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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. 


IdeasCityWS to lead discussion on ‘Scale’ and helping ideas grow

January 21, 2021  |   Community, Events, Top Stories

IdeasCityWS will host “Scale,” a Beta Bonfire discussion on scaling a business and the process of helping ideas grow, on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. Registration free.


Wake Forest to hold virtual Lovefeast Celebration Dec. 6

December 2, 2020  |   Community, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will hold this year’s Lovefeast ceremony virtually on Dec. 6, beginning with a prelude at 5:45 p.m. with a service to follow.


Wake Forest and the New Museum present ‘IdeasCity Winston-Salem’

October 1, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University, New Museum’s NEW INC in New York City, and more than a dozen local businesses and organizations, are engaging in a unique year-long partnership called “IdeasCity Winston-Salem.”

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