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Wake Forest launches a new digital guide to art collections, exhibitions

August 16, 2023  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University collections and gallery exhibitions are now available in a new digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, a free arts and culture app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. 


Civil Rights drama to engage Winston-Salem local community in retelling the story of Selma

February 2, 2023  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

A $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant will help support a collaboration between Wake Forest and Loire Valley Theater Festival, Inc. to bring the civil rights musical drama, “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,” to Wake Forest University in October 2023. 


WFU Project Pumpkin celebrates 34 years – bigger and better than ever

October 20, 2022  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, Top Stories

Project Pumpkin, one of Wake Forest University’s much-loved traditions, will take place on Tuesday Oct. 25. From 3 to 6 p.m. The student-led Halloween-themed event will bring hundreds of children from participating local schools and after school organizations to Hearn Plaza on the Reynolda Campus […]


University holds Commemoration of the Enslaved

April 27, 2022  |   Community, Community in Progress, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

Members of the Wake Forest community gathered at the steps of Wait Chapel this afternoon to commemorate the enslaved individuals who worked for or were sold to benefit the institution that would become Wake Forest University. 


Garden Party celebrates the birthday of Maya Angelou

March 31, 2022  |   Community, Community in Progress, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

Wake Forest University is hosting the annual Maya Angelou Garden Party this Sunday, April 3, from 2-4 p.m. in Bailey Park in Innovation Quarter. The event celebrates Angelou’s April 4 birthday, is always held on the Sunday closest to it and is free and open to the public.


Henry Luce Foundation to fund discourse on race, justice and religion

January 18, 2022  |   Community, School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has received $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to commission and produce two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival.


Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award nominations open

September 15, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University is accepting nominations for the newly established Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award.


Navigating the world of art at IdeasCityWS

September 9, 2021  |   Community, Events, Top Stories

How are 18th century British explorer Captain Cook and 21st century blockchain connected? Find out at the IdeasCityWS Festival on Oct. 2 in downtown Winston-Salem.


Wake Forest’s Freedom School enriching children’s summer – and lives

July 13, 2021  |   Campus Life, Community, Community in Progress, Top Stories

Jackson Gibson is among 65 Winston-Salem kids attending the free, six-week, literacy-based summer program for rising third through eighth-graders. By using a culturally diverse curriculum, Wake Forest University’s Freedom School encourages a love of reading and learning.


Developing creative business ideas for post-pandemic Winston-Salem

April 5, 2021  |   Community, Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University and NEW INC are hosting a special workshop where participants can level-up their skills while also coming together to imagine post-pandemic creative business ideas for the Winston-Salem community. 

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