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Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King to visit Wake Forest

February 22, 2017  |   Events, Speakers

John B. King Jr., former Secretary of Education, will speak about the state of public education in the United States. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium at Wake Forest University.

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The ‘Power of Curiosity’ to be the focus of TEDxWakeForestU

February 3, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Student

Wake Forest University will host TEDxWakeForestU, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The student-organized event will feature speakers who actively seek out new challenges and experiences that broaden their perspectives and change their lives.

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Rolling Stones keyboardist turned conservationist Chuck Leavell to visit

November 2, 2016  |   Arts & Culture, Speakers, Staff, Sustainability

Rolling Stones’ long-time keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who is also a leading tree conservationist, will visit Wake Forest Nov. 10 and 11 for a two-day celebration of environmental stewardship and land conservation.

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Former Olympian John Carlos to address sports, race and gender

October 12, 2016  |   Events, Faculty, Speakers, Student, Valuing Diversity

Former Olympian, professional football player, and activist John Carlos will join The Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation about the politics of sports, race and gender at the Olympics, and athlete activism as a tool for social change. The event, “Power, Protest, and Patriotism: A Conversation on Race & Gender at the Olympics,” will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Wake the Vote Election Hub, located at 2599 Reynolda Rd.

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Interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at WFU on Oct. 5

September 27, 2016  |   Campus Life, Events, Speakers

Eboo Patel, a leading voice for interfaith cooperation, will participate in an open dialogue on leadership with Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as part of The Leadership Project series.

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