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Wake Forest Media Report Oct. 16-22, 2023

October 23, 2023  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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WFU Face to Face will host star of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Daymond John

October 23, 2023  |   Top Stories

“Shark Tank” star Daymond John will join the Face to Face Speaker Forum for an evening of conversation with Emmy Award-winning talk show host Mario Armstrong on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. 

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Project Pumpkin will welcome hundreds of local children to campus

October 18, 2023  |   Top Stories

Hearn Plaza at Wake Forest University will soon be filled with young children donning colorful Halloween costumes as part of Project Pumpkin. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 3-6 p.m. The student-led program will welcome more than 500 children to campus who attend Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools or afterschool programs at nonprofit organizations, including the Salvation Army and Latino Community Services. Children will visit dozens of activity booths organized by Wake Forest University student groups and departments. This year’s theme is Under The Sea.

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Wake Forest earns national ‘Career Spark Award’

October 17, 2023  |   Top Stories

Wake Forest has earned a 2023 Handshake “Career Spark Award” that recognizes the University for its innovation and dedication to engaging students in career development from Day One.

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WFU in the news: Oct. 9-15, 2023

October 17, 2023  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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Christopher Kiwus named VP for facilities, real estate and planning

October 12, 2023  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

Christopher H. Kiwus has been named vice president for facilities, real estate and planning at Wake Forest University.

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WFU in the news: Oct. 2-8, 2023

October 11, 2023  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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“Hit The Bricks” Raises Record $300,000 for Cancer Research

October 6, 2023  |   Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s Hit The Bricks raised a record-breaking $301,722.22 for cancer research during this year’s event. The grand total was announced during the closing ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 5. It was an emotional moment for many participants, as the fundraising amount was shared with the crowd. The steps of Wait Chapel were lined with luminaries honoring cancer survivors and those impacted by the disease. More than 1,700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends ran or walked laps around Hearn Plaza during the eight-hour relay race. The student-led fundraising event at Wake Forest University began in 2003.

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WFU in the news: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023

October 3, 2023  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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Wake Forest University Gets Set to “Hit the Bricks”

October 3, 2023  |   Top Stories

More than 1,700 Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and friends of the University will run laps around Hearn Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 5, for Hit the Bricks. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The eight-hour relay race raises money for cancer research in honor of Brian Piccolo. The Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive was started by students in 1980 in memory of the Wake Forest All-American football player, who passed away at age 26 from cancer during his career with the Bears.  

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