Graduates pursue volunteer work

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Campus Life, Featured, News | 0 comments

Ever since he visited Rwanda in the seventh grade with his parents, senior Ty Kraniak has had a passion for traveling and for global health issues. While in Rwanda, Kraniak met former Peace Corps volunteers who had stayed in the country to continue working. Over the years, he traveled to other countries in Africa and in Latin America, where he met more current and former Peace Corps volunteers who inspired him to apply. “I was really impressed with them,” Kraniak said. “I thought it was really cool what they were doing — making lasting changes to their communities, because they are there for two and a half years.”

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LGBTQ individuals underreport cases of sexual assault

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Campus Life, Featured, News | 0 comments

Between “Men, don’t rape,” and “Women, don’t get raped,” there’s not a lot of room in the conversation about sexual assault for anything other than a male perpetrator and a female victim. Sexual harassment in the LGBTQ community isn’t a common topic, not even in LGBTQ circles. Much of the conversation and many of the resources for sexual assault are centered on heterosexual relationships and sexuality which often exclude the doubly stigmatized identity of a survivor of sexual assault and an LGBTQ-identified person. Being queer makes reporting a sexual assault more hazardous and complicated than it already is.

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Deacon Profile: Tim Auman

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Administration, News | 0 comments

Timothy Auman has served as the university chaplain since 2003. Prior to that, he served as the United Methodist campus minister for four years. Auman has been involved in some form of ministry — as a campus minster and as an associate minister at local churches — since graduating from The Divinity School at Duke University in 1983. He completed his undergraduate work at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

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Fourth annual TEDx talks held on campus

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

Wake Forest University hosted its fourth annual TEDx conference on Feb. 21 in Wait Chapel. The theme of this year’s conference was “Hearts and Minds,” and it focused on a wide variety of health and well-being topics. The TEDx conference was originally started in 2012 by student activist and campus leader Lucy Lan (‘12) in order to promote technology entrepreneurship on the Wake Forest campus. The TEDx community seeks to extend the TED experience at a regional level, highlighting exceptional people and creative works, connecting people across disciplines and creating conversations.

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Most 2014 graduates employed

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Admissions, Featured, News | 0 comments

The arrival of the spring semester means interviews and job applications for the graduating seniors. Wake Forest University has had one of the highest post-college success rates this past year. New First Destination data collected by Wake Forest’s Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) shows that 98 percent of 2014 Wake Forest grads are either employed or in graduate school. The data from the First Destination survey also stated that 2.2 percent of the class of 2014 are not seeking employment.

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Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity loses recognition

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Campus Life, Featured, News | 2 comments

For the third time in just over a year, a national fraternity has determined to close its chapter at Wake Forest University. Sigma Phi Epsilon’s North Carolina Zeta Chapter, which has maintained a colony status since returning to campus in 2008, was closed by its national fraternity on Jan. 29 after it denied the chapter’s charter application. Kappa Sigma and Sigma Nu fraternities were closed by their particular national fraternities last year for lack of compliance with fraternity rituals and hazing violations, respectively.

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