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Biggest Winners announced

Biggest Winners pose with trophy

The team of Will Sweat for Beer! poses with the trophy. From left to right: Rachel Cook, James Torrible, Brent Piper, Emily Johnson and Tommy Minta. Not pictured: Brigham Wall.

Many Wake Forest faculty and staff are enjoying their improved health and fitness after seven weeks of competition in the campus’ annual Biggest Winner event.

Six-member teams competed for seven weeks, gaining points for working out regularly, completing weekly team challenges and losing body mass.

Winners were:

  • Lifestyle Points and Overall: Will Sweat for Beer! (James Torrible, Rachel Cook, Brent Piper, Brigham Wall, Tommy Minta, Emily Johnson)
  • Challenge Points: What IS (Steve Allen, Greg Waters, Anthony Hughes, Jeremy Kindy, Jon Adams, Mike Monu)
  • Body Mass Lost: Yipee Ki Yay, Mother So Dear (Stephanie Skordas, Mark Anderson, Brett Eaton, Kris Hendershott, Jill Carson, Cheryl Walker)
  • Top Male (based on points): James Torrible
  • Top Female (based on points): Robin Godwin and Sandy Saulpaugh (tie)

The event was organized by Campus Recreation and led by Jessica Finnerty, assistant director.

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WFU Magazine: new awards, new connections

Cover of Wake Forest Magazine

When associate vice president Maria Henson (’82) judged senior orations earlier this month she brought copies of the spring issue of Wake Forest Magazine with her. She didn’t leave with any. “The students said, ‘Can we take these?’ It was music to my ears.”

Henson, who oversees the magazine and its website, says the student compliments are rewarding, just as the magazine wins two top awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Wake Forest Magazine has won the Grand Award for District III (Southeast region) in two categories: Alumni Magazines (for schools with similar enrollment) and Magazine Publishing Improvement. The entries are judged on content, writing, design, photography, budget and resources.

The magazine has been working on a redesign since Henson returned to Wake Forest in June 2010. After a Pulitzer Prize-winning career in newspapers, Henson pored through 10 years’ worth of Wake Forest Magazines to learn where the publication had been and examined other college publications and general interest magazines. She, managing editor Cherin Poovey, deputy editor Janet Williamson, and freelance designer Julie Helsabeck, the daughter of an alumnus, brainstormed about what they wanted in the magazine’s redesign. Read more

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Categories: Staff News

January 2012 staff milestones

See a list of employment milestones reached by staff in January 2012: Read more

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Categories: Staff News