Accounting students in the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy ranked first in the nation for passing all four parts of the CPA exam in one sitting. The rankings are based on CPA exams taken in 1998 and are the most recent results available from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), which compiles all national scores and then announces the rankings. Wake Forest, which offers a five-year program to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting, was ranked among schools with advanced degrees. However, Wake Forest had the highest passing rate among schools in both the graduate and undergraduate category.
The investigation of a shipwreck believed to be Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard’s lost flagship, will be the focus of a talk by Mark Wilde-Ramsing at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Museum of Anthropology. Wilde-Ramsing is an underwater archaeologist leading the research effort off the North Carolina coast. The talk is part of a special exhibit at the museum until Sept. 14. The traveling exhibit features recovered artifacts, Blackbeard facts and a video of research dives. Admission to the museum and the talk are free. For more information, call 336-758-5282. Contact the News Service to arrange an interview with Wilde-Ramsing.
Wake Forest University ranks 28th among national universities in the new edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.” The annual guide gives Wake Forest high marks for its small classes, low student-faculty ratio, high graduation and retention rates, financial resources and alumni giving. The 2000 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” ranked Wake Forest 28th among 228 national universities–147 public and 81 private. The guide describes national universities as offering “a full range of majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees.
The Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy was ranked 32nd among the best undergraduate business programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Calloway tied with seven other schools in the rankings, which were included in the 2000 edition of U.S. News’ annual guide, “America’s Best Colleges.” U.S. News considered a total of 327 schools that offer undergraduate business degrees and are accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education. The academic quality of each school was rated by deans and senior faculty at peer institutions.
James D. Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered the structure of DNA, will deliver Wake Forest’s Opening Convocation address at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 in Wait Chapel. Watson’s address is part of “Science & Technology: The Next Millennium,” a yearlong series of events and activities focusing on science and technology topics, such as cloning, computer security and the environment. The event is free and open to the public. News organizations interested in interviewing Watson should contact the News Service.
Classes have started for the first group of students to enroll in the Wake Forest Divinity School. The 24 men and women from a variety of denominational traditions are pursuing a master of divinity degree. The divinity school is the first professional school to open on campus since the Babcock Graduate School of Management was founded in 1969. The school will formally celebrate its opening Oct. 12-13. Dean Bill J. Leonard, a Baptist minister and nationally known church historian, is available for interviews by calling 336-758-4315.
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