May 2nd, 2013 | Events
The School of Business is very excited about the upcoming completion of Farrell Hall — a building that will not only provide a dynamic home to the undergraduate and graduate business programs, but also represent an exciting addition to the facilities portfolio of the Wake Forest campus.
The school looks forward to welcoming students, faculty and staff into the space, and it is providing opportunities to tour the building. Currently, tours are scheduled for May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 3:30 p.m.
Register for a tour on the PDC site »
February 26th, 2013 | Events
On February 10-12, professional and organizational development colleagues from higher education gathered for the third annual Professional and Organizational Development Conference at Wake Forest. The event, hosted by Wake Forest’s Professional Development Center, offered an informal opportunity to bring together professionals in this field to share best practices and to gain insight from each other.
Fifteen schools participated in the conference.
Learn more about the event on the PDC website »
February 25th, 2013 | University Announcement
Please find below updates on several Human Resources initiatives, along with key dates:
Leadership Development Program
The Professional Development Center is accepting applications through March 15 for the 2013-2014 Leadership Development Program. The program continues to be open to 10 faculty and 10 staff members, a structure that creates a diverse learning environment and helps participants gain a new appreciation of the different roles and departments across campus. Please visit the Leadership Development Program web page for further information.
Youth Employment Program
Applications now are being accepted from departments who are interested in hiring a student dependent for this summer’s Youth Employment Program. The program has been enhanced to model the Wake Fellows Program. More information can be found at the Youth Employment Program web page.
Student dependents of faculty or staff who are interested in applying for the program may do so March 15-31 through the Wake Forest career portal. Position descriptions will be posted once the application period begins, and selected students will be notified by April 30. The PDC will offer afternoon and evening resume building classes to help prospective students create their application materials.
Annual Benefits Enrollment
The annual benefits enrollment period will take place April 1-12, offering benefit-eligible faculty and staff the opportunity to review and update their elections. The annual benefits fair will take place on April 2 in Benson 401.
Centralized Temporary Staffing Services
Wake Forest will launch a centralized temporary staffing service later this summer, which will allow the Human Resources team to support your temporary staffing needs in a convenient and cost-effective manner. We will work with campus departments to determine if the temporary staffing needs can be met through in-house “Wake” temporary employees, or through a preferred agency partner. More information is forthcoming.
Please contact the Human Resources team at x4700, or AskHR@wfu.edu, for questions.
January 18th, 2013 | University Announcement
On Jan. 5, Information Systems staff performed an upgrade to Sakai, Wake Forest’s learning management system. Previously created sites and their content were retained. It now has new functionality, including improved Profile and Assignments tools, an enhanced content editor with increased math capabilities, and a choice of Gradebooks.
Please see the Sakai Blog for information on what’s new in Sakai 2.8.2. Check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for a list of classes. Don’t forget that you can also find tips and how tos on the FAQ page.
January 15th, 2013 | University Announcement
Today is the final day that Wake Forest staff may register online for a lottery to win free tickets to a men’s home basketball game against Georgia Tech and a special pre-game “tailgate” lunch. The University’s Staff Advisory Council is organizing the staff appreciation event set for Feb. 16.
To register for the lottery, staff may visit sac.wfu.edu. Staff without Internet access may register by calling 758.3224.
The SAC is offering up to two free tickets to the game and tailgate to staff members through the lottery. Those awarded tickets will be offered an opportunity to purchase up to two more tickets at a reduced price of $10 per ticket for other family members.
Up to 400 tickets will be given to staff through the lottery. Since tickets are limited, the SAC is encouraging staff to request tickets only for immediate family members to allow as many staff as possible the opportunity to attend.
The game between the Demon Deacons and Georgia Tech is set for 2 p.m. at Joel Coliseum, and the tailgate event will begin at 11:30 a.m. The lunch will be held at The Last Resort at 513 Deacon Boulevard, across the street from the coliseum.
December 11th, 2012 | Events, University Announcement
Wake Forest is embarking upon an exciting new opportunity to develop a comprehensive, campus-wide well-being initiative for students, faculty and staff. As part of the initial stages of this process, the offices of the Provost and Finance & Administration would like to extend an invitation to the entire WFU community to learn about the project thus far and open up the floor for idea sharing.
When Ben Sutton’s gift to spur the renovation and expansion of Reynolds Gym was announced in September, provost Rogan Kersh said: “Well-being means attending to one’s physical and emotional health, emphasizing the importance of character, improving the built environment and much more. A comprehensive culture won’t be something we accomplish with one building, but something we strive to create together as a campus community and then initiate over months and years. If we do it right, our ultimate hope is to enhance Wake Foresters’ well-being across their lifetimes.”
Two sessions will be held in December (click on the link to register through the PDC):
November 19th, 2012 | University Announcement
Corel training for the Wake Forest University community is here!
The Information Systems Learning Team is offering a series of Corel training classes, now open for registration through the Professional Development Center web site. There are several dates and times offered to you.
Click here to see Corel PDF Fusion class dates and times.
Click here to see CorelDRAW class dates and times.
Click here to see Corel VideoStudio class dates and times.
Click here to see Corel PaintShop Pro class dates and times.
November 11th, 2012 | Events
Release your work day stress with a walk or jog around our beautiful campus!
Join event leaders Andrea Ellis and John Champlin every Tuesday through Dec. 4 at 5:10 p.m. at the flagpole outside Reynolda Hall. Faculty and staff members of all fitness levels/paces are welcome to participate.
Dedicated participants will be rewarded at the end of the semester with prizes.
Email email@example.com if you would like to be added to the roster.
October 22nd, 2012 | University Announcement
Information Systems rolled out a new voicemail system over the weekend. The following paragraphs provide detailed information about how to access your voicemail now that the new voicemail system is active.
How do I access the new voicemail system?
- From a campus phone you can access Cisco Unity Connection voicemail by dialing 4400 or by pressing the message button on your campus phone. When prompted, enter the personal identification number that you set before the transition. [If you are away from campus, dial 336-758-4400 and press * (star) to login. You will be prompted to enter your ID which is your extension # before entering your personal identification number.]
- If you did not change your personal identification number and greeting prior to the conversion you can do it now. From a campus phone, dial 4400 and use the default personal identification number of “1834”. [If you are away from campus, dial 336-758-4400 and press * (star) to login. You will be prompted to enter your ID which is your extension # before entering the default personal identification number.] Follow the prompts to change your password and record your greetings. Read the FAQ for password requirements and restrictions. Continue reading »
October 22nd, 2012 | University Announcement
Flu season is just around the corner, and anyone can be a potential target. For this reason, Wake Forest has been sponsoring onsite flu shot drives in October for faculty, staff and retirees. Talk to your primary care physician to see if the flu vaccine is right for you.
The final days of the drive will be Monday through Wednesday of this week. To register for a date and time, please visit the Professional Development Center (PDC) website.