The Columns Weekly - Thursday, March 23, 2023
News From The Columns
W&L Community Invited to Information Session About Campus Construction Projects
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the overview program featuring Tom Kalasky on March 30 at 10 a.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
ODK Holds Spring Initiation for W&L Honorees
W&L President Emeritus Kenneth Ruscio addressed new members of ODK during their spring induction ceremony.
Law School flags in front of Sydney Lewis Hall
Law School Commits $330,000 Annually to Public Interest Students and Alumni
W&L Law announced the creation of a program to guarantee financial support for current students and graduates interested or serving in public interest and government careers.
Ellie Penner ’23 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship to Study in India
Penner, a Washington and Lee University senior, has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Bangla this summer in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
The Art of: Cutting the Cord
Nancy Reinhart '00 is a midwife and health care practitioner who empowers women and families during their pregnancy.
Employee Accolades
Earth and Environmental Science Professor Publishes Peer Reviewed Article in Geochemistry Journal
Assistant Professor Margaret Anne Hinkle’s article is titled “Impacts of Sulfonic Acids on Fungal Manganese Oxide Production.”
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.
Live Well W&L 5K Spring Training Contest
Want help getting ready for the Live Well W&L 5K Fun Run/Walk on April 18? Registration is now open for the Live Well W&L 5K Spring Training Contest! Starting March 31, you can rack up steps (and miles) as you prepare for the 5K, plus earn a chance to win one of five $125 gift certificates and a token along the way. Not a runner? Not a problem! Put on your sneakers and go for a walk!
How it works: Log into your Live Well W&L account and click on the contests tab. Click "Join" then "Live Well W&L 5K Spring Training Contest." Log your miles with your tracker or self-report between March 31-April 14.
Prizes: Everyone who logs at least one 5K (3.1 miles) in the Spring Training Contest will receive one entry into the raffle, and five lucky winners will receive a $125 gift certificate to Lex Running Shop. Plus they will collect a wellness token.
Contact Andrea Velásquez (Human Resources) with any questions.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
ODK welcomes new honorary members Assistant Dean of Law School Advancement Elizabeth Outland Branner, Associate Director of Community-Based Learning Alessandra Del Conte Dickovick, Professor of Earth and Environmental Geoscience Lisa Greer, and head chef and owner of the Southern Inn George Huger in University Chapel.
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Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Melissa Kerin
Melissa Kerin is an associate professor of art history. Learn more about Melissa in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Allison Weiss
Allison Wexler Weiss teaches legal writing and prison law. Learn more about Allison in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
2023 Summer Camp Information
W&L's Summer Camp Programs webpage has been updated with 2023 info! There are camps listed under three categories: Area Day Camps, Overnight Camps and Family Camps. We hope you find this information helpful for your summer planning. Check back on occasion, as we are continually updating it with new information.
Know of another camp that should be added? Send details and website to Andrea Velásquez (Human Resources).
Featured Social Media Site
W&L’s Mock Convention 2024 kicked off March 21! Follow Mock Convention on social media to stay up to date with events and programming.
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!
Spring sports are in full swing for the Generals this week, with home matches for lacrosse, baseball and tennis!
Upcoming Events
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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“Song of Silk: A Beijing Opera and Chinese Music Concert”
7 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall
The Center of Theater Arts Collaboration performance is co-hosted by W&L and VMI.
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Law Faculty Meeting
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Law Faculty Lounge
The law faculty meeting will be held on March 27 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the law faculty lounge.
Federal Reserve Board of Governors Member to Give H. Parker Willis Lecture
5-7 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Philip Jefferson’s research interests include macroeconomics, poverty and applied econometrics.
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Hugo Blunch to Deliver Darrold and Kay Cannan Term Professorship Talk
5:30-6:30 p.m. Northen Auditorium
Blunch has published more than a dozen journal articles and book chapters on health, education and labor market issues in developing and transition economies.
Counsel in Loving v. Virginia to Deliver Smith Lecture at W&L Law
1-2 p.m. Law School Moot Court Courtroom
Philip J. Hirschkop is a civil rights lawyer who argued the landmark Supreme Court case that struck down state bans on interracial marriage.
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Kwame Anthony Appiah to Deliver Robert W. Root ’42 Endowment Lecture
5-6 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and the author of numerous books.
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Author Kevin Quashie to Give Annual Shannon-Clark Lecture
6-7 p.m. Northern Auditorium
Quashie is a professor of English at Brown University and the author of “Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being.”
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W&L Repertory Dance Company and Rockbridge Symphony Present Public Performance
7:30 p.m. Keller Theatre
This series honors Black composers and marks the first collaboration between the two ensembles.
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