HEALINGS FROM THE MIRACLE OF LOMANTÁN — Loanna Furbee, professor of anthropology and religious studies at the University of Missouri, will present a lecture, “The Miracle of Lomantán: The Religious Reflection of the Zaptista Revolt,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Wake Forest’s Museum of Anthropology. The lecture will explore the experiences and related events of Dominga Hernandez, a Maya woman from Lomantán, Chiapas, Mexico, who, on April 30, 1994, reportedly received an image from God of the Christ child. Following the vision, Hernandez says that God instructed her to create a shrine for veneration of the child. After doing so, Hernandez was healed from years of sickness and dreaming. The shrine has since become part of an ongoing revitalization movement among Maya Indians in Chiapas.

Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

 

WHAT SHOULD BUSH SAY TO UNITE POLITICALLY DIVIDED NATION? — Ironically, now would be a good time to return to “compassionate conservatism,” says Wake Forest University political communication and campaign rhetoric expert, Allan Louden. “Because of the Republican gains in the house and senate, President Bush now has the opportunity to reach out to both parties through the message from his 2000 campaign,” Louden said. Louden, an associate professor of communication and director of Wake Forest’s debate team, was Elizabeth Dole’s debate coach in the 2002 North Carolina senate race. He recently worked with a candidate running for governor of Montana. Louden has been called on for expert comment on areas of candidates’ communication strategies and political advertising.

Contact: Maggie Barrett, barretmb@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

 

WAKE FOREST SURVEY RESEARCH CENTER BENEFITS WFU, TRIAD — The Wake Forest University Survey Research Center, a newly created resource for research in the Triad, is located at the intersection of Polo and Reynolda roads. The center offers students, faculty, staff and area organizations and businesses assistance in developing and conducting surveys in the Triad. Wake Forest Associate Professor of Communication Ananda Mitra is the center’s director. He says the center will benefit both the university and the community. “Survey research can point out problems or needs, and ultimately, lead to solutions that improve quality of life,” Mitra said. “That’s why university-founded centers like this are employed by businesses and organizations, as well as students and faculty.”

Contact: Maggie Barrett, barretmb@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

 

TRANSFORMING THE BIZARRE INTO THE FAMILIAR WITH PLAYWRIGHT JOSÉ RIVERA — José Rivera, award-winning playwright and screenwriter of “The Motorcycle Diaries,” will present “A Conversation with Playwright José Rivera” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Thomas C. Taylor Atrium on the second floor of the Calloway Center. Rivera will speak on “Writing as Vocation and Entrepreneurship,” followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Rivera will also hold a reading in the Ring Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center of his play “Brainpeople.” A “talk-back” with the playwright and the cast will follow the reading.

Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

 

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT WFU HONORS SERVICEMEN/WOMEN — Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest Army ROTC program will honor those who have served the United States through military service at a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The event, which will be held at the flag pole in Perritt Plaza located between Benson University Center and Reynolda Hall, is free and open to the public. Lt. Col. James Page, former professor of military science at Wake Forest, will speak on “Passing the Baton.” All veterans in attendance will be recognized and presented with a small memento in honor of their service. The event is sponsored by the Wake Forest military science department (ROTC).

Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

 

WAKE FOREST CELEBRATES LIFE, JOY AND GOODNESS AT DIWALI — In a first-time collaborative effort, Wake Forest University’s Asian Student Interest Association (A.S.I.A.) and the Indo-US Association of Winston-Salem will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 14 in Benson University Center, Room 401. The event will feature 10 performances — including singing, Indian dancing and a fashion show — a catered dinner and an after-party with D.J. Desi from Atlanta. Tickets for Wake Forest students are free and are available at the Benson Center Ticket Office. Tickets for the general public are available at the door. Tickets for Indo-US Association members are free. Tickets for non-member families are $30; non-member individual tickets are $15; and non-Wake Forest student tickets are $10 with ID.

Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

 

BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES WAKE FOREST — Black Enterprise magazine has named Wake Forest University to its list of 50 Best Colleges for African Americans. Wake Forest is ranked in 31st place on the annual list. The list, which includes private and public institutions, appeared in Black Enterprise’s October issue. The magazine explains that the list is designed “to be as inclusive as possible while targeting schools that would be of interest to black students.” Black Enterprise magazine reports: “We surveyed 1,855 African American higher education professionals with titles such as president, chancellor, and provost, for their assessments of the social and educational environments of the nation’s colleges and universities for African American students.”

Contact: Wake Forest News Service, 336-758-5237.

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