Parents and Family Weekend 2022, faculty accolades, campus events and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: October 2022
Students and their families enjoyed Parents and Family Weekend 2022.
Scene on Campus
Every week during the academic year, university photographers Kevin Remington and Shelby Mack capture the scene on campus through their lenses. In this recent edition: Photos from Parents and Family Weekend, W&L sports teams in action, student events on campus and much more!
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Save the Date: Parents and Family Weekend Oct. 6-8, 2023
W&L recently hosted students' families on campus for the 2022 Parents and Family Weekend, which featured informational and recreational activities, engagement opportunities with faculty members, and numerous sports and social events. The university has announced the dates for next year's Parents and Family Weekend: Oct. 6-8, 2023. Registration and other information about the weekend will be shared well in advance of the event.
Feature Stories
Rain or Shine, W&L’s Community Comes Together for Parents and Family Weekend
The annual event brought 1,800 people to campus Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022.
‘Welcome to the Rock Wall’
The Outing Club debuts two new climbing structures on campus.
W&L Named a Top Producer of Gilman Scholars
Seven students from W&L received Gilman scholarships for academic year 2020-2021.
Washington and Lee Names Seven Faculty Members to Endowed Professorships
These faculty have been recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service to the university.
Dan Johnson
Cognitive and Behavioral Science Professor Awarded Grant from the National Science Foundation
Dan Johnson seeks to develop assessment tools to foster creativity in STEM education.
Peter Grajzl, Ehrick Kilner Haight Sr. Professor of Economics
W&L Professor Wins Prestigious Economics Prize
Peter Grajzl named a 2022 winner of the Elinor Ostrom Prize.
Campus Events
Lenfest Center
W&L Presents ‘Family Guy’s’ Mike Henry ’88
Henry, a writer, producer and voice actor, will give a public talk on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
W&L Music Presents Fall Choral Concert Oct. 25
The performance, which will take place at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall, will also be available to watch via Livestream at
W&L Presents ‘Selections from The Lindsay Webster Collection of Cuban Posters at Wofford College’
Webster is the parent of Lily Webster ’22 and Will Webster ’20. The show is on display in Wilson Hall’s Lykes Atrium through Nov. 2.
Oscar Jerome Stewart to Present Next Lecture in the Mudd Lecture Series
Stewart, an assistant professor of management at the College of Charleston, will lecture on Nov. 3.
W&L Center for International Education Presents Public Lecture
University of Cambridge professor Ayse Zarakol's talk, titled “Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders,” will be held Nov. 14.
Washington and Lee Athletics
W&L offers 24 varsity sports, 12 for men and 12 for women. All sports compete at the NCAA Division III level, and most participate in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The fall seasons for the Generals are in full swing and conference competition is about to heat up. View the 2022-23 composite sports schedule. Check out these recent stories about W&L student-athletes, coaches and team news.
Lifelong Learning
Caleb Dance, associate professor of classics at W&LIn every episode of Washington and Lee's Office of Lifelong Learning podcast, "W&L After Class," we invite you to join conversations with our expert faculty, giving you a walk down the Colonnade even if you're hundreds of miles away. You'll hear from favorite faculty members about topics they know and love and meet new professors who can introduce you to new worlds.
In this conversation with Caleb Dance, associate professor of classics, we explore the impact of humor, improvisation and "sprezzatura" (studied carelessness) on his research and teaching. Listen to it here.
Follow @wluoutingclub on Instagram
The W&L Outing Club offers students, faculty and staff a variety of outdoor activities and classes. W&L students lead most of the activities, which include backpacking, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, skiing and outdoor cooking.
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