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Campus Recreation to hold open forums on Reynolds Gym

Construction continues on phase two of the Reynolds Gym renovation project on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Construction continues on Reynolds Gym.

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Student Government are sponsoring two open forums Sept. 27 on the extensive renovation of Reynolds Gym.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to both forums on the long-term project known as the Reynolds Gym Transformation.

Organized by Campus Recreation, both forums will be held in Pugh Auditorium, located on the second level of Benson University Center.  The forum sponsored by the SAC will be held at 12 noon.  The Student Government-sponsored forum will be held at 5 p.m.

Architects and University staff will share blueprints and architectural renderings of the Reynolds Gym project, as well as operation plans for the gym once it reopens.

The transformation will bring about extensive changes to the facility, including significant space for fitness/weight training, new locker rooms, an expanded indoor pool, new group exercise areas, an improved Varsity Gym, some classrooms and much more.

The first phase of the transformation was completed with the opening of the Sutton Center, previously.

Staff Advisory Council to meet Sept. 8, encourages staff to attend

Sophia Bredice and Mike Greco of Information Systems will speak on two new University initiatives–WakeWare and Software@WFU–at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council.

All staff are invited to the meeting, which will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. in the fourth floor auditorium of Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The 2016-2017 SAC meetings will be held the second Thursday of every month from 9-10:30 a.m.

Staff Advisory Council meeting set for Sept. 8, staff invited

This is a guest post from Staff Advisory Council President Sarah Wojcik-Gross and Vice President Jennifer Abbinett:

Friends,

We are excited to announce that the 2016-2017 Staff Advisory Council meetings have been scheduled, and will be starting with a bang on September 8, where we will welcome Sophia Bredice and Mike Greco, from the Information Systems Department.  They will speak on two huge initiatives currently being rolled out, WakeWare and Software@WFU.

The meeting will be held in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, fourth floor auditorium.

It is our goal to build on the wonderful foundation that was already built for us and work to reinvigorate staff surrounding our purpose and initiatives.  One noted change is the date and time that we will be meeting each month.  The 2016-2017 SAC meetings will be held the second Thursday of every month from 9  to 10:30 a.m.  Our hope is that we are able to bring speakers to our meetings that you want to hear from, and to learn more about the exciting events and initiatives happening at Wake Forest. We look forward to a wonderful year and hope that you will join us! As always, non-SAC members are welcome to attend the meetings.

Please do not hesitate to contact us (sac@nullwfu.edu) with your concerns and ideas.  We want to hear from you!

Staff Advisory Council to meet Sept. 8

This is a guest post from Staff Advisory Council President Sarah Wojcik-Gross and Vice President Jennifer Abbinett:

Friends,

We are excited to announce that the 2016-2017 Staff Advisory Council meetings have been scheduled, and will be starting with a bang on September 8, where we will welcome Sophia Bredice and Mike Greco, from the Information Systems Department.  They will speak on two huge initiatives currently being rolled out, WakeWare and Software@WFU.

It is our goal to build on the wonderful foundation that was already built for us and work to reinvigorate staff surrounding our purpose and initiatives.  One noted change is the date and time that we will be meeting each month.  The 2016-2017 SAC meetings will be held the second Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Our hope is that we are able to bring speakers to our meetings that you want to hear from, and to learn more about the exciting events and initiatives happening at Wake Forest. We look forward to a wonderful year and hope that you will join us!

As always, non-SAC members are welcome to attend the meetings.
Please do not hesitate to contact us (sac@nullwfu.edu) with your concerns and ideas.  We want to hear from you!

Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 9

The Staff Advisory Council and Thrive invite Wake Forest staff to attend the June 9 Staff Appreciation Picnic at BB&T Field.

The picnic is free and open to all Reynolda Campus staff.  It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Staff members are encouraged to register for the picnic. To reserve a spot at the picnic, click here.

The theme of this year’s 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.

Between now and the event, the SAC and the Office of Wellbeing staff are asking Reynolda Campus staff to bring canned food donations to stock the Wake Forest food board located in the Benson University Center (third floor rotunda).  The food will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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

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.