University Announcement Archive

Health, safety enhancements planned for BB&T Field, LJVM Coliseum

In an effort to proactively foster a safer environment for fans, coaches and student-athletes at events hosted at BB&T Field and LJVM Coliseum, Wake Forest Athletics will begin a metal detector program at those two facilities. The program will be implemented beginning with Wake Forest’s football season-opener against Utah State University on Aug. 30.

In addition to safety enhancements, Wake Forest has upgraded misting stations and added water bottle refill stations at BB&T Field.

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James Michael Everhart

We are saddened to announce that James Michael Everhart, a staff member with Facilities and Campus Services, died Aug. 10.

He had worked at Wake Forest for 16 years.

He was the brother of Professor of Psychology Catherine E. Seta.

We grieve the death of Mr. Everhart and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

No public service is planned. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that memorial donations be made to the United Way of Forsyth County or to another charity.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

 

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Parking, traffic information about student move-in starting Aug. 21

This message is distributed on behalf of Residence Life and Housing:

Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class on Wednesday, August 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 August 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.

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Office of Civic & Community Engagement reflects expanded Pro Humanitate commitment

There’s no mistaking the purpose of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement as Wake Forest’s central hub for community-based activities, including service, teaching and research. 

The recently reconfigured office combines the spirit of Wake Forest’s beloved Pro Humanitate motto with a new name, website and physical footprint that reflect its mission to engage community partners, faculty, staff, and students to affect meaningful social change.

“The Office of Civic & Community Engagement builds on the work of generations of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff by maintaining our philanthropic and service traditions, supporting new and existing community partnerships, and refining our commitment to civic learning and social justice education,” said Marianne Magjuka, executive director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement and Assistant Dean of Students. 

The rollout is the culmination of a yearlong community engagement mapping project to better understand how Wake Forest is engaged beyond campus. Faculty and staff identified 86 distinct programs, initiatives or projects supporting community-based service, engagement, research or teaching. 

More information available here.

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A message from President Hatch

President Nathan Hatch emailed this message to students, faculty and staff on July 31:

Dear Wake Forest University Community,

Wake Forest University is wrestling with its own complex history, and as an educational institution is committed to: seeking and understanding the truth; acknowledging the full complexity of our history; and taking action to address past and present inequities in our community.

We have heard the concerns of members of our community regarding race, inequity and the lived experiences of some of our students, staff and faculty.  While there is no easy solution or quick fix to address those concerns, there must be constant and intentional movement toward improving the Wake Forest experience for all – especially those who contend with bias and prejudice all too frequently. Toward that end, I am establishing the President’s Commission on Race, Equity and Community, one part of a larger institutional effort to illuminate our history, address our present and reaffirm our commitments for the future.  Even as the Commission is assembling, other campus-wide committees are delving into the topics of slavery, race and memory, as well as bias, conduct and free expression. Additional training and educational opportunities have also been designed and implemented across campus, including unconscious bias training for student leaders and enhanced programming for incoming students during Orientation Week.

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