Sharon Andrews and her colleagues in the theatre and dance department would like to make the University Theatre the community’s theatre. Andrews, who is directing the “The Grapes of Wrath” on the Mainstage Theatre, has included undergraduates, graduate students and faculty and staff in the production and related events.
Students, faculty and alumni will be honored during the annual Founders’ Day Convocation, celebrating Wake Forest’s founding, on Feb. 17. The program will feature seniors Catherine Berenato, Ashley Gedraitis and Ava Petrash, who will present their senior orations.
Z. Smith Reynolds librarian Molly Keener has been named a 2011 “Emerging Leader” by the American Library Association (ALA). Keener, a scholarly communication librarian, is the third Z. Smith Reynolds librarian to be selected for the award in the last few years.
Junior Fannézha Ford and Wake Forest employee Shayla Herndon-Edmonds have received this year’s WFU/WSSU Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream Award. Ford and Herndon-Edmonds were recognized along with two recipients from Winston-Salem State University during a program on Jan. 17 celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, Wake Forest and WSSU [...]
Jewish students, faculty and staff will celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights, more commonly known as Hanukkah, from Dec. 1–8. Each night, students and others will gather at the stage on Manchester Plaza to light a six-foot menorah.
Mike Tesh, associate vice president of human resources, has accepted a position in Raleigh and will be leaving Wake Forest in mid-December. Angela Culler, currently director of human resources operations, will lead the department on an interim basis.
More than 100 faculty and staff members and about 75 students have joined forces to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity this fall. Groups have been working on the house in the Smith Farm neighborhood, near Kernersville.
The Teaching and Learning Center, under the direction of Catherine Ross, provides workshops and other resources designed to help Wake Forest faculty keep pace with students and the changing ways they learn.
September 10th, 2010 | Staff
For decades, the most important person at Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony may have been Margaret Ruthven Perry. The meticulous registrar, who died on Sept. 6, was responsible for making sure that each graduate received the right sheepskin from the president as he or she walked across the stage. Perry, who was 89, retired as registrar [...]
September 7th, 2010 | Staff
Margaret Ruthven Perry (’50), who worked in the Registrar’s Office for 50 years before retiring in 1998, died on Monday. Her funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Mrs. Perry joined the registrar’s office as an assistant registrar in 1947 and was named registrar in 1972. She was the widow of Percival [...]