November 20th, 2013 | Events, Staff News
The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Benson 401 C/D. All WFU staffers are encouraged to attend.
The meeting will feature two guest speakers:
- Financial and Accounting Services will present on exempt PTO tracking in Novatime.
- Penny Rue, the vice president for Campus Life, will speak about what’s new in her area and provide insight into the new Director of Wellness position.
November 20th, 2013 | University Announcement
In an effort to broaden the cultural horizons of our students, the Provost’s Office for Global Affairs is looking for members of our community to host one or more international students for the quintessential American holiday — Thanksgiving!
If you are interested in participating, please go to this link: http://cis.wfu.edu/iss/events/undergrad/thanksgiving/. Fill out the form near the bottom of the page.
November 20th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
The Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship invites you to a reception celebrating the launch of the book “Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life.” The book was edited by Lynn Book, a senior lecturer in theatre, and David Phillips, an associate professor of humanities.
The launch celebration will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. Provost Rogan Kersh and the editors will be in attendance.
November 18th, 2013 | Events
President Hatch will be giving his annual State of the University Address, sponsored by the Faculty Senate, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. The Senate enthusiastically invites all WFU students, staff, and faculty to attend.
President Hatch’s address offers an opportunity for the University community to come together to consider both the current state and future directions for Wake Forest.
November 18th, 2013 | News You Can Use, University Announcement
The Reynolda Road entrance to Wake Forest will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. because of road repaving by the City of Winston-Salem.
Reynolda Road will remain open during repaving at the entrance.
Throughout both days, the entrance will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.
Detour signs will direct motorists to the Polo Road entrance to the University. The University Parkway entrance will remain open, too.
November 18th, 2013 | University Announcement
Thousands of students, faculty and staff are scheduled to receive a test text message in November from Wake Forest University’s emergency notification system.
The text will be sent by the University Police Department at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 to all who have registered online to receive emergency text messages. Anyone who has not registered may do so by visiting the University’s Wake Ready web site at http://wakeready.wfu.edu/alert-methods/text-alerts. Registration by undergraduates is required. Directions are provided for arranging to receive the messages, including the test message set for November.
The content of the text message will be: “This is a test of the WFU Emergency Mobile Phone Alert System. It is not necessary to reply to this message.”
Wake Forest has several methods for communicating with faculty, staff and students in the event of the emergency. Those used will depend, largely, on the situation. Wake Alert, the University’s emergency notification system, provides alerts and updates through the Wake Alert web site at wakealert.wfu.edu, text messaging, an outdoor warning system, cable TV, e-mail, voice mail, the Wake Alert Twitter account and a recorded message on the Wake Forest weather and emergency phone line at 336.758.5935. The Wake Forest Facebook account also can be used.
Also, all faculty and staff will receive a voice message on their office phone during the test.
November 18th, 2013 | University Announcement
The Miller Fitness Center is looking for faculty, staff and grad students to serve as mock clients for its recent personal training prep class graduates. If you are interested, please contact Lauren Holt at email@example.com by Tuesday, Nov. 19, for more information.
November 15th, 2013 | Faculty News
Wanda Brown, an associate dean at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Achievement Alumni Award from the UNC-Greensboro School of Education. This honor is awarded to School of Education alumni earning state, national or international distinction in their career.
November 15th, 2013 | Staff News
Kyle Elizabeth Bryner, the registrar and collections manager at the Museum of Anthropology, has been elected as the vice-chair of the Southeastern Registrars Association (SERA).
The Southeastern Registrars Association (SERA) encourages high standards of museum practice and fosters professional growth among museum registrars in the southeastern region of the United States. SERA promotes the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas through educational seminars, publications and other means. SERA initiates and supports activities and projects which help create an atmosphere of cooperation and communication among and between registrars, other museum professionals, and those in related service fields, and pursues further development of professional practices in the field.
November 14th, 2013 | University Announcement
Digital Publishing at Wake Forest is pleased to announce the recent publication of a collection of poems by first-year student Samantha Seto (firstname.lastname@example.org), now available here: http://wfu.tizrapublisher.com/midnight-by-samantha-seto/.
Seto may be new to WFU, but she’s been writing poetry for years, and has been looking for ways to get published for just as long.
“When I found out I could publish my poems as an e-book, I jumped at the chance,” Seto said. “Digital Publishing at Wake Forest gives my work exposure I just couldn’t have gotten from traditional poetry magazines. I am really proud of my poems, and I am really proud of my school for supporting my work this way.”
Digital Publishing’s Bill Kane said: “Had Samantha gone the traditional publishing route, she might’ve had to hire an agent, or wait two years, or both, just to get her poems in front of an editor — there’s often a lot of rejection in the meantime, especially for young poets, and the last thing we want to do is discourage young writers.”