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June 17th, 2015 | Guest Post
By Christy Lennon, senior HR Partner
(Christy Lennon recently penned this article for another outlet about “Project Dream,” which started in 1999 and continues to find success, providing work experience for a special group of students.)
When I was first approached about the “Project Dream” program in 1999, I was fascinated by the concept. The idea was to place high school students in the “Occupational Course of Study Programs” in either unpaid or paid positions on a college campus so they could obtain “real world” work experience while also receiving credit hours towards a high school diploma. I thought to myself, “How can I make this work?”
Beth Ritchie, community-based training coordinator, and Sandra Courtner, job coach for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system, were not shy in asking me to do just that for a program still in its infancy. At that time I was manager of Human Resources for the Graylyn Conference Center. We were certainly on a tight financial budget, as many businesses were, but I wanted to learn more.
Out of a field of 125 colleges and universities, Wake Forest students placed in the top five in fresh water savings for the second year in a row during the 2015 Campus Conservation Nationals competition.
Campus Conservation Nationals is a nationwide, three-week effort among institutions of higher learning to conserve electricity and water.
From Feb. 9 to March 1, Wake Forest students competed to achieve the greatest reductions in their residence halls in electricity and water consumption. Due to extremely cold weather conditions, Wake Forest was unable to place in the top 10 in electricity reduction like last year. However, the cold weather did not stop their efforts with water usage. Students saved over 37,000 gallons of water during the competition window.
Congratulations to Kathy J. Hines for 30 years of service to the University. Hines is assistant to the dean at Wake Forest University School of Law. Find out who else is celebrating a milestone anniversary.
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May 15th, 2015 | University Announcement
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.
A message from President Nathan Hatch
As we prepare to celebrate Commencement and the achievements of the Class of 2015, we also pause to recognize and honor the outstanding careers of our retiring faculty and staff members.
Please join me in thanking this distinguished group of leaders, colleagues, mentors and friends and congratulating them on more than 500 years of combined service to Wake Forest University:
May 7th, 2015 | University Announcement
May 7th, 2015 | Staff News
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 spring election. Thirteen new SAC representatives from across the University staff have been elected. New council members are: Landon Burrow (FACS: Maintenance Team 4), James Coffey (FACS: Custodial Services), Lou Gusbar (School of Business- Student Academic Services), Lauren Largen (Graylyn: Ads & Promotions), Sherry Long (Athletics: Student Athletes Services), Ellie Shannon (Athletics: Administration), Shelley Sizemore (Campus Life), Darlene Starnes (Multicultural Affairs), Barbara Stephens-Macri (Human Resources), Amanda Tingle (Dean of Wake Forest College), Amalia Wagner (Office of the Provost), Sandra Whicker (Admissions: Undergraduate), and Sarah Wojcik-Gross (Information Systems).
In addition to newly elected representatives, Artanzia Yates (Information Systems) and Scott Spernoga (Athletics: Sports Medicine) have been re-elected to serve an additional term. Each SAC representative will serve a term of three years and may be re-elected to serve one additional term.
May 6th, 2015 | Staff News
Their presentation, “Commencement Speaker Drama? Getting It Right in the National Spotlight,” shared best practices from the media frenzy that descended upon Wake Forest’s 2014 commencement ceremony when speaker Jill Abramson was abruptly fired as Executive Editor of the New York Times.
As they reflected upon the five-day span between her firing and her commencement speech, Neal and Walker credited offices and partners across campus – including University Events, Parking and Transportation, Facilities and Campus Services, Information Systems, Aramark and University Police – with their team’s ability to accommodate a ten-fold increase in media attendance and capitalize on the national spotlight shining upon Wake Forest.