WFU awards and recognitions briefs

Wake Forest students, faculty and families celebrated Undergraduate Research Day in Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Sept. 28.

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.

WFU’s Undergraduate Research Day showcased mentored scholarship
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and family members stopped by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library atrium on Sept. 28 to explore Undergraduate Research Day, a hallmark event at Wake Forest University.

Research Day is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center (URECA), which promotes and celebrates mentored scholarship. Held during Family Weekend, the annual event showcases original scholarship developed through the personal interaction and intellectual exchanges between students and their teacher-scholar mentors.

A total of 123 posters and 11 oral presentations featured studies on topics including climate change effects on wildlife, digital sound and music, support for people with depression, and the modern-day portrayal of Martin Luther.

Art professor awarded fellowship by Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Wake Forest Professor of Art Page Laughlin has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA).

“Page Laughlin will be among approximately 25 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers,” according to the VCCA announcement. “The artists who come to VCCA, whether emerging or established, are selected through competitive peer review on the basis of the important or innovative work they are doing in their respective fields.”

VCCA describes itself as a “unique Virginia-based organization of national stature and international impact.” It hosts more than 400 artist-fellows annually at its Mt. San Angelo facility in Amherst, Va., and 50 annually in Auvillar, France. A typical residency ranges from two weeks to two months.

WFU Museum of Anthropology to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day
The Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology will host its second annual Indigenous Peoples Day open house on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m. This all-ages event will celebrate the diversity of Native cultures in the United States. Fun craft activities will both entertain and educate about different Indigenous groups. Visitors will also enjoy games as well as performances by Lumbee storyteller Amanda Sheek. Admission is free.

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