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Wake Forest’s World Cultural Festival

September 29, 2014  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, Community, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

You might not expect to be able to see a dance performance in West Africa, stop in China for a snack, and then finish up the evening in Italy for a quick game of bocce ball. But thanks to the World Cultural Festival, it is all possible.


Wake Forest launches ‘Thrive’

September 5, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Wellbeing, Admissions, Alumni, Campus Life, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, University Announcement

Today’s campus-wide introduction of “Thrive,” the University’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing, features fun activities to get people thinking and talking about serious topics such as financial planning, work satisfaction, intellectual engagement, emotional health and spirituality.


An investment in wellbeing

August 26, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Wellbeing, Admissions, Campus Life, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Wake Will

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University’s efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.


A dynamic hub for wellbeing

August 26, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Wellbeing, Admissions, Alumni, Campus Life, For Alumni, For Parents, Staff, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Wake Will

On Sept. 5, Wake Forest will break ground on The Sutton Center, a two-story addition to Reynolds Gym that marks the first of three planned phases to transform the historic building into a dynamic hub for campus-wide wellbeing.


Learning to listen deeply

August 19, 2014  |   Admissions, Campus Life, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

A delegation of Wake Forest students participated in the inaugural PULSE Institute — a new college retreat program designed to explore identity, leadership and inclusion. Wake Forest was one of 14 colleges and universities to participate.


Motor mouth: Dentist on wheels

July 22, 2014  |   Alumni, Athletics, For Parents, Top Stories

Health and exercise science major Sara Creighton (’05) wanted to be a dentist since middle school. This summer, she sold her brick-and-mortar office to take her practice on the road in a custom-designed, souped-up trailer housing San Francisco’s first mobile dental office.


Priceless opportunities: $400M and counting

July 14, 2014  |   Admissions, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Will

Thanks to the largest fundraising year in University history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has raised more than $402 million of the $600 million Reynolda Campus goal, making it possible for students like Sarah Millsaps (’16) to say “yes” to Wake Forest.


Arts and humanities at Wake Forest

July 7, 2014  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Top Stories

Arts and humanities offer opportunities to learn about life through a variety of lenses. A new interdisciplinary program and a class where theatre students help train counseling students are just two examples of how Wake Forest combines imagination and insight.


A celebration of rising joy

June 7, 2014  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, National, Speakers, Top Stories

The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.


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.

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