Speakers and Events on Campus

An important part of a student’s education at Wake Forest is having access to guest speakers and artistic events. There are a couple coming up that may be of interest.

  • On Thursday, October 21st from 4-5:30 pm in the Worrell Center large courtroom, Susan Ivey will speak as part of the Executive Lecture Series.  Susan Ivey is Chairman, President and CEO, Reynolds American Inc. as well as president of RAI Services Company.She was formerly president and chief executive officer of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (B&W), a subsidiary of British American Tobacco.  She is ranked No. 26 in Fortune magazine’s 2009 listing of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and is No. 58 in Forbes magazine’s 2009 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is also ranked No. 33 in the Financial Times’ 2009 Top 50 Women in World Business.
  • Also on Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. in Tribble Hall B16, Professor Bryan Frances, Fordham University, will speak on “The Problem of Gratuitous Evil.”  Can believers in God give a rational and informative explanation of why God allows so much horrific suffering, much of which seems to be pointless? Students will hear his thoughts.
  • At 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Brendle Recital Hall, three Wake Forest faculty members will present a program of chamber music for flute, clarinet, and piano, including “Dolly Suite” by Gabriel Faure and “Jeux d’Enfant” by Georges Bizet. Featuring Kathryn Levy (flute), Eileen Young (clarinet) and Joanne Inkman (piano).

These are just a sampling of the campus activities in which your students can participate. For more information, visit the University Calendar (and encourage your students to bookmark this site and visit often).

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