Wild weather

We had some wild weather early this morning, Deac families. We got a series of Wake Alert messages about a tornado warning around 5 am. Thankfully, the reported tornado turned out to be east of us closer to Kernersville (to give you a sense of place, K-ville is roughly between Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad Int’l airport in Greensboro). It rained like crazy and was windy from say 4 am to 7 or 8, then it dried up and became a beautiful morning. There were a lot of scary images on TV of places tornadoes had hit throughout the South – and I am hoping everyone in the Daily Deacdom did ok.

Because of the storms, it is a good time to remind everyone that there is a Wake Ready website that has information on how to handle storms and other emergency situations. It is always best to know what to do before the emergency happens (vs try to find that info during an emergency).

Wanted to remind that students have until 5 pm Eastern this Friday if they want to elect the Pass/Fail option for their classes. Information is available on the Registrar’s web site.

In terms of virtual offerings, the Safe Office is hosting and partnering on a number of virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April). Be sure to check out their Instagram @wfusafe throughout the month for additional resources, activities, and ways to honor survivors.

Finally, learned some good news for the Class of 2020: caps and gowns for virtual conferring of degrees are now being produced again. You can get more info and order here.

I’ll add a few more favorite pictures from the archive below, just to remind you of Mother So Dear. Stay safe and well, friends.

Freshmen and their families enjoy a picnic on Hearn Plaza after Freshman Convocation.puppies on the QuadWake Forest freshmen, from left, Nancy Davidson ('12), Brooke Thomas ('12), and Kadija Fornah ('12) hang out in Kadija's room in Bostwick Residence Hall on Friday, April 24, 2009.Students studying in Tribble CourtyardWake Forest students enjoy carnival rides on Davis Field on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Dalton Hoffine ('10), Amanda McCrea ('06), and John Harrison ('10) ride the slide.

— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA Wake Forest students set up a homemade sliding pool on the grass outside Bostwick Residence Hall on Thursday, April 23, 2009.’94)

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