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By Sarah Mansell
336.758.5237
February 5, 2004

HOW PERSONALITY AFFECTS WORK/FAMILY
Extraverts experience the most positive connections between their work and family roles, says Julie Holliday Wayne, adjunct assistant professor of business at Wake Forest. Wayne, who studies workplace issues, teamed up with William Fleeson, an associate professor of psychology at Wake Forest who studies personality, to research the role of personality in the work-family experience. She says more extraverted individuals reported that having a good day on the job makes them better companions when they get home. The study appears in the February issue of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.
Contact: Cheryl Walker, walkercv@wfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

THE ART OF COMPUTER SCIENCE ON DISPLAY
Robotics, digital art and computer architecture will be among the demonstrations at the computer science department’s open house and expo Feb. 12. The department, which recently moved into its remodeled and renamed West Hall, will give tours of their new labs and demonstrate how computer science is more than number crunching. Jennifer Burg, chair of the computer science department, will be available for interviews.
Contact: Sarah Mansell, manselss@wfu.edu or 336-758-4393.

BABCOCK PROFESSOR PART OF UNC-TV SERIES
Nat Irvin, assistant dean for MBA student development and executive professor of future studies at Wake Forest’s Babcock Graduate School of Management, will be a panelist on UNC-TV’s Black Issues Forum. The two-part series “Stripping the Color Line” will air 9:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and Feb. 16.
Contact: Dusty Donaldson, dusty.donaldson@mba.wfu.edu or 336-758-4454.

POLITICAL EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS DEMOCRATIC RACE
Jack Fleer, professor emeritus of political science and author of the book “North Carolina Politics,” is available to comment on U.S. Sen. John Edwards’ presidential run since his victory in South Carolina. Allan Louden, an expert on campaign rhetoric and political communication can comment on candidates’ advertising and the way Edwards frames future wins and losses. Jac Heckelman, associate professor of economics and an expert in the connection between elections and the economy, is available for comment on how the candidates will manipulate the state of the economy to woo voters. Information on all sources is available on the News Service Web site.
Contact: News Service, 336-758-5237.


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