June 28th, 2016 | Uncategorized
June 27th, 2016 | Uncategorized
Whether you are a die-hard football fan or someone who just wants to learn more about the fundamentals of the game, the 19th annual Wake Forest Women’s Football Camp promises to be an event that you won’t want to miss.
Head coach Dave Clawson and his staff cordially invite women to join in the fun on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. (registration begins at 5 p.m.)
For more details, visit http://bit.ly/28PYvhj
May 6th, 2016 | Uncategorized
This is a guest post by Human Resources:
The Annual Benefits Enrollment deadline is today (Friday, May 6) at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have not already enrolled, please take a few minutes to do so. You will need to enroll if you are an eligible* faculty or staff member who is:
- Making a change to your benefit elections,
- Adding or removing a dependent(s),
- Covering an eligible spouse on the medical plan, and/or
- Planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (you must actively enroll each year if you intend to continue your participation).
If you are adding a spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to the medical, dental, and/or vision plan(s), and you have not provided dependent verification documentation, you will need to submit a copy to Human Resources by the end of the day.
Contact the Benefits team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.758.6404 with questions.
*Includes individuals eligible for medical coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
Wake Forest’s Staff Advisory Council (SAC) elected 10 new members and re-elected three members in April.
Newly-elected members from the University’s staff include: Steve Allen, Marc Jones, Denise Kelly, Sheila Lockhart, Wendy Logan, Barbara Meredith, Jennifer Rogers, Sarah Smith, Cynthia Tucker and Valerie Waddell..
Re-elected staff members include: Mark Cook, Kevin Cox and Susan Edwards.
Members completing their SAC service include: Shannon Badgett, Matt Clifford, Karen Frekko, Kim Hampton, Jennifer Killingsworth and Teresa Watson.
Established with the support of the President’s Office, the SAC has a number of key responsibilities, including serving as a forum of exchange about policies and issues affecting Wake Forest employees; listening to, examining and responding to ideas, concerns and suggestions of the staff; and conveying those ideas, concerns and suggestions to the University administration.
Its meetings, held monthly during the academic year, are open to staff. More information about the SAC is available here.
May 3rd, 2016 | Uncategorized
This is a guest post from Human Resources:
The Benefits Fair will be held Tuesday, May 3, in Benson 401, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event offers the opportunity to meet with providers and colleagues representing all of the Wake Forest Wellbeing dimensions. You may enroll for benefits at the fair, gather helpful information, enjoy refreshments, and register to win raffle prizes. Annual Benefits Enrollment ends May 6.
May 2nd, 2016 | Uncategorized
Twelve seniors will remain in the Wake Forest campus community following graduation in May as Wake Forest Fellows. They will work in offices across campus, including the President’s Office, the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Office of Personal and Career Development.
Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional Wake Forest college graduates with the opportunity to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time Wake Forest employee, starting this summer. In addition to working with top administrators in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.
The Wake Forest Fellows for 2016-17 are:
- Olivia Clark: Reynolda House (Ellicott City, Md.), History/minor, Italian
- Kent Garrett: Information Systems (Noblesville, Ind.), Sociology/minors, Journalism and Entrepreneurship
- Brian Hart: Dean of the College (Oxford, N.C), Politics and International Affairs
- Millicent Hennessey: President’s Office (New York, N.Y.), Chinese Language and Culture
- Sarah Hoyle: Personal and Career Development (Clemmons, N.C.), Politics and International Affairs
- Kylie Kinder: START Gallery (Oak Park, Calif.), Art History and Psychology
- Alexa King: Campus Life (Dallas, Texas), Psychology/minor, Health and Human Services
- Sophia (Sophie) Leveque: Z. Smith Reynolds Library (Newport Beach, Calif.), Communication and English
- Alexa King: Campus Life (Dallas, Texas), Psychology/minor, Health and Human Services
- Aishwarya (Ash) Nagar: Wake Downtown/Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (New Delhi, India), Biology/minors, Religion, Neuroscience, Philosophy
- Chanel Shulman: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Psychology and Economics
- Terry (T.J.) Smith: Provost’s Office (Greensboro, N.C.), Politics and International Studies
- Camry Wilborn: Pro Humanitate Institute (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Politics and International Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies/minor, Communication
“My selection as a fellow means that I have been given a tremendous opportunity to continue to learn and grow while simultaneously giving back to the institution I have to come to love,” said T.J. Smith. “I have the chance to be mentored by a cadre of esteemed leaders in what will be the developmental opportunity of a lifetime.”
As a fellow, Smith said, he expects “to gain a new insight and perspective into how the strategic direction and inner mechanics of the University come together to move our community forward.”
Alumni of the Wake Forest Fellows program have pursued careers in law, medicine, public policy and more. Several have since received prestigious academic awards such as Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.
April 18th, 2016 | Uncategorized
This is a guest post from Information Systems:
Beginning Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10-digit dialing (area code + the seven-digit telephone number) will be necessary for local and expanded local calls to be completed. This requirement is the result of a new area code being introduced for the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our local 336 area code is not going away. Only new numbers will be assigned a 743 area code. The same dialing procedure will apply to telephone numbers assigned to the new 743 area code.
What you need to know
Campus to campus calls using 4 digits will not change
Campus callers using a landline must first dial 9 to access an outside line, and then the full 10-digit telephone number when calling other 336 telephone numbers
Long distance dialing to other area codes will not change
Websites and printed materials should provide the full 10-digit telephone number
Telephone speed dial settings using 7 digit dialing for 336 telephone numbers must be updated to use 10-digit telephone numbers
Equipment such as fax machines or modems may need to be reprogrammed or updated to use the 10-digit telephone number
Some mobile phone service providers already require 10-digit dialing, such as AT&T. Check with your service provider about the use of 10-digit dialing
Three-digit numbers that are currently available in our community or from your provider, such as 211, 311, 511, 611, 711 or 811, will not change
Start using 10-digit dialing TODAY! You can begin using the full 10-digit dialing before it becomes necessary on April 23rd.
Information Systems Service Desk
Three speakers are scheduled for the April 13 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council.
Speakers will include Andrea Ellis, assistant vice president for innovation; Ellen Murphy, assistant dean of instructional technologies and design; and a representative of Human Resources.
All staff are invited to the meeting, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D.
Wake Forest formally opened McCreary Field House, the University’s new indoor practice field for Demon Deacon athletics on Feb. 24.
McCreary Field House, an 80,000-square foot structure, features a 120-yard football field and weightlifting facilities for the Deacon football team.
It is the first phase of a planned $58 million project that will include the Sports Performance Center. Read more here.
September 30th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Tim Pyatt, new dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, will be formally introduced to the Wake Forest community and others at the “Love My Library” event Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. in the library’s atrium.
Remarks will be presented by Pyatt, Provost Rogan Kersh, Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson, former faculty member Jenny Puckett and John Cooper of the library’s Council of Advocates. Refreshments will be served.
Pyatt joined Wake Forest as dean of the library in August. Previously, he served as the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Pennsylvania State University.