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Media invited to cover convocation address by librarian of congress

October 29, 2007

Media are invited to Wake Forest University’s Fall Convocation featuring an address by James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress.  The event will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 in Wait Chapel.  It is free and open to the public.

Billington, who is leading the effort to create the World Digital Library, will speak on "The Future of Freedom.”  The Library of Congress has teamed up with UNESCO and libraries from around the world on the project.

Also at Fall Convocation, the university will present awards to faculty and alumni.   For instance, the Marcellus E. Waddill Award for Teaching Excellence will be presented to two alumni.  Each will receive $20,000 in recognition of their teaching achievements.  Annually, an elementary and a secondary school teacher who are Wake Forest graduates are presented the award at Fall Convocation.

Reserved media seating will be available on the front row of the far right section of the chapel.  TV cameras may be set up on the landings of the stairs leading to the balcony.  Media wishing to hook up to direct feeds are asked to arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

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