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 […]

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 […]

Wake Forest University Teacher Appreciation Week

I am sure you have been wondering why we have been featuring the #WFUTaughtMe banner on the College and on the CBoV web pages:  we have been celebrating Wake Forest’s ranking as number 11th in the nation in schools that value undergraduate teaching. To commemorate this outstanding achievement, the Office of the Dean, led by […]

Faculty Participation in Undergraduate Research Day

The Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities Center (URECA) is a great example of student-faculty collaborations, initiatives and close academic interactions. The center was established to promote undergraduate research and creative activity across Wake Forest College and also to provide venues for publicizing research results, while maintaining a record of undergraduate scholarly activity. This year’s celebration […]