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13th Annual Artisans' Fair to be held Dec. 1

This is a guest post from the organizers of the Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair:

Seeking a unique gift for family and friends? Then plan to attend the 13th Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair to be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Benson 401. Twenty-five vendors will show and sell their handcrafted products which include jewelry, woodworking, stitchery, pottery, baked goods, stained glass, etc.

Vendors are listed below:

–Ashley Horn: candles, melts, vinyl decals
–Linda Shaytar: jewelry
–Kathy Martlock: crochet items, paper flowers, etc.
–Gale Newport: baked goods
–George Holzwarth: wooden boxes
–Jane Williams: pottery
–Holly Swenson: wearable art
–Kyle and Laura Denlinger: handmade wooden blocks
–LaDonna Crist: home decor & gift items, WFU logo items, etc.
–Rebecca Fisher: whimsical garden art – bird baths, garden flowers, whimsical glass mushrooms
–Jessica Burlingame: crocheted items including scarves and dishcloths
–J.L. Bolt: wood work
–Kim Bowers: hand made ornaments (vintage, cork, sea shell), paintings
–Ruth Smith: blankets, corn/rice bags, corn toss bags
–Lawrence Smith: stars, food trays, bird houses, wind chimes, Christmas trees
–Bookish Birds (Diana Goldstein and Roz Tedford): book themed ornaments, wreaths, and page art, Wake forest alma mater and fight song ornaments, Wfu page art and notecards
–W. David Link: honey, handmade soaps
–Caroline Moore: jewelry, painted glassware, jewelry boxes
–Brian Calhoun: woodwork products, bird houses
–Lisa Simmons: decorative home products, jewelry
–Stacey Panchyshyn: handmade scarves, Christmas ornaments
–Virginia Christman: photographs, art prints, greeting cards
–Rebecca Mabe Benza: handmade jewelry, hand painted ornaments, hand-dyed scarves & clothing
–Xiaolin Dai: ceramic works
–Brandi Smith: hand painted wines bottles/jars
–Sandra Kokkonos: homemade cookies
–Angela King: sheepskin rugs, wool yarn, felted soap, needle-felted ornaments & upcycled wool clothing.
–Sandy Lail: Christmas ornaments, glassware, small gifts, wreaths, ribbon trees.
–Gloria Stickney: Wake Forest quilts, custom theme-designed memory t-shirt quilts, WFU licensed items
–Pamela Venable: 8″x10″ oil on canvas or board; framed oil landscape and seascapes from either En Plein Air or photo inspired art creations
–Shayla Herndon-Edmunds: handmade bath & body products( lotions, butters, oils, candles)
–Paul Ross: cutting boards

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Staff recognized for milestones, Employees of the Year announced

This is a guest post from Human Resources:

Members of the campus community honored service milestones of more than 250 Wake Forest staff members who were celebrating approximately 2,800 combined years of service. These individuals were recognized at the 16th annual Staff Rewards & Recognition on Tuesday, October 11 at Bridger Field House. Later in the day, a campus-wide reception was open to all faculty and staff in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.

Staff members celebrating 30 or more years of service included:

  • 30 years: Cathy Chinlund (Advancement), Sherman Hart (Reynolda House), Gale Newport (Benson University Center), Beth Tedford (Z. Smith Reynolds Library)
  • 35 years: Janet Cromer (School of Law), Cindy Davis (Biology), Mike Ford (Campus Life), Dallas Nifong (Facilities & Campus Services)
  • 40 years: Michael Bottoms (University Police), Carrnell Covington (Facilities & Campus Services), Ann Knox (Parking & Transportation)
Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch presents staff member Betsy Chapman with the Employee of the Year plaque on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

President Hatch presents staff member Betsy Chapman with the Employee of the Year plaque

Betsy Chapman, Director of Parent Giving, and Patty Kennedy, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, were also recognized as Employees of the Year. They were nominated by faculty and staff for their contributions in the areas of innovation, integrity, accountability, inclusion, and Pro Humanitate.

Chapman was honored for mentoring students and helping parents feel part of the Wake Forest experience. The Daily Deac blog she authors was cited throughout her award nomination as a highly effective way to connect parents with the campus community. As the nomination reads, “Betsy is a valuable asset to Wake Forest, and her professionalism and genuine love for the university and its students should be commended!”

Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch presents staff member Patty Kennedy with the Employee of the Year plaque on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

President Hatch presents staff member Patty Kennedy with the Employee of the Year plaque

Kennedy was recognized for embracing new ideas and serving as a positive role model for new staff members. The award nomination states, “Patty is always thinking of creative ways to deal with problems, with the goal of making positive changes for everyone. She is well aware of the need to serve both the department and the community.” Kennedy has demonstrated this community service through her work with the United Way and Arts Council.

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July 2016 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2016: Read more

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11th Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair to be held Dec. 4

This is a guest post from the organizers of the Artisans’ Fair:artisansfair

It’s time for the 11th Annual WFU Artisans’ Fair to be held on Friday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Benson Center, Room 401. More 30 vendors will show and sell their handcrafted products which include jewelry, woodworking, stitchery, pottery, baked goods, stained glass and more.

Looking for a special gift? Then check out these vendors!

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Annual WFU Artisans' Fair Call For Vendors

artisansfairIt’s time for vendor signups for the annual Artisans’ Fair, an event that showcases the artistic talents of WFU employees (staff or faculty), spouses of WFU employees, retirees or students. Items are all handmade by the representatives.

To register, you must complete this form, and turn in your $10 (cash only) to one of the committee members: Dana Hutchens (758.5246, Farrell, Room A54), Gale Newport (758.5230, Benson, Room 139), or Gloria Stickney (758.4971, Olin, Rom 305A).

All registrations MUST BE received by Nov. 4, and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Only 32 vendors spots open!

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