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The LGBTQ Center provides support and advocacy to Wake Forest University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty and staff, and education to the entire campus community about issues of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest to host LGBTQ Alumni Conference Oct. 23-24

The LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University will host “Rising Voices: A Wake Forest LGBTQIA Alumni Conference” Oct. 23-24. The conference aims to bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to discuss current work in LGBTQ scholarship, arts and public policy, provide mentorship to students and create an oral history documentary project. “This […]

Media Advisory: National television correspondent Joy-Ann Reid to speak at Wake Forest

Author and MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid will deliver the 2015 Ida B. Wells lecture on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. Reid will discuss bias and objectivity in journalism, media coverage of police-involved violence against civilians and the rise of citizen journalism. The event […]

Media Advisory: WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

Barbee Oakes named University’s first chief diversity officer Barbee Oakes, a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives, was appointed as Wake Forest’s first chief diversity officer. She retains her assistant provost title and responsibilities, developed over her six years in that role. “As our first chief diversity officer, Barbee is beautifully positioned to advance […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest offers experts to discuss Pope’s U.S. visit

Wake Forest University has several experts available who can speak to different topics related to Pope Francis’ upcoming three-day visit to the United States, Sept. 23-25. Lucas Johnston, PhD, Media Contact: Bonnie Davis,, 336-758-5390 Johnston, author of Religion and Sustainability: Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment and associate professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Wake […]

Media Advisory: WFU’s President to Attend Pope Francis’ Arrival Ceremony in D.C.

Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch and his wife, Julie, will attend the welcome reception in honor of Pope Francis at the White House tomorrow morning. Dr. and Mrs. Hatch are among an estimated 15,000 who received invitations to the event on the South Lawn. The Pope’s historic visit is particularly interesting to Hatch, […]

Media Advisory: ‘Hit the Bricks’ marks 35 years of student-funded cancer research

“Hit the Bricks,” an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathway of Hearn Plaza to raise money for cancer research in honor of Brian Piccolo, will be held on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A final remembrance lap for cancer victims and survivors culminates with a luminary ceremony in front of Wait Chapel at the end of […]

Media Advisory: Sure as the wind blows, Midwest wind energy to get projected lift from climate change, study says

Mother Nature will be delivering a future gift of 2 percent more wind energy in the Midwest if regional climate models are correct, according to research from Wake Forest University. In a study recently published online by the journal Renewable Energy, Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, and 2015 Wake Forest graduate Dana […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University confirms plans for undergraduate classes in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem is nationally recognized as a burgeoning hub of innovation in biomedical science and information technology. Wake Forest University has confirmed plans to offer undergraduate academic programs in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a division of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The University has leased space in a former R.J. […]

Media Advisory: Republican presidential debate: Wake Forest experts available

The Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday, Sept. 16 will give the field of GOP candidates another chance to distinguish themselves. The GOP pack has been reshuffled some and Carly Fiorina has a spot in the 8 p.m. debate. Wake Forest University faculty experts are available to comment on the continuation of the “introduction […]

Media Advisory: WFU researcher receives $6 million grant, largest in university history

A $6 million federal grant, the largest ever awarded to Wake Forest University, will enable health and exercise science researchers to further study knee osteoarthritis and successful treatment measures in community-based settings. Health and exercise professor Steve Messier and colleagues have spent 26 of the last 34 years at Wake Forest studying the effects of […]