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EDITED 11:20 AM – Campus is closing at noon due to the snow. On-campus students were also alerted that they should keep their residence hall windows closed.

Welcome back, Deac families! Though you are no doubt sad that your Deacs had to come back to campus, we sure are glad to have them back with us. It’s nice to have plentiful, easy parking when they are gone, but campus is so much more fun and lively when it’s full of students.

Today’s weather is crazy. It’s March 12, and as of first thing this morning (as I type), it is snowing outside. It’s not cold enough for it to stick on the ground yet, but we are predicted to get 1-2″ of snow and sleet by the end of the day. Only time will tell. Here’s some video from around 10 am: snow falling outside Alumni Hall and then a look toward Wait Chapel.

So last week there were a bunch of announcements that hit my inbox. So today’s Daily Deac is covering news you can use.

Do you want to buy a yearbook for your student? The Howler is Wake Forest’s yearbook, and parents and families can purchase a Howler online. According to the Howler staff, this year’s yearbook will include all athletic teams, major events on campus, all accredited campus organizations, academic departments, senior portraits, and Greek organizations.

Wake N Shake will be taking place on March 24th. This is a wonderful campus tradition that your Deacs can and should get behind, whether as dancers, volunteers, or donors. Wake N Shake Co-Chair, Laura Jennings (’18), said this of Wake N Shake:

Wake N Shake Dance MarathonWake ‘N Shake is a 12-hour dance marathon at Wake, and the largest philanthropy event on campus in both money raised and student participation. The organization benefits The Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and Wake Forest Baptist Health.  To give some background, Brian Piccolo played football at Wake Forest and went on to play professionally for the Chicago Bears. After 4 years in the NFL, Piccolo was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer and at the young age of 26, he passed away. After his death in 1970, the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund was established. Since then, it has made an incredible impact on innovative cancer research initiatives and the lives of those affected by the disease.  To date, since the first event in 2006, students have raised more than $1.54 Million, and we’re not done yet! Last year, Wake ‘N Shake raised $334,337 and it is our goal to increase that amount each year. This year’s event will take place on March 24, 2018. Find out more at

Study Smarter Not Harder session on March 15Study Smarter Not Harder session on April 24The Learning Assistance Center will be offering Study Smarter, Not Harder sessions – one this week and the next in April. Click on the pictures of the flyers to see the details.

The new and MUCH improved Reynolds Gym poolThere was a sneak preview of the 3rd phase of renovation of Reynolds Gym last week. I was not able to make it there, but one of my well-placed sources sent me somThe hot tub at the newly-renovated Reynolds Gym poole pictures of the new pool area, which looks SWEET. Check out that WF logo hot tub!

Speaking of pools reminds me of summer. Can you cast your mind ahead to summer for a second? Because Summer Session may be a great option for your Deacs.  Here’s what our Summer Session office is saying about it:

While Mother Nature can’t seem to make her mind lately, the warmer days we’ve seen recently have us dreaming of the summer heat and preparing for the start of a new Summer Session at Wake Forest University. Summer Session offers a wide variety of classes for students seeking to get ahead or catch up on needed credit hours. Beyond that, summer is the perfect time to explore study abroad or internship opportunities. We also offer a small variety of online classes so your student can stay connected with Wake Forest regardless of where they are living during the summer. The Summer Session website is your one stop shop for all undergraduate summer information. Registration for Summer Session opened in WIN on March 12 and will run through the beginning of Summer Session I until May 31. We also accept visiting college students from other universities and rising high school juniors and seniors, so spread the word to your family and friends! Please contact The Center for Global Programs and Studies if you are interested in summer abroad programs, as these may have different application and registration dates. For all other inquiries regarding summer classes at Wake Forest, contact us here.

Phew! That’s all I got for this Monday. See you tomorrow!

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