"Guest Post" 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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Add your contribution to our Wake United Campaign!

This message is shared on behalf of the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet. 

Dear Wake Forest Colleagues,

Our 2021 Wake United campaign is underway. Thank you to those who have already made a contribution this year! To date, we have raised over $70,000. Your donation supports our local United Way in working to create a stable, educated, healthy, and economically mobile Forsyth County.

It will take all of us to reach our goal of $270,000 by the end of this month. Our campaign only runs through October 31, so please don’t wait to respond. No matter how large or small, each contribution matters in furthering our collective effort.

Giving is easy:  Read more

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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Procurement & Payment Services: A Year in Review

A message from Procurement & Payment Services:

Procurement & Payment Services extends our sincere thanks to the many University faculty and staff who have shared in the accomplishments of this past year. We are privileged to serve you and are very appreciative of your partnership as we work together to enable the University’s mission.

Please review the inaugural Procurement & Payment Services Year in Review to learn more about our continuous improvements and service to campus amidst the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

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IdeasCityWS Festival and the Marketplace of Ideas this Saturday

A guest post from Wake the Arts and Wake Forest’s Office of University Collaborations.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the IdeasCityWS Festival comes to Bailey Park as art, tech, design, and culture lead the conversation forward. Featuring interactive exhibits from two dozen local creative organizations, we’ll engage with a range of working ideas poised to move our communities forward as we reimagine a post-pandemic Winston-Salem. Vice Provost for the Arts & Interdisciplinary Initiatives Christina Soriano asks, “Winston-Salem has so many talented artists and scientists doing important work, yet often separated from one another. How can educational institutions be leaders in bringing these communities together more powerfully?”

Here’s where Wake Forest will be participating in the Marketplace of Ideas and panel discussions: Read more

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