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University Police Reminder: Identity Theft

University Police is offering the following recommendations for students regarding identity theft.

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We all want to protect our identity. We should always be cautious about giving information online about who we are including addresses and phone numbers. This includes email that redirects us to websites that “Look” real. Here are some other tips:

  • When getting medication at your local drug stores, it has become the practice for the store to ask you for your name and address. Speak quietly and/or lean over to the clerk if possible so you are not overheard.
  • When buying groceries and using your ATM card, sometimes you are asked if you would like additional cash back. Say Yes. This keeps you from going to the ATM by yourself. One less stop = one less risk.
  • Do not reserve your table at a restaurant or fast food place by leaving your purse or book bag at the table.
  • Always lock your car. Often there are items in the car that reveal your identity.
  • If traveling overseas, take some local currency with you. Have a support system back home that has all your credit card numbers and the phone numbers to call if those cards are lost or stolen. Call right away if they are missing.
  • Enroll in a credit monitoring service.
  • Always check your credit card invoices to ensure the charges are correct.
  • Shred your mail prior to putting it in the garbage.
  • Do not leave bills lying in plain view when you have others in your room or apartment. Bills should be stored in someplace out of sight/protected until paid.
  • Do not respond to phone calls from people you do not know who request your information.
  • When traveling overseas, use your credit cards or cash if possible. Do not use your ATM card connected to your checking account.

Helping Your Student Through Exams

The Office of Academic Advising has offered suggestions on how parents and families can help their students during Final Exams.

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Final exams at Wake Forest University will take place from May 2nd, 2014 to May 8th, 2014. In late April, students will begin preparation for final exams. During this time of preparation and the final exam period, students may find themselves extremely busy and in some cases overwhelmed or stressed.  Although as a parent or family member you may not physically be there to help, it is important that your college student has your support and encouragement.

Here are some ways that you can help:

  • Send words of encouragement. Send a letter, email, card or e-card that lets your student know that you are proud of all of his or her hard work.  Focus on your student’s effort rather than on the grade. If a student is putting forth reasonable effort, it can be especially unhelpful — even backfire — to pressure him or her to get a specific grade or achieve a specific GPA.
  • Encourage your student to take advantage of all of the resources on campus. If your student is feeling stressed or overwhelmed, he or she can visit places like the Learning Assistance Center, the Office of Academic Advising, and the University Counseling Center.
  • Check with your student’s exam schedule, before you make arrangements for travel home. It is often very difficult for students to make special arrangements to take an exam at an alternate time, and professors are not required to accommodate personal travel requests. Having to make special arrangements may cause additional stress for your student.
  • Send your student a care package. A small, simple package with your student’s favorite snacks or study supplies is another way to show you are thinking of him or her and to show your support.

Unsettled Weather

Due to unsettled weather conditions in the Winston-Salem area today (Friday), 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.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Special Olympics April 23-25 On Campus

Hosted by Wake Forest’s Department of Athletics, the Special Olympics will be held this week on campus for three days.

During these three days, athletes will arrive in large numbers in buses and traffic on campus will be heavy.  Although no roads will be closed, police officers will be directing traffic and pedestrians in front of Reynolds Gymnasium and Manchester Athletic Center. Parking Lot L will be closed to accommodate the loading/unloading of participants for this event.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23-25 in Kentner Stadium.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Dean Jacque Fetrow to Become Provost at the University of Richmond

President Hatch sent the following email to the campus community earlier this week.

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Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

After more than a decade of exemplary service to Wake Forest University, including more than five years as Dean of the College, Jacque Fetrow will become Provost at the University of Richmond on July 1.

Dean Fetrow’s leadership has provided a much-valued steady hand at the helm during turbulent times for a liberal arts education nationally. As Dean since 2009, her tenure has been marked by a strong reaffirmation of the College’s signature tradition of close student-faculty engagement, with support for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) Center, development of the Office of Academic Advising, and fundraising to support initiatives led by the Associate Dean for Student-Faculty Academic Initiatives. Her support for our teacher-scholar model has been integral in U.S. News & World Report’s 11th place ranking for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” this year, as well as our highest-ever ranking among national universities at 23rd.

Dean Fetrow has been a central figure in Wake Will fundraising, helping to secure over $180 million in gifts and pledges for student scholarships and financial aid, faculty and departmental support including facilities improvements, and strategic initiatives. She also made great strides in aligning the College’s financial and budgeting processes with evolving University systems, and extensively reorganized the structure and management of the Dean’s Office and College more broadly.

We are immensely grateful for Dean Fetrow’s leadership, which has included development of a strong team in the College Dean’s office. Senior Associate Deans Rebecca Thomas and Randy Rogan, along with Associate Deans Anne Boyle, Christy Buchanan, David Levy, and José Villalba, will continue to work with Dean Fetrow in leading the College’s regular operations. A search advisory committee will soon be named to begin the process of choosing a successor as Dean of the College.

Sincerely,

Nathan O. Hatch
President

President Hatch Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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The following message was sent to the campus community today.

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Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

Wake Forest University is pleased to announce that the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected President Nathan Hatch among its newest members.

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts and education.

The Academy membership encompasses over 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and reflects a wide range of disciplines and professions. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

As one of only a handful of Wake Foresters to ever be named to the Academy, President Hatch’s 2014 member class includes winners of the Nobel Prize; the Wolf Prize; the Pulitzer Prize; National Medal of the Arts; MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships; and Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony Awards.

Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation — from its founders John Adams, James Bowdoin, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maria Mitchell and Alexander Graham Bell. Other distinguished members have included Margaret Mead, Jonas Salk, Barbara McClintock, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, John Updike, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Hope Franklin. Foreign members have included Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Laurence Olivier, Mary Leakey, John Maynard Keynes, Akira Kurosawa and Nelson Mandela.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 11, 2014, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. A complete list of the new members is available on the Academy’s website.

Please join us in congratulating President Hatch.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Gmail for Alumni in the Class of 2014

The Office of Alumni Services sent the following email to graduating seniors about a new Gmail option following graduation.  We hope your graduates will take advantage of it, and/or to keep their email address and mailing address up to date via the Alumni website information update form.

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Gmail for Alumni

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We hope your years at Wake have been full of wonderful memories and we are so excited to welcome you into the Alumni family!

This year, the Alumni Office and Information Services will be offering Gmail accounts to all graduating students. This Gmail account will be an actual account with access to Google Drive and all of Gmail’s standard functions. It will allow you the opportunity to transfer your existing @wfu.edu content (messages, files, contacts) to your new @alumni.wfu.edu account.

The new @alumni.wfu.edu accounts were automatically created for you on March 25. You should have already received an email notification from Information Services about this transition, but for more in depth details and instructions, check out the alumni website at alumni.wfu.edu

If you have questions or need help with your new account, feel free to reach out to us at alumni@wfu.edu. Congratulations on your graduation and enjoy the remainder of your time on campus!

The Office of Alumni Services

University Offices Closed April 18

University offices are closed and classes are not being held today, April 18.

However, if you have an urgent need to reach someone at the university because you have a concern that must be addressed quickly, we have designated the University Police as our 24/7 contact.  They can assess the situation and determine who best to address your concern. The 24-hour contact number for  University Police number, 336.758.5591 (non emergency) or 336.758.5911 (emergency). They can get in touch with on-call duty staff 24-hours/day.

 

Second Round of Housing / Yet to Be Assigned

Residence Life and Housing provided the following information about the Yet to Be Assigned (YTBA) process for student housing.

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Second Round of Housing & Dining Selection

There is a second round of the housing and dining selection process which occurs during the middle of the summer every year.  All rising sophomores and juniors that do not select housing during the first round of housing and dining selection process, are automatically placed on the Yet To Be Assigned list (YTBA) to select during the second round. This is a normal part of the assignments process and occurs each year.

During the summer, rooms open up across campus for a number of reasons, including when students decide to go abroad or transfer. We can’t guarantee a single or a particular residence hall, but there will be housing options available for everyone.

Students on the YTBA list will receive an e-mail with a selection day and time in July to go online and select housing from what is available at that time. Students will select in the same priority order (Juniors and then Sophomores). You will not have to have a roommate to select a bed space in a double during this round.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Eanes, Coordinator of Assignments at eaneska@wfu.edu.

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Second Round of Housing (Yet To Be Assigned)

Updated Campus Dining Information for April

Campus Dining has provided the following update to their April schedule.

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Updated Good Friday hours of operation are available on our homepage.

The Earth Day Old Gold Mag Dinner has been moved to April 17th.