Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Large-area, low-cost organic thin-film transistors by laser printing” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.
Congratulations to Mark Welker, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “MRI: Acquisition of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for interdisciplinary application in science and technology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Categories: Faculty News
Please find below a list of academic department chairs and their administrative assistants for 2015-2016, as of July 1, 2015:
Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” hard this year, joining with students to run nearly 23,000 laps around Hearn Plaza and to raise close to $30,000 for cancer research and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund.
Overall, 17 faculty and staff teams participated this year. Click to view a photo gallery »
The top five teams in the faculty/staff division were:
- Crusaders (504 laps): Charlene Buckley, James Buckley, Kevin Cox, Ryan Scholl, Brett Eaton, Sean Daly, Rob McNamara, Phil May, Michael Shuman, James Torrible
- The Committee (Undergraduate Admissions, 417 laps): Dawn Calhoun, Paul Gauthier, Frank Brown, Lori Pilon, Brett Kaiser, Victoria Hill, Jennie Harris, Megan Massey, Ethan Groce
- Alumni Haul (Undergraduate Advancement, 378 laps): Paul Wingate, Mark Anderson, Mike Haggas, Stuart Tucker, Sarah Boerkircher, Megan Donovan, Pamela Bunten, Liz White, Curtis Bloomer, Sandy Saulpaugh
- Chemistry Department (378 laps): Megan Rudock, Rebecca Alexander, Mark Welker, David Wren, Amanda Jones, Kathryn Riley, Craig Clodfelter, Sarah Bergman, Lindsay Macnamara, Justin Piedad
- ZSR Library (290 laps): Barry Davis (captain), Susan Smith, Rebecca Petersen, Joy Gambill, Peter Romanov, Patrick Ferrell, Craig Fansler, Bill Kane, Chelcie Rowell, Lauren Suffoletto, Rosalind Tedford, Tanya Zanish-Belcher (for more from ZSR, see their blog, Flickr)
“Hit the Bricks” is part of a series of student-run events and activities to honor the former Chicago Bears running back, Brian Piccolo, who attended Wake Forest in the 1960s. The 1971 film, “Brian’s Song,” was based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers he is dying of cancer at the age of 26.
Dear Wake Forest community:
As members of the Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee, we look forward to engaging our graduating students and other members of the university community in the selection process of our 2014 Commencement speaker. As we begin this exciting task, we look to you to provide us with speaker nominations for Commencement 2014.
Please submit your suggestions to CSAC@nullwfu.edu by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Submissions must include:
- Name of nominee
- Two to three paragraphs answering the following question: “Why do you think this person would be an exceptional Commencement speaker at Wake Forest University?”
- Any contact name(s) for your nomination (if possible) and/or any connection to Wake Forest.
We are especially interested in hearing from graduating students. Suggestions are also gratefully welcomed from faculty and staff.
As you can imagine, persons of this caliber are in high demand. While we hope to host a speaker from suggestions we receive, we cannot guarantee that our invitations will be accepted. Your thoughts will be vital to informing our approach and to selecting a speaker.
This committee is dedicated to the transparency of this process, but please understand that the actual invitation process must remain confidential. Announcement of the Class of 2014’s commencement speaker will follow a similar timeline as in years past.
We look forward to reviewing your nominations.
The Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee
Rogan Kersh, Provost, Chair
Francie Fisher, Wake Forest Fellow, Provost’s Office
Mary Foskett, Professor, Religion
Jim O’Connell, Wake Forest Fellow, President’s Office
Samantha Perrotta, Event and Project Manager, Provost’s Office
Aubrey Peterson, President, Student Union
Mary Pugel, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Jennifer Richwine, Assistant Vice President, University Events
Jay Sehgal, Student Trustee
Jacqueline Sutherland, Student Government President
Mark Welker, Professor, Chemistry
Please join Interim Provost Mark Welker and senior vice president for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest. The event will be Thursday, May 3, from 8:45-10 a.m. in Benson 401.
This month’s Campus Connections will feature:
- Mary Gerardy, associate vice president and dean of Campus Life, who will discuss student life initiatives: The Vibrant Campus, Living Our Values and My Journey.
- Jim Alty, associated vice president of Facilities and Campus Services, who will discuss the planned construction activities for this summer.
- Alex Crist, director, Parking & Transportation, who will share plans for next year’s parking program.