Thrive / Wellbeing Archive


WFU students named to Kemper Scholars Program

May 25, 2016  |   Admissions, Personal and Career Development, Recognition, Thrive / Wellbeing

Wake Forest University students Morgan Briggs and Taylor Hodges have been selected from a group of national finalists to join this year’s incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.


Looking back at 2015

December 21, 2015  |   Admissions, Campus Life, Commencement, Events, President, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Wake Forest had a newsworthy 2015, from big dollar research grants, new dean appointments and heartwarming campus traditions that continue to show that Pro Humanitate is more than a motto, it’s a way of being.


Rue appears before congressional committee

September 10, 2015  |   Campus Life, Faculty, National, Recognition, Staff, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue was one of four panelists who testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce Training about “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses” on Sept. 10.


Food, fitness in foreign lands

July 9, 2015  |   Faculty, International, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Bikes, hikes, huts and hostels are key ingredients of a global travel course for students to learn about different cultures, cuisines and physical activity.


Hoda on humor and happiness

April 28, 2015  |   Campus Life, Events, Speakers, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Hoda Kotb, Today Show co-host, shared career and personal experiences, offering nuggets of wisdom that appealed to everyone in the Wait Chapel audience, from graduating seniors to community book clubs.


Painting with a purpose

April 27, 2015  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Community, Events, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

The campus community took a break from class and the work week to focus on wellbeing and service through painting. Some painted for relaxation, while others painted desks for local elementary school children.


Students ring in 10th anniversary of Wake ‘N Shake

March 23, 2015  |   Pro Humanitate, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

For the 10th anniversary of Wake ’N Shake, a 12-hour dance marathon to benefit the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, more than 1,300 students representing student organizations, sports teams, theatre groups and Greek life, teamed up to fight cancer and raised $164,157 and counting.


Interfaith focus

February 11, 2015  |   Campus Life, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Leaders from Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building and sustaining interfaith initiatives, are spending time on campus this week meeting with members of the Wake Forest community.


Making space for wellbeing

January 14, 2015  |   2014 Highlights: Wellbeing, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

In 2014, the University launched “Thrive,” a program to help students, faculty and staff develop the skills, knowledge and perspective to maintain a healthy, balanced life. Here is a review of recent wellbeing-related stories and a glimpse of what’s ahead for 2015.


It’s finals week – take time to ‘ZieSta’

December 11, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Wellbeing, Campus Life, Faculty, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

The ZieSta Room encourages the wellbeing of students by having a specified place within the library that allows students to easily take a break from work.

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