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August 2014 comings and goings

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

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August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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Parking lot closures Aug. 11-13

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

We wish to share the following parking closure information and provide parking recommendations/options for faculty and staff for Monday, Aug. 11 through Wednesday, Aug. 13. These closures are being planned at a time that should cause the least disruption to faculty and staff parking choices.

Parking Lot Closures:
Monday, Aug. 11 through Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Parking Lots U and U-2 will be closed for maintenance. This will also include the Visitor, WFDD and reserved faculty/staff spaces that run parallel to the basketball courts. The road will remain open. If weather or additional time is needed for maintenance, the closure of Lots U and U-2 may extend into Thursday, Aug. 14.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options:
We recommend parking in lot W-1 during this closure as spaces are frequently available during this window of time. Whenever parking lots are closed, we also recommend alternative modes of transportation such as carpooling, bicycles or mass transit to reduce the demand for parking during these times.

If you have any questions, contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558.

Lawrence named ‘Trainer of the Year’ at (OS1) symposium

matthew.lawrence.150x200Matthew Lawrence, custodial services training manager, was named Trainer Of The Year at the annual (OS1) Users Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

(OS1) is a brand of team cleaning that differs from traditional, or zone cleaning. In zone cleaning, a worker is assigned to an area and carries out all the tasks necessary to clean a zone. In team cleaning, each cleaning worker is a specialist and carries out a specific task throughout the building.

Wake Forest began its implementation of team cleaning in September 2009 with a pilot team of four people on 3rd shift with Lawrence as manager. Team cleaning has now been implemented in all academic buildings.

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June 2014 faculty and staff milestones

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Annual Central Heating Plant shut down

The Wake Forest University Central Heating Plant annual shut down will begin on Monday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The steam shutdown to the campus is necessary for inspections and maintenance of the boilers as well as the steam distribution system.

The steam outage will disable building heating and domestic hot water systems campus wide. The boilers will be restarted Friday, May 23 at 3 p.m., and barring any delays, steam pressure will be back to normal by 7 p.m.

During the week of the Central Heating Plant annual shutdown, telephone calls made to extension 4255 will not be answered after 5 p.m. In the event an emergency occurs between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. during this week, contact the University Police dispatch. The University Police emergency number is 5911 when calling within the campus community. Calling the University Police outside the campus,  dial 336.758.5911.

If you have any questions related to the shutdown, contact Ed Bullington at 336-758-3913.

 

April 2014 milestones

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Parking announcement for March 19

Due to a campus event, approximately 30 parking spaces on the outer perimeter of Parking Lot A will be closed on Wed., March 19.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options: Parking Lot Q and Wake Forest Rd. in front of the Chapel have routine openings on a daily basis. Parking Lot J, located behind Collins and South Residence Halls, is available for faculty, staff and general parking. This lot is the least utilized on campus and should provide parking throughout this day.

Questions? Contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558.

When parking lots are closed for event parking, carpooling is a smart option to consider as it saves gas and time looking for a parking space.

Indoor emergency alarm tests planned March 10-12

Wake Forest University will soon test an upgraded fire alarm system that will bring seven new voice messages to emergency speakers in halls and lobbies in many of its academic, administrative and residential buildings.

Anyone in those buildings March 10-12 (during Spring Break) likely will hear test messages announcing an active shooter, an armed intruder, a tornado or other threatening weather. Testing will also include shelter in place, building evacuation and all clear messages.

Wake Forest is bringing the new voice messages to 28 buildings, with long-term plans to bring them to additional facilities. Already, the University has fire alarm systems campus-wide; some feature a voice message announcing a fire emergency.

The additional messages are made possible by upgrades to existing fire alarm systems.

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All campus buildings now under new cleaning schedule

The University’s Strategic Resources Initiative Committee recommended that the daily cleaning schedule of offices (including removal of trash and recyclables) in academic and administrative buildings be reduced to one day per week. Faculty and staff requiring more frequent trash removal, especially of any food waste, are asked to use designated waste and recycling receptacles located in each building, or to place their trash container in the hallway outside their office at the end of the day.

The phase in of the revised cleaning program is now complete with Alumni Hall being the last building to transition.

Should you have any questions or need additional assistance, call the Customer Service Center at 336-758-4255 or visit Wake Forest’s custodial website.

NOTE: All common areas (classrooms, conference rooms, hallways, bathrooms, break rooms, etc.) are cleaned daily.