lades
and
numerous
grant
awards,
in
our next
news-
letter issue.
Also
to
be
more
elaborately profiled
is
our
newest addition
to
Wake
Forest’s
family of
centers
and
institutes: the
Interdiscipli-
nary
Performance
and
Liberal
Arts
Center, or iPLACE.
Many
of
you
are
already
familiar
with
iPLACE’s engaging and
innovative
series
of
interdisci-
plinary
performances,
and
I
along with
Mark Welker and
the
Research
Advisory
Com-
mittee were
enthused
to
help
enable
that
even more
recent
Wake Forest tradition
to
con-
tinue
for years
to
come.
I hope
to
see
many
of
you
at
upcoming morning or evening
‘Toast With
the
Provost’
fac-
ulty
small-group
gatherings,
and
again
my
heartfelt thanks
for making these
first weeks
on
the
job
so rewarding.

What
a
delight to
join
you
in
heralding the
start of
a
new
academic year
at Wake For-
est…and
to
welcoming a
host
of
new
students
to
our vari-
ous
schools—collectively,
our
most diverse
entering class
ever—as well as
a
wonderful
set of
new
faculty
and
staff.
Last week I celebrated
the
30
th
anniversary
of my
own
arrival as a
first-year
student;
in
these
first two months
as
provost,
I’ve
had
a
ceaseless
stream
of
encouraging re-
minders
of
how
enduring are
the
finest aspects
of
Wake’s
values,
traditions,
and
mis-
sion.
One
recent tradition
is
this
quarterly provost’s
news-
letter.
Thanks to
Deb
Alty
for
helping me
liven
up
its
ap-
pearance; you’ll also
soon
see
a fully revamped
provost’s-
office
website,
dedicated
to

showcasing teaching and
re-
search
at WFU.
Two
announcements
to
help
usher in
this
new
term.
I’m
very
pleased
to
announce
Bruce
King as
our new
associ-
ate
provost for research—
taking up
a
role
that
Mark
Welker inaugurated
nearly
a
decade
ago. We’ll feature
a
profile
of
Bruce, whose
re-
search
and
teaching in
bio-
chemistry
have won
acco-

Message from the Provost…..

I N S I D E
T H I S I S S U E :

Appointments

2

Recognizing
Achievement

3

Research
Awards

4

Supporting
Academic
Work

5

Faculty
Appreciation
Football
Game

7

Future
Newsletter
Deadlines

8

B U S I N E S S N A M E

Provost’s Newsletter

S E P T E M B E R 7 , 2 0 1 2

V O L U M E 1 , I S S U E 1

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

Toast with the
Provost

Faces of
Courage -
WFU Celebrates
50 years of
Integration

We are excited to announce the start of “Toast with the Provost,”
an event which will allow small groups of faculty to mix and mingle
with Provost Rogan Kersh. These informal breakfast and cocktail
receptions will give faculty the opportunity to participate in a
casual meet and greet with the Provost, while he personally gets
to know faculty members across campus throughout this
academic year. In the near future, tenured, tenure-track, and
lecturing faculty will receive an electronic invitation with various
dates and times, allowing you to choose the date/time that best
suits your schedule. For more information contact altyd@wfu.edu

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