April 28th, 2015 | Campus Life, Events, Speakers, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing
Hoda Kotb, Today Show co-host, shared career and personal experiences, offering nuggets of wisdom that appealed to everyone in the Wait Chapel audience, from graduating seniors to community book clubs.
March 27th, 2015 | Campus Life, Events, Humanities, Speakers
Severe drought, rising seas and dangerous storms — activist Mary Robinson says the world must act in solidarity for climate justice. No country alone can protect its citizens.
November 5th, 2014 | Campus Life, Events, Faculty, Speakers, Student, Sustainability
Justice. Politics. Access. Quality. Insecurity. Production. Deserts. Sustainability. One word that connects all of these words is FOOD. At Wake Forest, references to these terms – food justice, food quality, food politics – can be found everywhere, woven into the fabric of students’ lives through their course work, extra-curricular activities and service learning opportunities.
September 22nd, 2014 | Admissions, Faculty, Speakers, Teacher-Scholar
Students in professor Ron Neal’s religion class explore the connections between hip hop and the stories we’ve all grown up with as Americans — the idea of the self-made man, the achievement of the American dream and the belief that hard work will lead to the good life.
September 3rd, 2014 | Campus Life, Events, School of Divinity, Speakers, Staff, Student
The School of Divinity’s convocation address was given by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, which was the inaugural event of the Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series that honors the late George McLeod “Mac” Bryan, Sr., who was a professor of religion for 37 years.
June 7th, 2014 | Arts & Culture, Community, Events, Faculty, National, Speakers
The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.
May 19th, 2014 | Commencement, Events, President, Speakers, Student
It was the commencement ceremony the entire country was watching. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addresses the Class of 2014 and members of more than 30 media organizations less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.
May 15th, 2014 | Commencement, Speakers, University Announcement
Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the Commencement address on Monday, May 19. Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the Baccalaureate speaker.
March 28th, 2014 | Campus Life, Events, Mentoring, Speakers
Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy told a standing-room-only crowd that leading people works best when you stay true to yourself — which was sometimes a challenge for the soft-spoken man who made his career in the NFL.
December 23rd, 2013 | Alumni, Campus Life, Faculty, Speakers, Student, Wake Forest College
The announcement that Gwen Ifill would be delivering Wake Forest’s 2013 Commencement address was the No. 10 most-viewed story of the year. Find out what other nine stories were hits .