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Grief Resources for Students

As we approach the holidays, students may be more acutely aware of the loss of friends and loved ones.  We encourage students to attend to their emotions and find healthy ways to express them and seek support.

Loss, whether expected or unexpected, can feel overwhelming and affect all parts of our lives.  Grieving is a very personal and individualized process, one which has no timeline.  There is no right way to grieve.  The University Counseling Center has provided some grief support resources for any students who are grieving, as well as parents and others who wish to support their student in his or her grief.

We encourage any student who is grieving or hurting to seek support.  There are many resources on campus students can turn to for such support, including:

University Counseling Center - 118 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5273

Chaplain’s Office - 22 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5210

RA (Resident Adviser) or the Graduate Hall Director or other professional staff in their residence hall, trusted adult mentors (advisers, faculty, etc.)

North Dining Hall Update

The following information was provided by the ARAMARK campus dining service.

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ARAMARK is proud to welcome four new dining venues to the Wake Forest Dining program which is set to open at the North Dining Hall in January as students return. Each of the venues within the building enhances capacity, variety, community, sustainability, and convenience in the Wake Forest Dining program.

The Hilltop Market combines the dining style of a modern servery with the fresh and healthy choices of a traditional residential restaurant. It is an á la carte destination allowing patrons to swipe through and exit with their selections. The menu will feature a wide variety catering to a versatile demographic including American favorites and global cuisine. The Hilltop Market will accept Old Gold Swipes, Meal Swipes, Deacon Dollars, Food Dollars, debit/credit, and cash.

Also at the North Dining Hall is Bistro ’34, a fine dining restaurant reflecting a contemporary American palate. The menu will highlight regional cuisine evolving seasonally and a sample of signature international dishes. Bistro ’34 will accept Deacon Dollars, Food Dollars, debit/credit, cash, and Old Gold Swipes for its respective Old Gold Combos.

The North Dining Hall’s Starbucks is a full-service venue and introduces breakfast and lunch selections alongside its celebrated beverages. It will be located adjacent to the new P.O.D. Market convenience store and will feature an Old Gold Combo available to meal plan participants. Both will accept cash, debit/credit, Deacon Dollars, Food Dollars.  The Starbucks in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will continue to serve the campus while the North Polo convenience store will
close after November 26th.

Stay tuned to learn about Old Gold Combos, hours of operation, sustainable endeavors, and more!

Thanksgiving Holiday Observed

There are no undergraduate classes Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29th.  While most of our students have gone away for the Thanksgiving holiday, residence halls remain open.

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 is 336.758.5591 (non-emergency) or 336.758.5911 (emergency). 

Kemper Scholars Program

This information about the Kemper Scholars Program is being provided for first-year families.  Dr. Brower has an informational meeting set for Dec. 2 at 5-6 pm in Greene Hall Room 162.

in Greene Hall Room 162.  The final deadline is January 16 for all material to be turned in.

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ATTENTION PARENTS OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS!

KEMPER SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

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 17 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 up to $6900 to fund a summer for-profit internship experience of the student’s choice and design 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

Students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement, extracurricular activity, community service, and leadership ability who have a background in liberal arts and an interest in a career in organizational administration and leadership are strongly encouraged to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The deadline for application to this year’s program is Thursday, January 16, 2014.

To apply, students should go to http://business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=1218.  Click on the links for the application, complete online, print out and attach the supporting documents. Then submit the package of materials to: Dr. Holly Brower, WFU Kemper Scholar Coordinator, Schools of Business,

P O Box 7285, Wake Forest University. Students may drop the completed application and materials by Room 398, Farrell Hall.  Letters of recommendation and official transcripts may come directly to this address or emailed to browerhh@wfu.edu.  Students should email their application to kellydp@wfu.edu in addition to submitting their full set of materials in hard copy.

Contact Dr. Holly Brower at browerhh@wfu.edu or (336)758-6174 or Denise Kelly at kellydp@wfu.edu or (336)758-4114 if you have questions.

 

 

Senior Portraits Scheduling

Senior portraits are now being scheduled.  Appointments can be made online at

www.ouryear.com (the school code for Wake Forest University is 87110.)  The site is open so students can begin scheduling.  Dates for spring semester portraits are March 17-21.

Grief Resources for Students

Loss, whether expected or unexpected, can feel overwhelming and affect all parts of our lives.  Grieving is a very personal and individualized process, one which has no timeline.  There is no right way to grieve.  The University Counseling Center has provided some grief support resources for students who are grieving, as well as parents and others who wish to support their student in his or her grief.

We encourage any student who is grieving or hurting to seek support.  There are many resources on campus students can turn to for such support, including:

University Counseling Center - 118 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5273

Chaplain’s Office - 22 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5210

RA (Resident Adviser) or the Graduate Hall Director or other professional staff in their residence hall

trusted adult mentors (advisers, faculty, etc.)

Airport Shuttle Information

For families needing to make travel plans for their students for Thanksgiving, here are some sites you might wish to visit.

The Benson Center has an Airport Transportation page with information about shuttle service to area airports.

The Office of Sustainability has helped Wake Forest join the Zimride  community, which is an electronic ride-board service for students.

Thanksgiving Dining Hours of Operation

Campus will remain open during the Thanksgiving break, but there will be reduced hours of operation at some dining locations, and others will be closed.  If your student is staying on campus, he or she should consult the Thanksgiving Dining Update page and plan appropriately for meals when venues are closed.

Campus Dining is offering a care package option for when dining venues are closed.  Please see the Care Package Flyer – Wake Forest Dining for information on how your student can order them.

Repaving at Reynolda Road Entrance

Communications and External Relations shared the following e-mail with the campus community regarding planned road construction.

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The Reynolda Road entrance to Wake Forest will be closed on Nov. 19 and 20 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to road repaving by the City of Winston-Salem.

Reynolda Road will remain open during repaving at the entrance.

Throughout both days, the entrance will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Detour signs will direct motorists to the Polo Road entrance to the University. The University Parkway entrance will remain open, too.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Test on November 21 of Text Message Alert System

The Office of Communication and External Relations shared the following message with the campus community.

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Thousands of students, faculty and staff are scheduled to receive a test text message in November from Wake Forest University’s emergency notification system.

The text will be sent by the University Police Department at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 to all who have registered online to receive emergency text messages.  Anyone who has not registered may be do so by visiting the University’s Wake Ready web site at http://wakeready.wfu.edu/alert-methods/text-alerts.  Registration by undergraduates is required. Directions are provided for arranging to receive the messages, including the test message set for November.

The content of the text message will be, “This is a test of the WFU Emergency Mobile Phone Alert System.  It is not necessary to reply to this message.”

Wake Forest has several methods for communicating with faculty, staff and students in the event of the emergency.  Those used will depend, largely, on the situation.  Wake Alert, the University’s emergency notification system, provides alerts and updates through the Wake Alert web site atwakealert.wfu.edu, text messaging, an outdoor warning system, cable TV, e-mail, voice mail, the Wake Alert Twitter account and a recorded message on the Wake Forest weather and emergency phone line at 336-758-5935.  The Wake Forest Facebook account can be used, also.

Also, all faculty and staff will receive a voice message on their office phone during the test.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations