LOCAL TEACHERS BRING WFU TECH HELP INTO SCHOOLS
More than 20 high school teachers from nine Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools will gather at Wake Forest University on April 17 from 4-6 p.m. to showcase how Wake Forest Student Technology Advisors (STARS) have helped them integrate technology into their classrooms. The teachers and students are part of the Arthur Vining Davis (AVD) STARS program, which matches local teachers with Wake Forest students to develop everything from basic technology skills to multimedia classroom projects. The AVD STARS are a spin-off of the original STARS program, which works with university faculty. University faculty members will also show how the STARS have helped enhance university classrooms with technology. Live demonstrations, multimedia presentations and door prizes will make the Technology In Education Review (TIER) an event to see. To arrange coverage of TIER, call the News Service.
WAKE FOREST STUDENTS ‘TUNE IN TOKYO’
Members of Wake Forest’s new amateur radio group will communicate with radio operators all over the world on April 18 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on University Plaza (the Quad). The students will work with faculty and staff members, and community volunteers who are fellow radio enthusiasts to attract interest in the hobby. Their goal is to establish an official university club. Ken Hoglund, professor of religion, is working with the students and says many people don’t realize how crucial radio communication can be in the modern world. For example, he says, when a recent earthquake hit India, radio operators provided the only source of communication with the outside world. International students have been invited to participate in the event to try to contact radio operators in their home countries. To arrange coverage, contact the News Service.
SPEAKER TO ASSESS FIRST 100 DAYS OF BUSH PRESIDENCY
Charles O. Jones will present, “President Bush and the 50-50 Government at 100 Days,” April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Forum of Carswell Hall. Jones is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a leading expert on presidential transitions, Congress and presidential-congressional relations and is a former president of the American Political Science Association. He has also written more than a dozen books. Andrew Rich, assistant professor of political science, is hosting the event. Rich teaches “A New President in a New Century,” a freshman seminar course that examines the political and policy challenges facing the new president. To arrange coverage of the speech, call the News Service.
THE DEMON DEACON, ONLY MUCH LARGER AND ON WHEELS
A parade of colorful, seven-foot-tall Demon Deacons will lead the public kickoff of Wake Forest’s new capital campaign on April 26. Students, faculty, staff and volunteers will gather on University Plaza (the Quad) at 4 p.m. for the unveiling and parade of the tall, fiberglass versions of the famed Wake Forest mascot-the Demon Deacon. Students are now decorating the Deacons in preparation for the parade, which was inspired by the “Cow Parades” in recent years in New York City, Chicago and elsewhere. The Deacons will feature themes ranging from last fall’s presidential debate at Wake Forest to student volunteerism. To get a sneak peek of the Deacons before the kickoff, contact the News Service.
NEWS SERVICE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13
The Wake Forest University News Service, along with all administrative offices on campus, will be closed in observance of Good Friday on April 13. Undergraduate, graduate and Divinity School students will not have classes on this day. Students in the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Wake Forest School of Law will be on regular schedule.
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