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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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The Arnett and Buckley ‘Top 10 Ways to Get Social at WFU’

rolling.the.quad.300x175A guest post by Kathy Arnett, director of the Student Union and James Buckley, director of the Benson University Center

Social wellbeing is the result of our positive and regular interactions with others in a variety of settings. Studies have shown that development and sustenance of our relationships is vital to happiness.

Contrary to pop-culture-fueled perceptions, social interaction isn’t just for kids anymore. In fact, the older you are, the more you need it.

Below is the Arnett and Buckley “Top 10 Ways to Get Social at WFU” where faculty and staff can enjoy some time with each other and with students. Think about your top 10 and get busy being social.

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Faculty and staff publications: July updates

Faculty Publications

Dinan, John. (Politics & International Affairs). The Virginia State Constitution, 2nd ed. (Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States). Oxford University Press. April 2014.

Hughey, Matthew W., & Gregory S. Parks. (School of Law). The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama. New York University Press. May 2014.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). The Death of God and the Meaning of Life, 2nd ed. Routledge. May 2014.

Staff Publication

Brittenham, Greg (Athletics), & Daniel Taylor. Conditioning to the Core. Human Kinetics. June 2014.

Get social with the LGBTQ Center this fall

logo-300x300-1Throughout the semester, the LGBTQ Center hosts events and classes for the WFU community. The LGBTQ Center is located in Benson University Center, Room 218. All are welcome.

Welcome Back Pizza Party
At 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, join the LGBTQ Center for a Welcome Back Pizza Party. Reconnect with friends, meet new people, check-in with LGBTQ Center staff, and enjoy pizza.

Safe Zone
Four Safe Zone Trainings are scheduled for fall 2014. Safe Zone Training helps faculty, staff and students learn how to serve as allies to the LGBTQ community. The trainings are three and a half hours. Participants consider key ways to create a more inclusive campus. Click here to register for Safe Zone Training.

Coffee Hour
Each Thursday throughout the fall semester at 3 p.m. the LGBTQ Center hosts Coffee Hour. Coffee Hour is a casual time to enjoy conversation and meet new people. The host for Coffee Hour varies weekly. Departments, student groups, or individuals who would like to host a Coffee Hour may fill out this form, and the LGBTQ Center program coordinator will help secure a date.

July 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining the University in July 2014.

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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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August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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Faculty milestones for August 2014

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2014.

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‘Friendship families’ needed for international students

globe.300.175This fall, Wake Forest will welcome 124 new international undergraduate students with 99 of them being from China or of Chinese heritage. Many of these students have spent some time in the U.S., either by way of vacations or boarding school, but very few of them have visited Winston-Salem.

The Center for Global Programs and Studies offers a Friendship Family program for international students. Families who sign up are interested in inviting international students to join family activities such as hiking at Hanging Rock or visiting their home for dinner. Some families bring snacks and support to their students during midterms or finals, and some open their homes to students over the Thanksgiving, winter or spring breaks.

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