Medicine and Art

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Have you ever wondered if there is any correlation between fine arts and professional careers? I strongly believe that the arts are essential for the greatest success in professional careers. Art can help students think more creatively and “outside of the box.”  Indeed, in my own research laboratory, I find that the most creative students […]

Faculty Fellows and our work in the Residence Halls

Posted on: August 23, 2013

I am excited about the new Faculty Fellows Program, which was developed to build community and increase faculty-student engagement, especially outside of the classroom. The program provides fun and intellectually engaging discussions, activities and interactions between students and the faculty fellows in the residence halls for first-year students. Here is how it works: Each of […]

The Living & Learning Community “Paris: From Department Stores to Mystery Stories”

Posted on: August 19, 2013

I am really excited for this new first-year experience: a living and learning community linked to Professor Kendall Tarte’s First-Year Seminar (FYS 100), “Paris: From Department Stores to Mystery Stories.” This course is reserved for undergraduate women who are interested in participating in a unique learning community inside and outside the classroom. These students will […]

Bravo to our 2013 Master of Arts in Counseling program’s graduating class

Posted on: August 11, 2013

I am ever-so-proud of our Counseling program and the graduates of that program.  Ever since the Wake Forest Counseling Program became CACREP accredited in 1996, graduating students take a standardized exam, the National Counseling Exam, NCE, as part of becoming licensed counselors.  From 1996 through 2013, 100% of our counseling students who have taken the […]

Students and faculty working together

Posted on: August 2, 2013

One of Wake Forest College’s defining features is the face-to-face interactions between our faculty and students. In the College, we embrace personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty.  Wake Forest is a place where the engagement of faculty and students in and outside the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.  Such engagement is […]

The importance of the fine arts and our work at the Biennal

Posted on: July 8, 2013

The goal of art is to connect person and experience directly, to build the bridge between verbal and non-verbal, between logical and emotional, and that is why Wake Forest College has had a long commitment to unique and interdisciplinary fine arts education.  Arts and humanities are naturally woven into academics at Wake Forest. We support […]

This year’s Student Union Art Buying Trip

Posted on: May 6, 2013

This year was the year of the Student Union Art Buying trip–and, last week, I had the opportunity to see the students present the artwork that they had purchased.  The art-buying trip is a learning experience that is unique in US higher education, as far as I know.  Every four years, since the first trip […]

4th annual Senior Showcase: a student-inspired program

Posted on: April 29, 2013

Each year, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library showcases exemplary senior research theses and projects, completed by Wake Forest undergraduate students in their final year,  as a way to recognize and honor these outstanding senior students.   Selected students have the honor of sharing their research or projects with the Wake Forest community at a campus-wide event […]

Why we do what we do

Posted on: April 12, 2013

Why does Wake Forest College exist?  When I hear the pundits bashing higher education and liberal arts education, I find myself asking “Why do we do what we do? Why do we offer a liberal arts education in the 21st century?” Earlier this week, I learned the answer to this question, from a student who […]

Prof Linda Howe leads mentoring program for Latino high school students

Posted on: March 29, 2013

The LEAD program (Latinos Empowered by Academic Development), mentoring Latino high school youth, developed a year ago, is continuing this semester, under the direction of Linda Howe, Associate Professor of Spanish at Wake Forest.  The LEAD program was developed in Professor Howe’s SPN 379 course, “Cultural and Social Entrepreneurship in Latin American and Latino Societies.” […]