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Annual Central Heating Plant shutdown begins May 17

A message from Facilities and Campus Services.

The Wake Forest University Central Heating Plant annual shutdown for maintenance and inspections will begin on Monday, May 17, at 3 p.m.

The steam outage will disable building heating and domestic hot water systems campus-wide. The boilers will be restarted on Friday, May 21, and barring any delays, steam pressure will return to normal by 6 p.m.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • During the Central Heating Plant annual shutdown, online work order requests and telephone calls to extension x4255 will not be answered after 4:30 p.m.
  • If an urgent but non-emergency matter occurs between 4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. this week, contact the University Police dispatch at extension x5591.
  • In the event of an emergency, dial x5911 (336.758.5911 if off campus) to reach the University Police emergency line.

If you have any questions related to the shutdown, please contact Jimmy Nifong at 336.758.3332.

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Pro Humanitate Days Food Drive April 26 - May 21

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A message from the Staff Advisory Council.

The Staff Advisory Council’s Pro Humanitate Committee and the Office of Alumni Engagement invite you to participate in this year’s Pro Humanitate Days by contributing to a food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC!

The drive begins next Monday, April 26, and will continue through May 21. Collection boxes will be available for on-campus donations of non-perishable items through May 7, and will be located in the entrances of Benson University Center, the Wellness Center and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We are also accepting virtual donations of any amount!

Check out the best foods to donate and current volunteer opportunities with this great community partner. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using #GoodWearsBlack and let WFU know that you participated in Pro Humanitate Days by submitting this form by April 30. Doing so will help you activate your “E” (engage) and “A” (advocate) toward your Loyal DEAC status to earn some coveted Loyal DEAC swag! Pro Humanitate Days ends April 30, so take action early to get some extra benefits for your good service!

If you have questions, please contact Kim Flowers (flowersk@nullwfu.edu), Pro Humanitate Committee Chair.

Sincerely,
Wake Forest University Staff Advisory Council

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Office of Wellbeing offers virtual nutrition counseling appointments

This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing.

Want to improve your eating habits? Nutrition counseling appointments are available!

If you’re struggling with healthy eating or need help managing your diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, we can help. Registered Dietitian Christie Hunter will assist you with meeting your personal nutrition goals. She will assess your current intake to make practical goals that will help you become a healthier you.

As part of our commitment to your wellbeing, we encourage benefits-enrolled faculty and staff to take advantage of these free, one-on-one consultations. Sessions are one hour long and take place via web meeting.

Visit the Office of Wellbeing to learn more and register for a consultation.

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UPD thanks recent retirees Major Overholt and Officer Bottoms

This is a guest post from Wake Forest University Police.

Major Ken Overholt

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Major Ken Overholt

Wake Forest University Police would like to recognize and thank Major Ken Overholt for his 26 years of dedicated and committed service to the campus community and University Police.

In addition to supporting normal University Police operations, Overholt has made significant and lasting contributions to our community. He led, researched and implemented our gate access and emergency notification systems, body-worn cameras and the Wake Downtown security plan.

His grant writing secured more than $500,000 for dispatch and records management systems, and additional community policing officers.

Overholt also secured the first Campus Violence Against Women Prevention Grant ever awarded in North Carolina. He is one of the few national professionals certified as a Clery Compliance Officer.

We are fortunate to have had Major Overholt on staff for more than two decades and grateful for his dedication to our Wake Forest community.

Officer Mike Bottoms

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Officer Mike Bottoms

Wake Forest University also thanks Officer Mike Bottoms for his 45 years of dedicated and committed service to the campus community and University Police.

Bottoms has served and protected the University since 1976. He staffed two Presidential Debates along with countless other special events in Wake Forest history.

During his near half-century at Wake Forest, Officer Bottoms’ commitment to his work often meant that his supervisors had to “make” him take days off. We appreciate his unwavering dedication and courage during his years of service to the Reynolda campus.

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ACCelerate 2022: Call for proposals

This is a guest post from the organizers of the ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival.

Wake Forest University is seeking projects for the third ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival to be held in Washington, D.C. in early April 2022 during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Attendance is expected to exceed 60 thousand.

We are seeking exciting trans-disciplinary projects to represent the University at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Collaborations between Wake Forest faculty, students and community teams are highly encouraged. Projects will be evaluated based on the potential to actively engage the festival audience, as well as completion and readiness. The University will submit two projects and an alternate to represent Wake Forest in the festival.

Important dates:

  • May 14, 2021: Application deadline for project consideration for the upcoming festival
  • August 10, 2021:  Projects submitted to the Festival Steering Committee
  • September 2021:  Notifications of final acceptance for the festival will be sent

Support from the Office of Provost will be available to help with the creation and transportation of the exhibits and exhibitors.

The ACCelerate festival is an opportunity for all ACC schools to showcase their work to the public, each other, students, alumni, companies, legislators and invited guests from the nation’s capital. The inaugural three-day ACCelerate festival was held in 2017 as a celebration of creative exploration and research at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design. Visit http://acceleratefestival.com/ to learn more about past festivals.

Read about Wake Forest’s participation in the 2019 ACCelerate Festival on the University news site, “Smithsonian to showcase WFU exhibits at ACCelerate Festival.”

To submit a proposal, please complete this form with as much detail as you can provide. We understand that you may not be able to answer all questions by the deadline. For more information, contact Tim Pyatt at tpyatt@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.5094, or Martha Allman at allmanmb@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.5175.

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