March 6th, 2014 | Alumni News, Hot Topics, News You Can Use, University Announcement
A $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program from alumnus Bob McCreary (’61) adds momentum to Wake Forest Athletics’ plans to move forward with a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center.
Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch and Director of Athletics Ron Wellman made the announcement when publicly celebrating McCreary’s longtime philanthropy, which includes more than $15 million in lifetime commitments, at last night’s men’s basketball game.
Q: What do plans for the sports performance center entail?
A: Designed to meet the training needs of more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 18 sports, the four-story sports performance center will be located behind Miller Athletic Center on the Reynolda Campus. The new building will serve as the home for the football program, while featuring a robust strength and conditioning facility that enables multiple athletes in different sports to work out simultaneously, improving upon the current Bob McCreary Strength Complex in Manchester Athletic Center. Additionally, the facility will include space for football coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms and other areas designed to enhance recruiting efforts. There will also be space dedicated to enhancing the nutrition program for all Wake Forest student-athletes with convenient access to nutritional resources and grab-and-go food options.
Wellman said, “Our plans will provide a state-of-the-art space for our sports performance staff to improve every aspect of student-athlete recruitment, competitiveness and overall wellbeing.”
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February 7th, 2014 | University Announcement
Wake Forest volunteers from the Reynolda Campus and the medical center worked together to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Winston-Salem.
The house was dedicated Jan. 28.
Construction on the house began Aug. 28 with several hundred members of the Wake Forest community — including faculty, staff and students — contributing their time and skills to the project.
The heated, 1,450-square foot house features four bedrooms, a porch and a partial basement.
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January 21st, 2014 | University Announcement
On Jan. 2, President Nathan O. Hatch publicly spoke out against the American Studies Association’s academic boycott of Israel. His comments originally appeared on the Legal Insurrection blog, where Cornell law professor William Jacobson shared similar statements from dozens of presidents, provosts and professors from across the nation.
“Wake Forest University does not support an academic boycott of Israel or any similar measure that limits academic freedom,” Hatch said.
January 16th, 2014 | Faculty News, University Announcement
President Nathan O. Hatch is leading the conversation about NCAA governance reform efforts, a focal point of the NCAA annual convention in San Diego this week.
Hatch, the Division I Board Chair, told Associated Press sports writer Mike Marot on Jan. 15 that he wants to see the NCAA become more strategic, to give more autonomy to some of the most powerful conferences and to give athletic directors a stronger voice in decision-making.
“There are huge issues that face the NCAA — what’s the nature of amateurism, what’s the nature of injuries, what do you do when there’s a strong critique that it’s all about the money, what do you do to preserve academic integrity? That’s what the board should be dealing with,” Hatch told the AP in a story that ran in news outlets nationwide.
He also outlined his thoughts for “Streamlining the NCAA” in an op-ed published in the U-T San Diego over the weekend.
…[M]ost importantly, the board must become more of a champion for the core values that enliven the NCAA. College athletics, like American politics, can, at times, seem all about the money. Fully aware of these pressures, the board must reassert the core responsibility of its member institutions to student-athlete well-being and serious academic purpose,” he wrote.
January 14th, 2014 | University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed a restful break surrounded by friends and loved ones. Last year was a significant year in the life of the University, and 2014 looks to be just as promising. As we begin a new semester, I would like to offer a few important updates to the State of the University address I provided in November.
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December 25th, 2013 | University Announcement
At what can often be the busiest time of year, we would like to offer you a moment of Wake Forest tradition to warm the soul and put a smile on your face.
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We wish you a holiday season rich with family, friends and excitement for the promise of a new year.
From your Wake Forest family,
Nathan and Julie Hatch
December 11th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
This message is from Gale Sigal, vice president of the Faculty Senate:
The Faculty Senate has invited President Nathan Hatch to address us at 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 (Wednesday) in DeTamble Auditorium. This will be an open meeting and all are invited. President Hatch has offered to answer questions, so do prepare any that you’d like to ask. Questions may also be sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for anyone who would like to do that or for anyone who cannot make the meeting.
Please make every effort to join us for this important event and invite your colleagues to come along!
December 9th, 2013 | Events
The following message is from President Nathan Hatch:
I am pleased to invite you and your family to the 2013 Reynolda Campus Holiday Party for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-6 p.m. This year’s event will be held at The Barn and promises to be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season in the company of fellow Wake Foresters. With holiday arts and crafts stations, festive food, and a visit by Santa Claus, the gathering will be particularly fun for young children.
This year, we will also be adding a bit of Pro Humanitate to the event by collecting nonperishable food goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Collection boxes will be stationed near the Barn entrance to accept your nonperishable canned or boxed food donations.
The Barn is located near Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls and WFDD. Shuttle service will be provided on a continuously circulating route. Look for special Holiday Party Shuttle Stop signs in the Benson University Center traffic circle, by the entrance to Wingate Hall in Lot P, and by the Wake Forest Road entrance to Lot W1.
Questions: Please contact Jim O’Connell in the Office of the President at ext. 4061 or email@example.com.
November 18th, 2013 | Events
President Hatch will be giving his annual State of the University Address, sponsored by the Faculty Senate, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. The Senate enthusiastically invites all WFU students, staff, and faculty to attend.
President Hatch’s address offers an opportunity for the University community to come together to consider both the current state and future directions for Wake Forest.
October 30th, 2013 | University Announcement
President Nathan Hatch dressed as the original Demon Deacon at the United Way kickoff event.
The 2013 Wake Forest United Way Campaign will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Your United Way pledge and your personal involvement are appreciated by many individuals in our community. Please make every effort to complete your United Way pledge.
As a reminder, you should have received an email with a personalized link to an online pledge process. Check out the United Way website, unitedway.wfu.edu, for information on how to make your pledge, even if you no longer have that email.
The website also includes information about upcoming events and video messages from Hatch and four other WFU employees, as well as a link to a photo gallery of WFU employees saying why they give.