Lattes and LinkedIn
Undergraduate Women in Business Majors and the School of Business welcomes all students to “Lattes and LinkedIn” to gain knowledge on how to build an outstanding LinkedIn page.
Tues., April 16, 6:30-7:30pm, Farrell 256
Study Smarter, Not Harder
The Learning Assistance Center offers this just in time for finals!
Mon., April 29, 5:30-6:30 pm, ZSR 476
Graduating this year? Join the LGBTQ Center in celebrating this year’s class of graduating LGBTQ and ally undergraduate and graduate students! Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony held each spring recognizing our graduates and bringing us together in community and celebration. Each Lavender Graduate receives recognition in the ceremony, a certificate, a cord, and a small gift from the LGBTQ Center. All LGBTQ and ally graduating students are invited to participate. Please use this link to register as a Lavender Graduate.
Not graduating? Join us to celebrate and offer well wishes for our graduates. A reception will follow the ceremony. All are welcome to join.
Wed., May 1, 2019, 6:00 pm, Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall
Check out the Wake Forest Scholars Program’s Scholarships for Women resource page for information on scholarships offered for women.
Faculty, Grad Students & Post-Docs:
New Faculty in the Forest: Year-end reception
Magnolias Project Application Period Open
The Office of Sustainability invites you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 15-16, 2019 on the Wake Forest campus. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary. Faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome.
This innovative approach to curricular change provides faculty with an intellectually stimulating and collegial experience to pool their expertise. Faculty who would like to develop a new course module, or an entirely new course, that engages issues of sustainability and the environment are encouraged to apply.
- Send a short (one-paragraph maximum) description of how you plan to change an existing course, or develop a new one, to incorporate environmental and/or sustainability issues to Kim Couch firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, departmental affiliation, phone number and e-mail address. You may browse the Magnolias or Piedmont Project websites for example syllabi and faculty statements.
Applications due April 24
Women’s Health Research Day: “What’s on HER Mind? Gender Differences in Cognitive Function.”
Wake Forest Baptist Health students, staff, nurses, post-docs, residents, fellows and faculty discuss their latest research around this year’s theme, “Whats on HER Mind?”
This year the focus is on healthy brain function which governs human behavior and executive function throughout the lifespan. Conversely, cognitive dysfunction is debilitating in neurodegenerative diseases, and mental health and substance use disorders, as well as untoward effect of radiation and drug therapies. A greater appreciation of gender differences in mental health and disease will make it possible to develop personalized pharmacotherapies and palliative treatments that take into account the influence of sex. Conference agenda can be found here.
Women’s Health Research Day is open to everyone both internally to WFBMC and externally: all students, staff, nurses, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty. There is no fee, but registration is required. Please register here.
Wed., April 17, 2019
Summer Humanities Institute Grants
Academic Coaching & Writing offers free webinars to support professional development: publishing dissertation research, writing your first journal article, building an academic brand, getting in sync with your tenure clock, overcoming imposter syndrome. Check them out and sign up today to reserve your space. AcademicCoachingAndWriting.Org
As part of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), the Women Center’s provides workshops to increase skills and capacity for our students, faculty, and staff to support women and promote gender equity. Here’s a glimpse of offerings from our ODI partner offices:
In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center. A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
Open to all Wake Forest alumni, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. You must register to attend through the Professional Development Center, and attend session 1 to attend session 2.
Session 1: “Enhancing Our Community Through Inclusion”
Session 2: “Cross Cultural Conflict and Dialogue”
Session 3: “Contact Theory and Dialogue”
Session 4: “Unconscious Bias”
Safe Zone Training
The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against it. Participants learn what it means to be an ally—a person who supports and stands up for the rights of LGBTQ people—as well as how to create a Safe Zone.
Allies who have completed the training program will be given a Safe Zone sticker, identifiable to the entire campus, which may be displayed on the ally’s door to designate it as a safe place for all members of the community.
Check out current professional development opportunities for WFU faculty and staff at the PDC.