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MA in Management Program Has Openings for Graduating Seniors

The following message was sent to our office from the WFU School of Business.  Parents and families, we hope you will consider this program for your students.

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Graduation is an exciting time for students and their parents.  As your Wake Forest graduate begins the next chapter in life, new questions will emerge.  Amongst those, what is the best way to apply your student’s experience toward an interesting, rewarding career with future growth potential?

As you weigh the possibilities with your graduate, we invite you to consider the Master of Arts in Management (MA) program at the Wake Forest School of Business. This 10-month program allows liberal arts, science and engineering majors to build on their undergraduate degree, enabling them to pursue careers in a broader range of fields. The MA degree offers a core business curriculum, hands-on learning, and dedicated career services to give recent graduates a competitive edge in today’s market.

Wake Forest graduates can also take advantage of the MA Honors Program to be considered for preferred admissionto the MA in Management program.  Wake students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 are eligible for guaranteed admission to the Master of Arts in Management Program* and be qualified for scholarships from $7,500 up to $25,000.

There is still time for your graduate to join our next class, which will include at least 30 current Wake Forest classmates.  Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss the MA option for your graduate.  Schedule a brief phone consultation today or set up a time during Commencement week to speak with one of our admissions representatives.

For more information, contact John Montana via phone at 336.758.5025 or email (montanjs@wfu.edu).

Read more about the benefits of MA in Management program in the Businessweek article “Why B-Schools Must Educate the ‘Whole Person’” written by Derrick S. Boone Sr., associate dean of the Master of Arts in Management program.

* Applicants required to complete all components of the application process, including a personal interview and submission of a standardized test score (GRE or GMAT). Wake Forest students with a cumulative GPA below 3.2 are welcome and encouraged to apply to the MA in Management Program through the standard application process and will automatically be considered for scholarship award.

2014-2015 Health Insurance Information

The Student Insurance Program office provided the following information for parents and families about the 2014-15 Student Insurance Plan.

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Wake Forest University is pleased to continue offering a comprehensive student health insurance plan that includes a low deductible in-network, no lifetime plan maximum, reasonable co-pays and unlimited prescription drug coverage.

Whether our students are in Winston-Salem, at home or studying abroad, they have the option to receive excellent health benefits compliant with the Affordable Care Act and standards endorsed by the American College Health Association through BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.

Our 2014-15 rates and benefit changes are available at www.wfu.edu/sip. Those enrolled in the 2013-2014 student insurance plan will notice certain benefit and rate changes, including “age-banding” premium changes.   The State of North Carolina no longer allows “age-banding” of premiums within individual products (i.e., Student Blue, BCBSNC plan). For the 2014-15 year, Wake Forest must pay a consolidated rate for all students to BCBSNC. Wake Forest has elected to subsidize the cost of majority of our students under the age of 25. Therefore, the rates you see will show only a slightly higher rate for students over age 25.

Historically, Wake Forest students have enjoyed rates lower than competitive plans, and we have done everything within our power to keep coverage as affordable as possible. Plan changes are not unique to Wake Forest, although our 2014-2015 rates remain comparable to other college and university offerings. However, they were necessary to keep pace with rising health care costs nationally and to deliver the quality of health insurance many students rely upon.

Additional information about our student insurance plan, including benefits, rates, deadlines and FAQ, are available online. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Insurance Program staff at sip@wfu.edu or (336) 758-4247.

The Grille at Deacon Tower Will Be Open for Commencement Weekend

For families coming to town for Commencement Weekend, The Grille at Deacon Tower will be open for lunch all next weekend during the following hours:

Saturday, May 17 – 11-2pm (regular menu)
Sunday, May 18 – 11-2pm (regular menu)
Monday, May 19th Graduation Day – 11-3pm (lunch buffet; reservations preferred).

Call 336.671.6545 for reservations.

Campus Crime Alert

The University and Winston-Salem Police Departments are investigating the armed robbery of a Wake Forest student that occurred outside a University-owned house on Polo Road at 3:30 a.m. today, May 4.  The student was taken this morning to a local hospital for treatment of a facial injury sustained when the robber struck him in the face with his fist.

After parking behind the house located across from Spry Soccer Stadium, the student was approached by a man on foot. When the student rolled down the window of his car, the man spoke to him, struck him with his fist and then pointed a pistol at him.  The robber took the student’s wallet and then got back into a car driven by someone else and drove away.

The student immediately called the University Police Department.

The student described the car as a blue SUV.   He described the robber as a black man approximately 20-years-old with short hair and wearing a baseball cap, jeans and long-sleeve shirt.

He said the car followed him from a Cook-Out restaurant he visited on Akron Drive.  When he arrived at the Polo Road house, the car briefly stopped nearby, then moved close to his car.  A man then got out of the car and approached the student, who had remained in his own vehicle.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call University Police at 336-758-5911.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

May Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has provided its May 2014 Dining Update.  They have also posted dining locations and hours of operation in May.  For graduating students staying on campus between exams and graduation, please make note that many dining venues will be closed or will have reduced hours, so plan accordingly.

Update to Campus Security Alert

This message is a follow up to last night’s message (April 29) regarding a potential threat to two specific students by a family member.  The University Police Department in conjunction with local law enforcement has located the family member, who has since been placed in the care of medical professionals at a local hospital.

No immediate threat to members of the campus community is perceived by University officials, but the University Police Department is taking precautions.

University Police will continue to monitor the situation.

Gatehouse operations have returned to normal.

As always, University Police asks that you report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 336-758-5911.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations will communicate further to the campus community about this situation if conditions warrant it.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

First Destination Data for Graduating Seniors

The Office of Personal and Career Development asked that the following information be shared with parents and family members of graduating seniors.

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It’s no surprise that our students find themselves in a wide and diverse range of functions and industries following graduation. In fact, 98 % of the Class of 2013 was employed or attending graduate or professional school six months after graduation*.

The time is near for us to bid farewell to another crop of excellent seniors, and the Office of Personal and Career Development recently announced First Destination data collection for the Class of 2014. The First Destination form provides an opportunity for seniors to share where they will go and what they will do immediately following graduation and is valuable information for the university. It takes less than one minute to complete and can be found here on the OPCD website.  Please encourage your senior student to complete the form.

For those with seniors still seeking a job or admission into graduate school, it’s not too late. OPCD career coaches are available to help review resumes and LinkedIn profiles, provide networking and search tips, and offer mock interviews and professional development resources.

Seniors students still seeking might also consider the Wake Forest Connects, a large-scale networking event that gives students and recent alums (class of 2014) the opportunity to engage prominent alumni from various industries and job functions. The next Wake Forest Connects event is scheduled for June 5 in Washington DC at 6:00 p.m. For more information visit the Career Connects webpage.

*Calculated from a 77% response rate

Campus Security Alert

The University Police Department tonight, April 29, is taking precautionary steps on campus in response to a potential threat by a family member against two specific students who live on campus.  Both students are safe.

After learning of the potential threat, the University Police Department closed the Polo Road gate and initiated early staffing by security officers of the Reynolda Road and University Parkway gatehouses.

No immediate threat to members of the campus community is perceived by University officials, but the University Police Department is taking precautions.

University police recommend not allowing anyone to enter locked campus buildings without a Wake Forest ID card.

As always, University Police ask that you report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 336-758-5911.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations will communicate further to the campus community about this situation if conditions warrant it.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Stay Alert to Weather Reports This Week

The following message was just sent to the campus community about local weather.

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Due to the potential for severe storms today and Wednesday, the University recommends that students, faculty and staff stay alert to weather reports available through several means–including area TV and radio stations and their web sites.

The University will activate the Wake Alert system if weather conditions require action or impact campus operations. The Wake Alert website –  http://wakealert.wfu.edu -  is your best official source of emergency information.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

WFU Well-being Research Featured in Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed is featuring a story on Wake Forest’s efforts to measure well-being:

“Wake Forest University is looking to find a new way to measure the “well-being” of its students and alumni.

The university’s administration and a few faculty members have been working on a longitudinal survey that is designed to determine whether the college is helping its students find meaning and purpose in their lives, though questions are also likely to include more practical matters, such as post-collegiate pay.

The survey, which is perhaps a year or more away from widespread deployment at the private university in North Carolina, is a new entrant into a small but potentially growing field of measurements designed to find out more about students.

The measurement attempts to contrast with those being explored by the federal government, which would measure completion, salaries after graduation, recruitment of low-income students and more, as well as with other efforts to quantify college competitiveness and campus life by the likes of U.S News & World Report and the Princeton Review.”

Read more:  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/29/wake-forest-u-tries-measure-well-being#ixzz30Hy65PNV
Inside Higher Ed