Last of the Summer Receptions

Happy Monday, Deac families!  We had a partly-sunny, partly-rainy weekend, and it was nice to be a little bit cooler for a change.

We are nearing the end of our summer travel and reception-planning madness.  There are two coming up later this week that general receptions that are open to Wake Forest alumni, parents and families (including students), and friends.  One is in Watch Hill, RI this Thursday and the other is in Nantucket, MA this Friday.  If you live in the area or happen to be vacationing there, please register to attend.  Our provost, Rogan Kersh (’86), will be at both events and you never want to miss a chance to hear Rogan.  We also have a final New Student Reception in Purcellville, VA on Sunday, August 14th; register and join us if you want to attend.

For those of you who are P’20s and getting ready to send your new students to campus, here is a reminder to check out the Advice for New Parents and Families section of the New Students website.  There are lots of items out there, so take a bite or two at a time as you have time.

And for our Hamilton fans out there, did you catch this item in the Huffington Post last week?

“Brought to us by North Carolina’s Wake Forest University, whose supplement is available through the recently launched Common Application, the prompt is essentially a refreshed version of the what-prominent-person-in-history-would-you-most-want-to-have-dinner-with concept. The prompt itself reads:

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton has become a cultural phenomenon. It weaves together history with rap and hip hop through the often overlooked story of Alexander Hamilton. Choose an unsung historical figure who deserves the “Hamilton” treatment. (75-150 words)

The prompt joins eight other short answer questions on Wake Forest’s 2016-17 supplement. Will this quirky query inspire students to write day and night like they’re running out of time? We’ll see if admissions officers are satisfied with the answers once acceptances are doled out for the Class of 2021.”

Bravo, Admissions office!

— by Betsy Chapman
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