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Staff appreciation ‘Luau by the Falls’ scheduled for June 24

unnamedEat, listen to music, play games and bask in the sun. Come join your fellow staff members for some tropical fun!

The Staff Advisory Council and THRIVE invites all staff members to the 2015 Wake Forest Staff Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 24.

Drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Waterfall Field located in lower Reynolda Village and enjoy:

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Kentner Stadium Gray Line shuttle stop temporarily closed

Due to construction, the Gray Line shuttle stop located near Kentner Stadium will temporarily be closed. Beginning Thursday, May 21, the Gray Line shuttle will drop-off and pick-up in parking Lot P, which is located on the east side of Wait Chapel. Lot P will be utilized throughout the summer and additional information will be communicated when the location near Kentner re-opens.

The summer Gray Line schedule will remain as is and can be found here.

Attached is a map identifying the exact location of the temporary stop.

Here is a link to the parking map for reference to parking locations.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558.

Campus wireless computing network upgrade tonight

This evening, May 20, between 6 and 9 p.m., Information Systems will perform an upgrade to the campus wireless computing network.

What is changing?

  • WFUadmin, WFUstudent, WFUfacultystaff wireless will no longer exist. A single option, WFUwireless, will replace the three options. The wireless login process will remain the same.
  • WFUvisitor sponsor portal will have an upgraded look and feel. The Web address will remain the same: https://netguest.wfu.edu/
  • After 9 p.m. on May 20, a new service at https://mydevices.wfu.edu/ will allow users to connect devices to WFUvisitor that were not able to connect prior to the upgrade. This means that you can now connect your Smart TVs, Roku boxes, Google Chromecast, gaming systems, Apple TVs and other devices to the wireless network. You can only register one of these devices at a time using this new service.

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Reynolda Campus summer 2015 construction projects

Reynolda Campus faculty and staff should expect significant construction activity and related closures of parking lots and roads on campus this summer. A number of projects are already underway, and others are scheduled to begin shortly after Commencement on May 18.

Among the most substantial of these projects will be the start of construction on a new freshman residence hall, planned for the south side of campus next to Collins Residence Hall, on the current site of Parking Lot H. The Board of Trustees has approved funding for this new building, scheduled for completion in January 2017. This approximately 75,000 square foot, 225-bed facility will create new revenue for the University, as well as provide needed swing space for future residence hall renovations. University officials are currently working on a plan to replace Lot H parking spaces in another area on campus.

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Central heating plant shut down scheduled for May 18-22

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

Wake Forest University’s annual central heating plant shut down will begin on Monday, May 18 at 3 p.m. The steam outage will disable building heating and domestic hot water systems campus wide. The boilers will be restarted Friday, May 22 at 3 p.m. Barring any delays, steam pressure will be back to normal by 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

The steam shutdown to the campus is necessary for inspections and maintenance of the boilers as well as the steam distribution system.

During the central heating plant shutdown calls made to extension 4255 will not be answered after 5 p.m. In the event of an emergency after 5 p.m. and prior to 8 a.m. during the week of May 18-22, contact University Police dispatch at extension 5591.

The University Police emergency number is 5911.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Ed Bullington 336-758-3913.

Important reminders related to Commencement 2015

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A message from Executive Vice President Hof Milam

Commencement is the highlight of our academic year. It is a wonderful time for the campus community to come together and celebrate with graduating students and their families. This year’s commencement ceremony will be held Monday, May 18, on Hearn Plaza, beginning at 9 a.m.

It is always important for us to be gracious hosts to our visitors and make sure their access to campus is as easy as possible. To make this the best commencement experience possible for our graduates and guests, please observe the following guidelines:

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ACC honors President Hatch for exemplary service

20120817hatch7709The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has bestowed the “President’s Award for Exemplary Service to the ACC” to President Nathan O. Hatch.

The award was announced at the ACC’s spring meeting Tuesday evening.

Each year, the outgoing Conference President honors someone for commendable service to the ACC during the year of the president’s term or over an extended period of time.

Martha Putallaz, the 2014-2015 ACC President and faculty representative for Duke University, chose to honor Hatch for demonstrating exceptional leadership during what she called “a most pivotal, challenging and transformative time in the history of intercollegiate athletics.” 

In April 2010, Hatch agreed to represent the ACC on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and was then elected chair two years later. He served as Division I Board Chair from August 2012 until January 2015.

Under his leadership, the NCAA developed a new, more streamlined and efficient governance structure, raised academic standards, restructured enforcement, increased autonomy for power conferences, and brought student-athletes into the governance process, among other accomplishments.

He also played an instrumental role in the ACC expansion effort that welcomed the University of Notre Dame, where Hatch served as Provost prior to coming to Wake Forest, to the conference.

“President Hatch was able to achieve all that he did because he was a truly effective and patient leader, one who listened and could make all parties feel valued and heard, a man of great integrity trusted by all, and who truly represented the best interests of academics and athletics as a paired endeavor,” said Putallaz.

“It has been a privilege to represent Wake Forest, and all of the member institutions of the ACC, as the NCAA took historic steps to advance and modernize intercollegiate athletics,” said Hatch. “I accept this award with honor and gratitude for the people and institutions that have allowed me to pursue my professional and personal passions as an academic, an administrator and an athletics supporter.”

Parking for commencement

A message from Wake Forest’s Office of Parking and Transportation

To prepare for Commencement on May 18, coupled with the renovation of Kitchin Residence Hall during the summer, parking lot N will be closed May 9 – Aug. 8. This closing is occurring at a time that should cause the least disruption to faculty and staff parking choices.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options:

During this time, parking availability can be found in Lots B, P and W1. Here is a link to the parking map for reference.

When parking lots are closed, alternative modes of transportation such as carpooling, bicycles or bus transit are recommended to reduce the demand for parking. If you have any questions, please contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558.

Faculty Fellowships and promotions

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have been awarded fellowships and recieved promotions.

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The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship is a program of financial support designed to honor our best teacher-scholars. Recipients are:
Rebecca Alexander (CHM), The F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship<
Laura Aull (ENG), The Dunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship
Christa Colyer (CHM), The Robert & Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship
Mary Dalton (COM), The Reinsch/Pierce Family Fellowship
Katy Harriger (POL), The Tatum Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Omaar Hena (ENG), The Young Family Faculty Fellowship
Peter Kairoff (MUS), The Denton Family Faculty Fellowship
John Pickel (ART), The Hoak Family Faculty Fellowship
Albert Rives (CHM), The Gale Family Faculty Fellowship
Michael Sloan (CLA), The Kenyon Family Faculty Fellowship
Eric Stottlemyer (ENG), The Bitove Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Robert Whaples (ECN), The Hough Family Faculty Fellowship
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Kitchin Hall renovation

Kitchin-treesDuring the week of May 11, trees will be removed from the Kitchin Hall courtyard as part of the renovation project beginning there.

After the renovation of the residence hall, new landscaping will be incorporated as part of the overall design.