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July 12 Email about Project Wake

July 12, 2016

Dear New Demon Deacons:

Have you signed up for Project Wake yet?  Faculty and staff discussion group leaders have picked a book with you in mind and are looking forward to getting to know you!  Last year’s discussion leaders reported wonderful conversation as well as the fun of meeting new students with whom they sometimes kept in touch.  (In fact, you might notice that I’m co-leading a group this year with a student who participated in my Project Wake group last year!)

Here are some examples of what last year’s leaders said:

“I had a fantastic time with the book discussion!  The discussion was rich and engaging. The students were really engaged in the topic and we ended going a little bit overtime.  At the end, they were interested in my research and I gave them a tour of my research lab.”

“I was really excited about the discussion our group had.  After we finished, they all went to the Quad to continue the discussion until dinner.  I had a remarkably positive experience, and some of the students have come by to visit me since then.”

“It was a great discussion.  I keep running into students who were part of the discussion group, and it is always nice to see them.  I even get a hug on occasion.”

Project Wake will be a great opportunity to meet new classmates and get the feel of a college discussion!

To sign up:  http://newstudents.wfu.edu/summer-academic-project/ .

~Dean Buchanan