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As "These Shining Lives" dramaturg, Mike Griggs spent months researching the time period to provide an accurate representation of the 20s and 30s. Left to right: Alyssa Gera as Charlotte, Johanna Beach as Catherine, Natalie Brashear as Frances and Hayley Greenstreet as Pearl.

Play shines light on Radium Girls’ history

Mike Griggs (’15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, “These Shining Lives,” it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.

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Pictures worth a thousand words

In his 18th year of documenting life at Wake Forest, award-winning University Photographer Ken Bennett has a unique, but long-term perspective of the University.

Seniors Nayan Hussain and Elizabeth Law work on creating visual maps that will help them think about possible career paths.

Arts and humanities at Wake Forest

Arts and humanities offer opportunities to learn about life through a variety of lenses. A new interdisciplinary program and a class where theatre students help train counseling students are just two examples of how Wake Forest combines imagination and insight.

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Reporting from abroad

Molly Dutmers is one of 14 students reporting from Europe with Wake Forest’s first journalism class abroad. She is also Wake Forest’s third recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s student fellowship. Her travels will take her to France, Italy and Malta to report on why church attendance is at an all-time low.

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A celebration of rising joy

The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.

Honors art student Kelsey Zalimeni's "#followme." The Student Art Exhibition and Honors Exhibitions will be on display through May 19.

Drawing + biology = art

About 80 paintings, prints, and other pieces by undergraduate student artists on are display at the annual Student Art Exhibition. Works by art majors, non-majors and honors students are featured at the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery.

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Desk decorating for kids

Students from across campus teamed up with 47 children from Old Town Elementary to paint desks designed for each individual child. Flowers and movie characters were popular decorations.

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Capturing stories

“Songs of Hope,” which chronicles the lives of a group of homeless women, will screen at RiverRun International Film Festival on April 11 at the Hanesbrands Theatre.

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Choirland

Fifty-two concert choir members, across multiple majors and years, gave four performances during the department of music’s eight-day tour of Ireland over spring break.

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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.