From left, Awilda Gilliam Neal ('73), Deborah McFarlane ('73), Linda Holiday ('73), and Beth Hopkins ('73)

Honoring ‘Strength, Resolve and Legacy’

February 6, 2020  |   Admissions, Alumni, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

When they moved into a women’s residence hall in 1969, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves McFarlane simply wanted to obtain a good education and weren’t thinking about making history as the first African American women to come to Wake Forest as resident students. But they did.

WFU Expert: Containing the spread of coronavirus

February 3, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

With the first case of human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus reported in the U.S., Wake Forest University virologist Pat Lord offers a word of caution: “We don’t need to be fearful. We need to be aware.”

Internationally acclaimed Beethoven expert available

January 31, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University Professor of Music David Levy, author of “Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony,” has been engaged in Beethoven scholarship throughout his 44-year academic career. He is available to comment during the year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Celebrating 10 years: WFU leads career development into the next decade

January 30, 2020  |   Faculty, Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Each year, first-year students write their career interests on colorful paper airplanes and launch them in Wait Chapel during a New Deac Week session led by the Office of Personal and Career Development team. The activity marks the end of the career portion of orientation and the beginning of their college-to-career journeys.

Beth Hopkins

Wake Forest University to celebrate, honor first African American women to integrate residence halls

January 29, 2020  |   Alumni, Community in Progress, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

On Feb. 1, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and four other African American women will talk candidly about their experiences at Wake Forest in the early 1970s. The 9 a.m. panel discussion in Brendle Recital Hall commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the integration of women’s residence halls at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest to host conversation with NBA All-Star Kyle Korver

January 24, 2020  |   Campus Life, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will host a moderated conversation between NBA All-Star Kyle Korver and Dean of the School of Divinity Jonathan Walton on Jan. 29 in Wait Chapel at 6 p.m.

Wake Forest Health and Exercise Science professor Kristen Beavers works with study participant Kaye Brandon at the Clinical Research Center, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Friday, January 17, 2020. The study is looking at whether wearing a weighted vest will prevent bone density loss among older adults who are losing weight for health reasons.

Can weighted vests help maintain bone health when older adults slim down?

January 23, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Losing weight can be a tricky balance of risks and benefits for older adults: You want to shed fat to improve overall health, but preserve muscle and bone, which reduces risk of future injury.

Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, gave a keynote speech in Wait Chapel for the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in partnership with Winston Salem State University on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State collaborate on 20th MLK event

January 21, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address inside Wait Chapel on Jan. 20.

WFU’s Hanes Art Gallery to host Robert Motherwell exhibition

January 17, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s Hanes Art Gallery is hosting works by American artist Robert Motherwell. “Motherwell: product. placement” opens January 20 and runs through March 29. The exhibition focuses on Motherwell’s collage pieces utilizing everyday materials. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Jonathan McElderry

WFU awards and recognitions briefs

January 10, 2020  |   Faculty, Recognition, Staff, Student, Top Stories

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

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