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February 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones in February 2015.

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January 2015 goings

See a list of employees leaving the University in January 2015.

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January 2015 staff milestones

Lacy R. Watson, a maintenance technician at Graylyn, has been a part of the Wake Forest community for 25 years. Below is a list of other staff members celebrating milestones this month.

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Cross country trail improvements delayed due to weather

An updated message from Facilities and Campus Services:

As part of the McCreary Fieldhouse Project, improvements are being made to the cross country trails. These include re-grading and leveling the trails. New soil and washed stone will be added to improve the surface of the trails.

Due to wet weather over winter break, the work on the cross country trails is not complete. The improvements to the surface of the trails will continue on through January. Please be cautious of construction equipment that may be working on the cross country trails.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, contact Wendy Wooten at 336-758-5689.

Landscaping changes and tree removal updates

chapel.landscaping.300x175Over the winter break, Facilities and Campus Services began renovation of the courtyards to the east and west sides of the Hearn Plaza entrance to Wait Chapel. Work, which began on Dec. 15 is scheduled for completion on Jan. 16.

Overgrown shrubbery, which was causing damage to the building and obscuring the site, has been removed and will be replaced with a more inviting pocket garden design that opens the spaces up to Hearn Plaza. The project will include curved teak benches, brick pavers, blue stone and an entirely new planting scheme. A larger rendering of the landscaping plan is available on the Office of Sustainability’s website.

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Construction underway on Worrell Hall

worrell.300x175Temporary fencing is in place on Carroll Weathers Drive near Worrell Hall as construction begins on a three-story addition — soon to be the new home for Wake Forest’s Department of Health and Exercise Science (HES).

The construction, which started on the west side of Worrell Hall in December with underground utility work, will continue through Jan. 2016. During this time, the Wake Forest community can expect:
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November 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in November 2014:

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December 2014: Faculty and staff milestones

Annemarie Buwalda, a faculty assistant in the law school, is celebrating 25 years at Wake Forest! See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for December 2014.

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Miller Center bridge/sidewalk temporarily closed

The Miller Center bridge/sidewalk will be closed (no access), beginning Wednesday, Dec 17 and will remain closed until Friday, Dec. 19.

Construction crews will be making utility connections in this location and all pedestrian access will be restricted for safety purposes. Pedestrians should use the upper gate on the concourse to Kentner Stadium to access campus from Lots U, U2, U3 and V or can choose to park in an alternate location on campus.

Reynolda campus temperature setback during the holiday period

A message from Facilities and Campus Services:

To conserve energy over the winter holiday period, the facilities department will be implementing a temperature setback program of campus buildings starting the night of Dec. 23 until the morning of Jan. 2.  The setback program will maintain building temperatures at no less than 55 degrees during the holiday period. Since the University will be largely unoccupied during the nine day period, we anticipate the lower temperatures will not cause undue hardship. At the same time, this program will generate significant cost savings through reduced energy consumption. The program has saved over $241,000.00 in energy costs over the last six years.

Beginning at 2 a.m. on Jan. 2, heating systems will gradually return the buildings to comfortable conditions. We intend for all buildings to be at 70 degrees by the time employees arrive at work on Jan. 2. Facilities technicians will arrive early on that date to ensure building heating systems reactivate as scheduled.

Staff or faculty who intend to visit or work on campus during the holiday period are advised to wear appropriately warm clothing and consider bringing a light jacket or sweater to work.

For departments that would like an exemption from this temperature setback for justifiable cause, please contact Ed Bullington at bullinew@nullwfu.edu or 758-3913 as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting this effort to save energy during the holiday period.