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The university's teaching website has been relaunched to
showcase the teaching mission of the University as well as
highlight student-faculty engagement and innovative
teaching inside and outside the classroom. The new site
contains updated teaching resources, as well as faculty
profiles and links to external news coverage of our faculty's teaching. Make sure to stop by teaching.wfu.edu to explore the
If you know of someone who is doing something innovative or creative in the classroom, please pass that information along
to either Robert O'Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Samantha Perrotta (email@example.com).
P R O V O S T ’ S N E W S L E T T E R
The OPCD is committed to building a supportive
college-to-career community of faculty, staff,
alumni, and parents to help students. See the
website or stop by Reynolda Hall 230 to learn
The OPCD's Innovation Station on the 2nd floor of
Reynolda Hall may be reserved for class presentations and department club/honor society meetings. Contact Ladd
Flock for information and reservations,758-5247.
The OPCD hosts an exclusive LinkedIn group called Wake Forest University Career Connectors. Over 4,000 alumni,
parents, faculty, and staff provide advice and connections for students learning about careers. Many faculty and
staff are using LinkedIn to identify alumni, parents, or employers as speakers, panelists, and for research and
internship opportunities. For more information on using LinkedIn to support departmental programming, contact
January is National Mentoring Month, a time to reflect on, and give thanks for, effective mentoring relationships.
Our updated website includes video interviews with faculty, staff, and students and a Student Guide to Developing
Effective Mentoring Relationships. On January 17, Thank Your Mentor Day™, reach out to those who have served
you as mentors and express your gratitude for their support.
The Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (CICE) is accepting proposals for the Chambers Family
Endowment Fund for Entrepreneurship. This grant supports faculty projects or courses that encourage under-
graduate and graduate students to pursue entrepreneurial activities using the Internet or electronic commerce.
CICE is also accepting proposals for the New Venture Seed Grant, which allows students to attend four one-
hour workshops on starting a venture. The deadline for both faculty and student proposals is February 12, 2013,
5 P.M. Contact Polly Black for more information.
A grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance supports student/faculty ventures for
prototype development, market analysis, patent searches, and business plan production. For more information,
contact Bill Conner.
Wake Forest's second independently organized TED event will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013. Originally fo-
cused on Technology, Entertainment, Design, TED is a nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading” in a wider
array of fields. WFU students, faculty, and staff may attend free of charge but must register in advance;
registration for all others is $10. Register here and see the preliminary list of speakers.
The Family Business Center launched a new website. Stan Mandel will present a workshop on an innovative ap-
proach to the business model for center members on Wednesday, February 6. On Tuesday, March 12, Robert
Wilkening of Wilkening & Company will speak on compensation, and CEO Burney Jennings will share the story of his
family business, Biscuitville. Interested faculty and their students are welcome to attend the forums, but
registration is required. For more information, contact FBC Director Kathy Baker.