As part of Writers Harvest, a nationwide literary benefit for hunger relief, professors and students from Wake Forest University will read poetry and prose at 7 p.m. tonight in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. Arranged by Wake Forest poet-in-residence Jane Mead, the local event will raise money for the Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
Based on a study of 365 post-divorce families, divorce doesn’t have to lead to unhappy lives for children, says psychology professor Christy Buchanan. Co-author of the recently published book, “Adolescents After Divorce,” Buchanan can offer good advice to parents on ways to enhance a child’s chances of adjusting well after a parental divorce. Her book addresses what factors predict better and worse adjustments for adolescents.
Strained family relationships can make Thanksgiving get-togethers fights as well as feasts, says Samuel T. Gladding, professor of counselor education at Wake Forest and a well-known family counseling expert. But, Gladding says there are positive ways to respond to difficult family members. Among them: anticipate the worst, rehearse responses to those situations and avoid being drawn into negative conversation. Compliments can also help reduce tension and make the annual holiday more enjoyable.
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. Monday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 20. 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.
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