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Summer 2013

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101 Things We Love About Wake Forest

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest No. 1 – No. 25 No. 26 – No. 50 No. 51 – No. 75 No. 76 – No. 101 Thanks also to contributors Katie Mahone (’13), Clare Rizer (’13) and those of you who answered our call for ideas on Facebook. Did we leave out one of […]

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest: No. 9 - Midnight Halloween Concert

No. 1 – No. 25

OUR MOTTO Giving back. Paying it forward. At the core of Wake Forest’s values and principles is the motto that unites us all. “Pro Humanitate calls on us to live selflessly and focus our energy on helping others,” says Shannon Ritchie (’07). EDWIN GRAVES WILSON (’43, P ’91, ’93) The University’s first provost has spent […]

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest: No. 38 - Ed Christman ('50 JD '53)

No. 26 – No. 50

   O HERE’S TO WAKE FOREST OK, we admit it. We don’t know all the words to the fight song, especially that slightly creepy second verse about exploring her and patrolling her. But we get the gist of it: “a glass of the finest” and “unrivaled by any.” And when the Spirit of the Old […]

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest: No. 54 - Secrest Artists Series

No. 51 – No. 75

 THE … SNIFF … MOVIE You’ll need a hankie along with your popcorn while watching “Brian’s Song,” a legendary 1971 film about the inspirational friendship between athletes Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers that has become a Wake Forest tradition. Piccolo (James Caan) was a Deacon running back who led the nation in rushing and scoring […]

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest: No. 85 - Rolling the Quad

No. 76 – No. 101

 DESSERT FOR A DEAC Leavening legend. Tailgate treasure. What would any pregame party be without Deacon Crunch cookies, mouth-watering morsels chock-full of oatmeal, corn flakes, and chocolate chips created by hostess extraordinaire Marybeth Sutton Wallace (’86)? Does anyone doubt she’s the Martha Stewart of Wake Forest? THE BIEDERMAN CONNECTION Around Hearn Plaza have you noticed […]

Wade Murphy and Mary Foskett, professor of religion and director of the Humanities Institute

Wade Murphy (’00) helps endow the Humanities Institute with $1 million gift

In February, Wade Murphy (’00), executive vice president of Marmik Oil Co. in El Dorado, Ark., made history as the only person under 35 to make a single seven-figure gift in the University’s history. Murphy, a member of the College Board of Visitors, donated $1 million to the Humanities Institute. In 2010 the National Endowment […]

Distinguished Alumni Award winners Richard Burr ('78) and Jane Owens Cage ('78)

Distinguished alumni reflect the spirit of Wake Forest

A U.S. SENATOR. A HEROINE IN THE HEARTLAND. A TRUSTEE HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY FOR HIS LONG SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (’78), Jane Owens Cage (’78) and the late Graham W. Denton Jr. (’67, P ’93, ’97, ’10) were named the 2013 Wake Forest Distinguished Alumni Award winners. They were recognized at a […]

Inside Out project

Inside Out

At the end of the Fall 2012 semester, sophomore Lindsay Hudson Ortyn stumbled across a 24-minute video that she couldn’t keep to herself. The clip was from a March 2011 TED conference, dedicated to promoting “ideas worth spreading,” and it featured independent graffiti artist JR talking about his new project, “Inside Out.” Hudson Ortyn, fascinated […]

Megan Mayhew Bergman ('02)

Constant & True

I live in a rural town in Vermont where you can wear yoga pants out to dinner, and if you sport heels and makeup anywhere people raise an eyebrow. I can classify most of my post-college friends into Bohemian writers, activists or hobby farmers. Little do they know I’m keeping a dark secret: that I […]