AirCare helicopter to be on campus March 22 for an event

This announcement was emailed March 21 to students, faculty and staff by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

An AirCare helicopter that is part of the team that serves North Carolina and parts of Virginia will land on Poteat Field on March 22 and will remain on the field from 12 to 2 p.m.  The helicopter is coming to campus as part of an event organized by the Wake Forest University EMT squad.

The helicopter crew will be available to explain AirCare and answer questions from students, faculty, staff and others who may stop by while the crew is present.  Anyone is welcome to visit.

Several members of the Wake Forest EMT squad will be present, as well as a Winston-Salem Fire Department truck and its crew.

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WakeListens

President Hatch emailed this message to faculty and staff on March 21:

Dear Wake Forest Faculty and Staff,

Wake Forest is a place that encourages and values conversation and respectful discourse. We are at our best when we share ideas, listen to the thoughts of others and work together to create solutions. In this spirit, we are conducting the University-wide WakeListens faculty and staff survey from March 25 to April 12 to learn more about your experience at Wake Forest. Whether you have been here four months or 40 years, I am eager to hear your thoughts on how we can continue to strengthen our community and create a thriving workplace.

You will receive a link from surveys@nullmodernthink.net on March 25, inviting you to complete the survey. This is an opportunity to provide feedback in a confidential manner, and I hope you will contribute your thoughts. While the institution will not be able to identify the results by individual, a high response rate will help ensure our community is accurately represented. At the close of the program, the University will receive summary-level reports, with recommendations about areas on which we can focus to enhance the faculty and staff experience. The results will be shared in forums with leaders across campus, who will take insights back to their schools and departments.

The survey will be administered by ModernThink, through the national Great Colleges to Work For program, which helps foster faculty and staff engagement across academia. The program also recognizes exemplary workplaces through an annual listing in The Chronicle of Higher Education. You may explore more information about the survey on the Human Resources website. Additionally, you may contact AskHR@nullwfu.edu with questions, or direct confidential inquiries to ModernThink at surveys@nullmodernthink.net.

Thank you for your ongoing contributions to the Wake Forest community.

Sincerely,

Nathan O. Hatch
President

TechXploration to be held March 21

This is a guest post from the organizers of TechXploration:

Mark your calendar! TechXploration 2019 will take place Thursday, March 21, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Room 401 of the Benson University Center. This event brings together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology. TechXploration allows faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement and creative endeavors at Wake Forest.  Last year, we had more than 30 participants showcase their innovative use of technology, such as: 3-D printing, video editing, Slack and more! This year we are adding new features, including speaker sessions, a web page to share information about the event and multiple door prizes.

Come peruse leading edge technology use in the classroom, register to win a door prize and enjoy light refreshments.

Department heads who have faculty/staff eligible to exchange this summer will receive a communication to select the model most appropriate for their needs. So visit TechXploration to view and experience the look and feel of the different computing options for 2019!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Nominations sought for Thrive Dimension Champion Awards

This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

As a part of the Thrive Initiative, the Office of Wellbeing has opened up nominations for its annual “Thrive Dimension Champion” Awards for faculty and staff for 2018-2019.

Each day, many members of our Wake Forest community demonstrate their commitment to individual and community wellbeing across the eight dimensions: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

“The Office of Wellbeing has the privilege of leading Thrive, Wake Forest University’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing, but the foundation for this initiative is deeply rooted in the scholarship and actions of faculty and staff across this campus. They are the living examples of meaningful, purposeful lives that make the Wake Forest experience,” says Malika Roman Isler, director of wellbeing.

This is an opportunity to nominate a friend or colleague to be recognized for their role in making Wake Forest exceptional.

Thrive Dimension Champions for 2018-2019 will be announced formally at the Thrive Dimension Champion Awards ceremony on April 23, which will include President Nathan Hatch and Vice President Penny Rue. All nominees will receive a Thrive Swag Bag containing Wake Forest and Thrive paraphernalia and a framed Dimension Champion certificate. Winners will additionally receive campus-wide recognition and a Thrive Dimension Champion trophy for display.

A form to nominate someone for the award is available here.

Information about previous winners and the awards is available here.

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A message from President Hatch

President Hatch emailed this message to students, faculty and staff on March 18:

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,

Welcome back to the final half of the semester. As we resume our activities, I want to provide an update to the messages I sent before Spring Break and while some of you were away.

On Tuesday, March 12, Wake Forest’s volleyball coach was indicted as part of a national investigation into an alleged bribery and cheating scheme. The Justice Department’s review has found that Wake Forest, and the other schools involved, were targeted by a con man and his clients in the largest admissions scandal they have ever prosecuted.

Wake Forest has cooperated fully with the investigation and will continue to cooperate with the appropriate authorities.

As the indictment outlines, the pressure to attend a top-tier university led some people to take desperate and illegal measures. At Wake Forest, we have purposefully tried to create a holistic, rigorous and thoughtful admissions process that allows us to get to know individual candidates and the varied talents, skills and experiences they could bring to our community. This scandal has provoked a full range of emotions around the country and on our campus and sparked a conversation about the fairness of college admissions processes. I commit that Wake Forest will continue to invest the talent and resources of many to ensure the integrity of our admissions process and our institutional expectations for ethical conduct.

I am also committed to responding to the undercurrent of doubt that exists at the heart of the national news stories and in the emails I have received: doubt about access, equity and belonging. In recent discussions, Wake Forest students have challenged me to acknowledge and address these issues on our campus.

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