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Media Advisory: Sat. Feb. 28: WFU & WS/FCS Host Science Olympiad Tournament

When: Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Who and What: Nearly 400 local middle and high school students will gather for the Science Olympiad tournament, a regional competition for students interested in math and science. Fourteen high school and 12 middle school teams (with up to 15 students each) from Alleghany, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, […]

WFU Panel Discussion on Islamophobia Rescheduled for March 2

When:  Monday, March 2,  7 – 9 p.m. Where: Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University What: A panel discussion, “Islamophobia: The Anatomy of Intolerance,” will encourage conversation and provide the opportunity to hear stories from people who have experienced or witnessed Islamophobia. The event will aim to address questions such as: “What misperceptions contribute to many Westerners’ negative feelings about Islam?” […]

WFU Wins NAFSA Award for Excellence in International Education

Wake Forest University is among eight colleges and universities who will receive NAFSA’s 2015 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization for excellence in international education. Wake Forest and two other schools — Rice University and Virginia Commonwealth University, received the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for specific international programs or initiatives that contribute to […]

‘Speed-Dating Style’ STEM Slam is a Twist on the Traditional Career Fair

What: Wake Forest is hosting its first STEM Slam, a unique career-networking event for companies and students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and health-related fields. The ‘speed dating’ format addresses the challenge of matching companies that may not have a lot of STEM-related jobs open on a regular basis, and when they […]

Media Advisory: Computer science program brings public school children to Wake Forest

Who: Wake Forest University’s Computer Science department faculty/undergraduates and local public school students What: A hands-on computer science experience, called Connecting2CS, for 50 students in grades 5 -11, which is part of Wake Forest senior Riana Freedman’s honors thesis. When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Where: Wake Forest Campus – Manchester Hall. Why: To introduce students to computer science […]

Media Advisory: Academy awards story ideas & experts from WFU

With the 87th Academy Awards airing on Sunday, Feb. 22, Wake Forest faculty and students are available to discuss issues, predictions and experiences relating to the Oscars. According to Mary Dalton, film critic, filmmaker and communication professor: And the Oscar goes to: Dalton’s top pick is Boyhood,which chronicles the life of Mason from age five to 18. She calls […]

Wake Forest University’s $3.3 billion economic value to region measured

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – Feb. 18, 2015) – A comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina has found that Wake Forest University created $3.3 billion of added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. The study was commissioned by the University of North Carolina system, the North Carolina Community College System […]

Media Advisory: Students named to Wake Forest University’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List

The following Wake Forest University students have been named to the university’s Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

WFU Expert: Dean Smith was a master of ‘coachtalk,’ not just the game

Dean Smith wasn’t just a master of the game; he was an expert in “coachtalk,” said sports communications expert John Llewellyn. While the legendary North Carolina basketball coach has been widely remembered for his many contributions to the sport – everything from racial integration to four-corner offense – Llewellyn said Smith also set the standard […]

Media Advisory: A ‘Best Value’ once again

Wake Forest is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review.