"Information Systems" Archive

Rena Willis, staff member, has died

We are saddened to announce that Rena Willis, who worked as a desk clerk in the indoor tennis center, died Sept 9.

Willis previously worked for several years in the Information Systems Department. An obituary appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal Sept. 16. A memorial service will be held Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. at United Family Church in Lewisville.

We extend our condolences to her family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know her.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336.758.5273; the Chaplain’s Office at 336.758.5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336.716.5493.

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IS provides Technology at Wake Forest Year in Review

The following is a guest post from Information Systems:

Information Systems invites you to take a moment and view the 2018-2019 Technology at Wake Forest Year in Review, a compilation of the partnership, collaboration, and digital transformation taking place at Wake Forest. The review includes a selection of accomplishments enabled by the IS partnership and collaboration with faculty, staff, and students.

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Categories: Inside WFU

IS's next Creative Exchange features student Wubetu Shimelash

Wubetu Shimelash

Wubetu Shimelash

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

IS Academic Technology is excited to host our next monthly Creative Exchange on Nov. 22. Creative Exchange is our new initiative to host an informational conversation and lecture series designed to inspire and ignite creativity and community between faculty, staff, and students. Coffee and refreshments are provided!

Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00-10:00 a.m. in the ZSR Auditorium

For November, we welcome Wake Forest student, filmmaker, humanitarian, and entrepreneur Wubetu Shimelash. As an entrepreneur, Wubetu Shimelash is the Co-Founder and CEO of Simien Eco Trek (http://www.simienecotrek.com), a company that provides convenient, efficient and unique tour services in Ethiopia for tourists around the world while empowering locals. As a conscious filmmaker, Wubetu Shimelash has produced, directed, and shot several films that demonstrate unique cultural values and perspectives. Please join us as we screen this personal narrative film, The Gebara Boy. The Gebara Boy is his first personal narrative film that demonstrates his lifestyle growing up as a shepherd boy in the Simien mountains of Ethiopia and his journey to the USA.

Contact Brianna Derr (derrbh@nullwfu.edu) with questions.

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Categories: EventsInside WFU

Campus events Sept. 18 to recognize Campus Fire Safety Month

In recognition of Campus Fire Safety Month, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is partnering with Wake Forest this month to raise awareness of campus fire safety.

Sept. 18 is Campus Safe NC Day for North Carolina colleges and universities. The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

An event at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 will involve Winston-Salem firefighters setting fire to a mock dorm room outside Scales Fine Arts Center.  It will take place in the traffic circle outside Scales on a flatbed trailer especially set up for the demonstration.  The demonstration is intended to demonstrate how sprinkler systems in University and college residence halls can save lives.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff and others.

The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

Several speakers will be present at the Wake Forest event. They include: Commissioner and Fire Marshall Causey,Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Winston-Salem Fire Chief Trey Mayo, Dr. Anju Bakhshi Saraswat of the Wake Forest Baptist Burn Center, T.J. McLamb of the Fayetteville Fire Department, and Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor.

Wake Forest departments that offer safety programs for students, faculty and staff will host Campus Safe Day activities in Benson University Center, Room 401 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring door prizes, food and safety information.

Following is a list of Campus safety partners who will participate:

·      Environmental Health and Safety

·      University Police

·      Emergency Management

·      Residence Life and Housing

·      Facilities and Campus Services

·      Counseling Center / Suicide Prevention Program

·      Information Systems

·      Student Health / Student EMTs

·      Deacon One  

·      Office of Chaplain

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Categories: Inside WFU

Information Systems explains potential pop-up messages

Information Systems emailed this announcement to students, faculty and staff on July 11:

Between July 12 and July 19, faculty, staff, and students may see a pop-up regarding trusting the certificate when connecting to the wireless and/or wired network. There is no security risk when this pop-up appears and you should accept the certificate to continue. If you do not accept the certificate, you will not be able to connect to the campus network.

View the possible pop-ups here.

These certificates provide secure network access by identifying and encrypting your login credentials. In essence, they are digital passports, used to confirm that your device is connecting to the Wake Forest campus network.

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

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Categories: Guest PostInside WFU