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Media Advisory: WFU to Launch New MA in Sports Storytelling Program

The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is bringing all-star power to its new Master of Arts (MA) in Sports Storytelling when classes begin in fall 2016. Chris Webber, five-time NBA all-star, sports analyst, businessman and film producer has been named a Professor of Practice for the two-year program housed within the […]

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WFU to launch new MA in Sports Storytelling program

The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is bringing all-star power to its new Master of Arts in Sports Storytelling when classes begin in fall 2016. Chris Webber, five-time NBA all-star, sports analyst, businessman and film producer has been named a Professor of Practice.

Media Advisory: 100 days to the Iowa caucuses: WFU politics professor available for comment

With Oct. 24 marking just 100 days until the Iowa caucuses, Wake Forest University Professor of Politics John Dinan can comment on the mixed record of the Midwestern electoral event in determining presidential nominations. “There is no denying the importance of the Iowa caucuses in narrowing the field of viable candidates and sometimes propelling a candidate to the nomination, […]

Media Advisory: Costumes and toys: Holidays and gender-neutral parenting

From Halloween costumes to Christmas gifts, a Wake Forest University psychologist can help parents navigate changing gender norms. Deborah Best, a child psychology expert and professor who has studied developmental psychology for more than 40 years, shares her insights on recent trends and how moving away from gender stereotypes can benefit young children. On the limited […]

Media Advisory: WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

Wake Forest named a top performer in 2015 Sustainable Campus Index Wake Forest University has been recognized as a sustainability leader in the 2015 Sustainable Campus Index. The 2015 Sustainable Campus Index highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Wake Forest earned 100 […]

The LGBTQ Center provides support and advocacy to Wake Forest University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty and staff, and education to the entire campus community about issues of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest to host LGBTQ Alumni Conference Oct. 23-24

The LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University will host “Rising Voices: A Wake Forest LGBTQIA Alumni Conference” Oct. 23-24. The conference aims to bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to discuss current work in LGBTQ scholarship, arts and public policy, provide mentorship to students and create an oral history documentary project. “This […]

Media Advisory: Habitat for Humanity’s Jonathan Reckford to Speak at WFU

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped more than 5 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes in more than 70 countries, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The event is free and open to the public. The speech […]

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‘Hit the Bricks’ marks 35th year of student-funded cancer research

“Hit the Bricks” marks the start of events supporting the 35th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, the student-launched charity has raised more than $2 million since 1980 to support cancer research.

Media Advisory: National television correspondent Joy-Ann Reid to speak at Wake Forest

Author and MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid will deliver the 2015 Ida B. Wells lecture on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. Reid will discuss bias and objectivity in journalism, media coverage of police-involved violence against civilians and the rise of citizen journalism. The event […]

Media Advisory: WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

Barbee Oakes named University’s first chief diversity officer Barbee Oakes, a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives, was appointed as Wake Forest’s first chief diversity officer. She retains her assistant provost title and responsibilities, developed over her six years in that role. “As our first chief diversity officer, Barbee is beautifully positioned to advance […]