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Media Advisory: WFU Names Michele Gillespie Dean of the College

Wake Forest University has appointed Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History Michele Gillespie as Dean of the College, with academic oversight for the undergraduate school of arts and sciences. Gillespie will begin serving as dean July 1. Gillespie joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1999. She was named Kahle Family Professor of History in 2003 […]

Media Advisory: Hoda Kotb to speak on diversity and inclusion at WFU

Who and What: “Today Show” co-host Hoda Kotb will be visiting Wake Forest University to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion. When and Where: Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University Why: The Emmy-Award winning, Egyptian-American television anchor will share inspirational stories from her own life to promote individual and community wellbeing […]

Media Advisory: WFU fights cancer with 12-hr dance marathon

1,300 students will participate in Wake Forest University’s tenth annual Wake N’ Shake, a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, on Saturday, March 21 from noon to midnight in Reynolds Gym. Participants hope to raise $200,000 to fight cancer this year. Activities at the marathon include competitions, games and student […]

Media Advisory: BCBSNC seed grants support health, wellness research across Wake Forest’s campus

Wake Forest University’s associate provost of research has announced the faculty recipients of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) seed grants to support research on health and wellbeing. “The research being supported with these grants has sustainability potential and will have a great impact on many people’s lives,” said Bruce King, associate […]

Media Advisory: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson to Speak at WFU

Who and What: Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice will speak at Wake Forest as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time speaker series. Robinson served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University joins ‘The Campaign to Change Direction’

Wake Forest University is taking part in “The Campaign to Change Direction,” a national initiative to create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness. As part of the collective effort led by Give an Hour, Wake Forest University joined 50 other campaign partners in this effort with its pledge to […]

Media Advisory: Stephen Colbert to deliver 2015 commencement address at WFU

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 18, 2015. Stephen Colbert is a best-selling author, writer, comedian, former presidential candidate and television personality. He is most widely known as the host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s acclaimed series, “The Colbert Report,” […]

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 […]