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Media Advisory: Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin to Speak at Wake Forest CEO and founder of Dress for Success Nancy Lublin, named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine, will participate in an open dialogue on leadership with Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch and politics professor Melissa Harris-Perry on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event is […]

Media Advisory: Expert Available: President Obama’s State of the Union address

As President Obama prepares to deliver the 2015 State of the Union address on Jan. 20, Wake Forest University Professor of Politics and International Affairs David Coates can discuss what will and won’t be said and why.  Coates is the author of a new book, “America in the Shadow of Empires,” that calls for a renewed national […]

Media Advisory: World-Famous marine biologists to speak at WFU

PRO+ECT welcomes to the Wake Forest University campus three women marine biologists who have dedicated their lives to saving the oceans: world-famous oceanographer and activist Sylvia Earle, renowned coral reef biologist Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian, and policy advocate Amanda Leland of the Environmental Defense Fund. The event is sponsored by the Center for Energy, Environment […]

Media Advisory: Melissa Harris-Perry Named Executive Director of WFU’s Pro Humanitate Institute

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – Jan. 14, 2015) – Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University politics professor and MSNBC television host, has been appointed executive director of the University’s Pro Humanitate Institute. Launched this summer, the Pro Humanitate Institute brings under one umbrella many of Wake Forest’s community engagement efforts. Through teaching, research, service and professional development programs, […]


Making space for wellbeing

In 2014, the University launched “Thrive,” a program to help students, faculty and staff develop the skills, knowledge and perspective to maintain a healthy, balanced life. Here is a review of recent wellbeing-related stories and a glimpse of what’s ahead for 2015.


Muuss named men’s head soccer coach

Former Demon Deacon assistant and current University of Denver head coach Bobby Muuss has been named the head men’s soccer coach at Wake Forest University. “We’re happy to welcome Bobby back to Wake Forest,” said Athletics Director Ron Wellman.

Media Advisory: Terrorism Expert – Hostages Freed But Related Events Likely

Randy Rogan, an internationally recognized expert on hostage crisis negotiation, is available to comment on the unfolding hostage crisis in France. Rogan a communication professor and co-Interim Dean of the College at Wake Forest, has worked with the FBI and was a member of the team of analysts that helped identify the Unabomber. His expertise is specifically related to communication dynamics in crisis […]


Pro Humanitate in the ‘City of Joy’

Students are volunteering in Calcutta, India in the spirit of the University’s motto of Pro Humanitate, “for humanity,” by serving, teaching and using what they have learned to make the world better for everyone.

Media Advisory: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University collaborate to host a major celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of this year’s program is “On Common Ground: If Not Now, When?” On Tuesday, Jan. 20, social activist, author and comedian, Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory will present the 15th Annual Dr. […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University hires its first emergency manager

Wake Forest University has named August Vernon as its inaugural, full-time emergency manager. Vernon was most recently the operations officer at the Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management. With more than 24 years of varied public safety service experience and 15 years of experience integrating emergency services, crisis management, operations and training at the local, […]