Guest Post Archive

Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 7

This is a guest post from the Staff Advisory Council:

Games were a fun part of the 2017 staff picnic and will be again this summer.

The Staff Advisory Council and the Office of Wellbeing are planning another fun-filled Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Reynolda Hall “cafeteria” (Fresh Food Company/The Pit). All staff are encouraged to come and enjoy a delicious lunch, play games (like Bingo and Cornhole!), and enjoy time with campus colleagues.

Shuttle transportation will be provided for staff at the University Corporate Center, Wake Downtown, Graylyn, and Reynolda House.

A canned food drive and a pet food drive will also be held at the picnic. All food donations will be provided to the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Forsyth County Humane Society.

Stay tuned to Inside WFU and the Staff Advisory Council newsletter for more details in the coming weeks.

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Volunteers sought for NCAA Tennis National Championships

This is a guest post from Wake Forest Athletics:

Wake Forest Athletics is hosting the 2018 NCAA Tennis National Championships…and we need your help! We are currently looking for volunteers to help make this an incredible event for all student-athletes, coaches, and patrons traveling to Winston-Salem. The event runs from May 17-28.

If interested, below is a link to our volunteer sign-up. Please note that this tournament stretches 12 days and we have a variety of positions and times available each day. All positions have a brief explanation, but if anyone has further questions, please reach out to Olivia Villain at or 336-758-4743.

Volunteers will receive a NCAA Dri-Fit T-shirt and access to the hospitality space for snacks and drinks.

Please share this link with any family, friends, and coworkers that may be interested in helping:

For those interested in purchasing tickets, please see the below link:

Thanks…and Go Deacs!!!

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Wellbeing Center to close early on April 26; resume normal schedule April 27

This is a guest post f rom the Wellbeing Center:

The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center including Reynolds Gym & Sutton Center will be closed on Thursday, April 26 from 1:30 p.m. until midnight for a private event.  We will resume normal hours of operations on Friday, April 27. This will be a one-time occurrence.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Applications being accepts for weight management program


This a guest post from HELPS:

Do you want to lose weight, but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! The HELPS six-month weight management program is offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees. This program will go beyond healthy lifestyle modification, with a laser focus on weight loss. The program will offer a combination of weight loss strategies and techniques to help individuals reach their goals.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in our next group. Weekly group sessions will be held here on campus in Worrell Professional Center.

Here are few highlights of the weight management program:

–Six months of weekly group sessions
–Geared specifically for weight loss
–Initial & six-month assessments
–Initial & six-month DEXA total body composition scans
–Formal assessment and follow-up with a dietitian
–Weekly food diary evaluations and feedback
–Physical activity tracking & exercise guidance
–Specific quality nutrient guidelines
–Behavior modification & mindfulness

This program is designed for participants who meet the following criteria:
–Individuals with weight loss needs (BMI >27)
–Able to attend weekly sessions held weekly for an hour
–Able to commit to personal dietary and exercise changes
–Full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employee

Our next group will start soon! If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Andrea Cox at or at336-758-5853 for more information. Space is limited.

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TechXploration held today in Benson University Center

This is a guest post from Information Systems and the organizers of TechXploration 2018:

Please join us March 21 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401, to learn how your colleagues are using technology across campus. Presentations will be in poster session format, so join us for any portion of the event.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to come by TechXploration to view and experience the look and feel of the different computing options for 2018!

Register to win a GoPro Hero6. Refreshments provided.

Additionally, join us at 2 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 410, as we welcome guests from the Learning Technology Consortium, a national collaborative with common interests and challenges in learning and teaching with technology. There will be a panel and open discussion on “Learning Space Design: From Process to Pedagogy”. Leading experts from across the country will be looking at how their institutions are assessing room selection, learning outcomes, and everything in between.

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