The Columns Weekly - Thursday, April 27, 2023
News From The Columns
Three Additional Students Earn Prestigious Fulbright Awards
Finn Connor ‘23, Maggie Hawley ‘23 and Andrea Rojas ‘23 were selected as Fulbright recipients.
Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Runs April 24-May 12
Now is the time to make any necessary changes to your university benefits.
Employee Accolades
W&L Education Studies Professor and Student Co-Author Journal Article
Professor Eric Moffa and Jake Winston ’24 penned the article which appeared in The Social Studies Journal.
W&L Journalism and Mass Communications Professor Selected for Prestigious Fellowship
Professor Dayo Abah will dive into leadership programming designed to support a transition into higher education leadership.
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.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Sheryl Salm
Sheryl Salm is a senior legal assistant for the Black Lung and Criminal Justice Clinics. Learn more about Sheryl in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Marcos Perez
Marco Perez is an assistant professor of sociology. Learn more about Marco in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Updates to PATH for 2023-24
Human Resources announces updates to the 2023-2024 PATH beginning July 1, 2023. New features include:
  • Workday's reformatted templates that improve the appearance, navigation, and help text in the PATH.
  • Updated competency language for each career stage that better articulates the university's. expectations of employee behavior and aligns the PATH competencies with the university's Strategic Plan and Statement of Commitment to Diversity.
  • New PATH reports available to managers that make it easier to track the status of PATH completion.
Those who complete a PATH or evaluate an employee in the PATH are encouraged to attend an informational meeting offered in Hillel 101 on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 2, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Thursday, May 4, 11 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday, May 9, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
In addition, Human Resources is scheduled to present the updates to the Office Professionals Network (OPNs) on May 4, at 3 p.m. at 2 South Main Street. Human Resources is also available upon request to present updates at departmental staff meetings.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Senior Recruitment Coordinator Kristy Speers and Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Brooke Peccie ’17 cross the finish line together in the Live Well W&L 5k Fun Run/Walk.
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2023 Finale: Employee Appreciation Picnic
The 2023 Employee Appreciation Picnic, Finale, will be held on Friday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Cannan Green. Your family is welcome to join in on the fun! As a reminder, the university will close at 2 p.m. following the picnic.
Please visit the Finale webpage at for information on activities, prizes, food and dessert.
Come Support the Generals!
W&L athletics is wrapping up regular season competition and conference tournaments have begun.
Featured Social Media Site
Follow the Instagram page for the W&L Shepherd program!
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Upcoming Events
Tom Wolfe Weekend Keynote Address by Amor Towles
4:15 p.m. University Chapel
Towles will discuss his most recent novel, “The Lincoln Highway,” which debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
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University Faculty Meeting
4-5:30 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The university faculty meeting will be held on May 1 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Glasgow Endowment Reading: Shruti Swamy and Kelly Hoffer
7 p.m. Northen Auditorium
W&L presents a public reading with author Shruti Swamy and award-winning poet Kelly Hoffer on May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library. The event, which is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment, is free and open to the public..
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