March 7th, 2014 | University Announcement
On Friday, March 7, between 6 p.m. and midnight, Information Systems will perform required maintenance on the University’s telephone system. During this time, there will be two outages lasting up to fifteen minutes each during which telephone services will be disrupted. Telephone services impacted during this outage include desk phones and video conferencing using 4-digit dialing.
Locations impacted include all on-campus and off-campus locations serviced by our telephone system: Graylyn, Reynolda House, Reynolda Village, Bridger Field House, Deacon Tower, Baseball Stadium, Indoor Tennis Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Russell Building, Joel Coliseum, University Corporate Center, Human Resources House and the Library Warehouse.
During the two 15 minute outages:
- No telephone service will be available.
- A phone call or video conference call in progress will drop.
- No voice mail may be left or retrieved for campus phone extensions.
- Voice mail will NOT queue for later delivery.
- No existing messages in your voice mailbox will be lost.
- In the event of an emergency while the phone system is unavailable, Campus Police can be contacted by dialing 336-759-0443 from a mobile phone.
We appreciate your patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
March 6th, 2014 | University Announcement
Wake Forest University will soon test an upgraded fire alarm system that will bring seven new voice messages to emergency speakers in halls and lobbies in many of its academic, administrative and residential buildings.
Anyone in those buildings March 10-12 (during Spring Break) likely will hear test messages announcing an active shooter, an armed intruder, a tornado or other threatening weather. Testing will also include shelter in place, building evacuation and all clear messages.
Wake Forest is bringing the new voice messages to 28 buildings, with long-term plans to bring them to additional facilities. Already, the University has fire alarm systems campus-wide; some feature a voice message announcing a fire emergency.
The additional messages are made possible by upgrades to existing fire alarm systems.
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March 5th, 2014 | University Announcement
Starting this summer, Wake Forest will offer summer courses at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center. Four faculty members will teach six courses, two in each of the following disciplines: communication, psychology and English.
This new summer initiative will benefit both students and faculty who live in or near the city, said Randall Rogan, dean of academic programming and planning. “It can be prohibitive for faculty to come to Wake to teach if they don’t live in Winston-Salem,” he added. “We also expect a positive turnout of students since around 300 students initially expressed interest in taking classes in Charlotte.”
The decision has already received positive feedback from faculty members. “Students have the opportunity to study in some other place than Winston-Salem,” says Marina Krcmar, an associate professor in communication who lives in Charlotte. “It also allows me to teach for a summer to both Wake and non-Wake students close to home.” Krcmar will teach two communication courses.
Cathy Seta, professor of psychology; John Petrocelli, associate professor of psychology; and Sharon Raynor, visiting assistant professor in the writing program, will teach the other courses. Classes will run June 2-27.
Outside of the Triad, more Wake Forest alumni live in the Charlotte area than any other geographic region. Rogan said adding undergraduate summer school classes from the College to the business school offerings already available in uptown Charlotte is a natural extension of the University’s commitment to students, faculty, staff and alumni in the area.
By Elizabeth Law (’14), Wake Forest News and Communication Intern
March 4th, 2014 | Staff News
Jessica Francis, assistant director, study abroad, has been selected to attend the Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit on March 30 in San Diego.
Francis is one of 20 future leaders who will participate in a full-day, hands-on workshop led by experts in the field of international education. Fully funded by Diversity Abroad and CIEE, the Summit will allow participants to learn concrete ideas for driving change at their home institutions while enjoying an opportunity to share best practices.
Francis was nominated based on her work at in supporting diverse student populations throughout the study abroad process.
Last year, Wake Forest University was awarded an IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in recognition of its Magnolia Abroad Access Program (MAAP) for study abroad. The Institute of International Education (IIE) awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among its 1,100 member institutions.
MAAP is a collaboration between Wake Forest’s Center for International Studies and the University’s Magnolia Scholars Program for first-generation college students.
March 3rd, 2014 | University Announcement
A nationwide search for the next dean of our School of Business has begun with the formation of a search committee and the selection of a search consultant. This search and the appointment of a new dean are among the University’s most important priorities this year. We have a signal opportunity to build on the remarkable progress and success that the School has experienced under Steve Reinemund’s leadership, and expect that this position will be particularly attractive to talented and experienced candidates of a wide range of backgrounds.
Provost Rogan Kersh will be chairing the faculty-based search committee and is most grateful to the following fellow-members who have agreed to participate in this vital process:
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February 28th, 2014 | University Announcement
Stephen L. Whittington, director of Wake Forest’s Museum of Anthropology, has accepted a position as executive director of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colo.
As of March 3, Sara Cromwell will serve as interim assistant director and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Museum. Steven Folmar, assistant professor of anthropology, will serve as interim academic director.
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February 25th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
Would you like to participate in an upcoming GateKeepers workshop? The GateKeepers Workshop Series was developed to equip each member of our community with the intercultural skills that are necessary for working in a diverse and inclusive environment. To date, more than 1,200 faculty, staff and students have participated in the program. Click here to learn about some of their experiences.
Registration for GateKeepers 1, 2 and 3 is now available, and we welcome you to sign up today. If you have already completed the workshop series, please share this email with others and/or register for a refresher.
GateKeepers 1: Enhancing Our Community Through Inclusion
(Lunch & Learn)
March 27 | Reynolda Hall 301, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Register at https://pdc.wfu.edu/event/7590/
GateKeepers 2: Cross-Cultural Conflict & Dialogue
February 27 | Benson University Center 401, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
April 11 | Benson University Center 401, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at http://pdc.wfu.edu/events/769/
GateKeepers 3: Contact Theory & Dialogue
(Lunch & Learn)
April 21 | Reynolda Hall 301, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register at http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/7591/
February 24th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
Reynolda Village invites all faculty and staff to Wake the Village on Saturday, March 1. Shop, dine, and explore while enjoying exclusive discounts upon showing a Deacon Onecard:
- 15% Off at Village Tavern (excluding alcoholic beverages)
- 15% Off Dinner at Silo (excluding alcoholic beverages)
- 10% Off Breakfast & Lunch/15% Off Dinner at Pane e Vino
- 15% Off & FREE Truffle with Purchase at Black Mountain Chocolate
- 10% Off at Gourmet Olive Branch
- 10% Off Selected Artwork & Accessories at Village Smith Galleries
- $25 Off a Purchase of $100 or more at J.McLaughlin
- 20% Off at Monkee’s of the Village
- 10% Off at The Little General
- 50% Off Any One Service at European Touch Day Spa (Coupon to be used anytime)
- 20% Off at K-9 Doggie Bakery & Boutique (excluding Dog & Cat Food)
- 20% Off a Painting or Pottery Session at Uncorked Masterpiece
- 20% Off Any Full Price Item at McCall’s
- 15% Off at M. Christopher
February 17th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News
See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in January 2014:
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February 14th, 2014 | Faculty News
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