As Wake Forest seniors watch the days of their last semester on campus tick by, they might feel additional pressure to find and secure their next steps after graduation. That’s where the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) can really help. Find out what a second semester senior learned, on Andy Chan’s Heart of the Matter blog.
A successful second TEDxWakeForestU turns an experiment into a spring semester tradition. What did attendees think of this year’s event? Read their ideas captured through social media.
Dr. Penny Rue, a nationally known leader in strengthening campus communities, has been named vice president for campus life. Rue will oversee most facets of student life with broad responsibility for the well-being and safety of students and their engagement outside the classroom.
Nancy Aguillon, a Wake Forest senior, and Harold Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services at Wake Forest, were recognized as this year’s Martin Luther King Building the Dream Award winners. The MLK Dream Award recognizes those who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within the community.
The University enhances its efforts toward creating a diverse, inclusive, and inquisitive community this month with the opening of its new Women’s Center, which will be directed by Paige Meltzer.
It could be the motto that we hold so dear: Pro Humanitate. Or the enviably low student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Or the teacher-scholar tradition that our faculty embraces. Whatever the reason, mentoring at Wake Forest goes to a whole new level. Read some of the best stories from 2012.
Regardless of major or concentration, writing skills are crucial for college students. The Writing Center at Wake Forest offers all students tutoring from their peers with the goal of creating a lifelong facility for personal and professional communication.
When Hit the Bricks began in 2002, it raised about $3,000 and had only a handful of teams participate. Last year, the competition raised more than $26,000 and had 89 teams enroll. This year, a new record of 93 teams ran laps to support the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive.
When staff assistant Linda Tuttle was diagnosed with breast cancer, she never imagined her experience would inspire her colleagues to design new treatments. But medicinal chemist Uli Bierbach and graduate students Song Ding and Xin Qiao were inspired to develop a targeted therapy that delivers a sneak attack to the disease – in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.
Chances are, you’ve heard WFDD’s programming, but don’t know much about the local NPR affiliate’s history at Wake Forest. Find out more about that history in an Old Gold and Black profile of the radio station, how they are teaching middle school students how to listen, and about an upcoming event that looks at communication technology in the classroom.