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    The RA’s put on our annual Spring Fling event! Even though the weather wasn’t the best, we still managed to have a fun time at the JFC! Students enjoyed inflatables, mechanical bull ride, free Rita’s, tye dye, kiss the pig, pie in the face, and so much more!
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    The Service Council in cooperation with The Office of Student Development, Washington College Dining Services, River Arts, Evergrain Bakery and the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega hosted the 4th Annual Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. To assist with the fundraising, there was a silent auction.  This year’s event took place at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre.  

    The bowls used at the event were made by students and community members. They serve as a unique keepsake to take home as a reminder that there are “empty bowls” everywhere. 

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    The Student Events Board hosted Caribbean Night at the Goose Nest. Students enjoyed some amazing dishes and a performance by Cas Haley who was runner-up on Season 2 of America’s Got Talent in 2007.
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    El Salvador’s Ambassador to the United States Rubén Zamora visited Washington College on Tuesday, March 18. Zamora gave a lecture entitled, “Twenty-two Years of the Salvadoran Peace Accords and Future Prospects for El Salvador’s Democracy.”

    The talk was sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.
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    Senior class leaders hosted a party to celebrate 80 days until graduation and kick off for the class gift fundraising program.  The senior class will be donating their class gift to the Washington Fund and they are striving for 100% participation. To celebrate, Jay Young ’81 bought the first drink for the seniors who came out to the Goose Nest.
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    Known for her seamless story-telling, sharp topical material and hilarious punchlines Tracey Ashley is a comedienne on the rise. Tracey performs on college campus and comedy clubs across the country. Tracey was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 5 and has appeared as a co-host on TV Land’s Prime Movies.

    The Student Events Board invited Tracey Ashley to perform at Washington College. She and her opening act, Maggie Farris, had students rolling on the floor.
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    SEB sponsored The Voice contestant Dustin Hatzenbuhler as part of their Coffee House series. Dustin played for students at the Goose Nest and then spent some time hanging out.
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    It’s Mardi Gras season down in New Orleans and we’re havin’ a party–Louisiana-style!

    The event is sponsored by the French Club, Pi Delta Phi, Department of Modern Languages, and C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

    Featuring Cajun & Zydeco music, dancing and Louisiana cuisine, the event kicked off with a two-step lesson and continued with live music by the Howlin’ Mudbugs. The Howlin’ Mudbugs are an acoustic folk and roots-rock group with New Orleans Cajun, Zydeco and Blues influences. The group includes Kraig Greff on accordion and vocals and Chris Huntington on guitar and vocals. Each road-seasoned member hosts an impressive and diverse musical and performance resume. Greff has toured with Barry White, Della Reese, Joe Williams and Diana Ross, and is a 2008 Emmy award recipient. Huntington is a Grammy nominated artist who has recorded and toured with the Temptations and Leroy Thomas.

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    Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), America’s oldest and most elite honor society, recognizes the freeing power of a liberal education. Members have impeccable academic records. They have delved broadly and deeply into their studies. They are of strong moral character. They have earned the highest mark of intellectual discipline and achievement.

    This Spring 2014, thirty-five new members were inducted into the society at a dinner hosted in Hynson Lounge.
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    As campus geared up for a Harry Potter-themed Birthday Ball, Relay for Life held a Quidditch Tournament. Students and members of the community participated in the famous wizarding game a week prior to the Birthday Ball festivities.
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    February 7th of 2014, the Kohl Gallery in the Gibson Center for the Arts opened its doors to the artNOW: Philadelphia exhibit. Seven artist living and working in Philadelphia are showcased in the gallery as follows: Marc Blumthal, Amze Emmons, Julianna Foster, Leslie Friedman, Rubens Ghenov, Ryan Wilson Kelly, and Tim Portlock. Their styles and mediums vary and include prop-based performance, light boxes, printed aluminum, and books.

    artNOW:Philadelphia runs through March 7th of 2014. For more information on hours, visit the Kohl Gallery web site.
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    A fan-favorite during Comedy Week is the student competition where current students compete against each other to see who will open for the headlining act later in the week. This year, Harry Gensemer ’16 took the title and opened for Tommy Johnagin.
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    Each semester, students participate in Casey Time, an opportunity for Washington College to give back to the campus in honor of patrons Eugene B. and Betty Brown Casey ’47. The Student Government Association, Buildings and Grounds, and the Student Environmental Alliance teamed up to build raised beds for growing food at the campus garden.
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    Service Council’s annual Cake Off, held November 18, benefited The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project nonprofit organization with a mission to end hunger and poverty by teaching sustainability and using women as their key change agents.
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    The Triumph of Love and Reality Television

    A Senior Playwriting Thesis by Rachel Fisher
    Directed by Zach Weidner
    November 15 & November 16, 2013
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie – pwgphoto.com
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    Washington College’s History Society hosted its annual Blitz Ball, commemorating the age of jazz and swing in the 40s by with its food, dancing, and company. Students dressed up in their period attire. Whether they were in suits, military uniforms, or formal dresses, good times were had by all, on and off the dance floor.
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    Asylum by Keith Aisner

    A Senior Thesis directed by Hilary Leonard
    November 1 & November 2, 2013
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre

    Gary’s drug of choice is an addiction to lucid dreaming. Through careful study he has taught himself to control his dreams, whether this means living out erotic fantasies or talking philosophy with God and Satan. But Gary’s mentally ill mother and other unexpected guests insist on crashing this alternate reality, as his waking and dreaming worlds intertwine.

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie – pwgphoto.com
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    Early Medieval experts Darnell Markewitz and Neil Peterson came to campus for several days of workshops and instruction about Viking history and technology. Invited by the College’s own expert in early technology, anthropology professor Bill Schindler, the two visitors delivered a free, public talk titled “Norse America — What Really Happened.”

    For the remainder of the week, Markewitz and Peterson focused on the on-campus construction and operation of a Viking-age bloomery kiln and several smaller Viking-age glass bead furnaces. Over the course of two days, Washington College students recreated these technologies entirely from scratch, using the same materials and techniques the Vikings would have used. After the kiln and furnaces were completed, students had the opportunity to actually smelt iron and replicate Viking glass beads.