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Couch donates $4 million to athletics

February 17, 2015  |   Alumni, Athletics, For Alumni, For Parents, Philanthropy, Top Stories

David Couch (’84), a Wake Forest alumnus and former football and baseball player, has committed $4 million in support of the Wake Forest baseball program and Sports Performance Center.


The 50th Lovefeast: A celebration around the world

December 9, 2014  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Christmas decorations, music, and the smell of sweet coffee filled Wait Chapel as more than 2,200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University gathered to celebrate the 50th Annual Lovefeast.


A treasured holiday tradition

December 1, 2014  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Community, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Uncategorized

On Sunday, Dec. 7, Wake Foresters, near and far, will celebrate the 50th Annual Wake Forest Lovefeast, the largest Moravian-style lovefeast in North America and a favorite Wake Forest tradition.


Project Pumpkin: Carrying on tradition

October 30, 2014  |   Alumni, Campus Life, Community, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories, Uncategorized

More than 450 student volunteers welcomed children from nearly 25 local agencies to campus Wednesday afternoon for Project Pumpkin, Wake Forest’s annual student-run Halloween festival.


Building community

October 10, 2014  |   Admissions, Alumni, Campus Life, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Staff, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Wake Forest, universities across the country are making headlines related to race and identity. At a time when Wake Forest has a more diverse study body than ever, the campus community is addressing these challenges together.


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.


Homecoming for Melissa Harris-Perry

September 18, 2014  |   Alumni, Faculty, Top Stories

Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host and author, returned this fall to her alma mater as a professor in the politics and international affairs department. In an interview with Wake Forest Magazine, she reflects on her student experience at Wake Forest and why she loves teaching.


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.


A way to save the Amazon?

September 2, 2014  |   Alumni, Faculty, Research, Sustainability, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.


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.

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