Dale Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Company, will discuss global brand management on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium. Morrison was named to his current position with Campbell in 1997. His discussion is part of the Critical Issues in Business and Accountancy speaker series sponsored by Wake Forest’s Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
Now that the impeachment trial is history, Congress is turning its attention to the current independent counsel law. Associate Professor of Politics Katy Harriger has been invited to testify before a congressional committee examining the law, which has fallen into disfavor with many on Capitol Hill. Harriger is author of “Independent Justice: The Federal Special Prosecutor in American Politics.” She is presently preparing a new edition of the book, incorporating the recent Starr investigation of President Bill Clinton. Harriger, who is critical of the current law, will appear on Capitol Hill in March.
Wake Forest freshman Melissa Poe learned recently that she will receive a Seventeen/Cover Girl Volunteerism Award for her years of dedication to protecting the environment. Poe will be presented the award in Washington on March 16 at a ceremony featuring First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and singer/actress Brandy. She is the founder of Kids for a Clean Environment (Kids F.A.C.E.), a non-profit children’s environmental organization with more than 300,000 members. Poe has won numerous awards since starting Kids F.A.C.E. at age nine. Last summer, she was declared a Disney “Eco Hero;” she is featured in an exhibit at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Robert Bullard, author of “Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality,” poor and minority communities are home to a disproportionate share of the nation’s environmental hazards. Bullard, who directs the Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University, will speak on “Environmental Justice” at Wake Forest on Wednesday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. The free, public lecture will be held in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Bullard will be available for interviews.
Latina writers Cristina GarcÌa and Rosario FerrÈ will be the featured panelists for events at Wake Forest University and the Forsyth County Main Library on Monday, March 1. The Wake Forest program, “Who is the Writer, How Does She Write and What Does She Write,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. The Forsyth County Library program, “Narratives of Bicultural Identity,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. FerrÈ, considered one of Puerto Rico’s leading novelists, won critical praise for her first novel in English, “The House on the Lagoon.” GarcÌa’s 1992 book, “Dreaming in Cuban,” was nominated for the National Book Award. The event at Wake Forest is sponsored by the Year of Globalization and Diversity, the English and Romance languages departments, the Multicultural Affairs office, the American ethnic studies program and the N.C. Humanities Council.
Spanish playwright and war correspondent Alfonso Armada will be the focus of Year of Globalization and Diversity events on Feb. 23 – Feb. 24. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Armada will discuss his experience as a journalist in Bosnia, Sarajevo and Rwanda at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Anthropology. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, a dramatized reading of Armada’s play, “The Souls of the Objects,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts Center’s Ring Theater followed by a discussion with Armada. His work, including articles and photographs from covering stories in Africa, is on exhibit in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library ITC lab until May 20.
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