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Seasonal flu shots to begin October 3

Flu Shots 2016 Event Calendar GraphicWake Forest University is sponsoring free flu shots for all faculty, staff and retirees. Spouses, partners and dependent children (at least 4 years old), who are enrolled in the University’s BlueCross BlueShield medical plan also are welcome, but not required to register.

Visit the Professional Development Center to register for your choice of dates, times and locations. Please bring your BlueCross BlueShield card to verify coverage, and talk to your primary care physician to see if the flu shot is right for you.

August 2016 comings and goings

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September 2016 faculty milestones

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September 2016 staff milestones

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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 — — 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