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Hitting the right note

The 37th Giles-Harris Competitions in Musical Performance have grown into a major event for Wake Forest’s pianists, singers, and instrumentalists.


Study affirms test-optional policy for admissions

This week, National Public Radio’s Eric Westervelt broke the story of an unprecedented study challenging the value of standardized tests in the admissions process. Dean of Admissions Martha Allman talks about the findings and what they mean for Wake Forest. Read the Q&A.

Carol Cramer carries the mace as she leads the procession in to Wait Chapel for Founders' Day Convocation.

180 years: Celebrating Founders’ Day

On Feb. 20, the Wake Forest community gathered together in Wait Chapel to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the founding of the University at Founders’ Day Convocation. The annual event recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.

Pocahontas (Wake Forest student Lydia Pappas) talks with Ava Elsner and her mother at the Make-A-Wish event on campus. Photo credit: Cameron Miller.

Making wishes come true

When 6-year-old Ava Elsner arrived on campus Saturday afternoon, students dressed as Cinderella and Snow White greeted her and placed a sparkling crown on her head. Students sponsored a Make-A-Wish trip for Ava, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest to host TEDx: Daring to Endeavor

Wake Forest is hosting TEDx, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Feb. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event will feature nine thought leaders ranging from the CEO of the Wall Street Journal’s 2013 startup of the year to the founder of the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. Presenters, who will give 18-minute […]


Gifts for teaching, preaching and leading

Three new grants totaling nearly $1 million to the School of Divinity will create a state-of-the-art teaching chapel, address economic issues facing future ministers and position early career pastors to be leaders in their wider communities.

Happy Chinese New Year

A different animal represents each year in the Chinese zodiac calendar, and 2014 is the year of the horse. Wake Forest hosted a Chinese New Year celebration at The Barn for students, faculty, staff and the Winston-Salem community.

Media Advisory: Students named to Wake Forest University’s Fall 2013 Dean’s List

The following Wake Forest University students have been named to the university’s Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list. Download (.xlsx)    


Student Storyteller: A ticket to Prague

One theatre class led Johanna Beach (’15) on an amazing journey to Prague. Now assistant director of “Embers and Stars,” she is sharing the story of Petr Ginz, who was a young teen during the Holocaust.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest to host TEDx: Daring to Endeavor

Wake Forest is hosting TEDx, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Feb. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Nine thought-leaders will deliver talks in less than 18 minutes on topics ranging from sustainable urban farming to sports to education. Speakers include: Robin Emmons, founder and executive director of Sow Much […]