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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.

Davis organizes cleanup of historic cemetery

20101202davis3530On Feb. 22, Wake Forest volunteers and other members of the community worked together to clean Odd Fellows Cemetery at an event organized by David Davis, manager of landscaping services.

Odd Fellows was created in 1911 and served as the only burial site for black residents for years. Since the 1950s, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair.

Davis organized the service project through the North Carolina Branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society. He was inspired by the story of Deltra Bonner, whose aunt’s gravesite was recently rediscovered.

“I felt led to do something,” Davis said.

Volunteers sowed grass, planted 2,500 flower bulbs and cleared away litter. They also worked to remove a tree that fell last June.

James Clyburn, president of the Friends of Odd Fellows Inc., appreciated the volunteers’ efforts. “It’s very exciting to see people to come out and help clean up a cemetery that’s been in disarray for over 30 to 40 years,” he said.

Derrick Boone, associate dean for the Masters of the Arts in Management program at the University, brought his son to the event to teach him the value of service and history. Dedee Johnston, director of the Wake Forest Office of Sustainability, organized students to volunteer at the event. “This is a culturally significant site,” she said. “This is a great opportunity to bring some dignity back to the space.”

Read the full story in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Associate vice president for facilities and campus services named

John Shenette will join Wake Forest University as associate vice president for Facilities & Campus Services. Shenette brings extensive experience in facilities operations, including leadership roles at several institutions of higher education. Most recently, he served as associate vice president for facilities management at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. As a member of the President’s senior staff, Shenette has overseen areas such as Smith College’s construction management and planning, facilities renovations, grounds maintenance and utilities generation/cogeneration. He has earned a number of industry awards for excellence and innovation, and has conducted comprehensive research on opportunities facing the facilities environment.

Shenette will join the University in March.

December 2013 staff milestones

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November 2013 coming and goings

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