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WFU Wins NAFSA Award for Excellence in International Education

Wake Forest University is among eight colleges and universities who will receive NAFSA’s 2015 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization for excellence in international education. Wake Forest and two other schools — Rice University and Virginia Commonwealth University, received the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for specific international programs or initiatives that contribute to […]

Organic chemistry students choose House Cup teams.

OMG moment affects GPAs

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.

Maya Angelou began teaching at Wake Forest as Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1981.

Celebrating Maya Angelou’s legacy

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.

‘Speed-Dating Style’ STEM Slam is a Twist on the Traditional Career Fair

What: Wake Forest is hosting its first STEM Slam, a unique career-networking event for companies and students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and health-related fields. The ‘speed dating’ format addresses the challenge of matching companies that may not have a lot of STEM-related jobs open on a regular basis, and when they […]

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.