Stories this week at Wake Forest

Professor Can Offer Comment on N.C. Elections

Jack Fleer, professor and chairman of Wake Forest’s politics department and author of such books as “North Caroina Government and Politics” and “The South’s New Politics,” can help sort through the Nov. 5 election returns and put the outcomes in historical perspective.

Cherokee Storyteller to Visit Museum

Cherokee storyteller and stone carver Freeman Owle will present a program on Cherokee culture and history at the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology Saturday, Nov. 2. For the museum’s Family Day, Owle will use Cherokee symbolism and storytelling techniques to narrate a traditional story of Cherokee origins. Owle will then create a stone carving and teach participants how to carve their own family histories with materials provided by the museum. The program runs from 1-4 p.m.

Elementary School Students to Learn Printmaking

Twenty-five fourth-graders from Sherwood Forest elementary school will take part in a printmaking workshop at Wake Forest from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Led by art professor David Faber in Wake Forest’s printmaking studio, each student will make a one-of-a-kind multicolored monotype print. Part of the university’s Year of the Arts, the community outreach effort also ties in with Sherwood Forest’s designation as a “Science and Visual Arts” theme school.

Negative Political Ads Work

In the last few days before the elections, voters may say they dislike negative political advertising. But it works, says Allen Louden, an associate communication professor. Negative ads are inexpensive to produce and effective, particularly with undecided voters, says Louden. He has studied ads for numerous senate races in North Carolina, including both Helms/Gantt campaigns.

Trick or Treat with the Deacs

Ghouls, ghosts, and maybe a few vampires will fill the bleachers in Reynolds Gymnasium on Halloween when the women’s volleyball team plays Duke at 7 p.m. tonight. In addition to the game, the night includes a costume contest, special prizes and candy for spectators.

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