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Wake Forest to establish Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award

April 14, 2021  |   Admissions, Recognition, Top Stories

To recognize the poet, actress, author, singer, teacher, and civil rights activist who has inspired people worldwide and taught generations of Wake Forest students, the University will establish the Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award.

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‘Words Awake!’ features WFU screenwriters, novelists, journalists and poets

April 14, 2021  |   Events, Top Stories

To celebrate Wake Forest writers and writing, the University will host the fourth “Words Awake” April 16 and 17. The all-virtual event, including sessions on storytelling and screenwriting, is free and open to the public.

Wake Forest students paint desks for local elementary school students at the annual volunteer service project DESK, on Poteat Field on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

WFU students hope decorative desks will inspire learning

April 14, 2021  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

If children feel comfortable when they’re sitting at their desks working, whether in the classroom or at home, chances are they’ll be more productive.

WFU wins ACC debate tournament

April 12, 2021  |   Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest senior, Ruby Klein, and junior, Brianna Aaron, won the 2021 virtual Atlantic Coast Conference debate championship over the weekend.

Senior Noah Meyer awarded NSF grant for graduate studies

April 9, 2021  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, Research, Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University senior Noah Meyer, who studies physics and applied mathematics, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

WFU announces 2021 MLK ‘Building the Dream’ award winners

April 7, 2021  |   Top Stories

Maj. Derri Stormer, a member of the University’s campus police, Deb Marke, who works in the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE),  and Rue Cooper, a senior student leader, are Wake Forest’s 2021 winners. 

Developing creative business ideas for post-pandemic Winston-Salem

April 5, 2021  |   Community, Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University and NEW INC are hosting a special workshop where participants can level-up their skills while also coming together to imagine post-pandemic creative business ideas for the Winston-Salem community. 

Through mini-grants provided by Wake Forest, area students performing community service projects

April 1, 2021  |   Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

Kenya Cropps participated in Girl Scouts when she was younger and has always been service-oriented. So when the Reynolds High School junior learned about $250 community service mini-grants being offered by Wake Forest University’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE), she didn’t hesitate to apply.

Three WFU students named 2021 Goldwater Scholars

March 31, 2021  |   Faculty, Scholars, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Joseph McCalmon, Ashley Peake and Samuel Schwartz have been named 2021 Barry S. Goldwater Scholars. The three are among 410 college students from across the U.S. to receive the award for the 2021-22 academic year.

Nathan O. Hatch

Wake Forest president honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine award

March 29, 2021  |   President, Top Stories

Wake Forest University President and Chair of North Carolina Colleges and Universities Nathan O. Hatch has been awarded the highest honor for state service granted by the Office of the Governor for achievement and service, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

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