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Wake the eBooks Festival happening in June

This is a guest post from Library Partners Press and the Wake the eBooks Festival:

Library Partners Press is pleased to announce the program and schedule of events for the upcoming Wake the eBooks Festival, to be held on Friday, June 3, in Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Now in its second year, the Festival brings librarians and publishers together to demonstrate both the fine art of content curation and the simple science of sharing.

Festival registration is free, but closes soon, so please do reserve your spot today.

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Faculty Senate adopts resolution opposing House Bill 2

The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest has recently voted to adopt the following resolution relating to House Bill 2 (HB2):

“The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest University opposes North Carolina House Bill 2, enacted on March 23, 2016, which is contrary to our University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. The law specifically prevents cities from legally protecting sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, while also preventing transgender people from accessing public restrooms safely. The Senate believes that the bill will negatively affect our current LGBTQ faculty, administrators, staff and students and their friends and family and may negatively affect recruitment of faculty, administrators, staff and students. In addition, as the law prohibits K-12 public schools and publicly-funded universities and colleges in North Carolina from having multi-stall, multi-sex bathrooms, it could jeopardize federal funding for the schools attended by many of our family members, friends and neighbors. Thus, we urge our local government officials to take an active stand against the law, and we urge the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor to repeal House Bill 2.”

The Faculty Senate represents faculty from the entire University: the undergraduate College, the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Divinity and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

The resolution is one of many efforts, including a similar resolution passed by faculty in the undergraduate College last month, to underscore inclusive values at Wake Forest.

Provost Office grants announced

This is a guest post from the Office of the Provost:

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following grants for Spring 2016

Nathan and Julie Hatch Research Grant for Academic Excellence

Stephanie Koscak, Royal Subjects: Mass Media and the Reinvention of Reverence in England, 1649-1760, Week at the Summer Research Institute , Harris Manchester College, Oxford University

Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation

Melissa Harris-Perry, Marianne Magjuka, Dani Parker, Fahim Gulamali, Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake the Vote, Part II

Amanda Gengler, Sociology, Food & Inequality in Global Context

Steve Virgil, Law; John Senior, Divinity, Public Leadership and Professional Identity

Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence

Mike Green, Law, World Tort Law Society: Comparative Study of Liability Law for Road Traffic Accidents

Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, University Archives Research Internship

Morna O’Neill, Art, Lost Art: Photography and Display

Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus

Katie Wolf, Hanes Art Gallery, Alexander T. Oleksyn: The Confined Line

Provost’s Grant for Academic Excellence

Jeff Eller, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Saving Born Digital ebooks in Libraries

Olga Valbuena, English, Southeastern Renaissance Conference – Shakespeare Quadricentennial 

Lucas Johnston, Religion, Placing Pedagogy: Teaching Religion and Nature in the South

2016-17 Wake Forest Fellows selected

A group photo of the new Wake Forest Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year, in front of Reynolda Hall on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Wake Forest Fellows for 2016-17

Twelve seniors will remain in the Wake Forest campus community following graduation in May as Wake Forest Fellows.  They will work in offices across campus, including the President’s Office, the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Office of Personal and Career Development.

Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional Wake Forest college graduates with the opportunity to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time Wake Forest employee, starting this summer.  In addition to working with top administrators in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.

“We’re welcoming a class of Fellows that has excelled across the campus in academics, in service, and in leadership,” said Marybeth Wallace, special assistant to President Nathan O. Hatch.  “We can’t wait to feel all of that youthful energy in our offices.”
This group also represents the first time that fellowships have been arranged for Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Pro Humanitate Institute and Wake Downtown: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.

The Wake Forest Fellows for 2016-17 are:

  • Olivia Clark: Reynolda House (Ellicott City, Md.), History/minor, Italian
  • Kent Garrett: Information Systems (Noblesville, Ind.), Sociology/minors, Journalism and Entrepreneurship
  • Brian Hart: Dean of the College (Oxford, N.C), Politics and International Affairs
  • Millicent Hennessey: President’s Office (New York, N.Y.), Chinese Language and Culture
  • Sarah Hoyle: Personal and Career Development (Clemmons, N.C.), Politics and International Affairs
  • Kylie Kinder: START Gallery (Oak Park, Calif.), Art History and Psychology
  • Alexa King: Campus Life (Dallas, Texas), Psychology/minor, Health and Human Services
  • Sophia (Sophie) Leveque: Z. Smith Reynolds Library (Newport Beach, Calif.), Communication and English
  • Alexa King: Campus Life (Dallas, Texas), Psychology/minor, Health and Human Services
  • Aishwarya (Ash) Nagar: Wake Downtown/Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (New Delhi, India), Biology/minors, Religion, Neuroscience, Philosophy
  • Chanel Shulman: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Psychology and Economics
  • Terry (T.J.) Smith: Provost’s Office (Greensboro, N.C.), Politics and International Studies
  • Camry Wilborn: Pro Humanitate Institute (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Politics and International Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies/minor, Communication

“My selection as a fellow means that I have been given a tremendous opportunity to continue to learn and grow while simultaneously giving back to the institution I have to come to love,” said T.J. Smith.  “I have the chance to be mentored by a cadre of esteemed leaders in what will be the developmental opportunity of a lifetime.”

As a fellow, Smith said, he expects “to gain a new insight and perspective into how the strategic direction and inner mechanics of the University come together to move our community forward.”

Alumni of the Wake Forest Fellows program have pursued careers in law, medicine, public policy and more. Several have since received prestigious academic awards such as Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.

March 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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March 2016 comings and goings

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February 2016 comings and goings

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Comings

Allman, Lindsay; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Volleyball – Women

Ashley, Dylan; Server; Graylyn: Food Services

Avery, Sarah; Bartender; Graylyn: Food Services

Bennett, Sr., James Franklin; Transportation Assistant; Graylyn: Guest Services

Benson, Elisabeth; Bartender; Graylyn: Food Services

Booth, Katherine Elizabeth; Health Law & Policy Res Fellow; Law: Instruction

Bowling, Paul Dalton; Cook; Graylyn: Food Services

Clifton, Kaleb; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance

Devonmille, Laura Maurer; Assistant Director; Finance Systems

Gaofhiwe, Dineo Hilda; Study Aboard Advisor; Global Abroad Programs

Gould, James Fredrick; Groundskeeper; FACS: Landscaping Services

Hackett, Tabitha Chrystal; Server; Graylyn: Food Services

Hart, Sonya Renee; Communications Officer; University Police

Jackson, Claretha; Custodian; Reynolda House: Facilities

Jones, Joel Gregory; Recruiting Assistant; Athletics: Football

Lea, Clark Dowell; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Football

Moore, Bryce A.; Security Officer LJVM; University Police

Rives, Peter Elliott; Assistant Director; Health Promotion

Rothrock, Cody Dylan; Turf Technician; Athletics: Turf Management

Smith, Madison Marie; Bartender; Graylyn: Food Services

Goings

Berry, Courtney Whicker; Bioethics

Bullock, Derek M.; FACS: Construction

Cox, Phillip; Health & Exercise Science

Debevoise, Anne Katherine Evangelista; Library – ZSR

Diallo, Aminata Alou; Parking & Transportation

Elkazaz, Salwa Salah; Chemistry

Gagliano, Jason Michael; Physics

Hinson, Yvonne Leigh; WFUSB-Instruction

Jones, Stacy Hope; Law: External Affairs

Lail, Aaron Van; FACS: Custodial Services

Odom, Kasey Maxcy; Advancement:University Events

Pinckney, DeeDe; OPCD: Career & Professional Dev

VanEaton, Hawanna R; FACS: Custodial Services

Wall, Brigham L.; Advancement: National Major Gifts

White, Elizabeth Bost; Advancement: VP Office

White, Elizabeth M.; Financial & Accounting Service

Wise, Keith M.; FACS: Maintenance & Utilities Oper.

January 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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November 2015 comings and goings

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Rowell named as ALA Emerging Leader

New faculty headshots during orientation, Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Chelcie Rowell, ZSR Library.

Chelcie Rowell, digital initiatives librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been named to the American Libraries Association (ALA) Emerging Leader class of 2016.

This program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

She is being sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).