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August 2015 comings and goings

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September 2015 faculty milestones

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August 2015 faculty milestones

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2015-16 Faculty Fellows Announced

south.300x175Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio and national recognition, like the U.S. News #11 ranking for undergraduate teaching, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.

The Faculty Fellows program increases faculty-student engagement by promoting informal, regular interactions between students and faculty in the residence halls for first-year students. The program fosters exceptional faculty-student engagement and helps to educate the whole person through enriching the intellectual, cultural, and social lives of the first-year students.

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September 2014 faculty milestones

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August 2014 comings and goings

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Women’s Center explores friendships, work/life balance & more


Gallup’s State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders report shows having a best friend at work offers social and collaborative opportunities that are integral to workplace engagement and wellbeing.

At noon, on Sept. 18 in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies lounge and library in the basement of Tribble Hall, the Women’s Center’s “Working Women at Wake Brown Bag Lunch Series” will focus on workplace friendships.

Cynthia Gendrich, theatre professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe), will lead a discussion on friendships based around the upcoming Mainstage production “These Shining Lives.” The play, which opens Sept. 19, intertwines the stories of four women, their friendships and their long-standing workplace relationships.

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July 2014 comings and goings

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Crowdtilt for ‘Harold Tedford Main Stage’

harold.tedfordDuring his 33 years at Wake Forest, Harold Tedford made a tremendous impact on the theatre department and continues to be a friend and mentor to current students.

Today, a public campaign was launched on Crowdtilt to raise $250,000. The campaign will recognize Harold Tedford by naming the Mainstage Theatre “The Harold Tedford Main Stage” and endowing future programs and productions.

Crowdtilt, founded by alumnus James Beshara, is a website that raises funds online in a social way. Individuals pool their pledges until the cumulative pledge total reaches the goal. Only after the pledge goal is met are the pledges charged to each person’s account.

Visit the Harold Tedford Main Stage Project on Crowdtilt for more information.

Watch a video celebrating Harold Tedford here.

Faculty named as resident professors

The following faculty members have been selected to serve as resident professors at the Wake Forest overseas houses in 2015-2016:

Worrell House (London)

  • Fall 2015: Page West (Business)
  • Spring 2016: Mary Wayne-Thomas (Theatre)

Flow House (Vienna)

  • Fall 2015: Robert Hellyer (History)
  • Spring 2016: Lisa Kiang (Psychology)

Casa Artom (Venice) 

  • Fall 2015: Jacqui Carrasco (Music)
  • Spring 2016: Wanda Balzano (Women’s and Gender Studies)