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Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest's Commencement address on May 18, 2015. Jonathan L. Walton will be the Baccalaureate speaker.

Comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver WFU’s 2015 commencement address

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver WFU's commencement address on May 18. Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University will deliver the baccalaureate speech.

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Chinese New Year

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The Chinese New Year is one of China’s largest holiday celebrations and emphasizes family and tradition. This year marks the year of the sheep, which is known for being gentle, sensitive and creative.

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STEM careers ‘speed-dating’ style

In a twist on the traditional job fair, WFU connects students with STEM companies

Caroline Robinson of the Environmental Protection Agency meets with a group of students during the STEM Slam, a speed-dating style networking opportunity hosted by Wake Forest's Office of Personal and Career Development.

Wake Forest’s first STEM Slam brought together students who were looking for job opportunities with companies who were looking for potential employees. If that sounds like your typical career fair, it wasn’t.

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OMG moment affects GPAs

Chemistry professor uses Hogwarts-styled 'House Cup' challenge to improve learning

Organic chemistry students choose House Cup teams.

When chemistry professor Angela King realized how much students' expectations for a class impact their learning, she turned to a pop culture phenomenon for innovative teaching ideas.

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Celebrating Maya Angelou’s legacy

Community event grows out of class project

Maya Angelou began teaching at Wake Forest as Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1981.

Wake Forest and the Winston-Salem community celebrated the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. The celebration was inspired by a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies class project.

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Founders’ Day marks 181 years

Event recognizes excellence in teaching, research, academics and service

President Hatch presents the Medallion of Merit to Dr. Michael Morykwas (left) and Dr. Louis Argenta (right).

The Wake Forest community commemorated 181 years since the University’s founding at Founders’ Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Feb. 19. The celebration recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.

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