Tests of WFU Indoor Emergency Alert Systems to be held May 23-25

For those who will be on campus next week, please note that tests of Wake Forest Indoor Emergency Alert Systems will be conducted May 23-25. All testing will be conducted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tests are being conducted to ensure that the University’s indoor emergency notification systems are operating properly.

If an actual emergency were to occur on the testing dates, the University would use numerous alert methods to inform the campus.

Here is what to expect:

Following are the scheduled testing days for each building:

  • May 23: Angelou, Babcock, Collins, Dogwood, Luter, Magnolia, Martin, Polo, South and Student Apts A&B
  • May 24: Alumni Hall, Davis, Efird, Farrell Hall, HES, Huffman, Kitchin, NC Apts # 1-5, NC Apts # 6-10, Poteat, ROTC, Taylor and Worrell
  • May 25: Benson, Carswell, Greene Hall, EH&S Building, Facilities Management, McCreary Field House (includes SHAH, SPC & Miller Center), North and South Chiller, North Dining Hall, Olin, Palmer, Piccolo, Porter B. Byrum, Reynolda Hall, Reynolds Gym/Sutton Center, Salem Hall, Scales Art/Scales Music, Starling Hall, Tribble, Wait/Wingate, Winston Hall and WFDD Radio

Bridger Field House, Haddock House, Dailey Golf Learning Center, the Baseball Clubhouse, the ACC Control Room, Harold Pollard Tennis Clubhouse and the off site storage warehouse will also be tested.

During the testing, the emergency alarm system will test alerts for: Shelter in Place, Tornado Alert, General Weather Alert, Evacuate Building, Active Shooter, Armed Intruder and All Clear

Testing will be carried out by Facilities and Campus Services. No action is required in response to alert messages during these tests.

In addition to the testing procedures outlined above, emergency preparedness for members of the Wake Forest community requires each of us to review the University’s Emergency response, evacuation procedures and notification of immediate threat as posted on InsideWFU.

Please visit Wake Ready to review our emergency procedures.

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Staff Advisory Council meeting: Thursday, May 19

Staff Advisory Council logoThe next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will be held Thursday, May 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. An email with a Save to Calendar and Zoom link was emailed to staff Wednesday, May 18. Email Elizabeth Dam-Regier (damregej@nullwfu.edu) if you need assistance on how to join the meeting.

May Topics and Speakers

  • A Fond Farewell from Provost Rogan Kersh
  • WFU 2023 Medical Plan Transition: Matthew Grau, Director, Fringe Benefits Committee Chair
  • Staff Appreciation Picnic: Lauren Trethaway, Events Committee Chair
  • Summer Dining Options: Josh Suzuki, Assistant Director, Campus Services and Planning
  • Summer Renewal Projects: Karen Hart Huey, Senior Director, Planning and Construction of Facilities and Campus Services
  • Spring and Summer Athletics: Dwight Lewis, Associate Athletic Director
  • Face to Face Forum Tickets for Staff: Katie Wolf, Assistant Director, Speakers Forum
  • A Farewell and Thank you to Outgoing Members: Stephanie Carter, SAC President

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Faculty books published

BooksCongratulations to Wake Forest University faculty from the Reynolda Campus who reported the following books were published.

Meredith Farmer & Jonathan D. S. Schroeder, Eds. (English). Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn. University of Minnesota Press. 2022.

Sarah J. Morath. (Law). Our Plastic Problem and How to Solve It. Cambridge University Press. 2022.

Barry Trachtenberg. (History). The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish: A History of the Algemeyne Entsiklopedye. Rutgers University Press. 2022.

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Faculty proposals funded

Congratulations to the following Wake Forest faculty members who have had proposals funded.

Abbey Bourdon, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Exceptional Points on Modular Curves” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Sarah Esstman, associate professor of biology, whose proposal “Rotavirus Genome Replication and Virion Assembly” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Apple Roadshow of new devices & equipment at WakerSpace tomorrow

Close-up photograph of keys on a laptop keyboardA guest post from Information Systems

Information Systems is excited to host Dave Andersen, Systems Engineer from Apple Education. Join us at the WakerSpace on Wednesday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. as Apple shares information on:
  • The new Mac Studio and Studio Display: Performance on your desk
  • So, no 27” iMac: Now what?
  • The new iPad Air with M1: Performance in your hand
  • What do you want to see running on these? Demo/lab/Q&A

We estimate the session will last no longer than an hour and a half. Feel free to come by for the entire time or just drop by later for the Q&A and to view the new devices/equipment.

Hope to see you there!

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