The Columns Weekly - Thursday, April 6, 2023
News From The Columns
W&L Uncovers James Madison’s Handwritten Manuscript
How a handwritten draft of one of the most significant defenses of religious freedom in American history was rediscovered in Lexington, Virginia.
W&L Celebrates Earth Month
The campus community will promote sustainability and environmental advocacy with various events throughout the month of April.
Mock Convention’s Spring Kickoff Features Former Vice President
Mock Convention made its Spring Kickoff event an informative preview of upcoming convention conversations.
Employee Accolades
W&L Engineering Professor Publishes Articles in Two Renowned Journals
Jon Erickson's papers are part of an ongoing research project studying non-invasive gastric mapping techniques.
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.
Carilion Employee Assistance Program
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:
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Workplace posture and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Stress management tips
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Mikki Brock
Mikki Brock is an associate professor of history. Learn more about Mikki in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Jules Seay ’24 finds out that she received a Goldwater Scholarship while presenting to prospective students and parents during Admitted Students Day.
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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 tomorrow, 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.
Featured Social Media Site
Celebrate Earth Month by following W&L’s Student Environmental Action League on Instagram and stay up to date on sustainability programming!
Make sure to follow all the university's social media channels for more information about happenings on our campus!
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Upcoming Events
Charles III and the Future of the British Monarchy
5-6 p.m. Leyburn 119
Martin Farr, a senior lecturer in contemporary British history from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, will deliver a lecture titled “King Charles and the Future of the British Monarchy.”
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University Jazz Ensemble Concert
8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Having fine-tuned their sound all year, the talented student musicians are eager to put it all on display for one final time.
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Law School Faculty Workshop
Noon-1 p.m. Law School Classroom D
The workshop will feature Angela Aneiros from Gonzaga University School of Law.
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