Arun Gandhi, grandson of the famous religious and political leader of India, will present “The 21st Century is Coming, But Where Are We Going?” The free public lecture begins at 8 p.m. tonight in Brendle Recital Hall. A reception and book signing will follow.
Wake Forest will host a symposium on religion and higher education for representatives of 15 Baptist-related colleges and universities in the Southeast Oct. 23-24. Discussions will examine the role of religion, values and faith on campuses. “We really ask how do private church-related schools discuss, debate and nurture religion’s ideas and practice toward the 21st century,” said Bill Leonard, director of the meeting and dean of Wake Forest’s divinity school. The event-part of the university’s Year of Religion in American Life- is funded by the Lilly Endowment. For a complete schedule of events, including those open to the media, contact the News Bureau.
Middle-school students will learn the role of science in sports, exercise and fitness during “Exer-Science,” an Oct.18 Saturday Science Symposium sponsored by the Western Triad Science and Mathematics Alliance. The alliance, which is affiliated with Wake Forest’s education department, promotes science and math education. Physical therapists, university athletic trainers, an exercise physiologist, a wheelchair athlete and a NASCAR physicist will lead hands-on learning activities. The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., but the best photo opportunities for the media will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Activities will take place in the fine arts center, the commons building and the science building at Salem College. For more information, call the alliance at 910-748-5906.
More than 50 original drawings by Jo Mielziner, one of the most influential stage designers in the history of theater, will be on display at Wake Forest University’s Fine Arts Gallery through Nov. 25. Mielziner designed sets from the 1920s to the 1950s for Broadway productions such as “The Crucible,” Romeo and Juliet,” and “Death of a Salesman.” Mary Henderson, author of his biography, will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, during the gallery’s opening reception for the show.