Despite the really dreadful rainy weather, I hope that all our visiting Deac families had a good Family Weekend! It was wonderful to see so many families on campus. To those of you who braved the rain for the football game Saturday night, you were rewarded with a fantastic win over Syracuse. Our football team looked terrific, and we are now 5-1! Is a bowl game in our future?? I don’t want to jinx anything, but I am hopeful.
Also at the game was a touching tribute to our Arnold Palmer. His signature logo – a multicolored umbrella – was on the field, and it was also part of the football players’ uniforms. I understand the umbrella will be replicated across other sports too. Over the weekend I had a couple of occasions to drink an Arnold Palmer and have to say they tasted sweeter and better than I remembered.
Now to some business for this week…
Post-hurricane Matthew support: Dr. Hatch sent a message to the campus community about Hurricane Matthew.
Laundry: resident students were sent an email last week with some tips about the on-campus washing machines. Hopefully they all saw and read it.
Wake Alternative Break: leader applications are now live! It’s a great opportunity for students to lead a group of their peers on a fun, reflective, service-orientated trip over Spring Break. No experience is required. Trip descriptions are on the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/y1I59oZLDIQzvS5C2. THE APPLICATION IS DUE OCTOBER 10th. Participant applications will come out later this month!
Secrest Artists Series: Fretwork is coming Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 in Brendle Recital Hall. Tickets are FREE for students – all they have to do is show their Wake ID at the door. Fretwork is the world’s leading viol consort—a historically-informed chamber ensemble who plays the music of early modern England on Renaissance instruments that are the forerunners to modern-day stringed instruments. Their recordings have won both the Grand Prix du Disque and a Gramophone Award, and they have been featured on the soundtracks of two films by the American director Jim Jarmusch.
October Dining Update: ARAMARK/Campus Dining has published the following October 2016 Dining Update.
From Jewish Life: Tuesday night (October 11). Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the Jewish calendar – begins. We ask for forgiveness, fast, and pray to be sealed in the Book of Life. At WFU, we bring in Yom Kipppur with Kol Nidre services at 6:30 pm in Davis Chapel (Behind Wait Chapel in Wingate Hall). Kol Nidre is one of the most moving services in Jewish liturgy. Wednesday (October 12). Yom Kippur – services are from noon – 2 pm in Davis Chapel! The 12:00 – 12:30 pm time is part of the “Called Together” Weekly Prayers so the service will be in the Jewish tradition. On Wednesday night at 7 pm we will blow the shofar and break-the-fast with a bagel (dairy) and schmears spread. Hillel Lounge. Collins A001. List of more dates & times, and to RSVP, can be found here. Read the Jewish Life newsletter here.
First-Year Families’ Message: this week it is about test anxiety and midterms, seen from a former student and a former parent’s perspectives.
Weather: after all the rain of the weekend, it has finally cooled off here. The temperatures were in the 50s this morning, and it is cool enough to need a light jacket. Finally, fall!