Secrest Artists Series presents Take 6 on Sept. 19

Take 6 (Photo by John Shyloski)

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

The Secrest Artists Series opens the 2019-2020 season with a Sept. 19 concert by Take 6.  The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet,” Take 6 is the quintessential a cappella group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal-clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the preeminent a cappella group in the world.

Join the pre-concert talk at 6:40 p.m. led by Ann Phelps, director of programming for leadership and character at Wake Forest.

We expect this concert to be very popular. Reserved seating is now being offered. To ensure admittance, make reservations at or by calling 336.758.5757. Walk-up seating is still offered, but not guaranteed.

Tickets for the community are $5-$24. Free with WFU ID. 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 students and School of Medicine students receive free admission for themselves.

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Latinx Heritage Month events, activities begin Sept. 15

This is a guest post from the Intercultural Center:

A month of Latinx Heritage Month events and activities will begin Sept. 15 and continue until Oct. 15 at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest’s Intercultural Center, Organization of Latin American Students and the Latinx Heritage Month Committee have announced the extensive schedule on the center’s website. Kicking off the month will be a several Homecoming activities sponsored by the Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association and the Intercultural Center.

The year’s keynote event will feature Julissa Calderon, an Afro-Latinx actress, writer, and comedy producer/director from Miami. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in Farrell Hall (Broyhill Auditorium). She recently completed a two-year talent residency at Buzzfeed’s Pero Like channel where her videos have garnered (conservatively) roughly 100 million views across digital platforms.

Other events and activities planned for the month include the Just One Word Dinner with Diversity Education; Pop Up Stations in the Pit sponsored by the Harvest Culinary Group; Soul Food Fiesta with Organization of Latin American Students & Black Student Alliance; Cine Mexico Now which is a series of award-winning Spanish-language cinema and box office hits from across Mexico sponsored by a/perture; and much more.

For details, visit the Intercultural Center website.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for WFU's new sports facilities

Sutton Sports Performance Center / Shah Basketball Complex entrance

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony that will officially open the new Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, outside of the front entrance of the Sutton Sports Performance Center.

Come join our coaches, student-athletes and generous alumni donors to celebrate our new facilities. The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black will be performing and a Demon Deacon sighting is likely. After the ribbon-cutting, members of the Wake Forest community can enjoy a self-guided tour before we cheer on our Old Gold and Black against the Tar Heels.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved inside the Sutton Sports Performance Center.

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Students, staff, area first responders climb steps in remembrance of 9/11

On Sept. 11, members of the Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State University and Salem College communities joined with local first responders and others to climb 2, 997 stairs at BB&T Field in remembrance 9/11 and those who died, were injured and suffered in other ways as a result of the attack.

Photos of the event that began early in the morning are available here.  A video can be seen here.

Participants included a large number of people, including members of the Army ROTC and military science departments at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State University and Salem College.  Other students, as well as faculty and staff members, participated.  Numerous first responders from the Winston-Salem community took part, including Winston-Salem Fire Department firefighters.

At 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 11, Wake Forest held a multi-faith moment of remembrance to honor the lives lost and pray for survivors who were greatly affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The program was sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.


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Culberson achieves certification as supply management professional

This is a guest post from Procurement & Payment Services:

Kim Culberson recently became Procurement & Payment Services’ first team member to achieve certification as a Certified Professional in Supply Management®. Kim’s certification through the Institute for Supply Management represents her commitment to professional development in critical areas of sustainability, strategic sourcing, forecasting, and risk/compliance. Her selfless educational pursuit promises to help drive customer value across the University’s procurement efforts. Kim joins a top-tier peer group of CPSM holders across 68 countries by achieving one of the highest certifications available for procurement professionals.

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