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University Announcement

University offering class on responding to active shooter

In October, Wake Forest will offer an “Active Shooter Response (Run, Hide, Fight)” class. There are three opportunities to enroll.

The class, taught by Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon and University Police Sergeant Lesia Finney, is offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC) Registration is through the PDC.

Times and locations available:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 • 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404

The class stresses awareness, preparation and rehearsal, which are the keys to safety, according to the training.

WFU law school to host discussion on community/police tension

closetohomeA campus-wide discussion, “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The event is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available here.

A panel discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. focusing on recent events of police brutality and public unrest — including last week’s police shooting in Charlotte and the subsequent riots — will be followed by a student leadership roundtable and small group discussions. Light refreshments will be served.

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Crime update: Third arrest made in off-campus robbery

Today the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) arrested a third and final suspect in connection with an armed robbery of Wake Forest students at their residence on Long Drive. Jimmy Farley Jr. now faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Following his arrest, the WSPD said no other suspects are being sought in this matter.

The University announced to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 9 that students living in an off-campus house were robbed. Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the WSPD at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

Wake Forest has taken several steps to respond to the incident, including directly offering assistance and resources to the affected students. Police have increased security and patrols on campus and in the surrounding area, including campus entrances, nearby neighborhoods, parking lots and areas of frequent student foot traffic. Students can request extra patrols for off-campus locations from WSPD at 336-773-7700.

Open forums today on Reynolds Gym Transformation

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Student Government are sponsoring two open forums Sept. 27 on the extensive renovation of Reynolds Gym.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to both forums on the long-term project known as the Reynolds Gym Transformation.

Organized by Campus Recreation, both forums will be held in Pugh Auditorium, located on the second level of Benson University Center.  The forum sponsored by the SAC will be held at 12 noon.  The Student Government-sponsored forum will be held at 5 p.m.

Remembering Arnold Palmer

A message from University President Nathan Hatch

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,

Yesterday Wake Forest University Life Trustee Arnold Palmer passed away at age 87. No alumnus ever has had a bigger impact on the University as an ambassador, role model, benefactor and friend than Arnold Palmer. Julie and I will always remember his kindness, his gracious hospitality, his love for golf and its culture of respect and fair play — as well as his love for Wake Forest. He was a true gentleman.

Mr. Palmer’s charm and genuine care for others transcended his legendary status as one of golf’s greatest champions. He lived humbly in his beloved home in Latrobe, Pa., yet influenced people around the globe. He was a remarkable man who embodied our motto, Pro Humanitate, and we will miss him dearly.

We are offering a place on our website — arnoldpalmer.wfu.edu — for our community to share reflections about our champion and friend and learn more about his unrivaled impact on Wake Forest.

Wake Forest launches onCall late-night van service

Wake Forest has launched onCall, a new, late-night van service for students, faculty and staff who prefer catching a ride with the van instead of walking on and near campus.

Wake Forest’s Parking and Transportation, which runs the University’s shuttle service, offers the onCall service nightly from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. during fall and spring semesters. It is intended entirely for students, faculty and staff. There is no charge to ride.

To get a ride, call 336-283-1091.

Service areas include the Reynolda Campus, the University Corporate Center freshman parking lot, sophomore parking area (Lot Z2), Deacon Station and surrounding campus neighborhoods located on or near Polo Road, Brookwood Drive, Howell Street, University Parkway and Long Drive.

For more information about the onCall service and other transportation options, visit  parking.wfu.edu/ride-the-wake/

Crime update: Second arrest made in off-campus robbery

The Winston-Salem Police Department has arrested a second man in connection with the Sept. 9 armed robbery of Wake Forest male students at a Long Drive house, near Wake Forest. The man was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was identified as Taylor Daryl Roberts.

According to Winston-Salem police, authorities continue their efforts to apprehend a third suspect sought in the robbery.

The University announced to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 9 that students were robbed at the off-campus Long Drive residence. The students told police that two armed men forced their way into their house and robbed them.

The University has taken several steps to respond to the incident, including directly offering assistance and resources to the affected students.

Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

Campus Recreation to hold open forums on Reynolds Gym

Construction continues on phase two of the Reynolds Gym renovation project on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Construction continues on Reynolds Gym.

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and Student Government are sponsoring two open forums Sept. 27 on the extensive renovation of Reynolds Gym.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to both forums on the long-term project known as the Reynolds Gym Transformation.

Organized by Campus Recreation, both forums will be held in Pugh Auditorium, located on the second level of Benson University Center.  The forum sponsored by the SAC will be held at 12 noon.  The Student Government-sponsored forum will be held at 5 p.m.

Architects and University staff will share blueprints and architectural renderings of the Reynolds Gym project, as well as operation plans for the gym once it reopens.

The transformation will bring about extensive changes to the facility, including significant space for fitness/weight training, new locker rooms, an expanded indoor pool, new group exercise areas, an improved Varsity Gym, some classrooms and much more.

The first phase of the transformation was completed with the opening of the Sutton Center, previously.

Message to the Wake Forest campus community

A message from President Nathan O. Hatch

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,

We are all affected in our own way by the turmoil unfolding in Charlotte. We know many here have strong ties to the Charlotte community, and the safety and well-being of members of our Wake Forest community in Charlotte are foremost in our minds. I hope and pray that goodwill can be restored and justice renewed.

As many of you know, the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center is in the heart of Uptown. We canceled classes last night, and the center remains closed today. We are communicating with those students, faculty and staff directly.

We are grateful to student leaders on the Reynolda Campus who created an opportunity last night to share their personal reflections, as well as the many community members who joined in our weekly Wednesday prayer service to seek solace in troubled times. Wake Forest is committed to helping students grapple with our most pressing social issues and we will continue to provide opportunities to do so. My hope is that we, as a society, can move forward with a strong commitment to ensure all of our citizens are treated with dignity and respect.

2015 Annual Crime and Fire Safety Report available

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 21:

The 2015 Annual Crime and Fire Safety Report is available on the Wake Forest University Police website at:

http://police.wfu.edu/crime-stats/

This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety. It also contains information about crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Crime statistics are for occurrences on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wake Forest (including branch campuses); and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Fire statistics are for on-campus residence halls.

Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 102(a) through (d) of HEA can be found at:

http://hr.wfu.edu/files/2016/03/Substance-Abuse-Prevention.pdf

If you are unable to access the website and/or you would like a printed copy, please contact police records at 336-758-4566.