Surrounded by friends, family, fellow donors and members of the Wake Forest community, University Trustee Mary Farrell (P ’10) helped dedicate Farrell Hall, the new home for the Wake Forest School of Business. The ceremony marked the fulfillment of the dream she and her late husband, former Trustee Mike Farrell (P ’10, LLD ’13), began three years ago with a $10 million leadership gift.
October 31st, 2013 | Media Advisory
“Letterforming,” the newest exhibition at Wake Forest University’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, presents a historical overview of the complex development of letters and words. Starting from pictorial beginnings, “Letterforming” traces the evolution of text, typefaces and print and notes the current shift back towards picture-based communications. It highlights historical moments that resulted in [...]
More than 800 community children from nearly 25 local agencies arrived on campus Wednesday afternoon with costumes and matching smiles to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Project Pumpkin. At least 750 Wake Forest students volunteered, escorting trick-or-treaters around Hearn Plaza to the festive carnival booths sponsored by 70 different student organizations and academic departments.
October 30th, 2013 | Media Advisory
Wake Forest University Chief Investment Officer Jim Dunn has been named to aiCIO’s 2013 Power 100 list. This is the second year aiCIO, an international finance magazine, has published its list of the 100 most influential asset owners. Dunn is one of only ten endowment managers to make the list. To compile the list, the [...]
Media Advisory: Nov. 6: Maya Angelou, Ed Wilson & Johnnetta Cole celebrate Dignity & Respect at Wake Forest University
October 29th, 2013 | Media Advisory
Award-winning author, renowned poet and Civil Rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou will deliver opening remarks at a celebration of dignity and respect at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 until 4:45 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, located in the [...]
October 28th, 2013 | Uncategorized
As Billy Graham’s 95th birthday approaches (Nov. 7), Wake Forest University Divinity School Professor Bill Leonard says Graham remains “an American phenomenon, the most enduring and perhaps the most beloved preacher in American religious history.” Leonard is available to talk about the impact Graham has had on American religion and culture. Leonard says: “Graham is [...]
To recruit and retain outstanding faculty who embody Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal, three alumni have committed $3 million to fund Presidential Chairs. Bobby Burchfield has established the Burchfield Presidential Chair of Political Economy and Mike and Debbie Rubin have established the Rubin Chair of Jewish and Israeli Studies.
To celebrate Wake Forest’s ranking 11th in U.S. News and World Report for commitment to undergraduate teaching, Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) partnered with the Office of the Dean of the College to launch the “11 Days of Teaching Appreciation” social media campaign.
October 25th, 2013 | Media Advisory
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked Wake Forest University 24th on its 2014 list of the 100 best values in private universities. Kiplinger’s annually ranks best values in private colleges and universities that combine outstanding economic value with high-quality education. The overall rankings are divided into two lists, one featuring 100 private, liberal arts colleges [...]
Under a big tent on Manchester Plaza, students and alumni wrote about the Wake Forest people who have inspired them on a book standing more than 10 feet tall. The outsized pages reflect the big dreams Wake Forest will achieve with “Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest.” Relive the highlights of the weekend events.