"Benson University Center" Archive

Update: Wake Forest's Reynolda Campus closed Tuesday, Dec. 11

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Dec. 10 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 11. There will be no academic operations.  Offices will be closed.  This includes Wake Downtown.

Travel on and off campus is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.

Dining services will be available.  To obtain information on campus dining, visit deacondining.com. The late-night breakfast has been cancelled; it had been scheduled for Monday night.

Campus shuttles will not operate Tuesday.

Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, the Student Health Service and Benson University Center will be open Tuesday. The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center/Reynolds Gym will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  ZSR Library is open 24 hours.  The Student Health Service will operate on an urgent-care basis, only. Appointments are cancelled. Benson Center will operate with regular hours.

The President’s Holiday Party has been cancelled.  It was scheduled to be held Tuesday for staff and faculty and their families.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

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Campus closed at 12 noon March 12 due to bad weather conditions

This announcement was emailed March 12 to students, faculty and staff by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will close at 12 noon today, March 12. Offices will be closed.  Any in-progress, on-campus classes will end at 12 noon.

This includes Wake Downtown.

Travel on and off campus today is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.

For those planning to attend events on campus today, check with the host or sponsoring organization.

Food service will be available. To obtain information on campus dining, visit deacondining.com.

Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Benson University Center will be open today.

Here is the revised University shuttle schedule for today:

–The last departure for the Wake Downtown shuttle from Innovation Quarter will be 1:10 p.m.

–The last departure for the Gold/Black Lines from campus will be 12:50 p.m.

–The last departure for the Gray Line from campus will be 1 p.m.

–There will be no Gray Line or On Call shuttle service tonight.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

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Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest closed Wednesday Jan. 17

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Jan. 17 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will be closed on Wednesday, January 17.  Classes will not meet on campus.  Offices will be closed.

This includes Wake Downtown.

Travel on and off campus Wednesday is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.

For those planning to attend events on campus Wednesday, check with the host or sponsoring organization.

To obtain information on campus dining, visit deacondining.com.

Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Benson University Center will be open Wednesday.

University shuttles will not operate Wednesday.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

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Staff recognized for milestones, Employees of the Year announced

This is a guest post from Human Resources:

Members of the campus community honored service milestones of more than 250 Wake Forest staff members who were celebrating approximately 2,800 combined years of service. These individuals were recognized at the 16th annual Staff Rewards & Recognition on Tuesday, October 11 at Bridger Field House. Later in the day, a campus-wide reception was open to all faculty and staff in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.

Staff members celebrating 30 or more years of service included:

  • 30 years: Cathy Chinlund (Advancement), Sherman Hart (Reynolda House), Gale Newport (Benson University Center), Beth Tedford (Z. Smith Reynolds Library)
  • 35 years: Janet Cromer (School of Law), Cindy Davis (Biology), Mike Ford (Campus Life), Dallas Nifong (Facilities & Campus Services)
  • 40 years: Michael Bottoms (University Police), Carrnell Covington (Facilities & Campus Services), Ann Knox (Parking & Transportation)
Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch presents staff member Betsy Chapman with the Employee of the Year plaque on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

President Hatch presents staff member Betsy Chapman with the Employee of the Year plaque

Betsy Chapman, Director of Parent Giving, and Patty Kennedy, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, were also recognized as Employees of the Year. They were nominated by faculty and staff for their contributions in the areas of innovation, integrity, accountability, inclusion, and Pro Humanitate.

Chapman was honored for mentoring students and helping parents feel part of the Wake Forest experience. The Daily Deac blog she authors was cited throughout her award nomination as a highly effective way to connect parents with the campus community. As the nomination reads, “Betsy is a valuable asset to Wake Forest, and her professionalism and genuine love for the university and its students should be commended!”

Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch presents staff member Patty Kennedy with the Employee of the Year plaque on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

President Hatch presents staff member Patty Kennedy with the Employee of the Year plaque

Kennedy was recognized for embracing new ideas and serving as a positive role model for new staff members. The award nomination states, “Patty is always thinking of creative ways to deal with problems, with the goal of making positive changes for everyone. She is well aware of the need to serve both the department and the community.” Kennedy has demonstrated this community service through her work with the United Way and Arts Council.

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Week of Sleep workshops begin Feb. 8

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This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

In collaboration with various offices and student groups, the Office of Wellbeing would like to present the Week of Sleep, a series of daily workshops Feb. 8-12  at 4 p.m. in Benson University Center to raise awareness of the importance of sleep related to our physical and emotional wellbeing leading up to the Sleep Challenge! Faculty, staff, and students who come get a free sleep gear prize (while supplies last, first come first serve).

-Join the Learning Assistance Center on Monday Feb. 8 from 4-5 p.m. in Benson Center, Room 401C to learn about sleep and its effects on your cognition, focus, and concentration!

-Join Wake Forest Neurology Feb. 9 from 4-5 p.m. in Benson Center, Room 409 to learn about sleep disorders!

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