Dean's Office Digest Archive

University shuttles will not operate Saturday, will resume Sunday

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Dec. 9 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Due to road conditions, the University’s shuttles will not operate today, Dec. 9.  This includes all shuttles that would normally operate today.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, shuttles will resume regular schedules with the exception of the UCC freshman shuttle which will begin operating Sunday at 10 a.m. instead of 3 p.m.

Important changes to Wake Forest shuttle service for Friday night, Saturday

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Dec. 8 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Due to snowy weather, the following shuttles will cease operating tonight, Dec. 8:

–Wake Downtown last departure from Innovation Quarter is 5:25 p.m.

–Gold/Black Lines last departure from campus is 6:20 p.m.

–Gray Line last departure is 6 p.m.

–No Gray Line Night, Downtown or onCall service tonight

–No basketball shuttle tonight

On Saturday:

–No Deacons Downtown and no Hanes Mall

Wake Downtown, Gray Line Night and OnCall shuttle service will be determined Saturday morning.

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Message from Coach Manning about Faculty/Staff Appreciation game

This message was emailed to faculty and staff on behalf of Coach Danny Manning by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Dear Faculty and Staff-

As the semester comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a fantastic holiday season.

On Saturday, December 23, we host Tennessee from the SEC and I want to invite you and your family to attend the game. Wake Forest Athletics is offering free tickets and T-shirts to faculty and staff members and their families. The game is set for 12:30 PM at LJVM Coliseum.

Tickets will be distributed beginning at 11 AM at tables marked Faculty/Staff in the coliseum’s main lobby at the east entrance. Staff and faculty may come to the tables and show their Wake Forest ID card to request the number of tickets needed for their family. Athletics staff will distribute tickets at that time.

I hope to see you at the game.

Go Deacs!

Coach Danny Manning


Professor invites submissions for book on gratitude

Mary Dalton

Is there an experience in your life that you would like to share in a book about gratitude?  Now, here’s your chance.

Mary Dalton, professor of communication, is collecting submissions about gratitude to publish in a volume called “Sharing Gratitude: Daily Reflections,” which will be published through Library Partners Press.

On a web site for the book, Dalton explains:

“Over the last few months, while thinking about gratitude and the power of sharing positivity, I started asking people to send their best gratitude stories to me.

The instructions are that the story be an appreciation of something in daily life, a recounting of something they’ve done for someone else or something someone else has done for them, or something they’ve observed.

Of course, I’m also open to other suggestions because gratitude takes many forms. These stories can be about something big or small, known or anonymous, recent or long ago, but they must be 300 – 400 words in length.”

To participate, send a submission by email to

Meanwhile, Dalton has published some initial submissions on the book’s web site and on her Facebook page.

Categories: Faculty News

SAC meeting to feature two speakers: José Villalba and Eric Aft

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting on Dec. 14 will feature two guest speakers.

Interim Chief Diversity Officer José Villalba will speak about the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Eric Aft, chief operating officer of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, will speak about the organization.

The meeting, which is open to University staff, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D.

As 2017 nears an end, the SAC is making two requests:

–University community members are asked to consider donating to the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund at Wake Forest. Recently, Chaplain Tim Auman has been making a special effort to call attention to the fund and the needs it meets at Wake Forest, including during the holidays.

–Staff members are asked to consider a donation to the University PTO Donation fund.

“As we near the end of the calendar year, please take this opportunity to look at your PTO balance in NovaTime. If you do not feel like you will be able to use all of your PTO, please consider donating some of your time to someone who may need it,” said SAC Vice President Jen Abbinett. “Wake Forest offers this as an option for colleagues who experience prolonged medical conditions that result in them being placed on qualifying medical leave. This would be a wonderful alternative to losing it.”

To donate, she explained, it is necessary to complete a PTO Donor Form and send it to Donne Sides in Human Resources.

“If you know of someone who needs it, please feel free to designate their name; however, please know that they must meet the eligibility requirements and have an Application for Shared PTO on file to receive donations. If you are not aware of someone specific you would like to help, HR will select someone for you,” Abbinett added.

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