Monday Monday

We’re starting Week 3 of the semester. Probably still too early for a lot of tests/papers/projects, but it may be dawning on your Deacs (as they look ahead on their syllabi) that busier times are coming.

Couple of program notes. The first is from the SAFE Office:

The SAFE Office is hosting a Meet and Greet tonight (January 27) at 7 p.m. in the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center Living Room. This event will introduce the campus community to our fully-staffed Safe Office with our two new staff members and will share about the future of the office, including remarks by Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life; Dan Paredes, Acting Director of the University Counseling Center; and Emily Palmieri, Assistant Director of Specialized Services.

The newest edition of Letters So Dear were sent to our first-year students. Today’s advice is about pacing, burnout, and seeking help when needed. Read it here.

We encourage all students to take the National College Health Assessment by January 31. The NCHA is crucial in helping us to make decisions to improve the health of students. Students received an email with the invitation to take the survey. Students who complete the survey by January 31 have a chance to win prizes. All undergraduate students who complete the survey will receive 400 Link Loot points.

Some of you emailed our office with questions about a story you had seen over the weekend about the response to malicious emails that had been sent back in September. For background, here is the campuswide email that shows the steps that were taken at the time. Following the initial emails, university leaders instituted new protocols and began developing a comprehensive plan for how University Police, working with local and regional police and the FBI (as necessary) would investigate communications similar to the emails received in September and how Information Systems would respond. That plan was discussed with the Faculty Senate last week. Those new protocols are expected to be finalized by the end of the month and will be shared with the campus community when completed. Please be assured that nothing is more important than the safety of our campus community.

Finally on this drizzly Monday, a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to add a full-term class. If students are wanting to make an addition at this late date, they will need to contact the faculty member who is teaching to request a POI (permission of instructor) if they will approve an add (some faculty won’t add if there have been too many grades a student has missed). If students are not aware of the official Academic Calendar via the Registrar’s Office, it is available here (look for them under the Academic Services).

— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

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