Stories this week at Wake Forest

Beethoven Festival Focuses on the Ninth

Wake Forest music professor David Levy has organized “Joy’s Legacy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: a Festival and Symposium” to be held at Wake Forest Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2. The Ninth Symphony, famous for its choral finale “Ode to Joy,” is the inspiration for the festival. The weekend-long event will include a scholarly symposium (2-5 p.m. Saturday), faculty/student recital (8 p.m. Saturday) and a performance of the Ninth Symphony (3 p.m. Sunday) with the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony. Levy, who chairs the music department, is the author of “Beethoven: the Ninth Symphony.”

Students, State Officials to Discuss DWI Legislation

State officials and college students will participate in a Governor’s Summit Meeting at Wake Forest to discuss proposed driving while impaired legislation at 4 p.m. today in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Student representatives from Wake Forest and other colleges across the state; Richard Moore, state crime control and public safety secretary; and Forsyth County assistant district attorney Vince Rabil will participate. The summit was organized by Safe Rds. (Student Action for Eliminating Reckless Drivers), a student-run initiative at Wake Forest to strengthen DWI laws in North Carolina.

Broyhill Lecturer to Address Business and the Internet

John T. Chambers, whose Cisco Systems Inc. links 80 percent of the world’s computers to the Internet through high-speed switches and other networking equipment, will discuss “The Impact of the Internet on Business” at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. The free lecture is part of the Babcock Graduate School of Management’s Broyhill Executive Lecturer Series. “No technology company has lived up to Wall Street’s highest expectations better than Cisco Systems. Not Intel, not even Microsoft,” wrote Financial World in its Jan. 21 edition.

Learn About the Art of Alternative Healing

The public is invited to “Alternative Healing: Body, Mind, & Spirit” to learn more about acupuncture, reiki, Zen meditation and other alternative healing practices on Tuesday, March 4. Local experts in such practices will participate in an informal discussion and present demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Benson University Center, 3rd floor rotunda. The free event is sponsored by the Benson Center as part of its Discovery Series.

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