses. Traffic will be heavy on campus.

Although no roads will be closed, police officers will be directing traffic and pedestrians in front of Reynolds Gym and Manchester Athletic Center. Parking lots M and L will be closed to accommodate the loading and unloading of participants for this event. Lot M is located between Reynolda Hall and Reynolds Gym; Lot L is between Reynolds Gym and Manchester Athletic Center.

The Special Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 through 23 in Kentner Stadium.

Foskett to deliver 2015 Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture

Mary FoskettMary Foskett, Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion, will lecture on “Biblical Studies and the Humanities: Reflections on Past Practices and New Directions” on Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. at the Kulynych Auditorium at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.

Foskett joined Wake Forest in 1997. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biblical studies and is the director of Wake Forest University’s Humanities Institute. Her publications include,  A Virgin Conceived: Mary and Classical Representations of Virginity, Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian American Biblical Interpretation, and a forthcoming essay in The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament.

Foskett serves on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and as Chair of Council for the Society of Biblical Literature.

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Two ‘Campus Day’ events will bring visitors to campus

unnamedWake Forest’s Office of Admissions has scheduled two “Campus Day” events. The first will be held Friday, April 17, and the second on Friday, April 24.

During these two days, admitted students and their families will be visiting Wake Forest. Although no parking lots or roads will be closed, pedestrian and vehicular traffic on these days will be heavy. Parking for visitors will be on Davis Field and in the admissions office parking lot.

As visitors are finding their way around campus, they always appreciate the warm Wake Forest welcome that comes along with directions around campus.

Integrated care — is it for you?

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Christine Borst, PhD, LMFT, Associate Director, Center of Excellence for Integrated Care in Cary, NC.

The counseling department’s annual continuing education seminar will be held on Friday, April 17, from 1-4:30 p.m. This year’s spring seminar, “Integrated Care—Is It For You?,” will feature Dr. Christine Borst, associate director of the Center for Excellence in Integrated Care in Cary, N.C.

The event will be held in Carswell Hall, Room 208. Registration is free to University students, faculty and staff. For additional information or to register for the seminar, contact Louise Schatz at schatzla@nullwfu.edu.

Borst holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Purdue and a Ph.D. in medical family therapy from East Carolina. Prior to joining the Center of Excellence team, she spent nearly two years working in a rural community health center to set up and implement an integrated care model. Her research interests include brief behavioral interventions for use in medical settings, and identification of the needs of children and their families in rural integrated care.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

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