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Last Day of our Fiscal Year

Today is the last day of our fiscal year. If you have not made a gift to the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund this fiscal year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) we hope you will consider making one today. All gifts, no matter the size, are needed and appreciated. Many thanks to our […]

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New Faculty of Note

There are two new faculty members of note that I just learned of this week: “Grammy award-winning producer and Winston-Salem native Patrick “9th Wonder” Douthit and renowned poet Brenda Marie Osbey will join the Wake Forest University African American Studies Program as professors for the 2022-2023 academic year. Douthit will be Professor of the Practice in Residence […]

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Pick a Strategy

College students have a lot to manage: they have an email inbox with a constant stream of incoming information, and once school begins they will have a course syllabus for each class that lists out due dates, deadlines, the schedule for tests/papers due, etc. Students will need to pick a strategy for how they manage […]

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, Deac families! I am happy to report that I am back to work and feeling much better. Thank you for all your kind wishes. I’m digging out of my inbox, so today will be brief. This morning, our P’26 and transfer families received their weekly update. You can read it here. While we […]

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For Those Who Miss this View

Today is, I hope, the last day of my sick leave (I finally started feeling a little better yesterday). For any of our Deac families who miss this view and want a glimpse of campus on a calm and sunny morning, I offer you this gem from the Ken Bennett photo archives. As always, click […]

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Food for Thought

I am still not back to my normal self, so today will be very brief. Today I offer some food for thought. I saw this image online the other day, and it made me think of our students. They are all so high-achieving, and a lot of times they may feel like they have to […]

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A Letter to Your Students

I am still under the weather, so I am bringing you an item from the archives today. Today is a homework assignment, Deac families: to write a letter to your students and mail it the day before they move in for the fall semester. I know texts and emails are faster, but writing a paper […]

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Family Weekend Football Tickets

We want to remind you that Family Weekend football tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 22, via the Athletics department. NOTE: students can get a free ticket to sit in the student section with their WFU ID. If your student wants to sit with you, you will need to purchase a ticket for your student. […]

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A Subtle But Important Note on Word Choice

I am wrapping up my week plus of PTO, so this is another prepost – a refreshing of something from the archives. I have been working in parent and family relations for almost 23 years, and among my counterparts at other schools, there has been an interesting shift in the language that college families use […]

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Motivational Thoughts

As I continue my PTO, wanted to share some of the images I have shared with students in years past. Sometimes I would pull one of these out for one of my advisees if they were going through a tough time. Other images I had printed out and in my office, so visiting students had […]

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