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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.


Happy 180th Birthday, Wake Forest!

On Monday, February 3, 1834, Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute opened its doors and admitted its first student. Celebrate 180 years of Mother, So Dear by participating in this week’s activities!

Monday, February 3rd: “Social Media Take-Over”
Use #wfubday on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc. to share your wish for Wake Forest on its 18oth Birthday!


Tuesday, February 4th: “Birthday Extravaganza”
Cupcakes at Zick’s, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m
Meet up at Zick’s for cupcakes and hot chocolate!

Birthday Party in the Pit, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate with birthday cake, festive hats, and more!

Tuesday Trivia, 8 p.m., Shorty’s
Grab your friends and test your knowledge of all things Wake Forest!


Wednesday, February 5th: “Honor Mother, So Dear”
Birthday Bash, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
Mag Quad

Visit with the 1834 Campaign and the IFC on the Mag Quad to express your gratitude for our Mother, So Dear.


Thursday, February 7th: “Throwback Thursday”
Meet the Traditions Council at the Pro Humanitate Seal for a tour of sacred Wake Forest spots on campus. Tours will begin at the top of each hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.


Friday, February 8th: “Birthday Wrap-Up”
Relive moments from Wake’s 180th Birthday as we share videos made from the week!

Sponsored by: 1834 Campaign, Office of Alumni Services, Campus Life, IFC, Aramark, Reynolda House, WF Athletics, and Student Union.

Calling all Faculty & Staff: WISE 2014 Study Abroad Conference – Feb 5-7

The Center for Global Programs and Studies is hosting its Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) Feb. 5-7 at the Marriott Hotel, 425 North Cherry St. in Winston-Salem.

WISE 2014 will begin with a full-day pre-conference intercultural workshop led by Michael Vande Berg. Vande Berg is the author of “Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It.”

During the three-day conference, thought leaders from institutions nationwide will share the latest research and information on what is working and what isn’t when it comes to preparing students for study abroad. More than 25 workshops will be offered that focus on topics such as increasing and assessing student engagement abroad, mentoring and intercultural learning, and budgeting for short-term programs. A complete schedule is available here.

Speaker biographies are available on the WISE website.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the keynote speech and workshops free of charge.Registration is requested.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at 336-758-5938.

SoulPancake: An Evening with Rainn Wilson – TONIGHT at 7 pm

Come to Wait Chapel tonight at 7 pm for an intriguing lecture focused on the SoulPancake program. SoulPancake develops thought-provoking content and creative engagement opportunities that encourage people to explore what it means to be human. Founded in 2008 by actor Rainn Wilson, SoulPancake is fast-becoming a leading catalyst for interactions around Life’s Big Questions—topics such as art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality.

For more information, visit this link.