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LENS@Wake Forest – Our Signature Summer Program for High School Students

Attention Wake Forest parents and families:

Do you have a high school student seeking a fun, challenging, and unique summer experience?  LENS@Wake Forest provides students an interdisciplinary and experiential learning environment characteristic of the liberal arts education – without the pressure of grades or credit.

Rising high school juniors and seniors spend three weeks living on campus discovering how to change the way they learn, the way they think and the way they lead.

Explore our two exceptional academic opportunities:  Global Sustainability or Cultural Crossroads.  Access the application and learn more at lens.wfu.edu.

 

Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program for High School Students

The following information from the Wake Forest Charlotte Center might be of interest to parents of high school students.

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Are you ready for your best summer yet?

The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is an unforgettable experience that allows rising sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to test-drive their career goals and get a glimpse of the future. Led by renowned industry experts, this five-day experience includes sessions taught by Wake Forest faculty, access to industry professionals, facility tours and even the chance to live on campus for the week.*

Select programs will take place both at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, and on the Winston-Salem Reynolda campus.

Summer 2016 programs include:
Business & Entrepreneurship Institute*
Law Institute
Leadership Institute
Medicine Institute*
Sports Marketing Institute
Technology Institute

*Also offered as a residential program in Winston-Salem on the Wake Forest Reynolda campus.

Wake Forest is offering an Early Bird Discount code for those who enroll and depositbefore December 1, 2015. Apply today and use discount code: SIPEarlyBird to receive $100 off.

Enrollment is limited and by application only. Scholarship is available for those who qualify. For more information, or to apply today, please visit go.wfu.edu/sip.

Your best summer yet awaits! Don’t delay, apply today!

*Join us Sunday, January 10th from 4:00-6:00 pm for a Summer Immersion Open House at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center. Learn more about our programs and an opportunity to win a scholarship!

Sincerely,
Kyla Acie
Director
Pre-College Programs
Wake Forest University

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Deliver Voices of Our Time Address

The following message was sent to faculty, staff, and students on November 3rd from President Hatch.

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

I’m pleased to share that Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for the Atlantic and author of The New York Times bestseller, “Between the World and Me,” will speak Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel as part of the Voices of Our Time speaker series.

Coates is a finalist for the National Book Award and was recently named a 2015 MacArthur “Genius” grant winner.

The event is free, though tickets are required. They can be reserved online at go.wfu.edu/VOT or by calling 336-758-5237. Wake Forest faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to reserve tickets in advance of the public announcement tomorrow, Nov. 4.

Voices of Our Time is a guest speaker series that exposes students, the Wake Forest community and the general public to some of the world’s leading thinkers — including scholars, scientists, writers, business and public policy leaders, activists and religious leaders — for discussions about timely national and international issues.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Ta-Nehisi Coates on Nov. 17.

Sincerely,

Nathan O. Hatch
President

Class to Prepare Students for Study Abroad

The Center for Global Programs and Studies has a class that might be of interest to students who are studying abroad in summer or fall 2016.  Students can see the flyer below for more information on how to register.

study abroad class

Thanksgiving Food Service Options

Campus Dining has announced that Hours of Service will temporarily shift due to Thanksgiving Break.  More information about hours will be available in the coming weeks at www.wakeforest.campusdish.com.  There is also information available in the November Dining Update 2015.

There are other options for students who are staying on campus for Thanksgiving to have shuttles to local grocery stores and shopping venues, as well as a free meal from the ZSR Library.

Thanksgiving Meals On Campus

Email Sent to All Second Year Students

The following message was emailed to sophomores from the Office of Academic Advising.

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Dear Second-Year Students:

This email highlights some curricular and extra-curricular academic opportunities that might be relevant to you (including several attachments).  Don’t miss out because you didn’t read …

1) Advising Information for Students Potentially Interested in Education or Music as a Major:  The Education & Music departments recently asked us to share some info with potentially interested students.  Education:  See attachment: Department of Education – Course Offerings Music: Because music theory is a four-semester sequence (and all four courses must be taken in sequence), it is important that potential music majors get started in music theory early in their student careers.

2) SPA 309 for Heritage Spanish Speakers:  See flyer: Heritage_Speaker_of_Spanish_SPA 309 (Spring 2016) & message below from Professor Alarcon.

Hola a todos,

Les escribo para hablarles del curso que voy a ofrecer en la primavera 2016: SPA 309L (Grammar and Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers).

Si creciste escuchando y/o hablando español en casa (de tus padres y, quizás también, de abuelos o tíos), eres un “heritage speaker of Spanish” (o English-Spanish bilingual). Si nunca has tomado una clase de español en Wake, pero hablas la lengua y quieres ganar más confianza en tu conocimiento práctico y escrito del español ¡este curso es para ti!

SPA 309L te va a ayudar a aprender la gramática del español (como conocimiento explícito) y te va a ayudar a escribir en forma clara y precisa siguiendo las convenciones estándares (uso correcto de los acentos, puntuación, palabras de ortografía difícil y vocabulario más formal y académico).

Si tienes alguna consulta, por favor, envíame un correo. (Professor Alarcon: alarcoi@wfu.edu)

writers_camp3) Writer’s Camp!  Be a published author!  See http://zsr.wfu.edu/outreach/zsr-writers-camp/.  Apply by Nov. 13!

4) Opportunity for Students Interested in Pre-Health or Pre-Allied-HealthTuesday November 3rd at 6:30 – Dinner and Healthcare Professional Panel (Sponsored by Pre-Allied Health and Pre-Health Professions Programs). RSVP to hpcpanel.eventbrite.com for dinner by Monday November 2nd 1 pm.

5) Opportunity in Barcelona next summer:  See flyer: Barcelona 2016! 

Best regards,
Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising

Email Sent to All First Year Students

The following email was sent to all first-year students on October 29th by the Office of Academic Advising.

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Dear First-Year Students:

PLEASE mark this email to read in its entirety when you have the time to do so!  It contains an array of important info for all first-year students (including several attachments).  Don’t miss out because you didn’t read …

1) Sign up NOW for Required Wellbeing Check-Ins:  See http://newstudents.wfu.edu/orientation-programming/first-semester-checkins/ and Wellbeing_check-in_registration_info writers_camp.

2) Registration Assistance:  See flyer for times OAA staff will be in south campus residence halls during registration: Assisted Registration_Fall_2015.  See http://registrar.wfu.edu/registration-2/registration-after-hours/ for after-hours help from the Registrar’s Office.


3) Advising Information for Students Potentially Interested in Education or Music as a Major
:  The Education & Music departments recently asked us to share some info with interested students.  Education:  See attachment here: Department of Education – Course Offerings! Music: Because music theory is a four-semester sequence (and all four courses must be taken in sequence), it is important that potential music majors get started in music theory early in their student careers.

4) Linked WRI 111-ANT 114 class: See this flyer describing a Linked Course available to first-year students: linkedcoursesflyer_fall_2015.  Students who request registration in the linked course before November 3 will be able to register for an additional 8 hours in Round I of registration.  Send request toundergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu.

5) SPA 309 for Heritage Spanish Speakers:  See flyer here: Heritage_Speaker_of_Spanish_SPA 309 (Spring 2016) & message below from Professor Alarcon.

Hola a todos,

Les escribo para hablarles del curso que voy a ofrecer en la primavera 2016: SPA 309L (Grammar and Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers).

Si creciste escuchando y/o hablando español en casa (de tus padres y, quizás también, de abuelos o tíos), eres un “heritage speaker of Spanish” (o English-Spanish bilingual). Si nunca has tomado una clase de español en Wake, pero hablas la lengua y quieres ganar más confianza en tu conocimiento práctico y escrito del español ¡este curso es para ti!

SPA 309L te va a ayudar a aprender la gramática del español (como conocimiento explícito) y te va a ayudar a escribir en forma clara y precisa siguiendo las convenciones estándares (uso correcto de los acentos, puntuación, palabras de ortografía difícil y vocabulario más formal y académico).

Si tienes alguna consulta, por favor, envíame un correo. (Professor Alarcon: alarcoi@wfu.edu)

6) Writer’s Camp!  Be a published author!  See http://zsr.wfu.edu/outreach/zsr-writers-camp/.  Apply by Nov. 13!writers_camp

7) Opportunity for Students Interested in Pre-Health or Pre-Allied-HealthTuesday November 3rd at 6:30 – Dinner and Healthcare Professional Panel (Sponsored by Pre-Allied Health and Pre-Health Professions Programs).RSVP to hpcpanel.eventbrite.com for dinner by Monday November 2nd 1 pm.
8) Opportunity in Barcelona next summer:  See flyer: Barcelona 2016!

Best regards,
Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising

Information about Student Alcohol Use and Safety This Weekend

The following message was emailed to parents on October 27 on behalf of the Student Health Service and the Office of Wellbeing.

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Wake Forest students tend to be responsible young adults, however, there are times and events during the year that are particularly concerning with respect to alcohol use. Among those are student tailgating at the last home game of the season (traditionally a time when seniors attempt to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol), Halloween, and “recovery” from mid-terms. This year these three events collide the weekend of October 30 – November 1.

Campus Life staff are actively engaged in prevention efforts including alternative (non-alcohol) events, social norm marketing (which corrects the perception that “all” students are engaged in the high risk use of alcohol), and bystander education (to teach students how to recognize and respond to their friends who are drinking too much).

One important prevention strategy involves parents. Research has shown that parents are one of the biggest sources of influence on their child’s drinking habits. Conversations with your student can help reduce the risky use of alcohol, and we encourage you to speak with your son or daughter about your concerns about their use of alcohol, especially in a risky manner.

An excellent resource which gives tips about how to have these conversations as well as more detailed information about alcohol use and abuse in college students is “College Parents Matter … Have the Conversation” produced by the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Other Problems.
Visit Website »

Thank you for partnering with us to help keep your student safe and healthy!

Cecil D. Price, MD
Director, Student Health Service

Malika Roman Isler, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Wellbeing

Study Smarter, Not Harder

The Learning Assistance Center’s “Study Smarter, Not Harder” workshop series will introduce WFU students to a number of helpful strategies that will improve academic performance.

The second workshop for the fall semester is scheduled for Monday, November 2, from 5:00-6:00 in Greene Hall 145. This workshop will focus specifically on reading strategies, performance anxiety, and using Zotero.

 

Pre-Health and Pre-Business Information Sessions

The following emails were sent to students to inform them about information sessions that may be helpful prior to registering for spring 2016 classes.

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Information about pre-health careers and related majors:

Are you considering focusing on pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-vet? As Dr. Lord cannot meet with every student individually to help plan course schedules for the spring semester, please plan on attending one of the following group advising sessions to make sure you are on the right track.

Tuesday, October 20th
First Year Students: 6:30-7:30
Sophomores: 7:30-8:00
Juniors & Seniors: 8:00-8:30

Wednesday, October 21st
Juniors & Seniors: 5:00-5:30
Sophomores: 5:30-6:00
First Year Students: 6:00-7:00

All sessions will be held in Winston Hall, Room 125

(Please note: The group advising session is NOT a replacement for your lower division or major advising meeting with your academic adviser.)

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Information session for prospective business majors:

In advance of spring 2016 registration, the School of Business will be holding freshman information sessions next week, October 19th through October 22nd.

​Please see below for the dates, times and locations. ​

These sessions will incorporate information about the prerequisites, the admissions process and the majors offered in the School of Business. Please plan to attend if you have an interest in or questions about the School of Business​. Our major advising and registration deadlines will preclude individual student appointments or email exchanges in October and early November.

Please arrive promptly at the time listed, if you plan to attend a session.

Feel free to share this email with others who might be interested!

Monday, 10/19/2015, 3:30 pm, 104 Farrell Hall

Tuesday, 10/20/2015, 3:30 pm, A17 Farrell Hall

Wednesday, 10/21/2015, 2:00 pm, 104 Farrell Hall

Thursday, 10/22/2015, 11:00 am, 155 Farrell Hall