"Malika Roman Isler" Archive

Spring Affinity Experience for Faculty and Staff to be held Jan. 28

The Wake Forest University Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites faculty and staff to join a virtual Spring Affinity Experience on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The event will be facilitated by Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Practice Malika Roman Isler and will include community updates and breakout room affinity spaces.

The Spring Affinity Experience will link underrepresented faculty, staff and allies to affinity groups and resources at Wake Forest University to support a sense of belonging and community.

Event poster with white text on black and gold design that says "Spring Affinity Experience for Faculty and Staff" Text says "Wake Forest University Office of Diversity & Inclusion" with interlocking circle logo above

Current affinity/identity spaces include:

  • International
  • African-American Women
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parent and Caregivers
  • Women
  • African-American Men
  • Asian
  • Latinx
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Disability
  • Ally

Visit the PDC website to view full event details and register to join.

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Muuss, Neese, Pauca, Isler to speak at Campus Connections

Bobby Muuss, coach of the men’s soccer team, will be among the speakers at Campus Connections on Dec. 15.  The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a light breakfast in Benson University Center, Room 401.

Other speakers will include Emily Neese and Paúl Pauca, who will present on Makerspace at the University.  Neese is associate vice president for strategy and operations and Pauca is Lelia and David Farr Faculty Chair of Innovation, Creativity & Entrepeneurship, as well as professor of computer science.

Malika Roman Isler, director of the Office of Wellbeing, will present on the office’s Wellspace’s initiative.

For those unable to attend, the event will be available through WebEx.

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Arrive and Thrive event set for Sept. 29

This is a guest post from Malika Roman Isler, director of Wellbeing:

On Sept. 29 from 3 – 5 p.m., join the campus community in celebrating all things wellbeing at Wake Forest and highlighting the features of our newly renovated Reynolds Gym & Center for Wellbeing.  The event will feature fun activities and resources designed to inform and inspire the campus community about how to lead healthier, more balanced lives!  There will be games, food, giveaways and much to learn and many people to meet. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to join us as we learn to thrive individually and as a community.

Consider yourself cordially invited to a one-of-a-kind celebration of the eight dimensions of wellbeing: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

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Wellbeing presents THRIVE Dimension Champions Award

The Office of Wellbeing presented the 2016 THRIVE Dimension Champions Awards for faculty and staff on April 20 at the Sutton Center.

The awards highlight the leadership and scholarship of faculty and staff across the eight dimensions of wellbeing.

“It’s an exciting time for the Office of Wellbeing and the entire campus,” said Malika Roman Isler, director of Wellbeing. “We are inspired by the deep commitment each of these individuals has shown to not only bettering themselves, but by example, encouraging our entire community to live full and meaningful lives.”

Award recipients include the following:

–Emotional Wellbeing: Michele Kurtz, Office of Student Engagement
–Environmental Wellbeing: Jim Mussetter, Facilities and Campus Services/Landscape Department
–Financial Wellbeing: Tom Benza, Office of Financial Aid
–Intellectual Wellbeing: William Hamilton, Department of German and Russian
–Occupational Wellbeing: Catherine Ross, Teaching and Learning Center
–Physical Wellbeing: Michael Terry, Advancement Gifts/Records
–Social Wellbeing: Margaret Kittrell, Student Health Service
–Spiritual Wellbeing: Sharon Jones, Aramark

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Grand Opening Jan. 27 for Reynolds Gymnasium Transformation

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of Wellbeing and Campus Recreation:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., the Office of Wellbeing and Campus Recreation will be hosting the Grand Opening of Phase I of the Reynolds Gymnasium Transformation and Expansion.

Both new gymnasiums, connector spaces and the new Outdoor Pursuits Suite will be dressed in a welcoming decor, open for the campus community to experience.  There will be light food and refreshments served throughout the event as well as special appearances by several campus organizations.

President Nathan Hatch and Vice President Penny Rue will be speaking at 4:45 p.m., followed by a video, a gallery walk, demonstrations from four different dance groups, four club sports teams and some special contests by Outdoor Pursuits and Intramural Sports.

The very first basket will be celebrated, as well as several other firsts to be enjoyed by all.  Vendors and various information tables will be on site showcasing current services and opportunities, including free massages, aromatherapy experiences, and nutritional consults.  Giveaways, contests, demonstrations, food, fellowship and fun are promised.

Come be a part of a very special time in the life of our campus.  It is a once in a lifetime scene. Come see the first phase of the three-phase program which will bring exciting wellbeing, recreation and student health opportunities to every student, faculty member and staff member. Come Thrive with us!


Malika Roman Isler

Director, Office of Wellbeing

Max Floyd

Director, Campus Recreation

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