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
30th
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 SI DE
T H I S I S SU 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
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S P ECIA L
P OI N TS O F
I N TERE ST :
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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