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Senior
oration
nomina-
tions
due
today to
Wake Forest
College

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Summer Immersion
Program
information

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Provost’s
Newsletter

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V O L U M E 4 , I S S U E 2

S P E C I A L D A T E S O F
I N T E R E S T :

December
4: Graduate
School
Open
House|
200
Brookstown
Avenue
|

4:00-7:00 PM

December
6: Lovefeast

Wait
Chapel
|
8:00 PM

January
21: Secrest
Artists
Series
presents
Windsync
Wind
Quartet|

Brendle
Recital
Hall|

7:30 PM

February
18: Founders’ Day
Convocation|
Wait
Chapel
|
4:00 pm

March
7-10: Winter
Institute
for Intercultural
Communica-
tion
|
Charlotte,
NC

Message from the Provost...

Beneath
the
Headlines

This
fall has seen
an
banner array
of
headline-making news
at Wake Forest,
from
continued
success
on
the
research-grants
and
creative-work
fronts
to
athletics
achievement (along with
Stanford,
we
are
one
of
just two universities
in
the
country
with
three
teams
ranked
in
the
top
5: men’s
soccer,
field
hockey,
and
men’s
golf) to
the
Anna Julia Cooper Center’s
co-sponsoring a
major White House
Summit to
pro-
mote more
research
on
women
and
girls
of
color in
the
U.S.
Congratulations
to
these
and
many
other
faculty,
staff, and
students
celebrated
on
our Inside
WFU
site and
elsewhere,
on
this
parade
of
achieve-
ments.
Simultaneously,
a
raft of
less-noticed
vital work
continues
across
our campus; I want to
extend
our col-
lective
appreciation
to
our not-as-sung heroes
of
Wake Forest. A few examples
come
to mind.
SACS
Behemoth.
A deep
bow
of
gratitude
to
so
many
who
have
been
engaged
over
the
past year-plus
in
the
massive
project of
completing our SACS re-accreditation
report. The
final version topped
out at
some
360 pages,
along with more
than
a
thousand
supplemental documents.
Special thanks to
our In-
stitutional Research
director Phil Handwerk
and
our SACS leadership
team, who skillfully directed a
complex multi-partite
process.
Next
up: our Quality Enhancement Plan
(QEP), focused
on ‘Global Wake
Forest,’ is moving forward
under the
direction
of
associate provost Kline
Harrison
and
a
dedicated
advi-
sory
committee.
All this
moving inexorably
toward
our off-site reviewers’ report (due
within
days) and,
in
late March,
our on-site SACS reviewers’ visit and
up-close
scrutiny.
Keeping
Wake
Forest in Compliance.
Along
with
SACS accreditors,
a
steady
stream
of
federal, state,
and
local government agencies,
not to
mention
financial auditors,
bond
raters,
and
insurers,
require
a
steady
stream
of
reports,
policy
changes,
interviews,
and
the
like.
A round
of
applause
for our legal
counselors,
compliance
officers,
Title
IX officers,
budget-finance-comptroller staff,
faculty
partners,
and
others
who
ensure
that
we
remain
on
the
straight
and
narrow.
Issues we’re working on
range
from
dependent verification
(which
we
must affirm to
insurers
periodically) to
IT
security
to
federally-
supervised ‘protection
of
minors’ policies
like
background
checks
for all new
hires,
including faculty.
Team
EMS.
A group
of
a
dozen
or
so
undergraduates
have,
for
two
decades
now,
made up
Wake
For-
est Emergency
Medical Services,
acting as
first responders
to
any/all medical emergencies
on
campus.
With
help
from faculty
supervisor Darren
Aaron
and
WF Fellow
Jim
Le,
this
all-volunteer team has inter-
vened
time
after time
to
ensure
swift care for those
in
medical need.
A university-wide
bouquet of
gratitude
to
Chief Tyler Hinshaw and
her team of
EMS captains
and
lieutenants.
Campus
(Fall)
Colors. As
most Deacons
surely
know,
last year
a
national magazine
rated
ours
as
the
“Most Beautiful College Campus
in
the
Fall.” A hearty
salute to
our small army
of
landscapers,
tree
doc-
tors,
lawn
sculptors,
public-art-preservers,
transplanters,
and
the
rest of
a
Facilities
crew
that
works
daily
to
enhance
every
Wake Forester’s sense
of
aesthetic well-being.

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