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This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 9 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
During computing network maintenance at Wake Forest on Oct. 12, the Wake Alert emergency notification system will remain operating. Some temporary changes will be in place with Wake Alert during the maintenance scheduled to occur between 5 p.m. and midnight.
As Information Systems announced, recently, all University network and computing services will be unavailable. On campus, students, faculty and staff using the University network will not be able to reach Internet-based services such as Google mail and Sakai. Voice mail, WIN and more will not be available.
The Oct. 12 maintenance work, which will begin at 5 p.m., is expected to be completed by midnight, if not earlier.
If an emergency were to occur, the University Police Department (WFUPD) will be able to send text alerts to all registered to receive them and activate the University’s outdoor alert equipment.
Fire alarms and indoor alerts will function, as always.
Communications and External Relations (CER) will make arrangements to use other Internet providers so as to post alerts to the University website, including the Wake Alert website and the University home page, and to send emails to students, faculty and staff. CER will also use social media, such as the Wake Alert Twitter account (@WakeAlert).
Those on campus will need to use alternative methods to access CER’s emergency notifications through the Internet. For instance, on campus, students, faculty and staff may use their mobile devices connected to the Internet by AT&T, Verizon or other Internet providers.
CER will not be able to send voice mail messages to faculty and staff campus phones.
Detailed information on the Wake Alert system is found at wakeready.wfu.edu.
This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 8 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
Wake Forest is continuing preparations for potential effects from Hurricane Irma. At this time, officials are cautiously optimistic about a relatively low impact to the Winston-Salem area.
Current weather forecasts indicate a storm track that would take it west of the region around Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University. Conditions in our area may include moderate levels of rain and wind beginning Monday and continuing through Tuesday.
The University’s Crisis Management Team is meeting regularly and will continue to do so in the days ahead. Team members are consulting closely with senior University leadership as well as local and state officials to prepare for potential effects of the storm. Read more
This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 6 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
Students, faculty and staff will receive test messages starting at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 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 key aspects of the emergency notification system are operating properly.
The test will consist of the following:
–The 0utdoor 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 and faculty and staff who have registered to receive emergency text messages.
–A message will be placed on the Wake Alert web site (wakealert.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 (758-5935).
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 email@example.com
Inside WFU puts faculty and staff first. That is the goal every day. Content consistently is about faculty and staff for faculty and staff. Others may find the content interesting and relevant, but CER’s efforts in recent years have succeeded in establishing Inside WFU as a valuable information resource for those employed at Wake Forest.
Faculty and staff want to be recognized on Inside WFU. They want their new book, new award, new promotion, new academic achievement, new leadership role mentioned on Inside WFU. The same goes for those new initiatives or activities that faculty and staff are leading.
Students, alumni, parents and others may be part of the items that appear on Inside WFU, but each item should center around faculty and staff. For instance, an item on Inside WFU might report that students participated in an event with a U.S. Supreme Court justice, but the piece should be written around how a Wake Forest professor arranged for his students to participate in the event.
Content will include “both words and pictures” whenever possible. If Inside WFU features a faculty member, then that faculty member’s photo should appear, whenever possible. If more than one faculty member is mentioned, then it would be appropriate to include photos of all, if possible and deemed appropriate by the editor. As always, Inside WFU’s editor will be responsible for making such decisions, as subjective as they may often be.
There are numerous appropriate sources for content: Inside WFU editor, CER staff, guest posts by communications staff associated with Wake Forest schools/offices, and guest posts by other Wake Forest staff as well as faculty. Additional sources may provide content from time to time. It will be up to the editor’s judgment to determine acceptability of content. All contributed content is subject to revision by the Inside WFU editor. Generally, another staff member in CER will regularly assist the Inside WFU editor in receiving some content, posting content for review/editing, and communicating with those making submissions.