February 2014 | Page 2 of 3 | Office of the Provost

Happy 180th Birthday, Wake Forest!

On Monday, February 3, 1834, Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute opened its doors and admitted its first student. Celebrate 180 years of Mother, So Dear by participating in this week’s activities!

Monday, February 3rd: “Social Media Take-Over”
Use #wfubday on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc. to share your wish for Wake Forest on its 18oth Birthday!


Tuesday, February 4th: “Birthday Extravaganza”
Cupcakes at Zick’s, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m
Meet up at Zick’s for cupcakes and hot chocolate!

Birthday Party in the Pit, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate with birthday cake, festive hats, and more!

Tuesday Trivia, 8 p.m., Shorty’s
Grab your friends and test your knowledge of all things Wake Forest!


Wednesday, February 5th: “Honor Mother, So Dear”
Birthday Bash, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
Mag Quad

Visit with the 1834 Campaign and the IFC on the Mag Quad to express your gratitude for our Mother, So Dear.


Thursday, February 7th: “Throwback Thursday”
Meet the Traditions Council at the Pro Humanitate Seal for a tour of sacred Wake Forest spots on campus. Tours will begin at the top of each hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.


Friday, February 8th: “Birthday Wrap-Up”
Relive moments from Wake’s 180th Birthday as we share videos made from the week!

Sponsored by: 1834 Campaign, Office of Alumni Services, Campus Life, IFC, Aramark, Reynolda House, WF Athletics, and Student Union.

Calling all Faculty & Staff: WISE 2014 Study Abroad Conference – Feb 5-7

The Center for Global Programs and Studies is hosting its Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) Feb. 5-7 at the Marriott Hotel, 425 North Cherry St. in Winston-Salem.

WISE 2014 will begin with a full-day pre-conference intercultural workshop led by Michael Vande Berg. Vande Berg is the author of “Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It.”

During the three-day conference, thought leaders from institutions nationwide will share the latest research and information on what is working and what isn’t when it comes to preparing students for study abroad. More than 25 workshops will be offered that focus on topics such as increasing and assessing student engagement abroad, mentoring and intercultural learning, and budgeting for short-term programs. A complete schedule is available here.

Speaker biographies are available on the WISE website.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the keynote speech and workshops free of charge.Registration is requested.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at 336-758-5938.

SoulPancake: An Evening with Rainn Wilson – TONIGHT at 7 pm

Come to Wait Chapel tonight at 7 pm for an intriguing lecture focused on the SoulPancake program. SoulPancake develops thought-provoking content and creative engagement opportunities that encourage people to explore what it means to be human. Founded in 2008 by actor Rainn Wilson, SoulPancake is fast-becoming a leading catalyst for interactions around Life’s Big Questions—topics such as art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality.

For more information, visit this link.

Provost’s Newsletter – January 2014

Please see our January 2014 installment of the Provost’s Newsletter for exciting news and happenings within the University. To submit information to be included in the next installment, contact Samantha Perrotta at perrotsm@nullwfu.edu.

Steve Reinemund featured in Winston Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal reporter Richard Craver recently interviewed retiring business school dean Steve Reinemund.

Reinemund discussed his role as dean and his legacy.

“When Steve Reinemund became dean of Wake Forest School of Business in July 2008, he was determined to give students a hands-on, real-world taste of the challenges and opportunities of corporate America. That included helping them understand how preparation, integrity, having a moral compass and a willingness to lead are values that not only produce success in business, but also in life,” writes Craver.

“My experience in the business world is that when most people get into trouble on issues, they are making a spur-of-the-moment decision when their moral compass isn’t properly calibrated,” Reinemund told Craver. “If you haven’t thought about the context in which you are making your decision, you can allow the pressures of the moment to allow you to give into the temptation. I believe in the 4 Cs  of leadership – character, competency, commitment and compassion.”

The story, “Retiring dean of Wake Forest School of Business believes in 4Cs of leadership” ran Sunday, Jan. 19.