TV Star to Lecture Monday 10/5

The Office of Parent Programs is going to be busy with activities over the next two days, so we will be out and about and not easy to reach via email or voicemail.  If you need to see the Family Weekend schedule or FAQs, visit their website.

So here’s a pre-post about two upcoming events.

First, the Provost’s Office sent an email yesterday about an event this Friday at and for the ZSR:

This Friday students, staff, faculty, and friends of Wake Forest will join in the atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library for our first-ever Love Your Library, where we will also welcome Tim Pyatt as Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. I invite you to join me as we congratulate Tim and also recognize the national Love Your Library event.

We hope to see you in the atrium of the ZSR on Friday, October 2nd, from 1:00-2:00 pm for refreshments and perhaps a surprise or two!”

Second, your Deacs (or many you as well) might be fans of the show Orange is the New Black, which won at least one Emmy this year.  One of the stars of Orange is the New Black, Laverne Cox, will be here on Monday, October 5th.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to hear from a working actress on an acclaimed TV show.  Here’s the write up I received about her appearance on campus:

Laverne-Cox-Poster-791x1024“Transgender actress and advocate, Laverne Cox, currently seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, will lecture at Wake Forest University on Monday, October 5, 2015. Cox is the first transgender person to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine, and the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination.

The lecture will be held in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest Campus and will begin at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for students, faculty, and staff – you must show your Wake Forest ID. Doors will open to the general public at 6:30 pmand close at 7:00 pm to avoid disruption of the speaker. The event is free and open to the public.

Following her lecture, Cox will answer questions from the audience.Cox’s campus visit is a collaborative effort organized by the Wake Forest University LGBTQ Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Union, the Women’s Center, The University Theatre, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, and the Documentary Film Program.”

Will your students ever again have the opportunity to be one of 2,400ish people in a room with a major TV actress and activist?  This is one of the bites of the Wake Forest smorgasbord I hope your Deacs take.  Chances like this don’t often come after college – certainly not for free.

For all of you who are en route (or will soon be) for Family Weekend, we wish you safe travels and can’t wait to welcome you to Mother So Dear!

Go Deacs!

 

— by Betsy Chapman

 

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