Forging ahead Together: September 2014 College Board of Visitors Meeting

My colleague Rebecca Thomas and I recently attended the first College Board of Visitors meeting for the Fall Semester where we were honored to meet and liaise with new College Board of Visitors (CBoV) members, as well as renew relationships with old acquaintances. We are both excited about working with the CBoV this year as we […]

Wake Forest receives 2014 Beckman Scholars Award

Last spring, Wake Forest was invited to apply for the Beckman Scholars Program, a program which recognizes outstanding undergraduate research students in chemistry and biological sciences.  A few weeks ago, Wake Forest was notified that it was one of twelve universities in the United States that have received the prestigious Beckman Scholars award.  The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which […]

ACC-IAC Fellowships awarded to two Wake Forest students

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Fellowships:  Kristiana Chan, a studio art major, and Anna Grace Tribble, an anthropology major!  Their projects are titled “Investigating Social Entrepreneurship, Female Empowerment, and the Power of Story in the Nepalese Himalayas,” and “Tuberculosis Education of Community Health Workers in Nepal.” The ACC-IAC Creativity […]

Wake and Debate—a long history and cause for celebration

“Long before we played football, edited publications, acted, or sang—in fact, almost before we studied, we of Wake Forest talked.” Howler (Yearbook) 1943 – Ed Wilson On February 8, Wake Forest debaters Richard Min and Lee Quinn along with Joe LeDuc and Melvin Washington received First Round Bids to the National Debate Tournament (NDT). The […]

Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics Awarded to WFU alum

An Update The Simons Foundation has posted online an interview with Phillip Griffiths — there are both written and oral comments.  Segment two (see playlist at the right of the screen) has a 5 minute oral interview where Griffiths talks about his time at WFU (e.g. he had a small scholarship to play basketball, but […]

In Defense of Liberal Arts: Reflections of a History Major

 (In October, the Wake Forest History Department, Winston-Salem State University, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, and the N.C. Office of Archives and History co-sponsored a conference:  “Lay My Burden Down”: Freedom and Legacies of the Civil War Conference.  This conference commemorated the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina.  Wake Forest history majors Jessica […]

Sustainability through Place Values

Students in Assistant Professor of English Judith Madera’s Literature and the Environment seminar (ENG 341G) class spent the fall semester exploring different sites of belonging through world literature and reflecting on the ways sustainability connects them to different communities of practice. Students considered the ways environments are composed through participation, and wrote about their relationships […]

First in the Forest: The First Semester

This semester, our Wake Forest Scholars and Magnolia Scholars Office began the “First in the Forest” program for all first generation college students. Our program defines “first generation” as a student whose parents did not go to an American college or university.  Unlike the Magnolia Scholars Program, which only funds a limited number of scholarships for […]

Linking Medical Ethics and Biology: integrating teaching and learning across multiple disciplines

 (Carole Brown, Professor of Biology, and Ana Iltis, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Bioethics program, teamed up to teach a linked course this semester.  Linked courses “encourage integration of learning across courses and involve students with “big questions” that matter beyond the classroom”  (AAC&U LEAP initiative).  This blog is describes their experience this […]

My journey inside and outside of Wake Forest University

[Today’s blog features former alumni Caitlin Brez and now assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Indiana State University. She describes her experiences in Wake Forest’s Psychology Department and how it impacted her career. Thank you, Caitlin, for contributing your thoughts about Wake Forest. Many thanks to all the professors mentioned who mentored and taught […]