Stories this week at Wake Forest

Nutrition Expert Sold on `Heart-Healthy’ Label

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow Quaker Oats and other producers of fiber-rich foods to label their products heart-healthy is good for consumers, says Gary Miller, assistant professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest. “Many times, people may not really understand what specific foods they should eat as part of their low-fat, low-cholesterol diet,” he said. “If they are standing in the cereal department thinking, What should I have,’ the new label helps identify some good choices.”

God and Men: New Book Features WFU Professors

Stephen Boyd, a Wake Forest religion professor, has added another chapter to the literature of the growing menís movement. Boyd is one of the writers who contributed to a new book entitled, “Redeeming Men: Religion and Masculinities.” Boyd, also one of the bookís editors, has earned national recognition in recent years for his writings on men and religion. Other Wake Forest contributors to the book include religion professor Alton B. Pollard III and humanities professor Ulrike Wiethaus. Boyd says the new collection of essays “focuses on how religion shapes the way men view themselves, and vice versa.”

Faculty Recreate `Schubertiad’

In honor of the 200th anniversary of composer Franz Schubertís birth, Wake Forest faculty members are staging a “Schubertiad” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at Reynolda House. The event is inspired by small, intimate performances known as “Schubertiads” that Schubert hosted for friends and admirers. The Reynolda House event, which will also include performers from the North Carolina School of the Arts, is being staged as part of Wake Forestís Year of the Arts celebration. The performance will include songs, chamber pieces and a dramatic reading.

George Winston to Perform

Pianist George Winston will perform pieces from his new recording, “Linus & Lucyóthe Music of Vince Guaraldi,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Wait Chapel. The concert is sponsored by Wake Forestís Student Union. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

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