Stories this week at Wake Forest

The Mystery of Mary

The resurgence of interest in the role of the Virgin Mary will be the focus of the next Discovery Series program on Tuesday, April 14. A discussion and question-and-answer session will feature panelists Mary Foskett, Wake Forest assistant religion professor; Lynn Rhoades, associate pastor of Wake Forest Baptist Church; Father Jude DeAngelo, Catholic campus minister; and Pamela Kinlaw, a Wake Forest academic counselor who has taught religion courses at the university. The free event is from 11 a.m. to noon in Benson University Center’s third floor lounge. The Discovery Series is a monthly program sponsored by the Benson Center.

Politics and the Pews: Debating Church and State

As part of the Year of Religion, Pi Sigma Alpha, Wake Forest University’s political science honor society, will sponsor a debate on the separation of church and state in the United States at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Pugh Auditorium. The featured panelists in the free, public program are Deborah Ross, executive director of the North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; Lynn Buzzard, a professor at the Campbell University School of Law; and the Rev. Carlton Eversley, pastor of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.

Spring is Here, But Don’t Overdo It

The arrival of spring and daylight-saving time prompts many to head for the outdoors and exercise. Don Bergey, exercise coordinator for the university’s cardiac rehabilitation program, offers tips on how to get started. For example, if you are over 40, overweight and have not exercised in the last six months, gradually build up your exercise time-starting with 10 minutes a day at least three times a week. If two of those criteria apply, start out walking 15 minutes a day at least three times a week. And, if only one applies, start walking 20 minutes a day. Walk at a brisk pace, but one that allows you to carry on a conversation. If none of the criteria describe you, begin walking 30 minutes a day. For additional tips, contact Dr. Bergey through the News Bureau.

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