November 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
We are saddened to inform you that Cyclone Covey, professor emeritus of history, died Nov. 22 in Winston-Salem. Covey was a member of the Wake Forest faculty from 1968 until his retirement in 1988.
A memorial service for Covey will be held Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel. A reception for the family will be held earlier in the afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., at Frank Vogler & Sons funeral home on Reynolda Road.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at P.O. Box 7777, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 or through the online giving form.
Read a story about Covey in the Winston-Salem Journal »
Read the obituary in the Winston-Salem Journal »
November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
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.
November 22nd, 2013 | Staff News, University Announcement
At the Staff Rewards and Recognition Luncheon, Travis Manning and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds were named Employees of the Year.
Manning, the circulation manager at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been described as patient and kind to everyone, demonstrating a commitment to improving services every day. He has a great ability to build a bridge of understanding between people and provides superlative, exceptional service and always has a smile. He is the first to volunteer when there is a call for assistance, and he truly leads by example. As a problem-solver and supervisor of student workers, he helps scholars transition to university life and guides them through the uncertainty of starting a new job in a new place.
Herndon-Edmunds, the manager of diversity education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has built a reputation on campus for giving honest feedback and helping people understand how to approach others with the assumption of good intent. By conceptualizing an idea and forming a plan to implement that idea, she has introduced an education series that impacts all levels of the institution. She exhibits dedication to serving others and making a difference – both in the Wake Forest community and globally. By teaching others to understand themselves, those around them, and why we should value similarities and our differences, she has helped create a more inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.
“The Staff Rewards & Recognition events enable our campus community to celebrate and appreciate our dedicated staff, whether they have been here for 5 or 35 years,” said Carmen Canales, chief human resources officer. “By honoring Employees of the Year, we further recognize exceptional service in the areas of integrity, accountability, inclusion, dedication to excellence, and Pro Humanitate.”
November 15th, 2013 | Faculty News
Wanda Brown, an associate dean at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Achievement Alumni Award from the UNC-Greensboro School of Education. This honor is awarded to School of Education alumni earning state, national or international distinction in their career.
November 11th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Role of nitrite reduction to NO by hemoglobin in control of fetal vascular tone” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number R01 HL095973 and LLU Banner No. 600360-2973 and the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Megan Mulder, special collections librarian, whose proposal entitled “Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection” has been funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) and the Duke University (WFU funding agency).
November 7th, 2013 | University Announcement
Next time you’re on your way through the Starbucks in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, be sure to browse the latest (if littlest) collection available at the “Little Free Library” installation in the back corner near the East Entrance.
Z Little Free Library (as it’s called locally) offers, you guessed it, free books to share: take one, leave one, maybe just grab something to read while you’re having your coffee. Unlike the perhaps more popular reading materials found in the “Outdoor Reading Rooms,” the books in Z Little Free Library are all a) straight-up donations, b) free, and c) inside. Please enjoy responsibly.
To learn more about the Little Free Library movement, go to: http://littlefreelibrary.org/
October 16th, 2013 | Faculty News
The Women’s Issues in Libraries Roundtable (WILR) of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) published an interview with Z. Smith Reynolds Library associate dean Wanda Brown, who is currently the president of NCLA.
Read the interview »
October 11th, 2013 | Faculty News
An interview with e-learning librarian Kyle Denlinger was recently featured on the website of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association devoted to advancing higher education.
Denlinger discussed features of a new online course offered by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library called ZSRx that he created to help Wake Forest parents and alumni learn how to use the Web more effectively. Open to anyone who wanted to enroll, more than 700 people registered for this free, four-week course, ranging from recent graduates to an alumna from the class of 1954. About 50 participants were active in the course during any given week.
ZSRx was made using free online tools. The course, which took several months to complete, covers Internet search strategies, online privacy issues, and how to evaluate information accuracy. Parents and alumni who have taken the course gain a better understanding of the expertise of librarians. On the final course survey, they described the course as “a wonderful learning experience” that has made “internet searching more manageable.”
More courses are in the works, and ZSR is leading the charge. “Libraries have always been hubs of their physical communities. We also need to be hubs of digital communities,” Denlinger said. “Offering courses like ZSRx — lightweight, informal, communities wrapped around a collection of content — is a huge opportunity for libraries of all kinds.”
If you’re interested in completing ZSRx, course content is here.
October 10th, 2013 | Faculty News
Christian Burris (’93), the serials acquisitions coordinator at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, was featured recently in Winston-Salem Monthly magazine. The story highlighted Burris’ love for science-fiction television shows and movies, and mainly his passion for the original “Star Trek” series, which aired from 1966 to 1969.
Burris is a Winston-Salem native who has worked with the library since 1993. He also serves as the library liaison to international studies.
Read the article »
October 7th, 2013 | Events
Bill Kane listens to some helpful hints from the Deacon.
Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” hard this year, joining with students to run nearly 23,000 laps around Hearn Plaza and to raise close to $30,000 for cancer research and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund.
Overall, 17 faculty and staff teams participated this year. Click to view a photo gallery »
The top five teams in the faculty/staff division were:
- Crusaders (504 laps): Charlene Buckley, James Buckley, Kevin Cox, Ryan Scholl, Brett Eaton, Sean Daly, Rob McNamara, Phil May, Michael Shuman, James Torrible
- The Committee (Undergraduate Admissions, 417 laps): Dawn Calhoun, Paul Gauthier, Frank Brown, Lori Pilon, Brett Kaiser, Victoria Hill, Jennie Harris, Megan Massey, Ethan Groce
- Alumni Haul (Undergraduate Advancement, 378 laps): Paul Wingate, Mark Anderson, Mike Haggas, Stuart Tucker, Sarah Boerkircher, Megan Donovan, Pamela Bunten, Liz White, Curtis Bloomer, Sandy Saulpaugh
- Chemistry Department (378 laps): Megan Rudock, Rebecca Alexander, Mark Welker, David Wren, Amanda Jones, Kathryn Riley, Craig Clodfelter, Sarah Bergman, Lindsay Macnamara, Justin Piedad
- ZSR Library (290 laps): Barry Davis (captain), Susan Smith, Rebecca Petersen, Joy Gambill, Peter Romanov, Patrick Ferrell, Craig Fansler, Bill Kane, Chelcie Rowell, Lauren Suffoletto, Rosalind Tedford, Tanya Zanish-Belcher (for more from ZSR, see their blog, Flickr)
“Hit the Bricks” is part of a series of student-run events and activities to honor the former Chicago Bears running back, Brian Piccolo, who attended Wake Forest in the 1960s. The 1971 film, “Brian’s Song,” was based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers he is dying of cancer at the age of 26.