hospital administrator; founding a
nonprofit addressing at-risk kids’
education; conceiving and nurturing
a small business. We must work
together to ensure that this
“domestic” experience is rooted in as
global an education as possible
during his/her WFU years. For that
hospital or nonprofit or small
business will assuredly be buffeted
by the winds of global change, in our
ever-flatter world. We owe all our
students, not just those inclined
towards international careers and
service after graduation, a truly
global experience during their time
here.
I look forward to continuing to work
with our wonderful faculty, staff, and
alumni to help realize this vision of a
Wake Forest at home in the world,
even as we remain proudly rooted in
North Carolina and the southeast.
-Rogan
Dear Colleagues,
Those of us who have known WFU in
its varying incarnations over the
decades will recognize that perhaps
foremost among the recent changes
in our cherished university is its
global reach. As our identity has
shifted from a predominantly
regional liberal-arts institution to a
national ‘collegiate university,’ at
once one of a kind and highly ranked
among our kind, our scope is
increasingly global as well.
As Kline Harrison and I will discuss
with the trustees next month, ‘global
Wake Forest’ involves three different
aspects. One involves our long
tradition of students studying over-
seas: some two-thirds of our under-
graduates did so in 2012-13, a
proportion that ranks us second
among U.S. colleges/universities.
Our Business, Graduate, Law, and
Divinity Schools are seeing more of
their students travel abroad as well.
Our Center for International Studies
continues both to help facilitate this
stream of outbound students and
make sure the programs they engage
in are aligned with their WFU
studies.
Another aspect of global Wake
Forest is our fast-rising number of
students born and raised outside the
United States. Among the entering
first-year undergraduate class of
2012-13, fully 5% are international
students—up from a relative hand-
ful only a few years ago. This shift
presents both wonderful
opportunities for cross-cultural
exchanges and understanding as
well as challenges in terms of fully
supporting students who may be less
familiar with U.S. educational and
social practices in their engagement
with our community. Thanks to the
university-wide LIAISE Team,
established this year to help provide
such integrative support. And as we
welcome students from around the
world, we also look to bring in more
International speakers, conferences,
visiting faculty, and the like.
Now imagine a more traditional WFU
student. Born and raised in the
southeastern U.S., after receiving a
Wake Forest degree or two this alum
remains in the southeast—in Atlanta,
say, or Richmond or Winston-Salem.
And he or she remains in a regionally
-based profession across their career:
working as a physician or nurse or
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Resident Professor Appointments
The following faculty members have been selected to serve as
resident professors at the WFU Houses for Summer 2014:
Casa Artom: Justin Catanoso (English)
Flow House: Bernadine Barnes (Art) -- 1st session
Doug Beets (Business) -- 2nd session
Worrell House: Paul Jones (Chemistry)
ZSR Appointment
Tanya Zanish-Belcher has joined the Z. Smith Reynolds
Library faculty as Director of Special Collections and University
Archivist. Tanya joins Wake Forest University from Iowa State
University where she had served as Head of Special Collections
and University Archives since 1998. She received a BA in History
from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MA in Historical and
Archival Administration from Wright State University. In 2011,
the Society of American Archivists elected Tanya as a Fellow,
the highest honor it bestows for individual achievement.
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