WFU awards and recognitions briefs

April 7: Second annual WFU Garden Party to honor Dr. Maya Angelou
Wake Forest University will host the second annual Maya Angelou Garden Party on Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Bailey Park. The Wake Downtown Student Ambassadors and ZSR Library Ambassadors have collaborated to organize the celebration, which will include spoken poetry, food trucks, lawn games, and community socialization. It is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to Turbine Hall in Bailey Power Plant. The garden party is free and open to the public.

Wake Forest alumnus Ashley Hairston (‘92) named associate dean for academic advising
Wake Forest alumnus Ashley Hairston has been named associate dean for academic advising and University associate professor. He will lead the Office of Academic Advising (OAA), within the Office of the Dean of the College. He attended Wake Forest on a Nancy Susan Reynolds Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and politics. He served two terms on the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest College and Graduate School, from 2001-08.

Anthropologist Ellen Miller invited to present WFU’s Poteat Lecture
Wake Forest professor Ellen Miller, a biological anthropologist specializing in paleoanthropology, will deliver the University’s Poteat Lecture on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kulynych Auditorium at the Byrum Welcome Center. The lecture, named in honor of Latin professor Hubert McNeill Poteat, is designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Wake Forest faculty. Her talk, “Decoding Messages from the Past,” will focus on the fossil record for human and primate evolution and explore how these ancient discoveries are evolutionary clues that help explain who we are today. The talk and reception following are free and open to the public.

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