Wellbeing coaching offered as a free service to students, faculty and staff

This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

Interested in making lifestyle changes? Do you need a trained accountability partner? Well, Wellbeing Coaching may be for you!

Work with a certified coach to develop a vision for your overall wellbeing, using your strengths to make healthy behavior change.

Wellbeing coaching is a free service offered through the Office of Wellbeing to currently enrolled Wake Forest University students, faculty, and staff to support goal-directed and health promoting behavior change. Through short-term individual coaching sessions, individuals work toward their wellbeing goals with one of our professional certified health coaches.

Coaching topics can include physical activity, healthy eating habits, stress management, sleep hygiene, and goals in any of the eight dimensions of wellbeing: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

Open enrollment runs Aug. 20 – Sept. 7 on a first come, first served basis.  Visit the Wellbeing website to learn more!

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Parking and related information about student move-in

This message was e-mailed to faculty and staff on Aug. 17 on behalf of Residence Life and Housing:

Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class on Wednesday, August, 22, when new student move-in begins at 8 a.m. For faculty and staff scheduled to be on campus that busy morning, the University has recommendations for where to enter campus and park.

On August 22, the University asks that faculty and staff enter campus through the Polo Road entrance. New students and their families will be encouraged to enter campus via the University Parkway and Reynolda Road entrances.

Traffic is expected throughout the day and will begin around 7 a.m. as families arrive for move-in. Due to the increased traffic, faculty and staff seeking to park on campus are encouraged to arrive on campus early. The Hearn Plaza lots will be available for faculty and staff parking. However, the University asks that faculty and staff avoid parking on South Campus (Lots E, F, G and J) and in Lots Q and W1/W2 to allow parking for our new students and their families.

Faculty and staff may park in the lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road.  A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and campus from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The University will continue to run the Gray Line shuttle that will be operating on an on-call demand service on August 22.

The Wake Downtown shuttle will not begin operating until 1:00 p.m. on August 22. Any special transportation needs can be accommodated by using the on-call demand service by calling 336-283-1091.

Additionally, the University will welcome back returning students Friday thru Sunday, August 24-26. Parking for faculty/staff in the Hearn Plaza lots (Lots A, B, C, M, N, P) will be limited due to move-in. Additionally, faculty and staff are encouraged to avoid Lots Q, R and Z to allow our returning students a smooth move-in.

For Friday, August 24, additional parking for faculty and staff will be available in the lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road.  A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and campus from 7 a.m. –6 p.m.

To aid with traffic management, the University asks that departments instruct vendors to assist by not delivering to campus until after noon on August 22; vendors are asked to park only in designated parking spaces and to remove their own trash from campus. Delivery vehicles larger than a box truck should not plan to enter campus on August 22 due to limited parking and increased traffic. Deliveries taking place on August 24 thru 26 should expect slower travel due to limited parking and increased traffic as well.

The University is committed to making the move-in experience the best possible time for our students and their families, and as convenient as possible for faculty and staff. Thank you in advance for your assistance and flexibility as we welcome the newest Demon Deacons to campus!

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Pendergraft leads American Classical League as its new president

Mary Pendergraft, professor and chair of Classical Languages, was installed as president of the American Classical League, recently.  As part of her two-year term, she will lead the organization as it approaches its centennial celebration in 2019.

Pendergraft has served as chair of the National Committee for Latin and Greek, president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South – Southern Section, and president of North Carolina Classical Association. She has been honored for her teaching with awards from the Society for Classical Studies and the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. In 2013, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South also awarded Pendergraft with an Ovatio for her service and dedication to both the organization and the field of Classics.

The American Classical League seeks to promote classical studies to the general public. Established in 1919 to address the needs of classical Greek and Latin teachers, the organization has more than 2,700 members worldwide. The American Classical League produces its annual Summer Institute, as well as the National Latin Exam, National Greek Exam, National Mythology Exam, and Exploratory Latin Exam for students.  The American Classical League also sponsors the National Junior Classical League, a youth organization of 44,000 members dedicated to the encouragement and promotion of the literature and language of classical Greece and Rome. Currently, the American Classical League is beginning its Centennial Year Celebration, which will culminate at its 2019 Summer Institute in New York City.

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Memorial service scheduled for Professor David Coates

This announcement was e-mailed to faculty, staff and students on Aug. 16 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

A memorial service for David Coates, Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies, will be held October 2 at 4 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

Dr. Coates died August 7 in Asheville after an illness.

A story about Dr. Coates appears in the online Wake Forest Magazine.  An obituary is expected to appear at a later date in the Winston-Salem Journal.

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New Student Handbook with revised Student Code of Conduct available online; Undergraduate Bulletin online, too

This is a guest post from the Division of Campus Life:

A new Student Handbook has been developed for undergraduate students. The new handbook was created to provide students with important University information, policies, and processes in an online format that’s easy to navigate. While the handbook has a wealth of information, the newly revised Student Code of Conduct comprises much of the content.

The Student Code of Conduct was revised through a process that was intentional, comprehensive, and deliberate, with the goal of allowing thorough consideration of various stakeholder perspectives.

“I have been impressed during the last year and a half by the extensive involvement of students, faculty, and administrators in offering comments and recommendations regarding the proposed code revisions and then deliberating about the best way to make changes in response to this community feedback,” said John Dinan, professor of politics and international Affairs and chair of the Judicial Council.

Additionally, the Undergraduate Bulletin is now published digitally. The Bulletin contains the course offerings and requirements of the undergraduate schools, as well as other important academic policies and procedures.

You may access the Handbook at and the Bulletin at These new online resources are important publications for our community.

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