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Branford Marsalis to perform March 22 at Secrest event

Branford Marsalis Quartet. Photo, Roger Thomas.

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

On March 22, Branford Marsalis, saxaphone player extraordinaire, will cap the 2017-18 season of the Secrest Artists Series with an evening of improvised music by his internationally recognized jazz quartet.  The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

One of the world’s foremost musicians in both jazz and classical music, Marsalis has been honored with three Grammy Awards, and cited as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Enrich your concert-going experience by joining a pre-performance talk at 6:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The talk will be led by Ali Sakkal, who teaches in the University’s Department of Education.  It will feature a discussion with Marsalis. Arrive early to get best seats. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Please click here to pre-register for your free tickets.  Pre-registering lets us know how many seats will be available for purchase by the Winston-Salem community. Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. WFU Students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU I.D. or Medical School I.D. at the door. If you need additional tickets you may purchase them through this website.

Tickets for the community are $5-$24, festival seating. Details here.

 Contact Hayden Barnes with questions: or 336-758-5757.

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Women's Center leads celebration of Women's History Month

A series of events organized through the Women’s Center has been scheduled to celebrate March as Women’s History Month.  Numerous University offices and groups are participating as sponsors.

The events are scheduled to continue throughout March at various locations.  One event is set for April 6.

To see a complete list of events and read information about them, visit the Women’s History Month web page on the Women’s Center web site.

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'Sneak peek' of Reynolds Gym Phase III renovation offered March 9

This is a guest post from Campus Recreation, the Student Health Service and the Office of Wellbeing:

Campus Recreation, the Student Health Service and the Office of Wellbeing are pleased to offer faculty and staff a “sneak peek” into the Reynolds Gym Phase III renovation on Friday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Members of the campus community will have an opportunity to see:

  • The renovated and expanded Student Health Service
  • The Reynolds natatorium with a renovated and expanded pool, as well as a new whirlpool, locker rooms and showers
  • Four new group fitness studios including new exercise cycles
  • Three multipurpose rooms, two classrooms and a conference room, all reservable on Deacon Space

A separate Phase III grand opening celebration for the entire campus is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, from 4 – 6 p.m.

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Founders' Day Convocation to be held Feb. 15

Mike Ford

Founders’ Day Convocation will be held Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Wait Chapel.  All are invited.

At convocation, the Medallion of Merit will be presented to Michael G. (Mike) Ford, who served on Wake Forest’s staff in several roles throughout a career that spanned from 1981 to his retirement in the summer of 2017. The Medallion of Merit is the highest honor presented by the University.

A 1972 Wake Forest graduate, Ford is well known as a Campus Life leader who rallied students around an extensive array of volunteer and philanthropic efforts, mentored and advised generations of students,  dedicated himself to coaching students to become future leaders, and shared his faith with students in various settings.

At a retirement reception in his honor last summer, Ford told a crowd of colleagues, friends and family: “As I reflect back over my 36 years at Wake Forest, my student-facing work has taken many twists and turns and in the process found many forms and expressions … But one thing has always been a constant for me. I have always felt that my time at Wake Forest has been a calling … God’s calling on my life.”

Also at convocation:

–Faculty awards will be presented in the areas of advising, teaching and service.
–Student’s will present their winning senior orations.
–The Class of 2018 will be honored with a reflective video featuring student testimonials.

A reception hosted by the Office of the Provost will follow in Reynolda Hall’s Green Room immediately after convocation.

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Black History Month activities begin Feb. 1

This is a guest post of Wake Forest’s Intercultural Center:

Wake Forest’s Intercultural Center and the Black History Month Committee has announced a month of Black History Month events and activities on the center’s website.

Kicking off the month will be a Feb. 1 event in The Pit featuring notable University black alumni displays and cuisine from the African Diaspora.  The event will start at 6 p.m.

Other events and activities planned for February include the Black Professionals Forum with alumni; a keynote from Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures”; a trip to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture in Charlotte; a Students of Color Study Abroad panel; as well as a several Wellbeing Wednesdays events; and much more.

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