It’s FDOC (First Day of Classes), so the semester is officially on with academics. It’s also the first day of classes and events being held at Wake Downtown. You can read more about Wake Downtown in this news article. The Provost’s office also sent an email to the campus community today about Wake Downtown with lots of details.
The birth of Wake Downtown has been very exciting. What is less exciting is that I am still housebound due to the local public schools being out again today because they don’t want to run buses into neighborhoods (Winston is not set up from an infrastructure standpoint to plow neighborhoods, so the main roads get plowed, but good luck to you getting from your house to the main road.) For those families wondering what campus roads are like, I can tell you that my drive was fine. My neighborhood is a bit slick, but I had to drive to campus early this morning and campus and the main roads were well-plowed in my opinion (still, your Deacs in cars need to make sure they make choices that feel safe to them about driving or not).
Because I am homebound, today’s Daily Deac will be short and will cover some news and a couple of future events.
First the news: Dr. Hatch sent the campus community a beginning-of-the-semester welcome message. You can read it here.
Our 12th annual GospelFest is this Sunday at 3 pm in Brendle Recital Hall of Scales Fine Arts Center. It will feature guest artist Kierra “KiKi” Sheard and the WFU Gospel Choir (which is amazing). Tickets are free to your students if they have their WFU ID with them; $10 for general admission. Tickets are available for purchase online.
And for families in Charlotte, NC, we have an event on Sunday, Feb. 12th that looks to be a fabulous one. The ZSR Library is presenting the first in a series of WFU Author Talks, this one by our alumna and former faculty member Jenny Puckett (’71). Her session is entitled From the Tops of the Waves: Wake Forest as a Living History and it is described as follows:
Join us for a fireside conversation as we travel through Wake Forest’s history with Jenny Puckett, Wake Forest graduate and former professor. Inspired by her experience teaching First Year Seminars and highlighting excerpts from her upcoming book, Jenny will take us through a journey that begins in 1827 and features the people and events that shaped the
Wake Forest that we know and love today. A mesmerizing storyteller, Jenny will explore the essential moments in our unique history, reminding us of it continuing relevance.
To register for this event, visit the WAKECharlotte Community (aka club) page.