Members of the media are invited to attend Wake Forest University’s Fall Convocation, featuring the university’s recently appointed Chaplain Timothy L. Auman at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 in Wait Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Auman will deliver the keynote speech titled “The Conversion of Language,” which is intended to complement the university’s ongoing celebration of the 2003-2004 theme “Fostering Dialogue: Civil Discourse in an Academic Community.” The theme is dedicated to the exploration of how free people with passionate interests and beliefs can communicate openly without turning dialogue into discord.
Media seating is available in the first and second rows on the far right side of the chapel. Cameras may set up along the right stairway and balcony. Media needing audio of the event should arrive at the chapel no later than 10:45 a.m.
Media parking is available on both sides of the chapel in parking lots P and A. Marked media vehicles can park along the sidewalk in Lot N, between Poteat and Huffman residence halls, or Lot B, between Taylor and Davis residence halls.
In addition to Auman’s keynote address, the Wake Forest Gospel Choir will perform at the Fall Convocation, and Maeve Goff, president of Student Government at Wake Forest, will speak briefly about the theme and efforts to foster dialogue at the university. The Ethics and Honor Council and the Board of Investigators and Advisors, both student boards, will be recognized during the convocation.
At the convocation, Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will honor two alumni with the Marcellus E. Waddill Excellence in Teaching Awards. The $20,000 awards are given annually to one primary school teacher and one secondary school teacher who graduated from Wake Forest.
The university will also present the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service to two faculty members.
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