This week at Wake Forest University

HUNDREDS OF LOCAL KIDS COME TO WFU FOR PROJECT PUMPKIN

Project Pumpkin, an annual event sponsored by the Wake Forest Volunteer Service Corps, will bring nearly 1,200 children from 35 community agencies to campus for an afternoon of Halloween fun Oct. 25, from 3-6 p.m. Costumed student volunteers will escort children through residence halls for trick-or-treating. Student organizations will sponsor carnival booths, face painting, haunted houses and other entertainment. Most events will take place on the Quad between Wait Chapel and Reynolda Hall. More than 1,500 Wake Forest students will help with Project Pumpkin, now in its 13th year. The media is invited, but the event is not open to the public. To arrange coverage, contact Cheryl Walker at walkercv@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.

50th ANNIVERSARY OF REYNOLDA CAMPUS 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. Several descendants of the dignitaries involved in the original groundbreaking will participate in the 1 p.m. program. The university will display photographs and other memorabilia, including an NBC News film from the 1951 groundbreaking event featuring President Harry S Truman, who gave the address at the ceremony. For more information, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 758-5237.

STUDENTS ‘TAKE BACK THE NIGHT’

Members of the Wake Forest community will gather in front of Wait Chapel on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. for “Take Back the Night,” an event designed to build awareness of domestic violence. Wake Forest’s WISE (Women’s Initiative for Support and Empowerment) is sponsoring the event as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The candlelight gathering will feature poetry and literature read by Wake Forest professors and students, and a march circling the Wake Forest campus. Senior Lee Anne Quatrucci first organized the event in 1999. To arrange coverage, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 758-5237.

PANEL TO DISCUSS U.S. RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

Wake Forest faculty members will present “Responding to Conflict: Military, Diplomatic and Humanitarian Approaches” Nov. 1 at 8 p.m in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Panelists will address how the United States and its allies are responding to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. They will also discuss possible alternative responses. The public event is part of Wake Forest’s Year of Unity and Hope: Pro Humanitate at Work. To arrange coverage of the event, contact Vanessa Willis at willisv@nullwfu.edu or 758-5237.

HALLOWEEN HORROR: WHAT MAKES A GOOD SCARY MOVIE?

The best scary movies are always allegories about contemporary life, says David Lubin, Charlotte Weber Professor of Art and an expert on horror films. “The scariest of them, like ‘The Exorcist’ or ‘Alien,’ are topsy-turvy versions of everyday anxieties and fears: What if your innocent little child is corrupted by the evils of the adult world? What if your innocent little child is actually a monster? What if you discover a monstrous growth within you?” To arrange an interview with Lubin, contact Cheryl Walker at walkercv@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.

WFU HOMECOMING EVENTS

Wake Forest’s 2001 Homecoming will be Oct. 26-27. Activities for the weekend include a Celebration of Service on Friday at 7 p.m. recognizing alumni who have served in the armed forces. The service will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wake Forest Army ROTC program. On Saturday morning at 9, the university will host a festival on the Quad, with food, pre-Halloween trick-or-treating for the kids, music, and more. The university will also display and auction the 7-foot-tall Deacons from “Deacons on Parade” at the festival. The Deacons were first unveiled at the university’s capital campaign kickoff in April. For more information, contact the News Service.

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