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Wake Forest home to new Indonesian gamelan

Thanks to music professor and expert gamelan player Elizabeth Clendinning, Wake Forest is the owner of a rare, custom designed, hand-carved, hand-painted gamelan commissioned by the University and made in Bali.


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.


Painting with a purpose

The campus community took a break from class and the work week to focus on wellbeing and service through painting. Some painted for relaxation, while others painted desks for local elementary school children.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest students decorate desks for children

Wake Forest University students will gather Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. on Poteat Field to paint desks for local elementary students. This annual service project began on campus in 2000 and is called Developing Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K). The goal is to provide desks, chairs and school supplies to children in the Winston-Salem […]


DashPop: School of Rock

A yearlong communication class that resulted in a music festival simulates a real-life entrepreneurial experience and provides students with hands-on skills needed for careers in communication, entrepreneurship and business, among others.


Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is one of China’s largest holiday celebrations and emphasizes family and tradition. This year marks the year of the sheep, which is known for being gentle, sensitive and creative.

Maya Angelou began teaching at Wake Forest as Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1981.

Celebrating Maya Angelou’s legacy

Wake Forest and the Winston-Salem community celebrated the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. The celebration was inspired by a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies class project.


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.


#WFULovefeast: sharing the love

From North Carolina to Texas to Uganda, Wake Foresters shared their lovefeast moments and memories using the hashtag #WFULovefeast.

Junior Kali Vicars, studied the painting "Witch Duck Creek" by Joshua Shaw (1820-1821) at Reynolda House Museum of American Art for her Women and Gender in Early America history course.

Art history detectives

History professor Michele Gillespie usually includes class visits to view art in Winston-Salem. This semester, she expanded the idea to benefit both the students in her Women and Gender in Early America course and the local museums.