Last week we distributed a survey to measure faculty and staff interest to participate in an Imprints Cares E-Learning Enrichment Center for school-age children. We appreciate those who were able to respond and provide us with valuable feedback.
That survey indicated there was significant interest in an Imprints Cares facility near campus and they are working to secure a location.
In the interim, Imprints Cares has offered to host a Zoom meeting tomorrow, August 6 at 5:00 p.m. for Wake Forest faculty and staff to learn more about their e-learning enrichment centers. Interested parents and caregivers are asked to submit questions to this Imprints Cares Google Form prior to the meeting. The Zoom details are included in the email you received.
We understand that Imprints Cares may not meet the needs of all Wake Forest families and encourage colleagues to continue to visit the Women’s Center website for additional resources for parents and caregivers.
WFU Human Resources & The Women’s Center
The University will host a staff forum Friday, July 24 at 8:30 a.m. The Information Systems team has worked to ensure a safe and secure experience via Zoom Webinar. For staff, please join by visiting the link in your July 16 email from Executive Vice President Hof Milam and Provost Rogan Kersh. Staff can submit questions through our designated Human Resources form. We will continue to answer them directly through email updates, centralized FAQs and the Friday forum.
Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue and Clinical Director of Student Health Service Joanne Clinch will appear as panelists for the faculty forum Monday, July 27, 5 – 6 p.m. An email with details for accessing the meeting will be sent to faculty later this week.
Faculty may submit questions for Penny and Joanne via this form before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22.
A subsequent forum on University finances is planned for the first week of August.
The following is a guest post by Stephen Czarda in Wake Forest athletics.
Stan Cotten and Lary Sorensen will fill in for Josh Graham from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday and be joined by members of the Wake Forest and Winston-Salem communities.
It will be a Wake Forest University Takeover on Thursday, July 2, as Stan Cotten and Lary Sorenson guest host WSJS “The Drive with Josh Graham.” The show will air live from 3-6 p.m.
Throughout the afternoon, Cotten and Sorensen will be joined by members of the Wake Forest community along with Mark Owens, President & CEO Greater Winston-Salem Inc. Owens, who has served in his currently role since 2017, will be the first guest at 3:15 p.m.
Here’s a rundown of the Wake Forest guests along with the times they will be on-air:
Mark Owens, President & CEO Greater Winston-Salem Inc. (3:15 p.m.)
Owens earned a B.S. in Business Administration (’07) from Presbyterian and currently serves as the President and CER of Greate Winston-Salem Inc.
Jimmy Quander, Wake Forest Football Alum and Current Attorney (3:45 p.m.)
Quander earned a B.A. in Politics (’95) and a J.D. (’98) from Wake Forest and currently serves as an attorney in Winston-Salem. A four-year letterwinner for the Deacs, Quander received the Bill George Award in 1995, given to the most outstanding lineman/linebacker.
Tom Walter, Head Baseball Coach (4:15 p.m.)
Walter has served as Wake Forest Baseball’s head coach since 2009. He has helped 38 players get drafted or sign pro contracts over the last eight years including 2020 first round pick Jared Shuster.
Dr. Herman Eure, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees (4:45 p.m.)
Dr. Eure (’74) is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Wake Forest. He was Wake Forest’s first full-time black graduate student, its first black doctoral recipient on the Reynolda Campus and its first black full-time faculty member.
Jen Hoover, Head Women’s Basketball Coach (5 p.m.)
Hoover recently completed her eighth season at the helm of Wake Forest Women’s Basketball. During the 2019-20 season, the Deacs won seven ACC regular season games before an impressive showing in the ACC Tournament. She is a 1991 graduate of Wake Forest.
John Currie, Director of Athletics (5:30 p.m.)
Currie became Wake Forest’s sixth Director of Athletics in school history when he was named to the position on March 3, 2019. A Wake Forest alum, Currie (’93) is just the third individual to have held the position since 1964 following the 28-year tenure of Dr. Gene Hooks (1964-92) and Ron Wellman (1992-2019).
For the past three years, the Wake Downtown Student Ambassadors and ZSR Library Ambassadors have collaborated to organize a Garden Party to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou’s birthday and legacy. The party and public celebration, which has been held in Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem, included spoken word, poetry, food trucks, lawn games and more.
This year due to concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Garden Party was not able to take place in person.
However, a pre-recorded podcast has been created with original poems and spoken words from community and University volunteers. The podcast also includes clips from various interviews with Dr. Angelou and songs that celebrate the vibrancy of life.
Maya Angelou’s great-niece Dori Colly is featured, and the podcast includes a poetry reading from Professor Emeritus of English and Provost Emeritus for Wake Forest University Ed Wilson.
The University and the School of Divinity are inviting all interested to join a Virtual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 12.
Hosted by Jonathan Walton, Dean of the School of Divinity, the broadcast will begin at 7 a.m. and will remain available for viewing after the initial showing.