| the history of wake forest
u THE YEAR IN ATHLETICS
Basketball player Rod Griffin, a first team
All-American, was named the Arnold Palmer
Athlete of the Year. He also received All-ACC
first team honors.
The golf team won another ACC championship,
and Scott Hoch won his second straight ACC
individual championship. Gary Hallberg was
again named a first team All-American. Hall-
berg, Hoch, and Robert Wrenn were all
placed on the All-ACC first team in golf.
Two baseball players (Bob Hely and Brick
Smith) and three football players (James
McDougald, Larry Tearry, and Steve Young)
won All-ACC first team honors.
Football player Mike McGlamry received the
ACC Award for Excellence in Scholarship and
Athletics. McGlamry and two other football
players (Rick Dadouris and Kris Spilsbury)
were Academic All-ACC selections.
Three Wake Forest athletes were inducted into
the Sports Hall of Fame: Bill Eutsler, high
school football coach; Billy Packer, basket-
ball; and Norman Snead, football.
u THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
A thirteen-week humanities lecture series in the
spring, directed by history professor James
Barefield, on the subject “Great Britain since
World War II: A Pattern for the United States?”
Among the participants: columnist Anthony Lew-
is, Harvard politics professor Samuel Beer, and
Jurek Martin, U.S. Editor of the Financial Times.
Speakers: columnist George Will (the Carlyle
Lecturer); literary critics Frank Kermode and J.
Hillis Miller; film critic Herman Weinberg; jour-
nalist Clifton Daniel (a participant in the E.E. Folk
Journalism Workshop); Robert Dole, U.S. Senator
from Kansas; John Wilson, Ireland’s Minister for
Education (at Wake Forest for a celebration of the
Irish Poetry Series); John W. Gilbert, British Min-
ister of Defense; Harold Hayes (’48), former
editor of Esquire; and, together, artist Bob Tim-
berlake and writer Charles Kuralt.
From the University Theatre: Brecht’s Good Wom-
an of Setzuan; Molière’s Imaginary Invalid; Har-
old Pinter’s Old Times; and the musical Cabaret.
Performers: comedian Steve Martin; jazz guitarist
George Benson; and the following from the Artists
Series: violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Philippe
Entremont, flutist Ransom Wilson, guitarist Chris-
topher Parkening, singers Sandra Warfield and
James McCracken, and the Milwaukee Symphony,
conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn.
Poets: Nikki Giovanni (during Black Awareness
Week), John Hollander, Galway Kinnell, and
Eileen Ni Chuilleanain.
A three-day symposium on “Energy: Present
u THE 1978 COMMENCEMENT
Clifford Alexander, Secretary of the Army;
Angie Debo, authority on American Indian
history; Shearon Harris (B.A., 1936; J.D.,
1938), chairman of the board of Carolina
Power and Light Company; John McMahon,
president of the American Hospital Associa-
tion; and Porter Routh, executive secretary-
treasurer of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Routh gave the baccalaureate sermon, and
Harris delivered the Commencement address.