Stories this week at Wake Forest

Euthanasia: Can We Choose How We Die?

A panel of Wake Forest professors will discuss the legal, moral, psychological, spiritual and emotional implications of euthanasia. Part of the Student Union’s Discovery Series, the program will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Rotunda area of Benson University Center. The panel will include Michael Hyde, communications; Hugo Lane, biology; Hanna Hardgrave, philosophy; and Nancy Nelson, anthropology.

Totally Zen

Buddhist monk Abbot Hyon Gak Sunim begins the Year of Religion resident scholar program Sept. 30-Oct. 2 with his visit to campus. Throughout the academic year, the program will bring representatives from several different faiths to campus to participate in lectures, classes and discussions. While at Wake Forest, Gak Sunim will present two free public lectures, “What Are You?: Zen Is Understanding Yourself?” 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, and “Zen Way, Jesus Way,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Both lectures will be in Brendle Recital Hall. In addition to his work at the Providence Zen Center, Gak Sunim was editor of the books, “The Whole World is a Single Flower” and “The Compass of Zen.”

Slave Housing in the North

John Michael Vlach, author of “Behind the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery,” will discuss “Slave Housing in the North,” Thursday, Sept. 25, at Wake Forest University. The 4 p.m. lecture in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102, is offered in conjunction with the exhibit, “The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation,” on display through Oct. 5 in Wake Forest’s Fine Arts Gallery.

Law School Holds Family Day

To offer families of students an inside look at law school, the Wake Forest School of Law will host Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 20. Two simulated classes give family members a first-hand look at what goes on in the classroom. Also, “Law School Life: A Panel Discussion” will be led by a husband and wife who have survived the first two years. Nearly 300 people are expected to attend. Events will be held in the law school auditorium, Room 1312. For a complete schedule, call Linda Michalski at 759-5719.

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