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March 23, 2009

EXHIBITS

Through May 16

Exhibit: “Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World.”  Museum of Anthropology.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.  Bilingual (English/Korean) traveling exhibit features 19th and early 20th-century Korean funerary figures exhibited outside of Korea for the first time. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282

 

April 16 – May 18

Exhibit: 2009 WFU Student Exhibition.  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Juried exhibition of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, installations and digital media by Wake Forest students.  Individual Honors Exhibitions in Mezzanine Gallery.  Opening Reception:  5 p.m. - 7 p.m. April 16.

Free.  (336) 758-5585

 

APRIL EVENTS

April 1-5

Film: Reynolda Film Festival.  Second annual film festival organized by Wake Forest students.  Features three feature films, animation presentations with industry experts, live chats with film directors and a student film competition. 

Free.  Details at www.reynoldafilmfestival.com.  (336) 758-1932

April 2

Great Decisions Lecture Series:  “The U.S. and the Rising Powers.”  7 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102.  Features Wei-Chin Lee, professor of political science at Wake Forest, discussing how some rapidly developing countries have become increasingly influential.

Free.  (336) 758-1910

Lecture: “Sex and War.”  7 p.m.  DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall.  Features retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Stan Goff.

Free.  (336) 758-3533

Lecture: “What Went Wrong?”  7 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.  

Features David Coates, Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest, exploring the causes of the 2008-09 financial meltdown and the debate between conservatives and liberals about why it happened.

Free. (336) 758-4260

Music:  Collegium Musicum Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 3-5, 8-11

Theater: King Lear.  7:30 p.m. April 3-4 and 8-11; 2 p.m. April 5 MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Shakespeare’s tragedy about greed, revenge, cruelty and redemption featuring the Wake Forest Theatre with Dennis Krausnick and Michael Huie. 

$5-$12.  (336) 758-5295

April 4

Other: Plant Shop Sales: Orchid Auction.  9 a.m. Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  Auction of divisions of the conservatory collection and special selections.

Free.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-5593

Music: Senior Recital featuring pianist Ryan McCollum.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 6

Hot Topics Community Forum: “From Single Molecules to Giant Stars.”  2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Bridger Field House.  Wake Forest graduate student research day featuring research accomplishments, patents and start-up companies in biophysics, nanotechnology, energy/condensed matter physics and astrophysics. 

Free.  (336) 758-5301

April 7-8

Other: Education Volunteers Meeting at Reynolda Gardens.  10 a.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse 100.  For volunteers interested in leading groups of children in grades K - 5 on garden/nature walks in April and May.

Free.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-3485

April 7

Tuesday Gardening Series Plus: Plant Sale Preview.  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  A display and discussion of plants available during upcoming spring plant sales.

$5; free for Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-3485

April 8

Lecture: “Seven Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mother (So Dear).”  7:30 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.  Student Union Last Lecture Series featuring Jenny Puckett, lecturer in Romance languages at Wake Forest.

Free.  (336) 758-5697

April 9

Great Decisions Lecture Series:  “Global Food Crisis.”  7 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102.  Features Joseph Daniels, Farr Visiting Professor of Economics at Wake Forest, discussing how global prices for food staples have risen dramatically, resulting in protests and unrest around the world.

Free.  (336) 758-1910

April 14

Other: Plant Shop Sales: Tomato Plants.  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  Features specially selected hybrid and heirloom tomato plants grown in the greenhouses.

Free.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-5593

Science Cafe: “How the Bee Brain Grows Up.” 7 p.m.  Foothills Brewing Company.  Features Susan Fahrbach, Reynolds Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at Wake Forest, discussing how the study of bee brain development aids understanding of human brain activity. 

Free.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-3485

Film:  Films on Ghana.  7:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology. 

Wake Forest students Kristin Eberman and Kevin Duck will screen their short films on the controversial issue of “househelps” (domestic child laborers) in Ghana.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

 

April 15-16

Conference:  Rethinking Admissions.  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.  Features “Slumdog Ivy Leaguer,” a keynote presentation by Daniel Golden, award-winning journalist and author of “The Price of Admission.”  Admissions directors and scholars from top universities to discuss admissions policies and practices in U.S. higher education, including latest research on testing, diversity, creativity, college ratings and evaluating success.

Free.  www.wfu.edu/provost/rethinkingadmissions; (336) 758-3224

April 15

Book Reading: Amy Knox Brown.  4 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Features poetry and fiction reading by Amy Knox Brown, assistant professor of creative writing and English at Salem College, from “Advice from Household Gods” and “Three Versions of the Truth.”

Free.  (336) 758-4713

 

Music: Spring String Fling.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.

A concert featuring improvisatory works from the jazz and 20th-century repertoire for strings.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 16

Lecture:  Linda Zagzebski.  4:30 p.m.  Tribble Hall, B316.  Features Linda Zagzebski from the University of Oklahoma discussing autonomy and authority in both religion and the study of knowledge. 

Free.  (336) 758-5359

Great Decisions Lecture Series:  “Cuba on the Verge.”  7 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102.  Features Peter Siavelis, associate professor of political science at Wake Forest, discussing the handover of power from Fidel Castro to his brother, Raul, and the signs of greater economic openness it has created.

Free.  (336) 758-1910

Secrest Artists Series: Takacs String Quartet with pianist Marc André Hamelin.   7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Pre-performance Secrest Signature talk with Scott Klein, associate professor of English at Wake Forest: 6:40 p.m. Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 208.

$15-$18.  (336) 758-5295.

Lecture: “The Economics of Religion.”  7:30 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.

Features Joseph Daniels, visiting professor of international economics at Wake Forest, discussing the economics of religion and the renewed interest of this topic among economists.

Free.  (336) 758-4916

April 17

Other: Special Sale for Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.             Features an opportunity for donors to buy plants before the public sale opens on April 18.

Free.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-5593

April 18

Other: Big Spring Sale.  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  Features annuals, perennials and biennials for sun and shade.

Free.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-5593

Special Event: Piedmont Earth Day Fair.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Manchester Plaza.

A fair featuring education, information and entertainment to celebrate the Earth and promote sustainability.

Free.  www.peanc.org; (336) 758-5179

Music: Student Recital featuring saxophonist Julie Savage and bassoonist Sarah Lieber.  3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Concert: Chi Rho Big Concert.  8 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Full-length concert featuring Chi Rho, Wake Forest University’s men’s a capella ensemble.

Free. www.chirho.com; (336) 401-2963

April 19

Music: Spring Chamber Winds Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Features performances by saxophone, clarinet, flute and woodwind ensembles.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

 

April 21 - May 17

Other: Spring Shop Sale.  Museum of Anthropology.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday -  Saturday. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282

April 21

Lecture: “Rethinking Admissions.”  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.  Features Robert Sternberg, dean of Tufts University, discussing Tuft’s experiment with essay questions as predictors of success in college. 

Free.  www.wfu.edu/provost/rethinkingadmissions; (336) 758-3224

Tuesday Gardening Series Plus: Restoring Reynolda Gardens.  12:30 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  Features a discussion and tour of the restored formal gardens with Reynolda Gardens Curator of Education Camilla Wilcox and Head Horticulturist Diane Wise.

$5; free for Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  (336) 758-3485

 

Music:  Guest Recital with David Bellugi.  7:30 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208.   Features David Bellugi, professor of early music and recorder at Cherubini Conservatory of Music, Florence, Italy.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 22

Lecture: “Music, Mind & Learning.”  4 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Features Peter Perret, former conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, discussing the implications of music in the learning process, music/brain research and recent discoveries. 

Free.  (336) 758-4713

Lecture: “Camouflaged Rapes: U.S. Military Cover-ups.”  7 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.   Features retired U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright discussing her research on U.S. military cover ups of rapes committed by military men on military women. 

Free.  (336) 758-3533

Lecture: “Have I Learned Anything Yet?”  7:30 p.m. Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Room 111.  Student Union Last Lecture Series featuring David Hagy, professor of music at Wake Forest. 

Free.  (336) 758-5697

April 23

Great Decisions Lecture Series:  “Energy and the Global Economy.”  7 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102.  Features Robert Whaples, chair and professor of economics at Wake Forest, discussing how rising energy prices, driven by instability in key producing regions such as the Middle East and increasing demand from developing countries, are affecting the global economy.

Free.  (336) 758-1910

Music: Spring Choral Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 23-26

Dance: Spring Student Choreographic Dance Concert.  7:30 p.m. April 23-25; 2 p.m. April 26.  MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.

$5-$10.  (336) 758-5295

 

April 24-25

Special Event: New Baptist Covenant Regional Meeting.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Wait Chapel.  Speakers include former President Jimmy Carter and Maya Angelou, writer and Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest.  Details at www.newbaptistcovenantse.org.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

April 24

Music: University Jazz Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Features guest soloist, Chris  Buckholz, Wake Forest graduate and assistant professor of trombone at Northern Iowa University.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 25

Music: “American Opera Scenes.”  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Features Wake Forest voice students performing scenes from five 20th-century American operas. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 26

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

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

Music: University Wind Ensemble Concert.  3 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Features guest performances by the Elon University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Tony Sawyer, and Chris Buckholz, Wake Forest graduate and assistant professor of trombone at Northern Iowa University.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

April 27-28

Conference: Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility. 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Room 111.  A conference focused on increasing public discussion of ethical issues facing science and society.  Features national experts, including Diane Gianelli and Carl Elliot of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and local leaders.

Free. www.wfu.edu/bioethics; (336) 758-5406

April 28

Tuesday Gardening Series Plus: How to Save Vegetable Seeds.  7 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  Features gardener Bill Crow on selecting open-pollinated vegetable plants and collecting and storing seeds.

$5; free for Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-3485

April 29

Music: University Orchestra Concert.  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

MAY EVENTS

May 2

Family: Korean Family Day.  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Features a “poongmul” drum group; traditional dancing; Tae kwon do demonstrations; crafts, including kite making, paper folding and calligraphy; traditional games; storytelling; and Korean snack foods. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282

 

May 5

Tuesday Gardening Series Plus: Meadow Ecology Walk.  5 p.m.  Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing, Greenhouse.  Features Dennis Burnette, Carolina Butterfly Society, and Katherine Schlosser, N.C. Native Plant Society. 

$5; free for Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  www.reynoldagardens.org; (336) 758-3485

May 9

Concert: Classical Guitarist Carlos Perez. 7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364

May 12

Science Cafe: “The Role of Diet in Heart Disease.”  7 p.m.  Foothills Brewing Company.  Features Lawrence Rudel, professor of pathology and biochemistry, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, discussing how calories, cholesterol and fat affect the heart.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

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