Category Archives: Discovery

Material to encourage reflection and identity formation.

Wake Up to Poetry: Poetry Contest and Celebration!

Do you like poetry? Happen to be a poet yourself? Consider entering the Wake Up to Poetry: Poetry Contest and Celebration!

What’s in it for you? 

There are three days left to submit your poems to — subject line: Wake Up to Poetry Submission.
Even if you don’t want to submit a poem, come celebrate the art of poetry at the contest’s celebration on Saturday, April 6th at Community Arts Café. The event is FREE and will conclude with an open music session by the Irish musical group, The Belfast Boys.
Please direct additional questions to WFU Press (wfupress@wfu. edu/336-758-5448). 
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Staying at Wake this Thanksgiving?

Stay warm with WAKE FOREST DINING’s Thanksgiving Care Package.

Register with a Fresh Food Company cashier starting Monday, November 19th until Tuesday, November 20th by 4 PM. Each Care Package is $20 and up to three are available per person. They will include a wide variety of non-perishable items including but not limited to fruit, beverages and soup. Care Packages will be available for pick-up Wednesday, November 21stbetween 11 AM and 4 PM at the Benson Grab n’ Go Store. Food Dollars, Credit Card and Deacon Dollars are accepted.



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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in Discovery


Thanksgiving in the Forest!

Are you going to be staying on campus for Thanksgiving break? Don’t worry, Wake Forest will take care of you!

On Wednesday, November 21st from 12pm to 2pm, Residence Life and Housing is sponsoring, “Wakesgiving” in Bostwick Hall. This will be a relaxing way to unwind and connect with other students who are also on campus. They will have Thanksgiving-themed crafts, games, and food as well as a turkey trot jog around campus/Reynolda trail. If you’re interested in joining, RSVP to your GHD by Monday, November 19th so that they can order lunch for you! If you have any questions, contact Ashley Jones at

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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in Discovery


American Ethnic Studies: The Ultimate Interdisciplinary Minor

What do Urban Economics, American Jewish Literature, and Global Environmental History all have in common? These three classes at Wake Forest all count toward the American Ethnic Studies minor. With registration just around the corner, why not learn about this interdisciplinary minor that you have probably already taken classes for?

The American Ethnic Studies (AES) minor incorporates subjects from Music to Communications to teach students about race, class, gender, and ethnicity in American culture.

Dr. Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, interim director for the program explains, “[The minor] provides very different ways to look at our pasts and our relationships with people who are different ethnicities, races and backgrounds.”

She believes that the skills and knowledge students gain in the AES minor are valuable for everyone, regardless of what field you are trying to enter when you graduate.

“No matter what job you get, no matter what career, you are going to be around people that are like you and people who are unlike you,” Dr. Beasley Von Burg said. “You will be around people who are different than you, and it’s so important to be comfortable in an environment where people aren’t like you and to be able to work together with them.”

There are over 70 classes which count toward the 18 credit hour minor, and the current classes being offered for the minor can be found on the AES website.

If you are interested in the minor, Dr. Beasley Von Burg recommends taking some of the intro classes, like AES 151: Race and Ethnic Diversity in America, and just seeing if you find something you like to think about in and outside of class.

Also be sure to check out the Where Are You From Project, an effort to collect interviews and stories from members of the community—American or not—sponsored by the AES department here at Wake and the North Carolina Humanities Council. Their new website launched this past October:

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Discovery


Senior Portraits!

It’s time to celebrate your academic achievements at Wake Forest by getting your Senior portrait made for the 2013 Howler Yearbook!

Portraits will be taken on campus for a limited time beginning Monday, October 8th in Benson 500, and they are made at no cost.

Schedule your appointment at (school code is 87110).

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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Discovery


Alumnus Melissa Harris-Perry Speaks at Wake

On Monday night, distinguished Wake Forest alumnus, Melissa Harris-Perry, returned to Wait Chapel 22 years after starting her first year in college. She came back to share her story, but even more, to share some very special advice.

As college students, Harris-Perry noted, it is all too easy for us to become consumed with our accomplishments.  We are often more concerned with building up our resumes or gaining admission to graduate school than taking time to reflect on our achievements. With her own sassy spin, Harris-Perry kept going back to one idea: always ask, “So what?”, “What difference am I making?” Harris-Perry urges us not only to ask these questions, but to go even further and look at our accomplishments to see what more we can do.

Harris-Perry brought special attention to Wake student, second year, Colby Moore, whose editorial in the Old Gold & Black, regarding the excessive attention media gives presidential elections, caught her attention by posing these “so what” questions she so urges us to ask. So the next time you are in class, learning about the Ottoman Empire or organic chemistry, don’t just worry about making that A, but also start asking yourself, and maybe even your professors, “So what; what difference can I make with this?”

Be sure to check out Moore’s article in the OGB and a special thanks to all the departments (including the Office of Academic Advising) involved with bringing Melissa Harris-Perry back to Wake Forest!

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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Discovery


Healthcare Career Fair!

Interested in a career in the healthcare industry? Come out to Bridger Field House on March 28 beginning at 12 pm to talk with experts who can answer all your career questions!

Come meet representatives from Allopathic and Osteopathic medical schools, Physician’s Assistant Programs, Pharmacy Program, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and more!

A free dinner will be served at 5:15 followed by workshops to explore all the healthcare career possibilities!

Free shuttles will run from the Benson parking lot to Bridger Field House and back starting at 11:45.

To attend, contact Pat Lord (Winston 223) for information about registration.

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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Discovery