Expanding Our Hearts

Our wonderful University Chaplain, Tim Auman, has started doing a video series called Waking Up in a COVID-19 World. These will come out every Wednesday for a month. The first video is called Expanding Our Hearts and Chaplain Auman reminds us, as only he can, that life unfolds without our control. What we can control is how we respond. I commend it to you if you want a few moments of peaceful, calming wisdom.

Even in a non-COVID-19 world, each April we have a lot of graduating seniors still wondering What’s Next for Me? There are a couple of options worth mentioning:

Our Liberal Arts Studies program has a letter to parents and families of graduating seniors about opportunities for continuing education:

Things have changed considerably this Spring and the economy we knew before Covid-19 may not be the economy we emerge with. This is one of many reasons to think about the prospect of continuing your education. What employers from all types of businesses and organizations look for first and foremost in people they hire are abilities like critical thinking, writing, oral communication, capacity to see the organization as a whole in its context, problem-solving, and a work ethic – as well as skill relevant to the product of the company or organization. In short, the practices central to the liberal arts are what everybody wants, particularly in cultivating potential leaders in their organizations.

The Business School also has accelerated Masters Programs with a newly adjusted application process:

We are making adjustments to the application process for our Accelerated Masters Programs in an effort to adapt to the ongoing global public health crisis. It is our hope that these changes will relieve some stress for applicants by reducing obstacles and streamlining the process. Read more.

Want to remind of an upcoming deadline for students to elect the Pass/Fail option. That deadline is tomorrow Friday 4/17 at 5 pm Eastern. Details are available at the Registrar’s website. In addition, undergraduate students will receive an email sometime tomorrow about their specific refund amount for meal plans and housing. Details at refunds.wfu.edu.

Also wanted to announce a program change in our Call Center. We will be open on Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, and then on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-3 pm. The number is 336-758-7500.

Stay safe and well, Deac families!

 

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

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