I am not at work today, and I suspect a lot of others are also taking PTO. The University’s administrative offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday. If your Deac is staying on campus and you need to know who to contact in case of an urgent situation that cannot wait until Monday, information is here.
This year, as in past years, students volunteered for Turkeypalooza, which provides Thanksgiving meals to people in need in our community. There was a nice story about it in the Winston-Salem Journal. And as I continue to think about gratitude, I am grateful that our students give so generously of their time and energy to help others.
Though Turkeypalooza is an easy and recognizable event, there are countless other ways our students give back and live our Pro Humanitate motto. There are student volunteer groups who work on all kinds of issues and service projects, students who serve others through a faith-based group, fraternities and sororities who have philanthropy or service components to their organizations, and even individual students who organize golf tournaments or participate in races or other activities for a good cause. And for all those actions that help to make the world a little better and brighter, I am profoundly grateful.