This is a guest post from the Learning Management System (LMS) Review Steering Committee:
The LMS Review Steering Committee invites all faculty, staff and students to join us March 25-28 as we engage with vendors demonstrating what the Sakai and Canvas platforms can do for our community. The steering committee plans to recommend campus-wide adoption of one of these two systems by the end of the academic year, and feedback from those who attend these sessions will be an essential driver of that recommendation.
We have asked the vendors to demonstrate a variety of features, tailored to specific cohorts on campus. If your time is limited, we encourage you to make it to the first hour of the “Introduction to the Platform” sessions. You might also consider stopping by the “Open Labs” to explore the platform and ask questions.
The following is the faculty books report for February 2019:
Arthur, Shawn. (Study of Religions). Contemporary Religions in China. Routledge. February 2019.
Dahill-Brown, Sara E. (Politics & International Affairs). Education, Equity, and the States: How Variations in State Governance Make or Break Reform. Harvard Education Press. February 2019.
Newman, Joel S. (Law, Emeritus). A Short & Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation, 2nd ed. West Academic Publishing. February 2019.
Otteson, James R. (Economics). The Essential Adam Smith. The Fraser Institute. February 2019.
Otteson, James R. (Economics). Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society. Oxford University Press. February 2019.
This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on March 6:
We are saddened to announce that Don Wolfe, professor emeritus of theatre, died March 1.
A celebration of life service will be held April 27 at 2 p.m. in the theater lobby at Scales Fine Arts Center. An obituary is expected to appear in the Winston-Salem Journal on March 10.
Professor Wolfe joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1968. He retired in 2000.
We grieve Professor Wolfe’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.
Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.
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Congratulations to John Senior, assistant teach professor in the School of Divinity, whose proposal entitled “Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2018” has been funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Congratulations to Jonathan Duchac, professor in the School of Business, whose proposal entitled “Fund for Peace: Divestiture Project” has been funded by the Fund for Peace.
Congratulations to Brad Shugoll, assistant director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, whose proposal entitled “Campus Kitchen Summer Feeding Site” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and by (subaward/subcontract from) the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Wake Forest’s Wellbeing Program is offering a $150 incentive to faculty and staff enrolled in the University’s BlueCross BlueShield medical plan.
The incentive toward December 2019 health care premiums will be granted to those complete the program by Oct. 31, through a partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health.
On the Human Resources website, there is detailed information available on how to participate in the incentive opportunity.