Stories this week at Wake Forest University

SINGING FOR THE SEASON

Three Wake Forest choirs will present a free holiday concert at 8 p.m. tonight in Brendle Recital Hall. They will present an hour of carols and seasonal selections and will be joined by the Wake Forest Orchestra for part of the program. The 680-seat hall is usually packed for the event. The choirs’ holiday sounds are perfect for broadcast media to air during the holiday season. For more information, contact the News Service.

CALLOWAY STUDENTS BECOME TEACHERS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

Students at Jefferson Middle School in Winston-Salem are learning about sophisticated business concepts like supply and demand, international trade and the global marketplace from students in Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. The Calloway students are volunteers with Junior Achievement of Northwest North Carolina and will teach their last class of the semester Dec. 7. The students have used games like the Bingo-inspired game “Trade Winds” to reinforce some of the lessons. The best time for coverage will be from 8-10 a.m. To arrange coverage, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

ONE YEAR AFTER THE SUPREME COURT STOPPED THE RECOUNTS

Andy Rich, assistant professor of political science, is available for interviews about the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Dec. 12 decision to stop the Florida recounts during the 2000 presidential election. Rich, an expert on American politics, can comment on the election’s long-term effect on America’s view of the political process. To arrange an interview with Rich, contact Vanessa Willis at willisv@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

‘TIS THE SEASON…FOR TAXES?

April 15 may seem far away, but now is not too early to start thinking about income taxes, says Ralph Tower, the Wayne Calloway Professor of Taxation in the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. “Because of changing tax laws, even simple returns may take extra planning and thought this year,” Tower says. Other considerations that may affect filing this year: unemployment, investment losses and larger than usual charitable donations because of the Sept. 11 attacks. Tower says e-filing can save time for those filing simple tax forms, but it is not the best option for complex returns. He teaches several tax-related classes in the Calloway School, including tax research methods. To arrange an interview with Tower, contact Sarah Smith at smithsr@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

WFU THEME YEAR CARDS BENEFIT VICTIMS OF 9/11

Greeting cards featuring the student-designed logo for Wake Forest’s Year of Unity and Hope are on sale now in the College Book Store. The logo is a stained glass window of reds, blues and golds, with a candle flickering in the center. The theme year committee is encouraging the community to use the cards to send for the holidays, but since the cards are blank inside, they are also appropriate for any time of year. The cards cost $10 for a pack of 10 and all proceeds will go to the September 11 Fund set up by the United Way and the New York Community Foundation. This was made possible through donations from a local graphics firm and a paper supply company. The theme year committee hopes to raise at least $4,000 through sales of the cards. The Book Store will be open through Dec. 21. For more information on the theme year or to arrange an interview with the student who designed the logo, contact Vanessa Willis at willisv@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

EXAMS BEGIN DEC. 10

Undergraduate students will be taking exams from Dec. 10- 15. Residence halls close for the holidays on Dec. 16. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 15.

NEWS SERVICE WEB SITE HAS NEW LOOK

The News Service Web site has been redesigned with easier-to-read headlines and graphics. Visit it at www.wfu.edu/wfunews to see the latest Wake Forest stories, find expert sources, learn more about the News Service staff, or search the News Service archive back to 1996. Suggestions for the site? Contact the News Service at 336-758-5237.

NEWS SERVICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

The News Service will be closed Dec. 24 – 28 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.

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