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Spring 2012


Face Time

In a speech in 2010, Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson (’43) recalled the friendliness between professors and students that defined the Wake Forest of his college days. “Beyond the Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes and the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon laboratories, where teaching and learning officially took place, there were frequent encounters between students and […]


Face Time: Rob Musci and Peter Brubaker

There aren’t many professors who would run through fire, climb to the top of a mountain or crawl through mud with their students. Senior Rob Musci of Kernersville, N.C., found one in Professor of Health and Exercise Science Peter Brubaker (MA ’86). Last fall in Virginia, Musci and Brubaker — along with a handful of […]


Face Time: Nick Liu and Stewart Carter

Sometimes students have to travel far from home to discover what is right in front of them. That was the case for junior Cheng “Nick” Liu, a native of China and gifted pianist, who returned home last summer with Professor of Music Stewart Carter (P ’01) to explore the history of Chinese orchestras. Liu and Carter […]


Face Time: Camille Morgan and Paul Thacker

Sometimes students have to let go of one dream to open their minds to pursue a new one. If all had gone according to plan, senior Camille Morgan from Raleigh, N.C., would be applying to veterinary schools. Instead, she discovered a passion for anthropology through the opportunities and guidance provided by Associate Professor of Anthropology […]


Face Time: Seth Rhoades and Susan Fahrbach

Senior Seth Rhoades doesn’t plan on making a career out of researching bee brains. But the experience of analyzing the behavior of bees with Professor Susan Fahrbach helped him discover his aspirations. Rhoades fell in love with the research process after working with Fahrbach, a biologist who investigates connections between behavior and learning using honey […]


Face Time: Kendall Hack, Rachel Handel, Carrie Stokes and Ananda Mitra

On a long car ride back to New Delhi after visiting the Taj Mahal, Kendall Hack (Hilton Head, S.C.), Rachel Handel (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Carrie Stokes (Winston-Salem, N.C.) barely noticed the huge cow in the middle of the road, a common sight in India. After five weeks in India for a summer study-abroad communication class […]


The Meaning of a Motto

The Wake Forest motto, Pro Humanitate, is regularly translated as “For Humanity” and is probably most often understood to mean that we do what we do for the sake of humanity, for the people of the world. It is often heard as a very specific call to community service. This is fine: that is a […]

Jan Detter

Boundary Hopping

Around the corner from the military medals, the rocking horse, the tea set, a sombrero, assorted arrowheads and the red plastic coin purse emblazoned with “Less fatty in the patty,” here comes Wake Forest Adjunct Lecturer Jan Detter. “Oh, hi!” she says. “I’m looking for Civil War bullets.” She will have no luck today in […]

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Messing With the Mona Lisa

Although Bill Coore (’68) is a world-renowned golf course architect, he comes across as exceedingly humble. Ask him about playing for the vaunted Wake Forest golf team, for instance, and Coore won’t embellish the facts. “I existed in a sense with the golf team through my sophomore year,” he drawls gently. “To say I played […]



When Cheyenne Woods won the ACC women’s individual golf championship in a dominating fashion as a junior in the spring of 2011, there was only one downside: Nobody toilet-papered the Quad in celebration. “I wish!” says Cheyenne, laughing. “Women’s golf doesn’t get the love that basketball and football does, but it’s okay.” One cool upside? […]