Public art sculptures by students in Wake Forest’s intermediate sculpture class are now scattered around campus. Ranging from an oversized half-buried book in front of the library to a steel, aluminum and copper figure called “Molting” beside Luter Residence Hall, the sculptures will remain in place through the spring semester. One sculpture (placed in front of Carswell Hall) is made of plaster casts of real hands set in the positions of the sign language alphabet. From left to right, top to bottom, they read: “who, when, how, why, do you define.” Call the News Service to set up a “sculpture tour” or to contact the artists.
Three Wake Forest University choirs will present a free holiday concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Brendle Recital Hall. The Choral Union, the Collegium Vocal Ensemble and the Concert Choir will present a musical hour of carols and seasonal selections, including “The Holly and the Ivy” and “The Wassail Song.” Television crews are invited to shoot footage during the concert.
More than 2,300 Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the community, will fill Wait Chapel for the annual Christmas Lovefeast. The event begins at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, but many will arrive early to enjoy the luminaries leading to the chapel and carillon music performed by sophomore Matthew Phillips. The Messiah Moravian Band and the university’s concert choir, flute choir and handbell choir will perform during the candlelight service. Fifty-six faculty and students will serve the traditional coffee and Moravian buns.
Wake Forest students are preparing for two service trips during their winter break. A group of ten students will travel to the Agalta Valley in Honduras to work with the Honduran people, including victims of Hurricane Mitch. Another group will travel to Calcutta to volunteer at three homes for the poor established by Mother Teresa in India. The students will spend two weeks working at the Khalighat Home for the Dying and Destitute; Prem Dan, a home for the mentally and physically handicapped; and the Shishu Bhavan orphanage.