Top Stories Archive


‘Choose to Reuse’

January 20, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Senior Frannie Speer, along with the Office of Sustainability, wants to educate campus about the bottled water industry’s effects on health, pollution and climate change. She is launching the “Choose to Reuse” campaign with a screening of “Tapped,” an award-winning documentary.


Retired professor McPherson dies

January 20, 2011  |   Faculty, For Alumni, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Professor Emerita of English Dolly A. McPherson, the first African-American full-time female faculty member when she was hired in the 1970s, has died. She was 82.


Hands on art

January 20, 2011  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, Events, For Parents, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Students in professor Bernadine Barnes’s History of Prints class chose the theme and prints for the Los Suenos exhibition opening today in the campus art gallery. The display tells a short story about three Spanish artists: Goya, Miro and Picasso.


Mobility in elderly assessed with iPad

January 19, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Health care professionals have not had an easy and effective way to assess the mobility of the elderly. To solve the problem, Wake Forest professors Tony Marsh and Jack Rejeski developed the Mobility Assessment Tool, which uses video animation.


Race relations

January 18, 2011  |   Community, For Parents, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Lauren Arrington, a junior from Fayetteville, Ga., has been awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers’ Award by the City of Winston-Salem.


Focus on community is recognized

January 18, 2011  |   Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized Wake Forest as an institution with a tradition of focusing on community engagement. Wake Forest was among 115 U.S. colleges and universities selected by Carnegie.


Proehl, Overby, Proctor make N.C. Hall

January 18, 2011  |   Athletics, For Alumni, Recognition, Top Stories

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven members in 2011, including three with Wake Forest ties: football player Ricky Proehl, announcer Gene Overby and trainer Al Proctor.


ZSR Library wins national award

January 18, 2011  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, Top Stories

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library has won a national award for excellence in supporting the teaching and learning mission of the University. “It’s like winning the NCAA championship for libraries,” said Lynn Sutton, dean of the library.


Hanes, champion for arts, passes away

January 17, 2011  |   Arts & Culture, Community, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

The Wake Forest family mourns the passing of Phil Hanes, a force for developing the local and national arts scene. The Hanes family donated the President’s home to Wake Forest, and the Hanes Art Gallery in the Scales Fine Arts Center is named after Phil and his wife, Charlotte.


Director chosen for new institute

January 14, 2011  |   Faculty, Humanities, Top Stories, University Announcement

Associate Professor of Religion Mary Foskett has been named the first director of Wake Forest’s new Humanities Institute. The Institute, which was formally established last October, will support interdisciplinary scholarship, research initiatives and education in the humanities.

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