Monday Round Up

While most of the northeastern part of our country is bracing for the threat of a big snowstorm, there is no such threat in Winston-Salem.  So if you are a Deac family in the snowpocalypse line of fire – and there is a sizeable portion of our student body who come from the Phili/NYC/Boston corridor – we send our good thoughts your way.

Here’s a roundup of random tidbits for your Monday.

– For those of you who missed the livecast last week, you can watch the interview with Ed Wilson (’43), provost emeritus and professor of English, online.  Start around the 14 minute mark.

– Three members of our campus community were honored with the Building the Dream award last week:  Hu Womack (’90, MBA ’00), instruction and outreach librarian, and seniors Nehemiah Rolle (’15) and Joe LeDuc (’15).

– The Old Gold and Black reports that major declariation for sophomore students is February 9-13: “Every sophomore must declare a major by setting up an advising appointment at his/her desired department during this period.  Sophomores who wish to declare minors should do so during this same period.”  Questions about the process can be directed to the Registrar’s office.

– The last day to add a full-term class is tomorrow (January 27).  The last day to drop a full-term class is February 17.  The latter date is especially important, because late drops are not allowed except in very specific (approved) circumstances.

– The Spring Study Abroad Fair is tomorrow (January 27) from 11am-4 pm in the Benson University Center.  If your student thinks he (or she) might wish to go abroad – and I fervently hope that he/she does! – the Study Abroad Fair is a “must do.”

– This Wednesday (January 28th) at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel is a Secrest Artists Series event, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico.  “The National Symphony of the State of Mexico represents the excellence of Mexico’s talent and musical traditions. Based in the city of Toluca, the orchestra promotes music as a means of union and identity among Mexicans.”  As we so often say at the Daily Deac, there is a vast buffet of experiences at Wake Forest, and the more you sample of these experiences, the richer your experience will be.  Your students may never again have the chance to see – completely free of charge – musicians of the caliber that the Secrest Artists Series brings to campus.  So urge them to go.

Wake Forest Student Showcase is an event happening this Friday (January 30) at 2:30 pm in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. “Eight outstanding Wake Forest students will be giving TED talks about their experiences and ideas that are changing the community, nation, and world. From resettling refugees to incorporating robotics in medicine, these presentations will inspire learning, change perspectives, and showcase the amazing contributions of Wake Forest students.”

As always, these aren’t the only games in town, so to speak.  The Events Calendar shows a full range of published events.  And your students will see flyers about other things perhaps not formally announced on this list.

I hope your Deacs dig in and experience something new this week outside of their normal routine.

– by Betsy Chapman




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