Happy Black and Gold Friday, Deac families! It’s Friday the 13th – but I hope your students are experiencing nothing but good luck! With it being only the fourth day of classes, it’s not likely that your students are already having big tests or projects due – so we’ll count that as good luck. Even though they just came back from break, my sense is that students will be quite happy to have a 3-day weekend so they can ease back in to the normal routine of schoolwork.
We always encourage families to talk to their students on Fridays, as there have been studies that show that parental contact on a Friday can reduce high-risk student behaviors; even if you don’t talk about anything related to alcohol, the contact has been shown to have a harm-reducing effect. With sorority recruitment just having concluded, fraternity recruitment in process, and the long weekend, it’s a great time to talk to your students and to remind them that you love them and are counting on them to make wise, healthy choices.
I won’t be doing a Daily Deac on Monday, but wanted to mention a couple events next week that might be of interest to your students:
Study Abroad Fair – Tuesday 1/24 from 11 am-4 pm in Benson 401. It is not too soon to think about study abroad, even if you are the parent/family member of a first-year student. If your Deac wants to go abroad in the fall of his/her junior year, he/she might realistically be applying (for rolling admissions programs anyways) in the fall of ’17. Best to plan ahead.
Secrest Artists Series – Thursday 1/26 at 7:30 pm in Brendle Recital Hall. eighth blackbird, which is a multi-Grammy award winning music ensemble, will be here. Tickets are free to students with WFU ID. How often in life after WFU will your students be able to see a Grammy award winning musical group for free? Likely not that often, so take advantage while they can!
Humans vs. Zombies – Friday 1/27 at 7:30 pm in the ZSR Library. Humans v. Zombies has become a cult classic on campus. You get to channel all the stress of the week and take it out on zombies with NERF dart blasters in approximately 150,000 square feet of the ZSR. If you aren’t familiar with the game, the rules are below. Also some pictures of past HvZ events.
Have a great weekend, Deac families!
How to Play Humans v Zombies
Stop the zombie horde! Use Nerf blasters to hit zombies with one blaster dart (preferably below the neck). Zombies do not die, but instead come back to the ZSR Atrium and respawn after a brief pause. Humans who are two-hand tagged by a Zombie must come back to the Atrium, set down their blaster, and join the Zombie horde, hunting for humans to tag!