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Online space scheduling software tagged ‘DeaconSpace’

The University launched Virtual Event Management Software (VEMS) as our new campus wide space scheduling software application on July 31.

This new online tool will be called DeaconSpace (https://rooms.wfu.edu) and is available to all campus constituents to expedite the space reservation process. The link to a majority of University meeting and event locations allows you to view and request available spaces across campus and to be notified of space approval at the click of a button.

Your University login and password will provide access (similar to your WIN access) and links to DeaconSpace can be found on InfoCentral in WIN and other locations across the Wake Forest website.

The reservation request process will place you in direct contact with the specific space managers across campus to handle details of your specific space needs. This process should eliminate the need for telephone questions and frustrations when searching for the right space for your event or meeting.

The PDC will be providing training classes and online tutorials have been developed to help you understand this new tool.

Welcome to a new semester

WFU.band.300x175A message to students, faculty and staff from President Nathan Hatch.

Welcome to a new semester at Wake Forest. Whether you are embarking on your first experience on campus or you’re a familiar face on these grounds, we all approach this beginning with anticipation and uncovered potential. Together, we have the capacity to pursue new intellectual discoveries, create extraordinary relationships and seek to live as a community that cherishes innovation, virtue and civility.

This summer, I have been struck anew at the baffling complexity of our world. One book that I read underscored this reality: My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit. A distinguished Israeli journalist, Shavit has lived a most interesting life, serving dutifully in the Israeli military and later as a peace activist.

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Parking lot closure and information on cross-country trails

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

Parking Lot Closures:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, Parking Lot X will be closed for 2-3 weeks, pending weather. This parking lot will be closed due to the intramural field renovation project. Parking spaces in Lot X will gradually re-open as the project progresses. Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to this parking location.

Contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558 with any questions.

TrailPartial closure of cross-country trails:

The construction for the McCreary Field House has begun. Part of the cross-country trails will remain open during the construction. Access to the trails on campus will be behind The Barn; with the trails from The Barn toward Faculty Drive area open during the construction. There will be barricades and signs on the trail indicating where the trails are closed due to the construction zone. Please do not cross into the construction area for safety reasons.

See the map for barricade locations shown as blue lines. Areas highlighted in yellow indicate trails that are open and accessible to runners.

Contact Wendy Wooten at 336-758-5689 or wootenwr@wfu.edu with any questions.

Jasper Memory Lane closure

Message from Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Much of Jasper Memory Lane will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, until 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, due to a University event planned for first-year undergraduate students.

The road will be closed from Luter Residence Hall to Collins Residence Hall for Friday Night Live, an event that is part of first-year orientation. Access to Faculty Drive will remain open in that area, but no traffic will be allowed in front of the residence halls along Jasper Memory Lane.

Vehicles parked in Lot J, behind Collins and South residence halls, may leave the lot by driving through adjacent Lot H, at the intersection of Jasper Memory Lane and Wingate Road.

All vehicles parked on Jasper Memory Lane must be removed by 5 p.m. on Aug. 22.

Friday Night Live will feature music provided by Wake Radio, food trucks and many outdoor games and activities. Hundreds of first-year students are expected.

Orientation organizers appreciate the community’s cooperation.

Move-in Day: Share the excitement on social with #WFU18

wfu18The Wake Forest homepage, www.wfu.edu, has a special look to celebrate the excitement of move-in! Use the class of 2018’s hashtag, #WFU18, to join in the fun and share your Wake Forest pride with new students, current students, parents, faculty and staff. All are welcome to participate.

Visit the #WFU18 tagboard for a selection of the best tweets, posts and pictures on social media.

Wake Forest welcomes a new freshman class, traffic expected

movein.620x350The following message is sent on behalf of Residence Life and Housing.

Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class early on Thursday, Aug., 21, when new student move-in begins at 8 a.m. For faculty and staff scheduled to be on campus that busy morning, the University has recommendations for where to enter campus and park.

The University is committed to making the move-in experience the best possible time for our students and their families, and as convenient as possible for faculty and staff. Thanks in advance for your assistance and flexibility as we welcome the newest Demon Deacons to campus!

New student move-in traffic and parking

On Aug. 21, faculty and staff should enter campus through the Polo Road entrance. New students and their families will be encouraged to enter campus via the University Parkway and Reynolda Road entrances.

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Richwine to establish Washington, D.C., Office

richwine.175x275Over the last 15 years, Jennifer Richwine (’93) has been responsible for every major event on the Reynolda Campus – from annual favorites such as Convocation and Commencement, to once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the recent Wake Will campaign launch and Dr.Maya Angelou’s memorial service.

This fall, she’s taking her omnipresent clipboard to the nation’s capital, where she will take on the responsibility of establishing an office for Wake Forest University in Washington, D.C.

Effective Sept. 1, as the Executive Director of the Washington Office, Richwine will serve as the central point of contact for Wake Forest in D.C. and provide strategic planning, direction, and execution of programs and connections between D.C. area alumni, parents, students and the University as a whole. She will help raise the University’s profile in this increasingly alumni-populated city by identifying and cultivating relationships inside and outside the Wake Forest family in the metro area.

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Free program supports healthy lifestyle changes

walkingFall, is a great time to make healthy lifestyle changes that will carry you through into next year. By making changes now, you will create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. With the changing of the seasons and the start of the school year comes a renewed mindset. Maybe your goal is to eat a healthier diet, stop smoking, lose weight or walk three miles a day. Whatever your goal, the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program can help you reach it.

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Parking lot closures Aug. 11-13

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

We wish to share the following parking closure information and provide parking recommendations/options for faculty and staff for Monday, Aug. 11 through Wednesday, Aug. 13. These closures are being planned at a time that should cause the least disruption to faculty and staff parking choices.

Parking Lot Closures:
Monday, Aug. 11 through Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Parking Lots U and U-2 will be closed for maintenance. This will also include the Visitor, WFDD and reserved faculty/staff spaces that run parallel to the basketball courts. The road will remain open. If weather or additional time is needed for maintenance, the closure of Lots U and U-2 may extend into Thursday, Aug. 14.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options:
We recommend parking in lot W-1 during this closure as spaces are frequently available during this window of time. Whenever parking lots are closed, we also recommend alternative modes of transportation such as carpooling, bicycles or mass transit to reduce the demand for parking during these times.

If you have any questions, contact Alex Crist at 336-758-2558.

Secrest: World-class performances free to faculty and staff

PicMonkey-Collage2The Secrest Artists Series presents world-class performances free of charge to students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest University.

The Series has a long and distinguished history of presenting performing artists of national and international reputation. Considered as education and entertainment of the highest quality, such celebrated performers as Itzhak Perlman, Christopher Parkening, Ravi Shankar, Doc Severinsen and his Big Band, Denyce Graves, and the National Symphony with Leonard Slatkin, have appeared on the Secrest Series. Each event is usually accompanied by a pre-concert talk and/or a residency activity by the artist.

Wake Forest faculty and staff receive free admission for themselves and one guest to all performances in the 2014-15 season. No tickets are needed for admittance, just present your WFU ID at the door with your guest. Contact Samantha Perrotta with any questions at perrotsm@wfu.edu or (336) 758-3224.

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