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Holiday Party set for Tuesday

Wreath and WFU sealThe 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 oconnejm@wfu.edu.

September 2013 staff milestones

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WFU soliciting Commencement speaker nominations

Dear Wake Forest community:

As members of the Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee, we look forward to engaging our graduating students and other members of the university community in the selection process of our 2014 Commencement speaker. As we begin this exciting task, we look to you to provide us with speaker nominations for Commencement 2014.

Please submit your suggestions to CSAC@wfu.edu by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  Submissions must include:

  • Name of nominee
  • Two to three paragraphs answering the following question: “Why do you think this person would be an exceptional Commencement speaker at Wake Forest University?”
  • Any contact name(s) for your nomination (if possible) and/or any connection to Wake Forest.

We are especially interested in hearing from graduating students. Suggestions are also gratefully welcomed from faculty and staff.

As you can imagine, persons of this caliber are in high demand. While we hope to host a speaker from suggestions we receive, we cannot guarantee that our invitations will be accepted.  Your thoughts will be vital to informing our approach and to selecting a speaker.

This committee is dedicated to the transparency of this process, but please understand that the actual invitation process must remain confidential. Announcement of the Class of 2014’s commencement speaker will follow a similar timeline as in years past.

We look forward to reviewing your nominations.

Sincerely,
The Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee

Rogan Kersh, Provost, Chair
Francie Fisher, Wake Forest Fellow, Provost’s Office
Mary Foskett, Professor, Religion
Jim O’Connell, Wake Forest Fellow, President’s Office
Samantha Perrotta, Event and Project Manager, Provost’s Office
Aubrey Peterson, President, Student Union
Mary Pugel, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Jennifer Richwine, Assistant Vice President, University Events
Jay Sehgal, Student Trustee
Jacqueline Sutherland, Student Government President
Mark Welker, Professor, Chemistry

July 2013 comings and goings

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July 2013 staff milestones

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Mother, So Dear is turning 179

This week will mark the 179th birthday of Wake Forest.

On Monday, Feb. 3, 1834, Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute opened its doors and admitted its first student. In those early days, students were schooled in agriculture by day and the Baptist ministry by night. They forged the values – hard work, dedication to helping others, and following one’s true passion – which are still synonymous with Wake Forest to this day.

Celebrate at the events below and use #wfubday on social media to share your moments or your favorite Wake Forest memories. For more information, see the Alumni website.

Monday, Feb. 4: “The Kick-Off”
Birthday Party in the Pit, 5 – 8 p.m.
Celebrate with birthday cake, festive hats, and more!

Tuesday, Feb. 5: “Celebrate Tradition”
Campus Tours at 1, 2 & 3 p.m., Upper Quad
Meet the Traditions Council at the Pro Humanitate Seal for a tour of sacred Wake Forest spots on campus.

Tuesday Trivia, 8 p.m., Shorty’s
Grab your friends and test your knowledge of all things Wake Forest! The winning team gets lunch with Provost Rogan Kersh.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: “Honor Mother, So Dear”
Birthday Card Bonanza, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pit Patio
Students can visit with the 1834 Campaign outside the Pit to express your gratitude for Wake Forest.

Thursday, Feb. 7: “Throwback Thursday”
Follow along #wfubday & #tbt online as campus social media outlets highlight moments from WFU’s past.
Be sure to check out WFU on Twitter and Facebook, ZSR Library on Facebook, Campus Life on Facebook, and Wake Forest Magazine on Facebook to revisit some of the best of days gone by.

Friday, Feb. 8: “Birthday Social”
Celebrate with President Hatch, 3–4 p.m., Green Room, Reynolda Hall
The campus community is invited to celebrate Wake Forest’s birthday and partake in light refreshments.

Saturday, Feb. 9: “Spirit Saturday”
Men’s Basketball vs. FSU, noon, Joel Coliseum
Come cheer on the Deacs! On your way in to the game, enter a raffle for a chance to win two courtside seats to the men’s basketball game against Georgia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 16. The winners will be announced during halftime.

Sponsored by: 1834 Campaign, Student Government, Campus Life, Tradition’s Council, Student Union, Office of the President, Alumni Office, Office of the Provost, WF Athletics, and Aramark.

 

Collins, Wallace appointed to positions with Arts Council

Jennifer Collins

Collins

Marybeth Wallace

Wallace

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has named nine new members to its board of trustees, including Jennifer Collins, the assistant provost for academic initiatives at Wake Forest. The Arts Council also choose officers, and Marybeth Wallace, a special assistant to President Nathan Hatch at Wake Forest, will serve as secretary.

For more information about The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, visit www.intothearts.org.

Holiday Party: Save the date

Please save the date for the Reynolda Campus Holiday Party for faculty and staff, and your families and children, on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3-6 p.m. in The Barn. A formal invitation and more details will follow; please contact Kim Struglinski in the Office of the President at (336) 758-4061 or struglka@wfu.edu if you have any questions.

Commencement speaker nominations open

Dear Wake Forest Community,

As members of the Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee, we look forward to engaging graduating students and other members of the university community in the selection process of our 2013 Commencement speaker. As we begin this exciting task, we look to you to provide us with speaker nominations for Commencement 2013.

Please submit your suggestions to CSAC@wfu.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.  Submissions must include:

  • Name of nominee
  • Two to three paragraphs answering the following question: “Why do you think this person would be an exceptional Commencement speaker at Wake Forest University?”
  • Any contact name(s) for your nomination (if possible) and/or any connection to Wake Forest

We are especially interested in hearing from graduating students.  Suggestions are also gratefully welcomed from faculty and staff. Continue reading »

October 2012 staff milestones

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