246 The History of Wake Forest
residence halls and the new soccer stadium
added another 240 spaces.
In fall 1996, WFDD began broadcast-
ing Deacon football and basketball games,
bumping the Metropolitan Opera, to the
dismay of its fans. Although some listeners
protested the change, $215,518 was pledged
in the WFDD autumn drive, beating the
The Student Union set up a new ste-
reo surround system in Pugh Auditorium
and brought the band “They Might Be
Giants” to campus in late October. In early
November, it sponsored three perfor-
mances in Wait Chapel: the singers Tuck
and Patti, the Turtle Island String Quartet,
and pianist Philip Aaberg. It also offered a
short course in contra dancing, a type of
folk dancing much like square dancing.
Facilities management set up the
HALL extension, which students could call
for such problems as a stopped-up drain, a
burned out light, or an infestation of ants. A raccoon in one of the buildings required
a call to the Humane Society, according to Joel Rogers, the line manager. In addi-
tion to HALL, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, brighter lights, and emergency call
boxes topped with blue lights were installed to assure safety in residence halls and
On June 15, the area code for northwest North Carolina changed, and the Uni-
versity had to update materials with the new area code, 336. On July 1, the Univer-
sity’s prefix was changed from 759 to 758, making it the sole user of the 758 prefix.
The final four digits of Wake Forest telephone numbers did not change.
The clinical sciences building at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine/
Baptist Hospital Medical Center was named in honor of Richard Janeway, who served
as Dean and Executive Vice President of Health Affairs for twenty-six years. Jane-
way took a sabbatical during 1997–1998 and then became a University Professor
and Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Emeritus. On the medical campus,
Meads Hall was named after former Dean Manson Meads, and Carpenter Library
was named after the first dean, Coy Carpenter, who relocated the medical school to
Winston-Salem from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and affiliated it with North Caro-
lina Baptist Hospital in 1941.
The Information Systems Support Center in Reynolda Hall extended its weekend
hours to meet increased demand. The new Saturday hours were 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
rather than from noon to 5 p.m. The center was also open 4 p.m. to midnight on
Sunday. The center replaced the more limited service that had been available in Room
203 of Z. Smith Reynolds Library on weekends and made the room a computer lab.
A lone swing in the morning mist