December 6th, 2013 | Alumni News, University Announcement
Steve Duin (’76, MA ’79) has published his first novel in ebook format with Wake Forest University Digital Publishing.
“The Less We Touch” is the story of winners and losers, players and coaches, kids and parents — their games familiar but haunting; sometimes funny but not really fun; ultimately more chilling than thrilling.
“Steve’s a great storyteller,” said Bill Kane, the director of digital publishing at Wake, “and we’re honored to host his foray into long-form narrative on our fledgling digital publishing platform. He’s already an accomplished writer, and we’re really happy to help deliver high quality ebook content to his deserving readers.”
Duin has written column for The Oregonian since 1984. Read more »
“The Less We Touch” is available here: http://wfu.tizrapublisher.com/the-less-we-touch
December 5th, 2013 | University Announcement
The New Year will soon be here and with it comes the opportunity for a new start and a new you! If you’re like millions of Americans, you will vow to turn over a new leaf come January. Your goal might be to eat a healthier diet, stop smoking, lose weight or walk three miles a day. Often times, however, come late January or February, it all seems to be too much.
Does this sound familiar? You are not alone and Wake Forest’s Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program can help! With the addition of several new components, TLC is better than ever.
What is HELPS TLC? HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.
What will you receive? Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up; dietary intake is assessed through computer-analyzed food records; supervised exercise sessions at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility; weekly small group sessions will be held on campus in Reynolds Gym 210.
What is the cost? The cost will be covered by Wake Forest.
Who will be helping you? The HELPS TLC staff consists of an exercise physiologist, registered dietician and behavioral scientist who work together to teach you behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating.
We are currently taking applications for the next group which will start the middle of January. For more information or to sign up, please contact Andrea Cox via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at ext. 5853. Space is limited, sign up today!
December 3rd, 2013 | University Announcement
John Wise, associate vice president of hospitality & auxiliary services, conducts a tour of the North Dining Hall.
Although the new North Dining Hall is not complete, sections of the new building are open beginning today (Tuesday, Dec. 3), and the campus community is invited to come and check out the new facility.
The new Starbucks and the P.O.D. Market on the lower level will be available from 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and the general seating throughout the building will be available 24 hours a day (including during final exams this semester).
There are a few remaining items to complete for full opening in January, including the completion of the two primary food venues – Bistro ’34 and The Hilltop market – as well as landscaping, fixture installations and final furniture delivery.
To support the College’s initiative to provide increased study space, the building’s general seating will be available for 24-hour study, social and community use during the final two weeks of the semester, and this availability will continue in the spring semester.
“I am truly appreciative of the collaboration with John Wise and others who have helped to make this new dining facility and its 24 hour accessibility possible,” said Jacque Fetrow, dean of the College.
December 3rd, 2013 | University Announcement
On Dec. 3, Facilities & Campus Services will begin the process of washing exterior windows for the following buildings:
Museum of Anthropology, ROTC, WFDD, Worrell Professional Center, Alumni Hall, Miller Center, Manchester Athletic Center, Reynolds Gym, HS Moore Building, Cardiac Research Center, Student Social Center, Nanotechnology
Because of the nature of this work, the proposed schedule may need to be adjusted due to changes in weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience.
December 2nd, 2013 | University Announcement
Procurement Services has seats remaining in its final PCard training class of 2013: Friday, Dec. 6, from 1-3 p.m. You can sign up on the PDC website.
Also, if you have a faculty or staff member in your department who will be traveling abroad next semester, that person might want to consider obtaining a University PCard. The process is easy; fill out the PCard application form [PDF] and attend a training class. Send the completed application to Dawn Cadd’s attention via interoffice mail or scan to her email: email@example.com.
November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
Each year, representatives from Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities form a joint Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming committee. Annually, the “Building the Dream” award to one professor or administrator and one student from each university.
This award will be given to a person who embodies the qualities King epitomized and actively exercises these qualities in his or her community (on and off campus). The award will be announced at the ceremonial banquet on Jan. 20, 2014, at Winston-Salem State.
If you know someone who would be a great candidate for the “Building the Dream” award, please complete the brief nomination form here: https://orgsync.com/26062/forms/25596. Please have all nominations submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 4.
November 26th, 2013 | University Announcement
The following message is from Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President Hof Milam:
We are pleased to announce that the university plans to implement a centralized, campus-wide license for Event Management System (EMS) for scheduling of non-classroom space on campus. This software will allow us to manage space far more effectively, provide a user-friendly process for reserving conference rooms and other space, and collect/utilize accurate usage data.
As a result of Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) work this past year, we realized that more than 30 individual space managers across campus were utilizing various practices for scheduling space. After assessing our current processes and costs, EMS was identified as the best solution for efficiency and ease of use. In addition, by consolidating existing EMS licenses and maintenance fees currently held by several groups on campus, we are saving the university thousands of dollars.
A cross-campus implementation team will spend the next 6-8 months working with space managers across campus to implement the software. Our grateful thanks to this team, whose members are:
- Mike Ayuso, IS
- Sean Brittain, Facilities & Campus Services
- James Buckley, Campus Life
- Alisa Elmore, Admissions
- Kettie Fickter, Athletics
- Max Floyd, Campus Life
- Karen Frekko, School of Business
- Beth Hoagland, Provost’s Office
- Trevor Hughes, School of Law
- Mary Beth Lock, ZSR Library
- Sharon Melnik, Conference Services
- Harold Pace, University Registrar
- Randy Rogan, College
- John Wise, Hospitality and Auxiliary Services
We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this approach to space management.
November 25th, 2013 | University Announcement
Please note the following regarding the Reynolda Campus holiday, PTO and pay schedule for the upcoming holiday season:
- Wednesday, Nov. 27: 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. 28 – Friday, Nov. 29: Thanksgiving Holiday - University Closed.
- Friday, Dec. 20: University open for full work day.
- Monday, Dec. 23 – Friday, Dec. 27: Winter Break – University Closed.
- Monday, Dec. 30 – Tuesday, Dec. 31: University open, with early release at 3 p.m. on December 31. Staff employees may count two hours on December 31 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, Jan. 1, 2014: New Year’s Holiday - University Closed.
- Non-exempt employees: final 2013 pay date is Dec. 20.
- Exempt employees: final 2013 pay date is Dec. 31.
November 22nd, 2013 | Staff News, University Announcement
At the Staff Rewards and Recognition Luncheon, Travis Manning and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds were named Employees of the Year.
Manning, the circulation manager at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been described as patient and kind to everyone, demonstrating a commitment to improving services every day. He has a great ability to build a bridge of understanding between people and provides superlative, exceptional service and always has a smile. He is the first to volunteer when there is a call for assistance, and he truly leads by example. As a problem-solver and supervisor of student workers, he helps scholars transition to university life and guides them through the uncertainty of starting a new job in a new place.
Herndon-Edmunds, the manager of diversity education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has built a reputation on campus for giving honest feedback and helping people understand how to approach others with the assumption of good intent. By conceptualizing an idea and forming a plan to implement that idea, she has introduced an education series that impacts all levels of the institution. She exhibits dedication to serving others and making a difference – both in the Wake Forest community and globally. By teaching others to understand themselves, those around them, and why we should value similarities and our differences, she has helped create a more inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.
“The Staff Rewards & Recognition events enable our campus community to celebrate and appreciate our dedicated staff, whether they have been here for 5 or 35 years,” said Carmen Canales, chief human resources officer. “By honoring Employees of the Year, we further recognize exceptional service in the areas of integrity, accountability, inclusion, dedication to excellence, and Pro Humanitate.”
November 21st, 2013 | University Announcement
A malicious email was sent to members of the Wake Forest computing community. This most recent phishing email scam message content was related to updating your Wake Forest User Preferences. It asked recipients to click on a link to provide account information. As a reminder, Wake Forest Information Systems will never ask for your account information in this manner.
Did You Get This Email and Click On The Link?
Change your password immediately, delete the message and then contact us at ext. 4357.
Know What to Look for in Email Scams
Go to the official Wake Forest Information Security Web site (infosec.wfu.edu) for an example of what to look for the next time you get a suspicious email.
If you have any questions, contact Information Systems via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at 336.758.4357 (HELP).