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Staff Advisory Council elects members

Wake Forest’s Staff Advisory Council (SAC) elected 10 new members and re-elected three members in April.

Newly-elected members from the University’s staff include: Steve Allen, Marc Jones, Denise Kelly, Sheila Lockhart, Wendy Logan, Barbara Meredith, Jennifer Rogers, Sarah Smith, Cynthia Tucker and Valerie Waddell..

Re-elected staff members include: Mark Cook, Kevin Cox and Susan Edwards.

Members completing their SAC service include: Shannon Badgett, Matt Clifford, Karen Frekko, Kim Hampton, Jennifer Killingsworth and Teresa Watson.

Established with the support of the President’s Office, the SAC has a number of key responsibilities, including serving as a forum of exchange  about policies and issues affecting Wake Forest employees; listening to, examining and responding to ideas, concerns and suggestions of the staff; and conveying those ideas, concerns and suggestions to the University administration.

Its meetings, held monthly during the academic year, are open to staff.  More information about the SAC is available here.

Update: New details announced for Staff Appreciation Picnic

Staff may now register for the Staff Appreciation Picnic planned for June 9.  While registration is not required, it helps the Staff Advisory Council and the Office of Wellbeing in preparing for the big event. Hundreds of staff members are expected for the picnic planned for BB&T Field from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on that day.

To reserve a spot at the picnic, click here.

The picnic is free and open to all Reynolda Campus staff.

The theme of this year’s third annual picnic is “Olympics at the Stadium.”  Food intended to be representative of several countries will be represented:  the U.S., Mexico, Italy and China.

Several games and activities are planned for the entertainment of staff.

Shuttles will bring staff to the event, although parking is available at the stadium in the Gold Lot.

Shuttles will run from Reynolda Campus, Graylyn Conference Center and the Unversity Corporate Center.  Shuttle stops will be: in front of Benson University Center, the bus shelter in Lot W1 beside Worrell Professional Center, behind Graylyn Conference Center and in front of the University Corporate Center.

More details about the event are on the registration web page.

Staff Advisory meeting April 13

Three speakers are scheduled for the April 13 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council.

Speakers will include Andrea Ellis, assistant vice president for innovation; Ellen Murphy, assistant dean of instructional technologies and design; and a representative of Human Resources.

All staff are invited to the meeting, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D.

Save the date: Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 9

Wake Forest hosts its annual Staff Appreciation Picnic at the Waterfall Field on campus on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Wake Forest’s annual Staff Appreciation Picnic at the Waterfall Field in 2015

The University’s 2016 Staff Appreciation Picnic will be held from June 9 at BB&T Field.  The Staff Advisory Council and the Office of Wellbeing are organizing the event, which is free and open to all Reynolda Campus staff.  The picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The picnic’s theme will be “Olympics at the Stadium.”  In addition to American lunch favorites, the picnic will feature Italian, Mexican and Japanese food.

As with previous staff picnics, shuttles will be available to provide transportation to staff wanting to attend.

More information will be announced at a later date, including how to register for the picnic.

Staff Advisory Council to meet Feb. 10 in Benson Center

Two guest speakers will be featured Feb. 10 at a meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) .  Held in Benson University Center’s Room 401, the meeting will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  All staff are invited to SAC meetings.

The meeting also offers staff the opportunity to participate in a raffle.  The SAC announced: Come to the February SAC meeting to enter to win four tickets to the February 21 Wake Forest vs. Boston College basketball game!  Only non-SAC members are eligible.  Must be present at time of drawing to win!

The speakers include Erika Griffith, program director for HELPS (Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle ProgramS), and J. Kline Harrison, associate provost for global affairs.  Griffith will tell staff about the program and how they can participate in it.  Harrison will give staff an update on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) process that Wake Forest is undertaking.

Staff Advisory Council to meet Dec. 9

Suzanne Reynolds, dean of the School of Law, will be the guest speaker Dec. 9 at the regular meeting of the Staff Advisory Council. She will speak early in the meeting, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.

University staff members are invited to the meeting.

Staff Advisory Council to meet Oct. 21

Jim Strodel, senior vice president and financial advisor at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, will speak at the University’s Staff Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 21.  The meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall.  University staff are invited.

Strodel will provide a summary of upcoming changes to the University retirement plan.  In addition, he will share a timeline for the changes and the communications that staff can expect to receive about the changes.  He will also discuss educational sessions will be held.

Employee of the Year nominations sought

Guest post by Human Resources:

Each year, we present two staff Employee of the Year awards to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the University community.  As a faculty or staff member, you are invited to submit your nominations by Wednesday, October 7.  All staff employees who work at least 1,000 hours annually with five or more years of continuous University service are eligible for nomination.

Staff Advisory Council representatives will review the nominations and select the two recipients.  These recipients will be recognized with a plaque and $1,000 award at the Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon on Nov. 10.  A campus-wide dessert reception also will honor these recipients, and we hope you will join the celebration on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.

Please contact HR at 336.758.4700 or with any questions.

Luau by the Falls draws hundreds of staff members

hula classApproximately 800 staff members walked, shuttled and drove to the Luau by the Falls staff appreciation event held June 24 at Waterfall Field next to Reynolda Village.

Organized by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Thrive, the luau offered staff an opportunity to enjoy lunch, lawn games, a performance by hula dancers, Hawaiian music, free massages, balloon sculptures and much more.

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Staff appreciation ‘Luau by the Falls’ scheduled for June 24

unnamedEat, listen to music, play games and bask in the sun. Come join your fellow staff members for some tropical fun!

The Staff Advisory Council and THRIVE invites all staff members to the 2015 Wake Forest Staff Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 24.

Drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Waterfall Field located in lower Reynolda Village and enjoy:

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