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Forest students. Patrons could also buy an All-Sports Card, which was good for soc-
cer, volleyball, women’s basketball, and baseball.
In a bit of trivia, the Almanac section of the December issue of the Wake Forest
University Magazine reported: “The Wake Forest football team uses more than 140
footballs during a single season . . . other Wake Forest teams use: 48 basketballs (24
per team); 50 volleyballs; 60 soccer balls; 12 dozen (144) field hockey balls; 114 dozen
(1,368) baseballs; 96 dozen (1,152) golf balls (women); 3,240 tennis balls.”
As part of Writers Harvest, a nationwide benefit for hunger relief, professors and
students read poetry and prose on Thursday night, November 14, in Scales Fine Arts
Center. The reading was arranged by Wake Forest poet-in-residence Jane Mead and
raised money for the Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
Actor Alec Baldwin performed opposite Wake Forest graduate Tess Malis Kin-
caid (’86) in A. R. Gurney’s romance, Love Letters, in Wait Chapel on April 8. Bald-
win also taught a master class while on campus.
The Wake Forest theatre department, with the help of playwright Romulus
Linney, hosted a Festival of New Plays in February to showcase dramas written or
directed by Wake Forest students, alumni, and faculty. The theatre staged Linney’s
Holy Ghosts, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Arthur Laurent’s West Side Story, Harold
Pinter’s The Dumbwaiter, and Beth Henley’s Am I Blue.
As a part of Year of the Arts celebrations, pianist Kerry Grow, soprano Nicole
Blackmer, flutist Kimberly McClintic, guitarist Seth Brodsky, and soprano Jennifer
Boone performed in a special concert on October 27 to highlight outstanding student