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Media Advisory: Bob Goff, author of ‘Love Does,’ to speak at Wake Forest Feb. 8

Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, attorney, and founder of Restore International, will speak at Wake Forest University on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.  The event is hosted by the School of Divinity. Goff’s nonprofit, Restore International, is a human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, and Somalia. The pioneering vision of […]

Media Advisory: 25 Years Later: WFU President Nathan O. Hatch’s book on American Christianity

A quarter century after it was published, scholars are still talking about the award-winning book, “The Democratization of American Christianity,” written by Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch. To mark the book’s 25th anniversary, Wake Forest will host a half-day symposium Feb. 6 featuring seven of the country’s most distinguished scholars of early American […]

Media Advisory: WFU Announces 2015 MLK ‘Building the Dream’ Award Winners

Associate librarian Hu Womack and seniors Nehemiah Rolle and Joe LeDuc have been named Wake Forest University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners. The award is traditionally presented to a student and a professor or administrator from both Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity […]

Media Advisory: Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin to Speak at Wake Forest

DoSomething.org CEO and founder of Dress for Success Nancy Lublin, named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine, will participate in an open dialogue on leadership with Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch and politics professor Melissa Harris-Perry on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event is […]

Media Advisory: Expert Available: President Obama’s State of the Union address

As President Obama prepares to deliver the 2015 State of the Union address on Jan. 20, Wake Forest University Professor of Politics and International Affairs David Coates can discuss what will and won’t be said and why.  Coates is the author of a new book, “America in the Shadow of Empires,” that calls for a renewed national […]

Media Advisory: World-Famous marine biologists to speak at WFU

PRO+ECT welcomes to the Wake Forest University campus three women marine biologists who have dedicated their lives to saving the oceans: world-famous oceanographer and activist Sylvia Earle, renowned coral reef biologist Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian, and policy advocate Amanda Leland of the Environmental Defense Fund. The event is sponsored by the Center for Energy, Environment […]

Media Advisory: Melissa Harris-Perry Named Executive Director of WFU’s Pro Humanitate Institute

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – Jan. 14, 2015) – Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University politics professor and MSNBC television host, has been appointed executive director of the University’s Pro Humanitate Institute. Launched this summer, the Pro Humanitate Institute brings under one umbrella many of Wake Forest’s community engagement efforts. Through teaching, research, service and professional development programs, […]

Media Advisory: Terrorism Expert – Hostages Freed But Related Events Likely

Randy Rogan, an internationally recognized expert on hostage crisis negotiation, is available to comment on the unfolding hostage crisis in France. Rogan a communication professor and co-Interim Dean of the College at Wake Forest, has worked with the FBI and was a member of the team of analysts that helped identify the Unabomber. His expertise is specifically related to communication dynamics in crisis […]

Media Advisory: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University collaborate to host a major celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of this year’s program is “On Common Ground: If Not Now, When?” On Tuesday, Jan. 20, social activist, author and comedian, Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory will present the 15th Annual Dr. […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University hires its first emergency manager

Wake Forest University has named August Vernon as its inaugural, full-time emergency manager. Vernon was most recently the operations officer at the Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management. With more than 24 years of varied public safety service experience and 15 years of experience integrating emergency services, crisis management, operations and training at the local, […]