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Social media users meet on campus monthly

This is a guest post from Stephanie Skordas on behalf of the University’s social media users group:

Do you run a Wake Forest University department, office, program or school social media account? Then you’ll want to know about our monthly social media users group, #soccoffee. (It’s pronounced shosh-coffee.) It’s a chance for us to share ideas and challenges, talk through campaigns, and learn from best practices.

The meetings are generally held the second Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at locations across campus. But not this month. We are meeting on Friday, February 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Farrell Hall, classroom 157. If you can’t meet this month, no worries. Please email Stephanie Skordas skordas@nullwfu.edu to be added to the email list for the next notice.

Stephanie Skordas is senior associate director of communications in the School of Business.

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Categories: Guest PostInside WFU

September 2016 staff milestones

See a list of faculty and staff milestones in September 2016:

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September 2012 staff milestones

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Categories: Staff News

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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Categories: EventsStaff News

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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