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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.

Services for Professor Heard set for May 16

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on May 13:

Services for Professor of Music Richard Heard will take place Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Hope Community Church on Brownsboro Road.  The University announced earlier this week that Professor Heard died May 8 in Winston-Salem after a long illness.

The family will receive visitors Sunday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Russell Funeral Home on Carl Russell Avenue.

An obituary appeared May 13 in the Winston-Salem Journal.

A campus memorial service is expected to be held next fall semester.

Temporary discoloration of city water possible on, near campus

Temporary discoloration of water may be noticed by people on and near the Wake Forest campus during planned repairs to the City of Winston-Salem water distribution system within the next week.  The City announced May 11 that customers of its Utilities Division in the northwest quadrant of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County may notice temporary discoloration.

The City of Winston-Salem is taking its water tank on campus out of service Friday, May 13, while repairs are made to the City water distribution system.  It is expected to return to service by Friday, May 20. That same repair is prompting the closure of the University Parkway entrance from Tuesday, May 17, until Saturday, May 21.  All other campus entrances will operate as usual during the temporary closing of the University Parkway entrance.

“When the tank is taken out of service and placed back into service, changes in flow patterns in the water distribution system may temporarily result in discolored water that appears red, brown or yellow,” the City announced. “The affected area will be the northwest portion of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, west of U.S. 52 and north of Business 40. Wards potentially affected could include North, Northwest, West and portions of the Southwest.”

The City announced that citizens who experience discolored water should refrain from washing clothes the mornings of the changeovers as any discolored water could stain light-colored clothing. Although the water may appear discolored it remains safe.

To minimize the impact of this maintenance on customers, Utilities Division personnel will flush the water lines during the changeovers. Citizens can assist the Utilities Division by reporting discolored water to CityLink at 311 or 336-727-8000. This will allow Utilities personnel to prioritize their flushing efforts.