"Joanne Clinch" Archive

Staff and faculty forums: July 24 and 27

Staff forum:

The University will host a staff forum Friday, July 24 at 8:30 a.m. The Information Systems team has worked to ensure a safe and secure experience via Zoom Webinar. For staff, please join by visiting the link in your July 16 email from Executive Vice President Hof Milam and Provost Rogan Kersh. Staff can submit questions through our designated Human Resources form. We will continue to answer them directly through email updates, centralized FAQs and the Friday forum.

Faculty forum:

Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue and Clinical Director of Student Health Service Joanne Clinch will appear as panelists for the faculty forum Monday, July 27, 5 – 6 p.m. An email with details for accessing the meeting will be sent to faculty later this week.

Faculty may submit questions for Penny and Joanne via this form before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22.

A subsequent forum on University finances is planned for the first week of August.

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Wake Forest student tested positive for meningitis

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on the morning of March 16 on behalf of Joanne Clinch, Clinical Director of the Student Health Service, and Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students:

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff:

Wake Forest University Student Health Service has been informed that an undergraduate student tested positive for bacterial meningitis this morning. The student is currently being treated for this condition at a local hospital. No other recent cases of meningitis have been reported at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest is following the direction of the Forsyth County Health Department and infectious disease experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to minimize the risk of infection to our community. For privacy reasons, the University is not releasing the student’s name, though a team of Campus Life professionals is identifying and notifying individuals who may have had close contact with the student. At the advice of local and state health officials, preventive antibiotics will be promptly provided to the individuals who have been identified.

General information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about meningitis, how it is spread, and how to protect yourself from infection includes:

  • Meningitis is a medical condition that is caused by inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It often affects children and young adults, although persons of any age can become infected. A small number of people with this infection will have a serious illness. This disease is most commonly seen in late winter and early spring.
  • Meningitis is NOT a highly communicable disease. It requires direct and extended contact with the saliva, nasal and throat secretions of infected persons. After exposure, symptoms may be seen within 2-10 days.
  • Symptoms may include the following: sudden onset of fever, severe headache, rash, stiff neck, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting. Preventive antibiotic treatment is only recommended for individuals who might have had close contact with the infected student.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please contact Student Health Service at x5882 (336-758-5882) or your primary care physician right away. If you have general questions about the University’s ongoing response, please call x7500 (336-758-7500). If updates or additional information for the campus community is needed, the Student Health Service website (http://shs.wfu.edu) will have the latest information.


Joanne Clinch, Clinical Director, Student Health Service
Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students

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October 2014 faculty and staff milestones

Keith M. Wise, superintendent in Facilities & Campus Services, is celebrating 40 years at Wake Forest.

See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for October 2014:

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Talent will be on display at annual WFU Artisans’ Fair

More than 30 faculty, staff, students, retirees and others will be showing their creative side and offering handmade items for sale at the ninth annual Artisans’ Fair on Friday, Dec. 6. The fair will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Benson University Center, room 401.

Vendors must be Wake Forest faculty, staff, students or relatives, but the fair is open to the community. There is no charge to attend. Cash and checks will be accepted, and door prizes will be given.

The fair is now a Wake Forest tradition, with new vendors sprinkled among some who have shown every year.

Below is a full list of vendors and their products for the 2012 Artisans’ Fair:

  • Ruth and Lawrence Smith – corn bags, tobacco stick stars, bluebird boxes, blankets, food trays, wind chimes
  • Adriana Granados – jewelry made from nuts and seeds
  • Kimberly Bowers — paintings, photography, oyster shell art
  • Maria Tompkins – beaded jewelry, hand-knit scarves
  • Jane Williams – pottery
  • Cynthia Leonard – wheel-thrown pottery
  • Christopher O’Neill — woodwork tables, shelves, storyboards, mirrors
  • Debbie Deheck – birdhouses, butterfly houses, lighted Christmas trees, canned goods (pickles, salsa, peppers, etc.)
  • Gale Newport – baked goods and peppermint candy
  • George Holzworth — wood-crafted items
  • Gloria Stickney – WFU products, quilts
  • Bruce & Angela King (Enno Farm) — hand-spun wool yarn, needle-fetted ornaments, washed wool
  • Zella Johnson – Hand-knitted dish clothes and knitted ruffle scarfs
  • Reynolda Gardens — customized evergreen wreaths made with natural materials by the Gardens staff
  • Renza Wallace – alpaca-designed garments
  • Kelley Dietz – handmade jewelry and gifts
  • Betty Hauser – salsa, apple butter, chow-chow, Russian tea, cookies, etc.
  • Sarah Lischer — mosaics made with vintage china (and more), such as frames, planters, mirrors
  • Kathy Kron – handmade jewelry & handbags
  • Deirdre Honaker — stained glass
  • Jessica Burlingame – Teacup bird crafts
  • Joanne Clinch — greeting cards, prints, hand-painted monogrammed canvas
  • Teresa Jackson – “Teka Bag” purses, accessories, earrings, headbands, scarves
  • Paul Ross – Woodworking
  • Gary Hardwerk — necklace pendants
  • Ashley McCulloch – Fabric crafts, aprons, tote bags
  • Lanie Ehlinger — Moravian star ornaments, hand-embroidered tea towels
  • Christie Otten — jewelry, pet bedding
  • Sara Gonzalez — all-natural, handcarfted, homemade artisanal soaps
  • Penny Wilson — jewelry
  • Denise & Steve Griggs — customized art using repurposed windows and doors

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Categories: Events

October 2010 staff milestones

40 Years
Melanie G. Nutt, Director, Admissions and Financial Aid, School of Law

25 Years
Lynne G. Heflin, Administrative Assistant, Men’s Basketball Office

20 Years
Antonio A. Broome, Custodian, Facilities and Campus Services Read more

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Categories: Staff News