June 19th, 2013 | Faculty News
Front row, from left: Ellen Makaravage, Doris Jones, Travis Manning; Standing: Dean Lynn Sutton
Congratulations to the 2013 ZSR Staff Recognition award winners!
- Travis Manning (Jill M. Tiefenthaler Employee of the Year Award)
- Ellen Makaravage (Helping Hands Award)
- Doris Jones (Unsung Heroine Award)
- Patty Strickland (Dedicated Deacon of the Year Award)
June 17th, 2013 | Faculty News
Eileen Young (left) conducts the Salem Band.
The Winston-Salem Journal recently highlighted the work of Eileen Young with the Salem Band. Young is an instructor of clarinet, saxophone and woodwind ensembles in the department of music.
The Journal said: “An old band is flourishing under new leadership. The Salem Band, which was founded in 1771, has been growing steadily since Eileen M. Young took over as the group’s music director and conductor in 2011.”
Read the full story here »
The band holds concerts on select Tuesdays in Salem Square in Old Salem, starting at 7:30 p.m. The next concert, titled “Movies and Musicals,” will be June 18. Admission is free, and the audience can bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Find out more on the band’s website »
June 14th, 2013 | Staff News
Greg Keener of WFDD (88.5) was elected to a three-year term of the Public Radio Association of Development Officer’s (PRADO) board of directors.
Keener has worked for WFDD since 2004. He coordinates individual giving efforts and education programs at the station. Keener’s work includes planning and execution of development efforts, including on-air pledge drives, and community education programs such as Radio Camp, a summer day camp for middle school students, and Radio 101, an afterschool program for high school students.
PRADO is a membership organization that provides a supportive environment for public radio development professionals. Through PRADO activities, newcomers are welcomed and oriented to public radio, members are recognized for their achievements, provided with mentoring and idea sharing opportunities, and have ongoing peer-to-peer communication with colleagues. The organization’s goal is to retain and advance the careers of those dedicated to public broadcasting development. The volunteer PRADO Board is elected by the membership.
June 13th, 2013 | Faculty News, Hot Topics
Chair and professor of counseling Samuel T. Gladding is sharing his expertise with educators and students in China during a month-long stay as a Fulbright Specialist scholar. In May and June, he is presenting a series of lectures and demonstrations regarding counseling theories and group work.
“It is an opportunity to share my knowledge, to further the counseling profession in a different country, and to learn more about Chinese culture,” said Gladding, who also went to Turkey in 2010 as a Fulbright Specialist.
Gladding has written numerous books, book chapters and articles on family therapy and other counseling topics. His most recent book, “Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession” (Prentice-Hall, 7th edition), has been translated into Chinese.
Fulbright Specialists are selected for short-term teaching opportunities by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright programs for the U.S. state department. Once accepted as a Fulbright Specialist, professors must then be invited to teach in a country. He was invited by Zhangzhou Normal University.
Gladding is the first Wake Forest faculty member to be named a Fulbright Specialist. A former president of the American Counseling Association, he was once cited as among the top 1 percent of contributors to the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association.
June 10th, 2013 | Hot Topics, University Announcement
The Special Collections & Archives Department, located in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest, has been awarded the Davis C. Woolley Award for Achievement in Assessing and Preserving Baptist History.
Presented by the president of the Society on May 22 during the annual meeting of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, the award is given to an individual or a state program that demonstrated great progress and achievements during the preceding calendar year.
The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Wake Forest (also known as the Ethel Taylor Crittenden Collection in Baptist History) documents the history of North Carolina Baptist churches, institutions, and individuals. The collection contains materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African-American, Union and Alliance of Baptist churches. These materials include more than 16,000 books, periodicals, association annuals and other printed materials. In addition, there are more than 1,000 biographical folders containing information on and photographs of Baptist pastors and Wake Forest alumni.
Over the past year, the Department has partnered with UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University on a grant project called Religion in North Carolina, answered numerous reference questions and processed several important Baptist collections, including those of Warren Carr, Wayne Oates and Bill Leonard. Especially noteworthy are the papers of Henlee Barnette, who was a Wake Forest alumnus, professor of Christian Ethics at Southern Baptist Seminary, civil rights activist, writer and speaker. Continue reading »
June 7th, 2013 | Hot Topics, Staff News
How well colleges and universities prepare students for life and work after college is always a timely topic this time of year given the many commencement-related stories in May and June.
Widely recognized as a national leader in helping students make the transition from college to careers, Wake Forest has been a driving force in the national movement to transform personal and career development at colleges and universities.
Recent accomplishments include:
- Inclusion in Jeff Selingo’s new book, College (Un)Bound. Selingo, editor-at-large at the Chronicle of Higher Education, interviewed Vice President for Personal and Career Development Andy Chan and highlighted Wake Forest’s unique approach to developing a “College-to-Career Community.” He also featured the quotes and examples from panelists appearing at Wake Forest’s 2012 Rethinking Success conference.
- A roadmap for success. The Office of Personal and Career Development recently released “A Roadmap for Transforming the College-To-Career Experience,” which outlines a seven-step process to help colleges and universities of all sizes and resources rethink the way they prepare students for the world of work. Edited by Chan and Wake Forest Fellow Tommy Derry, this crowdsourced paper includes input from 20 innovators in higher education and business – including Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Law Jennifer Collins and Professor of Religion and Director of the Humanities Institute Mary Foskett. It also profiles and shares insights from some of the country’s leading personal and career development models in higher education, building upon ideas shared at Rethinking Success.
- Most visionary leader. CSO Research Inc. named Chan “the most visionary and forward-thinking leader in career services and recruiting” last week. No. 6 on the list was Katharine (Kate) Brooks, who will join the OPCD staff from the University of Texas at Austin this summer.
- More media coverage. Inside Higher Ed, the Triad Business Journal, and the Greensboro News & Record were among news outlets that immediately covered the roadmap. Chan also appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC to discuss the job outlook for 2013 grads. This week, he noted faculty involvement and early student engagement as key to Wake Forest’s success in personal and career development in a Wall Street Journal story. Meanwhile, Executive Director for Employer Relations Mercy Eyadiel appeared on several local news outlets during commencement weekend, including News 14 Carolina and WFMY News 2. Instructor of Counseling Heidi Robinson and several 2013 graduates also participated in live commencement day interviews.
- TEDx circuit. Chan recently delivered a TEDx talk titled “‘Career Services’ Must Die” at Lawrence University. Watch it here. Jeff Selingo also spoke at the same TEDx.
June 6th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
Associate professor Barbara Lentz has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s 2013 Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award.
Lentz has been teaching writing, drafting and art law courses to JD and international LLM students for more than a decade. She has developed an art law capstone course, which will be tied to an externship placement next year, and she has taught Comparative Art Law in London and in the Cross Disciplinary Professional Development course in Nicaragua.
Lentz has been selected by the University to serve as a Faculty Fellow and by the Institute for Public Engagement as an ACE Fellow. She is a faculty adviser to the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and has been a coach to the ABA national moot court teams for several years.
Dean Blake D. Morant made the announcement during the law school’s Hooding Ceremony on May 19. Security officer Charlie Digerolamo, affectionately known as Officer “D,” was chosen as Staff Member of the Year.
Read more on the School of Law website »
June 3rd, 2013 | Hot Topics, University Announcement
By saving 139,196 gallons of water, Wake Forest placed among the top five schools in the country in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 competition for greatest average reduction of water usage in residence halls.
More than 120 colleges and universities participated in the three-week competition.
From Feb. 4 to April 26, campus teams for residence halls tracked their energy conservation efforts using the Building Dashboard. In addition to water usage, they also tracked electricity usage in residence halls. Wake Forest collectively saved 74,789 kilowatt hours of electricity during the competition.
Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses. In its third year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students, all working together to reduce consumption.
Ravish Paul, Wake Forest’s energy manager, facilitated the University’s participation in the competition in partnership with Residence Life and Housing office. Claire Nagy-Kato, a Wake Forest junior and an intern for the Office of Energy Management, helped coordinate Wake Forest’s efforts.
May 23rd, 2013 | Hot Topics, Staff News
Dana Hutchens, the employer experience manager in the Office of Personal & Career Development, recently received the Furney K. James Outstanding Service Award from the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (NCACE).
The NCACE Outstanding Service Award recognizes outstanding service rendered to NCACE by a member or former member of the Association. Recognition is for one or more of the following:
- A significant contribution to NCACE through participation on committees or attendance at NCACE functions;
- Demonstrated leadership in NCACE for a significant number of years;
- Development of a new program or concept with a positive impact on the Association.
May 13th, 2013 | Faculty News, Hot Topics
Mary Pendergraft, professor of classical languages, has been honored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) with an Ovatio, the organization’s highest award for service to CAMWS and the Classics profession. The award presentation was made in Latin at a banquet attended by more than 450 members of the organization at its annual meeting in Iowa City, Iowa. At the same meeting, Pendergraft also was the recipient of the CAMWS Award for Excellence in College Teaching.
According to Tom Sienkewicz, professor of classics at Monmouth College and secretary-treasurer of CAMWS, Pendergraft was recognized for contributions in the areas of promotion of the study of Latin in North Carolina and throughout the United States and for her work as chief reader of the Latin College Board Exams.
Peter Knox, professor of classics at the University of Colorado and president of CAMWS, said: “Professor Pendergraft is an inspiring teacher, who is also actively engaged in collaborating with colleagues in pedagogical initiatives. Her service to the profession as chief reader of the AP Latin exam and her contributions to our association are justly acknowledged in this award.”
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc., is a professional organization for classicists and non-classicists at all levels of instruction which promotes the classics through the broad scope of its annual meeting, through the publication of both original research and pedagogical contributions and through its awards, scholarships and outreach initiatives. CAMWS was founded at the University of Chicago in 1905 and now covers 32 states and three Canadian provinces.