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Executive Vice President Hof Milam to Present Annual Financial Update

The following message is sent on behalf of the Faculty Senate:


At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Hof Milam, executive vice president, will give his annual financial update to the University on Tuesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium (Benson University Center).

Mr. Milam will review the Wake Forest University budget for the next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Senate enthusiastically invites all Wake Forest University students, staff and faculty to attend.


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Shipping and/or Storing Belongings for the Summer

Residence Life and Housing and the Parent Programs office have received several questions about available options for storing and/or shipping students’ belongings for the summer.  Residence Life and Housing has the following list of vendors below.  it is always suggested that students take valuables or items that can’t be replaced home for the summer.

University Storage Solutions
(WF student entrepreneurship program)
phone 336-253-8474


University Mail Services
Packing supplies are available from the University Post Office in Benson University Center. Students may ship their belongings home using USPS, FedEX Ground and UPS. You may be able to arrange for them to pick up your student’s boxes and ship them home for you. Please contact them at 336-758-5281for more information.


Local Storage Companies
The local storage companies listed below are not affiliated with the University but are convenient to campus and have been used by students in the past.

All Pro Self Storage
3975 University Parkway
Extra Space Storage
2720 University Parkway
Moore Self Storage
3125 University Parkway
Reynolda Storage & Business Center
3590 Yadkinville Road

Eboo Patel to Deliver Commencement Address

From the Wake Forest News Service:

“Eboo Patel, a leading voice for interfaith cooperation and the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 16.

‘Eboo Patel is recognized around the world for bridging divisions among people of different faiths,’ said Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch. ‘At a time when so much global conflict is rooted in religious difference and the need for interfaith cooperation is so great, I am pleased he will be Wake Forest’s commencement speaker.’

Patel, who served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Faith Council, is the author of ‘Acts of Faith,’ ‘Sacred Ground,’ and the forthcoming ‘Interfaith Leadership’. He is a regular contributor to the public conversation around religion in America and a frequent speaker on the topic of religious pluralism. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. For more than 15 years, Patel has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help realize a future where religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.

He regularly contributes to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN….

Also joining Wake Forest for the commencement weekend will be Baccalaureate speaker: The Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes, president and professor of pastoral ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.

‘Rev. Barnes’ ministry, writing and academic leadership reflect his thoughtful and widely informed approach to religious ministry and theological formation that is well suited to changing times,’ Hatch said. ‘He has superbly led large urban congregations and is a wonderful communicator, deeply human and hopeful in his approach and his words.'”

Read the full article online.

Meal Plan Promotion

ARAMARK/Campus Dining announces the following meal plan promotion:

If your student is running low on food dollars right before exams, have no fear! If he/she buys $50 or more in food dollars, he/she will get a 10% bonus for free from now until April 22nd.

April Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has shared a dining update for April in this document: Apri 2016 Dining Update

Wake Forest University Board of Trustees Approves Tuition for 2016-2017

The Wake Forest University Board of Trustees has approved a 3.16 percent increase in the total cost of attendance for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Undergraduate tuition will increase 3.45 percent from the current $47,120 to $48,746 next year. With changes in room, board and other fees, the overall cost is expected to be $66,582.

Students with Diabetes Group is Re-forming

A Students with Diabetes group is re-establishing its chapter on campus.  Their first meeting will be April 5 at 6 pm in the Student Health Conference Room.  See the flyer for more information:  Students with Diabetes Flyer.

A Message from President Hatch

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

On April 5, I invite you to join me for a conversation with Charles Best, CEO of, as we engage in a meaningful discussion as part of The Leadership Project series, a program designed to showcase inspiring stories from leaders who represent a variety of professional paths and to celebrate the many ways leadership development is taught and inspired at Wake Forest. is a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can choose the projects they want to support. Best launched the organization in 2000 out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. Since then, more than 715,000 projects totaling nearly $420 million have been funded nationwide.

In honor of Best’s participation in The Leadership Project, Wake Forest will host a philanthropic flash mob on March 29 as part of the #BestSchoolDay movement. Students, faculty and staff are invited to pick up a free $25 gift card to support a K-12 classroom project. One thousand gift cards will be available at various locations across campus from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The University’s goal is to have 100 percent redemption by the end of the day, totaling $25,000 of support for classroom projects in our community and across the country.

Please help make Wake Forest’s #BestSchoolDay a community success by picking up and redeeming a $25 gift card on March 29, and then let’s gather on April 5 at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall to hear Charles Best share his leadership philosophy and innovative approach to improve education.  More information is available at

Thank you,

Nathan O. Hatch


Study Skills Group to be Offered in April

The Learning Assistance Center graduate assistants are planning a three-week study skills group to help students prepare for final exams. Please see this flyer for more information: Study skills group Spring 2016.

Upcoming Activities Surrounding the Jewish Holidays

The following information was passed on to me by Dr. Gail Bretan, Director of Jewish Life, about activities surrounding upcoming Jewish holidays.


Wednesday (March 23):

WFU Purim Open House.  4- 5 pm. Hillel Lounge. Collins A001.   

Join your friends for a joyous gathering to enjoy Purim sweets (Hamantashen) in the Hillel Lounge.

(Sponsored by WFU Hillel – the Jewish Student Organization)

Purim Services are available around the community.

  1. Temple Emanuel Winston-Salem, Purim Services.

5:30 p.m. Lasagna Dinner (No cost, but please RSVP to

6:15 p.m. Sisterhood Hamantaschen Bake-off

6:30 p.m. Megillah Madness “Jew-pardy” style.  Rabbi Mark gives the answers, you provide the question.

  1. For info about other synagogue offerings (Conservative or Chabad -in the Greensboro area), check with Gail or go to:

Thursday (March 24):

Happy Purim!!!  Purim is one of the happiest holidays of the year!

  1. Enjoy this music video by the Maccabeats acapella group in honor of Purim:
  2. Here is an explanation of Purim as presented by the Union for Reform Judaism:


Services at various synagogues in Greensboro (but not in Winston Salem or WFU).

For info about other synagogue offerings in the area, check with Gail or go to:


Special Lecture: “Building a More Inclusive Society.” By Naeem Baig, President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).7 pm. Wait Chapel.

Under Naeem’s leadership ICNA has increased its interfaith involvement, addressed the national Islamophobia phenomenon, and expanded its general public education about Islam.

(Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, Dept. of Religion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, THRVE, and the Muslim Student Association)

Friday (March 25):

No Classes. WFU Good Friday Observance Holiday.

No classes. Offices Closed. Sunday is Easter.

Upcoming Events: 

Thursday, March 31:

Special Jewish Studies Speaker, Ben Schreier. 4 pm in DeTamble.

Ben Schreier, editor of the journal Studies in American Jewish Literature, and professor of English and Jewish Studies at Penn State, will speak on “The history of Jewish American literary history.”

Dean Franco adds: Ben is super smart and very witty.  More to the point, his work challenges the very field of which he is ostensibly a leader, questioning all the identity-based assumptions underwriting the category “Jewish American literature.”  I don’t always agree with him, but I think his work is powerful and pathbreaking (I’ve been at several conferences with him wherein he’s sparked major debates among senior scholars).  (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Studies Dept.). For more info:

MSA/ Hillel Shabbat dinner. Friday, April 1

Our annual Shabbat diner with our Muslim family. 5:45 pm. Hillel Lounge.  

Join us for our wonderful MSA/ Hillel Shabbat dinner. Good fellowship and good food.

(Sponsored by WFU Hillel and Muslim Student Association)

Gann Academy High Schoolers Visit to WFU. Monday, April 4:

Come meet and dine with the Gann Academy (Waltham, MA) high school students who will be in town for a service (Habitat for Humanity Build) project. 5:30 pm.  Hillel Lounge.

Join us at 5:30 pm in the Hillel Lounge as we take 13 students and 2 staff from Gann Academy on a tour of our campus. After the tour, we will enjoy a kosher dairy “pasta bar” dinner together as we chat with the students. (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department and Hillel)

Interfaith Student Seder. Tuesday, April 5:

Interfaith Student Seder. 6 pm. Hillel Lounge and Collin Campus Ministry Lounges

Join us for a student Interfaith Passover Seder filled with blessings, stories, and food, and as we explore our common connection to social justice and freedom. Sign up at:

(Sponsored by WFU, Hillel and Jewish Life Department, Muslim Student Association, WF Catholic Community, Baptist Student Union, Episcopal Student Fellowship, Lutheran Student Movement,  Presbyterian Student Fellowship, Hindu Student Association, and Secular Humanists)


Project D.E.S.K. Wednesday, April 12:

Join the “Interfaith United” team as we paint a desk for a Winston Salem Student in need. Mag Quad. 3 – 7 pm. Sign up through Hillel – contact Jamie Eisner, Hillel President.

Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.) is an annual WFU community service project to provide restored desks for selected Old Town Elementary students. ( ).  Sign up through WFU Hillel – e-mail Jamie at that you want to be involved. (Spearheaded by Pro Humanitate Institute; Our DESK is sponsored by our WFU Interfaith Team)


Jewish Graduation. Friday, April 15:

Jewish Graduation ceremony is Friday night, April 15 at 5:15 pm, followed by a Shabbat reception at 5:45 pm. Hillel Lounge. Special alumni speaker is Dave Rosenblatt (’77).

An opportunity to highlight the journey and learning of our WFU Jewish graduates and to hear about/ envision an amazing life journey after graduation.  (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Department)


Kasher the Kosher Kitchen for Passover. Wednesday, April 20):

Cleaning and ceremony at 3 pm.

Find out about the feather …

Passover Seders. Friday and Saturday Nights (April 22/ 23):

WFU Passover Seders. Magnolia Room and Heritage Room. 5 pm.

The whole (but abbreviated to less than ½ hour) Passover Seder experience with our own WFU Haggadah, Seder plates with all the goodies, blessings, and songs, followed by dinner.  More info to follow, but make sure to save these dates now.  (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Department and Hillel)


Kosher for Passover Food Available. April 22 – 29:

Passover foods will be in the Hillel Lounge. Reynolda 17 Chaplain’s lounge), and in the PIT dining hall throughout Passover.

Let Gail know if you have a special request, or if you run out of food.  (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department)

Birthright Trip:

Birthright Trips to Israel – registration for summer is open now!  or



Thank yous: 

  • Thank you to the following people for their very generous support:

o   Ronald and Lauren Bahar, in honor of Ethan (’19)

o   Stanley and Frances Daitch, in honor of their granddaughter, Loni Cohen (’17)

o   Edwin J. & Barbara R. Berkowitz Family Foundation, in honor of Hannah (’12)

o   Jonathan and Wendy Eisner, in honor of Jamie (’17)

o   Ellen Farber, in celebration of her son Blake Kurtzman (’18)

o   Mike and Siobhan Hollander, in honor of Zach (’17)

o   Richard and Carol Kalikow, in honor of Max (’17)

o   Harriet R. Mann, in honor of her son, Andrew, who works at WFU in Events Operation at the Coliseum.

o   Michael and Evelyn Pollak, who are so proud of the students. Evelyn is a nurse in WFU Student Health.

o   A. D. and Zoe Scheinman, in honor of Sophie (’19)

o   George and Barbara Sommerfeld, in honor of their granddaughter, Jesse Jordan

o   Mark and Greta Walker, in honor of Margaux (’19)

These donations are used to directly benefit our students, who are our greatest investment in the future.

  • Thank you to The Rosenblatt Family Fund for WFU Hillel which helps support many of our on-going Hillel activities.


We could not offer our fabulous programs and events without your generous support. Thank you for your investment. To donate:


Enjoy your week,


Jewish WFU Social Media/ Ways to Connect:

  1. WFU Jewish ALUMNI LinkedIn Group: Closed Group. For WFU Jewish students to network and share employment opportunities with WFU alumni & parents, and each other.
  2. WFU Hillel Instagram: @Hillel_WFU
  3. WFU Hillel Facebook:
  4. 4. WFU Jewish Life Website
  5. WFU Hillel Web Store. Show your WFU Hillel pride by wearing your t-shirts, carrying your mugs, displaying your phone case, hanging in your blanket, using your mouse pads, etc. with the WFU Hillel Logo on it, with WFU in English and /or Hebrew  Twenty percent (20 %) of all proceeds are donated back to WFU Hillel to use for our programs.