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Livestreaming planned for Black History Month events

Livestreaming is planned this week for two major events associated with Black History Month.

On Feb. 16, the keynote event for Black History Month will be a panel discussion featuring the national co-chairs of the recent Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez will participate in a moderated discussion in Wait Chapel at 7 p.m.

Livestreaming for the keynote event will be available here.  The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.  Tickets can be reserved here.

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Maya Angelou Hall will be livestreamed on Feb. 17. It will be livestreamed here. The event begins at 3 p.m.

The residence hall, which opened this semester, is named in honor of world-renowned writer, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest until her death in 2014.

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Livestreaming planned for Maya Angelou Hall ceremony

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Maya Angelou Hall will be available for anyone to view through livestreaming on Feb. 17. It will be livestreamed at go.wfu.edu/angelouhall.

The residence hall, which opened this semester, is named in honor of world-renowned writer, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest until her death in 2014.

The 3 p.m. ceremony will include remarks by Angelou’s grandson, Elliott Jones.  Legendary singer and songwriter Valerie Ashford Simpson will perform a musical tribute.

Wake Forest leaders–including President Nathan Hatch, Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair Melissa Harris-Perry, Dean of Residence Life and Housing Donna McGalliard and Chief Diversity Officer Barbee Oakes–will also speak at the event open to the Wake Forest community.

Full announcement available here.

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University Police Department moves into Alumni Hall

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Alumni Hall

The spring semester has opened with the Wake Forest University Police Department in a new home.  During the winter break, the police department moved into Alumni Hall, where University Advancement and Parking and Transportation are also located.

The police department moved into the area of Alumni Hall formerly occupied by Residence Life and Housing and the Deacon OneCard office, which moved into the newly-built Maya Angelou Residence Hall.

The police department is inviting students, faculty and staff to Alumni Hall on Feb. 1 to help the department celebrate having its first new home since the 1980s.  An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors, including off-campus community partners, will be taken on guided tours following brief opening remarks by various speakers and a ribbon cutting formally opening the department’s new offices.  Light refreshments will be served.

“We are pleased to be in our new professional and welcoming space. We can much better serve our community and meet the day to day operational needs of the University Police Department,” said University Police Chief Regina Lawson, who joined the department in 1989.

Until now, Lawson had worked her entire Wake Forest career in the department’s former offices in the H.S. Moore Building located at the far southern end of campus.  They had shared the building with Facilities and Campus Services.

“All of us in the University Police Department hope to see many of our campus community members and off-campus community partners at our open house,” Lawson said.  “As chief, I would like to see our students, faculty, staff and others become familiar with our new home and more familiar with all of us who are committed to serving Wake Forest.”

The police department’s business offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can call the department 24/7 on its emergency line, 336-758-5911, or its business line, 336-758-5591.

At present, the police department’s communication center remains in Davis Residence Hall.  It is open to receive visitors 24/7.  The center will move into Alumni Hall this spring.

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