Friday roundup

Here’s a look from the Quad Cam this morning. It’s a beautiful spring day here – cool morning, but will get up to 70 quad cam - april 3, 2020today. Lots of blooming flowers and trees going on in my neighborhood, and know the same is true on campus.

As we close out this week, wanted to mention several news or FYI items:

I had heard some confusion about the date by which students can elect to go Pass/Fail in their classes. That deadline is April 17th. There was a related question about whether the Pass/Fail policy applies to business courses; please be sure your Business School Deacs consult the B-school FAQ for additional information.

The Student Health Service wants to remind families and students that telehealth appointments are available for all Wake Forest students – whether they are on or off campus – to meet with licensed provider remotely to discuss their healthcare needs. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. by calling 336.758.5218. When students call, the receptionist will assist in determining the best appointment option for the student’s healthcare needs.  Also, pharmacy services at Student Health Service remain available by request. Call the pharmacist directly at 336.758.5220 to request medication refills and arrange for pick-up.

Please be sure your Deacs know about telehealth. There is no charge for the service (it is covered by their student health fee). We want to be sure that students are not going without needed care – safe, high quality care is here for them!

Students were sent information about Summer Session yesterday; read it here. Important note is that summer registration will now begin April 13th.

A few of you have asked about whether Wake Forest fills out a census to cover all our students or if you should count them as you complete your own census. I don’t know the answer to that yet. I have a message in to someone and we are waiting to hear back. More info as I have it.

One of our faculty members, Christian Waugh, associate professor of psychology, has created a YouTube channel with a series of videos about coronavirus and how we are are coping with it. These are quick to watch – just a few minutes each – and the content is really easy to digest. There is a video about resilience, one about coping, and one about avoidance and distractions. Each video builds on the previous one, so I encourage you to start at the first one and run through them all. There is a surprise visit from a giraffe (not kidding). Many thanks to Dr. Waugh for lending his expertise.

Wake ‘N Shake is tomorrow (Saturday 4/4), and I hope you’ll follow along on Instagram. Look for the hashtag #WakeNShake2020.  To get in the Wake ‘N Shake spirit, thought I would share some actual footage of me dancing 🙂

Happy Friday, Deac families.

Be safe

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

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