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Traffic detours for May 16 Wake Forest commencement

May 13, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony on Monday, May 16, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends at around noon. Parking passes and commencement tickets are required to enter 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.


Wake Forest holds inauguration for President Susan R. Wente

March 25, 2022  |   Events, For Alumni, For Parents, President, Top Stories

Wake Forest celebrated the inauguration of Susan R. Wente on March 25 in Wait Chapel. In her speech, Wente drew on her experience as a scientist to connect the transformative power of education to cell biology and described Wake Forest as a “catalyst for good.”


Virtual event to highlight local historical figures of color

March 22, 2022  |   Community in Progress, Events, For Alumni, For Parents

Last year, as part of IdeasCityWS, The Winston-Salem Monuments Project showcased augmented reality monuments to local figures of historical significance during the October festival that featured live music, panel discussions and interactive exhibits from two dozen local creative organizations representing progressive contributions in art, technology, design and culture. Today that work is being advanced through MONUMENTAL: Technology, Social Studies and Shaping Public Memory, which is re-engaging the creative work accomplished by Movers & Shakers, Wake Forest and local artists to explore ways in which technology is used to make diverse, historical narratives more accessible and inclusive.


WFU, Guilford College co-hosting Universities Studying Slavery Symposium

March 21, 2022  |   Community in Progress, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

Wake Forest University and Guilford College are co-hosting the spring Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Conference, expected to bring scholars from throughout the country to the Triad. The four-day conference, titled “Pandemics, Protests and the Legacies of Slavery,” runs from Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2.


Face to Face Forum to be held in honor of Inauguration of President Susan R. Wente

March 18, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

Larry Culp, CEO of GE and WFU Trustee and Gene Woods, President and CEO of Atrium Health will discuss radical collaboration at a special Face to Face Speakers Forum in honor of the Inauguration of President Susan R. Wente. 


Wake students to dance, raise money for cancer research

March 15, 2022  |   Campus Life, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

At age 5 months, Wake Forest sophomore Gabrielle Peko was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy treatments and some surgeries, she was pronounced in remission at age 2. On Saturday, March 19, Peko will join more than 1,000 Wake students at Wake ‘N Shake, an annual dance marathon that raises money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. The event runs from noon to midnight in the Sutton Center.


WFU Secrest Artists Series welcomes the Elias Quartet

March 10, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

On March 15, 16, & 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall the Secrest Artists Series will welcome back the vibrant young Elias String Quartet and conclude a six-concert odyssey into the complete String Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven.


Hollywood TV writer, producer speaking at Wake Forest tonight

February 24, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

At 6 p.m. today, Wake Forest University’s Center for Research, Engagement and Collaboration in African American Life, or RECAAL, will host its first in-person lecture for its Black Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Business Leaders Series.

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