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Ted Gellar-Goad and the Secret of the Sphinx

on’t gasp when you hear that Ted Gellar-Goad teaches naked. The young Latin scholar is always appropriately clothed in suit and tie. It’s his teaching style that bares all in a classroom stripped of laptops and other electronic devices, leaving students and teacher exposed to face-to-face learning. Videos? No. Skits based on Roman plays featuring […]

Jane Patton Williams says her art is a way of giving back to Wake Forest.

Food for the soul, from the heart

Handmade pottery by Jane Patton Williams (MAEd ’76) brings food for the soul to campus dining hall.

Kevin Shorter, wife, Allison, and their daughters explore pagodas in China.

Help, hope for orphaned Asian girls

His family’s vision, says Kevin Shorter (MBA ’06), is to keep orphaned Asian girls off the street and out of the sex trade.

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Strong Is the New Pretty

Former soccer player Kate T. Parker (’98) is a mother and photographer whose new project shows young girls’ strength, power and confidence.

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Kitchen Chemistry

Bread that doesn’t rise. Gravy that won’t thicken. Scrambled eggs that stick to the pan. Most home cooks have been there. In our quest to determine what went wrong we questioned the recipe, the quality of our ingredients, the oven or even the weather. But often what leads us down the path to burnt cookies […]

Quick Bites

  GIMME AN ARNOLD PALMER! Hot day? Here’s a cool antidote: “Mr. Palmer (’51, LL.D. ’70) had been privately brewing a mixture of lemonade and iced tea in his home for many years. In the late 1960s, in a bar in Palm Springs, California, Mr. Palmer ordered a mixture of lemonade and iced tea, and […]

Lauren Plichta with her 2014 LLS Research Portfolio Award.

‘It’s all for recognizing my mom’

Lauren Plichta (’05) celebrates her late mother every day by raising money for cancer research.

Martha Napier illustrates 'street style' outside Lincoln Center. (Eddie Mejia)

Illustrator paints fashion’s ‘street style’

Illustrator Martha Napier (’07) captures “street style” of the fashion elite at New York Fashion Week.

Round-robin letters: through the years and across the miles

Beloved letters

Little did these ’85 Fideles know that over the next 30 years their friendships would strengthen thanks to an unbroken circle of heartfelt letters.

Phillip A. Griffiths ('59, SCD '73)

Prize of a lifetime

Teacher, researcher and leader Phillip Griffiths (’59, SCD ’73) receives one of the highest distinctions in mathematics.