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    Poet and essayist Lia Purpura was the final guest for the Literary House Series “Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay.”
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    The brothers of Kappa Alpha hosted an all-you can-eat Wing Bowl to benefit men’s health awareness.
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    As part of comedy week, professional comedian Kyle Kinane performed stand up comedy for Washington College.
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    During comedy week, students participated in a Saturday Night Live inspired sketch comedy show.
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    During week sponsored by the SEB students competed in a comedy cometition.
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    On November 11, 2014, Washington College honored our nation’s veterans with a multimedia concert event featuring Trio Galilei.
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    The Man Who Turned Into a Stick  by Kobo Abe
    November 14-15 in Tawes Theatre
    A Senior Directing Thesis by Tamayo Kamimura

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    Dr. Mark Stevens ’07 was a presenter in Professor Drescher’s class offering career advice to business students . 

    Mark works at the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences...

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    Advanced French at Evergrain Bakery
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    “An Evening with Ander Monson,” was held Tuesday, November 4 at The Rose O’Neill Literary House. Part of the Living Writers Series “Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay.”
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    On Friday November 7th the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted celebrated Caribbean culture with music, food and fun activities.
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    The Lucky Ladies (someday you will be loved) by Dominic Finocchiaro
    November  7-8  in Tawes Theatre
    A Senior Directing Thesis by Matt Ridge

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    Center for Environment & Society organized a kayak trip to Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge for Washington College students, faculty, staff, and friends. If you missed this trip, keep your eyes and ears open for information

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    Five of WC’s IS alumni came to campus on Saturday, November 8 to discuss life after WAC.  After opening remarks covering each grad’s career path, there was Q&A with the audience, and break-out sessions that



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    A world premier by Dominic Finocchiaro, this senior directing thesis by Matt Ridge explores the blurry line between real and fake. The show boasted exploding dairy products, stomping stilettos, and story of four women’s struggle...
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    We have been working really hard to finish the cold frames for the garden so that we can continue to grow produce throughout the winter season and they are finally finished! Also, we had our...
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    Once a year the crew over at Middle Hall, the arts dorm on campus, gather together under the guidance of their House Council to put together a themed Haunted House. This year’s themes were American...
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    Students gathered to support cancer research at the annual Relay for Life kickoff. Since students began Relay for Life at Washington College in 2011, the event has raised $202,329 for cancer treatment and research.
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    In honor of Halloween, the American Chemical Society Club 
    used chemical reactions to explode pumpkins.
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    To celebrate Halloween, the SEB hosted a pumpkin carving contest.
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    On October 28, Polio survivor John Nanni spoke about both his personal experience with the illness and its past and future affects on the community.
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    On October 29, students gathered to take part in a campus wide haunted forest and Zombie Run.
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    On October 29, 2014, the Literary House Press celebrated the recent launch of The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume with a festive event at the Arts Club of Washington ...
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    Author and poet Maggie Nelson was part of the “Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay” Series and visited the Rose O’Neill Literary House on October 21, 2014
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    Middletown, a senior thesis by Will Eno and directed by Rachel Dilliplane, graced WAC with its cerebral presence in Tawes Theatre.
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    Food Day is a national event that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food...
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    Middletown  by Will Eno
    October 24-25 in Tawes Theatre
    A Senior Directing Thesis by Rachel Dilliplane

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    Zeta Tau Alpha hosted the annual Big Man on Campus to benefit breast cancer awareness.
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    On October 20, the Writing Center and other members of the Washington College writing community gathered in Hodson Commons to celebrate the National Day on Writing with games and activities.
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    Directed by Patrick Derrickson, this senior thesis by Charles Mee brought Greek tragedy to modern day. Between cross-dressing, double-ended dildos, and a drag-queen Dionysus, this was certainly a show to remember!
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    Students gathered Friday evening for music and s’mores by the fire.
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    Zeta Tau Alpha hosted a Zumbathon on October 17th to benefit their philanthropy, breast cancer research, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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    Warren Lyons pays a visit to speak about his life and his art in front of an exhibition of his work in the Kohl Gallery.
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    More than 60 current and former Sho’men came together on Athey Field for an alumni baseball game on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
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    Over 150 alumni, family and friends gathered in Chestertown to celebrate the 34th annual Athletic Hall of Fame inductees October 17-18, 2014.
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    A few of WC’s finest gathered at Crow Farm & Vineyard to enjoy delicious local wines introduced by hosts (and WC alumni) Brandon Hoy ’04 and Doug Carter ’12! Three cheers to the gorgeous weather,...
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    The Bacchae 2.1    by Charles L. Mee
    October 17 @ 11:59 PM
    October 18 @ 12:00 PM & 11:59 PM
    outside the Casey Swim Center


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    Political strategist, civil rights activist, author and producer David Mixner visited campus to reflect on a lifetime in the forefront of American politics and international human rights.
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    The Literary House Press asked 100 contemporary poets to react to tiny vials of fragrance selected just for them. The results are published in The Book of Scented Things, launched on Oct. 7 with a...
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    Poet and memoirist Julie Marie Wade was part of the 2014 Living Writer Series and read at the Literary House on October 2.
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    After four years at the helm of Washington College, The 1782 Society gathered to bid a fond farewell to its former President and First Lady as they depart for Colonial Williamsburg.
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    On October 4, Zeta Tau Alpha held a car wash to benefit breast cancer research.
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    The brothers of Kappa Sigma and SEB hosted the annual fall country concert on October 3.
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    Julie Marie Wade, a featured writer in the 2014 Living Writer Series, read at the Literary House on October 2. Wade read from her book of poetry, When I Was Straight and her  ...
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    On September 27th the brothers of Kappa Sigma hosted their annual pancake breakfast to benefit prostate cancer research and veterans’ services.
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    Stuff and things.
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    Acclaimed poet and memoirist Mark Doty was part of the Fall 2014 Visiting Writers Series and shared his work Tuesday, September 16 at the Literary House.
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    The Map of Early Modern London  (MoEML) “Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare’s London,” with Dr. Janelle Jenstad. Wednesday, September 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall.
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    Maryland gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan visited campus to discuss his campaign. Before his talk, he met with political science students.
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    The AOII Carnival enticed students and community members alike with cotton candy, raffles, a bouncy house, and other amusements during Fall Family Weekend. All proceeds were sent to the Arthritis Foundation.
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    Joel Sartore speaks about his experiences with National Geographic and the importance of animal conservation.
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    Fall Family Weekend is an annual campus tradition that brings students and their families together with the Chestertown community in a celebration of academic and co-curricular achievement.
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    Alpha Omicron Pi hosted a carnival during fall family weekend to benefit The Arthritis Foundation.
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    Even though our boat, “Lettuce Turnip the Beet”, didn’t come in first place, we finished! And to top it off, our creative name and kale headbands won the judges over! We walked away with the...
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    Students read poetry, essays, and fiction excerpts for their friends and family at the Annual Fall Family Reading on the Lit House porch.
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    The Center for Environment & Society hosts the annual Chester River Waterfront Festival at Wilmer Park.
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    We took a road trip to Dickinson College and Gettysburg College to get a sense of what other schools are doing with their campus gardens!
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    On September 7, Best Buddies at Washington College traveled to M&T Bank Stadium to watch the Ravens take on the Bengals.
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    A free outdoor concert by the U.S. Navy’s “Electric Brigade” opened a new season of music at Washington College.
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    Vicco von Voss ’91 returns to campus to showcase his functional art in the Kohl Gallery. Transformations  “presents only some of Vicco’s most recent pieces. They do represent how he has perfected his craft, ...
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    We completed our first Harvest on Monday September 1, 2014! We harvested tomatoes, pumpkins, kale and parsley! They were featured in the dining hall that evening!
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    While cleaning out the boxes behind the dining hall we discovered a duck nest and egg!
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    Campus Recreation invited campus to the waterfront for a weekend of stand-up paddle boarding. In addition to the paddle boards—available only for that weekend—the boathouse also had kayaks, wake boarding and other fun water activities...
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    Faculty, students, and esteemed guests gathered at the Lelia Hynson Pavilion for the 2014 Crab Feast to celebrate the John S. Toll Fellows Program  at Washington College. The event honored the students who had ...
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    People doing science.
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    Pictures will be posted weekly to show the gardens progress!
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    The first Friday of classes included a club fair on Martha Washington Square. 
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    With RAs helping them get situated in their rooms and peer mentors and other student groups doing the heavy lifting, members of Washington College’s class of 2018 moved into their new home.
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    Sailing aboard the 18th-century schooner  Sultana , a group of first-year students explored the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay. Organized by Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, this ...
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    Follow along with students as they live and learn aboard the  Commencement  during CES’s Puget Sound Summer Program.

    Saying Goodbye - Our 15 days shown in a 2 1/2 minute video:






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    All kinds of science.
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    The Galápagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are well known for their extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna.
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    A typical four-square mile area of the Amazon rainforest contains as many as 1,500 flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 400 species or birds, and 150 species of butterflies.
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    First stop on the three-week trip to Ecuador:  the capital city of Quito and the Andes mountains.
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    The team spent our Summer Work Weekend in Vineland, NJ, where we attended a dedication ceremony for a new Habitat home on Saturday morning, and the rest of the day working with the Hurricane Long...
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    Vicco von Voss ’91 gave a special presentation to Choptank Chapter alumni and friends at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD on Friday, June 27.  He spoke of inspiration, artistry, and utility in his ...
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    The Baltimore Alumni Chapter hosted an after-party for Sophie Kerr Prize guests at Sotto Sopra.  The announcement was held at the Pratt Library on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. 
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    Members of The 1782 Society and George Washington Legacy Society gathered in the Visitors Center on May 17, 2014 to celebrate the 139th running of the Maryland tradition, Preakness Stakes.
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    Summer in Chestertown means the sun rises around 5:30 a.m., glistening on the Chester River and shining on its avian residents. The golden hour on campus starts around 8:30 p.m. The setting sun illuminates the

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    As part of a professional development course, local teachers learned how to build aquabotz and wire the controllers. Aquabotz are an excellent tool that can be used in the classroom, teaching students about buoyancy, water...
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    On May 30, 2014 Washington College was joined by Governor Martin O’Malley, Rebecca Rimel, Patrick Noonan, and Truman Semans to cut the ribbon to the Chester River Watershed Observatory.
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    Ian Flinn ’16 dazzled audiences with his one-man magic show making tables float, objects multiply and cell phones fit inside balloons.
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    Alumni, friends and family gathered in the McLain Atrium to celebrate the retirement of Dr. James Siemen, Professor of Psychology for over 30 years. Guests enjoyed Lays potato chips and glass bottles of Coke; two...
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    The class of 1954 gathered to dedicate the elm tree, planted beside the outdoor classroom in honor of the Elm Tree Fund, an endowment to help with students’ short-term financial needs and emergencies.
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    The ’90s Crab Feast on the Chester hosted by the Classes of 1994 & 1999 celebrated the 15th and 20th reunion classes with crabs, beer, and 90s tunes. 

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    Alumni gathered on the deck of the Rose O’Neill Literary House to sample wines made by local Crow Farm Vineyard with Doug Carter ’12. In the solarium, Laura Pritchett Oliver ’75 reads from her personal...