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Provost invites faculty and staff to gather at Zick’s

Zick's logo with pizzaFaculty and staff are invited to another “get-together/happy hour” in the Provost’s series of informal gatherings.

The event will be held at Zick’s on Monday, April 21, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the old Post Office location on Hearn Plaza.

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Campus Connections

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Join Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest University. Campus Connections, is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the provost, deans and other administrators discuss current events at the University.

Campus Connections will be held April 4 in Benson 401 from 8:45 – 10 a.m.

  • John Wise, associate vice president, hospitality & auxiliary services, will present on the evolution of the campus dining program.
  • Katie Winokur, marketing intern, Wake Forest Properties, will provide information on the happenings of Reynolda Village.
  • Dave Clawson, head coach, Wake Forest Football, will discuss the future of Deacon football.

Kersh to present annual address to the University

Rogan KershAt the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Provost Rogan Kersh will present his annual address to the University on March 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.

The provost will speak about University priorities, as well as the challenges and opportunities that face the University’s academic mission and programs.

The Faculty Senate invites faculty, staff and students to attend.

Nationwide search for dean of WFU School of Business begins

business.schoolA nationwide search for the next dean of our School of Business has begun with the formation of a search committee and the selection of a search consultant. This search and the appointment of a new dean are among the University’s most important priorities this year. We have a signal opportunity to build on the remarkable progress and success that the School has experienced under Steve Reinemund’s leadership, and expect that this position will be particularly attractive to talented and experienced candidates of a wide range of backgrounds.

Provost Rogan Kersh will be chairing the faculty-based search committee and is most grateful to the following fellow-members who have agreed to participate in this vital process:

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Curious about campus events?

Feb 14 banner-1Join Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest University.

Campus Connections, is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the provost, deans, and other administrators discuss current events at the university.

Campus Connections will be held Friday, Feb., 14 in Benson Center, Room 401 from 8:45 – 10 a.m.*

Featured speakers include:

  • John Wise, associate vice president, Hospitality & Auxiliary Services, who will discuss the evolution of the Campus Dining program
  • Katie Winokur, marketing intern, Wake Forest Properties, who will provide information on the happenings of Reynolda Village
  • Dave Clawson, head coach, Wake Forest Football, who will present on the future of Deacon football

* Campus Connections will be rescheduled if there is a weather delay

WFU will launch EMS for scheduling campus space

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.

Faculty, staff social will be held Monday

Provost Rogan Kersh and the Wake Forest deans invite you to a faculty and staff happy hour in the Bern Beatty Colloquium (third floor) in Farrell Hall. The event will be Monday, Nov. 25, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Please join your colleagues from across campus for fellowship and fun!

Campus Connections is Friday

Please join Provost Rogan Kersh and senior vice president for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest. The event will be Friday, Nov. 22, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401.

Campus Connections is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the Provost, Deans and other administrators discuss current events at the university.

This month’s Campus Connections will feature:

  • Mark Petersen, vice president of advancement, who will present on the next steps of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest;
  • Penny Rue, vice president of campus life, who will present her vision of campus life for Wake Forest.

Reception will celebrate book launch

The Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship invites you to a reception celebrating the launch of the book “Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life.” The book was edited by Lynn Book, a senior lecturer in theatre, and David Phillips, an associate professor of humanities.

The launch celebration will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. Provost Rogan Kersh and the editors will be in attendance.

Exciting moment for Wake Forest

The following is a message from Provost Rogan Kersh:

I very much hope you plan to join President Hatch and me on Friday, Oct. 18, to celebrate the University’s recent fundraising success and our campaign plans for the future. Feel free to drop in anytime between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  No need to register.

If your schedule permits, President Hatch and I, along with WFUers from across our community, will be making a short, entertaining presentation at Noon and again at 1:30 p.m.

To support this celebration, and a donor event planned for the prior evening, University Advancement will erect a large tent on Manchester Plaza. The good news is that most of the noisy work will occur over Fall Break when classes are not in session.  The bad news is that to be ready in time for our celebration, work will need to start on Manchester Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 10 — though not until late afternoon.

While we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption to Thursday classes, some noise is inevitable.  I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Again, food, fun and a look into our future will be served up between classes on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.  I hope to see you then.Rogan Kersh