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

Founders’ Day marks 181 years

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.

Media Advisory: Computer science program brings public school children to Wake Forest

Who: Wake Forest University’s Computer Science department faculty/undergraduates and local public school students What: A hands-on computer science experience, called Connecting2CS, for 50 students in grades 5 -11, which is part of Wake Forest senior Riana Freedman’s honors thesis. When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Where: Wake Forest Campus – Manchester Hall. Why: To introduce students to computer science […]

Media Advisory: Academy awards story ideas & experts from WFU

With the 87th Academy Awards airing on Sunday, Feb. 22, Wake Forest faculty and students are available to discuss issues, predictions and experiences relating to the Oscars. According to Mary Dalton, film critic, filmmaker and communication professor: And the Oscar goes to: Dalton’s top pick is Boyhood,which chronicles the life of Mason from age five to 18. She calls […]

Wake Forest University’s $3.3 billion economic value to region measured

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – Feb. 18, 2015) – A comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina has found that Wake Forest University created $3.3 billion of added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. The study was commissioned by the University of North Carolina system, the North Carolina Community College System […]

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

Peace Corps recognizes WFU on 2015 list

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.

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

Couch donates $4 million to athletics

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.

Media Advisory: Students named to Wake Forest University’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List

The following Wake Forest University students have been named to the university’s Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.


Interfaith focus

Leaders from Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building and sustaining interfaith initiatives, are spending time on campus this week meeting with members of the Wake Forest community.

President Nathan O. Hatch

President Nathan Hatch: Historian

Not every college president has written a book that is required reading for students across the country a quarter century after its publication like President Nathan Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity.”

WFU Expert: Dean Smith was a master of ‘coachtalk,’ not just the game

Dean Smith wasn’t just a master of the game; he was an expert in “coachtalk,” said sports communications expert John Llewellyn. While the legendary North Carolina basketball coach has been widely remembered for his many contributions to the sport – everything from racial integration to four-corner offense – Llewellyn said Smith also set the standard […]