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Faculty Biennial on Display through Sept. 24

The Faculty Biennial 2014, an exhibition of exemplary works by 25 faculty members from the Department of Art & Art History, is being displayed in Rowe Galleries through Wednesday, Sept. 24. The wide-ranging exhibit features mediums that include ceramic sculpture, painting, digital drawing, video, photography and more that address concepts pertaining to loss, commercialism, violence, memory, history and perception.

A panel discussion and opening reception is scheduled for 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Rowe Arts Lecture Hall. The panel will feature professors Jamie Franki, Marek Ranis, Tom Schmidt, Erik Waterkotte and Janet Williams in conversations about their processes and inspirations. A reception will follow in Rowe Arts Lobby from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Sports Journalist Stephen Smith to Speak on Sept. 16

Sports journalist Stephen Smith will present "Adversity: Keep Your Head in the Game" at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall, as part of the Forty-niner Forum in partnership with the Campus Activities Board. Admission for the event is free for students, $5 for faculty/staff and $10 for the public.

In his talk, Smith will share his life experiences and use sports-as-life references to offer his perspective on how to keep "your head in the game and use adversity to your benefit."

Smith, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, began his journalism career as a high school sportswriter at the New York Daily News in the summer of 1993. After working as a general sports columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Smith was hired by ESPN to become an analyst/insider on its basketball show "NBA Shootaround." He has appeared on "SportsCenter" and "ESPNews," and he had his own talk show, "Quite Frankly." He currently hosts a weeknight radio show for ESPN.