Four Upcoming Events

In this Issue:

  • Today I am sharing information on a few upcoming events that may be of interest to your Deacs (or you!), as well as a reminder of how students find out about events.

It is still unseasonably cool here – today’s high will only be about 55, and we have had some mighty winds for the last day or so (we even lost a tree on the Quad, uprooted from wind is my best guess). But at least it is sunny today, and tomorrow it is supposed to be sunny and 65, so tomorrow’s forecast should bring good moods to our Deacs.

Today I want to put a plug in for a few upcoming events:

Spring Equinox Celebration (March 19)

The Spring Equinox Celebration will be held this Sunday (March 19) in the Campus Garden from 4-6 p.m. The Spring Equinox Celebration is an annual festive gathering of people, plants, and animals hosted at the Campus Garden (just off campus on Polo Road). The entire Wake Forest University community is invited to welcome the transition to spring with a spreading of wildflower seeds, s’mores roasting, plant-forward recipe sampling, interactive learning with chickens, chicks, and bees, and more!

High on the Hog authors to speak (March 24)

Did your family watch the Netflix series High on the Hog about African American cuisine? Well, High on the Hog‘s very own Jessica B. Harris will be speaking on campus as part of the Of Hearth and Table conference, along with her collaborator Gabrielle Eitienne. Jessica Harris is a New York Times bestselling author, including twelve cookbooks documenting the foodways of the African Diaspora, including her award-winning book, High on the Hog. Gabrielle Eitienne is a Culinary Artist who uses rural and Black diasporic culture to tell elaborate stories around the table. She comes from a long line of food entrepreneurs, intuitive cooks, and Gardeners and can be seen in High on the Hog. They will be the keynote speakers at 6 p.m. March 24 in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium. See the full Of Hearth and Table schedule. This is free and open to the public, so please join us if you can!

Secrest Artists Series (March 29 and 31)

The final Secrest Artists Series performances of the year are coming up on March 29th and 31st with violinist Rachel Podger. Students can reserve seats here using their WFU ID. Rachel Podger will also lead a masterclass with Wake Forest music students on Tuesday, March 28 from 7:30-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

I can’t stress this enough: once your students graduate, they will have to pay their own hard-earned cash money to see world-class performances like this, so urge them to take advantage now while it is free!

Face to Face with Kristin Chenoweth (April 12)

Face to Face is excited to host Tony award winning actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth in conversation with NPR Arts Critic Bob Mondello at LJVM Coliseum on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a student event (I am still getting details and will share once I have them) but I wanted to be sure that parents and families also know that tickets are still available for you and can be purchased online.

Our Face to Face events have been so well-received and people really feel like they get to hear an intimate conversation with these really amazing people we are bringing to campus. If you are a Chenoweth fan, or if you want to pop into town for a quick visit to see your Deac, this would be a great week to do it.

Reminder of how your Deacs find out about events

Student events are constantly being added to the Corq app (or The Link, the web based system that feeds Corq), so students should check Corq frequently for new additions of interest. We also have an Events calendar that combines the student events from Corq with additional offerings (such as academic lectures sponsored by departments).

There’s always something happening on campus!

It’s the middle of the week, Daily Deacdom. Let’s start that gentle coasting towards the weekend 🙂