To help bridge the academic and cultural differences between educational experiences in their home country and those in the U.S., Wake Forest is introducing the Wake Forest Advantage program. The initiative is designed to help international students prepare for higher education in the U.S. before they arrive on campus.
Rows of brightly colored desks lined the Magnolia Quad on April 16 as Wake Forest students painted more than 60 of them for Old Town Elementary School students. Some children even grabbed a brush to help.
Dr. Steven and Becky Scott have committed $6.5 million to further the education of first generation college students through Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars program, benefiting students who are the first in their families to attend college. It is the second largest commitment to scholarships by individuals in Wake Forest’s history.
Student groups came together to showcase the “Big Tent,” encouraging their peers to think about diversity and identity through art. The project was part of the University’s year-long Faces of Courage celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of integration.
Winston-Salem has become a hot spot for North Carolina’s thriving film industry. And from a student-run film festival to a graduate program in documentary film to an undergraduate film studies program, Wake Forest is part of the “action.”
High in the steeple of Wake Forest’s iconic Wait Chapel, students in a physics of music class collect sound spectra while sitting among the 47 bells that make up the University carillon. With the help of a sound meter, microphones, laptops and software, they measure the vibrations that travel through the bell tower.
The 24th annual Project Pumpkin brought more than 1,400 Winston-Salem area children to campus for an afternoon of fall celebrations. Sponsored by the Volunteer Service Corps, Project Pumpkin is one of WFU’s largest community events.
Whether working with CNN, grading speeches, participating in town hall meetings or covering this major political event for the student newspaper, Wake Forest students enjoyed their experiences at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
For many, the adage that today’s teenagers will be tomorrow’s world leaders is met with trepidation. But for those who lead the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF), it’s an opportunity.
“We wanted to introduce Wake Forest to China as we look for opportunities to create educational programs in the future,” said Linda McKinnish Bridges, associate dean of admissions. “Not only opportunities for students from China to learn about Wake Forest, but opportunities for Wake Forest students to study abroad or find careers in China.”