WFU’s spring ‘Year of Ethics and Honor’ events feature the Clintons’ pastor and John Feinstein

Wake Forest University’s 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor celebration continues this spring with visits by best-selling author John Feinstein and the Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, President Bill Clinton’s pastor, and other events.

Wake Forest’s 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor events series includes panel discussions, lectures, film screenings and discussions that are sponsored by various university departments. The programs are free and open to the public.

On Jan. 23 and 24, the Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, the pastor to the Clinton family, will give several lectures including one for Wake Forest Divinity School students. Wogaman leads Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. He has written more than a dozen books about the intersection of religion and politics. In 1999, he released, “From the Eye of the Storm: The Pastor to the President Speaks Out,” about the moral dimensions of impeachment.

On Jan. 23, Wogaman will lead the weekly 11 a.m. service in Davis Chapel. He will also lecture on Christian ethics Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

On Feb. 1, Arthur Schwartz of the John Templeton Foundation will speak about character education at 7 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Schwartz is a former professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is now the director of character development programs at the foundation. He has given numerous papers at national conferences and was honored by former President George Bush for his work to increase student retention rates with the School District of Philadelphia in 1990.

Nationally acclaimed author and legal scholar Mary Ann Glendon will give the Founders’ Day Convocation address, “One Nation: Two Cultures,” at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 in Wait Chapel. Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and has written more than a dozen books about the legal aspects of American society. Her most recent work, “A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” will be published in March.

At 3 p.m. on Feb. 8, Glendon will participate in a moderated public discussion about Roosevelt and human rights in Pugh Auditorium.

Best-selling author and sports commentator John Feinstein will speak about ethics and college athletics Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium. Feinstein is a former reporter for the Washington Post and Sports Illustrated. He is a regular commentator for NPR and ESPN, and the best-selling author of several books about sports. His latest work, “The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball,” was released in November 2000.

Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will participate in two March events. On March 1, he will give a 4 p.m. presentation on ethics and Robert Frost’s poetry. On March 22, he will lead a discussion on ethics and honor with Jim Rachels, professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. More details about these events will be announced later.

The Year of Ethics and Honor is the fifth theme year celebrated at Wake Forest. Previously, the university has celebrated Science and Technology: the Next Millennium(1999-00), the Year of Globalization and Diversity (1998-99), the Year of Religion (1997-98) and the Year of the Arts (1996-97).

For more information about Year of Ethics and Honor events and a complete calendar, visit the Web site,

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