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Secrest Artists Series announces 2017-18 performances

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

Branford Marsalis

The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University has announced its performance calendar for the 2017-2018 season. Once again students, faculty, staff and retirees of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest School of Medicine will be able to see world-class performances on the Reynolda Campus for free by showing their WFU I.D.

This year, the series will present five performances that range from jazz master and saxophone player extraordinaire Branford Marsalis to a spellbinding Flamenco dance troupe. Those interested in vocal music will enjoy a concert by a cappella comedy group The Bobs, as well as, Schubert’s Winterreisse” performed by 2016 GRAMMY award-winning tenor Ian Bostridge.

Tickets for members of the community range from $5-$24 per event. A season ticket for all five Secrest Artists Series performances is also available for $95 for adults and $80 for seniors. Tickets are available at or by calling (336) 758-5757.

More information about performances, dates, venues and tickets is available at the Secrest Artists Series web site.

Mark your calendars now for these unforgettable events.

O'Keeffe exhibit opens Aug. 18; faculty, staff may reserve two free tickets

This is a guest post from Reynolda House Museum of American Art:

Tickets for Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, coming later this summer to Reynolda House Museum of American Art, went on sale to the public May 30. The exhibition will be presented Aug. 18 through Nov. 19 at the museum, which is the exhibition’s sole venue in the South.

Faculty and staff of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may reserve up to two free tickets (one for the employee and one guest) for any one day. University employees may purchase additional tickets for the same day. You will be asked to show your Wake Forest University identification card when you arrive.

Staff Appreciation Picnic to be held June 6

The 2017 Staff Appreciation Picnic will be held June 6 at BB&T Field.  Called “Tailgate at McCreary Tower,” the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Staff Advisory Council and the Office of Wellbeing invite all staff members to attend.

On the menu will be: burgers, hot dogs, wings, pulled pork, veggie burgers, salads, desserts and more.

A number of games, including lawn games, are planned.

In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, the Staff Advisory Council is also sponsoring a book drive on behalf of Mineral Springs Elementary School.  New or gently used children’s books are requested.

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Faculty and staff happy hour April 27 at Reynolda Hall

This message was emailed to faculty and staff April 27 by the Office of the Provost:

Please join Provost Kersh and your university colleagues for a faculty and staff happy hour in the Reynolda Hall Green Room today, Thursday, April 27, from 4-5:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there as we thank you for all of your work this year at Wake Forest.

Lavender Graduation to celebrate LGBTQ students April 26

Wake Forest will honor graduating LGBTQ students at its fourth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on April 26 at 6 p.m.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the event to be held in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.

An estimated 25 undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized at Lavender Graduation this year.

More details.

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