A supplement to Wake Forest Magazine
Faculty in the News
From The New York Times to U.S. News & World Report, from NBC News in Chicago to local television stations, from AOL News to Yahoo!, Wake Forest and its faculty are prominent in the national media. A sampling from around the country.
Continuing the conversation
Wake Forest’s Rethinking Admissions conference last April brought together admissions directors, researchers, and journalists from around the country to discuss the college admissions process. Because of the success of that conference, the conversation is continuing on a new Web site that features national articles on admissions topics and the latest research, practical tips and insights from Provost Jill Tiefenthaler and Director of Admissions Martha Allman (’82, MBA ’92).
Documentary film program debuts
Wake Forest has launched a Documentary Film Program for undergraduates and graduate students. The program is co-directed by Mary Dalton (’83), associate professor of communication, and Sandra Dickson, who was co-director of the University of Florida’s Documentary Institute before joining the Wake Forest faculty this summer.
Take a gallery tour
Thanks to student art-buying trips, the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art is ever-evolving. Even if you can’t visit campus to see the art in person, you can view many of Wake Forest’s art collections online.
Meet the newest Deacons
About 1,200 freshmen, from forty-four states and nineteen foreign countries, arrived at Wake Forest on Aug. 20. Meet the “mad” scientist, the animal lover, the political leader, the bilingual dancer, and more new students. And enjoy the freshmen move-in photo gallery »
Meet the newest faculty members
With the opening of the new academic year, Wake Forest welcomes its newest faculty members. “They will add to our record,” says Provost Jill Tiefenthaler, “as a faculty that is rare in higher education — top researchers who have chosen to focus on teaching as well as research.”
Deacon Blitz for HabitatVolunteers from Wake Forest and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center pitched in this summer to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity. See slide shows of a four-day Deacon Blitz and a video of law students volunteering.
Exhibit reveals new side of Cuba
A new exhibit by faculty and students, “Cuban Artists Books and Prints” is on display in the Hanes Arts Gallery until Oct. 6. The exhibit highlights the work of Cuban artists and writers to show a different side of the island nation.
Cuba: Meeting an unfamiliar neighbor
Senior Marcus Keeley, one of the students who worked on the “Cuban Artists Books and Prints” exhibit, says the experience helped him “appreciate the cultural and artistic offerings of a nation that should proudly be called ‘neighbor.’”
Arnold Palmer: A Deacon, naturally
Arnold Palmer (’51) turns 80 in September, but his ties to his alma mater couldn’t be stronger. “I have had a love affair with Wake Forest since my undergraduate days, but I didn’t realize until many years later what I had truly learned at Wake Forest.
Class ring resurfaces after 52 yearsAfter losing his law school class ring in an airport in Gander, Newfoundland, more than 50 years ago, Lloyd Rector (JD ’53) never thought he’d see it again — until someone in Gander tracked him down. Read the story from NBC News in Chicago.
Dean Emeritus Henry Stroupe dies
Henry Stroupe (’35, MA ’37), the founding dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and one of the last surviving faculty members to have taught on the Old Campus, died on Aug. 20 in Winston-Salem. Also remembering John Carter; Remembering Ross Smith.
Join us this fall
Visit the Arts and Culture page for University Theatre productions, Secrest Artists Series events, music concerts, and dance performances taking place on campus this fall. Also check out the new exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology on the ancient Maya civilization.