December 10th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following message is sent on behalf of Ron Wellman, Director of Athletics, to students, faculty and staff:
Today we will introduce Dave Clawson as our new football coach. Dave is a proven winner and leader and has had great success at every institution he has coached. Dave has rebuilt every program that he has coached and has led each institution to a conference championship. He has developed a national reputation as a builder of programs.
Dave has spent the last five years coaching at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Last Friday, he guided the Falcons to the Mid-American Conference championship when his team beat No. 16 Northern Illinois.
Dave has also served as the head coach at Fordham and the University of Richmond, winning conference championships at both schools and earning numerous Coach of the Year Awards. He was the national coach of the year at both Richmond and Fordham.
Dave’s expectations for our program and players are extremely high. We have much to look forward to with his leadership of our program.
The University will hold a news conference this afternoon at 4:30 on the sixth floor of Deacon Tower followed by a question and answer session for our fans, students, Deacon Club members and members of the community at about 5 p.m., also on the sixth floor of Deacon Tower. The question and answer session is open to the public.
We look forward to welcoming Dave, his wife Catherine, and their children Courtney and Eric, to Wake Forest University! Go Deacs!
Read more on the Wake Forest athletics site »
December 6th, 2013 | Events
Looking to give back? Several opportunities are available at Wake Forest:
The Angel Tree
The Angel Tree is in Benson University Center on the second floor outside the food court. Each year, the Volunteer Service Corps student organization partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Potter’s House to provide holiday gifts for children who would otherwise go without.
The program depends on members of the university community who adopt the angels in order to provide holiday cheer for these nearly 150 children. The Angel Tree gifts were originally due Thursday, Dec. 5, but the deadline has been extended to Dec. 11. Please contact Meg Fallon at email@example.com or VSC adviser Shelley Sizemore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gifts for Kids
Wake Forest Athletics and WGHP (FOX8) are partnering for the fourth consecutive year to bring the Gifts for Kids initiative to the Joel Coliseum for the Deacons’ basketball game against Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 7. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game. Fans will receive a free ticket to the game with the donation of a new toy with a retail value of $10 or greater.
All donations will be collected by The Salvation Army and will be given to children in the Winston-Salem area. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, WFDD (88.5), the NPR affiliate station licensed to Wake Forest, is partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. in a campaign to support both organizations. This three-way partnership results in necessary funds for WFDD and support for the Food Bank’s Backpack Program, combatting childhood hunger.
This program sends food-insecure children home from school each Friday with a backpack full of nutritious food to sustain them over the weekend.
During the WFDD Backpack Campaign, corporate sponsor Ralph Lauren contributes a backpack of food to the Food Bank for each pledge received by WFDD, up to a total of 800 backpacks. WFDD will be on the air Dec. 11-12 for this campaign. More information is available at the WFDD website, wfdd.org, where real-time tracking of the number of backpacks raised is also available.
November 27th, 2013 | Staff News
See a list of employment milestones reached by staff in November 2013: Continue reading »
November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following message is from Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President Hof Milam:
We are pleased to announce that the university plans to implement a centralized, campus-wide license for Event Management System (EMS) for scheduling of non-classroom space on campus. This software will allow us to manage space far more effectively, provide a user-friendly process for reserving conference rooms and other space, and collect/utilize accurate usage data.
As a result of Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) work this past year, we realized that more than 30 individual space managers across campus were utilizing various practices for scheduling space. After assessing our current processes and costs, EMS was identified as the best solution for efficiency and ease of use. In addition, by consolidating existing EMS licenses and maintenance fees currently held by several groups on campus, we are saving the university thousands of dollars.
A cross-campus implementation team will spend the next 6-8 months working with space managers across campus to implement the software. Our grateful thanks to this team, whose members are:
- Mike Ayuso, IS
- Sean Brittain, Facilities & Campus Services
- James Buckley, Campus Life
- Alisa Elmore, Admissions
- Kettie Fickter, Athletics
- Max Floyd, Campus Life
- Karen Frekko, School of Business
- Beth Hoagland, Provost’s Office
- Trevor Hughes, School of Law
- Mary Beth Lock, ZSR Library
- Sharon Melnik, Conference Services
- Harold Pace, University Registrar
- Randy Rogan, College
- John Wise, Hospitality and Auxiliary Services
We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this approach to space management.
November 13th, 2013 | University Announcement
Wake Forest athletics is offering free tickets to faculty and staff members and their immediate families for the Nov. 15 men’s basketball game between Wake Forest and Presbyterian College. The game is set for 7 p.m. at LJVM Coliseum.
Tickets will be distributed starting at 5:30 p.m. at tables marked Faculty/Staff in the coliseum’s main lobby. Staff and faculty may come to the tables and show their Wake Forest ID card to request the number of tickets needed for their immediate family. Athletics staff will distribute tickets at that time.
November 5th, 2013 | University Announcement
Since 1989, the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum has served as a community asset for the Triad and as the home of Wake Forest basketball. In August, Wake Forest purchased the coliseum and the surrounding 33 acres of parking from the City of Winston-Salem.
As we embark on the strategic facility planning process to determine the future of the coliseum, we feel it is important to understand the aspirations of all of our constituents, including not only Wake Forest fans and community members, but also our own faculty and staff. What do you want our arena to become? How can we best evolve it to create the best experience for our team, fans, and the entire Wake Forest community?
We invite you to take a few minutes to participate in a short online survey and give us your thoughts and ideas about the future of the LJVM Coliseum. The survey will be open until midnight on Sunday, Nov. 10. Complete the survey »
Also, don’t forget to vote in the “Wake the Street” competition to name the street that takes you to BB&T Field. The competition is down to four: Piccolo Lane, Red Ruddy Way, Victory Drive and Game Day Avenue. Vote here »
November 4th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
Current and former Wake Forest faculty and staff have made a number of appearances in local news outlets recently. Here’s a roundup of some of the mentions:
- Gloria Stickney, a business manager in physics, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal for her business, Sew Fabulous, which makes Wake Forest quilts, among other items. Read more »
- Winston Blair, who works with Mail Services, was featured in Winston-Salem Monthly for his collection of political memorabilia focused on Ronald Reagan. Read more » (Blair also was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal in 2012.)
- Phoebe Zerwick, a lecturer in English, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal for her work on “The Story of My Life,” a new exhibit at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts that follows the lives of six developmentally disabled adults who are residents of Group Homes of Forsyth County. Read more »
- Mary Dalton, a professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies, was featured in the Shelby Star in a story about Martha Mason, who graduated from Wake Forest despite spending most of her life in an iron lung because of polio. Read more »
- Several professors were featured in the Winston-Salem Chronicle for their work on a new book, “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History,” which was edited by ethnic study professors Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus. Read more »
- Former volleyball coach Heather Holmes was featured in the Journal for her battle against breast cancer. Read more »
- Former soccer coach George Kennedy was featured in the Journal for his induction into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame. Read more »
November 1st, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
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October 17th, 2013 | Events
The Wake Forest men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their annual “Black & Gold Madness” event on Thursday, Oct. 17, beginning at 8 p.m. in Reynolds Gymnasium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will kick off Wake Forest’s 2013 Homecoming Weekend.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., and seating is first come, first served. The evening’s events will include team introductions, skills contests, a short scrimmage and prizes and fun for fans of all ages.
Free men’s and women’s basketball posters and schedule cards will be available at the conclusion of the event.
October 4th, 2013 | University Announcement
Please remember that on Saturday, Oct. 5, the Dixie Classic Fair will be taking place at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, located directly across the street from BB&T Field, throughout the day and evening. Fans arriving for Wake Forest’s 3:30 p.m. football game against N.C. State should plan on arriving early to avoid traffic delays in downtown and around the stadium.
Fans are also encouraged to try using roads just north of the stadium such as Cherry Street, Polo Road, Indiana Avenue and Akron Drive for faster access to BB&T Field.
A remote parking shuttle service will operate from First Assembly Church on University Parkway to the drop off point located in front of the Coliseum. Parking will be $8, and there is NO additional charge to use the shuttle. The first shuttle will start running at 9 a.m., and the last shuttle will run at 11 p.m. There will be a total of eight shuttles during the peak times of the day.
Information and updates can be found on WakeForestGameday.com.