James D. Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered the structure of DNA, will deliver Wake Forest’s Opening Convocation address at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 in Wait Chapel. Watson’s address is part of “Science & Technology: The Next Millennium,” a yearlong series of events and activities focusing on science and technology topics, such as cloning, computer security and the environment. Reporters are invited to a press conference with Watson immediately following convocation. Call the News Service for details.
The semester just started, but students-and companies-are already on a mutual quest to fill internships and full-time jobs after graduation. Students and companies can meet, network and begin the search at Career Fest ’99. At least 75 companies will be on campus meeting students beginning at noon in the Benson University Center, Room 401. William Currin, director of career services, is available to discuss current recruiting issues. Contact the News Service to arrange an interview.
Nearly 1,200 high school students from 35 states will be in Winston-Salem to compete in the National Earlybird Forensics Tournament on Sept. 17-19. Competitions will be held at Wake Forest, North Forsyth High School and Mount Tabor High School. Through team and individual events, students will give over 2,000 individual speeches and compete in nearly 800 rounds of debate. The tournament is hosted by the Wake Forest University Debate Team each year. Contact the News Service for a complete schedule.
Mary Wayne-Thomas, an assistant professor of theatre, has researched, designed and created costumes for actors in productions ranging from “Macbeth” to “Carousel.” Her 20-year career with Wake Forest’s theatre department is now the subject of an exhibit at the Scales Fine Arts Gallery until Sept. 26. The exhibit highlights the design process from artist renderings and fabric swatches to the final costume. When Thomas isn’t designing costumes she focuses her creative energy on sets-also featured in the exhibit in the form of small models, sketches and photographs. Thomas’ history with the theatre dates back to her days in high school and a mother who designed community theatre costumes. To interview Wayne-Thomas, contact the News Service.
Forest’s Women’s Studies program and the Women’s Health Center of Excellence at the School of Medicine are sponsoring a series of events from Sept. 13-18 as part of the 2nd annual fall initiative on violence against women. Katie Koestner, a sexual-assault prevention advocate, will speak at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 in Benson Center’s Pugh Auditorium. On Sept. 15, a symposium on “Creative Responses To Violence Against Women” is scheduled from 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium. The free event will examine issues related to violence against women through poetry; a one-woman play; the “Silent Witness” exhibit in memory of victims of domestic violence; and the “Clothesline Project,” a display of T-shirts on a clothesline decorated to represent women’s experiences with violence. Fall initiative events on Sept. 16-18 will be held at the Sawtooth Center, Tanglewood Park and Hanes Mall. For more information, call 758-5139 or 777-3946.
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