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Winter Break Off-Campus Residence Safety Information

Residence Life and Housing and University Police have emailed the following information to students living in off-campus residences.

Please consult the Winter Break and Burglary Information PDF for information about how your off-campus student can be aware of important safety tips and resources.

Campus Walkway to Reynolda Village to be Closed Part of December for Repairs

The paved walkway leading from the University to Reynolda Village will be closed during part of December due to construction projects along the path.  The often-used walkway begins on campus just off Faculty Drive, next to Parking Lot S, and winds through a wooded area before reaching Reynolda Village.

Erosion repair projects will be taking place between approximately Dec. 14 to Dec. 23 at two locations.  The largest will occur at the bridge at Lake Katharine, where the dam is also located.  Another project will be at the small bridge that crosses a creek closer to campus.

The exact dates of the project’s duration may be revised due to weather.

Campus Memorial Service Postponed for Jordan Bayer

The campus memorial service for Jordan Bayer has been postponed until next semester, University Chaplain Tim Auman announced today.  The decision to postpone the service was made in consultation with Jordan’s family.  In addition, a number of Jordan’s friends are studying abroad this semester and would have been unable to attend the campus service originally scheduled to be held on December 3.

The University will announce a new date for a campus memorial service in the spring semester after further consultation with Jordan’s family.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

 

Kemper Scholars Program for First-Year Parents and Families

The following information was provided to the Office of Parent Programs to be shared with first-year parents and families.

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Wake Forest University is honored to be part of the Kemper Scholars Program, which began in 1948.  The program combines scholarship aid, mentorship by James S. Kemper Foundation staff, and paid summer professional internship opportunities. The program’s goal is to help students with broad liberal arts backgrounds develop leadership and professional skills through experience. Students from any major and those who have not yet decided on a major are encouraged to apply.  First-year fulltime students registered at Wake Forest (or one of the 15 other participating educational institutions) are eligible to apply for this program. Benefits to the student include:

  • $3000-$10,000 annual scholarship assistance for sophomore, junior, and senior years
  • a fully-paid summer internship in a Chicago non-profit organization after the sophomore year AND a fully paid internship in one of a wide variety of fields with the Kemper Corporation in cities around the U.S. after the junior year
  • participation in the annual Kemper Scholars Conference in Chicago
  • an ongoing association with an exceptional Foundation offering a commitment to undergraduate education and individual mentoring

Students with a record of academic achievement, unusual maturity, broad interests and open-mindedness, extracurricular activity, community service, and demonstrated leadership ability are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a background in liberal arts and an interest in exploring careers in organizational administration and leadership.  Scholars will have a commitment to a broad education and must maintain at least a GPA of 3.0. The deadline for application to this year’s program is Friday, January 15, 2016.

To apply, students can reach the online portal by clicking on the words “Kemper Scholars Program Application” at the bottom of our homepage at www.jskemper.org. The online application form is open.  Your student can now begin to draft a proposal. It can be saved multiple times in draft form until the applicant chooses to submit it up to the January 15 deadline.

The application portal also includes a process to request recommendations.  We suggest that you make these requests no later than January 7, as they are due January 31.  You will be able to submit your application even if the recommendations have not been received, but you will not be selected as a finalist without them.

Contact Dr. Holly Brower at browerhh@nullwfu.edu or (336)758-6174 or Ms. Heather Shoemaker at (336)758-6193 if you have questions.

December 2015 Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has released its December 2015 Dining Update.  Please share with your students as you see fit.

Thanksgiving Holiday Information

Undergraduate students have a Thanksgiving Break from November 25-29; classes resume on November 30.  Faculty and staff have November 26-27 off for the holiday.

The residence halls will remain open for students staying in Winston-Salem; see information from Residence Life and Housing.

Food service hours will shift during the Thanksgiving break; see details.

Student Health has information about off campus providers for students who may need medical care during the break.

The Wake Forest University Police Administrative Offices, located in the H.S. Moore Building, will be closing in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Wednesday, November 25th at 12:00 p.m.  They will reopen on Monday, November 30th at 8:30 a.m. As always,  Patrol Officers and the Dispatch Center, located in Davis Hall, are on duty 24/7 and available at any time for those remaining on campus and can be contacted at (336) 758-5911 (emergency line) or (336) 758-5591 (non-emergency line).

We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Wake Forest: Travel Safety Reminders to All Students/Faculty/Staff abroad

David Taylor, Director of Global Abroad Programs, sent the following message to all WFU students, faculty, and staff currently abroad.

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Dear WFU students, faculty, and staff abroad,

This email is to share with you the U.S. State Department’s “Worldwide Travel Alert” which was issued yesterday (11/23/15); it urges the continued exercise of caution for all travelers. As you will see or have already seen, many of the precautions therein parallel recommendations which WFU previously shared with you. These recommendations are reiterated below:

  • Remain alert to your surroundings at all times;
  • Keep a low profile;
  • Follow news reports closely;
  • Make sure you report to your program all independent travel before you depart. This will help ensure staff can reach you immediately in an emergency;
  • Walk away at the first sign of trouble, such as suspicious persons, packages or activities;
  • Avoid large crowds or crowded places;
  • Exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation;
  • Keep your cell phones with you, fully charged and turned on at all times, responding immediately to any calls or messages;
  • Should an incident occur, let your family and program know you are safe;
  • Visit the State Department’s travel website for information and follow them on Twitter or Facebook for latest updates;
  • For U.S. citizens, enroll in State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency;
  • Plan on longer security lines at airports, train stations, bus terminals, etc.;
  • Continue to listen to advice and recommendations of program directors and in-country support.

As always, do not hesitate to contact me with questions related to any of the above information. Warm wishes for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and end of fall semester.

Sincerely,
David

David F. Taylor
Director of Global Abroad Programs

Campus Rec iBook/Handbook

The Office of Campus Recreation wanted to let parents and families know that the Campus Recreation iBook/handbook is now live.

You can download the iBook onto your iPhone or iPad.  In the iBooks app,  type in Campus Recreation into the search box and the Campus Recreation iBook will come up.

There are two screen shots below which describe the ibook as well as its uploading requirements.  We encourage you to share this information with your students as well.

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Campus Memorial Service for Jordan Bayer

A campus memorial service for Jordan Bayer will be held December 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.

Jordan was a student from Massachusetts who died November 6 following a car-accident in Charlotte. He was a mathematical business major and a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Thanksgiving Break Safety Letter For Off Campus Students

Residence Life and Housing has provided a Thanksgiving Break Safety letter that is sent to all students living off campus.

Please see the Thanksgiving Break Safety Tips and Trash Collection 2015 for more information and if your student lives off campus, encourage him/her to follow the recommendations.