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Von Burg receives 2019 Engaged Faculty Award

Alessandra Von Burg

The North Carolina Campus Compact has presented Associate Professor of Communication Alessandra Von Burg with the 2019 Engaged Faculty Award.  Von Burg also chairs the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture.

The compact is a network of 39 colleges and universities committed to civic and community engagement.  According to the compact, “the award recognizes an outstanding faculty member in the NC Campus Compact network who demonstrates excellence in community-based teaching, research and scholarship; leadership of campus-wide efforts; and development of strong partnerships with the community.”

Von Burg was recognized for her achievements at the compact’s annual Presidents Forum and PACE Conference.

According to the compact, “Von Burg embeds service-learning and community engagement in the courses she teaches and has helped institutionalize community engagement within the broader undergraduate curriculum.”

The compact recognized Von Burg, in part, for her role in creating the Academic & Community Engaged (ACE) course designation, organizing the Every Campus a Refuge Chapter at Wake Forest, serving on the Refugee Advisory Coalition, advising the Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees, and serving on the board as vice-chair of El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services.  She is also the co-principal investigator for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BF TF) Summer Institute.

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21 faculty members to serve as fellows in residence halls

Twenty-one University faculty members will serve as faculty fellows in first-year residence halls in 2017-18.

The faculty fellows program increases faculty-student engagement by promoting informal, regular interactions between students and faculty in the residence halls for first-year students. The program fosters exceptional faculty-student engagement and helps to educate the whole person through enriching the intellectual, cultural, and social lives of the first-year students.

Faculty Fellows work closely with first-year residents throughout the academic year, creating programs, hosting dinners and interacting with students in their assigned residence halls.

2017-18 faculty fellows:


Barbara Lentz, senior fellow (School of Law)
John Friedenberg (Theatre and Dance)
Jed Macosko (Physics)


Erica Still, senior fellow (English)
Michael Lamb (University Scholar)
Al Claiborne (Chemistry)


John Llewellyn, senior fellow (Communication)
Teresa Sanhueza (Spanish and Italian)
Sam Beck (School of Business)


Melissa Jenkins, senior fellow (English)
Eric Carlson (Physics)
Molly Knight (German and Russian)


Ananda Mitra, senior fellow (Communication)
Swati Basu (Physics)
Brian Calhoun (Counseling)


Mark Scholl, senior fellow (Counseling)
Darlene May (Spanish and Italian)
Bernadine Barnes (Art)


Ron Von Burg, senior fellow (Communication)
Alessandra Von Burg (Communication)
Paul Jones (Chemistry)

August 2016 faculty milestones

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Communication faculty participating in Great Strides


This is a guest post from the Department of Communication:

Department of Communication faculty are helping add tomorrows for the thousands of Americans living with cystic fibrosis by joining the department team to walk in the Great Strides Walk on campus Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. on Davis Field.

Last year, the team raised $2,500. Department Chairman Allan Louden with his dog, Glacier, as well as Ron Von Burg, Alessandra Von Burg, Ananda Mitra, and other faculty and students will participate in the walk.

The faculty and students are involved to support graduate student Michael White, according to Alessandra Von Burg.

“We are walking for Michael to give even more tomorrows for the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe,” said Alessandra Von Burg. “Michael is a CF parent who is committed to showing his son that all lives matter and that there are countless people willing to support him and the thousands of others living with cystic fibrosis.”

1. Register to walk with the team at http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/WakeCommunication.

2. Donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a team member’s name athttp://fightcf.cff.org/goto/WakeCommunication or through a team member’s personal page (i.e.http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/WFUMichaelWhite). Donations are tax-deductible.

To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.

“This is a great opportunity for us to show support and solidarity with our campus and the broader Winston-Salem community. Please join us in our efforts to fight this devastating genetic disease!”

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Department of Communication faculty highlights

From awards to publications to presentations, the Department of Communication has written a roundup of faculty news to share:

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