This week at Wake Forest University

GET THE SKINNY ON OBESITY

The biggest health problem facing our nation today is obesity, says Paul Ribisl, chair of Wake Forest’s health and exercise science department. He has lectured and written on the causes of obesity, and has studied how genetics, diet and exercise play important roles in its control and treatment. “The problem isn’t just fat,” says Ribisl. “It’s that fat is causing other significant health problems.” Ribisl will present his research, “The Next Y2K Problem- Obesity: Genes, Gluttony, or Sloth,” on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. To arrange an interview with Ribisl, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 758-5237.

SPEAKER EXPLORES DIVERSITY BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE

Sandra Guzman, an Emmy award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of Latina Magazine, will speak at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Her presentation, “Diversity Beyond Black and White: The Latino Factor,” begins at 7:30 p.m. The Wake Forest Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the event in recognition of Latin Heritage Month. To arrange an interview with Guzman, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 758-5237.

WFU ADMISSIONS CENTER NAMED FOR FORMER DIRECTOR

Wake Forest’s Admissions Building and Welcome Center will be renamed in memory of William G. Starling, former dean of admissions and financial aid, on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Starling, who died this year, joined the admissions office in 1958 and was among the longest serving directors of admissions in the country. William G. Starling Hall is on Wake Forest Road near the Reynolda Road entrance to campus. For more information, contact the News Service.

WAKE FOREST HOMECOMING OCT. 26-27

Wake Forest’s 2001 Homecoming will be Oct. 26-27. Activities for the weekend include an auction of the 7-foot-tall fiberglass Deacons created for the university’s capital campaign kickoff in April, two classes designed especially for alumni and a Celebration of Service recognizing alumni who have served in the armed forces. The service will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wake Forest ROTC program. For more information, contact the News Service.

PROGRAM WILL CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF GROUNDBREAKING

Wake Forest will host a private luncheon and special public program on Oct. 29 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking of its Reynolda Campus in Winston-Salem. The public program begins at 1 p.m. Several descendants of the dignitaries involved in the original groundbreaking will participate in the program, and the university will display photographs and other memorabilia from the groundbreaking. The program will open with the viewing of an NBC News film the 1951 groundbreaking event. For more information, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 758-5237.

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