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Secrest Artists Series presents pianist Jenny Lin Oct. 18

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

The Secrest Artists Series will present pianist Jenny Lin on Oct. 18 in Brendle Recital Hall in the Scales Fine arts Center.  The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

One of the pianists hand-picked by composer Philip Glass to participate in his international tours of his piano études, Lin demonstrates the many sides of her dazzling musicianship. Her recital for the Secrest Artists Series will consist of études by composers from Liszt, Ligeti and Glass, alongside virtuoso arrangements of show tunes by pianist/performers from Earl Wild to Stephen Hough.

Étude, French for “study,” is an instrumental composition intended to improve or tax certain aspects of performance technique. These works in Lin’s superlative hands create fireworks.

Tickets for the community are $5-$18. Group discounts are available.

Wake Forest University and School of Medicine  faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. Wake Forest and School of Medicine students receive free admission for themselves. All are asked to show their Wake Forest ID at the door. Those with a Wake Forest ID are encouraged to pre-register their attendance through the Secrest Artists Series website.

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Free flu shots available for faculty, staff, retirees in October, November

Wake Forest is sponsoring free flu shots for all faculty, staff and retirees in October and November. Spouses and dependent children (at least eight years old), who are enrolled in the University’s BlueCross BlueShield medical plan, also are welcome, but are not required to register. Those with a Deacon OneCard are asked to bring it. All supplies are latex-free, and egg-free vaccines are available upon request.

The flu shots will be administered Oct. 29 and 30, as well as Nov. 2, 5 and 7.

Registration is available through the Professional Development Center.  The website offers details on when and where the flu shots will be administered.

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Wake Forest community runs together at Hit the Bricks on Hearn Plaza

Members of the Wake Forest community run laps around Hearn Plaza in the annual Hit the Bricks

Hundreds of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff will run laps around Hearn Plaza on Oct. 4 for ‘Hit the Bricks.’ The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The eight-hour relay race raises money for cancer research in honor of Brian Piccolo. A final remembrance lap for cancer victims and survivors will be followed by a luminary ceremony in front of Wait Chapel.

Both individuals and teams participate, and the race includes friendly fundraising competition. Hit the Bricks brings Wake Foresters together for a cause that has long been important to the community.

In 2003 students held the first annual Hit the Bricks relay race, raising $3,000. In its 15-year history, participants have run 279,917 laps and raised $404,843. Hit the Bricks and other student-led events have raised a total of more than $3 million for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

More details here.

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Registration open for annual Wake Forest Artisans' Fair

This is a guest post from organizers of the annual Artisans’ Fair:

Are you gifted in woodworking, arts, crafts, etc., and wish to share/show your hand-made products with other Wake Foresters?

Plans are being made for the Artisans’ Fair to be held on campus on Friday, Nov. 30. If you are a Wake Forest employee (staff or faculty), spouse of a Wake Forest employee, retiree or student, you are eligible to participate. The cost is $15, which is used to cover event expenses. To register, click here.

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Faculty and staff happy hour Sept. 12

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