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Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest to Open at 10 a.m. Tuesday March 4

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. will not meet Tuesday. The University Black and Gold shuttle lines will begin running at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

March Dining Update

Campus Dining/ARAMARK is sharing its March 2014 dining update .  There is one correction: the St. Patrick’s Day event will be held March 17 at dinnertime.

Reynolda Campus of WFU to Close Today March 3 at 3 p.m.

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest will close today, Monday, March 3, at 3 p.m.  Uncertain weather conditions, and unpredictable driving conditions during the evening commute, prompted the University to close early.

Classes that begin at 3 p.m. or later are cancelled. Classes that are in session before 3 p.m. may continue at the instructor’s discretion.

For those planning to attend afternoon and evening events, check with the host or sponsoring organization.  Recreation facilities will remain open.

For information on campus dining, visit wakeforest.campusdish.com. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library will be open until 10 p.m.

The last departure for the Gold and Black shuttle line will be at 4:20 p.m. The Gray Line’s last loop from campus to the UCC and Freshman/Satellite lot will be at 4:07 p.m.  After 4:30 p.m., no shuttles will be operating.

Please continue to check Wake Alert for any other announcements that may be made.

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

 

Students Should Check for Holds

Student Financial Services just sent the following email out to students with holds on their accounts.  Please encourage your student to check his/her email to look for this email, and to take appropriate action to remove the hold.

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Dear Student,

You are receiving this email before the fall 2014 registration period begins because your student account has a  past due balance. As a result, a registration hold has been placed on your student account. This hold is preventing you from registering for classes or requesting an official WFUtranscript.  To view your student account, please log into DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center).

Your student account currently has a past due.The past due balance must be paid in order for the registration hold to be removed.

For your convenience, your payment can be made online through DEAC.  Other available payment methods can be viewed on the SFS website.

If you have questions regarding your bill, payment or hold, please do not hesitate to come by our office located in Reynolda Hall, Room 107 or contact us at the contact information stated below

Thank You,

Wake Forest University Student Financial Services
Reynolda Hall, Room 107
(336) 758-5234
Email: sfs@wfu.edu
Website: http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs

Safe Spring Break Tips from University Police

University Police will sponsor a Safe Spring Break program March 6th on Manchester Plaza (Mag Quad) from 12 noon to 2:00 pm.  University Police will be sharing these tips for students traveling for Spring Break.

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 “Safe Break”

  • Check the U.S. State Department travel warnings website for countries on their list.
  • Remember not all countries have safety requirements or inspections for things such as Zip Lines and Para sailing.
  • Only use established taxis. Some countries allow anyone to act as a taxi with a sign. Ask how much to take you to your destination.
  • Do not go to an unknown destination.
  • Have enough money to get back to your hotel.
  • Take only one Credit card and your check card. Keep them on you at all times.
  • Make copies of your Credit cards and passport in case they are lost. Including the phone number to call and cancel the cards.
  • Let a family member know your travel plans. Where you are staying and when you will return.
  • Communication is important. Carry your cell phone. You can get it turned on in other countries by contacting your cell provider (investigate international plans to avoid potentially high roaming charges). Carry a phone card if your cell cannot be turned on.
  • Remember your medications. Do not try to go a week without your medication.
  • Find out how you contact police, hospitals, and make collect calls once you arrive in another country.
  • Do not accept food or drinks from strangers
  • Arrive in a new country with a few dollars of the local currency. You do not want to stand out in a crowd trying to get change for a 20.00 bill for a soda. (The vendor may not know the rate of exchange)

Tony Dungy Headlines Leadership Project Inaugural Event March 26

The following message was sent to the campus community from President Hatch.

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Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,

I am pleased to announce the Leadership Project, a bold new initiative that engages Wake Forest students and our broader community in a personal and reflective conversation with leaders who span diverse career paths, generations and worldviews.

Intimate, enlightening, and revealing, the mission of the Leadership Project is to invite leaders to Wake Forest who will share their personal principles, triumphs, and challenges. In turn, students and guests from the community will consider their own humanity, values and skills and learn how to channel them in meaningful ways.

In its inaugural event on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m., the Leadership Project will present legendary football coach and bestselling author Tony Dungy to speak in Wait Chapel. Doors to the event will open at 5:45 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007, the first such win for an African-American coach. He joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Widely recognized as an inspirational champion both on and off the field, Dungy has authored several books on topics of significance, such as living life with integrity, courage, strength and purpose.

 

In keeping with our mission to educate the whole person, Dungy seemed a natural choice to kick off such an important and meaningful conversation – both online (#wfuleads) and offline – about one of society’s most pressing issues today.  The Leadership Project reaffirms Wake Forest’s promise to prepare students to lead lives that matter – building upon existing programs, courses and career development opportunities to help students discover who they are, understand what’s required to become an effective leader, and determine what actions to take to improve their own personal development.

Sincerely,

Nathan O. Hatch
President

Message from Student Health Service Regarding Illness on Campus

The following message for students, faculty and staff is sent on behalf of Dr. Cecil Price of the Student Health Service:

Beginning February 13, the Student Health Service has treated several students for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.  By the end of Feb. 18, 57 students had been treated for those symptoms in the Student Health Service.

We have been in consultation with the Forsyth County Health Department; we have determined that these symptoms are being seen in other parts of the surrounding community as well as across campus. The cause of the outbreak is unknown, although the symptoms are consistent with a mild, self-limiting viral infection.

The symptoms associated with this outbreak have been mild and are not life threatening.  They usually resolve in about 24 hours. The illness tends to respond with supportive medical measures (nausea medicine, fever medicine). Occasionally, affected students have required rehydration with intravenous fluids.

Students with these symptoms, especially if they are having trouble keeping down fluids, should seek medical care from the Student Health Service.  For more information about what to eat or drink when ill with gastroenteritis, please see the Student Health Service web page at http://shs.wfu.edu/common/diet-instructions-for-gastro-illnesses/

All in the University community should practice “common sense” hygiene measures to prevent the spread of this illness such as frequent hand washing, avoiding sharing food, drinks, or other eating utensils, and minimizing contact with individuals who are having symptoms.  Individuals who have symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) should wash their hands frequently with warm soapy water especially after using the toilet. They should avoid handling food that will be eaten by other people; and they should not work in restaurants and day care settings until their symptoms have completely resolved.

The Health Service will provide updated information concerning this outbreak as more information becomes available. In the meantime, please be assured that the University is taking all possible preventive measures and have coordinated our response with all necessary departments on campus to include food services and custodial operations.

Information about the norovirus illness and key facts may be obtained from the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/downloads/keyfacts.pdf.

Dr. Cecil D. Price, M.D.
Director, Student Health Service

Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest to be Closed Friday Feb. 14

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest will be closed for classes and offices on Friday, February 14.

Travel on campus remains hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.  For information on campus dining, visit wakeforest.campusdish.com.  Campus recreation facilities remain open. For those planning to attend events on campus, check with the host or sponsoring organization.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website for any other announcements that may be made.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

 

Campus Travel Remains Hazardous Today February 13

As of Thursday morning (February 13) at Wake Forest University, travel of any nature, pedestrian or vehicular, remains extremely hazardous across much of the Reynolda Campus. Please use extreme caution when outside.  Crews have worked through the night and will continue to work today to improve conditions on campus, but conditions are expected to remain hazardous into Friday.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Updated Dining Information and Weather Closings

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has provided the following update about on-campus dining services.

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Due to the severity of weather conditions, the Hilltop Market was compelled to close today. However, the Fresh Food Company, also known as “the Pit”, will be open with abbreviated hours. All other locations are subject to temporary closing. We apologize for any inconvenience.

THURSDAY: 02.13.14
The Fresh Food Co.: Open 9am – 8pm
The Hilltop Market: Closed

FRIDAY: 02.14.14
The Fresh Food Co.: Open 9am – 8pm
The Hilltop Market: Open 11am – 8pm (Tentatively)