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May selected to attend Leadership Institute meeting

Phil May, a senior project manager in Information Systems, has been recognized for leadership by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Piedmont Triad Chapter. He has been selected  to attend the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting 2015-North America on Oct. 8-10 in Orlando.

While there, May will attend meetings with PMI chapter leaders from all over the world to hear remarkable keynote speakers and benefit from more than 60 educational sessions, learn about tools and resources to assist with managing the local chapter, and network with more than 1,100 like-minded volunteer leaders.

May was selected because of his accomplishments as the chapter’s vice president of education, a role to which he was elected last January. Those accomplishments include leading a team in the development of a new course PM 101, A Day in the Life, organizing local Project Management Professional (PMP) prep classes, which includes offering these classes to Wake Forest MBA students through an on-going partnership with the University’s School of Business, and teaching PMP prep classes.

August 2015 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in August 2015:

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September 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for September 2015:

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New wellbeing project launched

A new wellbeing project is open to students, faculty and staff.  It is called Move More. Move Often.  This is a research program (IRB# IRB00022164)

To apply, visit  Application period will continue through Oct. 6.

It is designed as an eight-week step challenge to encourage individuals to increase their daily physical activity.  Using Fitbit activity trackers, participants can monitor their daily steps and activity.  Throughout the eight-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, as well as discounts.

Participants will be required to attend a one-hour orientation session.   A Fitbit will be provided to participants.  Participants may also use their own Fitbit, instead.

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August 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2015:

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July 2015 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in July 2015:

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Learn about what’s new in Sakai 10

On July 27, Information Systems performed an upgrade to Sakai, Wake Forest’s learning management system.

Sakai 10 features two new tool contributions to Sakai core, infrastructure improvements, approximately 50 security fixes, performance improvements and a number of new features including new functionality added to Assignments, Test & Quizzes and the Gradebook.

Find tips and how-to information on the Sakai page in, or contact your instructional technologist or technology support staff member for additional assistance.

July 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2015. (The wrong list was posted earlier, briefly.)

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June 2015 faculty and staff milestones

Kriss Dinkins in Information Systems, Margaret Lankford in the School of Law and Frederick Harris in the School of Business are celebrating 25 years at Wake Forest.

See other faculty and staff  celebrating milestones in June 2015.

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Wojcik-Gross teaches technology tips and tricks

Wake Forest information systems staff member Sarah Wojcik-Gross, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Have you taken a technology class through Information Systems or the Professional Development Center? If you have, chances are you know Sarah Wojcik-Gross. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in French from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and an Master of Science in Education in Adult and General Education from Elmira College in upstate New York.

She began her career in Wake Forest’s Information Systems department in June of 2007, starting at the Service Desk, and in 2008, she joined the newly-formed Learning Team. In January of 2010, she became the Manager of the Learning Team and has developed and taught dozens of technology workshops through the University’s Professional Development Center and internally for the I.S. department.

Her workshops vary in topics from introductions to applications such as Microsoft Office to WebEx, Show and Share, Google Mail and Calendar, to more detailed training sessions on services like Google Drive.  She also conducts 15-Minute Wednesday Webinars for folks who have very limited time, but would like to learn new information and gain additional skills.

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