Provost Rogan Kersh (’86) sends a newsletter out to faculty and staff each month, and there are a few items that might be of interest to your students (or you, if you are going to be in the area). The first is an announcement of the faculty for the 2015-16 year at our residential study abroad houses.
The following faculty members have been selected to serve as resident professors at the WFU Houses in 2015-2016:
Worrell House (London):
Fall 2015 – Page West (Business)
Spring 2016 – Mary Wayne-Thomas (Theatre)
Flow House (Vienna):
Fall 2015 – Robert Hellyer (History)
Spring 2016 – Lisa Kiang (Psychology)
Casa Artom (Venice):
Fall 2015 – Jacqui Carrasco (Music)
Spring 2016 – Wanda Balzano (Women’s and Gender Studies)
Much closer to the time, your students will be able to look on the Study Abroad website and see more about the application processes for programs they are interested in.
The Provost’s newsletter also mentioned two events that are holiday-themed. The Secrest Artist Series will be hosting an event at 7:30 on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 in Brendle Recital Hall. “Cantus and Theater Latté Da present All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, All Is Calm recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man’s land on Christmas, 1914.” As with all Secrest Artist Series events, students get in free by showing their WFU ID card. (Note, seating is not guaranteed; go early to reserve your place).
Finally, we note that “tickets are on sale now for candlelight tours of Reynolda House December 5, 6, and 7. Learn why Katharine Reynolds decorated with nandina berries rather than holly and what interesting items found their way to the menu for Christmas dinner. The dining table will be set with Katharine’s china, an organist will play carols on the original Aeolian organ, and family Christmas cards and letters will be on view from the Museum archives. Tickets include refreshments and live entertainment each night: Grimsley High School Madrigals (Thursday), the Central Carolina Children’s Chorus (Friday), and RJR ACappella (Saturday). Tickets: Members/students $12, non-members $18.”
This is just a smattering of some of the international and cultural events taking place in the coming weeks. Your students can see more at the Events Calendar online. Urge your students to try something new every month. Whether that is a lecture, a concert, a sporting event, a service project. Their time at Wake Forest will pass quickly. They should drink up every opportunity they have.