Stories this week at Wake Forest

Pine Hall Students Get Surfing Tips

Fifth-grade students from Pine Hall Elementary School will be at Wake Forest Friday, Sept. 12, to get tips on navigating the World Wide Web. A number of Wake Forest students well-experienced with Web surfing have volunteered to meet with the youngsters from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The Pine Hall students’ interest in the Web is related to their participation in NASA’s KidStat, a program providing schoolchildren with opportunities to learn about the Earth from space. Pine Hall teacher Jason Duncan will bring the children to the library for their exploration of the Web.

Over 160 High School Debate Teams Ready to Compete

Wake Forest, along with North Forsyth and Mount Tabor high schools, will host the National Earlybird Forensics Tournament from Friday, Sept. 12-Sunday, Sept. 14. The tournament is one of the country’s top competitions for high school debate. During the weekend, over 2,000 individual speeches will be delivered and nearly 800 debate rounds will be completed. Contact the News Bureau for a complete schedule.

Look in the Book

As part of its Year of Religion in American Life, Wake Forest University has posted on its Web site and published in book form “The Book of Days,”-daily writings on matters of faith and life by Wake Forest faculty, staff and students. Entries in the book, which began with Aug. 24 and will continue throughout the academic year, reflect a broad range of subjects and writing styles. University Chaplain Ed Christman was the Year of Religion Steering Committee member who suggested creating the book.

Exploring the Lives of Slaves

Wake Forest associate professor of history Anthony Parent will discuss the “Social and Cultural Conditions of Slaves” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. His free talk is offered in conjunction with “The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation,” an exhibit of photographs and drawings focusing on the lives of slaves that will be on display in the Wake Forest University Fine Arts gallery through Oct. 5.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Community, Events