Staff News Archive

Transportation and Parking Services announces new van service for faculty and staff

This is a guest post from Transportation and Parking Services:

Transportation and Parking Services is pleased to announce an enhanced transportation service for faculty and staff for the new academic year.

Beginning Monday, August 26, the daytime Gray Line Route (fixed route service) is being replaced with an On-Call Demand Van Service, which will be more flexible. This service will offer expanded transportation services to several WFU satellite locations. Below is a non-inclusive list of locations that will be served by the On-Call Demand Van Service:

  • Bridger Field House
  • Davis House
  • Graylyn
  • HR House
  • LJVM Coliseum
  • Reynolda House
  • Reynolda Village
  • University Corporate Center

This service is available Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You can request a ride by using the Transloc App ( or calling 336-829-8238.

The On-Call Demand Service does not offer transportation to Wake Downtown or Brookwood, as there is currently a fixed shuttle route for these locations. For more information on WFU transportation services, visit

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Jennifer Finkel named curator of Wake Forest's art collections

Jennifer Finkel

Jennifer Finkel has been named Wake Forest curator of collections to oversee all aspects of the University’s art collections. The position joins the Office of the Provost’s growing arts initiatives under Christina Soriano, associate provost for the arts and interdisciplinary initiatives.

The University’s art collection presents an exceptional resource for teaching, learning and research. In collaboration with faculty, Finkel will develop interdisciplinary programs that support the curriculum across the college and professional schools.

“My goal is for faculty and students to use the collection in new and innovative ways,” said Finkel. “Many universities have art collections; however, Wake Forest’s collection is superb in quality, and students, faculty and staff live with the art in offices, lobbies, corridors and conference rooms.”

The collection is made up of a range of media including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, drawings, furniture and textiles. The collection has grown from commissions, gifts, bequests and purchases. One of Finkel’s initial goals is to make the collection’s database available online.

Finkel moved to Winston-Salem from Cleveland, Ohio, where she was the curator of Cleveland Clinic’s contemporary art collection, overseeing acquisitions, installations and commissions and helping to grow their collection to more than 7,000 artworks.

“What makes contemporary art especially challenging (in a good way) is that, like the world around us, it has become more diverse and cannot be easily defined. In this way, the art of our times may serve as a catalyst for open discussion and intellectual inquiry about the world today.”

Finkel studied art history at Georgetown University and received her doctorate in Renaissance art at Case Western Reserve University. She has been working in the world of contemporary art for the past 15 years.

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James Michael Everhart

We are saddened to announce that James Michael Everhart, a staff member with Facilities and Campus Services, died Aug. 10.

He had worked at Wake Forest for 16 years.

He was the brother of Professor of Psychology Catherine E. Seta.

We grieve the death of Mr. Everhart and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

No public service is planned. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that memorial donations be made to the United Way of Forsyth County or to another charity.

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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Proposals funded: Rejeski, Brunsting, Muday

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Intervening on sedentary behavior to prevent weight regain in older adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Nelson Brunsting, director of global research and assessment, whose proposal entitled “Investigating potential effects of different sources and types of support on the burnout trajectories of special education teachers serving students with emotional-behavioral disorders” has been funded by the Spencer Foundation.

Congratulations to Gloria Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Flavonoid Regulation of Root Architecture and Reactive Oxygen Species Signaling” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Memorial service scheduled for Jessica Rivers

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on July 9 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

A memorial service for Jessica Rivers will be held July 20 at 2 p.m. at Huff Funeral Home at 212 Main Street in East Bend, N.C.

She was a research assistant in the Department of Psychology.  She died July 2.

She received a Master of Arts in psychology in May 2019.

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