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Priscilla Wood

Holiday schedule and pay reminder

A message from Wake Forest University Human Resources:

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season! Please note the following regarding the Reynolda campus holiday, PTO and pay schedule through the end of the calendar year:

Holidays/PTO:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26:  Departments who choose to offer early dismissal at 3 p.m. or two hours before the end of the regularly-scheduled shift may count this time as administrative leave.
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 28:  Thanksgiving Holiday - University Closed.
  • Monday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 23:  University open, with early release at 3 p.m. on Dec. 23. Staff employees may count two hours on Dec. 23 as administrative leave. In cases where the entire department has agreed to close for these two days, each individual in the department will count the two days as PTO.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Wednesday, Dec. 31:  Winter Break – University Closed.
  • Thursday, Jan. 1:  New Year’s Holiday - University Closed.

Pay:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 23: Final pay date for all WFU Reynolda Campus faculty and staff.

Interruption to shuttle service during Thanksgiving

20100426shuttle3796Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no service from the Reynolda Campus to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus beginning Thursday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 28.

Shuttle service will resume on Monday, Dec. 1, at 8:15 a.m.

October 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in October 2014.

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Reynolda Campus holiday party to be held Dec. 11

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3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, in The Barn.

The festive atmosphere will include crafts, food, and a visit from Santa Claus. The event should be especially fun for young children.

Shuttles will continuously run from the Benson University Center Traffic Circle, Lot P by the entrance to Wingate Hall, and by the Wake Forest Road entrance to Lot W1.

Optional donations of the following items to benefit Samaritan Ministries will be collected at the door:

  • New men’s and women’s socks
  • New men’s and women’s undershirts and thermals
  • Travel sized hygiene items (shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, etc.)
  • Packaged and transportable snacks (crackers, canned fruit with a pop top, peanut butter, etc.)

Please contact John Allen Riggins in the Office of the President at (336) 758-4061 or riggja0@wfu.edu if you have any questions.

November 2014 staff milestones

Elide Vargas, administrative coordinator in Politics and International Affairs, is celebrating her 30 year milestone this month. See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for November 2014.

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Wake the eBooks: Audio Books, Ad Hoc

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ZSR’s digital publishing administrator Bill Kane is offering “Wake the eBooks: Audio Books, Ad Hoc” through the the PDC on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m.

The course will cover how Digital Publishing @ Wake can turn digital documents into highly accessible, highly consumable, and highly mobile-friendly “listen-able” texts — enhancing teaching, learning, and reading across the classroom, campus and community.

Audio samples are available online: “Talking Text: A Readspeaker + Tizra Test Document Collection.”

For more information, contact Bill Kane at kanewp@wfu.edu or 336-758-6181.

Roniger serves on international academic committee

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Roniger

Luis Roniger served on the international academic committee of the University of the Republic (Uruguay) and the National University of La Plata (Argentina) organizing the Second International Congress on Southern Cone Exile, held in Montevideo on Nov. 5-7.

He was also invited by the Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to participate in a central panel on the politics of memory and human rights at the IX Meetings of the ABCP held on Aug. 4-7 in Brasilia.

Roniger has published the book Destierro y exilio en América Latina. Nuevos estudios y avances teóricos (University Press of Buenos Aires – EUDEBA, September 2014) and co-authored “Tres estudios sobre el exilio. Condición humana, experiencia histórica y significación política (Madrid: EDAF and Mexico: Universidad de Puebla, September 2014).

Proposals funded: Carroll, Colyer

David Carroll

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Christa Colyer

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Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic Thermoelectrics: the matrix composite approach” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Texas A & M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Christa Colyer, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Ameritox-Wake Forest University Department of Chemistry Research Partnership” has been funded by the Ameritox.

WakeUnited Live United: Mike Draughn

Mike-Draughn-300x175For the last two years, Mike Draughn, director of maintenance and utilities services, has served as the WakeUnited departmental coordinator for Facilities & Campus Services, but his commitment to United Way goes back a lot farther.

“Since the early ‘80s, my wife and I have made United Way our highest giving priority after our local church,” says Mike.  “It’s an honor to work with and help coordinate the folks within Facilities & Campus Services.  They are truly some of the most dedicated supporters of United Way and givers of their resources and time of any group I have been affiliated with.”

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October faculty publication announcements

Ilesanmi, Simeon O. (Religion), Win-Chiat Lee (Philosophy), & J. Wilson Parker (Law), Eds. The Rule of Law and the Rule of God. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2014.

Lanzoni, Rémi Fournier. (Romance Languages). French Comedy on Screen: A Cinematic History. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2014.

McFall, Todd A. (Economics). The (Peculiar) Economics of NCAA Basketball. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2014.

Mitra, Ananda. (Communication). Digital DNA: Social Networking and You. Rupa Publications. September 2014.

Otteson, James R. (Business). The End of Socialism. Cambridge University Press. October 2014.

Wood, John H. (Economics). Central Banking in a Democracy: The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives (Routledge Explorations in Economic History series). Routledge. October 2014.