Stories this week at WFU

FIGURING OUT FINANCIAL AID — On Feb. 15, Wake Forest will host FAFSA Day from 9 a.m. to noon in the Information Services building. Wake Forest financial aid representatives will help prospective college students and their families complete and electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). “It is an opportunity for families to get free and knowledgeable assistance in completing the FAFSA,” said Benjamin May, a financial aid counselor at the university. The event is also a good visual opportunity for media, for stories relating to college admissions and financial aid. Sponsored by the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, the Wake Forest event is one of 28 taking place across the state. To arrange coverage, contact Cheryl Walker at walkercv@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

STUDENTS LEAD TOUR OF FINE ARTS GALLERY — Wake Forest students in Bernadine Barnes’ “History of Prints” class will lead tours of a Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery exhibit Feb. 18. “Seeing Italy through Prints” displays Italian masterpieces of the 16th –18th centuries. Prints of works by artists such as Raphael, Titian and Michelangelo will be featured in the exhibit. Barnes handpicked and prepared the students for the tours. She and the students are available for interviews. To arrange coverage or an interview, contact the News Service.

WHY COACHES SAY THE SAME THINGS, AND WHY IT WORKS — As ACC men’s basketball begins the second half of conference play, coaches post-game comments may begin to have a familiar ring. “After a while, if you listen to enough coaches, you begin to think you’ve heard it all before,” says John Llewellyn, associate professor of communication. “And the odds are, you have.” Llewellyn studied newspaper reports of post-game comments made by the winning and losing basketball coaches in 12 National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s national championship games every other year from 1976-2000 for “Coachtalk,” a chapter in the book “Case Studies in Sport Communication.” His research revealed a pattern behind coaches’ post-game speech. Llewellyn, an expert on rhetoric, can comment on why coaches say certain things after a win or loss and analyze what some post-game comments may really mean. To arrange an interview with Llewellyn, contact Sarah Mansell at manselss@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

THE LINK BETWEEN JUSTICE AND HEALTH — Norman Daniels, professor of ethics and population health at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, will present a lecture titled “Why Justice is Good for Our Health” Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Daniels is the author of “Is Inequality Bad for Your Health?” in which he links social inequalities to health issues. He is available for telephone interviews prior to his appearance at Wake Forest. To arrange an interview, or coverage of his lecture, contact the News Service.

MEDIA INVITED TO T. DAVIS BUNN LECTURE FEB. 20 – T. Davis Bunn, a Wake Forest graduate and author of 19 best-selling contemporary and historical novels, will be the featured speaker during chapel services at Wake Forest at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 in Wingate Hall’s Davis Chapel. A free, public luncheon and lecture will be held afterwards in the lower auditorium of Wingate Hall. Bunn’s lecture will focus on the topic “Inspirational Fiction,” and the author will draw upon his own experiences as a writer who has endeavored to combine his deep Christian beliefs and values into novels that appeal to a variety of readers, both religious and secular. He is the author of several books including, “The Presence,” “The Great Divide,” “Drummer in the Dark,” and most recently “Winner Take All.” To arrange an interview with Bunn or to coordinate coverage of the event, please contact Jacob McConnico at mcconnjn@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

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