Weekend Wrap Up

Another weekend gone, another week closer to the end of the semester.  It was stormy this weekend – on and off – and it was decidedly cooler yesterday.  This week should be somewhere between the 60s and 70s, hopefully nice for your students.

Over the weekend, Wake Forest hosted Words Awake!, a conference celebrating writing and Wake Foresters who are authors.  There are some select highlights of the event, and I suspect there will be more coverage and news stories in the coming days.  Congratulations to Tom Phillips, who was one of the driving forces behind this conference.

The annual Elevator Competition was held this weekend and we have a Wake Forest team winning the grand prize.  David Smitherman, a student in the WFU MBA program for working professionals and Tadhg O’Gara, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, had the winning pitch.

There was some disappointing news from our men’s basketball team late last week.  Three of our students are transferring.  There has been a lot of flux in the program this year, and I am hoping for no more bumps in the road.

Finally, some of your students may have had some fun diversions over the weekend.  There were a number of local concerts last week:  Bruce Springsteen was in Greensboro mid week, and Saturday night the Arctic Monkeys and Black Keys were in Charlotte.  And there has been great interest in the opening of The Hunger Games movie, based on the dystopian, young adult novel of the same name.  I ran into an ’11 grad on Saturday and she was part of the midnight showing – as I bet a lot of your students were.

Have a great week, Deac families!

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