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Campus Connections
Curious about campus events? Questions about the quad?
Just hungry for breakfast?

Join Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Hof Milam for Campus Connections, an opportunity for non-faculty staff to learn about, discuss and provide input about issues at Wake Forest University. Campus Connections, is a chance to gain a greater understanding of campus issues and university changes, while interacting with other staff who work in academic and student life. Enjoy a light breakfast while the Provost, Deans, and other administrators discuss current events at the university.

Events will take place in Benson 401 from 8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

February 14th will feature…

  • John Wise, Associate Vise President, Hospitality and Auxiliary Services
  • Katie Winokur, Marketing Intern, Wake Forest Properties
  • Dave Clawson, Head Coach, Wake Forest Football 

November 22nd featured…

  • Mark Petersen, Vice President, University Advancement, will present on the next steps of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest
  • Penny Rue, Vice President of Campus Life, will present on her vision of campus life for Wake Forest

February 21, 2013 featured…

  • Rogan Kersh, Provost and Professor, Politics and International Affairs, will present, Generation Y: A Field Guidean insight and guide into the inner workings of the twenty-something generation

September 20, 2012 featured…


Thursdays at Byrum

Thursdays at Byrum, a strategic initiative jointly sponsored by the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Provost, highlights the outstanding research, teaching and community engagement of Wake Forest faculty.

March 6, 2014 will feature…

Wine and Cheese Reception 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Program 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Peter Kairoff, Professor of Music, will discuss “Why the Arts Matter”

John Curly, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, will discuss “Cold Warhol”

Richard Heard, Professor of Music, will discuss “Rediscovering the Songs of Florence Prince”

* This upcoming Thursdays at Byrum Auditorium is a kickoff for the Arts Council Campaign

April 25, 2013 featured…

Wine and Cheese Reception 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Program 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Jac Heckelman, Professor of Economics, will discuss estimating delegate votes and interests at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Herman Eure, Professor of Biology, will discuss what is referred to as The Diversity Impact Factor: 39 Years of Observations and Assessments at Wake Forest.  Eure will compare Wake Forest’s diversity issues from his arrival onto campus in (1973) to those in 2013, while asking, “How does the diversity commitment today  differ from the commitment 39 years ago and what can we      expect in the future?”

 Donna Henderson, Professor of Counseling, will discuss adapting processes to an online program delivery and how it has opened dynamic possibilities for the counseling faculty.

March 7, 2013 featured…

Laura AullAssistant Professor of English, will discuss her current book project, Genre-based Rhetorical and Linguistic Approaches to University Writing, which proposes a combined social and language-level framework for analyzing academic discourse.  Dr. Aull will especially discuss this proposed framework in light of patterns of overstatement and understatement in early university writing.

Michaelle Browers, Associate Professor of Politics & International Affairs,  will discuss her use of the Reacting to the Past pedagogy and how role playing and historical simulation can provide a means of exploring classic texts in the history of ideas.

Alessandra Von Burg, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Communication and Interim Director of American Ethnic Studies, will discuss the Where Are You From? Project, a series of video interviews about migration and mobility with citizens, residents, and immigrants who are part of Wake Forest University and the surrounding community.

February 14, 2013 featured…

 Fall in Love with the Arts | 2013 Annual Campaign for the Arts Kick-off

Authoring Action, the Arts Council’s newest funded partner, works to transform the lives of youth through the power of creative writing, spoken word arts and leadership education. Members will perform a piece entitled “Reach for the Stars.”

J.K. CurryAssociate Professor and Chair of Theatre and Dance, will discuss the collaboration between Wake Forest University and Festival Stage on the production of 33 Variations playing at the HanesBrands Theatre.

Jacqueline CarrascoAssociate Professor of Music, will discuss how the Triad is coming alive with the sounds of “new music” and perform excerpts from a solo violin piece highlighting new trends in contemporary musical styles.