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Wake Forest news for faculty and staff

Get social with the LGBTQ Center this fall

logo-300x300-1Throughout the semester, the LGBTQ Center hosts events and classes for the WFU community. The LGBTQ Center is located in Benson University Center, Room 218. All are welcome.

Welcome Back Pizza Party
At 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, join the LGBTQ Center for a Welcome Back Pizza Party. Reconnect with friends, meet new people, check-in with LGBTQ Center staff, and enjoy pizza.

Safe Zone
Four Safe Zone Trainings are scheduled for fall 2014. Safe Zone Training helps faculty, staff and students learn how to serve as allies to the LGBTQ community. The trainings are three and a half hours. Participants consider key ways to create a more inclusive campus. Click here to register for Safe Zone Training.

Coffee Hour
Each Thursday throughout the fall semester at 3 p.m. the LGBTQ Center hosts Coffee Hour. Coffee Hour is a casual time to enjoy conversation and meet new people. The host for Coffee Hour varies weekly. Departments, student groups, or individuals who would like to host a Coffee Hour may fill out this form, and the LGBTQ Center program coordinator will help secure a date.

July 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining the University in July 2014.

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Richwine to establish Washington, D.C., Office

richwine.175x275Over the last 15 years, Jennifer Richwine (’93) has been responsible for every major event on the Reynolda Campus – from annual favorites such as Convocation and Commencement, to once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the recent Wake Will campaign launch and Dr.Maya Angelou’s memorial service.

This fall, she’s taking her omnipresent clipboard to the nation’s capital, where she will take on the responsibility of establishing an office for Wake Forest University in Washington, D.C.

Effective Sept. 1, as the Executive Director of the Washington Office, Richwine will serve as the central point of contact for Wake Forest in D.C. and provide strategic planning, direction, and execution of programs and connections between D.C. area alumni, parents, students and the University as a whole. She will help raise the University’s profile in this increasingly alumni-populated city by identifying and cultivating relationships inside and outside the Wake Forest family in the metro area.

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August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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Faculty milestones for August 2014

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2014.

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‘Friendship families’ needed for international students

globe.300.175This fall, Wake Forest will welcome 124 new international undergraduate students with 99 of them being from China or of Chinese heritage. Many of these students have spent some time in the U.S., either by way of vacations or boarding school, but very few of them have visited Winston-Salem.

The Center for Global Programs and Studies offers a Friendship Family program for international students. Families who sign up are interested in inviting international students to join family activities such as hiking at Hanging Rock or visiting their home for dinner. Some families bring snacks and support to their students during midterms or finals, and some open their homes to students over the Thanksgiving, winter or spring breaks.

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Free tickets to the Winston-Salem Open qualifying session

The Winston-Salem Open is offering Wake Forest faculty and staff free tickets to the Aug. 16 qualifying session. Show your ID at the Box Office and receive two free tickets or help fight hunger and enjoy Winston-Salem Open tennis by participating in Fill the Food Bank, presented by Lowes Foods. Bring three canned food items with you to donate and receive free admission to the qualifying session. Donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

Wake Forest faculty and staff can use the code WFU14 and receive 20% off on all reserved seats until August 15, 2014.

For more information on the tournament visit www.winstonsalemopen.com.

Break out of your rut, try something new

Fitness4A guest post by Director of Campus Recreation Max Floyd

Being born and raised in Alaska, our family used to have to travel a long way to visit relatives. Every other summer we would drive the Alaska Canadian highway, the AlCan, to see friends and family in Oregon and even Mississippi. At the start of the AlCan, when it used to be all gravel, there used to be a sign we would read before setting off. It said something like this, “Choose your ruts, for you are going to be in one for the next 2,000 miles.”

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Hallberg to teach drawing class at SECCA

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents “Ways of Looking: Summer Drawing Retreat” on Thursday, Aug. 14. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at SECCA. Registration is required.

Wake Forest University professor and artist Leigh Ann Hallberg will lead the workshop on observational drawing. “The retreat will focus not only on the artist’s relationship with subject matter,” say Hallberg, “but also on the subject matter’s relationship with materials and methodologies.” Chiaroscuro, careful observation, blind drawing, visual communication and line quality are a few of the topics that will be discussed throughout the evening.

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Free program supports healthy lifestyle changes

walkingFall, is a great time to make healthy lifestyle changes that will carry you through into next year. By making changes now, you will create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. With the changing of the seasons and the start of the school year comes a renewed mindset. Maybe your goal is to eat a healthier diet, stop smoking, lose weight or walk three miles a day. Whatever your goal, the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program can help you reach it.

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