"Guest Post" Archive

More Barn Concerts: Swing jazz band Queen Bee and the Honeylovers

This is a guest post from the More Barn Concert Series.

More Barn Concerts proudly presents Queen Bee and the Honeylovers on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Barn at Reynolda Village.

Queen Bee and the Honeylovers is an unabashedly joyful swing band that performs all-original compositions with a dedicated ‘nod’ to the small-jazz-combo and ‘hot club’ legends who first defined the genre. The Honeylovers hail from Asheville, North Carolina, where tradition collides with contemporary innovation to create brand new art and culture. Their arrangements are upbeat and nostalgic with enough sweetness for the whole hive. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, the Honeylovers are guaranteed to put a grin on your face and a tap in your toes. Read more

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Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends Oct. 29

This message is shared on behalf of Wake Forest University Human Resources.

The final day to enroll for benefits or to elect a Flexible Spending Account for the 2021 plan year is this Friday, October 29. If you have not already enrolled, please take a few minutes to do so. You will need to enroll if you are changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s), and/or planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you do not enroll, your current benefit elections and dependent(s) will remain the same, with the exception of FSA elections. FSA elections do not automatically renew from one year to the next, and require active enrollment from you each plan year.

Visit the Annual Benefits Enrollment page on the HR website to learn more.

A message from Provost Kersh: Wake United campaign ends Oct. 31

This message was emailed to faculty and staff on Oct. 26 on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh and the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet.

Greetings Wake Forest colleagues!

A big bouquet of appreciation, as we cautiously celebrate passing this fall semester’s two-thirds mark–with just two active Covid cases on campus. A real testament to your attentive engagement with our students and one another, always mindful of our collective health. And speaking of appreciation, I’m grateful in this season of thanksgiving for the work the United Way of Forsyth County does locally.

Both through their support for dozens of local social-service organizations, and in their direct-services partnership with lower-income neighborhoods through their nationally recognized “Place Matters” program, United Way remains a vital source of enhancing our community bonds across Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

For those of you who may be new to Wake Forest, we’re traditionally a strong source of support for United Way’s essential activities, and I encourage those of you so inclined to join me and many other Wake Foresters in providing much-needed resources by contributing to the 2021 Wake United campaign. Sincere thanks, and here’s to our continued collective health as we steam towards term’s end.

Rogan Kersh

This is the final week of our 2021 Wake United Campaign so take a few minutes to make your pledge today!

The 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet thanks the campus community for their support this year.

Brad Shugoll, Wake United Campaign Chair
Ashley Wechter, Wake United Campaign Co-Chair
Mary Pugel, Office of the President Emeritus
John Shenette, Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services
Denise Griggs, Assistant to the Dean of the College
Leigh Stanfield, Executive Director for Global Engagement & Administration
Kathleen O’Rourke, Recruiter, Recruitment & Strategic Communications
John Turner, Director of Development, University of Advancement
Véronique McNelly, Professor of the Practice, French Studies

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Homecoming 2021 event parking information

This message is shared on behalf of Transportation and Parking Services

Several Reynolda Campus parking lots will be closed for Homecoming and other events throughout the week.

Gulley Drive will also be closed from Oct. 28 through 31.

Please see the lot closures and parking recommendations below. Faculty and staff may view a detailed parking map here.

Parking lot and road closures:

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“Campus Dialogues: Who and Where Do We Honor?” on Nov. 1

This message is shared on behalf of Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer José Villalba.

Informational flyer for the "Campus Dialogue" event titled, "What's in a name: Who and where do we honor." It has the black and gold compass logo for the WFU Honorifics Planning Group and the interlocking black and gold ring logo for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The flyer says "5 p.m. on November 1, 2021 in the ZSR Library Auditorium, moderated by José Villalba, VP of Diversity and Inclusion."The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is leading University efforts to advance our institutional commitment to promoting and sustaining a sense of belonging and inclusivity among our community. Toward that end, the ODI has established the Honorifics Planning Group (HPG) – composed of faculty, staff students and alumni – to engage with Wake Forest constituents and provide opportunities for feedback as the group carries on the next phase of work concerning the guiding principles for naming adopted in April 2021 by the Board of Trustees.

The ODI and HPG have been organizing structured, open dialogues throughout the semester and working with the Wake Forest community to collect names, themes and concepts which are not currently honored or remembered as fully as possible on campus.

The next campus dialogue – “What’s in a Name: Who and Where Do We Honor?” – will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. We invite you to join a conversation on the topic of naming, who we honor and where.

Participants include:

  • Corey D.B. Walker, professor of the humanities and director of the Wake Forest University Program in African American Studies;
  • Sherri Lawson Clark, associate professor of anthropology at Wake Forest;
  • Jon Bohland, associate professor and director of the International Studies Program at Hollins University; and
  • José Villalba, vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

The event will take place in person, but participants may register to join virtually via Zoom webinar.

Honoring and remembering our values should be central to our mission as a University. These initiatives will ensure that all in our community have an opportunity to share their perspectives and insights.

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