Music groups from Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University will perform tonightat 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest. The event will conclude a two-day celebration of a lunch counter sit-in held by students from both universities 40 years ago. The “Unity Sing” will feature Inspirational Voices of WSSU, God’s Workmanship from Wake Forest, the Wake Forest Gospel Choir and the WSSU Choir. The event is free and open to the public. Cameras may set up on the side stairs and in the balcony of Wait Chapel. Line level feeds will also be available. Call the News Service at 758-5237 for more information.
Two panel discussions are planned today as part of Wake Forest’s and Winston-Salem State University’s sit-in anniversary celebration. The first panel from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. will feature historians and sit-in participants discussing the historical significance of events during the sit-in movement. Delores J. Smith, president of Winston-Salem’s Urban League, and Manuel Vargas with the Hispanic League will participate in a panel discussion about current race relations in Winston-Salem from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Both discussions will be in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium at Wake Forest. The events are free and open to the public. For more information call the News Service or visit < href=”http://civilrights.wfu.edu”>http://civilrights.wfu.edu.
Two events on Feb. 28 will focus on cracking secret codes and computer security issues. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium will be a lecture by S. Brent Morris, senior mathematician at the National Security Agency, who will discuss “Classic Cryptanalysis: The Folger Manuscript.” The lecture will examine cryptanalysis techniques used to crack a secret code written by Robert B. Folger in 1927. Immediately following Morris’ talk, a security software expo will feature demonstrations of encryption systems, face recognition software, the PC “smart card,” fingerprint recognition software and handwriting recognition software. The events are part of a series addressing the topic, “Living in a Networked World: Community, Security and Privacy.” (This event, originally set for Jan. 25, was rescheduled because of snow).,/em>
Whether or not a utopian society is possible will be the Discovery Series topic from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 29 in the Benson University Center’s third-floor lounge. From spiritual concerns to the environment, issues that will shape our quality of life in the new millennium will be discussed by panelists Dane Scott, visiting professor of philosophy; Earl Smith, professor of sociology and department chairman; Brian Tague, assistant professor of biology; Julie Wayne, assistant professor of psychology; and the Rev. Tim Auman with Campus Ministries. The Discovery Series is a talk-show format program sponsored by the Benson Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Angela Davis, who gained national attention as a political activist in the 1960s, will speak at Wake Forest on March 1. The free, public lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 410. In 1970, Davis was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and imprisoned for a year and a half before being acquitted of murder, conspiracy and kidnapping charges. In the decades since, Davis has spoken out against racism and classism in the justice system. To arrange an interview with Davis, call the News Service at 758-5237.
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