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By Sarah Mansell
336.758.5237
January 8, 2004

STUDENTS RETURN FROM SERVING OTHERS OVER HOLIDAY BREAK
Thirty-three students and three faculty members who spent their winter break volunteering in Calcutta and remote regions of Honduras and Vietnam will return Jan. 10 and 11 from their travels. The students volunteered as mentors, worked with the sick and poor, and helped with construction projects. Members of the service groups, including two students from the Piedmont Triad area, will be available for interviews about their experiences.
Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@wfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS
Undergraduate students begin returning to campus this weekend for the start of the 2004 spring semester Jan. 13. Spring classes for the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the School of Law have already started.

WAKE FOREST, WSSU BUILD BRIDGES AND ‘PERFORM THE DREAM’
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students and faculty from Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State will present “Performing the Dream” at Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. The free performance will feature a variety of group musical performances and readings from both schools. During the program, winners from the “MLK Essay/Art/Poetry Contest” for Forsyth County high school students will be recognized. Barbee Oakes, director of the Multicultural Affairs office at Wake Forest, said that the holiday is an excellent way to build bridges with other schools just as King taught.
Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@wfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

WAKE FOREST HOSTS 6th ANNUAL MLK BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The 6th Annual MLK Invitational Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 17 in Reynolds Gymnasium on the Wake Forest campus. Intramural teams from North Carolina A&T University, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Charlotte have been invited to participate in the tournament. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. for team play. Games begin at 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Contact: Pam Barrett, barretpm@wfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

DON’T LET WINTER WINDS STOP YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE
The recent blast of freezing temperatures and winter weather don’t have to spoil your New Year’s resolution to exercise. There is an advantage to exercising in the cold, says Don Bergey, an exercise instructor for the Wake Forest Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. “Exercise generates its own body heat, which helps keep you warm,” he says. Bergey works with the nearly 200 patients in the cardiac rehab program on maintaining their exercise routines when the weather turns cold. He suggests wearing layers so as not to overheat, covering extremities with gloves or mittens and a hat, and heading out into the wind so it is at your back on the return.
Contact: Sarah Mansell, manselss@wfu.edu or 336-758-4393.

WFU FILM LECTURER CONTINUES NATIONAL ACCLAIM
Brett Ingram, a lecturer in media production at Wake Forest, continues to receive national attention for his work. Ingram, who teaches in the communication department, was named one of the top “25 New Faces of Indie Film 2003” by Filmmaker Magazine, and was quoted in an October USA Today feature story about director Quentin Tarantino. Ingram’s film, “Monster Road,” was recently selected to compete in the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival is one of the largest competing festivals to the famous Sundance Film Festival, held at the same time and town. Ingram’s film will have its world premiere Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. At Wake Forest, Ingram is directing a documentary about the university’s 2003-2004 theme year, “Fostering Dialogue,” in addition to teaching media production.
Contact: Sarah Mansell, manselss@wfu.edu or 336-758-4393.


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