UNCSA to Introduce “Acting Out!” Community School in January

By Staff   The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is adding a fourth component to its popular community education programs beginning in January. Called “Acting Out!” the new program will be offered to both children and adults for a 14-week semester beginning Jan. 5, 2015, and […]

by · November 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, UNCSA
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Glenn High School Students are Forensic Scientists for a Day

By Kim Underwood W-S/Forsyth County Schools   At Glenn High School, biology students donned protective aprons and eye guards and became forensic scientists for a day. Using DNA fingerprinting, they determined which one of two suspects had been at the scene of a crime. This adventure in science was brought […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
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Wake Forest University Community to Pack Meals on Thursday for Hungry Children in Forsyth County

By Staff   A group of Wake Forest University students and volunteers will pack 600 meals on Thursday, Nov. 20, for children who attend public schools in Forsyth County. The Forsyth Backpack Program, the WFU Resident Student Association and Delta Zeta will host a meal packing event at 7 p.m. […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, Wake Forest

WSSU Fraternity Hosts 18th Annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless on Nov 21

By Staff   The Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at Winston-Salem State University will conduct its 18th annual overnight sleep-out to raise awareness of homelessness in the Piedmont Triad on Nov. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. near the Greek plots on campus. Activities during the past […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, WSSU
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Winston-Salem Foundation Grant helps Students with Disabilities Enhance Literacy Skills

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   Thanks to a grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation, students with disabilities will have access to literacy kits that include assistive technology and other materials designed to help them enhance their reading and writing skills. The $14,710 grant is one of four totaling more […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Elementary Schools, Pre-K to 12
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Rockets to the Rescue – It was all Associated with the 4-H National Youth Science Day

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   By the end of their field trip on Wednesday, students from Kennedy, Hanes, Wiley, Paisley and Brunson had built rockets to bring supplies to people stranded on an island, hobnobbed with engineers and learned about what goes into designing and testing airplane seats. […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
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WSSU’s International Education Week to Feature an African Queen Mother on November 13

By Staff   Nuekie Aku Opata, a 1998 graduate of Winston-Salem State University  will share her experiences of being installed as the Queen Mother of her tribe in Ghana during a presentation on “Connecting and Reclaiming African and African American Identities” on Thursday, November 13, at 2pm in Room 207A […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, WSSU
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Public Art Highlight – Tactile Wall at Industries for the Blind

By Margaret Seay The Pfefferkorn Playground at Tracy’s Little Red School House, a part of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, has a new feature, a mosaic wall assembled by local artist Betti Pettinati-Longinotti and her team of assistants and volunteers. Through her work, Pettinati-Longinotti hopes to inspire the blind, visually […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
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Wake Forest to Face Albany in 2014 NCAA Championships

By Josh Gresh, Wake Forest Athletic Communications   The 2014 ACC Field Hockey Champion, and No. 11-ranked Wake Forest field hockey team will face the American East Champion, No. 14 Albany in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Field Hockey tournament on Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m. in […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, Wake Forest
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WFU Professor’s Research Shows Hungry Bats Compete for Prey by Jamming Sonar

By Staff   In their nightly forays, bats hunting for insects compete with as many as one million hungry roost-mates. A study published this week in Science shows that Mexican free-tailed bats jam the sonar of competitors to gain advantage in aerial foraging contests. The research was conducted by Aaron […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 1 comment · Colleges & Univ, Education, Wake Forest