A chance of snow? Really?

Some of the chatter around Alumni Hall this morning was about the potential for snow on Thursday. Looks like we are going to get rain, and certainly would be cold enough for some of that to turn to snow. Would assume that in the next 24 hours we will have a better picture of what might materialize (if anything). It actually looks like it could snow – it is overcast and grey – but it does not *smell* like it is going to snow, which is a smell folks who live in snowy areas may know.

Late yesterday there was a campuswide email from the President’s Commission on Race, Equity, and Community about a recent survey on campus. Read it here.

There is a cool event going on tonight at 5:45 on Dining Etiquette:

Are you prepared to navigate professional settings that call for dining etiquette? Don’t be caught asking which fork is the salad fork or taking a sip from the wrong glass! This workshop on proper dining etiquette will equip you with the know-how to navigate any professional event where there’s a meal: interviewing, professional meetings, and networking events. [Students must sign up via Handshake.]

That is just the sort of extra, real world use kind of program that I love that we offer to students.

Thursday is Founders’ Day Convocation:

The Wake Forest family gathers for Founders’ Day Convocation each February to observe the University’s birthday in February of 1834. Please join us in honoring Trustees Lawrence D. “Larry” Hopkins (’72, MD ’77) and W. Lou Bissette, Jr. (’65) as this year’s Medallion of Merit recipients. The Medallion of Merit is the highest honor given by Wake Forest and is presented annually for oustanding achievement and distinguished contribution to the University. The program will include remarks by University President Dr. Nathan Hatch, a student oration, musical performances and a keynote address by Dr. Jonathan L. Walton, Dean of the School of Divinity.

Convocations are part of university life – one of the official occasions of the academic year with a certain amount of pomp and circumstance. I hope students will attend at least one Founders’ Day during their time with us.

— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

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