Stories this week at Wake Forest

Calloway Students Earn Top State, National Rankings

Three accounting students in Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy earned the highest scores of all candidates taking the CPA Exam in North Carolina in May 1998. Wayne Smith Jr., Gold Medal Award winner for having the highest score in the state, grew up in Advance and after graduation from Wake Forest this spring joined KPMG in Greensboro. The most recent national rankings (based on the May 1997 exam) placed Wake Forest second among all schools in the country with advanced accounting degrees and the highest among those schools in North Carolina.

Alumnus Shows off Abstract Art

Heralded as the “can’t miss art exhibition this year” by Forbes magazine (Aug. 24), the show “Abstract American Art of the 1930s and 1940s” opens Aug. 28 in Wake Forest’s Fine Arts Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Scales Fine Arts Center lobby. Nichols, who attended Wake Forest on a baseball scholarship, will give a talk about his collection, considered the best and most comprehensive private collection of abstract art from this era. This is the first time Nichols has shown his paintings, including works by Willem de Kooning and Joseph Albers, publicly.

More to College than Class

Classes have started, so now it’s time for college students to find the right extracurricular activities. About 30 campus organizations will set up at the Student Union Activities Fair on the Magnolia Courtyard behind Reynolda Hall on Friday, Sept. 4, from 2-5 p.m. The Volunteer Service Corps, the student newspaper, Campus Ministry and Amnesty International will be among the groups represented. James Buckley, director of the Student Union, can comment on the importance of getting involved in activities outside the classroom to make the most of the college experience.

Eat More Chicken!

Wake Forest University students now have another fast food dining option on campus — a Chick-Fil-A. The restaurant, which opened Monday in the food court of Wake Forest’s new Information Systems Building, joins existing Pizza Hut and Taco Bell outlets. To further increase students’ access to quick and nutritious foods on the campus, the university has also opened a new North Campus Convenience Store near the new Polo Residence Hall and renovated its Sundry Shop on the main quad to offer more microwavable entrees and more fruits and other low-fat and healthy foods. The new convenience store opened Thursday.

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