The Columns Weekly - Thursday, March 2, 2023
News From The Columns
W&L Celebrates Women’s History Month
The campus community will recognize women’s achievements with various events throughout the month of March.
Philanthropy Education Week at W&L Kicks Off March 6
The campus-wide initiative highlights the relationship between university donations and the undergraduate student experience with a week-long series of events, March 6-9.
Science, Society, and the Arts Conference Returns to W&L March 17-18
Irish Musician and Activist Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich to give keynote speech at conference showcasing original student research.
Employee Accolades
W&L’s Schatten Featured on The Big Story Podcast
The professor of business administration shared his thoughts on ChatGPT and what AI means for higher education.
W&L Law’s Laroche Publishes Article in the Boston University Law Review
Professor Carla Laroche published "Black Women and Voter Suppression."
W&L Law’s Peppers Chronicles Work of Death Row Chaplain
Part memoir/part biography, a new book tells the story of the Reverend Russ Ford, who served as the head chaplain on Virginia’s death row for eighteen years.
Christine Clancy Named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
The Generals’ 11th-year head coach garnered the award for the second straight year.
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.
A Note From W&L Human Resources
On behalf of the university, Human Resources acknowledges the passing of employees and their immediate family members by sending a peace lily plant or a memorial contribution. When you are notified of a death, please pass along the obituary to us as soon as possible.
Immediate family includes a spouse, domestic partner, father, mother, siblings, children, grandparents, stepparents, grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in-law, mothers- and fathers-in-law, and sons- and daughters-in-law.
Human Resources also sends a peace lily or a memorial from the university when a retiree passes and when a retiree's spouse passes and the retiree is still living. Thank you for helping relay information of this nature in a timely fashion.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Daffodils signal warmer days to come in front of Huntley Hall.
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Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Beth Staples
Beth Staples is an assistant professor of English and she serves as the editor of Shenandoah. Learn more about Beth in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Milea Webb
Milea Webb is a Library Assistant and the Circulation Lead in the Law Library. Learn more about Milea in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Featured Social Media Site
Check out the dining services twitter for information related to the new dining options on campus!
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!
Baseball and men's tennis are slated for home dates in the week ahead. Come check out all the action!
Featured Photo of the Week
This lovely shot of the sunset over Doremus Gym was provided courtesy of the WLULex team!
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Upcoming Events
Mudd Center Speaker: Lynn Chin
5-6:15 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Chin studies small group processes, particularly the structural factors that encourage people’s attachment to groups.
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SonoKlect: Tim Hagans
8-11 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Jazz trumpeter/composer Tim Hagans brings his combo to Lexington for an exciting evening of forward leaning jazz.
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Law School Faculty Workshop
12-1 p.m. Law School Classroom D
The workshop will feature Richard Wilson from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
How to Incorporate Podcasting into Your Teaching: A Workshop for W&L and VMI Faculty
4:30-6 p.m. Collaboration Gallery, Leyburn 128
In this workshop, you'll hear from Janet Ikeda, and Mark Coddington about how they are incorporating podcasting into their classes, and learn from Brandon Bucy, Senior Academic Technologist, how to structure your course and set up students for podcasting success.
Born of Fire Lecture and Gallery Reception
5-6 p.m. Northen Auditorium
The exhibit is free and open to the public, with a scheduled reception and lecture by curator and scholar Jacqueline Chao.
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An Evening with Ben and Jerry
7 p.m. University Chapel
Washington and Lee University’s Contact Committee presents “An Evening with Ben and Jerry,” featuring the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc. and world-famous ice cream entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.
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Mudd Center Speaker: Professor Celine Leboeuf
4-5 p.m. Hillel Room 101
Céline Leboeuf, an associate professor of philosophy at Florida International University, will present a lecture titled “How Can We Embody Self-Care? Lessons from the Body Positivity Movement.”
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Seed Swap and Stroll
12-1 p.m. Hillel 101
The Office of Sustainability and Energy Education is hosting a seed swap and short campus stroll. May require wlu login credentials to access the registration form.
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