Award-winning poet, author and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou encouraged a standing-room only crowd to take individual responsibility for creating a community of kindness and respect. The event marked the first 30 days of a yearlong, campus-wide “Dignity and Respect Campaign.”
From discovering how text messages can help build empathy to figuring out how character and personality affect ethical behavior on the job, the Character Project has led to remarkable advances in the study of human nature, values, morals and decision-making. The next step? Sharing what scholars have learned about character with the public.
Surrounded by friends, family, fellow donors and members of the Wake Forest community, University Trustee Mary Farrell (P ’10) helped dedicate Farrell Hall, the new home for the Wake Forest School of Business. The ceremony marked the fulfillment of the dream she and her late husband, former Trustee Mike Farrell (P ’10, LLD ’13), began three years ago with a $10 million leadership gift.
More than 800 community children from nearly 25 local agencies arrived on campus Wednesday afternoon with costumes and matching smiles to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Project Pumpkin. At least 750 Wake Forest students volunteered, escorting trick-or-treaters around Hearn Plaza to the festive carnival booths sponsored by 70 different student organizations and academic departments.
“Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest” represents the largest mobilization of support for the mission of Wake Forest in the institution’s 179-year history. Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will significantly increase their impact on the region, the nation and the world by investing $1 billion over the next five years to strengthen and renew their ability to carry out their respective missions.
More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff participated in Hit the Bricks, an eight-hour relay race around Hearn Plaza that honors the memory of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest All-American football player who passed away from cancer during his career with the Chicago Bears.
Seventeen students gathered for a conversation about mass incarceration with civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander before she presented a public lecture to more than 1,000 people in Wait Chapel.
Scott W. Klein, professor and chair of the English department, was recently named artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series, a signature performing arts series at Wake Forest. The 2013 series opens on Thursday, Sept. 12, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops in Wait Chapel.
Students from around the world have been exploring social justice as part of the International Baccalaureate World Student Conference. Wake Forest is the first American university to host the event.
June 10th, 2013 | Events
From marking milestones in Wake Forest’s history to celebrating the current cultural diversity on campus, Faces of Courage provided a framework during the 2012-2013 academic year for showing Wake Forest’s ongoing commitment to diversity.