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Michele Gillespie named Dean of the College

Wake Forest University has appointed Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History Michele Gillespie as Dean of the College. She will begin serving as dean July 1.

James Otteson, executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and teaching professor, explores the moral role of business with his undergraduate students in Farrell Hall.

Why business?

Students in Jim Otteson’s class develop a framework for understanding an individual’s purpose, a firm’s purpose and an industry’s purpose in supporting a humane and just society.

Organic chemistry students choose House Cup teams.

OMG moment affects GPAs

When chemistry professor Angela King realized how much students’ expectations for a class impact their learning, she turned to a pop culture phenomenon for innovative teaching ideas.

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.

President Hatch presents the Medallion of Merit to Dr. Michael Morykwas (left) and Dr. Louis Argenta (right).

Founders’ Day marks 181 years

The Wake Forest community commemorated 181 years since the University’s founding at Founders’ Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Feb. 19. The celebration recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.

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President Nathan Hatch: Historian

Not every college president has written a book that is required reading for students across the country a quarter century after its publication like President Nathan Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity.”

Physics professor Rick Matthews teaches his calculus-based physics class in a flipped setting.

Flipping for physics

Don’t shake it off. Shake it up. After seven years as chief information officer, professor Rick Matthews found flipping his introductory physics course inspired first-year students and his popular teaching style in new ways.

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Looking back at science and technology in 2014

From bats to blue-footed boobies and beyond, 2014 was a memorable year for Wake Forest when it came to science and technology news.

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.

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It’s finals week – take time to ‘ZieSta’

The ZieSta Room encourages the wellbeing of students by having a specified place within the library that allows students to easily take a break from work.