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A way to save the Amazon?

A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University celebrates wellbeing and sports performance on Sept. 5

On Sept. 5, Wake Forest University will demonstrate its commitment to transforming its approach to wellbeing for the entire campus community and also showcase enhancements to sports performance facilities for student-athletes. A campus-wide kick-off for the University’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing, called Thrive, will feature dozens of fun and thought-provoking activities designed to inform and inspire […]

Junior John Marbach and senior Nikolai Hlebowitsh chat about their experiences in the tech industry in Zick's pizza joint on campus.

An investment in wellbeing

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University’s efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.

Designs for the transformation of Reynolds Gym include an expansive living room, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellbeing Suite and a juice bar near the main entrance.

A dynamic hub for wellbeing

On Sept. 5, Wake Forest will break ground on The Sutton Center, a two-story addition to Reynolds Gym that marks the first of three planned phases to transform the historic building into a dynamic hub for campus-wide wellbeing.

Mapped: Fall 2014 enrollment by state, N.C. county

Every fall, first-year Wake Forest students make their way across county lines, state borders and even oceans to begin their experience with “Mother, So Dear.” More than 1,250 first-year students from 43 states and around the world will call Wake Forest home. Use these maps to see the geographic diversity of the incoming first-year class. […]

Media Advisory: Traffic advisory for Aug. 21: Wake Forest University move-in day

Wake Forest will welcome the class of 2018 on Thursday, Aug. 21. Members of the media are invited to attend new student move-in, which begins at 8 a.m. (Story ideas.) Media Parking: Media must enter campus through the Reynolda Road entrance. Reserved parking for television trucks will be located between Carswell and Tribble Halls. Because of heavy […]

Marianne Magjuka, Gracie Harrington, Sonia Kuguru, Nick Bennett, Chizoba Ukairo and Javar Jones (left to right) represented Wake Forest at the inaugural PULSE Institute.

Learning to listen deeply

A delegation of Wake Forest students participated in the inaugural PULSE Institute — a new college retreat program designed to explore identity, leadership and inclusion. Wake Forest was one of 14 colleges and universities to participate.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest prepares to welcome class of 2018

More than 1,200 first-year students will move into Wake Forest residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 21. Students begin moving into their rooms on the south side of campus at 8 a.m. First-year students from Winston-Salem, N.C., to Florence, Italy, are available for interviews. Follow the excitement of move-in, the joy of learning new traditions and the pride of students, […]

Media Advisory: WFU Prepares to Welcome Class of 2018

More than 1,200 first-year students will move into Wake Forest residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 21. Students begin moving into their rooms on the south side of campus at 8 a.m. First-year students from Winston-Salem, N.C., to Florence, Italy, are available for interviews. Follow the excitement of move-in, the joy of learning new traditions and the pride of students, […]

Media Advisory: William Barber to Speak at School of Divinity’s Fall Convocation on Sept. 2

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday-Forward Together Movement, president of the North Carolina NAACP, and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, NC, will deliver Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Fall Convocation address on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Barber’s address is also the inaugural event […]