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Join us for TechXploration – Thursday, April 4th

TechXploration will take place on Thursday, April 4, between noon and 3:00 pm in room 401 of the Benson University Center to showcase faculty use of technology. The purpose of this event is to allow faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement, and creative endeavors at Wake Forest University. TechXploration will bring together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology efforts underway.

Plan to come and see how technologies are being leveraged at Wake Forest.  Attendees are invited to walk around and learn more about the exciting use of technology on the Wake Forest campus any time between noon and 3:00 pm.

Diversity and Inclusion Symposium held

On March 19, Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners brought together higher education leaders, industry executives, and national experts to discuss how to prepare students today to be employees in a diverse and global workforce.

A featured event of Wake Forest’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary of racial integration, the symposium provided an opportunity to build relationships across disciplines, share research, and hear “best practices” and policy-oriented issues related to transforming institutions of higher education.

More details from the event to come.

WAB Civil Rights Tour heads home

On March 9, 26 students and 7 faculty and staff members met at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C. to kick-off their Civil Rights Bus Tour part of Wake Alternative Breaks.  For one week, this group traveled throughout the southern United States completing meaningful service projects and meeting distinguished guest speakers while deep-diving into learning about racism, socioeconomic disparities and how the Civil Rights Movement serves as a catalyst for evolving social movements today, including LGBT communities and immigrant populations.

The group stopped in Montgomery, AL, Selma, Al, Birmingham, AL, Oxford, MS, and Memphis, TN.

Read stories and see pictures from their trip on their tumblr page.

Humanities Institute receives $1 million donation

Wade Murphy, Wake Forest College Class of 2000 and a member of the College Board of Visitors, has made a $1 million gift to the Humanities Institute, which allows the Institute to more than fulfill the fundraising goal required by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant it was offered in December 2010. The gift is significant because of its purpose in establishing an endowment for the Humanities Institute, because it represents the largest single gift by a graduate under the age of 35, and because it expresses Wade Murphy’s deep commitment to the humanities and to Wake Forest’s liberal arts tradition. On behalf of current and future generations of WFU faculty and students whose research, learning and creative activity your gift now enables the Humanities Institute to support, thank you, Wade Murphy!

Read more about Wade Murphy’s generous gift:

Founder’s Day Convocation

The Wake Forest community gathered together for Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 21 to celebrate the University’s founding in 1834 and the accomplishments of faculty and alumni in teaching, research and service. Applause and appreciation permeated Wait Chapel during the annual celebration, which also included videos and orations from graduating seniors reflecting on their time at Wake Forest.

Read the full story here.