WAKE FOREST STUDENT MISSIONARIES RETURN FROM CALCUTTA
For two weeks, 11 Wake Forest students have fed disabled adults, bathed abandoned children and comforted the dying in homes founded by the late Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. Now, the students will bring their personal stories of volunteerism home to the Piedmont Triad. Three students from North Carolina are part of the group and will be available for interviews by Jan. 18. They will have photographs of their trip. The Rev. Jude De Angelo, a Catholic campus minister at Wake Forest, accompanied the students. To arrange interviews with the students, call Sarah Smith in the News Service.
STUDENTS RETURN FROM VOLUNTEER WORK IN HONDURAS
While their peers are spending the end of their holiday break at home with their families, 11Wake Forest students are working to improve the quality of life in one of the poorest areas of Honduras. The students’ journey to the Central American country is part of the Honduras Outreach Project and Exchange (HOPE) Scholars Program. The students and a university staff leader are working in the Agalta Valley, a remote mountainous region devastated by 1998’s Hurricane Mitch. Working beside the region’s residents, the students are helping dig latrines, build additions to houses, repair roads and other projects. These students will return from their trip on Jan. 15 and will be available for interviews beginning the next day. To arrange interviews with the students, call Vanessa Willis in the News Service.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. STEP SHOW TO BE HELD AT WAKE FOREST
Step teams from nearly 10 organizations and three states will meet toe to toe at Wake Forest on Jan. 19 for the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Step Show Invitational, “One Step Closer to the Dream.” In addition to the competitive stepping by college teams, the Carver High School Step Team will make a special presentation during the event. Stepping begins at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall in Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance by calling 758-5864. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Winston-Salem YWCA.
WAKE FOREST TO HOST BASKETBALL TOURNEY IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Intramural teams from six regional universities will tip off at Wake Forest’s Reynolds Varsity Gym on Jan. 20 for the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Basketball Tournament. Men and women will compete separately for the championship title in two single-elimination tournaments. A slam-dunk and three-point contest are also scheduled. Games begin at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For information, call 758-5364.
MYSTERY DONOR GIVES $4 MILLION TO WAKE FOREST
Wake Forest recently received a $4 million gift-but university officials have no idea who gave it. The gift, one of the largest gifts from an individual in the university’s history, was arranged by the donor’s Wall Street investment manager. University officials have used the gift to create the need-based Heritage Scholarship for students from the university’s historic student constituency. As many as 32 Heritage Scholarships could be awarded to students this spring for the fall 2001 semester.
WAKE FOREST CONTINUES YEAR OF ETHICS AND HONOR CELEBRATION
The celebration of the 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor continues this spring with talks by President Clinton’s pastor, J. Philip Wogaman, and sports commentator John Feinstein. For more information about upcoming events, visit the Web site at www.wfu.edu/ethics.
SPRING CLASSES TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
Students are returning from winter break this weekend and classes will resume on Jan. 17.
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