Stories this week at Wake Forest

Students Stage Vigil for Peace

Wake Forest students are calling on the university community and others to gather on campus Thursday, Oct. 29, for a “Unite for Peace” vigil. The event, which will take place in Wait Chapel at 9 p.m., is intended to bring people together to make a stand for peace, according to student organizers. It is, in part, a response to news in recent weeks of the murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, ethnic violence in Bosnia, and incidents of intolerance in other parts of the country and world, organizers say. For assistance in contacting a student spokesperson, please contact the News Service.

Spooky Fun for Community Children

Project Pumpkin, an annual event sponsored by the Wake Forest University Volunteer Service Corps, will bring more than 1,200 disadvantaged children to campus from more than 35 agencies for an afternoon of Halloween fun on Thursday, Oct. 29. From 3-6 p.m., costumed student volunteers will escort each child through residence halls for trick-or-treating. More than 1,000 student organizations will sponsor carnival booths, face-painting, step shows, haunted houses and other entertainment.

South American Musical Group to Perform

Inti-illimani, one of South America’s major musical groups, will perform at Wake Forest at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel on Friday, Oct. 30. Inti-illimani started playing together in the 1960s. The group and its music quickly became a vehicle of social expression during a turbulent political time in Chile. The eight-member group performs on more than 30 string, wind and percussion instruments. Their sound reflects Latin America’s musical roots from the indigenous cultures of Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, but is also influenced by other countries and cultures. The public can purchase general admission tickets for $10. To reach the Wake Forest box office, call 758-5295. The media may shoot brief footage or take photographs of the group during a 6 p.m. sound check or at the beginning of the concert.

Street to Be Dedicated in Honor of Dean

A ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 23, to dedicate a campus street in honor of the late Carroll Weathers, dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law from 1950 to 1970. The ceremony for Carroll Weathers Drive will be held at its entrance behind the Worrell Professional Center. Robert K. Walsh, dean of the law school, and members of the Weathers family will speak at the ceremony, which will begin at 5 p.m. The street is located between the Worrell Professional Center and the new Information Systems Building.

Blackbeard’s Shipwreck Focus of Talk

Steve Claggett, an archaeologist with the N.C. Division of Archives and History (and a Wake Forest alumnus), will discuss the underwater archaeological investigation of Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard’s lost flagship, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Forsyth County main library in downtown Winston-Salem. The free and public event is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest University Archaeology Laboratories and the Old Salem Archeology Center. For more information about the event, call the library at 727-2152.

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