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Wake the eBooks Festival happening in June

This is a guest post from Library Partners Press and the Wake the eBooks Festival:

Library Partners Press is pleased to announce the program and schedule of events for the upcoming Wake the eBooks Festival, to be held on Friday, June 3, in Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Now in its second year, the Festival brings librarians and publishers together to demonstrate both the fine art of content curation and the simple science of sharing.

Festival registration is free, but closes soon, so please do reserve your spot today.

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Residence hall renovation underway on Hearn Plaza

Renovation of Poteat Residence Hall is underway and will continue until Aug. 8.  It will reopen in time to receive residents for the fall semester.

Renovation of the adjacent Huffman Residence Hall is also underway and will continue until Dec. 1.  It will not be occupied by students during the fall semester. It will reopen in January 2017.

Work this summer on both residence halls will focus on the interiors.  Next summer, work will take place on the exteriors of the buildings, including landscaping.

The Poteat and Huffman renovations are part of a long-term initiative to renovate the residence halls on Hearn Plaza.  Last summer, Kitchin Residence Hall’s interior was renovated.  This summer, work is occurring on its exterior, including landscaping.

Interior improvements to those buildings include, in part, bathroom renovations, window replacement and mechanical upgrades.  Exterior improvements include, in part, gutter replacement, underground drainage improvements,

Parking Lot N and portions of Lot P will remain closed this summer during work on the residence halls.  Lot N will reopen before the fall semester begins. A portion of lot P will remain closed until October.

Faculty Senate adopts resolution opposing House Bill 2

The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest has recently voted to adopt the following resolution relating to House Bill 2 (HB2):

“The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest University opposes North Carolina House Bill 2, enacted on March 23, 2016, which is contrary to our University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. The law specifically prevents cities from legally protecting sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, while also preventing transgender people from accessing public restrooms safely. The Senate believes that the bill will negatively affect our current LGBTQ faculty, administrators, staff and students and their friends and family and may negatively affect recruitment of faculty, administrators, staff and students. In addition, as the law prohibits K-12 public schools and publicly-funded universities and colleges in North Carolina from having multi-stall, multi-sex bathrooms, it could jeopardize federal funding for the schools attended by many of our family members, friends and neighbors. Thus, we urge our local government officials to take an active stand against the law, and we urge the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor to repeal House Bill 2.”

The Faculty Senate represents faculty from the entire University: the undergraduate College, the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Divinity and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

The resolution is one of many efforts, including a similar resolution passed by faculty in the undergraduate College last month, to underscore inclusive values at Wake Forest.

Update: campus wireless system restored today

This message was distributed by voice mail on the afternoon of Monday, May 23, to faculty and staff:

As of 3:15 p.m. today, May 23, the wireless computing network is available in all academic and administrative buildings. In addition, the wireless network has been restored in  Piccolo, Palmer and Taylor Residence Halls. All other residence halls wireless connectivity should be restored by 6:00 p.m.

Important message regarding wireless service Monday on campus

This is a special announcement on Monday, May 23, from Information Systems:

As of 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 23, the wireless network is not available.  Information Systems staff are working with Cisco engineers on a resolution.  Currently there is no estimated time of resolution.  The wired network is not affected by this problem.  You may need to turn off the wireless connection on your computer before connecting to the wired network.

Seventeen graduate from Citizens Police Academy

Seventeen people graduated from the inaugural Citizens Police Academy held this past spring semester by the University Police Department.

Following a successful first effort at the program, the University Police Department is making plans for more opportunities next fall and spring for members of the Wake Forest community to participate in the academy.  Details will be announced at a later date.

The academy was created to give the campus community an opportunity to gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of University law enforcement personnel.  The overall goal is to improve police and community interactions.  The hope of of the department is that graduates will share knowledge they gained with others.

In the spring, sessions were presented on executive staff responsibilities, records and technology, administrative/financial/budget matters, Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD), community oriented policing, events/security, detective division, communications 911 center/emergency manager, patrol division.

Participants received a graduation certificate if they attended six of 10 sessions.

April 2016 faculty publications

Janovy, John, Jr., & Gerald W. Esch, Eds. (Biology). A Century of Parasitology: Discoveries, Ideas and Lessons Learned by Scientists Who Published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014. Wiley-Blackwell. March 2016.

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). The Creative Arts in Counseling, 5th ed. American Counseling Association. February 2016.

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). The History of Wake Forest University: Volume 6. Library Partners Press. March 2016.

Henderson, Donna A., & Charles L. Thompson. (Counseling). Counseling Children, 9th ed. Brooks Cole. August 2015, reported April 2016.

Newman, Joel S., & Dorothy Brown. (Law). Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems, and Materials, 6th ed. West Academic Publishing. April 2016.

O’Connell, Monique, & Eric R. Dursteler. (History). The Mediterranean World: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon. Johns Hopkins University Press. April 2016.

 

Work begins on the campus network upgrade

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

Beginning Wednesday, May 18, and continuing through October, 2016, Information Systems staff and contractors will begin work to upgrade the existing computing network hardware in campus buildings. Information Systems will coordinate the schedule through key contacts in each building. The work is expected to continue through the end of October.

Benefits:

  • These upgrades will provide a more robust core infrastructure by increasing the backbone network connectivity speeds.
  • The wireless network coverage in academic and administrative buildings will be improved.

During the upgrades:

  • Building occupants will experience a variety of network connectivity disruptions.
  • Detailed information concerning timing, duration, and impact of the network disruptions will be communicated.

Here is the calendar with the schedule of building upgrades. Bookmark this site as it will be updated regularly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 336-758-4357 (HELP) or help@nullwfu.edu.

May 2016 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones in May 2016:

1 year

Anibal Steve Armas; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Soccer – Men

Samuel Thomas Binkley; Senior Project Manager; FACS: Project Management

Kimberly McRae Couch; Budget and Admin Coord; Sustainability

Elizabeth Joyce Dam-Regier; HR Project & Comm Specialist; Human Resources

Casey Davis; Development Officer; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Kimberley A Gaines; Treasury Analyst; Financial & Accounting Service

Raina Gandhi; Assoc Dir, MA Mkt Read/Employ; WFUSB-MA Program Admin

Dustie Nichole Lanier; Director of Development; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Michael Timothy Maedjaja; Sr Business Systems Analyst; Finance Systems

Logan Patrick Roach; Development Officer; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Thomas Antol Truskowski; Exec Director of Development; Advancement:Business Schools Develp

Rolisa Harris Tutwyler; Liaison for ED & Business Mgr; Pro Humanitate Institute

5 years

Michelle Diana Dalrymple; Financial Aid Officer; WFUSB-Enrollment Management

Brett Thomas Hewitt; Asst Dir, Facilities Systems; FACS: Support Services

Elizabeth McCurry Johnson; Reference Librarian; Law: Professional Ctr Library

Shonda R. Jones; Assoc Dean, Admission & St Svc; Divinity School

William Paul Kane; Digital Publishing Admin; Digital Publishing

Amy Beth Knudson; Assoc Dir, W-S Open/Event Mgmt; Athletics: WS Open

10 years

Carol Thorne Prillaman; Accounting Assistant; Graylyn: Admin & General

Sean C. Seney; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services

Nan Graham Smith; Project Coordinator; Advancement: VP Office

Carol J. Weaver; Police Officer; University Police

20 years

Amy Lamy; Senior Data Warehouse Analyst; Finance Systems

Grenville Hanington Nichols; Security Guard; Graylyn: Admin & General

John Garren Owen; Director, Building Operations; WFUSB-Information Services

Jonathan Micheal Rollins; Information Security Architect; IS: CIO

25 years

David G. Davis; Associate Director; FACS: Landscaping Services

Commencement: How to see it on the web and cable

Wake Forest University’s commencement ceremony will be streamed live on Monday, May 16.  Links to stream the ceremony and other commencement-related events are available here.  Commencement will begin at 9 a.m.

On campus, it may be viewed, also, on the University’s cable TV system at channel 80.1.  Televisions must be connected to the campus cable system.