President Nathan Hatch emailed this message to students, faculty and staff on April 22.
Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,
On Easter Sunday morning, as Christians around the globe gathered to celebrate their holiest of days, we once again were faced with the news of unimaginable tragedy. In Sri Lanka, during a series of eight bombings, at least three targeting churches, 290 people were killed and nearly 500 were injured. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost family members and friends in these horrendous attacks. To all Christian believers on campus and around the world, I offer my deepest condolences. What was to be a day of celebration was suddenly transformed into a day of mourning.
Regardless of religion or creed, we are all affected by attacks like this. In the past several months, we have witnessed people of various faiths suffer at the hands of those who profess hatred and practice violence. Let us not become immune to the horror of these events. Instead, let us redouble our efforts to reach out to others, seek to understand one another and work to build bridges with open and compassionate hearts and minds.
Please be conscientious about your personal wellbeing, and that of your friends, in the aftermath of this tragedy. Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff who are struggling or just want to talk. The University Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273 and the Office of the Chaplain may be contacted at 336-758-5210. The Employee Assistance Program is available to faculty and staff at 336-716-5493. We encourage anyone having a difficult time to seek support.
Nathan O. Hatch
The National Weather Service tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area has been extended until 8 p.m. Friday, April 19. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.
Please monitor local weather reports for the latest information.
TV Stations: WXII, WFMY, WGHP or Spectrum News Triad
National Weather Service
The University recommends keeping cell phones charged and set to receive calls and text messages.
In the event of a tornado warning, Wake Forest will use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty, and staff. An announcement would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and the University’s home page at wfu.edu; sent by text, email and voice mail; and posted on the Wake Alert Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Categories: Inside WFU
Wake Forest University activated the Wake Alert system today, April 19, to inform students, faculty and staff of a tornado watch. Information was distributed in many ways to the campus community.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area today, April 19. The current NWS watch is in effect until 5 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay informed on weather conditions throughout Friday and into the evening. Unstable weather is forecast for the Winston-Salem area. Storms are possible today, including in the afternoon and evening. 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 WXII, WGHP, WFMY and Spectrum’s News 14. Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.
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.
Categories: Inside WFU
This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on the morning of April 19 to students, faculty and staff:
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged today, April 19, to stay informed on weather conditions. Unstable weather is forecast for the Winston-Salem area. Storms are possible today, including in the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe, according to weather forecasts.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations
The following is the faculty books report for March 2019:
Arthur, Shawn. (Study of Religions). Contemporary Religions in China. Routledge. 2019.
Morone, James A., & Rogan Kersh. (Politics & International Affairs). By the People: Debating American Government, 4th ed. Oxford University Press. 2018.
Winn, Colett H., Stephen Murphy, & François Rouget, Eds. (French Studies) Album de Poesies Des Villeroy: Manuscrit Francais 1663 de la BNF. Classiques Garnier. 2019.
Yarfitz, Mir. (History). Impure Migration: Jews and Sex Work in Golden Age Argentina (Jewish Cultures of the World series). Rutgers University Press. 2019.