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Media Advisory: Visual maps provide career direction

While career plans may be crystal clear for some graduating seniors, others can benefit from a new approach Wake Forest is using to help students visualize their post-graduation path. Katharine Brooks, Wake Forest University’s executive director of personal and career development, helps people navigate their career paths with wandering maps — or vision boards — […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest desk-painting event postponed to April 16

Wake Forest University students will gather on Manchester Plaza from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 16 to paint desks for local elementary students. This annual service project began on campus in 2004 and is called Developing Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K). The goal is to provide desks, chairs and school supplies to children in the Winston-Salem community who […]

Media Advisory: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry to join Wake Forest University faculty

MSNBC television host, award-winning scholar and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor. Host of the popular MSNBC show “Melissa Harris-Perry,” she joins Wake Forest’s Politics and International Affairs department from Tulane University, where she has served as a political science professor since […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest students decorate desks for children

Wake Forest University students will gather on Manchester Plaza from 3 to 7 p.m.on April 15 to paint desks for local elementary students. This annual service project began on campus in 2004 and is called Developing Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K). The goal is to provide desks, chairs and school supplies to children in the Winston-Salem community who […]

Media Advisory: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina partners with Wake Forest University to promote health and well-being

With support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), Wake Forest University aims to transform the way college campuses approach well-being and become a model for others in higher education. A $3 million gift from BCBSNC will help Wake Forest create a campus community dedicated to well-being and support initiatives across eight dimensions: […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest receives prestigious Beckman Scholars Award for undergraduate research

The prestigious Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will award five outstanding students at Wake Forest University $130,000 to pursue a meaningful undergraduate research opportunity over the next three years. Established in 1997 by the famed scientific innovator and inventor Arnold O. Beckman, the Beckman Scholars Program provides exceptionally talented scholars at select universities with funding to pursue […]

Media Advisory: Hakeem Belo-Osagie to speak at WFU

Nigerian businessman Hakeem Belo-Osagie will speak at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. Belo-Osagie ranked #34 on Forbes 2013 list of “Africa’s 50 Richest.” A Harvard Business School-trained petroleum economist, Belo-Osagie is chairman and a significant shareholder of the Nigerian operations of United Arab Emirates-based telecom provider Etisalat. He is […]

Media Advisory: New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson to deliver 2014 commencement address

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 19, 2014. Abramson serves in the highest-ranking position in The Times’ newsroom and oversees its news content in all its various forms. Prior to being named the newspaper’s first female executive editor, Abramson was managing editor […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University hosts Jason Berry, Vatican expert, author and investigative journalist

In the year since taking over an embattled Catholic Church, Pope Francis has sent shockwaves through the world with his humility, his candor and his apparent fervor for change in the Catholic community and inside the Vatican itself. Few journalists know better the challenges facing the new pope than Jason Berry, an author, investigative journalist […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest Athletics receives $7.5 million for new sports performance center

A $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program from alumnus Bob McCreary (’61) adds momentum to Wake Forest Athletics’ plans to move forward with a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center. Designed to meet the training needs of more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 18 sports, the four-story sports performance center will […]