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BellSouth Corporation. In the spring, Robin became Editor of the Journal of the
Academy of Business Education.
In Health and Exercise Science, Paul Ribisl gave a keynote address, “The New Y2K
Problem: Obesity: Genes, Gluttony, or Sloth,” at the fifteenth annual meeting of the
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Shannon
Mihalko found a link between exercise and breast cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Robert M. Helm, Worrell Professor of Philosophy, was honored at the Inter-
national Symposium of Philosophy in Zacharo, Greece, for his contribution to the
science of philosophy and the cultural development of Greece.
Leadership and Civil Rights in Winston-Salem, a documentary written by Mary
Dalton (Communication), debuted on February 23 in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg
Forum. It told the story of the Winston-Salem Woolworth’s sit-in, where black stu-
dents from Winston-Salem State University and white students from Wake Forest
University joined together to protest segregated lunch counters on February 23, 1960.
Maya Angelou (Humanities) was one of twelve recipients of the National Medal
of Arts. Her long-time friend, Dolly McPherson (English), the first African American
woman to join the Wake Forest faculty in 1974, retired. She taught classes in Brit-
ish literature, African American fiction, and autobiography. Doyle Fosso, Professor
Emeritus of English, received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Excellence in Teaching,
while Willie Pearson Jr. received the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for
At Founders’ Day, Vic Flow was awarded the University’s highest honor, the
Medallion of Merit. Angela Hattery (Sociology) was awarded the Kulynych Family
Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life. Nina Lucas (Theatre
and Dance) was awarded the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Kathleen
Kron (Biology) and James Schirillo (Psychology) received the Award for Excellence
in Research. Patricia J. Roberts (Law) was presented the Joseph Branch Excellence in
Teaching Award. Ajay Patel (Babcock School) received the Kienzle Teaching Award.
Sally Shumaker (Medical School) became director of the newly created Office
of Intercampus and Community Program Development. Her goal was “to discover
innovative ways to enhance graduate and undergraduate education and research on
both campuses and to integrate programs cross-campus and within the community.”
In departmental changes, Computer Science split from Mathematics and became
its own department with eight full-time faculty members. The Department of Math-
ematics had been renamed the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in
1984. Both departments were housed in Calloway Hall. Jennifer Berg became Chair of
Computer Science, while Richard Carmichael chaired Mathematics.
Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, delivered the Bab-
cock School’s Broyhill lecture in Wait Chapel on February 16.
Walter Brueggemann, McPheeters Professor of the Old Testament at Columbia
Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, presented three lectures as part of the
Divinity School’s J.T. Albritton series on March 4–5. Nobel Prize-winning author
Derek Walcott offered a writing workshop, book signing, and talk on April 10,
co-sponsored by the English and History Departments.
The History of Economics Society held its twenty-eighth annual meeting in
Worrell Professional Center from June 29 to July 2. Dan Hammond (Economics),