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Boston WFU Event on June 3

Outlook 2015/2016 Panel & Networking Event – Wednesday, June 3, 2015

You are invited to join fellow Boston-area Wake Forest alumni, parents, and friends working in the business, finance, and related fields for a panel and networking event featuring several prominent Deacs!

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and light hors d’Registeroeuvres are included in the $10 registration fee. Friends and colleagues are also welcome. Please R.S.V.P. in advance.

Moderator: Neil Moses, P ’14, EnerNOC – CFO & COO. Neil has nearly 30 years of experience in financial operations and management in the retail and technology sectors. He previously worked at Dunkin Brands as their CFO & Chief Strategy Officer as well as PTC serving as EVP & CFO.

Panelists:

Bill Boyle ’80, P ’08, P ’09, P ’10, P ’13, D.A. Davidson – Managing Director, Institutional Sales. Bill has over 30 years of experience in both the Domestic and International equity capital markets. He joined D.A. Davidson in 2008 after working with Needham & Company, NationsBanc Montgomery Securities and Lehman Brothers.

David Carroll P ’18, P ’19, Financial Architects Partners – CEO. David specializes in wealth transfer life insurance and the design, implementation and monitoring of large life insurance portfolios. David started his career at John Hancock Life Insurance Company and has over 20 years experience specializing in advising high net worth families in the area of estate planning and generational wealth transfer.

Jon Jacobson P ’19, Highfields Capital Management – CEO & CIO. Jon is the founder of Highfields Capital, a Boston-based investment management firm which invests globally on behalf of endowments, foundations, pension funds and other institutional investors. Jon founded Highfields in 1998, following eight years as senior portfolio manager at Harvard Management Company.

Jim Dunn, Verger Capital Management – CEO & CIO. Jim oversees all investment decisions and is responsible for setting the course for the company, including corporate strategy. Previously, Jim was VP & CIO at Wake Forest University, responsible for investment of the University’s endowment, working capital and life income.

Timeline:

Registration & Reception: 6 – 6:45 p.m.

Panel: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Networking: 7:30 – 8 p.m.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
TIME: 6 – 8 p.m.
LOCATION:  EnerNOC Offices, One Marina Park Drive, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02210
COST: $1
0

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Graduating Students: Immunization Records and Test Results

Is your son or daughter about to graduate?  Encourage him/her to log onto their Student Health Portal to print off important health care records.  Students can access and print off official copies of their immunization record as well as reports from any laboratory tests obtained during visits to Student Health Service.

Most graduate programs, some jobs and volunteer positions require a copy of immunization records.  Copies of receipts of fees incurred during visits to Student Health Service are also available on this portal.  Documentation and coding needed for reimbursement from insurance, health savings accounts and FSAs are included on these receipts.

While Student Health Service will maintain copies of health care records electronically, direct student access to this portal ceases 60 days after graduation (when their WFU email accounts expires).

Students who will be returning in the fall will continue to have access to this information over the summer.  For more information about and access to the Student Health Portal, please visit: shs.wfu.edu.

Campus memorial service for Grant Backerman

The following message was emailed to students, faculty, and staff.

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A campus memorial service honoring the life of Grant Madison Backerman, will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.

A Wake Forest senior, Grant passed away unexpectedly at his off-campus residence on May 2.

For those grieving at Wake Forest, the University offers assistance to all.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273. The Chaplain’s Office may be reached at 758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.  Please do not hesitate to seek support.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

 

Clery Notice: Title IX Investigation by Wake Forest

The following message was emailed to students, faculty, and staff.

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In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), Wake Forest University issues timely notices to alert the campus community of Clery Act crimes or other serious incidents that the University determines represent a serious and ongoing threat to the campus.

Please be aware that the following message contains information about sexual violence. See the end of this message for resource information.

As communicated with the campus this morning, the University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that took place between 6 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. today. The incident occurred at Kitchin Residence Hall near lot N. The student described the assailant as a male with dark skin between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, of average build, wearing dark jeans, dark blue or black zip-up hoodie, blue and gray running type shoes with dirty white laces, and a dark blue or black knit hat.

University Police are continuing to work with the Winston-Salem Police Department and other law enforcement resources to identify and interview anyone who was in the general area at that time or might have information that could lead to an arrest. The University also is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus, including increased patrols and other measures leading up to commencement.

If you have any information that may assist in the investigation, please contact University Police at (336) 758-5911 or (336) 758-5591.  You may also use the online Silent Witness system to report information anonymously.

The Title IX Office provides the following reminders and can be reached at (336) 758-7258 or titleixcoordinator@nullwfu.edu:

-If you feel uneasy, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus at any time, contact University Police at (336) 758-5911.

-If you notice a situation that seems unsafe for another person, intervene if it is safe to do so or call for support.

-Remember that the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the survivor knows. Someone can feel that they are in a safe place with safe people and be sexually assaulted.

If you have experienced sexual assault, we encourage you to seek support and report it. If you or a friend have questions or concerns about sexual violence, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:

Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: (336) 758-5285, Benson Center 317

Student Health Service: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium

University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5273, After hours contact Student Health, Reynolda 118

PREPARE Student Advocates: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: (336) 671-7075

Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5017, Reynolda Hall 22

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices for more information:

Wake Forest University Title IX Office:
(336) 758-7258, Reynolda Hall 2

University Police:
(336) 758- 5911

Dean of Students:
(336) 758-5226, Benson Center 139

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Wake Alert: Sexual Assault on Campus

The following message was emailed to students, faculty, and staff.

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The University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that took place between 6 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 6.  The incident occurred at Kitchin Residence Hall near lot N.

Wake Forest University is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus.

The student described the assailant as a male with dark skin between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, of average build, wearing dark jeans, dark blue or black zip-up hoodie, blue and gray running type shoes with dirty white laces, a dark blue or black knit hat.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call 336-758-5911 or 758-5591.  Or, they may use University Police’s online Silent Witness system to report information anonymously.

University Police have increased security patrols in that area.

Wake Forest Office of Communications and External Relations

Grant Madison Backerman

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am saddened to inform you that Grant Madison Backerman, a senior from Concord, Mass., passed away unexpectedly today at his off-campus residence in Winston-Salem.

We extend our condolences to his family and fellow students, as well as faculty and staff who knew him.  His passing is a loss for the entire Wake Forest community. May Grant’s family and friends find comfort and support as they grieve his loss and remember his life.

Grant was a chemistry and physics major.

The University will share information on services for Grant when that information is available.

Each of us is affected by loss in different ways, and there is no right way to grieve. I encourage you to take care of yourselves and your fellow Deacs during this difficult time.  Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. Please visit the Counseling Center web site for helpful guidance.

Professional staff from the University Counseling Center and Chaplain’s Office will be available to meet with students in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall, main level, at 8 p.m. tonight. The staff will be available also between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday to meet with students in Benson University Center, Room 410.

In addition, the Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273 and Chaplain’s Office at 758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.  Please do not hesitate to seek support.

Sincerely,

Nathan O. Hatch
President

Additional Information Regarding Investigation of Campus Assaults

Following assault reports by two students early today, the University Police Department is beginning immediately to increase patrols of the campus and the immediate area around campus.  In addition, the Winston-Salem Police Department is intensifying patrolling of the neighborhood around campus.

Meanwhile, shuttle service hours are being expanded tonight to provide additional opportunities for students to ride the shuttle instead of walking.  The Gray Line evening schedule is expanded so that the last loop on and around campus will end at 4:55 a.m. daily.   The expanded shuttle schedule is effective through Sunday, May 3, but may be expanded beyond that date.

The University Police Department is investigating the two assaults that occurred in the early morning hours in the same general area of campus today.

One student reported at 3:19 a.m. that he was knocked to the ground, punched and kicked by an unidentified group of men he encountered about an hour earlier near Farrell Hall and North Campus Dining Hall on the driveway leading to Lot Q.  They took his phone and warned him not to alert police before walking away from the area.

A person of interest in the assault and robbery is described as a man with dark skin wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.  He is also described as having shoulder-length braids and gold caps on his teeth.

The second student reported at 4:47 a.m. that he was knocked to the ground when punched by an unidentified man who was with a group of men and women at about 3 a.m.  The student came across the group as he walked along a sidewalk on Wingate Road just south of Pascal Drive.

A person of interest in the second assault is described as a man with very dark skin wearing a black sweatshirt and black shorts.  He was described as six feet tall, 170 pounds, with short, slightly shaven hair.

Both students had just walked onto campus minutes earlier from the Polo Road gate area.

The first student was taken to Student Health Service for treatment, while the other declined treatment.  Injuries were minor in each incident.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call 336-758-5911 or 758-5591.  Or, they may use University Police’s online Silent Witness system to report information anonymously.

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Second Wake Alert: Another student assaulted on campus today

This is a Wake Alert message:

The University Police Department is investigating a second report of a student being punched today (April 30) by an unidentified assailant.

The student was punched once in the face and knocked to the ground by a man accompanied by a group of men and women at approximately 3 to 3:15 a.m. today.  He called University Police at 4:47 a.m. to report the incident.

The student declined medical treatment.  Injury appeared minor.

The student told University Police that he was walking onto campus from the Polo Road entrance when he encountered a group of people walking onto campus, too.  While walking on the sidewalk along Wingate Road, just south of Pascal Drive, one of the men in the group hit him.  The group continued onto campus. Nothing was taken from the student.

Earlier today, another student was assaulted in approximately the same general area.  An alert regarding that incident was distributed by e-mail today at 5:30 a.m.  In that incident, the student said he was walking onto campus from the Polo Road gate area around 2:15 a.m. when he was struck by several men and robbed of his phone.

The University Police Department is investigating both incidents today.  The department is taking several immediate steps to respond, including increasing police patrols of the area.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call 758-5911 or 758-5911.  Or, they may use University Police’s online Silent Witness system to report information anonymously.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Wake Alert: Student Assaulted, Robbed on Campus

This is a Wake Alert message:

At approximately 2:15 a.m. today (April 30), a group of men punched and kicked a Wake Forest student and stole his phone from him near Farrell Hall and North Campus Dining Hall.

The student was taken to the Student Health Service after reporting the incident to University Police at 3:15 a.m.  He appeared slightly injured.

The University Police and Winston-Salem Police Departments checked closely the campus and nearby areas, but found no one suspected of being involved.

The student told University Police that he was walking alone when a group of men approached him and then punched and kicked him many times at several places on his body, including his head.  They grabbed his phone and left on foot.

He reported that he was attacked while walking near Farrell Hall and North Campus Dining Hall along the driveway that leads into Lot Q.  He was walking from the Polo Road area at the time.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call 336-758-5911 or 758-5591.  Or, they may use University Police’s online Silent Witness system to report information anonymously.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Encourage Recycling at Move-Out via Deacs Donate

The Office of Sustainability encourages you to remind your Deac to give away items at move-out via Deacs Donate instead of throwing them away.  Any small unwanted goods should be placed in the blue Goodwill bins in residence hall lobbies.  Larger items can be placed outside the residence hall by the Deacs Donate signs.  Unwanted books are collected at the WFU Bookstore and donated to Better World Books to support ReadWS.  With so many alternatives, the trashcan or dumpster should be the last stop during move-out.