2014 Highlights Archive


WFU had an unforgettable 2014

December 29, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Admissions, Campus Life, Events, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

From a commencement speech that the entire country watched to celebrating world-class rankings to honoring new and old traditions, Wake Forest had an unforgettable 2014.


#WFULovefeast: sharing the love

December 22, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Arts & Culture, Top Stories

From North Carolina to Texas to Uganda, Wake Foresters shared their lovefeast moments and memories using the hashtag #WFULovefeast.


Wake Forest “Hits the Bricks” for cancer

October 3, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Alumni, Campus Life, Community, Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Uncategorized, University Announcement

A Wake Forest tradition, Hit the Bricks is an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathways of Hearn Plaza in honor of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest alumnus and Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at age 26.


A new home for Campus Kitchen

September 17, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Campus Life, Community, Events, Staff, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories, Uncategorized

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University will hold a grand opening for its new home in the heart of campus. Officially opening its doors in 2006, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest has continued to grow every year since.


U.S. News ranks WFU among top 30

September 9, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Recognition, Top Stories

U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges guide ranked the University 27th among 280 national universities. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 19 consecutive years and has been ranked in the top 25 five times.


Faculty Fellows, transitioning WFU18 to college life

August 11, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Campus Life, Faculty, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.


Wake Forest goes Hollywood

August 6, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, For Alumni, Student, Top Stories

Crews with 20th Century Fox spent the day Monday on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus filming scenes for an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel, “The Longest Ride,” to be released this spring.


#MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University

July 17, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Alumni, Campus Life, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Uncategorized

From educating the whole person to Pro Humanitate to studying abroad, Wake Foresters have been sharing their black and gold spirit across social media to show that #MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University.


Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

June 2, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Teacher-Scholar, University Announcement

A private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou will be livestreamed from Wait Chapel on June 7. Five of her former students reflect on their time together in the classroom and share the transformative lessons they learned.


‘Show what you are made of’

May 19, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Commencement, Events, President, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

It was the commencement ceremony the entire country was watching. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addresses the Class of 2014 and members of more than 30 media organizations less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.

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