The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs is pleased to introduce this new publication tailored specifically for W&L faculty and staff. This weekly internal communication serves as a consolidated source of information, which is intended to inform employees on a variety of topics related to the campus community.
News From The Columns
W&L to Gather in Honor of Fallen in 9/11 Attacks
The Washington and Lee University community will commemorate the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with a memorial ceremony and the placing of 2,977 American flags on Stemmons Plaza.
Staniar Gallery Presents Fall 2022 Programs and Exhibitions
The first of three fall exhibitions at the university’s Staniar Gallery is now open to the public.
Anika Maan
Anika Maan ’24L Receives Inaugural Dickovick Internship
The endowment that helped fund Maan’s internship was established by members of the Washington and Lee community in memory of Grigsby Term Professor of Politics J. Tyler Dickovick, who passed away in 2019 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Verify Your Home E-mail Address in Workday!
As the academic year begins, faculty and staff are asked to verify that an up-to-date home (secondary) email address is added to Workday. Please refer to the Workday Quick Tips page for simple instructions. An accurate home email address is helpful for the following two reasons:
  1. General Alerts: To ensure you have the best chance of receiving messages from General Alerts, your work email, home email and mobile phone (SMS/text) are all used as a method of contact.
  2. MyApps (Okta Self Service): If you find yourself locked out of your W&L account due to a forgotten password, or another reason your home email address and mobile phone can be used to quickly validate your identity and restore account access.
If you have any questions about updating your home email in Workday, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at x4357 or
Employee Accolades
Sandy de Lissovoy
W&L Art Professor Awarded VCCA Fellowship
Sandy de Lissovoy is one of 22 fellows to participate in the prestigious residency program from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Karla Murdock
Karla Murdock to Deliver Lecture in Honor of Endowed Professorship
The title of Murdock’s talk is “Paying attention: Habits of Mind and Psychological Well-being.”
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.
Check Out The Latest Scene On Campus
Appalachian Adventure Leading Edge trip The 9/7 version of Scene on Campus profiles a number of Leading Edge programs that have taken place over the last week!
Scene on Campus
Fall Term/Semester COVID-19 Guidance
Read about the university's latest COVID-19 guidelines by visiting the COVID-19 resource page on the Washington and Lee website.
Meet a Colleague
Jake Reeves
Jake Reeves
Jake Reeves serves as the assistant director of inclusion and engagement for LGBTQ+ support. Learn more about Jake in our Meet a Colleague feature series.
Featured Social Media Post of the Week
Cafe 77 Just a friendly reminder that Café 77 is open and is a great resource for grabbing lunch on the run!
Make sure to follow all the university's social media channels for more information about happenings on our campus!
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Plenty on the home schedule this week!
Week 2 Athletic Schedule Click the image above to access the 2022-23 athletics composite calendar
LGBTQ Fall Picnic
4:30-6:30 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
Enjoy food, friends, entertainment, and get to know fellow students, faculty, and staff, and learn about LGBTQ+ friendly organizations on campus. ALL members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies are welcome.
University Faculty Meeting
4 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The first faculty meeting of the 2022-23 school year will be held in Stackhouse Theater on Monday.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
4:30-7 p.m. Cannan Green
You are invited to the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff. All W&L students, staff and faculty are welcome. The celebration will feature music, food and information booths.
On-Campus Flu Shot Clinic
8-11 a.m. Evans Hall
Come to the annual Employee Wellness Fair and get your flu shot - no appointment necessary! Bring your insurance card and a completed consent form.
Consent Form
13th Annual Live Well W&L Employee Wellness Fair
8-11 a.m. Evans Hall
This annual event features a wide variety of vendors sharing information about wellness and work-life opportunities and will include: light breakfast fare; chair massages; flu shots (no appointment needed); raffle to win $100 (20 winners in all).
Campus at Night
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Working at W&L is a closed group for W&L employees to share useful, relevant and timely information related to being an employee at W&L. Questions, photos, glad tidings, events, opportunities and the like are encouraged.
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