Wake Forest Celebrates Organ’s 40th Anniversary

October 1, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Guest organist Marilyn Keiser will perform at Wake Forest University Friday, Oct. 11, in a concert marking the 40th anniversary of Wait Chapel’s organ. The concert, including music from the 1956 dedication ceremony, will begin at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Two pieces repeated from the original program are Handel’s Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. […]

WFU Presents Open Reading of Yeats Screenplay

October 1, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

An open reading of a screenplay based on the life of poet William Butler Yeats will be held at Wake Forest University Sunday, Oct. 6. Written by two 1990 Wake Forest graduates–Sam Peabody of Atlanta and Dave Johnson of New York City–the screenplay will be read at 2 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Readers […]

Fashion Show To Benefit Breast Cancer Services

September 30, 1996  |   Community, Events, Student

The Panhellenic Council at Wake Forest University will present a fall fashion show on Sunday, Oct. 6, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Services Inc. of Forsyth County. The fashion show is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401. An English tea reception will begin at 2 p.m. with […]

Wake Forest to Present One-Woman Play

September 26, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Wake Forest University Theater will present Belinda Boyd in Anna Deveare Smith’s one-woman play “Fires in the Mirror” at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Mainstage Theater. Boyd is a professional actress and assistant professor of theater at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The play focuses on the 1991 conflict that took […]

This week at Wake Forest

September 26, 1996  |   Events, Speakers

Gala Premiere of `Since Dawn’ Set Wake Forest’s composer-in-residence Dan Locklair has created the first musical composition based on Maya Angelou’s 1993 presidential inauguration poem. “Since Dawn (A Tone Poem for Narrator, Chorus and Orchestra based on Maya Angelou’s `On the Pulse of Morning’)” will be premiered by the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony at 8 […]

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 […]

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