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The Summer Management Program celebrates 25 years

When the Summer Management Program began in 1990, rising juniors and seniors wore big hair, big shoulder pads and big prints to class. While students today are wearing different styles, what hasn’t changed is how integrative the program is run.

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Michele Gillespie named Dean of the College

Wake Forest University has appointed Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History Michele Gillespie as Dean of the College. She will begin serving as dean July 1.

James Otteson, executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and teaching professor, explores the moral role of business with his undergraduate students in Farrell Hall.

Why business?

Students in Jim Otteson’s class develop a framework for understanding an individual’s purpose, a firm’s purpose and an industry’s purpose in supporting a humane and just society.

Media Advisory: Students named to Wake Forest University’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List

The following Wake Forest University students have been named to the university’s Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

Physics professor Rick Matthews teaches his calculus-based physics class in a flipped setting.

Flipping for physics

Don’t shake it off. Shake it up. After seven years as chief information officer, professor Rick Matthews found flipping his introductory physics course inspired first-year students and his popular teaching style in new ways.

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Ted Gellar-Goad and the secret of the Sphinx

Don’t gasp when you hear that Ted Gellar-Goad teaches naked. The young Latin scholar is always appropriately clothed in suit and tie. It’s his teaching style that bares all in a classroom stripped of laptops and other electronic devices, leaving students and teacher exposed to face-to-face learning.

Junior John Marbach and senior Nikolai Hlebowitsh chat about their experiences in the tech industry in Zick's pizza joint on campus.

An investment in wellbeing

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University’s efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.

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Looking back at 2013-2014

Wake Foresters had a knockout year. From celebrating world-class rankings to achievements in the classroom, across campus and abroad, the University continues to inspire and impact the world.

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Finishing strong

It was on a two-week summer road trip with her mom that Elizabeth Jay (’14) entered the gates of Wake Forest for the first time. Like so many, as soon as they stepped onto campus, they realized Wake Forest was the perfect school for Elizabeth. “In a rare mother-daughter moment, we completely agreed,” commented the […]

Seniors Nayan Hussain and Elizabeth Law work on creating visual maps that will help them think about possible career paths.

Visual maps provide career direction

Students are learning to better navigate their career paths by creating vision maps that capture the patterns and themes in life’s most significant moments and connect them to possible choices after graduation.