In this Issue:
- Updates to the Family Weekend schedule
- Latinx Heritage Month begins today
- Shana Tova to those who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah
- Parting thoughts
We are T-minus one week to Family Weekend and I can’t wait! There is lots of new Family Weekend info today, so please be sure to check that section out if you are attending.
My hope is that the weather we are having today – a delightful 71 degrees and sunny at noon as I write this – replicates itself for Family Weekend. As my late P’92 mom would say, we want “warm with gentle breezes.”
Updates to the Family Weekend schedule
Now that we know we have a 6:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, there have been a number of updates to the Family Weekend schedule that we want to make families aware of (shown below). We hope you will opt in to any of these new offerings!
Thursday, September 21st beginning at 7:30 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center (for those arriving early)
- Secrest Artists Series Kickoff featuring – Jason Moran and The Bandwagon. Pianist and composer Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taker and trendsetter for new directions in jazz. Rolling Stone calls him “the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” His incomparable talent has earned Moran a prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship and the title of Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz. Since 2000, Moran and his trio The Bandwagon (Tarus Mateen, bass, and Nasheet Waits, drums) have dazzled audiences at elite venues worldwide.
- For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Secrest Artists Series Webpage.
Newly added to the Family Weekend Schedule:
- Friday, Sept. 22 from 3-4 p.m., Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium, A Conversation with President Wente and fashion designer Veronica Miele Beard (P’26). Join us for an afternoon of conversation with President Susan R. Wente and entrepreneur and fashion designer Veronica Miele Beard (P ’26), co-founder of the luxury fashion label Veronica Beard. This event is presented by the Office of Personal and Career Development.
- Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9-10 a.m., Pugh Auditorium, Benson Center, Coffee with the Daily Deac. Come get a cup of morning coffee and hear from Betsy Chapman, aka the Daily Deac. Betsy will take questions from parents and families and share some of what she is learning as a first-year parent. Submit your questions here.
- Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10-11 a.m., Urban Legends Tour, in front of Carswell Hall. Is there a Presidential Bunker under the quad? Who really paid for Tribble Hall’s C-wing? What is the deal with the Tunnels? Did Chris Paul really fall down a flight of stairs leading the university to get rid of the stairwell altogether?” If you have any interest in learning about the urban legends surrounding the Wake Forest campus, then join Dr. Jarrod Atchison for this unique tour of campus. We don’t promise it will be 100% truthful, but we do promise it will be unlike any campus tour you have had. Go Deacs!
- Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Pugh Auditorium, Benson Center. “The Kids Are Alright” A Family Weekend Check-In. Join Shea Kidd-Brown, Vice-President for Campus Life; Matt Clifford, Associate Vice President and Interim Dean of Students; Dan Paredes, University Counseling Center Associate Director for Clinical Services; and Heidi Robinson, Associate Vice President for Career Education and Coaching, for a conversation about what students will be experiencing for the remainder of the semester and how they can best tap in to Wake Forest’s resources.
- Saturday, Sept. 23 from 12-1 p.m., Urban Legends Tour, in front of Carswell Hall. “Is there a Presidential Bunker under the Quad? Who really paid for Tribble Hall’s C-wing? What is the deal with the Tunnels? Did Chris Paul really fall down a flight of stairs leading the university to get rid of the stairwell altogether?” If you have any interest in learning about the urban legends surrounding the Wake Forest campus, then join Dr. Jarrod Atchison for this unique tour of campus. We don’t promise it will be 100% truthful, but we do promise it will be unlike any campus tour you have had. Go Deacs!
- Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1-5 p.m., WakerSpace Crafting Sessions. WakerSpace will host 60 minute crafting sessions that feature activities such as coaster making, take and make coloring books, and just for Family Weekend, opportunities to customize your Family Weekend t-shirt. Crafting sessions will begin at the top of each hour. The WakerSpace is located in Building 61A, the modular units, in the back of Parking Lot Q between Scales and Dogwood/Magnolia. *Space is limited
- Family Weekend and Yom Kippur – As part of Family Weekend 2023 scheduling, the Planning Committee felt it important to note the impact that comes with this event being scheduled at the same time as Yom Kippur 2023 Holy Day observances. Read more. Please check this link next week, as we anticipate additional information to be added from Hillel and Chabad.
Latinx Heritage Month begins today
Our Intercultural Center has published its calendar of activities for Latinx Heritage month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct.15. There’s a wide variety of activities that will be taking place. Encourage your Deacs to attend these terrific programs and events!
Shana Tova to those who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah
To all our families who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah today, I wish you Shana Tova. May your family have a sweet and happy new year!
It’s Friday. That means it’s an ideal time to call your Deac 🙂
Have a great weekend to all!