This is part two of seven highlighting proposals funded during the fall of 2020.
Congratulations to Regina Cordy, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “A systems biology investigation of the interplay between gut microbes and blood metabolites in the development of malarial anemia” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Congratulations to Mark Curtis, associate professor of economics, whose proposal entitled “How Does Capital Investment Affect Workers?” has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) Duke University.
Congratulations to Christian Miller, professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “The Honesty Project” has been funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, research professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Coordinating Center: Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract) from WFU Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Shelley Sizemore, director of community partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, whose proposal entitled “Forsyth County Youth Service Zone: Building capacity for youth leadership & service” has been funded by the Youth Service America.
Shelley Sizemore, director of community partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE), will speak at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). She will share news about the office and discuss ways that staff can connect with our local community.
The SAC’s January meeting will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404, fourth floor. The meeting is open to staff and others.
The meeting and event schedule for the SAC is available on its website.
News from the Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Wake Forest University has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for a new partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA designed to encourage participation in national service opportunities.
Shelley Sizemore, director of community partnerships for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, will assume the responsibilities of AmeriCorps Campus Recruiter.
As a recruiter, Sizemore will promote national service throughout the Piedmont-Triad area and develop relationships with surrounding universities and colleges. She will assist local institutions with efforts to maximize public responsiveness and increase the number of applicants applying for service opportunities by hosting information sessions on national service and promoting service opportunities at events.
Read more on the Office of Civic and Community Engagement website.
There’s no mistaking the purpose of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement as Wake Forest’s central hub for community-based activities, including service, teaching and research.
The recently reconfigured office combines the spirit of Wake Forest’s beloved Pro Humanitate motto with a new name, website and physical footprint that reflect its mission to engage community partners, faculty, staff, and students to affect meaningful social change.
“The Office of Civic & Community Engagement builds on the work of generations of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff by maintaining our philanthropic and service traditions, supporting new and existing community partnerships, and refining our commitment to civic learning and social justice education,” said Marianne Magjuka, executive director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement and Assistant Dean of Students.
The rollout is the culmination of a yearlong community engagement mapping project to better understand how Wake Forest is engaged beyond campus. Faculty and staff identified 86 distinct programs, initiatives or projects supporting community-based service, engagement, research or teaching.
More information available here.
Shelley Sizemore has been promoted to director of academic programs and community engaged research in the University’s Pro Humanitate Institute (PHI).
Sizemore, who joined the Wake Forest staff in 1999, previously was the institute’s associate director of advocacy programs and civic education.
In her new role, “Sizemore will design and manage PHI’s innovative new efforts to engage faculty, community, and student researchers to effect meaningful and measurable change throughout our community,” the institute announced.
Her new responsibilities include overseeing the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program, the PHI Fellows programs and all aspects of academic community engagement.
“She has a long and recognized record of social justice engagement on this campus and in this community,” the institute announced.
When Sizemore first joined the University’s staff, she was coordinator of Campus Kitchen.
She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication at Wake Forest. She is pursuing a doctorate in education and cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.