Events Archive

Guest Violinist / Pianist to Perform at WFU

October 15, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Guest violinist Oliver Steiner and pianist Cary Lewis will perform at Wake Forest University Oct. 21. The 8 p.m. concert in Brendle Recital Hall will feature selections by several composers including Vivaldi, Bach and Strauss. Steiner, an associate music professor at Georgia State University, taught at the Eastman School of Music from 1972-1992. He began […]

IBM CEO to Deliver 1997 Commencement Address

October 15, 1996  |   Commencement, Events

Louis V. Gerstner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corporation, will speak at Wake Forest University’s 1997 commencement ceremony on May 19. Before joining IBM in 1993, Gerstner spent four years as chairman and chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco Inc. Prior to his RJR appointment, Gerstner had an 11-year career […]

WFU’s Project Pumpkin: Fun for Community Kids

October 14, 1996  |   Community, Events

Wake Forest University students will offer a safe alternative to trick-or-treating through city streets for nearly 1,500 Forsyth County children Wednesday, Oct. 30. Project Pumpkin, a Halloween event started in 1989, will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in front of Wait Chapel. Costumed student volunteers will take underprivileged children from approximately 40 community […]

Jacobs Brings `Electric Pickle’ to WFU

October 11, 1996  |   Events

Steve “Jake” Jacobs, host of “Jake’s Attic” on Fox television and science consultant for “Mr. Wizard’s World” on the Nickelodeon channel, hopes Piedmont-area sixth graders get a charge out of “The Electric Pickle” program Oct. 17 in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University. Jacobs said that his “Electric Pickle” demonstration — used on the “Tonight […]

Wake Forest to Host Windham Hill Concert

October 11, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Three groups who record on the Windham Hill label will perform a holiday program of music at the Winter Solstice Concert Thursday, Nov. 7. Tuck & Patti, a San Francisco-based vocal/guitar duo; The Turtle Island String Quartet, a jazz string quartet; and pianist Philip Aaberg will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The Winter […]

Wood to Lead Workshop on Letters and Journals

October 8, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Events, Faculty

Ralph Wood, a Wake Forest University religion professor, will present a writing workshop entitled “Letters and Journals” Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7-9 p.m. in the Ring Theater. The free seminar is part of a series of writing workshops on regional influence in the literary arts and is open to the community. The session will focus […]

Stories this week at WFU

October 3, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Faculty, Student

Presidential Debate Can Affect Election Wake Forest debate coach Allan Louden says history has proven a debate performance can affect a candidate’s chances of winning the presidency. Kennedy and Reagan got a boost from their debate appearances. For some voters, Sunday night’s face off between Clinton and Dole will be their only exposure to each […]

Scholar to Give Talk at WFU on Rembrandt

October 2, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Speakers

John I. Durham, a Biblical scholar, will present a talk entitled “Celebrating Rembrandt” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. In Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102, Durham will discuss Rembrandt’s life. He will use slides to illustrate his lecture, which will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session. Durham, a 1955 Wake Forest graduate, has […]

Wake Forest Theater Stages “The Crucible”

October 2, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Wake Forest University Theater will open its season with Arthur Miller’s classic historical drama, “The Crucible.” The play, set in Salem, Mass., during the famous 17th century witch trials, will open Friday, Oct. 4, and run through Oct. 13. Based on a true story that occurred in Puritan New England in 1692, “The Crucible” was […]

Klezmer Conservatory Band Brings Yiddish Music to WFU

October 1, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Performing both traditional and contemporary Yiddish music, the Klezmer Conservatory Band will open the 1996-97 Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University Saturday, Oct. 5. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Now in its 15th season, the 11-member band takes its name from the type of music it plays. “Klezmer” is a […]

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