"Inside WFU" Archive

College Board of Visitors Leadership Award winners named



Professor of Engineering Olga Pierrakos has been awarded the 2023 College Board of Visitors Faculty Leadership Award. Since 2017, the College Board of Visitors has supported an annual faculty award to recognize outstanding academic leadership in the Undergraduate College.

Pierrakos was selected as this year’s recipient for her visionary leadership as the founding chair of the Department of Engineering, a position she served for six years.

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How are you using innovative technology at Wake Forest? | TechX 2024

Information Systems’ annual Academic Technology showcase, TechX, is a virtual event to recognize the many new and creative ways in which technology is being incorporated into classrooms and work settings to foster relationships, derive deeper learning outcomes, and inspire colleagues and peers. On March 26 and 27, join us for live and recorded online presentations highlighting this important work. We will gather for a celebratory meet and greet on Thursday, March 28.

You are invited to participate in this event, sharing your own story or highlighting a colleague’s work. Members of the TechX committee will work with you to find the most engaging and unique way to share your story with campus.

Please complete this interest form if you’d like to share your story or to nominate a colleague’s work. Save the date for TechX with this calendar invite.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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'Therapeutic Lifestyle Change' spring 2024 program

healthy foodWake Forest’s Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) is now accepting applications for the 2024 spring semester “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” program.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Change is a 12-week program offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees free of charge. The program is designed to assist and support individuals who want to lose weight but aren’t sure where to start. Therapeutic Lifestyle Change ​​is a medically directed, professionally supervised program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.

Applications are now being accepted. Weekly group sessions will be held in person on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon starting January 29.

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Select College academic buildings to pilot expanded hours during finals

Laptop computer with stickersTo provide additional study spaces for students, non-reservable access to academic common areas in Greene, Carswell, Manchester/Kirby, and Scales will be expanded for students until 1 a.m. during the Fall 2023 Final Exam Week. (Dec. 9-16, 2023).

This limited pilot to expand building access for students does not apply to internal card readers, classrooms, and teaching studios and labs. These spaces will continue to be accessed by reservation and with space managers’ approval. Classroom reservation times will not be extended past 11 p.m.

Check the Wake Study Spaces website for more details.

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Two WFU Press titles included in year-end roundups

Poet and book review author David Starkey included the Wake Forest University Press (WFUP) title “Some of the Things I’ve Seen” by Sara Berkeley in his “31 Outstanding Poetry Books from 2023” for the California Review of Books, calling the poems “precise, imagistic and sensitive.”

Brian Ô Broin also included WFUP in his year-end roundup for the Irish language journal Comhar, selecting the recent anthology Bone and Marrow / Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern. “Keep at hand,” Ó Broin writes, “as the standard Irish language poetry anthology.”

Established in 1975 by the late English professor Dillon Johnston (1938-2022) with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and the University administration, Wake Forest University Press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America.

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