A major gift from a prominent Winston-Salem businessman and his wife will be announced at noon today in Reynolda Hall’s main lounge. The gift will enable Wake Forest to expand its study abroad opportunities for students, giving the university a stronger presence in Europe. Wake Forest president Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will announce the gift.
Students in Maya Angelou’s master class, “World Poetry in Dramatic Performance,” will give a public performance at 4 p.m. today in Brendle Recital Hall. Forty students will perform poetry by 30 different authors from Shakespeare to Langston Hughes in the tightly choreographed dramatic presentation. Angelou is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest.
On Palm Sunday, more than 60 members of the Wake Forest community will perform the Passion Play the way it would have been done in the Middle Ages — outdoors without a stage. Seventy-five minute performances, directed by James Dodding, will be held April 5, 6 and 7. For the unusual “promenade” production of the Passion Play, episodes in Christ’s life will be set at different campus locations. The Gospel Choir and Wake Forest Baptist Choirs will take part in the event.
Telecommunications law is the focus of this year’s Business Law Symposium hosted by the Wake Forest University Law Review today at the Graylyn Conference Center in Winston-Salem. Telecommunications experts will discuss topics such as industry trends, privacy, and the effects on business. Among the speakers is Fred Cate, an Indiana University law professor and former attorney, who will discuss Internet privacy issues. Wade H. Hargrove, who has testified before congressional committees concerning broadcast and cable television industries, will discuss satellite providers and local network affiliates. Media coverage is invited. For a complete schedule, call the News Bureau at 336-758-5237.