Timely Warning: Assault Investigation

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Jan. 18 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

In order to promote safety on the Wake Forest University campus, the University is issuing this Timely Warning Notification concerning a possible threat to the community.

The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Wake Forest University Police Department are investigating a student’s report of being assaulted on campus last night, possibly near the Subway on Hearn Plaza.

The incident is reported as occurring between 11:23 p.m. January 17 and 1:50 a.m. January 18.

The University Police Department is requesting information from anyone who might be able to provide more details about the alleged incident. The emergency number for University Police is 336-758-5911; non-emergency is 336-758-5591. A person may provide information anonymously by using the University Police Department’s Silent Witness form.

It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • Download the Live Safe Mobile app
  • Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.

The following resources are available to students, faculty and staff for confidential information and support:

Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gymnasium, B104-107

Student Health Service: [Confidential]
336-758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential]
Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157

University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
336-758-5273, Reynolda Hall, Room 117

Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
336-758-5017, Reynolda Hall, Suite 8

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Zhu appointed assistant dean for global initiatives in Graduate School

Chaowei Zhu has been appointed assistant dean for global initiatives in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Zhu, whose appointment was effective Jan. 1, joined the Graduate School in 2015.

He serves as co-director of the Chinese tracks in the Interpreting and Translation Studies Program in the school.  Zhu is also an assistant teaching professor.

“It is a privilege to be part of the leadership team at the Graduate School,” said Zhu. “I have expertise in both business administration and higher education and I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to advance the Graduate School’s strategic goals and fulfill its educational mission.”

He added that he is “most excited about promoting the Graduate School to attract more talented and diverse students, and looking forward to forging new relationships with many prestigious universities around the world.”

Zhu earned his MBA and doctorate from Renmin Business School at Renmin University of China in Beijing.  At Wake Forest, he earned a master’s in intercultural studies in health care.

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Faculty Books: 2018

January 2018

Lemke, Christiane, & Helga A. Welsh. (Politics & International Affairs). Germany Today: Politics and Policies in a Changing World (Europe Today series). Rowman & Littlefield. December 2017.

February 2018

 Furr, R. Michael. (Psychology). Psychometrics: An Introduction, 3rd ed. December 2017.

 Goldschmidt, Tyron, & Kenneth L. Pearce, Eds. (Philosophy). Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics. Oxford. February 2018.

Pasquarelli, Susan Lee; Robert A. Cole; & Michael J. Tyson, Eds. (Center for Global Programs and Studies). Passport to Change: Designing Academically Sound, Culturally Relevant, Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs. Stylus Publishing. December 2017.

Trachtenberg, Barry. (History). The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance (Perspectives on the Holocaust series). Bloomsbury Academic. February 2018.

March 2018

 Harlan, Susan. (English). Luggage (Object Lessons series). Bloomsbury Academic. March 2018.

Shaner, Katherine A. (Divinity). Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity. Oxford University Press. March 2018.

Smith, Sandra C., & Christopher T. Copeland. (Divinity). Heart of the Enneagram: A Companion for Deepening Personal and Spiritual Growth. Library Partners Press. February 2018.

Wilson, Eric G. (English). Polaris Ghost. Outpost19. March 2018.

April 2018

Dinan, John. (Politics & International Affairs). State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States. University of Chicago Press. April 2018.

 Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, 7th ed. Pearson. April 2018.

May 2018

 Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). Flawed Capitalism: The Anglo-American Condition and Its Resolution (Building Progressive Alternatives series). Agenda Publishing. May 2018.

 Curtis, Michael Kent, J. Wilson Parker, William G. Ross, Davison M Douglas, & Paul Finkelman. (Law). Constitutional Law in Context, 4th ed. Carolina Academic Press. March 2018.

Hall, Mark A., David Orentlicher, Mary Anne Bobinski, Nicholas Bagley, & I. Glenn Cohen. (Law). Health Care Law and Ethics, 9th ed. (Aspen Casebook series). Wolters Kluwer. February 2018.

Hogan, Sarah. (English). Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition. Stanford University Press. May 2018.

Lee, Wei-chin. (Politics & International Affairs). Taiwan’s Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges (Politics and Development of Contemporary China series). Palgrave Macmillan. May 2018.

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Old-time string band The Unbroken Circle to perform at Wake Forest

Old-time string band The Unbroken Circle will perform two shows at Wake Forest in February in support of The Shalom Project.

The shows will be open to the public.  Donations offered during the shows by the local band will support the programs and initiatives of The Shalom Project, based in Winston-Salem.

Each show will at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 9 in Kulynych Auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center.

The Unbroken Circle is a Wake Forest-based muti-generational band.

For more information, contact The Shalom Project.

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Wake Forest, WSSU celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University are partnering again to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events during the holiday weekend.  The celebration marks the longest running partnership between the universities.

Events will take place on both campuses, with the first occurring on Jan. 19 when Wake Forest hosts the 10th annual 2019 MLK Day of Service Read-In, which will include a reading activity for children ages 5-11.

On Jan. 21 at Winston-Salem State, CNN political commentator Angela Rye will deliver the keynote speech.  Also on that day, at Wake Forest, an invitation-only banquet will be held.

More details are available here.

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