Beverly Sills Optimistic About Future of the Arts

September 24, 1996  |   Speakers

Opera legend and arts advocate Beverly Sills told a Wake Forest University audience today that the arts continue to thrive in the United States, despite a lack of support from the government. “We are where we are in the arts not because our government has ever supported it in any way, shape or form,” said […]

Teachers Receive $20,000 Awards for Excellence

September 24, 1996  |   Community, University Announcement

Wake Forest University recognized two outstanding educators with a $20,000 award that was announced during the university’s opening convocation this morning. Grace Elizabeth Hancock, a first-grade teacher in Raleigh, and Rebecca K. Malenkos, a high school English teacher in Carmel, Ind., were named the 1996 recipients of the Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Awards. The […]

Italian Art Historian Lectures On Tiepolo Works

September 23, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Terisio Pignatti, Reynolds Professor of Art at Wake Forest University, will present a talk on “The Tiepolo Centenary Exhibition in Venice” on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Internationally known as an authority on Venetian art, Pignatti will begin his slide lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. A reception will follow. Pignatti, visiting […]

WFU, Foundation Create New Scholarships

September 23, 1996  |   Admissions, Media Advisory, Student, University Announcement

Wake Forest University and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation announced today the creation of the North Carolina Leadership Scholarships for as many as 100 students with financial need throughout the state. “I see these scholarships as a way to ensure that young people of modest means but ambitious goals will be able to come to […]

This Week at Wake Forest

September 19, 1996  |   Events, Faculty, Speakers, Staff, Student

Beverly Sills to Speak at Opening Convocation Opera legend Beverly Sills, one of America’s most prominent advocates for the arts, will speak at Wake Forest University’s opening convocation Tuesday, Sept. 24. Sills, chairman of the board of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will address “The State of the Arts” at 11 a.m. in […]

WFU Police Receive State Grant

September 17, 1996  |   Campus Life, University Announcement

The Governor’s Crime Commission awarded University Police a two-year grant worth up to $68,202 for upgrading the department’s computer system. The grant will be used to buy a multi-user computer system, including software and six personal computers, said Ken Overholt, assistant University Police chief. The new system will link the data bases for traffic and […]

Anthropology Museum Shares Its Treasures

September 16, 1996  |   Community, Events, University Announcement

Masks from the Kuba Kingdom of Zaire and Australian bark paintings are among the many never-before exhibited objects included in “Treasures from Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology.” The exhibit, which runs from Sept. 20 through March 1, 1997, includes archeological and ethnographic pieces from the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Admission to the […]

WFDD May Return to Full Strength Next Week

September 13, 1996  |   University Announcement

Radio station WFDD, which has been operating with a reduced transmitting signal since Hurricane Fran, expects to return to full broadcasting strength early next week. High winds from by the hurricane caused some damage on the station’s antenna in northern Davidson County, said Cleve Callison, manager of the National Public Radio affiliate at Wake Forest […]

This Week at Wake Forest

September 12, 1996  |   Speakers, Student, University Announcement

Students Helping Out in the Wake of Hurricane Fran About 15 students from Wake Forest University will head east this weekend to help the university’s birthplace of Wake Forest, N.C., recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Fran. “We will be providing child care, helping cut down trees and taking trees our of the yards,” said […]

WFDD Broadcasting Temporarily With Reduced Signal

September 10, 1996  |   University Announcement

Hurricane Fran’s wind and rain might be to blame for a technical problem that has temporarily reduced the power of radio station WFDD’s transmitting signal, according to Cleve Callison, manager of the National Public Radio affiliate at Wake Forest University. WFDD (88.5 FM) apparently lost much of its broadcasting strength during the Thursday night and […]

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