Stories this week at WFU

Raúl Muñoz Leos, director general of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), will deliver the 2004 Broyhill Executive Lecture titled “Democratic Values and the Development of Energy” at 5:30 p.m. April 15. A panel discussion, “Driving Profitable Growth,” will be held prior to the lecture from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Both events, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Pugh Auditorium in the Benson University Center. Panelists include Rhonda Germany, vice president of strategy and business development at Honeywell Inc.; Jerry Neal, executive vice president of sales, marketing and strategic development at RF Micro Devices Inc.; and Don Truslow, chief risk officer at Wachovia Corp.
Contact: Dusty Donaldson, or 336-758-4454.

Philosophers and psychologists will dispel myths about human animal nature when they discuss animal and human minds at the two-day conference “Being an Animal” at Wake Forest University April 16-17. The conference includes a lecture by Sarah Boysen, a renowned primatologist from Ohio State University who was named one of the 50 most important women in science by Discover magazine in 2002; a lecture by Colin Allen, philosopher and co-author of “Species of Mind;” and a panel discussion, featuring Boysen, Allen and three Wake Forest professors. All conference events will be held in DeTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall. Admission is free. For a complete schedule of events, see a full story about the conference here.
Contact: Wake Forest News Service, 336-758-5237.

Senior Nicole McNamara, a theatre major from Florida, has taken some of Wake Forest’s most celebrated legends and ghost stories and turned them into an “interactive horror/comedy” for her senior honors project. Her original play, “Ghost Tour: Legends of Wake Forest University,” which is also serving as a fundraiser for the theatre department, will be staged in the Ring Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. April 15, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. April 18. “There are a lot of ghost stories around Wake Forest and many of them apparently happened in Scales,” McNamara said. “It seems like I have listened to a thousand ghost stories from people on campus.” McNamara, who has set a goal of raising $26,000 for the theatre department, said she tried to stay true to most of the legends portrayed in the play, but it became necessary to embellish in some places. A silent auction that includes items from Donald Trump will take place as part of the fundraiser. McNamara is available for interviews.
Contact: Jacob McConnico, or 336-758-5237.

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