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A message from Provost Kersh and Executive Vice President Milam

This message was emailed to staff and faculty on April 26 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam:

Dear Colleagues,

In keeping with a broader Wake Forest security initiative, the Physical Security Technology and Deacon OneCard (PST/DOC) office, a division of Residence Life and Housing, has been charged with oversight responsibility for the selection, purchase, installation, maintenance and operation of card readers, cameras, and alarm devices.

Offices with upcoming physical security technology projects or needs should contact James Byrd in the PST/DOC office.  James will also be contacting appropriate offices directly to discuss steps that would better integrate those offices’ existing physical security technology with more extensive technology systems on campus.

PST/DOC will be advised by a team that includes Steve Adams – Athletics, Mike Draughn – Facilities, Rob Smith and Rick Tomlinson – Information Services, August Vernon – University Police, Donna McGalliard – Residence Life and Housing, Wendy Logan – Campus Life, Dina Marty – Legal, Ken Overholt – Properties, and Kami Chavis – Academics.  James Byrd will serve as team leader.

We are confident that this central oversight approach will improve the functionality and compatibility of the Reynolda campus physical security technology and best safeguard the people, assets, and information at Wake Forest.  Your cooperation and assistance are greatly appreciated.

Reminder: Test of Wake Alert system set for Feb. 16

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 15 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

This is a reminder that students, faculty and staff will receive test messages starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 when Wake Forest conducts a test of the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system.  The test will not require any action by those who receive the test messages.

The test is being conducted to assure that all aspects of the emergency notification system are operating properly.

The test will consist of the following:

–The outdoor alert system will be activated.  Chimes will be heard.
–A text message will be sent to undergraduate students.  The same message will be sent to graduate/professional students, faculty and staff who have registered to receive emergency messages.  (Information on how to sign up.)
–A message will be placed on the Wake Alert website (wakealert.wfu.edu).  A link to the site will be placed at the top of the University home page (wfu.edu).
–An email will be sent to students, faculty and staff.
–A voice mail message will be sent to faculty and staff.
–A message will be placed on the University’s weather/emergency phone line.
–Social media will be activated, particularly the Wake Alert Twitter account (@WakeAlert).

The test will be conducted by the University Police Department and the University’s Office of Communications and External Relations.

Anyone with questions about the test may email University Emergency Manager August Vernon at vernona@nullwfu.edu.

CARE Team presentation to be made on April 4

A presentation about the University’s CARE Team will be made April 4 at Reynolda Hall, Room 301.   Faculty, staff, students and others are invited to the presentation, which will run from 2 to 3 p.m.

Registration is available through the Professional Development Center.

The overview about the team will be presented by August Vernon, the University’s emergency manager, and Sarah Tooley, case manager for the team.

Formally known as the Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team, it “serves the University community by evaluating and responding to disruptive, troubling, or threatening behaviors brought to the attention of team,” according to its website.

Staff Advisory Council meeting to feature presentation on CARE Team

The Staff Advisory Council meeting on March 9 will feature a presentation on the University’s Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team (CARE).

Presenters will be Team members August Vernon, the University’s emergency manager, and Sarah Tooley, case manager for the CARE Team.

Staff are invited to the meeting, which will be held at 9 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D.

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Reminder: Police communications center to move March 6

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 3 by the Office of Communications and External Relations:

Early next week, the University Police Department is asking for the campus community’s help if a fire alarm is activated in a University building.

Between approximately 7 a.m. March 6 and 7 a.m. March 7, community members who become aware of an activated fire alarm are asked to call the University Police Department immediately at 336-758-5911 (911 from a University phone).

During that 24-hour time, the University Police Department will be moving its communications center from Davis Residence Hall to Alumni Hall.  Fire alarms will sound in buildings during the move, but the automatic system that alerts the University Police Department and the Winston-Salem Fire Department will not work. Without a call from community members, the University Police Department and the Winston-Salem Fire Department may not be aware of the alarm activation.

Once the alarm systems in buildings resume operating normally, an email will be sent to students, faculty and staff.

Fire alarms in the following buildings will be affected:

–All Reynolda Campus buildings
–Athletic Facilities off campus, including Bridger Field House, the Indoor Tennis Center, the Clinical Research Center and the east concourse of BB&T Field
–Graylyn Center buildings, including the Manor House, Bernard Cottage, the Mews, the Gardener’s Cottage and the Management House
–Houses associated with Wake Forest on Polo Road (1109, 1115, 1125, 1141-B, 1145, 1157 and 1210) and Rosedale Circle (109/111)

Responses to emergency and non-emergency calls will not be affected during the move.  A non-emergency number at the police department is 336-758-5591 (5591 from a University phone).

If anyone has questions about the move of the communications center to Alumni Hall, they may contact Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon at 336-758-3377.

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