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Media Advisory: Hakeem Belo-Osagie to speak at WFU

Nigerian businessman Hakeem Belo-Osagie will speak at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. Belo-Osagie ranked #34 on Forbes 2013 list of “Africa’s 50 Richest.” A Harvard Business School-trained petroleum economist, Belo-Osagie is chairman and a significant shareholder of the Nigerian operations of United Arab Emirates-based telecom provider Etisalat. He is […]

Media Advisory: New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson to deliver 2014 commencement address

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 19, 2014. Abramson serves in the highest-ranking position in The Times’ newsroom and oversees its news content in all its various forms. Prior to being named the newspaper’s first female executive editor, Abramson was managing editor […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University hosts Jason Berry, Vatican expert, author and investigative journalist

In the year since taking over an embattled Catholic Church, Pope Francis has sent shockwaves through the world with his humility, his candor and his apparent fervor for change in the Catholic community and inside the Vatican itself. Few journalists know better the challenges facing the new pope than Jason Berry, an author, investigative journalist […]

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Taking a break to build communities

This past week, more than 100 Wake Forest students spent their spring break hard at work in the spirit of Pro Humanitate in cities across the country. In the past five years, Wake Alternative Break (WAB) has doubled the number of service trips it offers.

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Abramson to speak at Commencement

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the Commencement address on Monday, May 19. Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the Baccalaureate speaker.

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Basketball and books

Talking about sports on Thursday afternoons is helping a group of high school students become better readers. Education professor Alan Brown and graduate student Jordan Daniels (’14) started a sports and literacy group for students at Southwest Guilford High School.

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WFU business, law schools rank highly

Wake Forest’s School of Business and School of Law both placed highly in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of graduate schools released March 11.

The Wake Forest Ultimate Frisbee team practices on Poteat Field.

WFU shoots for Ultimate Frisbee gold

With three consecutive regional championships in its pocket and a roster stacked full of returning players, the Wake Forest men’s Ultimate Frisbee team is posed to make a run at the national tournament May 17-18 in Westerville, Ohio.

Bob McCreary ('61) celebrates sports performance center gift on the court with President Nathan O. Hatch, Football Coach Dave Clawson and Athletics Director Ron Wellman.

McCreary gives $7.5 million to sports performance center

Ever since Bob McCreary (’61) came to Wake Forest in 1957 on a football scholarship, he has never forgotten the power of a transformative gift on a young student-athlete.
Now his $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program adds momentum to Wake Forest’s plans for a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest Athletics receives $7.5 million for new sports performance center

A $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program from alumnus Bob McCreary (’61) adds momentum to Wake Forest Athletics’ plans to move forward with a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center. Designed to meet the training needs of more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 18 sports, the four-story sports performance center will […]