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August 2014 staff milestones

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Computing network maintenance Aug. 2

As previously announced by Information Systems, computing network maintenance will take place at Wake Forest on Saturday, Aug. 2.  During the maintenance, the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system will remain operating. Some temporary changes will be in place with the Wake Alert system during the maintenance set for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

If an emergency were to occur at Wake Forest, the University Police Department would be able to send text messages to all registered to receive them, activate the outdoor alert system and the cable TV alert system.

Communications and External Relations (CER) would be able to provide critically important updates on the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu, post a notice at the top of the University’s website, send voice mail messages to faculty and staff, use the Wake Alert Twitter account and other University social media, and place messages on the Weather and Emergency Phone Line (758-5935). Email will not be used for emergency messaging during the maintenance.

The University’s computing network cannot be used to access the University website or Wake Alert website during the maintenance. Faculty, staff, students and others on campus would have to use off-campus networks to do so. For example, a person on campus could use a mobile device to access the Wake Alert website, using a service provider such as AT&T or Verizon.

June 2014 comings and goings

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July 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2014.

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Voicemail and computer maintenance announcement

Voicemail upgrade: On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, between 6 p.m. and midnight, Information Systems staff will perform an upgrade on the campus voicemail system. Voicemail will be unavailable during this time. No voicemail may be left or retrieved for campus phone extensions. Voicemail will NOT queue for later delivery. No existing voicemail messages will be lost.

Computer network maintenance: On Sat., July 26 and Sat., August 2, Information Systems computer network maintenance will take place. While the maintenance work is taking place, the computing network will be unavailable. Additionally, most computing services, such as Google Mail, WIN, Sakai, Banner, and Web pages will be unavailable.

The network maintenance will take place during the following times:

  • Sat., July 26: 4:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 27
  • Sat., August 2: 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Wake Forest Information Systems at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357.

Follow @WFUIS for news and information.

Boehme named Reynolda Campus Interim CIO

boehme.200x275John Boehme, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s associate vice president for academic and administrative systems, has been named Reynolda Campus Interim CIO. Prior to assuming his current position, Boehme was the associate dean for academic computing for WFUHS and also served for two decades as a senior leader in WFU’s Department of Radiology, where he did groundbreaking research in medical imaging management systems.

Along with his leadership of the Medical Center’s computing and information systems team, Boehme has been a key member of the Reynolda Campus Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC).  He has also been a leader in seeking to bring high performance computing to the Triad, beginning with his work to help create the WinstonNet system and serving for years as its president. Boehme also represents Wake Forest University as Chair of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina Advisory Committee that operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NC REN).

Boehme assumed his role July 1.

Sakai has new functionality, an updated look and feel

A message from Wake Forest University Information Systems

On July 5, 2014, Information Systems performed an upgrade to Sakai, Wake Forest University’s learning management system. Sakai has new functionality as well as an updated look and feel. Upgrades include improved features to the Resources, Gradebook, and Section Info tools as well as major additions and improvements to Lessons (which is now turned on by default), Test and Quizzes, Profile 2, Forums and Messages. Visit What’s New in Sakai 2.9 for more information.

A number of resources are available to help you navigate the new Sakai. Check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for a list of Sakai related classes, find tips and how to’s on the Sakai page in help.wfu.edu, or contact your Instructional Technologist or technology support staff member.

Summer computer camps for faculty and staff

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A message from Wake Forest Information Systems

The Information Systems Learning Team has been busy preparing a summer camp just for you! The week of July 21st is jam-packed with classes to pique your interest, increase your IT knowledge and spark that excitement about learning new things…just like a kid!

Classes are scheduled on campus. Check out the opportunities below and sign up now for one, two or all!

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Campus wireless will be unavailable 7-7:30 a.m. on July 2

A message from Wake Forest University Information Systems

On Wednesday, July 2, Information Systems will perform required maintenance to the wireless network. The wired network will not be affected.

What will happen?

From 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, the wireless network will be unavailable.

What will I see?

At 7:30 a.m. the wireless network will be available after maintenance.

Once maintenance is completed, faculty, staff and students will see a pop-up regarding trusting the certificate when connecting to the wireless network. There is no security risk when this pop-up appears and you may accept the certificate to continue. The pop-up you see will be dependent on the operating system you are using. Click on the help.wfu.edu page to view the possible pop-ups.

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May 2014 comings and goings

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