February 2014 | Office of the Provost

Thursdays at Byrum – March 6th at 4pm

The Office of the Provost and the Undergraduate Admissions Office invite faculty and staff to this semester’s Thursdays at Byrum Auditorium. This event will be an “Arts Council Campaign Kickoff” featuring Peter Kairoff, John Curly and Richard Heard.  A reception will be held from 4:00-4:30 pm with the program following from 4:30-5:00 pm. Look forward to seeing all faculty and staff there!



Check out the Class of 2014 Senior Video!


Follow this link to watch the Class of 2014’s Senior Video, which was produced by Wrought Iron Productions and shown at Founders’ Day Convocation.

Secrest Artists Series: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra – February 26th at 7:30

The Secrest Artists Series presents the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday, February 26th in Wait Chapel at 7:30 pm. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is not your typical orchestra.  This group has gained notoriety for a huge part of the traditional orchestra that they lack: the conductor. Without a conductor to coordinate musicians, it is the responsibility of each player to know all the music, including each instrument’s part.  But, each player has more freedom to contribute to interpretation. For more information, visit the blog!

TedX Wake Forest U – February 22nd

Wake Forest’s 3rd annual TEDx conference is this Saturday, February 22nd from 12 – 5 pm in Wait Chapel! The theme, “Daring to Endeavor”, encompasses the spirit and drive of the speakers. TEDx is an independently organized event licensed by TED to share ideas worth spreading by remarkable people.

This year, we have nine incredibly influential and innovative speakers including:

Robin Emmons, Founder and Executive Director of Sow Much Good, a non-profit that focuses on urban planning initiatives in under-served communites.

Vic Howie, Founder of the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC.

Ben Kamens, Lead Developer at Khan Academy, a pioneering education non-profit that aims to provide a ‘free world-class education for anyone anywhere’.

For a complete list and more information, please visit the TedxWFU site.

Please register here:  https://pdc.wfu.edu/registration/7402/

Founders’ Day Convocation – Thursday, February 20th

The Wake Forest family gathers for the Founders’ Day Convocation every February to observe the University’s founding in February of 1834. The event is a celebration of the year’s accomplishments, highlighted by a focus on the senior class and several awards. It is a wonderful tradition, and we hope all students will come celebrate the class of 2014!

For more information, please visit the website.