370 The History of Wake Forest
Fifty new faculty members, most visitors, joined the Reynolda Campus: thirty-
nine in the College of Arts and Sciences; six in the School of Law; three in the Babcock
Graduate School of Management; and two in the Calloway School of Business and
Accountancy. Because of financial concerns, the Trustees announced a freeze on fac-
ulty salaries and operating budgets for 2004–2005, and College faculty responded by
passing two resolutions that were sent to the Board. One asked that faculty salaries be
adjusted to accommodate increases in inflation, and the other for a plan to fulfill the
promise to raise faculty salaries in the Plan for the Class of 2000.
The University worked with IBM technicians to replace a faulty component in
the IBM R40 ThinkPad, distributed to freshmen and juniors in August, that caused
freezing and problems with restarting and connecting to the network. Beginning
April 8, IBM installed a wireless card in all R40 student computers that were dropped
off for repair.
On December 15, Wake Forest was selected as one of eight Kauffman Campuses
by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, receiving a $2.16 million grant to create
a sustainable culture of entrepreneurship on campus. The grant was matched by Uni-
versity fundraising, and the University became a national model for incorporating
entrepreneurship into a liberal arts curriculum. The five-year plan included estab-
lishing a university-wide Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts with Elizabeth
J. Gatewood as director; adding new entrepreneurship courses and faculty; creating a
Center for Entrepreneurship; and developing a fifth-year entrepreneurship institute
for recent graduates pursuing new ventures.
As part of theme-year activities, Chaplain Timothy Auman gave the keynote
address at fall convocation on “The Conversion of Language,” exploring how free
people with passionate interests and beliefs can communicate openly without turn-
ing dialogue into discord. Thomas C. Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Accountancy,
received the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service, while
Biology Professor Peter D. Weigl received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Excellence in
Teaching.
Award-winning professor, poet, activist, and humanitarian Sonia Sanchez was
the keynote speaker at the Sisters Inspirational Summit, More than a Woman of
Color: A Woman’s Worth in 2003. Her speech on October 4 concluded a daylong
series of workshops and lectures attended by more than two hundred students from
colleges and universities across the state. The event was organized by seniors Hattie
Mukombe and Monica Somerville.
John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Ethics,
Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, spoke on
October 14 at the Benson University Center, sponsored by the Philosophy Depart-
ment. His lecture, “Going Public: The Morality and Politics of Disclosure,” discussed
the morality of the increasingly common practice among the media of exposing the
private lives of politicians and other public figures.
Marsha Sinetar, an organizational psychologist, pioneering educator, and best-
selling author on the topic of fulfilling careers, discussed “The Heart of Vocation” on
November 3 in the Benson University Center. Her lecture was sponsored by the Pro
Humanitate Center, the Office of Career Services, and the Calloway School of Busi-
ness and Accountancy.
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