925 ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS
WAKEAustin is a volunteer-led group dedicated to engaging alumni, parents and friends in the area. We plan a variety of programs throughout the year for all ages to participate in social, athletic, networking, and service opportunities. We hope you will join us at our next event. Go Deacs!
Upcoming Virtual Events
Wake Forest Homecoming 2020: Get Your DeacON(line)!
October 19 – 25 | Registration Now Open!
It’s been a decade-long year, but we couldn’t go any longer without “seeing” you and giving you a chance to connect to Mother So Dear. So we pulled on our suit jacket, tied our bow tie, and donned our thinking top hat to provide opportunities for WFU alumni to get their DeacON(line)! Click here to list a list of all virtual Homecoming events – Go Deacs!
Learn With Life After Wake In the Wednesday Webinar Series! Throughout the fall, we’re offering 30-minute webinars to help you cope, grow, learn, and connect. Register for one or all of the webinars below! We’ll record each presentation, so even if you can’t join live, you’ll have a chance to watch the content at another time.
- October 28: Leveraging LinkedIn
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- November 11: LBGTQ Inclusion
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- November 18: Make Networking Work for You
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- December 2: Q&A with Employer Relations
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rare Book Collection with Rare Books Curator Megan Mulder
Tuesday, October 13 | 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Join Special Collections Librarian and Rare Books Curator Megan Mulder for an introduction to ZSR Library’s fascinating Rare Books Collection. We’ll learn about the history of the collection, what makes a book “rare,” and how we are continuing to grow the collection. We’ll also look at some of the materials that have been integrated into Wake Forest college classes over the past year. If you think you know what a rare book is and who is likely to use it, you may be in for some surprises!
Face to Face Speaker Forum
Wake Forest University is excited to announce the genesis of a new community asset, the Face to Face Speaker Forum. This signature speaker series will bring world-class speakers to Winston-Salem on an annual basis. The events in each season will cover a variety of topics, including political affairs, arts & culture, innovation & business, and social justice & global issues.
- A Conversation Between Pulitzer Prize winning Columnists, Peggy Noonan of Wall Street Journal & Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post (October 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. EDT) – Register Here
Will My Vote Count? Securing the 2020 Election
Wednesday, October 21 | 1:00 p.m. EDT
The security of the U.S. election system is on the minds of many Americans, with early voting beginning and mail-in ballots arriving in mailboxes in many states across the country. Just how secure is this election, and what is being done to protect against foreign interference, hacking and cyber attacks? What challenges to election officials face due to the current pandemic, and how can the American public be assured that the election will be secure and fair?
Celebrate the life of Dr. Maya Angelou with AWFUBA
January 30 | Registration Details Coming Soon
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou and over 50 years of her groundbreaking autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings with the Association of Wake Forest University Black Alumni (AWFUBA)! Join us virtually as we discuss the book and the phenomenal woman in November. More details to come! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
Virtual Call to Conversation
This online version of a Call to Conversation facilitates “virtual” face-to-face engagement through remote video conferencing. Developed in response to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, a Virtual C2C employs free, user-friendly Zoom technology to bring Wake Foresters together from their computers or mobile devices anywhere in the world. A Wake Forester volunteers to serve as Conversation Leader, and the C2C team manages the guest list and registration. Digital resources are available for the Virtual C2C Conversation Leader as well as participants.
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ZSR Dinner with the Dean
WAKEAustin Brewery Tour with ZSR Dean Tim Pyatt
Join fellow alumni, parents and friends for a tasting at Friends and Allies Brewery on Monday Night.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Dean, Tim... Wednesday, March 04, 2020
WAKEAustin WFU v. Notre Dame Basketball Game Watch
Come cheer on the Deacs as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday, February 29. Wake Foresters in Austin will gather at the... Saturday, February 29, 2020
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Game Watch
Come cheer on the Deacs as they compete for their fourth consecutive bowl victory! Wake Forest fans in the Austin, TX area will gather (stay... Friday, December 27, 2019
WAKEAustin "Big Data" presentation and networking event with current students
Deacs Are Headed to Austin! Join WAKEAustin as we host Dr. Jeff Camm, Wake Forest University Associate Dean of Business Analytics, Professor & Inmar Presidential... Tuesday, December 17, 2019
"Big Data" Presentation and WFU Student Career Trek Reception
Please join us for an evening of talking "Big Data" and networking with Wake Forest alumni, parents, friends, and current students. These students are "career... Tuesday, December 17, 2019
"Keep WAKEAustin Weird" t-shirts
Please use this link to pay for "Keep WAKEAustin Weird T-Shirts"... Saturday, November 30, 2019 - Sunday, December 01, 2019
WAKEAustin WFU v. Clemson Game Watch
Come cheer on the Deacs as they take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, November 16. Wake Foresters in Austin will gather at the home... Saturday, November 16, 2019
WAKEAustin "From the Ground Up" Livestream Watch Party
Wake Forest and Austin-based Forklift Danceworks are co-creating “From the Ground Up” – a dance featuring the movement and stories of custodial, maintenance and utilities,... Saturday, October 05, 2019
WAKEAustin Golf Outing at UTGC
Join a small group of Wake Foresters in Austin for an unforgettable day on the links. This exclusive opportunity to play golf at a discounted... Saturday, October 05, 2019
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