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November 29, 2006

WFU CONTINUES WINNING WAYS IN ATHLETICS, ACADEMICS – It’s hard to say enough about the success of Wake Forest University’s athletic teams this fall or about the success of the university’s students and faculty. The men’s soccer team plays in the Final Four of the NCAA Championship Friday in St. Louis, and the football team is competing against Georgia Tech Saturday in the ACC Championship in Jacksonville, Fla. At stake for the gridiron Deacs is a chance to play in a Bowl Championship Series game at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Should the Deacons win Saturday, they would likely be the smallest school in the nation in a BCS game. Many schools would settle for the athletic success achieved by the Deacons, but Wake Forest has never been one to rest on its laurels. The university added an 11th Rhodes Scholar since 1986 a couple of weeks ago when Michelle Sikes, herself a student-athlete, was awarded one of the 32 scholarships given annually in the United States. In addition, Wake Forest ranks 30th among 248 national universities in the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.” It has been ranked in the top 30 in the national category since 1997. Wake Forest is also listed as one of the nation’s top 69 universities by Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges.

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

 

REYNOLDA CAMPUS GAME-WATCHING OPTIONS – Wake Forest students not planning to travel 491 miles from Winston-Salem to Jacksonville, Fla., won’t have to settle for catching Saturday’s ACC Championship football game on the small screen. Pugh Auditorium, located in Wake Forest’s Benson University Center, will screen the 1 p.m. broadcast of the game so that students, faculty and staff can watch the Demon Deacons take on the Yellow Jackets in a comfortable, movie theater setting. For students who would rather watch the game in an environment more conducive to studying during commercial breaks, the game will also be screened on televisions throughout the Benson Center, including television sets near the study areas in the center’s third-floor lobby.

Contact: Maggie Barrett, barretmb@wfu.edu or (336) 758-5237.

 

WAKE FOREST RAH! SPIRITED SEND-OFF FOR THE DEACS – Wake Forest football fans can wish the Demon Deacons well as the team boards the buses for Jacksonville, Fla., during an official send-off celebration Dec.1 outside the Manchester Athletic Center. Details are yet to be determined.

Contact: Maggie Barrett, barretmb@wfu.edu or (336) 758-5237.

 

FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS OFFERED FOR THE COMMUNITY – Wake Forest will host two free concerts Nov. 30 to celebrate the holidays. The Fifth Annual Carols of the Bells benefit concert, featuring the 15-member Wake Forest Student Handbell Ensemble, will be held at 6 p.m. in Davis Chapel. Donations will be accepted for Brenner Children’s Hospital. At 8 p.m., the Holiday Choral Concert will be held in Brendle Recital Hall. The concert features musical performances and carol singing that includes audience participation. The community is invited to all events.

Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@wfu.edu or (336) 758-5237.

 

MORE THAN 2,000 TO ATTEND LARGEST LOVEFEAST IN NORTH AMERICA – Wake Forest will host its annual Christmas Lovefeast and Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in Wait Chapel. The event is the largest single Lovefeast in North America. More than 50 dieners (servers), made up of Wake Forest faculty, staff and students, serve Moravian buns and coffee following the service. Hearn Plaza, which is decorated with lights and a tree for the holiday season, is encircled with luminaries for the event. In 1965, a Wake Forest student sought assistance from the Office of the Chaplain to initiate the traditional Moravian service, which seeks to strengthen the spirit of unity, liberty and love among all people. Two hundred people attended that first event, and today, the Chapel nearly fills to capacity.

Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@wfu.edu or (336) 758-5237.

 

FACULTY, STAFF SERVE BREAKFAST TO STUDYING STUDENTS – Wake Forest professors and staff will serve a hot, late-night breakfast to study-weary students from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Reynolda Hall Cafeteria (the Pit). The twice annual breakfast has become a tradition for students and faculty during exam week. Faculty and staff volunteers at the late-night event will serve up breakfast staples like pancakes, biscuits, grits, scrambled eggs and bacon.

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

 

CLASSES END DEC. 1, EXAMS RUN DEC. 4 – 9


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