Welcome Back!

Spring Break seemed to go by in a flash for us – did it for you and your Deacs? Happily, they are coming back to a campus where spring has sprung. If you drive in the main entrance off of Silas Creek Parkway and Reynolda Road, you can see the start of a carpet of daffodils popping up, and creeping phlox. It makes for an especially pretty picture.

We’re jumping right into the week with announcements about a few opportunities for your students to engage in meaningful ways.

Global Wake Week 2016Global Wake Week:

This week is Global Wake Week, and there are a TON of activities, as you can see at this link.  One change to mention, due to the possibility of rain, the Zuzu African Acrobats will perform at 7 pm tonight in Brendle Recital Hall.  Also – for those of you who have Deacs who love dogs, tomorrow there is a Rent A Puppy on the Mag Quad from 1-4 pm.  Hope your Deacs will take advantage of the many, many fun activities planned.

Voices of Our Time

This Thursday is a Voices of Our Time event: “Aging, Health & Longevity in the 21st Century” with S. Jay Olshansky, PhD. It will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium.  His research focuses on the upper limits to human longevity, health and public policy implications associated with aging, and the pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to hear from a leading voice in this field.

From the Dean of Students office:

Finally, this one is an opportunity for Deacs who want to be involved in campus leadership and the work of the Office of the Dean of Students:

Are you looking to give back to WFU at a higher level? Have you been searching for a meaningful way to help others?  If so, these advanced leadership opportunities are for you! 

Apply today to be a student member of Wake’s Judicial Council (JC), Honor and Ethics Council (HEC), or Board of Investigators and Advisors (BIA). Information about each position and the joint application are found on our website at http://deanofstudents.wfu.edu/conduct/honor/apply/.

Applications are due Friday, March 25, 2015 by 5 pm.  Information Sessions will be held on the following dates from 6-7 pm in Benson 410

– March 16, 2016

– March 24, 2016

Lots of ways to be involved, stretch your mind, learn something new.  Make it a great first week back!

— by Betsy Chapman

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