A message from Provost Michele Gillespie and Executive Vice President Hof Milam.
Dear faculty and staff,
We have important news to share. Wake Forest has undergone a thorough, multi-year evaluation of our administrative systems to better ensure our students’ academic success and evolve with changing needs and expectations in higher education. As a result of this evaluation, our community shared its desire for modern, mobile-friendly platforms that have intuitive user interfaces, expand access to reliable data, and leverage secure and scalable technology to help us deliver the best learning outcomes possible for all our students.
The Gilead COMPASS Initiative® Faith Coordinating Center at Wake Forest University School of Divinity announced the launch of the “Black Faith and HIV” initiative, a dynamic hub for interfaith communities to access educational and communications resources, virtual and in-person professional development opportunities, and sustainable mechanisms for addressing the HIV epidemic in their communities.
Learn more about the new initiative on the School of Divinity website here.
A message from Wake Forest’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Information Systems
Wake Forest University is embarking on a Strategic Framework process. Do your part to get ready!
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Information Systems for the October Inclusivity Challenge.
Between October 3 – 28, watch 12 videos on various inclusion topics and complete personal reflections for the chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to the WFU bookstore. All videos are about 5 minutes or less.
More information can be found on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website here.
Al Hunt, Wake Forest Life Trustee, and author Mary Llewellyn McNeil will be discussing her new book “Century’s Witness, the Extraordinary Life of Journalist Wallace Carroll” at the Forsyth County Central Library on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
Wallace Carroll was the Samuel J. Ervin professor of Constitutional Rights at Wake Forest from 1974-1984. He was also one of the most respected and influential journalists of his time. Carroll ended his career as editor of the “Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel,” where he led the paper to a Pulitzer Prize (1971), covered the demise of the tobacco industry and the de-segregation of schools and played an active role in the creation of the NC School of the Arts.
A large part of the book deals with his time at Wake Forest and in Winston-Salem.
“Wallace Carroll was a man of great charm and intelligence as well as a great twentieth-century journalist reporting on some of the most critical moments in American history,” said Wake Forest Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson.
The event is free and open to the public.
Wake Forest’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching will host its 25th Anniversary Lecture on Thurs., Oct. 27 in Broyhill Auditorium from 7 to 8 p.m. A Q&A session will follow.
Social psychologist and Stanford University psychology professor Claude Steele will deliver the talk on “Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community.”
Drawing on stereotype threat and social identity threat research, the talk will address the why, what and how of diverse learning communities and identify features of diverse learning communities that, while good for all students, are especially helpful for minority students. Steele will also explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning.
All are welcome to attend.
The event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.