The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
From the Columns
Students Realize Dreams Through Innovative Summer Internships
Grant funding through W&L's Johnson Program allows student recipients to pursue passion projects and career development around the world.
Washington and Lee University to Host Entrepreneurship Summit
The two-day event will be held on campus Sept. 29-30.
W&L Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The Comunidad Latina Estudiantil student group has planned and organized numerous events in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Engagement.
The DeLaney Center to Present Opening DeLaney Dialogue Discussion for the 2023-24 Academic Year
Professor Wendy Castenell kicks off the series on Sept. 19 at noon in Leyburn Library.
Employee Accolades
W&L Professor Receives Award from the American Accounting Association
Megan Hess collected the award at the AAA Annual Meeting in August.
W&L Art Professor Completes VCCA Fellowship
Sandy de Lissovoy was one of 22 fellows to participate in the prestigious residency program at Mt. San Angelo.
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.
Get to Know Your Newest Co-Workers
New Employee Q&A From 9/12/23
Get to know the newest members of the Washington and Lee employee workforce through our new employee feature page! This week, we feature four new employees who have joined the W&L community.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Schuyler Phillips
Schuyler Phillips serves as a sergeant with public safety. Learn more about Schuyler in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Erica Ingersoll
Erica Ingersoll is an Executive Assistant in the Dean's Office of the Law School. Learn more about Erica in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Athletics Broadcaster and Multimedia Creative Specialist Ryan Connell calls a volleyball match from the press box in Holekamp Gym.
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Review Your Home and Work Addresses
It's that time again! Each fall the Office of Human Resources asks that employees review their personal information to be sure everything is correct.  To review and update your information, please log into Workday ( and follow the instructions below:
• Click on the personal information application (hamburger icon at the top left).
• Under change, click on contact information.
• Review your home and work contact information.
• If changes are required, click on the edit button (near the top) and select home or work contact information, whichever is applicable.
• Click on the pencil in the appropriate box to make the necessary change(s).
• Click on the checkmark once you have made your change(s).
• Click Submit.
Remember to update the address for your dependents and beneficiaries as well. From the Workday home page, click on the benefits application and select the buttons (beneficiaries and/or dependents) to update the address. If you changed your work contact information, please also follow the below steps below to ensure that your work space also gets changed so that the online directory will be correct going forward:
• Click on your profile picture at the top right, then click view profile.
• Hover your mouse over position, then click the three dots to the right.
• Click position > change my work space.
• In the work space field, select your building and office location.
• Click submit.
For other useful Workday tips, please visit the Workday Quick Tips page. If you need assistance in Workday, please reach out to Suzannah Vess in human resources at
Come Support the Generals!
Home football and volleyball contests are on tap for the week ahead!
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Upcoming Events
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 Hasbrouk 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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Constitution Day Panel
4:30-5:45 p.m. Northen Auditorium
Please join us for the Constitution Day panel on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard (affirmative action) and Biden v. Nebraska (student loan forgiveness).
Faculty Recital: William McCorkle, Organ “Variations”
3 p.m. Lexington Presbyterian Church
Enjoy a lively exploration of the use of musical variation in organ music over the centuries to showcase the instrument's many sound colors and the technical prowess of the players.
Law Faculty Meeting
11 a.m.–Noon Law Community Lounge
The law faculty meeting will be held on September 18 from 11 a.m.–Noon in the law community lounge.
Technology & Tacos #1
12-1:30 p.m. Leyburn 119
ITS Academic Technologies hosts its first session in its 2023 lunchtime series, Technology and Tacos. Each month, we'll discuss a different pedagogical issue with colleagues. All faculty are welcome to join!
Harvest Dinner
4:30-8 p.m. The Marketplace
Dining services partners with the Office of Sustainability for the annual Harvest Dinner featuring menu items from several local purveyors.
Mudd Center Keynote Speaker: Danielle Wood
5 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Danielle Wood, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Aeronautics and Astronautics; Director of the Space Enabled Research Group at MIT will present “Design for Sustainability on Earth and in Space.”
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