Thursday Roundup

Although it is December, the temperature today is supposed to be 70, with similarly warm temps the next couple of days. These are the days I am especially grateful to live in NC, because it means you can be outside, take a nice walk, and enjoy your day without freezing.

Today we have several news items: the Secrest Artists Series concert with Stewart Goodyear scheduled for tonight (Dec. 2 at 7:30 in Brendle Recital Hall) has been canceled due to artist’s illness. Ticket holders will be refunded.

But there is also good news: the Office of Sustainability announced yesterday that US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will be coming to Wake. Poet Warrior: An Evening with Joy Harjo will take place on January 26 in Wait Chapel. The keynote event is free and open to the public. Harjo will lead an interdisciplinary writing workshop from January 25-27, which is open to all Wake students.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing sent this message to students about preparing to leave their residences when we close for the Winter Break.

I am very excited to share that Wake the Library is back for finalsStarting on Reading Day (Dec. 5), the library will be open longer hours for the duration of the final exam period. ZSR will have snacks, exam survival kit supplies, and some great gifts! Your Deacs can visit the Wake the Library website for more information on food and activities. 

Speaking of studying, if your Deacs need a study space for finals, the Wake Study Space website has reservable study spaces as well as a list of common area study spaces.

We have two important COVID-related news items:

Students studying abroad this fall in Affiliate programs received a message with updated information about the testing requirement for returning to the US. Students in WFU-sponsored programs got a similar message.

With the emergence of the Omicron variant and for the continued safety of the campus community, Wake Forest highly recommends that all students get a COVID-19 booster shot. Students can find a COVID-19 booster shot location here in NC, or they can get a booster when they are home for Winter Break. It is possible, though not yet decided, that the booster shot will be required for enrollment in Spring 2022 semester courses. Students are encouraged to upload proof of their booster vaccinations to the Student Health Portal. This data will help create a more accurate picture of the community’s ability to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as senior administrators and health experts prepare for Omicron and future variants.

Finally, here are some photos from last night’s Late Night Breakfast. I was not able to be there myself, but it looks like our Deacs had a great time! Mad respect to the students who came in their pajamas!

Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students could bid on prizes in a silent auction. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Breakfast was served by staff members from Campus Life. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students could bid on prizes in a silent auction. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students could bid on prizes in a silent auction. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Wake Forest students enjoy a late night breakfast before the start of exams, in the Pit on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

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

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