Events Archive


WFU to celebrate conferring of degrees for Class of 2020

May 13, 2020  |   Commencement, Events, Top Stories, University Announcement

On Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. (EST), Wake Forest University will hold a Conferring of Degrees ceremony for the Class of 2020.


WFU to host N.C. Science Olympiad tournament

February 28, 2020  |   Events, Student, Top Stories

Nearly 400 local middle and high school students will gather for the Winston-Salem Regional Science Olympiad tournament at Wake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Twenty-five middle and high school teams from eight counties will be competing. 


Founders’ Day program honors Medallion of Merit winners

February 21, 2020  |   Events, Top Stories

The Medallion of Merit is presented to individuals who have rendered distinguished service to the University, including past presidents, trustees, benefactors, alumni, and retired faculty and administrators. This year Winston-Salem’s Dr. Larry Hopkins and Asheville attorney Lou Bissette were honored.


Wake Forest apologizes for benefitting from enslaved people

February 20, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories

Each February, the Wake Forest University community gathers for Founders’ Day Convocation to observe the founding of the University in 1834. At this year’s event, Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch acknowledged the University’s participation in the institution of slavery. He offered an apology for how Wake Forest benefitted from the labor and sale of enslaved people.


Building momentum, sustaining commitment: Checking in with the Slavery, Race and Memory Project

February 13, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

What can we learn from the past? Wake Forest University legal scholar and Associate Provost Kami Chavis explains, “If you want to have a transformative institutional change, you have to begin examining the past and the root causes of underlying issues to know what you need to do in the future.” Chavis is also co-chair of the Steering Committee of Wake Forest’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project.


Honoring ‘Strength, Resolve and Legacy’

February 6, 2020  |   Admissions, Alumni, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

When they moved into a women’s residence hall in 1969, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves McFarlane simply wanted to obtain a good education and weren’t thinking about making history as the first African American women to come to Wake Forest as resident students. But they did.


Wake Forest to host conversation with NBA All-Star Kyle Korver

January 24, 2020  |   Campus Life, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will host a moderated conversation between NBA All-Star Kyle Korver and Dean of the School of Divinity Jonathan Walton on Jan. 29 in Wait Chapel at 6 p.m.


Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State collaborate on 20th MLK event

January 21, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address inside Wait Chapel on Jan. 20.


WFU’s Hanes Art Gallery to host Robert Motherwell exhibition

January 17, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s Hanes Art Gallery is hosting works by American artist Robert Motherwell. “Motherwell: product. placement” opens January 20 and runs through March 29. The exhibition focuses on Motherwell’s collage pieces utilizing everyday materials. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


WFU and WSSU honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special events

January 10, 2020  |   Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) are partnering again this year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events during the holiday weekend. The collaboration on the keynote speaker is in its 20th year, marking the longest-running partnership between Wake Forest and WSSU.

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