February 2016 | Office of the Provost

IPLACe Faculty Fellowships in the Performing Arts

The Interdisciplinary PLACe (Performance and the Liberal Arts Center) is offering up to five faculty fellowships in amounts up to $3000 this summer for work on performance projects with an interdisciplinary focus.  Perhaps you’re developing a dance, writing a play, composing music, or doing other preparation for an interdisciplinary performance outside your normal university responsibilities. This might include extraordinary research or analysis, designing or practicing for an unusual collaboration, learning a new skill, or something else.  It simply needs to have an interdisciplinary performance focus in Music, Theatre, and/or Dance.

If you think you’re right for this, please apply by answering the following questions in a Word document, sent to Louie Goldstein (louieg@nullwfu.edu) by April 1:

  1. Describe the project and your role(s) within it. (Up to five people may split the $3000 fellowship, if you would like to do this as a team.)
  1. How is the project performance-focused, collaborative, and interdisciplinary? (Please list your collaborators.)
  1. How much time do you need to do this work and how will you spend that time?
  1. Does the project have an end-date or will this support allow your project to be ongoing?

Successful applicants will be notified by April 15 and may either receive the fellowship as a stipend to spend as needed, or can elect to receive it as reimbursement for expenses. You will be expected to write a short report for the Center at the end of the summer, detailing your work and its outcomes. (What did you do? Who benefited—or will benefit from—this work? Did you spend your money on materials or travel, or did you treat the fellowship as compensation? If the latter, how much time did you spend working on this project?) Whenever your project is finalized, the Center wants to know about it, and will happily help you to promote it.  Recipients will also be expected to credit or thank IPLACe for this support in any electronic or printed publicity materials and programs.  The IPLACe logo will be provided.  If you decide to receive your award as a stipend, it will appear as extra compensation in your June payroll check (which will be taxed).

If you are unsure about whether your project could qualify, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or call Louie Goldstein with questions (louieg@nullwfu.edu, or x5368).

Applications are due April 1.  IPLACe will respond by April 15.

School of Business faculty receive awards, recognition

The following School of Business faculty have been recognized recently for their achievements:

Assistant Professor of Accounting Andrea Kelton received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 Accounting Information Systems Midyear Meeting held January 22-23. The award was for a paper she co-authored with Robin Pennington at N.C. State entitled “If you tweet, they will follow: CEO tweets, social capital and investor say-on-pay judgements.”

Assistant Professor of Accounting Norma Montague received the 2016 Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Award from the American Accounting Association. Montague and her co-author Rebecca Fay of East Carolina University received the award January 15 for a case they developed entitled “Witnessing Your Own Cognitive Bias: A Compendium of Classroom Exercises.”

Providing a rundown of the “who’s who” of the tax world, the International Tax Review’s Global Tax 50 recognizes individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on taxation. The group named Coca-Cola Fellow and Associate Professor of Accounting Ya-wen Yang for her research. The recognition mentions her research with Assistant Professor of Accounting Andrea Kelton on the relationships between gender diversity in the boardroom and c-suite, and levels of abusive tax behavior.

Intercultural, LGBTQ and Women’s centers announce expansions

In March, the Intercultural Center, LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center offices will begin renovations to increase the size and visibility of their spaces.

The decision to expand the centers is a result of ongoing conversation between senior administrators and students, faculty and staff around how best to create an equitable environment that meets the needs of our diverse campus community.

“The Benson University Center is an incubator of student development, creativity and involvement,” said Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer at Wake Forest. “Expanding our cultural spaces and aligning them alongside our units responsible for student wellbeing and engagement centers identity and cultural competence in the deep, holistic experience we want to create for our students.”

The Intercultural Center, formerly known as the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will remain in Suite 346. The expansion includes additional office space for more staff as the department evolves to strengthen the intercultural communication skills of all students and provide support for domestic and international underrepresented students.

The Intercultural Center will also have a larger lounge space for students, faculty and staff to convene for intercultural exchange, caucus sessions and campus presentations. A portion of the space will include a conference room and work room for student organizations to host meetings and develop collaborative projects.

The LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center will relocate to Suite 311 in Benson University Center, formerly the home of the Pro Humanitate Institute. While support for gender identity and equality is a value shared by both departments, the space is being modified to keep the offices separate and honor the distinctive nature of their identity development work.

Both the LGBTQ and Women’s Center expansions include larger lounge spaces for students, faculty and staff to gather for center programs and additional office space for staff members. The centers will share a work room that will also be open to student organizations.  The current LGBTQ Center space located in Suite 218 in the Benson University Center will be converted to a meeting and co-working space for student organizations.

All of the centers will host focus groups for students to share their creative insight on space design and utilization. Please visit the center websites for more information.

Forum set for update on Innovation Quarter

On Monday, February 29, the Office of the Provost and the Committee on Academic Planning jointly invite you to a forum to discuss plans for academic programs, logistics from transportation to security, and timelines. This forum is open to all faculty and staff; a separate forum for students will be held in March.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, February 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (room 404).

Hopkins receives ‘Dare to Make a Difference’ award

Beth Hopkins, director of outreach and professor of practice in the School of Law, was honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of her efforts for human and civil rights on Jan. 18 at the Benton Convention Center.

Since 1981, an observance has been held annually at noon to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., according to event founder Mütter D. Evans, former owner and general manager of WAAA Radio, who continues to organize it.

This year’s event featured Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina’s 12th District as the keynote speaker.

Three individuals — Hopkins, Nigel D. Alston and Rodney Sumler (posthumously) — were honored with the MLK “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of their efforts for human and civil rights.