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Danny Manning Women's Basketball Clinic to be held Oct. 1

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.

Registration Information
$32 per person – Faculty & staff of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Sign up now! Click here to register.

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Comings and goings for August 2017

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Update to Campus Crime Alert: Suspect in Custody

This crime alert update was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 19 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Tonight, the Winston-Salem Police Department has taken into custody a man who was sought after he fled Wake Forest University police officers on campus and wrecked his car at the intersection of Polo Road and Reynolda Road.  After the wreck, the man ran away to his nearby residence, west of the intersection.  Winston-Salem Police Department officers arrested him at his residence.

The University Police Department has charged the man with felonious assault with a deadly weapon.  According to University Police, the man attempted to strike University Police officers with his car. Other charges may be filed later.

The incident began late this afternoon when University Police Department officers engaged the man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  The man got away from the officers and fled in his car.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations


Campus Crime Alert

This crime alert was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 19 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

University Police Department officers engaged a suspicious man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library late this afternoon.  The man fled the scene and soon afterward crashed his car at the intersection of Reynolda Road and Polo Road.  After the crash, he fled on foot.

Winston-Salem Police officers know the individual’s identity and are attempting to apprehend him at his residence off Polo Road, west of the intersection.

A large number of police officers are at and near the Polo Road/Reynolda Road intersection.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Allison McWilliams: Q &A about 'Five for Your First Five'

Allison McWilliams is assistant vice president of mentoring and alumni personal and career development in the Office of Personal & Career Development.  She writes occasional articles for Inside WFU.  Inside WFU interviewed her, recently, about her new book, “Five for Your First Five.”

Allison McWilliams

Congratulations on your new book “Five for Your First Five.” How would you describe the book?

This book describes the five key competency areas that we believe all young adults should master in their first five years after college: Do the Work; Build a Life; Create Community; Practice Reflection; and, Own What’s Next. I wrote it based on years of working with students and young adults as they make this transition from college to life after college, to help them to think about the choices and decisions they are making and how these impact their lives and careers.

What prompted you to write the book?

Over the past seven years we have been developing tools and resources to support Wake Forest students and young alumni, which resulted in the creation of the Alumni Personal & Career Development Center within the Office of Personal & Career Development this past spring. One of the programs that we lead is Young Alumni Mentoring Groups, which are facilitated, small-group discussions. Over time, we created a loose curriculum for those conversations, which formed the basis for the book. So, on the one hand it was a way to put all of that content into one place, so that we can use it with our programs. But we also wanted it to be a tool that any young professional could pick up and use, whether they are part of our programs or not. It’s an answer to those young professionals who have said to me over the years, “Where is the book on this stuff?” Well, here it is.

Do you see it as a helpful read for faculty and staff, as well as students?  Might it also be of interest to parents of college students or those headed to college?

 I definitely hope so! My other hat is to lead the Mentoring Resource Center, and there is a lot in this book about the importance of seeking out and developing relationships with mentors and wise counselors. So, I hope that faculty, staff, parents, and others use it as a resource to support those sorts of intentional, reflective conversations. And, I think that anyone who is not in that young adult age-group can learn a lot about their struggles and challenges. And, as I say in the book, these five areas are the areas that I am working on, still. So, I hope others will pick it up and find something to learn and apply, as well.

How will this book be used in the Office of Personal & Career Development?

We begin to use it with our mentoring programs in September, and are planning other workshops, book discussions, webinars and other opportunities to put it into use. First and foremost, the book was written as a tool to be used with our programs, and we intend, as we say in the first chapter, to do the work.

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