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Update on Title IX Office

The following announcement was e-mailed to faculty and staff from the Office of the Provost on Jan. 22 on behalf of Kami Chavis, associate provost for academic initiatives, associate vice president and professor of law:

Good morning, Wake Forest faculty and staff,

Late in 2019, Wake Forest announced that Tanya Jachimiak, Director of the Title IX Office/Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator, had agreed to become Associate Vice President for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance at Michigan State University. Tanya has been a respected and cherished member of our campus community for over six years; her professionalism, integrity, and commitment to fairness are the hallmarks of her legacy.  She has played a central role in the university’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault, and it is vital that we hire a knowledgeable and equity-minded leader to assume these responsibilities. The university has engaged Isaacson, Miller to assist with this important search.

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Fit for Business 5K: Run, fun and feeding those in need

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This is a guest post from the School of Business:

What do backpacks and running shoes have in common?

This year, it’s the Fit for Business 5K run on April 16, beginning and ending at the School of Business, Farrell Hall. The School’s Graduate Student Government Association (SGSA) designed the event to promote wellbeing and highlight a problem less than 5K away from campus — hungry schoolchildren.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Forsyth Backpack Program, a local nonprofit that feeds K-12 schoolchildren who don’t have consistent access to food on weekends or school holidays.

“I hope that the 5K rings alarms of awareness though out our community concerning the hunger issues children face daily in this area. One in two children in Forsyth County are on reduced or free lunch [at school] … and experience food insecurity,” said Williams Hawks (MA ’16).  “We must ensure that we are living up to the call of our motto, Pro Humanitate. We must be there to close the gap on local hunger.”

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Ross, Horton present at conference

Amanda Horton (left) and Catherine Ross

Amanda Horton (left) and Catherine Ross

Catherine Ross, the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and Amanda Horton, assistant director for campus life and student programs, presented at the 2013 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference in Raleigh on Oct. 4.

Ross and Horton presented “Campus Life and the Teaching and Learning Center: Crossing Boundaries and Turning the Tables on the Conversation about Learning” based on their collaborative effort to bring faculty and upperclassmen students together to discuss learning.

In the spring of 2013, Ross and Horton facilitated two faculty/student reading groups based on the text “What the Best College Students Do” by Ken Bain. This program was offered to students through the My Journey Initiative. The My Journey Initiative seeks to develop and promote innovative programs designed to intentionally challenge and support students through the distinct developmental transitions that occur throughout the four-year college experience.

Ross and Horton are hosting another reading group on the same text this fall semester.

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September 2013 staff milestones

See a list of employment milestones reached by staff in September 2013: Read more

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Late Night Breakfast needs volunteers

Longino (right) at the Late Night Breakfast in 2006

Longino (right) at the Late Night Breakfast in 2006

The Late Night Breakfast is still in need of a few good faculty/staff volunteers, particularly at the 11 p.m.-midnight hour as servers.

The Late Night Breakfast will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Fresh Food Company (the Pit) and will run from 10 p.m.-midnight. If you are interested in taking part in this tradition, please register contact Amanda Horton at hortonaj@nullwfu.edu by Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

In 1991, Charles “Chuck” Longino Jr. came to Wake Forest as the Washington M. Wingate Professor of Sociology and director of the Reynolda Gerontology Program. He loved teaching undergraduate students and always searched for ways to connect with them outside of the classroom.

The original Late Night Breakfast, a tradition started by Longino, was held before end-of-semester finals. Every year, Longino recruited administrators, other faculty members and staff to serve a late-night breakfast to students. The last Late Night Breakfast was held in December of 2008, and Longino was too ill to attend. He passed away on Dec. 25.

Campus Life & Leadership aims to reignite this once-beloved tradition. It is only through a collaborative effort that this tradition can be revived and flourish with the same vitality that Longino embodied. Late Night Breakfast offers faculty members an opportunity to engage with students in a casual environment outside of the classroom. It also offers the opportunity for staff members and faculty members from all over campus to come together.

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