Face to Face Speaker Forum

It was a rainy weekend here in W-S, but here’s hoping for better weather this week. I did my normal weekend routine and drove down Reynolda Road near Reynolda Village to see if the trees have exploded in fall colors. The answer is not yet – but the next couple of weeks look promising. I will try to get some pictures if I can, as it really is the prettiest stretch of road in the fall (in my humble opinion).

I was on campus this past Friday to help staff the student flu shot clinic. We had a steady stream of students, and everyone did an excellent job with their mask wearing and social distancing. What I took away from this is that our students get it. They understand what is being asked of them on the public health front and they are compliant.

We are just over a week until a big event for WFU: the Face to Face Speaker Forum conversation on October 20 between two leading political commentators, Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson. This event would be exciting any time, but it is especially relevant because it will be taking place just two weeks before upcoming election. Noonan and Robinson are set to discuss the history of the presidency and our democracy and how it appears to have evolved the election season. The conversation will take place at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on October 20 and is free for students, faculty, and staff members. We also welcome you to join us: tickets for the general public are $10 and you can visit go.wfu.edu/facetoface to register.

Speaking of the election, for our civic-minded Deacs, early voting opens on Thursday. There will be a daily March to the Polls with the Office of Civic and Community Engagement and Deacs Decide each day of early voting, October 15-31. Interested students can sign up to walk to Winston-Salem First Assembly to submit their ballots; they will depart from the tent at Poteat Field at 12:15 p.m. daily, rain or shine (make sure you bring your proof of residency and other required materials). As a reminder, students can do same day registration and voting during this time. If your Deac is looking for a way to meet some new people, try a March to the Polls.

Today’s Letters So Dear went out to ’24 students and we have a new Weekly Message for First Year Families, this time about the Honor Code.


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

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