This is a guest post from the Department of Athletics:
The Wake Forest basketball program invites women from across the Triad to the 4th Annual Danny Manning Women’s Basketball Clinic coming to the LJVM Coliseum Sunday, Oct. 1. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and the clinic is great for those who are die-hard fans or those who just want to learn more about the game. Proceeds from the clinic benefit the Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital and holiday shopping for area families in need.
Participants will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with wives of the Demon Deacons coaching staff, receive a gift bag and have the opportunity to win door prizes.
On the hoops side, head coach Danny Manning will address the clinic, everyone will participate in on-court drills learning the basics of offensive and defensive sets as well as an opportunity to be introduced on the floor in a similar fashion to how the Deacs take the court for contests – complete with a motorcycle entrance!
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served at the conclusion of the clinic and a cash bar is available. There is also plenty of opportunities for photos with the coaches, the Deacon and the motorcycle.
It is recommended that all participants dress casually with athletic shirts, shorts and sneakers.
$32 per person – Faculty & staff of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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The Intercultural Center will present the 9th Annual World Cultural Festival Sept. 22 at Manchester Plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission is free and the event is open to students, faculty, staff and others.
The festival is an annual celebration of difference intended to unite, inspire and entertain the entire campus community, according to organizers.
Features of the festival include creative displays and activities, a wide variety of cultural foods, information about different cultural groups and various performances.
In the event of rain, the festival has a rain location: Benson University Center, Room 401.
For more information, email Ja’Mahl McDaniel at email@example.com.
The seventh President’s Ball will be held Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Coliseum.
The biennial ball began in 2005 to celebrate the inauguration of President Nathan O. Hatch, and brings together hundreds of Wake Forest community members during Homecoming weekend.
The semi-formal event is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni, who may also bring guests. No tickets or preregistration is required, but current Wake Forest community members are required to bring their Wake Forest ID.
The President’s Ball will feature live music, free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Parking will be free at the Coliseum. Complimentary shuttles will be running continuously from the Reynolda campus, behind Poteat Residence Hall (Parking Lot P), beginning at 8:30 p.m.
For further questions, please contact Brittany Helms, co-chair of the student planning committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A month of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month events and activities will begin Sept. 15 and continue until Oct. 15 at Wake Forest.
Wake Forest’s Intercultural Center, Organization of Latin American Students and the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Committee have announced the extensive schedule on the center’s website.
Kicking off the month will be a Homecoming reception hosted by the Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association welcoming Hispanic and Latino alumni back to campus to enjoy refreshments, and mingle with alumni and staff. The event will start at 9 p.m. at the PHI House and is open to alumni, faculty/staff, and current seniors.
The month’s keynote event will feature actress/author Diane Guerrero from the Netflix TV series “Orange Is the New Black.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Pugh Auditorium (Benson University Center). Participating in a moderated discussion by José Villalba (Interim CDO), Guerrero will discuss immigration reform, life experiences and her book, “In the Country We Love.”
Other events and activities planned for the month include a Latinx Alumni Panel; a Women of Color Discussion group; a Latinx Language & Identity Panel discussing various sociolinguistics issues pertaining to Latinx; Soul Food Fiesta; ZSR en la Noche, celebrating OLAS’ 10th Anniversary; and much more.
For details, visit interculturalcenter.wfu.edu/unidosenwake.
A two-day workshop/conference to focus on the issue of Muslim identity in South Asia will be held Sept. 15-16 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The workshop is entitled “Locality, Genre, and Muslim Belonging in South Asia. ” It is organized by M. Raisur Rahman, associate professor of history at Wake Forest, and Razak Khan, research fellow at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies in Gottingen, Germany.
The workshop will be free and open to the public. No registration is required.
According to organizers, as the year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and partition, the comparative and interdisciplinary framework of the workshop hopes to build new dialogues across borders on shared and divergent trajectories of Muslims in South Asia.
Wake Forest sponsors for the workshop include the Provost’s Office for Global Affairs, the Department of History, the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program, and the Humanities Institute. Other sponsors include the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For additional information, visit college.wfu.edu/history/locality.