The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022
News From The Columns
2022: A Year in Review
In case you missed it, President Dudley recently shared 10 highlights from the 2022 calendar year.
Dr. R. Allen Blackwood Jr. Named University Physician and Director of Student Health at Washington and Lee University
Blackwood comes to W&L after serving as a physician with the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia.
Michelle Lyon Drumbl Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at W&L Law
Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law and Director of the Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named as the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Raven Solomon to Serve as Keynote Speaker During W&L Enrichment Week
Solomon will provide strategies for fostering generational diversity and inclusion during her session in Stackhouse Theater on Jan. 4.
Dining Service Renovations Begin in February
Learn More About the Project
The dining venues in Elrod Commons will be receiving their first major updates in nearly 20 years beginning February 2023. Learn more about this renovation project and how the campus dining locations are adjusting while the work is taking place.
Employee Accolades
Scholarship of W&L Law’s Haan Featured in New York Times
Recent articles by Sarah Haan on sexism in corporate governance were featured in a commentary by New York Times business columnist Peter Coy.
W&L Equestrian Coach Receives Prestigious Award from the Virginia Horse Shows Association
Gordon Reistrup was presented with the Susan Hagan Memorial Trophy for the second time.
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.
Enrichment Week 2023
Employees are encouraged to attend programs during Enrichment Week 2023 -- held Jan. 3-6, 2023. Registration is open at Enrichment Week is an annual event for all employees full of fun and informative workshops on a variety of topics delivered by W&L employees and community members. The Office of Human Resources coordinates this event during the first week of January prior to students returning to campus. Many programs qualify for Live Well (wellness) tokens. Employees should confirm their plans to attend programs with their supervisors before attending. Attending a program is considered to be worked time and should be recorded by employees in Workday as worked time.
Raven Solomon will deliver a keynote address on Closing the Generational Gap in the Workplace on Jan. 4 from 9-10:30 a.m. in Stackhouse Theater. A continental breakfast will be served outside Stackhouse from 8:15-9:00 a.m. prior to the keynote address.
Familiarize Yourself With the Winter Break Dining Schedule
Meet a Colleague
Get to Know Molly Myers
Molly Myers is the associate director of annual giving. Learn more about Molly in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Carilion Employee Assistance Program – December Newsletter
As a reminder, benefit eligible employees have access to the Carilion Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost. This month's EAP newsletter features articles on the following topics:
  • Facing Loss During the Holidays
  • Fentanyl Education for Parents and Teens
  • Reduce Stress, Right Now Focus on the Tension, Not Just Stress
Featured Social Media Post of the Week
Follow the Department of Art and Art History on Facebook!
Make sure to follow all the university's social media channels for more information about happenings on our campus!
Twitter - @wlunews | @wlulex | @wlulaw
Facebook - Washington and Lee University | Working at W&L
Instagram - @wlunews | @wlulex | @wlulaw
Support the Generals During the Holiday Break!
If you're staying in Lexington for the holiday season, try incorporating some W&L basketball into your holiday plans.
Featured Photo of the Week
Jade Leonard captured this lovely image of the sunrise outside of Tucker Hall this week.
Submit Your Best Photos
Cooking Class: The “Mother Sauces” of classic French cuisine
3-4 p.m. Marketplace back dining room
Ever dreamed of being Julia Child? Or maybe attending Le Cordon Bleu? Here’s your chance to learn the basics of French cooking right here in Rockbridge County! Join Chefs Mike O’Byrne and Jeffrey Turner as they excite our senses with sauces.
Register Here
Washington and Lee University Brunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Evans Hall
W&L faculty and staff are invited to bring good cheer and a big appetite to this year's university brunch.
The ColumnsFaculty & Staff DashboardWorking at W&L Facebook PageSubmit an Accolade
Open in Browser