October 2015 | Office of the Provost

WFU students launch The Media to produce digital content

The Media, a student-run digital media group, launched in September with a ceremony in Reynolda Hall’s Magnolia Room featuring Provost Rogan Kersh (’86) and Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson (’43). The Media will be working with members of campus to create digital content with a focus on using iTunesU as an academic distribution channel. The Media plans to add to the global branding of Wake Forest.

Kersh’s remarks focused on the entrepreneurial spirit of the group’s founder, sophomore William Wang, and Kersh also presented badges to the student leaders. Wilson’s remarks focused on the teacher-student relationship through history at Wake Forest, saying: “Normally students learn from teachers at Wake Forest. However, as teachers, we should also learn from them.”

Senior Addison McLamb outlined the goals of the group, and Wang spoke about the hybrid of student creativity and institutional vision from Wake Forest faculty and staff.

“With incredible support from all over the campus, we are hungry to do more in the future,” Wang said. “Our job is to ensure that Wake Forest University thrives in a mobile- and cloud-first world.”

Journeys to Success Speaker Series to feature Dolores Huerta

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be the featured speaker Oct. 29 in Carswell Hall for the Journeys to Success Speaker Series hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The event is free and open to the public.  It will be held at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Forum.

Every semester, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts the Journeys to Success Speaker Series signature event. The Office seeks established international, national and local professionals of color to share their experiences traversing their respective fields. It brings speakers who will inspire students through sharing the story of their success and challenges.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs shared the following information about Huerta:

“Ms. Huerta is one of the most influential leaders of this country. Early in life, Ms. Huerta realized her lifelong journey towards working to correct economic injustice. As a result, she became a labor leader and civil rights activist who was an early member, along with colleague Cèsar Chávez of the National Farm workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Ms. Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers, immigrants, and women’s rights, including the most prestigious award that a person can receive, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, bestowed to her in 2012 by President Obama. Today, she continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocates for the working poor, woman, and children.”

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 336-758-5864.

This event is cosponsored by: Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Communication Department, Diversity and Collaboration Fund, Divinity School Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership, Latin American and Latino Studies, Organization of Latin American Students, Pro Humanitate Institute, the Women’s Center, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.