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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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Class offered on responding to workplace violence

There will be three opportunities in March and April for faculty, staff and students to attend a University class titled “Active Shooter Response (Run, Hide, Fight).”  The one-hour class is intended to instruct people on how to respond to an active shooter incident or other types of work place violence.  It stresses awareness, preparation and rehearsal, which are considered by experts to be key to safety in such situations.

The class may be taken on any of the following dates:

  • March 16, 10-11 a.m.
  • April 4, 10-11 a.m.
  • April 25, 1-2 p.m.

The class will be taught in Reynolda Hall, Room 301, by Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon.

Registration is encouraged.  To register, visit the Professional Development Center website.

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University to present class on responding to violent situations

There will be four opportunities in March and April for faculty, staff and students to attend a University class titled “Active Shooter Response (Run, Hide, Fight).”  The one-hour class is intended to instruct people on how to respond to an active shooter incident or other types of work place violence.  It stresses awareness, preparation and rehearsal, which are considered by experts to be key to safety in such situations.

The class may be taken on any of the following four dates:

  • 28, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • March 16, 10-11 a.m.
  • April 4, 10-11 a.m.
  • April 25, 1-2 p.m.

The class will be taught in Reynolda Hall, Room 301, by Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon.

Registration is encouraged.  To register, visit the Professional Development Center website.

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Wake Forest Citizen's Police Academy to begin Jan. 24

Starting Jan. 24, the Wake Forest University Police Department will hold their third WFUPD Citizen’s Police Academy. 

The academy was created as an opportunity for Wake Forest faculty, staff and students to gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of our law enforcement personnel. The overall goal of the academy is to improve police and community interaction. Graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others become more familiar with the University Police Department.

The academy will feature nine sessions focused on a wide range of topics, including introductions to the various operations within the University Police Department, such as the patrol division, the 911 Center, records and technology, and emergency management.

Sessions will be held from Jan. 24 to March 28 in Alumni Hall, where the police department is located. All will meet from noon to 1 p.m.

Registration is available through the Professional Development Center.

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