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September calendar of events

August 26, 2008


Through Oct. 12

Exhibit: “Perpetual Art Machine” and “The Old Alma Mater.” Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  “Perpetual Art Machine” features   21st-century international video art with live interactive installations.  “The Old Alma Mater” features artifacts celebrating Wake Forest traditions that span the university’s 174-year history.    

Free. (336) 758-5585

Sept. 4 - Oct. 12

Exhibit: “Pam Longobardi: Drifters.”  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Features sculptural wall and floor installations and site photography that focus on the global issue of marine debris and plastics in the ocean.

Free. (336) 758-5585

Sept. 16 - Dec. 17

Exhibit: “Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead).” Museum of Anthropology.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.  Bilingual exhibit featuring a traditional Mexican ofrenda and items related to the ancient religious celebration honoring children and the dead.  New features include a children’s ofrenda and photo essay of a Mexican town’s celebration.

Free.  (336) 758-5282


Sept. 5

Concert:  Josh Kelly.  Davis Field.  7:30 p.m.  Concert by singer/songwriter Josh Kelly.

Free.  (336) 758-5697

Sept. 9 

Lecture: “A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book.”  7 p.m.  Doors open 6:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Lecture by Frank Warren, founder of and author of its related books.

Free.  Seating first-come, first-served.  (336) 758-5697

Sept. 9 - 30

Museum of Anthropology Fall Back Sale.  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.  Museum of Anthropology.

Special selection of merchandise available at greatly reduced prices. (336) 758-5282 


Sept. 10

Lecture: “The Holy Land Pastoral Renewal Pilgrimage & Future Pilgrimages.” 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Benson University Center, Room 410.  Discussion about recent Holy Land pilgrimages and future ones by Neal Walls, associate professor of religion at Wake Forest.  Part of Digesting Faith Issues at Lunch series.  No lunch provided.  Participants welcome to bring their own lunch.

Free.  (336) 758-3521 

Sept. 11

Lecture: “What We See: The Texture of Conscious Experience."   4:30 p.m.  Tribble Hall, Room B316.  Featuring Fred Dretske, senior research scholar, philosophy, Duke University.

Free.  (336) 758-5359

Sept. 12

Music: Ivory, Wood and Steel: Chamber Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Sept. 13

Seminar: “The Other Side of Happiness - How Important Is It Really?”  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Wingate Hall, Room 201.  One-day seminar about the value of melancholia by Eric Wilson, Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest and author of “Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy.” 

$200; $175 for Wake Forest alumni/faculty/staff.  Registration required.  Fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, reception and copy of Wilson’s book.  (336) 758-4278

Other: Chinese Moon Festival.  1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Reynolda Hall, Green Room. Harvest festival sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association celebrating the new moon featuring live performances and food, including moon cakes. 

Free. (336) 758-5864 

Sept. 14

Family: Cultures Up Close Workshop: Ancient Codices.  2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Workshops for elementary-age children and accompanying adults featuring a learning activity and craft.  Topic details at  Limited space; registration required. 

$7/child; $5/child MOA Friends; adults free.  (336) 758-5282


Sept. 15

Lecture: “History of Wake Forest, Part I.”  Noon - 1 p.m.  Reynolda Hall, Room 101. First in two-part series.  Highlights the origin and development of Wake Forest to 1956 and significant people and events.  No lunch provided.  Participants welcome to bring their own lunch.

Free.  (336) 758-4322

Sept. 16

Science Café: “Cloud Forests, Climate Change, Carbon & Biodiversity.”  7 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Boathouse Education Center.  Informal science discussion with Miles Silman, associate professor of biology. 

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Sept. 18

Other: Fall Convocation.  4 p.m.  Wait Chapel. 

Free. (336) 758-3531


Sept. 22

Lecture: “History of Wake Forest, Part II.”  Noon - 1 p.m.  Reynolda Hall, Room 101. Second in two-part series.  Highlights the move and developments of Wake Forest from 1956 to present and significant people and events.  No lunch provided.  Participants welcome to bring their own lunch.

Free.  (336) 758-4322

Sept. 23

Tuesday Gardening Series: All Day Dahlia Display.  7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. open house; 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. information discussion.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing.  Features a flower display and discussion on growing and showing dahlias by growers Susan and Harvey Moser. 

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Sept. 24

Concert/Lecture: “Creators of Jazz.”  3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Concert/lecture on the creation of jazz music by Matt Kendrick, composer, double bassist and music instructor at Wake Forest. 

Free.  (336) 758-4322

Sept. 25

Panel Discussion: “Health Policy and the 2008 Elections.”  4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.  Discussion featuring health policy scholar Jonathan B. Oberlander of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest faculty. 

Free.  (336) 716-3589

Secrest Artists Series: “Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.”  7:30 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Pre-performance Secrest Signature Talk by Jacqui Carrasco, associate professor of music at Wake Forest, 6:40 p.m., Wait Chapel Balcony Room.  

$20/$17 for non-WFU students and seniors. (336) 758-5295 

Book Reading: Clint McCown.  7:30 p.m.  DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Features author of “The Member-Guest,” “War Memorials” and “The Weatherman.”

Free. (336) 758-5383

Sept. 26

Music: Student Showcase Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Concert featuring Wake Forest students Tony DeMartino, baritone; Evelyn Eisele, piano; Jacqueline Ely, harp; Sarah Lieber, bassoon; Dan Ruehr, violin; and The Saxophone Quartet.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Concert:  Chapter 6.  8 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Concert featuring award-winning male a cappella group and opening act, Chi Rho.

$10.  (336) 758-

Sept. 26 - 27; Oct. 1 - 5

Play: “Intimate Apparel.”  7:30 p.m.  Sept. 26 - 26 and Oct. 1 - 4; 2 p.m. Oct. 5.  MainStage Theatre.  Play by Lynn Nottage about a turn-of-the-century black seamstress whose gifted hands and sewing machine are the tools she uses to fashion her dreams.

$12; $10 senior citizens; $5 students; (336) 758-5295

Sept. 29 - 30

Plays: “Love Like Fire” and “Am I Blue.”  7:30 p.m.  Sept. 29; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30.  Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Part of Wake Forest’s Studio Series.  One-act plays directed by senior theatre majors. 

$2. (336) 758-5295.

Sept. 30

Tuesday Gardening Series: Painting from Observation—Watercolor and Gouache.  12:30 p.m.    Reynolda Gardens.  Features Jeffrey Cates, Art Institute of Chicago discussion techniques, methods and materials for plein air (outside) painting.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Concert: Benefit Concert for Earthquake Victims in China.  7 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Concert featuring performances by Wake Forest student groups, including Chi Rho, Minor Variation, Demon Divas and the Gospel Choir.  All proceeds go to relief efforts in Sichuan Province, China.

$5.  (615) 330-0098

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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