December 11th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
This message is from Gale Sigal, vice president of the Faculty Senate:
The Faculty Senate has invited President Nathan Hatch to address us at 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 (Wednesday) in DeTamble Auditorium. This will be an open meeting and all are invited. President Hatch has offered to answer questions, so do prepare any that you’d like to ask. Questions may also be sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for anyone who would like to do that or for anyone who cannot make the meeting.
Please make every effort to join us for this important event and invite your colleagues to come along!
December 9th, 2013 | Events
The following message is from President Nathan Hatch:
I am pleased to invite you and your family to the 2013 Reynolda Campus Holiday Party for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-6 p.m. This year’s event will be held at The Barn and promises to be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season in the company of fellow Wake Foresters. With holiday arts and crafts stations, festive food, and a visit by Santa Claus, the gathering will be particularly fun for young children.
This year, we will also be adding a bit of Pro Humanitate to the event by collecting nonperishable food goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Collection boxes will be stationed near the Barn entrance to accept your nonperishable canned or boxed food donations.
The Barn is located near Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls and WFDD. Shuttle service will be provided on a continuously circulating route. Look for special Holiday Party Shuttle Stop signs in the Benson University Center traffic circle, by the entrance to Wingate Hall in Lot P, and by the Wake Forest Road entrance to Lot W1.
Questions: Please contact Jim O’Connell in the Office of the President at ext. 4061 or email@example.com.
November 18th, 2013 | Events
President Hatch will be giving his annual State of the University Address, sponsored by the Faculty Senate, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. The Senate enthusiastically invites all WFU students, staff, and faculty to attend.
President Hatch’s address offers an opportunity for the University community to come together to consider both the current state and future directions for Wake Forest.
October 30th, 2013 | University Announcement
President Nathan Hatch dressed as the original Demon Deacon at the United Way kickoff event.
The 2013 Wake Forest United Way Campaign will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Your United Way pledge and your personal involvement are appreciated by many individuals in our community. Please make every effort to complete your United Way pledge.
As a reminder, you should have received an email with a personalized link to an online pledge process. Check out the United Way website, unitedway.wfu.edu, for information on how to make your pledge, even if you no longer have that email.
The website also includes information about upcoming events and video messages from Hatch and four other WFU employees, as well as a link to a photo gallery of WFU employees saying why they give.
October 21st, 2013 | University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
My message today is brief, but filled with tremendous gratitude and pride for all the many, many Wake Forest faculty, staff and students who helped to make last week so memorable and successful. From the incredible Wake Will Campaign events under the “big tent” on Manchester Plaza on Thursday and Friday, to the impressive “Lay My Burden Down” conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, to the Arnold Palmer statue dedication, to the joyous President’s Ball Friday night, and all the Homecoming activities that took place throughout the weekend (including a football win Saturday afternoon!), it was a set of days that Julie and I will long remember.
What we witnessed was the the willingness of each member of this community to pull together in support of common goals, and to celebrate what has been and what can be. Perhaps most striking is that such effort and community spirit is not the rare experience here, but the usual one. That to me speaks perhaps more highly than anything else about what Wake Forest is. To each of you, I say thank you: for what you helped to accomplish last week, but even more to what you do each and every day: for our students, for our university, for our community, and for our world. I could not be more proud.
October 18th, 2013 | News You Can Use, University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
Please join me today (Friday, Oct. 18) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the tent on Manchester Plaza to celebrate Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest.
Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will significantly increase our impact on the region, the nation and the world by investing $1 billion over the next five years to strengthen and renew our ability to carry out our respective missions. With the help of alumni, parents and friends, the University will invest $600 million in our students, faculty and enhancements to campus life. Wake Forest Baptist will invest $400 million in its mission of patient care, research and education through a complementary campaign to be shared with supporters in the near future.
Wake Will represents the largest mobilization of support for our mission in the institution’s 179-year history. More important, Wake Will is our promise to prepare students to lead lives that matter. Continue reading »
September 23rd, 2013 | Events
In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, Wake Forest not only provides for its students, faculty and staff, but also the community beyond the gates. That is why the University continues to partner with the local United Way.
Wake Forest was recognized earlier this year for the 2012 United Way campaign. Now it is time to kick off the 2013 campaign, which runs Oct. 1-31, with an event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Reynolda Hall Green Room. The Campaign Kick-off will feature music from Unbroken Circle, snacks, and you’ll get to see a new side of President Nathan Hatch!
“We trust you will seriously consider supporting United Way. ‘Wake United’ — that is a partnership that fits perfectly with our motto, Pro Humanitate,” Hatch said in his video on the United Way website, unitedway.wfu.edu. The website includes information about upcoming events and video messages from Hatch and four other WFU employees, as well as a link to a photo gallery of WFU employees saying why they give.
Employees soon will receive an email with a personalized link to an online pledge process.
Please visit the campaign website to learn more about this year’s campaign.
September 9th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following is a message from President Hatch to the campus community:
At Wake Forest University, civility is more than formal courtesy. It is a basic expectation that we will treat all human beings with kindness and respect. It is the backbone of our motto, Pro Humanitate.
Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article titled, “As Slurs and Offenses Multiply, Colleges Scramble to Respond.” The article details several instances of bias and intolerance occurring on college campuses across the country. From offensive theme parties to graffiti and vandalism, insensitive and threatening behavior appear prevalent in places committed to opening minds and hearts. This is hard to understand and impossible to accept. Continue reading »
August 29th, 2013 | University Announcement
President Hatch addressed the campus community with an email welcoming everyone back to campus:
Welcome to the 2013-2014 academic year. It is wonderful to see so many familiar faces returning to campus and to welcome new members into our community.
Whether you have been at Wake Forest for several decades or mere days, a new academic year signals overwhelming promise and potential. I hope you are prepared to embrace the many opportunities that surround you this semester.
As a member of the Wake Forest community, I am grateful that I see many people – faculty, students and staff alike – who are deeply committed to the common good. Read the rest of the President’s letter »
June 12th, 2013 | University Announcement
Beginning July 1, Wake Forest will offer a tax equality benefit for same-sex domestic partners of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff.
Wake Forest has offered same-sex domestic partner benefits to faculty and staff for more than 13 years; however, due to IRS regulations, individuals taking advantage of these benefits pay more than their heterosexual, married colleagues. With the introduction of this benefit, the University is striving to create parity for all faculty and staff by providing participants who have same-sex domestic partners with compensation to offset the additional amount they pay.
“The addition of the tax-equity benefit is a further demonstration of Wake Forest’s commitment to all members of our campus community,” said President Nathan Hatch. “It seems appropriate that this comes at a time when we have recognized so many examples of diversity and inclusion during our ‘Faces of Courage’ year-long celebration.”
The Wake Forest LGBTQ Center, which opened in August 2011, worked in partnership with Human Resources on this initiative.
“We’re thrilled to see Wake at the forefront, championing LGBTQ equity in higher education with the addition of this benefit,” said LGBTQ Center director Angela Mazaris. “This is a great example of Wake Forest’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in action.”
Wake Forest joins the ranks of prestigious universities such as Princeton, Yale, Syracuse, University of Pennsylvania, Barnard, and Bowdoin College in providing this benefit.
Perry Patterson, recently retired professor of economics and longtime LGBTQ advocate at Wake Forest, applauded the University’s decision, stating: “Many WFU faculty and staff will be most grateful for this policy move. It demonstrates clearly the University’s commitment that Pro Humanitate must fully apply to all members of the community.”