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.
This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 30:
The Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team will participate April 1 in a mass casualty drill at the LJVM Coliseum.
The drill will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mountain Dew parking lot at the Coliseum. It is intended to provide hands-on training in the event of a serious accident or on-campus emergency.
The Wake Forest EMS team is a student-run organization with student volunteers who respond as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to 911 medical calls 24/7 during the academic year. This academic year, it’s already responded to about 300 calls.
In this highly visual event, the students will be dispatched to a simulated incident and will practice how to call for additional resources to assist them. The student EMTs will be unaware of what the incident is until the training occurs April 1 and will conduct themselves as though a mass casualty incident has happened.
Patients with varying degrees of simulated injuries will be part of the training event. Student EMTs will practice treating injuries, as well as setting up a triage system to evaluate patients and determine the order of treatment of patients.
The University Police Department, the Winston-Salem Police Department, the University’s Student Health Service, the Winston-Salem Fire Department and the Forsyth County EMS will participate in the drill.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations
This is a guest post from the Athletic Department and the Coliseum:
The Wake Forest University Athletic Department and the LJVM Coliseum is proud to present The Five Irish Tenors direct from Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00 p.m.) at the LJVM Coliseum. Wake Forest University faculty, staff and students can purchase a select number of tickets at a discounted rate of $25 by entering the promo code WFUTENORS on the Ticketmaster website.
This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff Oct. 27:
For today’s (Oct. 27) Hillary Clinton campaign event at the Coliseum, organizers have set aside a designated entrance on the East Side of the Coliseum’s Main Lobby for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff. In addition, inside the Coliseum, there will be a designated space for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.
Special transportation arrangements for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff have been made, too. The Hillary Clinton campaign has made arrangements for buses to shuttle Wake Forest students, faculty and staff to and from the campaign event to be held at 2 p.m. today. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama will be at the event. Doors will open at approximately 11 a.m.
Starting at 10:30 a.m. in Parking Lot P (east side of Wait Chapel), buses will begin taking students, faculty and staff to the coliseum. The buses will continue transporting campus community members from the campus to the Coliseum until the event begins.
After the event, people returning to campus can board buses at the same Coliseum location where they had been dropped off earlier.
Anyone attending the event is encouraged by the Clinton campaign to RSVP.
The Clinton campaign has announced that people should expect airport-style security at the event. Prohibited items include homemade signs, placards, umbrellas, large bags, alcohol, weapons or noisemakers. No food or drinks are allowed inside the event. Water will be provided.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event. Traffic in the Coliseum area will be heavy today.
Statement from Wake Forest University: As an educational institution, Wake Forest is committed to promoting the free exchange of ideas, which includes providing a forum for speakers who express a wide variety of political views. The University’s tax-exempt status, however, requires that it not engage in any political campaign activity, which means the University is prohibited from endorsing or opposing any candidate for public office. Wake Forest takes its obligation in this regard very seriously. This event does not represent an endorsement by Wake Forest of any candidate for public office.
This message was e-mailed to faculty and staff today on behalf of Coach Danny Manning:
Dear Faculty and Staff:
In the last year and a half, our staff and families have come to love and enjoy Wake Forest. It is truly a special place and we want to thank you for all that you do to support not only our men’s basketball team but our entire athletics department.
Next Tuesday, December 22 we host a nationally-ranked Xavier basketball team in the Skip Prosser Classic and I want to invite you to attend the game with your family.
Wake Forest Athletics is offering free tickets and t-shirts to faculty and staff members and their families. The game is set for 7 p.m. at LJVM Coliseum.
Tickets will be distributed starting at 5:30 p.m. at tables marked Faculty/Staff in the coliseum’s main lobby at the east entrance. Staff and faculty may come to the tables and show their Wake Forest ID card to request the number of tickets needed for their family. Athletics staff will distribute tickets at that time.
I hope to see you at the game.
Coach Danny Manning
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