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Join us: LGBTQ Community Forum

LGBTQ Community Forum, Hosted by the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs
Thursday, October 30th, 4:00-6:00pm, Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall
The LGBTQ Community Forum is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest to share their experiences as LGBTQ people or allies. Members of the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs will be on hand to listen to feedback and gain a richer understanding of the climate for LGBTQ individuals on campus. Commission chair and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue will moderate the event. All community members, including straight allies, are welcome to attend. The forum will be followed by a reception with Commission members.

Love is Love Celebration

Please join us for a celebration of loving relationships here in North Carolina and on our campus!

The Love is Love Celebration will commemorate the overturning of Amendment One, and will also honor and celebrate all loving relationships, and their importance to our individual and collective well-being. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 2:30-4:30pm in the Green Room, with snacks, a photo booth, and an opportunity to write and decorate cards for the people you love.

Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the School of Business, the Office of the Chaplain, the Office of the Dean of Students, Kriss Dinkins and Stephen Dragisic, the Office of Diversity Education, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the School of Divinity, the Film Studies Program, Adam and Diana Goldstein, Human Resources, Kaleidoscope, theLearning Assistance Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Personal and Career Development, the Office of the President, the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Office of the Provost, theSafe Office, the Office of Student Engagement, the Department of Theatre and Dance, Thrive, the University Counseling Center, University Police, the Women’s Center, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem University 2015 Building the Dream Award Nomination

Each year brings the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s most inspirational individuals, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, some Americans only reflect on Dr. King’s accomplishments one day per year.  We are honored to acknowledge those whose life builds upon his dream.
 
Each year, representatives from Wake Forest and Winston Salem State Universities form a joint Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming committee.  Annually, we award the “Building the Dream” award to one professor or administrator and one student from each respective university.  This award will be given to a person who embodies the qualities Dr. King epitomized and actively exercises these qualities in his or her community (on and off campus).  You can read about last year’s winners here. This year’s award will be announced at the ceremonial banquet in January at Wake Forest University.
 
If you know someone who would be a great candidate for the “Building the Dream” award, please complete the brief nomination form. Please have all nominations submitted by Tuesday, November 18th.  
 
We look forward to learning about your nominee!
 
Respectfully,
 
The 2015 WFU/WSSU MLK Jr. Planning Committee

Now available: calendar of events and initiatives to foster an equitable and inclusive WFU

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has worked with its partners across the university to create a calendar of events and initiatives on campus that foster an equitable and inclusive Wake Forest. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusions at diversity@wfu.edu or (336) 758.3824 with any questions.

Wake Will Campaign passes $400 million mark

A message from President Nathan Hatch

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

Thanks to the largest fundraising year in Wake Forest University’s 180-year history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has raised more than $402 million of the $600 million Reynolda Campus goal through just its fourth year.

The University received a record $98.5 million in gifts and commitments between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, following our public launch of the campaign last October.

Wake Will has had a wide-ranging impact on our campus, including more scholarships and increased financial aid; additional funding for faculty, academic and campus programs; and a number of new, planned and renovated facilities. You can read more about this tremendous milestone in a related WFU news story, in a Q&A with Provost Rogan Kersh on Inside WFU, and on the campaign website.

Unprecedented philanthropic support for Wake Forest – for everything from world-class faculty and undergraduate research, to financial aid and facilities enhancements – helps fulfill our commitment to create opportunity, educate the whole person and inspire excellence.

I would like to thank the entire campus community for your innovative spirit and compelling ideas that have inspired alumni, parents, corporations and foundations to invest in Wake Forest and be part of something special. They give because they believe in you, they believe in us, and they believe in our promise to prepare students to lead lives that matter.