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University Police Department moves into Alumni Hall

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Alumni Hall

The spring semester has opened with the Wake Forest University Police Department in a new home.  During the winter break, the police department moved into Alumni Hall, where University Advancement and Parking and Transportation are also located.

The police department moved into the area of Alumni Hall formerly occupied by Residence Life and Housing and the Deacon OneCard office, which moved into the newly-built Maya Angelou Residence Hall.

The police department is inviting students, faculty and staff to Alumni Hall on Feb. 1 to help the department celebrate having its first new home since the 1980s.  An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors, including off-campus community partners, will be taken on guided tours following brief opening remarks by various speakers and a ribbon cutting formally opening the department’s new offices.  Light refreshments will be served.

“We are pleased to be in our new professional and welcoming space. We can much better serve our community and meet the day to day operational needs of the University Police Department,” said University Police Chief Regina Lawson, who joined the department in 1989.

Until now, Lawson had worked her entire Wake Forest career in the department’s former offices in the H.S. Moore Building located at the far southern end of campus.  They had shared the building with Facilities and Campus Services.

“All of us in the University Police Department hope to see many of our campus community members and off-campus community partners at our open house,” Lawson said.  “As chief, I would like to see our students, faculty, staff and others become familiar with our new home and more familiar with all of us who are committed to serving Wake Forest.”

The police department’s business offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can call the department 24/7 on its emergency line, 336-758-5911, or its business line, 336-758-5591.

At present, the police department’s communication center remains in Davis Residence Hall.  It is open to receive visitors 24/7.  The center will move into Alumni Hall this spring.

Residence halls to open on Jan. 6, a day earlier than planned

This message was distributed by Residence Life and Housing on Jan. 5 to students who live in University residence halls:

Dear Resident,

Due to the inclement weather forecast for the Winston-Salem community and some other Eastern US areas, Residence Life and Housing will open residence halls for the spring semester one day early, Friday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m. We encourage you to consider safety of travel as you make plans to return to campus, knowing that weather conditions may improve prior to classes beginning on Tuesday, January 10.

Please be aware that because the University does not officially reopen until Saturday, January 7, some services may be limited.

Dining services will be operating the Fresh Food Company (The Pit) on reduced hours on Fridayfor lunch and dinner using food dollars, cash or credit cards only. Meal plans (swipes) will begin on Saturday, January 7.  Please see the Campus Dish website for specific hours of operation of The Pit and other retail outlets.

Additionally, Facilities and Campus Services crews may continue to be in the residence halls completing routine work that occurs during the winter break period. If you have a facilities need upon arrival, please contact Facilities and Campus Services at campus extension 4255.

For students who need urgent or emergency medical care, personnel from Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services (Wake EMS) will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. January 6. Call 911 if medical assistance is needed. The Student Health Service will open on Monday, January 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 336.758.5185 or housing@nullwfu.edu if you have any questions.

Safe travel Deacs!

Residence Life, Deacon OneCard begin moving Dec. 12

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff by Communications and External Relations:

Construction continues on the new residence hall on the south campus of Wake Forest University on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

The Residence Life and Housing Office and the Deacon OneCard Office will begin Monday, Dec. 12, moving to a new location on campus.

Currently located in Alumni Hall, both offices will move to the ground floor of Maya Angelou Residence Hall, which is scheduled to open for residential students in January 2017.

The entrance for the offices will be at the rear of Maya Angelou Residence Hall.  The building is located at the corner of Wingate Road and Jasper Memory Lane.

Due to on-going construction at the new location for the remainder of this year, the offices’ services will be limited until Jan. 2.

If you have questions or need services pertaining to your campus ID Card, Card Access Systems, Physical Security Technology, Residence Life and Housing operations (exam care package pickup, moving out/checking out of the residence halls, etc.), please call 336.758.5185 or email housing@nullwfu.edu.

Updated information regarding off-campus robbery

This information was distributed by e-mail to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 9:

The Winston-Salem Police Department is continuing to investigate the armed robbery of four male Wake Forest students at their off-campus residence on Long Drive, across University Parkway from campus. The robbery occurred around 10 a.m. today at a house leased by the students. The University Police Department is assisting with the investigation and increasing patrols of the campus.

Meanwhile, the University is taking several steps to respond to the incident, including directly offering assistance and resources to the affected students.

Last week, Residence Life and Housing met with students living off campus to emphasize the risk associated with living off campus and ways to stay safe. In light of today’s events, a message reiterating those safety tips is being sent to students living off campus. In that message, students are encouraged to download the University’s LiveSafe app.  LiveSafe is a personal mobile application for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.  With LiveSafe, an individual can use their mobile device for direct access to police, 911 emergency services, and more.  It also features a SafeWalk tool.

In today’s incident two black men wearing all-black clothing with bandanas covering their faces forced their way into the house.  The suspects pointed handguns at the students and one shot was fired in the house.  No one was injured in the shooting.  One suspect hit one of the students in the head with a baton, but the student did not request medical attention.

The suspects demanded cash and valuables and took items from the students.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

Timely warning notices are required to contain information that may help others avoid becoming the victim of a similar crime. For information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of similar incidents, visit: http://wakeready.wfu.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety-tips/.

This information is provided in compliance with federal statute 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, better known as the Clery Act.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Clifford named associate dean of students for student conduct

Matt Clifford, the Associate Dean of Students for Student Conduct, Wake Forest University, Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Matt Clifford

Matt Clifford has been named Wake Forest’s associate dean of students for student conduct.

Clifford, who joined Wake Forest’s staff in 2010, previously was director of Residence Life and Housing and director of Campus Life Projects.

As associate dean, Clifford will be responsible for the administrative management of the student code of conduct and serve as the primary hearing officer for non-academic reports received by the Office of the Dean of Students.

“He will partner with students, faculty and staff to fulfill this responsibility and to design educational resources and programs that advance the standards of our community,” said Dean of Students Adam Goldstein.

Goldstein said he is “very excited” about Clifford joining his senior leadership team.

“He has the skills and experiences we need to strengthen our student conduct system in ways that support student learning and respect for our Honor Code,” Goldstein added.

Since joining Wake Forest, Goldstein said, Clifford has been a key figure in developing the Faculty Fellows program in Residence Life and Housing, the University’s Biased Incident Reporting System and the Division of Campus Life’s learning outcomes and assessment initiatives.

“He has a strong reputation among students as someone that cares about their experience, and among faculty and staff as a skilled professional and reliable partner,” Goldstein said.

Clifford received a doctorate in education from the University of North Florida, a master of education degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of arts degree at Davidson College.

Previously, Clifford held a number of positions at Jacksonville University, including director of residential life, and worked at MIT.

Parking, traffic information for Aug. 26 freshman move-in

Wake Forest hosts move-in day for first year students at the south campus residence halls on Friday, August 21, 2015. Julia Reed ('19), from Tampa, moves into Bostwick.

Freshman move-in, 2015.

This information was emailed on behalf of Residence Life and Housing to faculty and staff on Aug. 19:

Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class on Friday, Aug. 26, 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.

On Aug. 26, the University asks that faculty and staff 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.

Traffic is expected throughout the day and will begin around 7 a.m. as families arrive for move-in. Due to the increased traffic, faculty and staff seeking to park on campus are encouraged to arrive on campus early. The Hearn Plaza lots will be available for faculty and staff parking. However, the University asks that faculty and staff avoid parking on South Campus (Lots E, F, G and J) and in Lots Q and W1/W2 to allow parking for our new students and their families.

Faculty and staff may park in the lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road.  A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and campus from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

The University will continue to run the Gray Line shuttle that will be operating on an on-call demand service on Aug. 26.

Additionally, the University will welcome back returning students on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28. Faculty and staff will not be able to park in Hearn Plaza lots (Lots A, B, C, M, N, P) as those will be entirely reserved for move-in.  Faculty and staff are also asked to avoid Lots Q, R and Z to allow our returning students a smooth move-in.

To aid with traffic management, the University asks that departments instruct vendors to assist by not delivering to campus until after noon on Aug. 26; vendors are asked to park only in designated parking spaces and to utilize dumpsters for trash. Delivery vehicles larger than a box truck should not plan to enter campus on Aug. 26 due to limited parking and increased traffic. Deliveries taking place on Aug. 27 and 28 should expect slower travel due to limited parking and increased traffic as well.

Herndon-Edmunds, Williams appointed to new roles at University

Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Diversity Education Program Manager, Wake Forest University Human Resources, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

Shayla Herndon-Edmunds

In the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Shayla Herndon-Edmunds has been appointed director of diversity education and J. Matthew Williams has been appointed director of communication.

Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer and assistant provost for diversity and inclusion, described the appointments as supporting Wake Forest’s ongoing commitment to improve the campus climate and build an inclusive community.

Herndon-Edmunds joined Wake Forest’s staff in 2006.  Most recently, she was manager of diversity of education.

In her expanded role, Herndon-Edmunds will develop strategies to strengthen the cultural competence and intercultural skills of faculty, staff and students, giving special attention to the first-year experience for college students and new faculty development.

She will also oversee a cadre of volunteers trained to deliver the Gatekeepers Workshop Initiative, Wake Forest’s signature diversity education program. Since its inception, more than 1,900 faculty, staff and students have participated in the four-part series.

Additionally, her role includes strategic partnership with University Police, Academic Advising, Residence Life and Housing, the Pro Humanitate Institute, graduate and professional schools and other areas of the University.

Herndon-Edmunds received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Business Administration from George Mason University.  A licensed professional life coach, she is certified in emotional intelligence, unconscious bias and intercultural development.

Matt Williams, the new Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, in the WaKe Forest Office of Personal and Career Development, in the OPCD offices in Reynolda Hall on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Matt Williams

Williams joined Wake Forest’s staff in 2011.  Most recently, he was associate director of marketing and communication in the University’s Office of Personal and Career Development.

In his new role, Williams will oversee communication for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as provide consultative support to the Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center and Diversity Education.  His position also includes strategic partnership with University Advancement (and its Communications and External Relations staff) and the Office of the President, where he will work with their leadership teams to elevate the University’s commitment to and promotion of diversity and inclusion to all University constituents.

Williams received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Wake Forest and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in communication at the University.  His research centers on the intersections of digital media, identity and social justice.

For more information about Diversity and Inclusion, visit diversity.wfu.edu.

 

Application period open for Move More program

Move more Move OftenSpring semester applications are being accepted through Feb. 12 for the wellbeing project called Move More. Move Often.

The project, which is a research program (IRB# IRB00022164), is open to students, faculty and staff.

To apply, visit move.thrive.wfu.edu.

It is designed as an eight-week step challenge to encourage individuals to increase their daily physical activity. Using Fitbit activity trackers, participants can monitor their daily steps and activity. Throughout the eight-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, as well as discounts.

Participants will be required to attend a one-hour orientation session. A Fitbit will be provided to participants. Participants may also use their own Fitbit, instead.

At the conclusion of the challenge, prizes will be awarded on an individual basis for significant improvement in the number of average daily steps. Following each challenge, participants will have the opportunity to re-enroll for additional challenges to keep improving their daily physical activity and potentially win more prizes.

The website offers additional information about Move More. Move Often. The site includes a list of resources and an FAQ section, for instance.

This project is co-sponsored by Office of Wellbeing, Campus Life, Health and Exercise Science, Environmental Health and Safety, Hospitality & Auxiliary Services, Residence Life and Housing, Information Technology, PDC Run, Forest, Run (Walk Forest), Therapeutic Lifestyle Change, Aramark, Campus Recreation.

New wellbeing project launched

A new wellbeing project is open to students, faculty and staff.  It is called Move More. Move Often.  This is a research program (IRB# IRB00022164)

To apply, visit move.thrive.wfu.edu.  Application period will continue through Oct. 6.

It is designed as an eight-week step challenge to encourage individuals to increase their daily physical activity.  Using Fitbit activity trackers, participants can monitor their daily steps and activity.  Throughout the eight-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, as well as discounts.

Participants will be required to attend a one-hour orientation session.   A Fitbit will be provided to participants.  Participants may also use their own Fitbit, instead.

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First-Year student move-in begins morning of Aug. 21

Guest post by Residence Life and Housing:

Wake Forest will welcome a new first-year student class on Friday, 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.

On Aug. 21, the University asks that faculty and staff 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.

Traffic is expected throughout the day and will begin around 7 a.m. as families arrive for move-in. Due to the increased traffic, faculty and staff seeking to park on campus are encouraged to arrive on campus early. The Hearn Plaza lots will be available for faculty and staff parking. However, the University asks that faculty and staff avoid parking on South Campus (Lots E, F, G and J) and in Lots Q and W1/W2 to allow parking for our new students and their families.

Faculty and staff may park in the lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road.  A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and campus from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The University will continue to run the Gray Line shuttle that normally operates between University Corporate Center and campus on Aug. 21.

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