394 The History of Wake Forest
its focus on long-term exercise maintenance for cardiac patients but expanded to
provide exercise and lifestyle programs for those living with other chronic diseases
and conditions, such as pulmonary disease, diabetes, and obesity. To reflect the pro-
gram’s new mission, its name changed to the Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS
(HELPS).
Katy Harriger (Political Science) and Jill McMillan (Communication) continued
their research project, Democracy Fellows, which looked at the effects of public delib-
eration on college students. Before orientation, first-year students were asked to closely
follow the 2004 presidential race; during their first week at Wake Forest, they attended
a panel discussion and a small group meeting with academic advisors to consider the
major questions. The program was designed to teach them that college is a place to
think and to demonstrate that politics can be discussed without conflict or argument.
The Museum of Anthropology was one of two museums in North Carolina
to receive a 2004 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services. The $54,869 grant funded a new computerized data manage-
ment program to replace the outmoded catalog system. The museum also estab-
lished a fifteen-member advisory board in July: from Winston-Salem, Stanley
Bohrer, Tyler Cox, Yomi Durotoye (Political Science), Kikuko Imamura (Inter-
national Studies), Marjorie Northrup, Barbee Oakes (Multicultural Affairs),
Daisy Rodriguez, Joti Sekhon, and Paul Thacker (Anthropology); from Rural
Hall, Ulrike Wiethaus (Humanities); from Lewisville, Hobie Cawood, Marisa
Estelrich, and Willie Everett; Ruth Revels of Greensboro; and Cristopher Avila of
Stoneville. The Wachovia Historical Society and the Mission Society of the Mora-
vian Church South, Inc., gave the museum over twenty thousand archaeological
artifacts and 239 objects collected by Moravian missionaries. They had been on
loan to the museum since 1983. The artifacts, including pottery, stone axes, spear
points, and shell jewelry, provide glimpses of Native American life along the Yad-
kin and Pee Dee Rivers from about 8000 B.C. to 1700 A.D. They were part of
the Douglas Rights Collection, gathered in the 1930s and 1940s by the Reverend
Rights, a founder of the North Carolina Archaeological Society and well-known
Winston-Salem Moravian minister.
Administration and Staff
Laura Hearn received the Pro Humanitate Award from
Murray Greason, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at a
Wake Forest Society dinner on February 25. It recog-
nized her generosity in welcoming thousands into the
President’s home and contributing to the landscaping
and beautification of the Reynolda Campus and her care-
ful restoration of the Shipman garden at the President’s
house.
Ed Christman, who retired as chaplain in 2003,
received the first Divinity School Distinguished Service
Award on March 22.
Laura Hearn
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