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August 9, 2006

FRESHMEN MOVE IN – Approximately 1,126 new students will move into residence halls at Wake Forest University Thursday, Aug. 17. Students will begin arriving for move-in day around 8 a.m. Most residence halls for freshmen are located in the southern area of the Reynolda Campus, near Manchester Plaza. With activities ranging from computer distribution to New Student Convocation, freshman orientation will begin with move-in and continue until classes start Aug. 23. Graduate and professional school students also begin classes in August.

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


FUN FRESHMAN CLASS FACTS

  • Minority students account for 17 percent of Wake Forest’s incoming class.
  • The new class represents 44 states and 14 foreign countries.
  • Twenty-two percent are from North Carolina.
  • Other top states represented are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia.
  • Eight percent are children of Wake Forest alumni.
  • Thirty-five percent of the students graduated within the top 5 percent of their high school classes.

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


THINKPAD DISTRIBUTION – ThinkPad and printer pickup for first-year and transfer students will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Information Systems Building, Rooms 224 and 225. A technology tram will carry students from residence halls to the IS building. Students will receive the ThinkPad T60 computer and a HP 4180 color printer that also copies and scans. While students are receiving their equipment, their families will be able to participate in a variety of activities designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wake Forest’s computer distribution program. Each computer model distributed to students since 1996 will be on display, and personal computer maker Lenovo has donated a ThinkPad cake for participants to enjoy.

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


INCOMING STUDENTS FOCUS ON PLAY ‘AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE’ – Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s late 19th Century play “An Enemy of the People” will get close scrutiny this fall by incoming Wake Forest University students. Students have been asked to read and reflect on the play and its central question – how does an ethical individual defy a corrupted majority? – as part of the university’s annual summer reading program. A Sunday afternoon theater performance called “Wake World” during orientation will raise a number of themes found in the play, and students will have an opportunity to discuss the play during dinner with faculty advisors and advising groups that night. The Wake Forest theatre department will be featuring “An Enemy of the People” in its fall schedule. A list of questions to consider, and a copy of the play have been sent to incoming students. Wake Forest’s summer reading program seeks to provide a common text for incoming students in an effort to address the social and intellectual changes taking place in their lives.

Contact: Jacob McConnico, mcconnjn@wfu.edu or (336) 758-5237.


CLASSES START AUG. 23 – Classes begin Aug. 23 in Wake Forest’s undergraduate College, the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, the Divinity School and the Graduate School. Other Reynolda Campus students – those in the School of Law and the Babcock Graduate School of Management – return to class Aug. 21. Freshmen move in Aug. 17 to start orientation, while most other undergraduates begin moving back the morning of Aug. 19.

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


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