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The Office of Personal and Career Development invites you to encourage your student to participate the following opportunities for development.

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students should complete the Work Experience Survey to have their Fall 2013- Summer 2014 work experience included in the university’s data. Setting up an appointment with a career coach is also a great way for your student to learn how to talk about their experience with potential employers.

First Year Students should register via DeaconSource to attend FreshStart on October 22. This power session equips your student with tangible next steps to help jumpstart the career development journey.

Seniors should register via DeaconSource to attend the Senior Summit on October 28. They will learn directly from WFU alumni about what it takes to thrive in the real world.

Senior Portraits for the 2015 Howler Yearbook

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015 - WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Time to celebrate all you’ve achieved!  Senior Portraits for the 2015 Howler Yearbook 

When: Beginning Monday, October 20th

Where: Benson University Center – Room 500 (Yearbook Office)

Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com, entering school code 87110 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours.

Please be prepared to provide the photographer with your major at the time of your sitting.  Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.  Please do not miss this opportunity to be photographed for the 2015 Howler Yearbook.

The scheduled hours are as follows: Benson University Center, Room 500

Mon    10/20/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Tue    10/21/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Wed    10/22/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Thu    10/23/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Fri    10/24/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

 

To order yearbooks, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com.  The order number for WFU is 13941

 

NOTE: The portrait studio mistakenly sent info to first-year parents as well as senior parents.  The Benson University Center apologizes for any confusion.

A Message about Technology and its Future at Wake Forest

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

In May 2014, a committee of Wake Foresters representing various areas of the University completed a review of the technological landscape in higher education and began the important challenge of exploring what the future of collaborative work might look like in the next five years.

After site visits, interviews and research, the committee produced “Vision 2020: Charting A Course for Academic Computing at Wake Forest,” a white paper that envisions how technology changes already underway can support teaching and learning at Wake Forest.

From an environmental scan to recommendations regarding teaching and learning, the 27-page report offers informative and insightful details on IT-based technology and higher education. We would like to showcase several important points from the paper as people begin to delve more deeply into Vision 2020.

Vision 2020 captures the changes in teaching and learning already underway across campus. Our students, faculty and staff are exploring and imagining creative ways to use IT-based tools to improve learning, productivity and collaboration. They enjoy the freedom that a variety of devices, software and Web-based solutions can bring to the educational experience. In interviews, the Wake Forest community made it clear that technology choices should be driven by addressing individual goals and missions, rather than applying blanket solutions to solve problems that differ among departments and disciplines. 

Personal computing is becoming increasingly personal. To continue to build a premier and innovative learning environment, students, faculty and staff are asking for choice in IT hardware, while expecting the University to provide the software solutions that best support the work at hand. Discussions are underway as to how and when this change can be facilitated. With cross-platform and cloud-based technologies, we can empower the Wake Forest community to engage with each other wherever they are and with whatever device they have on hand. 

Technology choices must effectively aid teaching and learning. Faculty must lead us to the best technologies that enhance the University’s academic mission — those that will support, never detract from, the personal relationships between faculty, students and staff that are the hallmark of a Wake Forest education.

Vision 2020 anticipates the entire community will help lead Wake Forest into this exciting new future. Community support and input is our best opportunity to turn this vision into a reality.

As with any new endeavor, we expect the community will have questions and feedback. Two forums will be held for open discussion — the first on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at noon in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium and the second on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in DeTamble Auditorium.

We look forward to sharing more about the future of technology in higher education and at Wake Forest.

Sincerely,

School of Business Vice Dean of Programs Gordon McCray (Author of the Vision 2020 report)
Former CIO, Information Systems and Professor of Physics Rick Matthews, (Co-chair of Vision 2020)
Vice Provost and Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lynn Sutton, (Co-chair of Vision 2020)

October Dining Update

ARAMARK has sent the following October 2014 Dining Update to the Parent Programs office to be shared with families.  Please take note of the Fall Break hours of operation, as well as the other items listed.

Family Weekend Registration Ends October 19

Student Union has shared the following information with the Parent Programs office.

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Fall Family Weekend Online Registration closes Sunday, October 19th.

Visit https://familyweekend.su.wfu.edu to purchase football tickeFamily Weekend registration endsts, tailgate tickets, Sunday brunch tickets and find more information about campus activities! Limited ticket quantities are available on Friday, October 24th in the Benson University Center Rotunda.

More Options for Flu Vaccine for Students

From the Student Health Service:

We will be offering flu vaccines in study room 225  in the ZSR Library every Tuesday and Wednesday through the month of October beginning Oct. 7.  The times are 5:00-7:00pm.  The cost is $27.00 which will be applied to the student’s account unless the student has Student Blue in which case it will not cost them anything more.

We are also giving flu shots in the Student Health Service Monday through Friday from 9:00-3:30 on a walk-in basis.  No appointment needed!  Again the cost is $27.00 which will be applied to the student’s account, unless the student has Student Blue.

Break Shuttle for Thanksgiving

The following information is from the Office of Parking Management.

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BreakShuttle has partnered with Wake Forest University to provide a comprehensive transportation network to and from campus for major academic breaks with routes serving Richmond, VA and Silver Springs, MD.

HOW BREAKSHUTTLE.COM WORKS…

Getting home with BreakShuttle is incredibly simple. First, students purchase their tickets through our easy to use website- www.breakshuttle.com.  BreakShuttle then instantly sends them an E-Ticket to their inbox, which then is printed and brought to the bus on the day of travel.

BreakShuttleFlyerOptionOn the scheduled day of break, our easy to find shuttles pick students up directly in front of the Manchester Athletic Center on the Wake Forest campus.  At the schools BreakShuttle serves, students love the fact that they no longer have to take taxis or carpool across town to get to a commercial bus operator with questionable safety records and questionable co- passengers.

After our students are safely checked in and onboard, all they have to do is sit back and relax. Our buses are equipped with the latest in entertainment, comfort, and safety features. On many buses students can surf the web, watch a DVD, or just take a nap. We drop the students off at high-density transportation centers in regional destination cities (such as airports and Amtrak stations) providing a door-to-door luxury transportation experience.

HOW WE PROVIDE THE SAFEST SERVICE…

Each of our local bus partners is chosen primarily on their safety record as reported by the Department of Transportation and state transportation agencies. Our partners are regularly vetted through the DOT’s “SafeStat” program to ensure continuing compliance and safety excellence. In addition, prior to each trip operated for BreakShuttle the luxury motor coach undergoes a thorough mechanical inspection by select qualified mechanics along with periodic total mechanical inspections, which are reported to the Department of Transportation (and verified by BreakShuttle).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Available Online

The following message is sent on behalf of the University Police Department:

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Dear University Community, 

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports are available on the Wake Forest University Police website at: 

http://police.wfu.edu/information/annual-crime-reports/

These documents contain information regarding campus security and personal safety. They also contain information about crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Crime statistics are for occurrences on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wake Forest; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Fire statistics are for on-campus residence halls. Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 102(a) through (d) of HEA can be found at:

http://hr.wfu.edu/files/2011/10/WFU-Section-VI-4-Substance-Abuse-Prevention.pdf

If you are unable to access the website and/or you would like a printed copy, please contact police records at 336-758-4566. 

Wake Forest University Police Department

Come & Get It! All-campus Picnic, September 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Campus PicnicStudents, faculty and staff are invited to a picnic this Friday.

An afternoon of food, friends, and philanthropy.  Celebrate what Wake Will is doing for Wake Forest, give thanks, and take free stuff.

Friday, September 19, 11 am-2 pm, Magnolia Patio.

Open to students, faculty, and staff.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

flu shotThe Student Health Service announces the following flu vaccination clinics on campus.

October 1:  12:00-7:30 pm in Benson University Center Room 401

Cost:  $27.00 cash or check (on site), or students can pay by credit card at the Benson Ticket office.

The vaccine is free to those presenting the following insurance cards: Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Premera Blue Cross, SummaCare, or Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas.

 

October 7-29:  Z. Smith Reynolds Library Flu Clinics on Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings

Cost: $27.00 and will be applied to student accounts.  The vaccine is free to those who have Student Blue.

The Student Health Service will also be giving flu vaccines in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm through the month of October, beginning Oct. 7th.