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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

Chat with the Chief, University Police

The following message was sent to the Parent Programs office to be shared with Wake Forest parents and families.

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Chat with the Chief is an event that is hosted by the University Police Department at different locations throughout the 2015-16 academic year. It presents the opportunity for the Wake Forest Community to speak informally with the Chief regarding campus safety issues, to enjoy free refreshments and to engage with others who are interested in creating a safer campus community.

The 2015-16 #CWTC events will take place in the lobbies of the Reynolda Campus freshman dorms, as our focus is for students to meet their Building Resource Officers and become familiar with our department as they begin their journey at Wake Forest University.

Other students, RA’s and GHD’s are encouraged to drop in anytime during this month’s Chat with the Chief Event on Thursday, October 22, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Luter Hall Main Lobby. The University Police Resource Officer assigned to this dorm, Officer Jeff Holleman, will also join us. Contact Erin McCulley-Davis with any questions.

Flu Vaccine Clinic Reminders

The following information was sent to the Parent Programs office from the Student Health Service so it could be shared as a news item for parents.

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Flu Clinic on October 7th

Maxim Healthcare will be on campus Wednesday, October 7th from 12:00 – 7:00 pm offering flu vaccines for students!  The event will be held in Benson 401.  The cost is $27.00 cash or check.  If paying by credit or debit card, a voucher can be purchased at the Benson Ticket Office on October 7th.

The following insurance cards are accepted at the time of service:  Aetna;  Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield;  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC,RI, MA, TX, IL;  Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Premera Blue Cross; Regence BC/BS of OR and WA; Healthspring; Humana; Independence BC/BS, Sierra Health & Life, and SummaCare.  2015 Flu Vaccine Flyer

Additional Fall Mini Clinic Offerings

The Student Health Service will continue giving flu vaccines through out the fall semester.  We will offer mini clinics in the Z Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm beginning on October 13th and running through the month of October.

Students can also just “walk in” to the Student Health Service during clinic hours M-F between 9:00 and 4:00 pm beginningOctober 8th.   There is a charge of $27.00 if the student gets the vaccine through the Student Health Service as we do not file insurance.  However, a receipt will be generated after the vaccine, that can be printed off and  filed with your insurance.

Important Details about Brad Paisley Concert on Campus

The following message was sent to the campus community on Friday, October 2 from Communications and External Relations.

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Country music performer Brad Paisley will perform free for the Wake Forest community on Manchester Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 10, prompting temporary changes regarding parking, traffic flow, campus access and building access to accommodate the event. Those changes will begin taking effect at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.  Most remain in place until Sunday morning, Oct. 11.

The concert, which will also include country music performer Eric Paslay, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at approximately 10 p.m.  It is a rain or shine event.

 Traffic and Parking

 •   Parking lots B, C, D, E, F, G will be closed at 5 p.m. Oct. 9. All vehicles must be removed by this time.

•   General campus access will be limited beginning 10 p.m. Oct. 9 until 6 a.m. Oct. 11.

•   Polo Road Gate will be closed from 10 p.m. Oct. 9 until 6 a.m. Oct. 11

•   First year (freshman) and sophomore students will not be permitted vehicle access to campus from 10 p.m. Oct. 9 until 6 a.m. Oct. 11.

•   Gulley Drive will be closed from 5 p.m. Oct. 9 until 9 a.m. Oct. 11.

•   ALL parking spots located on Gulley Drive must be cleared by 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

•   Library Circle must be cleared of vehicles by 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

 POINTS OF ENTRY & PERIMETER – Manchester Plaza Details

 •   Manchester Plaza access will be limited from Oct. 9 until Oct. 11.

•   Carswell Hall, Tribble Hall, Greene Hall, and Calloway Center will be limited to card/key access ONLY from 4:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

•   Benson University Center will operate under normal business hours with standard food options and restroom availability.

•   Event Access will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the following locations:

•   Steps leading down from Reynolda Hall area to Manchester Plaza

•   Steps leading from Z. Smith Reynolds Library to courtyard between Tribble Hall and Benson Center.

•   Walkways between Carswell Hall and Greene Hall, as well as between Greene Hall and Calloway Center

 

CONCERT DETAILS

 

•   Concert is FREE for all Wake Forest students, faculty/staff, and guests with an event ticket.

•   Tickets are required upon entry. Entry is not guaranteed due to capacity limitations. Early arrivals are encouraged. No re-entry.

•   On-campus parking is provided on a first come basis.

•   Disabled parking is located at Lot E and Upper Davis Field.

•   Supplemental parking is available at the BB&T University Center on 2400 Reynolda Road.

•   A Shuttle will run from this lot to the Library Circle on campus from 5 p.m. Oct. 10 until 11 p.m. Oct. 10.

•   Reynolda Road and University Parkway entrances to campus will be open for campus/concert vehicle access.  A Wake Forest University parking pass and/or concert ticket is required for vehicle entry.

•   Others approaching University entrances will be asked by University security to identify the event they are attending.  Other events are occurring on the night of the concert.

•   NO outside food/beverage, umbrellas, towels/blankets, and/or oversized bags will be permitted on Manchester Plaza.

•   ALL bags will be checked at ticketing.

•   Chairs are permissible.

 Concert-related details/arrangements are subject to change.  Event information and updates are available at wakeforestsports.com.

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Flu Vaccine Options

The following information was sent to the Parent Programs office from the Student Health Service so it could be shared as a news item for parents.

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Flu Clinic on October 7th

Maxim Healthcare will be on campus Wednesday, October 7th from 12:00 – 7:00 pm offering flu vaccines for students!  The event will be held in Benson 401.  The cost is $27.00 cash or check.  If paying by credit or debit card, a voucher can be purchased at the Benson Ticket Office on October 7th.

The following insurance cards are accepted at the time of service:  Aetna;  Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield;  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC,RI, MA, TX, IL;  Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Premera Blue Cross; Regence BC/BS of OR and WA; Healthspring; Humana; Independence BC/BS, Sierra Health & Life, and SummaCare.  2015 Flu Vaccine Flyer

Additional Fall Mini Clinic Offerings

The Student Health Service will continue giving flu vaccines through out the fall semester.  We will offer mini clinics in the Z Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm beginning on October 13th and running through the month of October.

Students can also just “walk in” to the Student Health Service during clinic hours M-F between 9:00 and 4:00 pm beginningOctober 8th.   There is a charge of $27.00 if the student gets the vaccine through the Student Health Service as we do not file insurance.  However, a receipt will be generated after the vaccine, that can be printed off and  filed with your insurance.

October Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has posted its October 2015 Dining Update.

Adding Food Dollars During Family Weekend

Campus Dining sent the following message to be shared with parents.

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Campus Dining hopes you are all ready for Family Weekend! While you’re in town, if your student is running low on food dollars, you can stop by Reynolda Hall room 12 to get more or go to our website at www.wakeforest.campusdish.com to do it online! Hope to see you all here this weekend!”