End to the week

It is pretty cold today – it is in the 40s, but there is a brisk wind which is making it feel more like the 30s. So a chilly end to your Deacs’ week.

There was a really great article about senior Brandon Childress of our basketball team and the amazing game against Duke this week; read it here. Our alumni families – or those in the Daily Deacdom who have been following ACC basketball for years – will remember that in the early to mid 1990s, Brandon’s father Randolph Childress was a force to be reckoned with (and with all due respect to all our WFU greats, Randolph is still my favorite Deac). For those that want to take a little archaeological dig into our basketball past, there is this old Daily Deac post that talks about the 1995 ACC Tournament (disclaimer that I fangirled pretty hard).

So that is the lighter news of the day. There is also updates on coronavirus. As we continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, there were two new emails sent today: one to the students and families in Casa Artom in Venice (read it here) and one to the campus community (here) to announce the decision to suspend the Spring 2020 semester in Venice. While the health risk to the students and the faculty member in Venice remains low, the decision takes into consideration the uncertainty regarding local and international travel restrictions if the coronavirus continues to spread. Such restrictions would affect the study abroad experience for these students and could impact their ability to return to the United States at a later date.

There is a guest artist performance here this weekend – might be a great option for guitar-loving Deacs:

The Great Necks Guitar Trio has enchanted audiences across the US with its whimsical, interactive, and daring performances.  Founded by guitarists Scott Borg, Adam Levin, and Matthew Rohde, the trio, through its original madcap arrangements, stretches at the conventions – and at times, the physical limits – of the guitar with what American Record Guide calls “some of the most inventive artistry you are likely to find in today’s guitar world. Details here.

Haven’t mentioned this for a while, but Friday is a great time to call your Deacs and talk to them; details.

Hope you have a great weekend, Daily Deacdom!

 

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

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