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Joint faculty/staff forum re: university operating status

A message from Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam to faculty and staff:

As you know, we are making a deliberate and incremental shift to “Orange” status on campus, on the considered advice of our public health experts and academic/administrative leaders. To provide further health and safety details we will hold an all-faculty/staff forum tomorrow, Friday, October 23, from 4 – 5 p.m.

Please join if you are able. As with past faculty and staff forums, this forum will require participants to join using their Wake Forest Zoom account to increase security. Zoom information was emailed to faculty and staff today.

Many thanks for your continued extraordinary efforts to keep our students and one another safe during this most surreal of semesters.

Rogan Kersh
Provost

Hof Milam
Executive Vice President

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Professor and filmmaker Joel Tauber’s documentary to premier Oct. 17 and 18

It’s been nearly one year since filmmaker and Wake Forest associate professor Joel Tauber undertook “Border-Ball,” a 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S.-Mexico border to build community through baseball. Joel Tauber wearing red, white and blue baseball uniform at US-Mexico border

Wearing a custom vintage baseball uniform and backpack in blue, white, and red, Tauber tossed a baseball as he walked along the border and invited people to walk with him and play catch. He filmed people he met and gathered personal reflections and stories related to the border and immigration.

A virtual exhibition on Tauber’s pilgrimage exploring immigration, compassion and hope will open on Saturday, Oct. 17 with ArtCenter DTLA in Los Angeles, California, launching the online premiere of the “Border-Ball” documentary.

The film will be available to the public through the ArtCenter’s virtual exhibition page on Oct. 17 and 18. The “Border Ball” trailer is available here. The exhibition page also includes links to a blog where visitors can share their own immigration stories and read those shared by others.

Read more on the Wake Forest News website.

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Updates from HR: Benefits enrollment, inclusive hiring support, voting

Annual Benefits Enrollment Side view of Reynolda Hall, framed by fall leaves

Annual Benefits Enrollment will open in Workday on Monday, Oct. 19 and run through Saturday, Oct. 31, for benefits effective Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. Faculty and staff must act to enroll if changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s) or planning to enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Learn more on the Wake Forest human resources website.

Inclusive search and selection strategies

In response to President Hatch’s charge to address bias and equity in the hiring process, the Professional Development Center (PDC) is now offering online modules and virtual labs to assist with an inclusive search and selection process for faculty and staff positions.

Visit the PDC website to access course offerings and learn more about the University’s guiding philosophy and support resources.

Administrative leave for voting

Colleagues who plan to vote in the upcoming election are encouraged to take advantage of early voting, beginning Oct. 15. Department leaders may grant time away from work for staff to vote and will find details in the Administrative Leave and Release Time policy.

Faculty and staff are also invited to join a virtual conversation with Wake Washington for “Will My Vote Count? Securing the 2020 Election” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 1-2 p.m.

Learn more about voting resources on the Office of Civic and Community Engagement website.

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Reminder: Staff Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14

Staff Advisory Council logo

As a reminder, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Staff will receive an email with a link to join via Zoom Webinar the day before each meeting. Topics and speakers are listed below.

COVID-19 updates from:

  • Matt Clifford, assistant vice president of Campus Life and dean of Residence Life & Housing
  • Kriss Dinkins, COVID-19 Coordinator
  • Laura Giovanelli, associate dean for learning spaces
  • Cecil Price, director of Student Health Service

Benefits updates from:

  • Shannon Araya, assistant director, benefits
  • Beth Fay, assistance vice president, total rewards and HR solutions

Visit the SAC website to view the meeting and event schedule.

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SAC updates: Oct. 2020

Staff Advisory Council logo

The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Staff will receive an emailed link to the Zoom Webinar the day before each meeting. October meeting topics and speakers are listed below.

COVID-19 updates from:

  • Matt Clifford, assistant vice president of Campus Life and dean of Residence Life & Housing
  • Kriss Dinkins, COVID-19 coordinator
  • Laura Giovanelli, associate dean for learning spaces
  • Cecil Price, director of Student Health Service

Benefits updates from:

  • Shannon Araya, assistant director, benefits
  • Beth Fay, assistance vice president, total rewards and HR solutions

Newsletter highlights

  • As a reminder, Wake Forest University is offering free flu shots to all faculty, staff and retirees through Oct. 19.
  • Annual benefits enrollment for 2021 will open Oct. 19 through 31.
  • The Wake Forest University Intercultural Center is offering iLab workshops virtually this semester. The Center will host a virtual iLab lunch and learn on Oct. 26, titled “Racial Battle Fatigue: Developing Coping Strategies and Supporting Others.” Realizing Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (RIDE) striving for inclusive excellence workshops are offered throughout the semester.
  • The Face to Face Speaker Forum will host a virtual conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Office of Wellbeing and other departments and groups are offering a wide range of additional events and virtual engagement opportunities for faculty and staff.

View the full list on the SAC Oct. 2020 newsletter.

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