Events This Week

Happy Monday, Wake Forest parents!  It’s beginning to look like the end of the semester and students are probably thinking about tests and papers and prepping for Post-Exams (Beach Week) and ultimately about coming home for the summer.

As it begins to dawn on them that soon they’ll be away from WFU for the summer, sometimes the students have a greater urgency to take part in campus activities.  Here’s a couple of things taking place in the early part of this week that you might recommend to them:

Monday 4/18

4-5 p.m. – Meet in the Meditation Garden
The garden is located at the corner of Wingate and Faculty Drives.  Take a break from the constant stresses of college work and life. Meet at the To Hi garden to learn about the diverse growth of native plants in this little campus Shangri-La. Experts will be on hand to discuss the importance of native plants and foods in First Peoples cultural tradition.

6-7:30 p.m. “Islamaphobia”
Dr. Stephen Sheehi of the University of South Carolina will present a public lecture on his new book, “Islamophobia”.  Room 102 Scales.

Tuesday 4/19

3-6 p.m. “Why the Death Penalty Should be Abolished.” DeTamble Auditorium
Hon-Lam Li is Professor of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the current academic year, he is Senior Fulbright Scholar visiting the Philosophy Department at Harvard University. Professor Li has published widely both in Chinese and in English, especially in the area of applied ethics. His experience as a barrister includes the appeal of a murder case as a defense counsel. His current research project is on the philosophy of punishment.

This is a very short list of selected items.  For the full list of campus events, see the University Calendar.  Encourage your student to take advantage of these lectures and activities before the semester is over!

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