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Media Advisory: Wake Forest University Commencement media arrangements

Members of the media are invited to attend Wake Forest University’s commencement ceremony Monday, May 18. Stephen Colbert, comedian and late night television host, will deliver Wake Forest University’s 2015 commencement address to nearly 1,900 graduates. The University has received significant interest in his address and encourages media to read this message very carefully. The […]

Media Advisory: 5 questions new grads should ask before accepting a job offer

How can 2015 grads just starting their career journey improve the odds that their first job is the right one — especially this year when employers are hiring, and there may be a second or third offer waiting in the wings? “It’s not surprising coming out of the previously poor economy, that new grads may […]

Media Advisory: Class of 2015 employment and career experts available

Wake Forest University is a nationally recognized leader in rethinking career development, supporting students in the college to career transition and preparing graduates for today’s job market. The University’s career experts have been quoted in news outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes and others. For new […]

Rob Musci ('12) credits his health and exercise science professors and his studies in Venice for putting him on the path to a Fulbright.

World ambassadors

Studying in Venice and conducting research with health and exercise science professors Peter Brubaker and Anthony Marsh set Robert Musci (’12) on a course toward winning a Fulbright research grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. He was among nine seniors and recent graduates to receive grants.

Media Advisory: For 2015 grads, it’s a buyers’ market

The job market continues to improve for college graduates. Employer surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Career Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, for example, indicate businesses are likely to hire more new employees in 2015 than they did last year — anywhere from 9 to 16 percent more. […]


The biology behind mental health

In an unusual first-year seminar, students learn that, just as there’s a physical science behind the healing of broken bones, the correction of blood sugar levels and the repairing of blocked arteries. There’s also a physical science to improving mental health.

Media Advisory: First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – May 5, 2015) – Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature. “We designed the structure of these field-effect transistors that allowed us to achieve electrostatic gating of these materials […]


A new Commencement tradition

For more than 40 years, the raising of the Commencement stage and a tent cover on the Quad have been a treasured part of graduation. This year, the University has updated and refined the experience for graduates and their guests.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University alumni fight against childhood hunger

Who: Wake Forest alumni, staff and parents will work at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to fight childhood hunger in the Winston-Salem community. When:  Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. What:  During Pro Humanitate Day (which takes its name from Wake Forest’s motto, meaning “for humanity”), Wake Forest […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University Commencement 2015: Story Ideas

SPEAKERS: Commencement: Stephen Colbert, comedian and late night television host, will deliver Wake Forest University’s 2015 commencement address on Monday, May 18. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Hearn Plaza. Baccalaureate: Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Pusey Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church will deliver the 2015 […]