"Events" Archive

More Barn Concerts presents Aaron Burdett on Oct. 21

This is a guest post from the More Barn Concert Series.

More Barn Concerts proudly presents Aaron Burdett on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at The Barn at Reynolda Village.

Photo of musician Aaron Burdett with his guitar standing an a cozy music hallBurdett is recognized as one of the top 10 most important musicians of western North Carolina by WNC Magazine, alongside such greats as Doc Watson, Steep Canyon Rangers and The Avett Brothers. His last four albums have been voted top 20 Albums of the Year by WNCW radio listeners.

Burdett has received critical acclaim as a songwriter, winning the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2020 in the bluegrass category with “Rockefeller.” Burdett took home the grand prize in the folk category of the USA Songwriting Contest with “A Couple Broken Windows” in 2018. Burdett also won Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition in 2012 with “Going Home to Carolina.” Aaron’s song “Magpie” won third place bluegrass song in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2013. Read more

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Faculty/staff forum on Vice President of Campus Life search

The Vice President of Campus Life search committee will host a forum for faculty and staff on Friday, Oct. 15, from from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium to provide updates on the search and to hear from the campus community.

Due to the nature of the forum, a virtual option cannot be offered.

A separate forum will be scheduled for students at a later date.

The Wake Forest community is encouraged to share their thoughts with the members of the search committee by sending an email to vpclsearch@nullwfu.edu. Additional information about the national search process can be found at search.campuslife.wfu.edu.

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

A message from Information Systems:

Informational flyer for 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness month with text that says "Don't be the fish for phishers. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Join us for events throughout the month to learn how to protect yourself and your data. Enter to win prizes at phish.wfu.edu!" There's a cartoon image of a laptop on a fishing pole hook with a cartoon shark opening its mouth to eat the laptop.National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign that aims to increase understanding about internet security and raise awareness of the resources available to stay safe online.

This year’s theme is “Don’t be the fish for phishers!” Throughout October, Information Systems (IS) will share resources to inform the campus community about phishing dangers, security risks and mysterious links, as well as the tools available to empower you in protecting yourself and your data. Check out phish.wfu.edu for the latest phishing schemes and scams to watch for.

Visit the Cybersecurity Month 2021 website for complete details about cybersecurity events and opportunities to win gift cards, T-shirts and more.

For weekly tips, tricks, and all the details related to Wake Forest cybersecurity and more, visit the WFU IS website and follow IS on Twitter (@WFUIS) and Instagram (@WFUIS_official).

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Secrest: Elias String Quartet concerts rescheduled for March 2022

Black and white photo of a person playing a violinThe Wake Forest University Secrest Artists Series: Elias String Quartet concerts have been rescheduled from October 2021 to March 15, 16 and 18, 2022. Each event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

All other concerts in the Secrest Artists Series 2021-22 season will be held as scheduled, and Jean-Guihen Queyras will kick off the season on Oct. 28.

The Elias String Quartet have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr. Christopher Rowland.

Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. Admission is free for WFU students with ID.

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Reminder: Outdoor festival to celebrate IdeasCityWS on Oct. 2

Informational flyer for IdeasCityWS: Marketplace of Ideas event, which will be held in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021As a reminder, an outdoor festival marking the culmination of a year of creative collaborations between Wake Forest University, New York City’s New Museum and local community partners will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Bailey Park from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Winston-Salem.

A highlight of the event will be the Marketplace of Ideas – an “outdoor living room” with interactive exhibits from two dozen local creative organizations representing progressive contributions in art, tech, design and culture. Artists, entrepreneurs, designers, and inventors will display working ideas poised to move our communities forward as we imagine a post-pandemic Winston-Salem.

The celebration is free and open to the public.

Information is available on the IdeasCityWS website and will be updated as events and presenters are added.

Visit the Wake Forest News website to read the full story.

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