A couple of opportunities this week

Happy Monday, Deac families! I am jammed with academic advising this week (and have some PTO, so much of this week will be preposts).  I had this one all set to go, then we got the big news over the weekend that the Clinton campaign approached Wake to request permission to hold an event on campus.  Here is the story: https://parents.wfu.edu/family-news/hillary-clinton-and-first-lady-michelle-obama-to-speak-on-hearn-plaza/ .  Since I am going to be out mid-week (and will miss this event), stay tuned to the main FamilyNews page for info as it is released.  Now back to what I’d planned to post 🙂

Though it was Fall Break, our #2 soccer team played on Saturday night against a very physical Boston College (they had 30 fouls to our 14, including one player who was ultimately red carded).  Our Jon Bakero scored an early (and thrilling) goal, which put us at 1-0, a lead we kept through the whole game. It was Senior Night, the last home game of the ACC season for our seniors.  Shout out and special thanks to our seniors: Alec Farrell, Jared Odenbeck (who my Class of ’27 Deac calls Odie, from having him in soccer camp a couple years ago), Jacori Hayes, Ian Harkes, Hunter Bandy, Hayden Partain, Ricky Greensfelder, Grant Bishop, and Tane Gent (redshirt junior Rafael Fagundo was honored with them, as he started at the same time as his classmates). Class of ’27 and I were bummed to see that they are all going to be graduating, because it’s been great fun watching them these past few years.  I am hoping for a long run in the NCAAs.  All I want is for them to win their last game 🙂

On to campus events.  I received a couple of different emails last week about programs coming up Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

On Tuesday, there will be a faculty chamber music recital featuring Violinist Jacqui Carrasco, pianist Peter Kairoff, and cellist Evan Richey.  They will be playing a recital of music by Mozart, Debussy, and Brahms, including the monumental Trio in C-Major by Brahms.  The recital is Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 PM in Brendle Recital Hall.  (There are actually a ton of Music department events every semester, and if your Deacs want to hear some world-class music, they can find more on their website.)

I also got an email that had information about EuroTour 2017:

“Take WFU divisional classes while exploring some of the most famous cultural centers of the world. Wake Forest University’s EuroTour gives students the opportunity to explore nine cities in eight countries over 34 days, all while receiving credit. EuroTour is unique in that students choose how to spend their time and pursue cultural experiences independently, according to their own personal interests. Trip leaders provide orientation, guidance and daily help in achieving trip objectives.

Professor Joel Tauber from the art department Professor Susan Rupp from the history department will be the 2017 faculty directors.  The courses they will be offering are ART 199.  International Studies in Art, and HST 102. Europe and the World in the Modern Era

Students who are interested in the program may contact Professor Tauber (tauberjl@nullwfu.edu) or Professor Rupp (rupp@nullwfu.edu), or Global Programs and Studies.  An information session will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 in Scales 102.”

EuroTour has a long history at Wake and is well-regarded.  It might be especially appealing for students who want an abroad experience, but don’t want to commit to a whole semester.

Got this blurb from Campus Dining/ARAMARK about a meal plan promotion:

Never go Hungry with these discounted Meal Swipe block plans! Call 336-758-5607 or visit Reynolda Hall Room 12 to get this special deal! Offer is valid through November 8th!

Block 20: $185 plus tax
Block 30: $270 plus tax
Block 50- $425 plus tax

And for our P’20 first-year parents and families, this week’s message is about the Honor Code.

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