Stories this week at WFU

Two past chairmen and the current chairman of PepsiCo will join Calloway School students, faculty and staff as they dedicate Kirby Hall today at 4:30 p.m. The PepsiCo chairmen gave money to support the Calloway School expansion, and the bridge to the building’s main entrance is named The Four Chairmen’s Bridge in their honor. The late Wayne Calloway, an alumnus for whom the Calloway School is named, was also a past chairman of PepsiCo and former chair of the Wake Forest Board of Trustees. The $14 million expansion has given the Calloway School, ranked 21st by U.S.News & World Report, its own classrooms, meeting areas and offices for the first time. Media are invited to the dedication ceremony in the main atrium of Kirby Hall.
Contact: Sarah Mansell, or 336-758-5237.

Wake Forest’s third annual Multicultural Male Summit, an event that brings more than 200 minority male students from various universities across the state to Wake Forest, starts at 9 a.m. April 3 in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. The event features a keynote performance by nationally-known playwright James H. Chapmyn of his original production “One Race, One People, One Peace” at 7 p.m. April 3 in Brendle Recital Hall. The summit, which this year includes workshops led by prominent leaders from the Asian American, American Indian and Latino communities, is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Contact: Jacob McConnico, or 336-758-5237.

Wake Forest students and faculty will custom paint desks for 23 Old Town Elementary School students April 6 at 5 p.m. on Magnolia Courtyard. The event was originally scheduled for today, but was rescheduled because of the threat of rain. The students are part of the Wake Forest student-initiated project DESK (Discovering Education through Student Knowledge), which will provide desks, chairs, school supplies and tutoring help to at-risk students. Each child chosen for the program will be placed with one of 23 campus organizations participating in the project. The group will paint a desk for their child based on his or her interests, and prizes will be awarded for the most creative designs. The Wake Forest students will set up the desks as part of a new study area in the homes of the elementary school students. Designing and desk painting will take place from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Judging, prizes and entertainment will follow.
Contact: Cheryl Walker, or 336-758-5237.

The Rev. Thomas Keating, a Cistercian Trappist priest, monk and former abbot, will lead a program April 5 to 6 in Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel focused on “Prayer, Peace and Dialogue.” The program, sponsored by the Wake Forest Divinity School, is open to the public. Keating is an internationally-renowned leader in the centering prayer movement and founder of Contemplative Outreach, an organization that teaches centering prayer and provides a support system to its practitioners. He will lead two, two-hour programs at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 5, coinciding with the Christian Holy Week. He will also lead a two-hour session starting at 9 a.m. April 6 on the richness of Christian contemplative prayer. He will lead the Divinity School’s regular Tuesday worship service at 11 a.m. April 6. The worship service is free and open to the public. Keating will be available for interviews on a limited basis.
Contact: Jacob McConnico, or 336-758-5237.

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