Downtown and ISLI

If your students have not discovered downtown Winston-Salem, they should. There are a ton of gems – hidden and public – food and drink, art, green spaces, and more. The Bailey Power Plant in downtown Winston-Salem has been renovated into restaurants, event space, and a brewery, shown at dusk on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.The area of Wake Downtown and Bailey Power Plant are especially fine places to start exploring. This is a picture of that area by night – and it is pretty cool indeed.

Wake Downtown has great spaces for students to study. As finals approach, getting your optimal study space is more and more important to find. So if your Deacs are staying on campus during Spring Break, hope they make it a priority to explore downtown.

And I am also sharing an academic program note about the ISLI (Intensive Summer Language Institute) Program in Spanish during Summer Session I:

Does your son or daughter have a heavy course load during the semester, or for any reason may need/want to fulfill their language requirement in Spanish in five weeks during the first summer session? Share with them this learning experience!

An intensive language program to allow students to take SPA 153 & 213 together in Summer Session I.

Eligible students must have completed SPA 112, SPA 113, placed into SPA 153 or SPA 154, or want/need to retake SPA 153.

7 credit hours total, 4 from SPA 153 and 3 from SPA 213.

ISLI informationThe application deadline is April 15. For more information, contact Prof. Mendoza-Batista at, or visit our webpage:  

Finally, for our DC and Phili area Daily Deac-ers, I’ll be up there to do a couple of parent and family events at the end of the month, and I’d love to see you if you can attend. The Phili event is on 3/25 (register here) and the DC event is on 3/27 (register here). It’s always fun for me to put names and faces to people who read the blog. Space is limited for both events, so first come, first served.

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

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