December 6th, 2013 | Events
Looking to give back? Several opportunities are available at Wake Forest:
The Angel Tree
The Angel Tree is in Benson University Center on the second floor outside the food court. Each year, the Volunteer Service Corps student organization partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Potter’s House to provide holiday gifts for children who would otherwise go without.
The program depends on members of the university community who adopt the angels in order to provide holiday cheer for these nearly 150 children. The Angel Tree gifts were originally due Thursday, Dec. 5, but the deadline has been extended to Dec. 11. Please contact Meg Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org or VSC adviser Shelley Sizemore at email@example.com for more information.
Gifts for Kids
Wake Forest Athletics and WGHP (FOX8) are partnering for the fourth consecutive year to bring the Gifts for Kids initiative to the Joel Coliseum for the Deacons’ basketball game against Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 7. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game. Fans will receive a free ticket to the game with the donation of a new toy with a retail value of $10 or greater.
All donations will be collected by The Salvation Army and will be given to children in the Winston-Salem area. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, WFDD (88.5), the NPR affiliate station licensed to Wake Forest, is partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. in a campaign to support both organizations. This three-way partnership results in necessary funds for WFDD and support for the Food Bank’s Backpack Program, combatting childhood hunger.
This program sends food-insecure children home from school each Friday with a backpack full of nutritious food to sustain them over the weekend.
During the WFDD Backpack Campaign, corporate sponsor Ralph Lauren contributes a backpack of food to the Food Bank for each pledge received by WFDD, up to a total of 800 backpacks. WFDD will be on the air Dec. 11-12 for this campaign. More information is available at the WFDD website, wfdd.org, where real-time tracking of the number of backpacks raised is also available.
November 27th, 2013 | Staff News
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November 6th, 2013 | Staff News
From left: Matt Williams, David Matthews, Tom Dollenmayer and Barbee Oakes.
WFDD general manager Tom Dollenmayer recently presented a plaque to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in recognition of the first place journalism award the station received for the piece it produced as part of Wake Forest’s Faces of Courage series.
WFDD and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion worked in collaboration to record, produce, and broadcast the stories of the pioneers of Wake Forest’s integration in 1962. One piece, a commentary from David Matthews (’62), was recognized during the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) national award competition and received first place in the documentary category.
Matthews’s commentary can be heard at WFDD’s website: http://wfdd.org/post/breaking-family-tradition. In it, Matthews describes how history classes about British colonialism and Africa shattered his long-held prejudices about African Americans.
“We were thrilled when Matt Williams from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion approached us about working with him on the Faces of Courage project,” Dollenmayer said. ” To have that collaboration result in a first place national journalism award is an honor for both departments, and for Wake Forest University.”
September 20th, 2013 | University Announcement
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August 30th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
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July 10th, 2013 | Staff News
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June 14th, 2013 | Staff News
Greg Keener of WFDD (88.5) was elected to a three-year term of the Public Radio Association of Development Officer’s (PRADO) board of directors.
Keener has worked for WFDD since 2004. He coordinates individual giving efforts and education programs at the station. Keener’s work includes planning and execution of development efforts, including on-air pledge drives, and community education programs such as Radio Camp, a summer day camp for middle school students, and Radio 101, an afterschool program for high school students.
PRADO is a membership organization that provides a supportive environment for public radio development professionals. Through PRADO activities, newcomers are welcomed and oriented to public radio, members are recognized for their achievements, provided with mentoring and idea sharing opportunities, and have ongoing peer-to-peer communication with colleagues. The organization’s goal is to retain and advance the careers of those dedicated to public broadcasting development. The volunteer PRADO Board is elected by the membership.
June 7th, 2013 | Events
The American Singers’ Opera Project (ASOP) is underway at Wake Forest, and fans can get a local taste of what’s going on there on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Arbor Acres Retirement Community during ASOP’s first Aria Evening.
The High School Art Song Matinee is June 13 at 3 p.m. and that evening at 7 p.m.. it’s the first of three performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with chamber orchestra in Brendle Recital Hall in Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 ($7 for students).
Artistic Director and American soprano Barbara DeMaio Caprilli and Director and associate professor of music and lyric tenor Richard Heard joined David Ford on WFDD.
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May 14th, 2013 | Hot Topics, University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
While commencement season always brings about a sense of new beginnings and opportunities, it’s also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have called Wake Forest University home.
Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are grateful for the many contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 800 years of service to the University: Continue reading »
April 30th, 2013 | University Announcement
WFDD (88.5 FM), the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest, raised $262,902 during its spring fundraising campaign, exceeding its goal. The drive took place Thursday, April 18, through Thursday, April 25, with 2,524 listeners making donations to the station; 30% of that total were first-time gifts.
WFDD’s general manager, Tom Dollenmayer, said that meeting the goal this early in the fiscal year is an unprecedented success, and attributed the success to a number of factors, including the fact that WFDD is fortunate to have a truly dedicated and passionate audience, which has grown to twice the size it was a year ago.
On Earth Day, April 22, the stationed partnered with the National Forest Foundation to have a tree planted for every gift of $50 or higher. The trees will be planted in a single project in spring 2014 to help with a major reforestation effort. WFDD listeners generated more than 200 trees with their gifts.
According to membership manager Greg Keener, the goal for the spring campaign encompassed money received via direct mail, online giving, and telephone pledges called in during the on-air campaign. This year, the station continued its commitment to reducing the number of on-air fundraising days, with only 10 pledge drive days so far this fiscal year. Continue reading »