November 27, 2012

Summary:  The Events Committee discusses the staff appreciation event, HR presented the Back-up car Advantage Program, Faces of Courage events announced, committee reports, United Way Campaign final event announced.

The following is a list of highlights from the November 27 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC):

–The SAC’s Events Committee is planning an event for University staff that includes tickets to a February 16 basketball game and a pre-game lunch.  SAC President Mary Cranfill presented information on the event.  Preliminary plans call for tickets to be distributed through a lottery system.  The Wake Forest/Georgia Tech men’s basketball game will be held at 2 p.m. February 16 at Joel Coliseum.  Lunch will be served nearby shortly before the game. Full details will be announced in December by several means, including the SAC website at and the Inside WFU website at  At this point, registration for the lottery is not available.

–Angela Culler, an assistant vice president in Human Resources, made a presentation on The Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage Program for child and adult care.  Details are available at

–Matt Williams, an assistant director in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, made a presentation on the University’s yearlong series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of integration at Wake Forest.  Information about the Faces of Courage celebration is available at

–Among the committee reports was an announcement by Karen Frekko that efforts are underway by the Communications Committee to increase awareness on campus of upcoming SAC meetings. Meetings are being announced at various places on the University website, including the University calendar, the SAC website, the Inside WFU website and in the announcements section of WIN.  Starting in January, meetings will be announced on the PDC website. Frekko also announced that the Communications and External Relations Office will develop an SAC logo in 2013.

–Kevin Cox, SAC representative on the Faculty Senate, reported on a few discussion topics from the Senate’s November meeting.  At the Senate meeting, Provost Rogan Kersh announced plans to increase direct faculty interaction with students in first-year student residence halls and Wake Forest’s participation in a consortium of colleges and universities to offer online courses on a limited basis. Details on the Semester Online program and the consortium are available on the Inside WFU website.

–A final United Way campaign event—an auction—will be held on December 6 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    It will be held in Benson University Center, Room 401.

At this event, items donated by campus colleagues and community partners will be available as part of a silent auction that will take place throughout the event and a live auction at 4 p.m.   All proceeds will go directly to the United Way.

Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President Hof Milam will speak at the SAC meeting set for 9:30 a.m. January 22 in Benson University Center, Room 410.

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