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What do you see in the Andes?

August 23, 2010  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, President, Student, Top Stories

First-year students visited Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Aug. 23 as part of this year’s summer “reading” project. Rather than reading an assigned book, new students studied a painting, “The Andes of Ecuador.”

Secrest series features eclectic mix

August 22, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

From a Grammy-award winning chamber orchestra to a Norwegian jazz pianist, Wake Forest’s 2010-2011 Secrest Artists Series will feature an eclectic offering of musical genres, beginning with Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” in September.

1,240 first-year students join the Wake Forest community

August 20, 2010  |   Admissions, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

Smiles, hugs and a few tears marked the beginning of a new journey as the Class of 2014 moved on campus. Eighty-one percent of the first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. Of the new faces, 22 percent are North Carolinians, 22 percent are students of color and […]

A handbook for college parents

August 18, 2010  |   Exclude from Related Stories, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

Retired business professor Helen Akinc explains in her new book, “The Praeger Handbook for College Parents,” how parents can help get their children through college.

New plan to strengthen campus life

August 18, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest is improving residential life to preserve the health and safety of students; create an engaged and inclusive community; emphasize the primacy of the academic endeavor; and encourage students to live lives of meaning and worth.

Undergraduate orientation begins today

August 18, 2010  |   Admissions, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

About 1,240 first-year students are moving onto campus today. The new class is made up of 22 percent North Carolinians, 22 percent students of color and 3 percent international students.

University ranks 12th in teaching quality

August 16, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest is ranked 25th among national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” and 12th among “schools where the faculty has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching.”


New South Residence Hall models sustainability

August 16, 2010  |   Life on Campus, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories

With solar panels on the roof to heat water and touch screens in the hallways for monitoring energy usage, Wake Forest’s newest residence hall has the latest in green technology.


Wake Forest on Wall Street

August 3, 2010  |   School of Business, Top Stories

Wake Forest alumni, parents and friends met at New York Stock Exchange last week for the closing bell ceremony and a discussion of the credit crisis with financial leaders.


Paul Bright’s collages exhibited at Italian estate

August 1, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, International, Top Stories

For the third time, Paul Bright is exhibiting his works of collage in a historic space in Italy. “Suono e Carta” (“Sound and Paper”) will be on display later this month and in September at Belriguardo, the Renaissance estate of the Este family outside of Ferrara, between Venice and Bologna.

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