As I thought about content I could pre-post for my week plus of vacation, I thought about one of my all-time favorite Wake Forest pictures:

Wake Forest dance professor Nina Lucas teaches her intermediate jazz dance class in the new dance studio outside Scales Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.

This shot – for some reason – gives me joy every time I look at it. Maybe it is their joyful expressions, or that it is a candid shot, or that (to me) it shows these young women are sort of adults now – but are also laughing like kids. I don’t know.

So I thought I would scour our amazing Ken Bennett’s photo archives for other pictures that give me the same feeling of joy. Hope they add some joy to your day as well.

Wake Forest students set up a homemade sliding pool on the grass outside Bostwick Residence Hall on Thursday, April 23, 2009.Wake Forest students dance the night away during Shag on the Mag, part of SpringFest 2008, on the Magnolia Quad on March 30, 2007.Wake 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.Pros vs JoesSnow falls on the Wake Forest campus, canceling the first day of classes on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.Members of the Wake Forest community raise money for cancer research in the annual Hit the Bricks for Brian event on Hearn Plaza on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The event is named for Brian Piccolo, and teams run laps on the quad to raise money.Wake Forest freshman Sarah Hines plays on a magnolia tree on Davis Field on Monday, March 26, 2007.Wake Forest freshman Amanda Finney ('13) attends the Taste of Winston-Salem event at the soccer stadium on Saturday, August 22, 2009.  Amanda hangs out with her friends, from left, Jessica Forkosh, Shannon Sherwood, and Winston Fleishman.Pet therapyGraduates at Commencement

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

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