Stories This Week At Wake Forest

Are Men and Women From the Same Planet?

The idea that men and women communicate in vastly different ways was popularized in the bestseller, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” Wake Forest faculty from the communication, sociology and psychology departments will present their views of gender differences on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Benson University Center rotunda. The event, part of the Benson Center’s Discovery Series, will begin at 11 a.m. with a panel discussion followed by an open discussion with audience members.

Looking at Public Art

Art students from Wake Forest’s first “public art” class will lead a tour of student sculptures scattered around campus Friday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. Following the tour, art professor David Finn will lead a discussion of the pieces and of the role of public art. Participants can express their views on sculptures with titles such as “Swing,” “Apocalypse Pending” and “7 Esoteric Steps.” They are made of various materials including wood, steel and copper and will remain in place throughout the spring semester.

Move Over Shakespeare

Wake Forest will forego the classics and host a Festival of New Plays Feb. 6-8 and 20-22. A new play by Winston-Salem native Allyson Currin will be among the three plays performed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Each of the two weekends will include playwriting workshops and conversations with visiting playwrights and critics. “I want the Festival of New Plays to introduce the campus and community audience to new plays and how plays get started,” says Harold Tedford, Wake Forest University Theatre director and organizer of the event.

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