“Run With the Deacs,” an annual 5K race to benefit cancer research, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sept. 24. The race is open to the public and part of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive, created in memory of the legendary Wake Forest football player whose career with the Chicago Bears was cut short by cancer. This fall marks the 20th year of the cancer drive and the 10th year for the 5K race. To date, the drive has raised more than $435,000 to support research efforts at Wake Forest’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. The race will begin on the field across from the Worrell Professional Center. Runners will include members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams and men’s head coach Dave Odom. After the race, the basketball players will be available to meet with children and sign autographs. For more information, call 336-758-5921 or 336-758-5622.
Wake Forest Art Professor Margaret Supplee Smith and Winston-Salem writer Emily Herring Wilson are the authors of “North Carolina Women: Making History,” a new book commissioned by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History to fill a void in the state’s historical coverage. A copy of the book has been placed in every middle school and high school library in the state through a gift from Wachovia Bank, N.A. In addition to such well-known figures as Queen Elizabeth I and Virginia Dare, the book covers a multitude of other women who influenced the making of North Carolina. For more information about a Sept. 26 book signing or to schedule an interview with the authors, call the News Service.
Famous Italian filmmaker Francesco Rosi will visit Winston-Salem Sept. 26-Oct. 3. He will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102, and lead a question-and-answer session following the showing of his 1987 film, “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Tribble Hall, Room B-216. Rosi will also lead workshops in screenwriting and directing at the North Carolina School of the Art’s School of Filmmaking. Rosi is the father of “Cinema Civile (Civil Cinema),” a type of socially engaged filmmaking that tries to uncover the facts behind complex and mysterious events. The latest among Rosi’s 16 films is “The Truce” starring John Turturro.
Can’t stand the thought of leaving your warm bed to go for a chilly morning walk? Moving your exercise routine indoors might just be the thing to keep your body moving while avoiding the punishment of the elements. “When all is said and done, what really matters is for you to find an activity to fit your schedule and lifestyle,” said Don Bergey, a health and exercise science instructor at Wake Forest. Some indoor activities suggested by Bergey include using a stair-climbing machine, running in water and walking. Stair climbers require little skill to use and effectively exercise the lower body. Running in water is a fitness alternative that avoids the lower-body pounding of running on land. “And remember,” Bergey said, “walking is a year-round prescription for healthy living. When it’s too cold or too wet to walk outdoors, head to the malls.” To interview Bergey about other indoor exercising tips, contact the News Service.
Politics professor Jack Fleer says that if Pat Buchanan joins the Reform Party, he could attract Republican and Democratic voters in North Carolina. “Opposing NAFTA could resonate with textile workers, who are traditionally Democrats,” Fleer said. However, Buchanan’s stance on abortion and other issues appeals to Republicans. Third party candidates never get more than 10 percent of the vote, but they can be important in raising issues Republican and Democratic candidates will have to address in their campaigns, Fleer said. To arrange an interview with Fleer, call the News Service.
From flying fox teeth to African rat traps, the Museum of Anthropology will display non-traditional currency from around the world in its new exhibit, “Shelling Out: Buying and Selling Through Time.” The exhibit opens Oct. 1 and features interactive activities as well as unusual objects used for money, including shell money made in the Middle East 5,000 years ago. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
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