The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023
From the Columns
W&L Welcomes New Faculty
A total of 20 new faculty members are joining the university this year.
W&L Welcomes New Visiting Faculty, Professors of Practice and Postdoctoral Fellows
A total of 25 new faculty members will serve as visiting professors, professors of practice or postdoctoral fellows.
W&L Around the World
Washington and Lee students explored the world this summer thanks to grant funding opportunities through the Center for International Education.
Lending a Helping Hand
Washington and Lee students gain new perspectives after internships through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
W&L Gathers to Honor Fallen in 9/11 Attacks
The Washington and Lee University community will commemorate the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with a memorial service and the placing of 2,977 American flags on Cannan Green.
Employee Accolades
New Connelly Center Director Publishes Two Collaborative Works
Professor Jay Margalus co-authored pieces featured in bioRxiv and for the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces.
W&L Law’s Murchison Reviews Supreme Court Cases for Federal Bar Association
Brian Murchison addressed the Roanoke chapter of the Federal Bar Association to discuss notable cases from the 2022 term.
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The Marketplace and Café 77 Are Open!
The first phase of renovations for the dining spaces in Elrod Commons are now complete. Both the Marketplace and Café 77 are operating as normal to meet all of your needs. Come check them out!
Carilion Employee Assistance Program
As a reminder, benefit-eligible employees and their eligible family members have access to the Carilion Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost. The September version of the EAP newsletter features articles on the following topics:
  • Marijuana edibles: What parents should know?
  • Have you added plants to your workspace yet?
Get to Know Your Newest Co-Workers
New Employee Q&A From 9/6/23
Get to know the newest members of the Washington and Lee employee workforce through our new employee feature page! This week, we feature 12 new employees who have joined the W&L community.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Brooke Peccie ‘17
Brooke Peccie '17 serves as assistant director of career and professional development. Learn more about Brooke in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Research Archaeologist and Instructor Don Gaylord chats with students on the Archaeology Leading Edge trip tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
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Come Support the Generals!
Plenty of volleyball on the schedule over the weekend!
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Upcoming Events
5:30 p.m. Front Lawn
The W&L community is invited to celebrate a new academic year with Convocation on the Front Lawn on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow on Cannan Green.
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Convocation Dinner
6:15-7:45 p.m. Cannan Green
Celebrate a new academic year with the Convocation Dinner on Cannan Green, immediately following Convocation.
LGBTQ Fall Picnic
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Cannan Green
Enjoy food, friends and entertainment, and get to know fellow students, faculty and staff. Learn about all the LGBTQ+ friendly organizations on campus.
Welcome Back Shabbat
6 p.m. Hillel 101
Join Hillel as we welcome students back to campus with our first Shabbat dinner of the 2023-24 school year. All are welcome to celebrate with a delicious meal provided by W&L Catering.
Storytelling as Survival in the Immigrant Journey
12-1 p.m. Reeves Museum of Ceramics
Join the Museums at W&L for a Lunch and Learn lecture involving Professor Domnica Radulescu and her personal experience as an immigrant woman and artist. She will expand on images and experiences of immigration, exile, refuge-seeking and displacement, connecting with the larger landscape of world migration and diasporic existences.
University Faculty Meeting
4-5 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The first faculty meeting of the new year will be held in Stackhouse Theater on Sept. 11.
Faculty Conversation
4-5 p.m. Northen Auditorium
We will hear from colleagues who participated in the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) grant with the University of Richmond and Hendrix College on “Facilitating Constructive Dialogue in a Challenging World.”
Provost's Lecture: Prisons as Laboratories of Antidemocracy
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Please join for the inaugural Provost's Lecture featuring Professor Brandon Hasbrouck as he discusses “Prisons as Laboratories of Antidemocracy.” Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by the lecture at 5:30 p.m.
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Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Event
4:30-7 p.m. Cannan Green
Kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month with some music, informational booths, food and fun!
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