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Experts to Explore Trends Shaping Religion

October 24, 1996  |   Community, Events, Speakers

Church mirrors state when it comes to denominations, says Bill J. Leonard, dean of the new Wake Forest Divinity School. Just as fewer Americans consider themselves “Republican” or “Democrat,” Leonard said that religious Americans increasingly identify themselves not as “Baptists,” “Methodists” or members of other denominations but as members of local congregations with particular characteristics. […]

U.S. Supreme Court Clerk to Speak at WFU

October 17, 1996  |   Events, Speakers

William K. Suter, clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, will lecture at the Wake Forest School of Law on Oct. 30. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in the Worrell Professional Center auditorium. Suter, the liaison between the Supreme Court and the public, will offer insight into […]

Stories this week at Wake Forest

October 17, 1996  |   Community, Events, Speakers, Student

Students Prepare for Project Pumpkin 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. In preparation for the event, students […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lecture By Beverly Sills Begins “Year of the Arts”

August 12, 1996  |   Events, Media Advisory, Speakers

Opera legend Beverly Sills, one of America’s most prominent advocates for the arts, will speak at Wake Forest University’s opening convocation Sept. 24. Sills will address “The State of the Arts” at 11 a.m. in Wait Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public. The event marks the beginning of Wake Forest’s Year of […]

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