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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.

STEM careers ‘speed-dating’ style

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

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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Peace Corps recognizes WFU on 2015 list

Wake Forest alumna Elizabeth Haight served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

The Peace Corps ranks Wake Forest among the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. This year, Wake Forest is ranked 20th among schools with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates.

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Couch donates $4 million to athletics

Source: Wake Forest Athletics

David Couch ('84), former major league pitcher John Smoltz and Tom Walter, the Wake Forest baseball coach

David Couch ('84), a Wake Forest alumnus and former football and baseball player, has committed $4 million in support of the Wake Forest baseball program and Sports Performance Center.

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