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Wellbeing Center, Campus Recreation offer summer dependent membership special


Reynolds Gym and Sutton Center

The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center and Campus Recreation announced, recently, a summer dependent membership special.

Beginning June 1, members of the Wellbeing Center may sponsor their dependents (ages 18-26) for a summer membership at a reduced rate of $60. This membership is valid until August 15.
To purchase, members may stop by the Welcome Desk of the Wellbeing Center along with the dependent(s), and ask for the Summer Dependent Special. Both the member and dependent (s) will need to present an ID at the time of purchase.
Anyone with questions about the special or other programs and services may contact the Welcome Desk at extension 7178 or email at

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Work on Hearn Plaza lawn begins June 5

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on June 3 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Starting June 5, crews will begin an extensive project on the center lawn of Hearn Plaza.

Crews will be busy removing all of the center lawn’s grass and taking numerous steps to improve drainage on the lawn.  By July 19, new grass will have been put down and all work will be complete, according to current plans.

The work is intended, in part, to eliminate rainwater buildup at numerous Hearn Plaza locations, including on sidewalks.

Throughout the work, access to Hearn Plaza’s buildings will continue.  And, sidewalks will remain open for use by students, faculty, staff and others.

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ISSS to present three sessions to faculty, staff in February

The following is a guest post from the International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS):

The International Student and Scholar Services office will present three information sessions in February to faculty and staff.

The first session is a lunch and learn titled “Hiring International Faculty and Staff” and will provide information about hiring international faculty and staff, concentrating mostly on the H-1B visa. This session will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., in the Reynolds Gym A330 Seminar Room. This session is for faculty and staff to learn more about the visa processing involved in hiring an international employee, the responsibilities of the hiring department when employing an international employee, and the services ISSS provides. We will be providing lunch for this session. Registration is required. More information about this session is available here:

The second session is titled “ISSS Programming 101” and will provide a general overview on all services provided by ISSS, concentrating mostly on the variety of support and cultural programs the ISSS offers.   This session will take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 2  to 3 p.m.  Services discussed will range from various pre-arrival communications to our incoming international students and scholars to help them get settled on campus and in the U.S. to programming that ensures they have the tools and resources necessary throughout the duration of their academic and professional programs to be successful.  We will be providing light refreshments for this session.  Registration is required. More information about this session is available here:

The third session is titled “International Students and Work Authorizations” and will provide information about the different types of employment authorizations that are available to our international students. We will specifically cover information for departments that hire international students to work on campus, information regarding opportunities for off campus employment such as internships, and the services that ISSS provides to international students.  This session will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Benson 410 from 9 to 10:30 am. We will be providing a light breakfast for this session. Registration is required. More information is available here:

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Revamped Undergraduate Bulletin available online now

This is a guest post of the Office of the Dean of the College:

Wake Forest University has revamped the Undergraduate Bulletin for the 2018-19 academic year. The new bulletin allows students, faculty, and staff to easily search for courses, programs, degree requirements, and academic policies.

The new bulletin is located at

Representatives from Information Systems and the offices of Communications and External Relations, the Dean of the College, and the University Registrar have spent the past year collaborating on the design and implementation of the easy-to-navigate bulletin.

Wake Forest University’s Undergraduate Bulletin for 2018-19 utilizes CourseLeaf software, which allows universities to oversee the editing and publication of online catalogs and bulletins. Some of the features of the new academic bulletin include:

  • Course information is integrated with the Student Information System to allow for course information to be better checked for accuracy.
  • The bulletin has the same look and feel as other WFU sites.
  • The program filter function allows students to browse and discover new programs based on academic areas of interest.
  • Searchable listings are available for faculty, administrators, and committees.
  • The entire bulletin can be downloaded and printed if a paper copy is desired for in-office advising.
  • Academic bulletins from previous years will be archived and readily available.

Please share the link for the new academic bulletin ( with the students, faculty, and staff in your department and programs.

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HELPS TLC taking applications for February group

The HELPS TLC program is accepting applications for its next group of participants.  That group will begin the program on Feb. 22.

HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.

The cost for faculty and staff to participate is covered by Wake Forest.

According to HELPS TLC, participants receive the following:

  • Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up. Entry physical activity levels are evaluated with exercise testing and computerized accelerometers. This information is used to determine and define the amount of physical activity you need to foster a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Entry dietary intake is assessed through computer analyzed food records. Specific calorie, nutrient and food group changes are identified.
  •  Supervised exercise sessions next to BB&T Field in the Health & Exercise Science Clinical Research Center.
  • Weekly small group sessions, held on campus in Worrell Professional Center. These group sessions meet weekly in Worrell, Room 1162 (Thursdays at 12 p.m.) and teach behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating.
  • Cognitive (what and how much?) teaching is combined with psychological approaches to take the participant beyond the limits of “will power.” Personal journals are used as a basis for program development, strategy monitoring and evaluation.

For more information, contact program coordinator Andrea Cox at 336-758-1996 and

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