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Updates from HR: COVID-19 vaccines, ResilientWake, TEDxWake, Fit for Business 5K

COVID-19 update

Beginning today, anyone 16 years or older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in North Carolina. You must be at least 18-years-old to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccines and at least 16-years-old to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The setting sun lights up a cherry tree outside the library and a student sits studying at a picnic table

Mass vaccination clinic April 10: A mass vaccination clinic will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on April 10, offering Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen single-dose vaccine. The University will provide shuttles to the Fairgrounds every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m. and running until 5 p.m. Shuttles will pick up and drop off in front of the ZSR Library. Faculty, staff and students who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to register.

Second dose clinics: Throughout April, the University will be offering second dose clinics for those who received their first vaccine dose at an on-campus clinic in March. If you are scheduled to receive your second dose at an on-campus clinic but are unsure of your appointment date or time, please contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at 743.223.4217.

ResilientWake: Thursdays in April

Join the Office of Wellbeing for their faculty and staff ResilientWake Workshop, a four-part series to learn how to develop and implement resilience skills into everyday life.

Register » pdc.wfu.edu

TEDxWake: April 10

The 2021 TEDxWake theme is “Spill The Tea,” which asks the audience to lean in, open their ears and find inspiration wherever it may land. This hybrid event is open to the general public virtually and to WFU students, faculty, and staff on Manchester plaza and free of charge.

Register » go.wfu.edu/spillthetea

Fit for Business 5K: April 12-18 

The annual Fit for Business 5K will be held virtually this year and benefit the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register as your gift of any amount counts toward your race registration.

Register » crowdfund.wfu.edu

New Staff Orientation: April 13

Newly hired University staff are invited to register for New Staff Orientation, which provides important information as you join the Wake Forest community.

Register » pdc.wfu.edu

School of Medicine in Charlotte

ICYMI: Leaders from Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced a 20-acre site in midtown Charlotte has been chosen for WFU’s second School of Medicine campus.

Read more » news.wfu.edu.

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Annual Wake Forest Christmas Lovefeast to be held virtually on Dec. 6

Wake Forest University will hold this year’s annual Christmas Lovefeast ceremony virtually on Sunday, Dec. 6, beginning with a prelude at 5:45 p.m. with a service to follow. Lovefeast candles and event programs

Wake Forest has been celebrating the Lovefeast since 1965. This year’s virtual, pre-recorded event means a larger audience can enjoy Lovefeast from the safety of their own homes. The video will be shared on the Lovefeast website on the day of the event. A crowdfunding page for the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund is replacing donation baskets typically available as people exit Wait Chapel.

The Chaplain’s Emergency Fund was created to help Wake Forest faculty, staff, students and employees of outside contracted groups in times of temporary, emergency financial hardship. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 10, with a goal of 2,250 donors to match the capacity of Wait Chapel.

“In the midst of finding stability in our post-election world, in the hectic rush to prepare for a socially distanced Christmas and New Year, we will gather once again as a campus community to remind one another that there is love in the world,” said Wake Forest Chaplain Timothy Auman.

A story highlighting the 2020 Christmas Lovefeast can be found on the University news site.

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Staff Advisory Council meeting to feature presentation on Business 40 Closure

A timely update on the Business 40 closure will be presented Nov. 13 at a meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The meeting will feature a presentation on the closure and commuting options by Pat Ivey with the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Business 40 along downtown Winston-Salem is expected to close Nov. 17 for a major improvement project.

The meeting will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404).  It is open to all staff and others.

Also speaking will be Chaplain Tim Auman, who will share information about The Chaplain’s Emergency Fund.

In addition, Kelsey Reedy of the United Way of Forsyth County will speak on the impact of the United Way on the local community.

The meeting and event schedule for the SAC is available on its website.

The SAC may be contacted at sac@nullwfu.edu.

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SAC meeting to feature presentation on Business 40 closure

A timely update on the Business 40 closure will be presented Nov. 13 at a meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The meeting will feature a presentation on the closure and commuting options by Pat Ivey with the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Business 40 along downtown Winston-Salem is expected to close Nov. 17 for a major improvement project.

The meeting will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404).  It is open to all staff and others.

Also speaking will be Chaplain Tim Auman, who will share information about The Chaplain’s Emergency Fund.

In addition, Kelsey Reedy of the United Way of Forsyth County will speak on the impact of the United Way on the local community.

The meeting and event schedule for the SAC is available on its website.

The SAC may be contacted at sac@nullwfu.edu.

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Cross-country Tour De Frank raises thousands for Chaplain's Emergency Fund

Left to right, John Champlin, his mother Betty Champlin, his aunt Sally Wassom. John holds a cutout of friend and alumnus Roddey Player.

John Champlin, assistant director of the Professional Development Center, raised more than $5,000 for the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund on a nationwide hot dog tour.

Fueled by his love for the simple frankfurter and a desire to support community members in need, Champlin drove from Virginia Beach, Va., to Marina Del Ray, Calif., on a Tour De Frank” from May 24 to June 2.  He concluded his adventure in Las Vegas.

Tour stops ranged from restaurants participating in the hot dog renaissance to classic hot dog joints, including Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Huntington, W. Va., which was featured on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”

“When selecting where to stop, I really wanted a mix of old school and new school; places that only have a few traditional toppings and some with more unusual options like mac and cheese, alfredo pasta, and even kimchi,” said Champlin.

The hot dog tasting tour connected Champlin’s food passion with the University’s motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity).  One hundred percent of donations to the Tour De Frank #HotDogHumanitate support the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund at Wake Forest.

“The fund is important because it provides limited financial assistance to Wake Forest community members in times of disaster or personal emergency,” said University Chaplain Tim Auman. “Every dollar we receive makes a difference.”

Champlain launched “tourdefrank” on Instagram in 2014, where he has been sharing pictures of the hot dogs he samples. Details of the trip can be read at tourdefrankhotdog.blogspot.com.

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