The Columns Weekly - Friday, March 17, 2023
News From The Columns
W&L Announces Upcoming Campus Construction Projects
A new Williams School facility and renovations to University Chapel and Sydney Lewis Hall among several projects on the horizon.
Kenneth Ruscio to Deliver Keynote at ODK Initiation Ceremony
The University’s president emeritus will address 50 new initiates of W&L’s Alpha Circle of ODK.
Mock Convention Presents Spring Kickoff with Mike Pence and Bret Baier
The W&L community event will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in W&L’s University Chapel.
Alan McRae to Deliver Endowed Professorship Lecture
McRae’s presentation “Waiting for Gödel” will be held in Chavis Hall on March 22.
Museums at W&L Expands Its Collection
W&L’s most recent museum exhibition, “Mother Clay: The Pottery of Three Pueblo Women,” brought new artists into the university’s collection and connected the campus community in unexpected ways.
Employee Accolades
W&L Professors Publish New Edition of Politics Textbook
The fourth edition of “Comparative Politics” is a collaboration between faculty in W&L’s Department of Politics and Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
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.
Get to Know Your Newest Co-Workers
New Employee Q&A
Get to know the newest members of the Washington and Lee employee workforce through our new employee feature page! This week, we feature two new employees who have joined the W&L community in recent weeks.
Signing into Live Well with Single Sign-On!
There's a new and easy way to access your Live Well W&L account!
Login to MyApps and search for "Sonic Boom." You can still login in through W&L's Wellness website or via the Sonic Boom Wellness app on your cell phone.
Give it a try today and earn your W&L health insurance premium discount (up to $900) for the coming year! Reminder: Activities must be logged by June 1. Haven't activated your account yet or it's been a while? Here's some helpful info.
Questions? Contact Andrea Velasquez at
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Professor of Biology Bill Hamilton defends the Hamantaschen at The Great Latke/Hamantaschen Debate in Hillel.
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Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Gwen Marshall
Gwen Marshall serves as the assistant director of law admissions. Learn more about Gwen in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Mike Hepner
Mike Hepner serves as a laboratory technician for the biology department. Learn more about Mike in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
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Come Support the Generals!
Track & field, baseball and men's lacrosse highlights the home schedule for the week ahead!
Upcoming Events
Omicron Delta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
5-6 p.m. University Chapel
The W&L Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa invite the Lexington and W&L community to their 2023 Initiation Ceremony.
Livestream Link
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a special lunch featuring an Irish nacho bar, corned beef, braised cabbage, roasted tri-color carrots, vegetarian cottage pie, colcannon, Irish-style white beans, Irish soda bread, mint chocolate brownies and green velvet cupcakes!
Marlbrook Chamber Players “Classic Gems”
3 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Marlbrook Chamber Players offer a delightful concert featuring their favorite classic chamber music works.
Livestream Link
Law School Faculty Workshop
12-1 p.m. Law School Classroom D
The workshop will feature Marissa Jackson Sow from the University of Richmond School of Law.
DeLaney Center Screen to Square: Loving
5:30 p.m. Law School Classroom A
The DeLaney Center will present a screening of the movie Loving followed by a panel-led discussion. All are welcome to attend both the screening and the discussion, and food will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the School of Law and BLSA.
Mudd Center: Dr. Richard Weissbourd Virtual Lecture
5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Dr. Weissbourd’s lecture is titled Raising Caring, Justice-Minded Children in a Morally Troubled Time.
University Orchestra Winter Concert
8-11 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
The University Orchestra at Washington and Lee University presents its Winter Term concert.
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