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Summer institute offers service learning opportunities at WFU

April 8, 2003  |   Community, Events, Pro Humanitate, University Announcement

The Summer Institute for Vocational Formation, sponsored by the Wake Forest University Pro Humanitate Center, will bring 14 high school juniors and seniors to the Wake Forest campus for two weeks of activities focused on faith and vocation beginning June 15. The institute is free, including room, board and a small travel stipend. Applications may […]

Stories this week at WFU

March 6, 2003  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Student, University Announcement

EASLEY’S LATEST LOTTERY PUSH DEPENDS ON ACTIVE SUPPORTERS – John Dinan, assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest, has tracked lottery legislation across the country, and he has closely followed the debate about a numbers game for North Carolina. He says that Gov. Mike Easley’s latest call for a state lottery during the March 3 […]

Stories this week at WFU

February 28, 2003  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Faculty, Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Student

WFU PARTICIPATES IN WORLD-WIDE THEATRE PRODUCTION FOR PEACE — Students and faculty will participate in the first ever world-wide theatrical event for peace at 4 p.m. March 3 in Shorty’s on the second floor of the Benson University Center. The students and faculty will read Aristophanes’ anti-war comedy, “Lysistrata.” More than 650 readings of the play […]

WFU students volunteer during spring break

February 25, 2003  |   Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Student

Note to Editors: This is an update of a news release initially distributed on Feb. 24. Originally, students were scheduled for community service trips to Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa during spring break. New plans call for the groups to travel only to Atlanta and New Orleans. Two Wake Forest University student groups will volunteer […]

WFU names director of new Pro Humanitate Center

June 15, 2002  |   Faculty, Pro Humanitate, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has named Betsy Taylor director of its new Pro Humanitate Center. Taylor will begin July 15. The Pro Humanitate Center, which takes its name from the university’s motto, is being established through a $1.9 million grant from the Lilly Endowment. As director of the center, Taylor will play a central role in […]

WFU students sell ‘Band-Aids for Benin’; raise money for professor’s African birthplace

March 22, 2002  |   Community, Events, Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Student

A group of Wake Forest University students are raising money to buy basic medical supplies like needles, gloves and bandages for several open-air hospitals in Benin, West Africa— including the hospital where one of their professors was born. They are calling the fund-raiser “Project Bokonon,” which means “medicine man” in Benin’s native Fon language. Brett […]

Human Rights Watch expert to speak at Wake Forest Feb. 5 as part of Year of Unity and Hope

January 25, 2002  |   Pro Humanitate, Speakers, University Announcement

Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch will speak at Wake Forest University Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. The event is part of Wake Forest’s Year of Unity and Hope: Pro Humanitate at Work. It is free and open to the public. Stork is the Washington director of Human Rights […]

Wake Forest to use $1.9 million Lilly Endowment Grant to establish Pro Humanitate Center

December 3, 2001  |   Pro Humanitate, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has received a $1.9 million grant from the Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis to establish a center for vocational exploration for undergraduate students. The center will be named after the university’s motto “Pro Humanitate,” which means, “for the good of humanity.” It will open in 2002. The grant will support the Pro Humanitate […]

Student-initiated theme year to include monthly forums, interactive web site, film series, service opportunities

September 28, 2001  |   Community, Events, Pro Humanitate

A group of Wake Forest University students is planning several events to recognize a new theme year – the Year of Unity and Hope: Pro Humanitate at Work. All of the events are free and are open to the public. Wake Forest has celebrated several theme years in the past, but no single theme was […]

WFU students organize year-long event series in response to terrorist attack

September 24, 2001  |   Community, Events, Pro Humanitate, University Announcement

Moved by the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States, a group of Wake Forest University students has begun organizing a series of events that explores issues raised by the attack. The series, or theme year, is called “The Year of Unity and Hope: Pro Humanitate at Work.” Expected to run throughout the academic […]

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