Smorgasbord Monday

Breaking news. I learned today that the University announced the deadline has been extended for students to elect a COVID-19 Pass/Fail or to return to letter-grade mode in a class that they had previously elected as a COVID-19 Pass/Fail. The deadline for these changes for the College and the School of Business is now 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 30. Students should check their emails for additional information.

Lots of exciting resources news today. Our outstanding Wake Washington Center is offering a series of brown bag virtual luncheons with Wake Forest experts. This could be a wonderful way for parents and families (or your Deacs) to learn something new and relevant to the times we are living in. The offerings are:

Brown Bag Lunch with Donna Edwards (’80) and Jack Kalavritinos (’85); Healthcare, Health Policy, and a Global Pandemic – Where do We Go From Here? (4/30, 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST)

Virtual Brunch and Learn with Dr. Katy Harriger; Understanding and Evaluating the U.S. Presidential Selection Process (even in the time of COVID-19) – (05/02, 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST)

Brown Bag Lunch with Melissa Rogers; Religion, Public Life, and The Supreme Court in the Time of COVID-19 (05/07, 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST)

Finals will begin on May 1st, and normally at this time of the semester we see an uptick in students wanting help studying and getting tutoring, etc. Never fear, resources for them are still here:

Academic Coaching Drop In HoursThe Learning Assistance Center-Disability Services is offering drop in Academic Coaching via Zoom every Tues/Weds/Thurs through Finals week. Students can meet one-on-one with an LAC-DS staff member to talk about time management, study skills, test preparation, or other academic questions. Sessions will last about 15 minutes, but students can always schedule a follow up appointment by emailing lacds@nullwfu.edu or calling 336.758-5929. Peer tutoring continues to be available through Finals week as well.

For those of you who have older children who have already graduated from Wake Forest, we know that young alumni need career guidance now more than ever. Our Alumni Personal and Career Development team has created JUMPSTART: A Job Search Strategy Bootcamp, a 4-week course hosted through Canvas and offered during the month of May, where alumni will gain clarity on their job target, refresh their resume and LinkedIn profile, understand the strength of their network, and create a plan for what’s next. Space is limited, so encourage your young alumni to register promptly.

Longtime readers know that I often talk about Wake Forest being a smorgasbord, and your experience will be richer the more bites you take. I hope you, your students, and/or your young alumni take a few bites out of these offerings 🙂

Some of my friends who live on Faculty Drive have been taking pictures of campus for the blog. Enjoy – and stay well.

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

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