"BB&T Field" Archive

Unstable weather predicted for Winston-Salem area April 8; severe weather possible

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on April 8 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged today, April 8, to stay informed on weather conditions.  Unstable weather is forecast for the Winston-Salem area.  Thunderstorms are possible today.  Some storms could be severe, according to weather forecasts.

Information about today’s weather, including current forecasts, is widely available on local TV stations, such as WXIIWGHPWFMY and Spectrum’s News 14.  Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.

At Wake Forest, detailed weather information is always available thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

The WeatherSTEM stations use a combination of weather instruments and sensors to take environmental measurements and offer frequently updated details on temperature, humidity, the heat index, barometric pressure and more.  Forecasts for several days ahead is available, too.

Each station includes a sky camera, with one directed toward Kentner Stadium, Reynolds Gym, Farrell Hall and Wait Chapel, while the other camera is directed across BB&T Field.

The stations also offer information through Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are updated through automation.  On Facebook, the accounts are identified as Wake Forest Weatherstem and Wake Forest Football Weatherstem.  On Twitter, the stations can be followed @WakeForestWxSTEM and @WFUFootballWx.

WeatherSTEM also offers apps for ios and Android.

In the event of a weather emergency, Wake Forest would use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty and staff.  Additional information is available here.

 

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New panoramic photograph of BB&T offered for sale

A panoramic photograph of BB&T Field taken at the Sept. 22 Wake Forest/Notre Dame football game is available for sale in cooperation with Wake Forest.

Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas is offering the panorama to staff and faculty at a 40 percent discount now until Oct. 13.  The coupon code for faculty and staff to use is JNGKD.

The panoramic photograph of the football stadium is the first new one offered for sale in the past several years.

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Heavy traffic expected near BB&T Field on Aug. 11 due to concert

Traffic is expected to be heavier than usual on Aug. 11 in the area of BB&T Field and other nearby Wake Forest facilities due to a concert to be held that night at the football stadium.  Wake Forest staff, faculty and others not attending the event may want to avoid driving in that area starting that afternoon, according to University staff working with the concert.

A concert featuring rock band Guns N’ Roses is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11.  Parking lots are expected to begin filling with concertgoers in the afternoon.  Numerous parking areas are being used for the concert, including those at and near BB&T Field and LJVM Coliseum.

Tens of thousands of concertgoers are expected to attend.

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Reminder: Police communications center to move March 6

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 3 by the Office of Communications and External Relations:

Early next week, the University Police Department is asking for the campus community’s help if a fire alarm is activated in a University building.

Between approximately 7 a.m. March 6 and 7 a.m. March 7, community members who become aware of an activated fire alarm are asked to call the University Police Department immediately at 336-758-5911 (911 from a University phone).

During that 24-hour time, the University Police Department will be moving its communications center from Davis Residence Hall to Alumni Hall.  Fire alarms will sound in buildings during the move, but the automatic system that alerts the University Police Department and the Winston-Salem Fire Department will not work. Without a call from community members, the University Police Department and the Winston-Salem Fire Department may not be aware of the alarm activation.

Once the alarm systems in buildings resume operating normally, an email will be sent to students, faculty and staff.

Fire alarms in the following buildings will be affected:

–All Reynolda Campus buildings
–Athletic Facilities off campus, including Bridger Field House, the Indoor Tennis Center, the Clinical Research Center and the east concourse of BB&T Field
–Graylyn Center buildings, including the Manor House, Bernard Cottage, the Mews, the Gardener’s Cottage and the Management House
–Houses associated with Wake Forest on Polo Road (1109, 1115, 1125, 1141-B, 1145, 1157 and 1210) and Rosedale Circle (109/111)

Responses to emergency and non-emergency calls will not be affected during the move.  A non-emergency number at the police department is 336-758-5591 (5591 from a University phone).

If anyone has questions about the move of the communications center to Alumni Hall, they may contact Wake Forest Emergency Manager August Vernon at 336-758-3377.

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Wondering about holiday weather, check campus weather stations

If you are wondering what kind of weather to expect during the holidays, you can get your answer in detail thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

The WeatherSTEM stations use a combination of weather instruments and sensors to take environmental measurements and offer frequently updated details on temperature, humidity, the heat index, barometric pressure and much more.

Each station includes a sky camera, with one directed toward Kentner Stadium, Farrell Hall and Wait Chapel, while the other camera is directed across BB&T Field.

Anyone with access to the internet can visit the web sites for the weather stations located at the Miller Center and BB&T Field.  Each web site–forsyth.weatherstem.com/wfu and forsyth.weatherstem.com/wfufootball–has a link to the other. The links are labeled “WEATHERSTEM UNITS” and can be found at the top right side of the sites.

The stations also offer information through Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are updated through automation.  On Facebook, the accounts are identified as Wake Forest Weatherstem and Wake Forest Football Weatherstem.  On Twitter, the stations can be followed @WakeForestWxSTEM and @WFUFootballWxSTEM.

WeatherSTEM also offers apps for ios and Android.

The weather stations were obtained from WeatherSTEM in Tallahassee, Fla.  The company describes itself as providing “an integration of weather stations, collected and distributed atmospheric data and STEM-based curriculum for grades K-12.

In addition to its safety applications, WeatherSTEM also provides an online library of educational materials.

To learn more:

–Visit the University’s WeatherSTEM stations.

–Download a WeatherSTEM mobile app

–Follow the social media accounts for the University’s weather stations.

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