The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022
News From The Columns
Kelley Melvin '08
Kelley Melvin ’08 Named Director of Alumni Engagement
Melvin will lead alumni chapter programming, reunions, inclusion and affinity programs and alumni communications strategies.
Michael Hill and Rose Hein ’22
Washington and Lee’s DeLaney Center Builds Momentum During Fall Term
Center announces new personnel, supports research opportunities and introduces programs for the campus community.
The FYE 100 Advantage
Students in first-year experience course benefit from collaboration from faculty, staff and students.
Building ‘Comunidad’
The Nuestro Hogar Latino theme house's new location accommodates more students and offers expanded space for programming.
Employee Accolades
W&L Journalism Professor Featured in Indianapolis Star
Kevin Finch is nearing completion of his film documentary on celebrated jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.
Want to be recognized for your work or do you have a colleague who should be recognized for their accomplishments? Simply use the employee accolade submission form.
Carilion November 2022 EAP Newsletter
The Carilion Employee Assistance Program's (EAP) November 2022 newsletter offers tips on the following:
  • Stop Stress Anticipating the Holidays with a Self-Care Plan
  • Create a Media Diet
  • Should You Screen Your Teen for Depression and Anxiety?
Peruse This Week's Scene On Campus
Visiting Assistant Professor and Visiting Research Services Librarian Brittany Norwood celebrates Halloween in style.
Scene on Campus
Meet a Colleague
Get to Know Brianne Kleinert
Brianne Kleinert is a senior legal assistant and works with the Immigrant Rights Clinic, the Tax Clinic, and Externship Programs. Learn more about Brianne in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Get to Know Mary Nicely
Mary Nicely serves as accounting and treasury manager within the business office at W&L. Learn more about Mary in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Helping our Community
Nov. 4-18 Fall Food Drive for Campus Kitchen at the University Store
Join in for the annual Fall Food Drive for Campus Kitchen at the University Store Nov. 4-18. Every donation of non-perishable food or $1 will enter you into our daily prize drawings (with prizes from Hydro flask, Nike, Johnnie-O, Under Armour and more)! Items like cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, and soups are suggested for donation.
Featured Social Media Post of the Week
Visit the University Store's social media sites for information about new merchandise and upcoming sales, particularly for the holidays!
Make sure to follow all the university's social media channels for more information about happenings on our campus!
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Come Support the Generals This Week!
NCAA Tournament action begins this week! Come out and support the Generals!!
Featured Photo of the Week
Haley Sigler (education studies) sent us this classic fall image of the front campus
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Hispanic/Latine ERG Social Event
5-6:30 p.m. Hillel House
Join us for the Hispanic/Latine ERG social event. Please use the link below to RSVP, and also please share with other community members that identify as Hispanic / Latine.
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Thanksgiving Dinner at The Marketplace
4:30-8 p.m. The Marketplace
Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and colleagues at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at The Marketplace. The menu will include an assortment of artisan breads, cheeses and fruits, oven roasted turkey with cranberry apple chutney, apple brandy glazed ham with bacon jam, roasted garlic and chive mashed potatoes, vegan green bean casserole, maple glazed sweet potatoes, hot apple or pumpkin pie with Sweet Things ice cream and so much more! Cost is $15+tax or just one swipe for anyone on a student board plan or a faculty/staff block plan.
Public Lecture: "Climate Change: Science Fiction is Now Reality"
6:15 p.m. University Chapel
Noted author Kim Stanley Robinson will give a public talk on Nov. 10 at 6:15 p.m. in University Chapel. The title of the talk is "Climate Change: Science Fiction is Now Reality." The talk is free and open to the public.
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Endowed Professorship Lecture “Uncovering the Mysteries of Pompeii”
5 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Rebecca Benefiel will present a public lecture titled “Uncovering the Mysteries of Pompeii” to mark her appointment to the Abigail Grigsby Urquhart ’11 Term Professorship.
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University Jazz Ensemble and Vosbein Magee Big Band
8 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center
The annual fall concert is the first extended showcase of the University Jazz Ensemble of the concert season. It features a wide variety of styles, all fine-tuned to shine a spotlight on the talented student musicians. No tickets are required.
Veterans Day Gathering
10 a.m. Lee House
Employee Resource Group for Veterans hosts campus community members for a Veterans Day gathering in front of Lee House. The gathering is an informal observance where we spend some moments recognizing service and sacrifice. The event will feature brief remarks from Col. (ret.) Rick Nussio of the U.S. Army.
Indigenous Community Meal
5 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
W&L hosts the second annual Indigenous Community Meal on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in Evans Dining Hall. Victoria Ferguson, program coordinator for Solitude House within the Inclusion and Diversity Office at Virginia Tech, will speak at the event.
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Law School Faculty Workshop
12-1 p.m. Law School Classroom D
The event will feature Renee Allen from the St. John's University School of Law.
Welcome Reception for Mark Robbins, Director of Jewish Life and Rabbi
3-5 p.m. Hillel House 101
You are cordially invited to attend a welcome reception for Rabbi Mark Robbins in Hillel 101. Rabbi Robbins joined the W&L community this month and he and serves as the Director of Jewish Life and Rabbi.
College Faculty Meeting
4-5 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The undergraduate faculty meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 24 will now be held on Nov. 14 from 4-5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
The Nobel Prize in Mathematics Lecture - Speaker Cory Colbert
1:30-2:30 p.m. Harte Center (Leyburn 128)
Learn about this year's best work in mathematics with particular emphasis on the work of James Maynard in analytic number theory, which has led to major advances in the understanding of the structure of prime numbers and in Diophantine approximation.
Back Campus Walk
4:45 p.m. Liberty Hall Ruins
Patti Colliton, manager of the fitness center, will be leading a back campus walk (rain or shine). Please wear appropriate shoes for this moderate-level walk.
Lenfest Production Dinner: Treasure Island
5-8 p.m. The Marketplace
Enjoy a special menu inspired by Treasure Island at The Marketplace.
Cooking Class: Salad Dressings/Sauces
3 p.m. Evans Hall
Join in as Chef Weis teaches how to create salad dressings and sauces using emulsification.
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