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    2014 DINING SERVICES JOB FAIR
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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 exhibit Wood:Transformed.
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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 residence halls and the Casey Academic Center in a resplendent glow. Those of us who are here in the summer—staff, faculty and summer interns—get to enjoy these views all season. As we celebrate the official start of summer, we wanted to share these images with you.

    Come by for a visit. See for yourself.
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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 density, electricity, and underwater robotics.
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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 of Dr. Siemen’s favorite things.
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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 work, The Story Within, and discusses writing in a personal context.
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    Peer Mentors reminisced about training at Echo Hill, bonding with mentees, breaking the ice at Playfair and making the “transition.”
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    Whose line IS it anyway? Dramalumni went head-to-head in a battle of wits, comedy and improvisation playing classic acting games featured on the popular show Whose Line Is It Anyway? The crowd enjoyed the side-splitting action packed comedy, as actors jumped, danced, cried and sang. The competition was fierce, and in the end judges Dale Daigle, Tim Maloney and Jason Rubin declared everyone a winner!
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    Alumni, faculty, and families gathered on the Hodson Green for picnic fare on Saturday, May 31st.  Chester River Runoff was on hand to provide the best bluegrass entertainment for a sunny afternoon!
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    With poets Carrie Jerrell and Will Schutt and The Pam Ortiz Band
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    The Sons of the American Revolution presented Washington College with a certificate in recognition of our respectful and appropriate display of the American flag on campus. President Reiss accepted the citation presented by Walter Coryell, Bob Cleaver ’58 and Jack Stenger ’49.
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    The 2014 George Washington Book Prize was awarded on May 20 during a black-tie gala at Mount Vernon.  Sponsored by Washington College with Mount Vernon and the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, the $50,000 prize honors the year’s best book on America’s founding era. This year’s winner was Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy author of The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire.

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    The Washington College Class of 2014 celebrated Commencement and received diplomas on a gorgeous Saturday morning filled with pomp, ceremony and tradition. Read more about the ceremony.

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    The Class of 2014 enjoyed a reception with General Washington at Mt. Vernon and an evening cruise on the Potomac River.

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    Faculty and staff members gathered to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2014.

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    Celebrating the end of classes, Greek Life took to the Campus Green for some fun and games.
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    The Student Events Board and Office of Student Activities welcomed Andy Grammer to Washington College in April for the spring concert.
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    Students from the maritime cultures special topics course ended their semester helping rebuild the 113-year-old skipjack Kathryn, a National Historic Landmark Vessel, which is undergoing restoration in Chance, Md. Read the story here: http://www.washcoll.edu/live/news/5648-history-in-their-hands
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    Washington College students explored African American history on a recent road trip to Talbot County, Maryland. A tour of “The Hill” neighborhood led by Dr. Dale Green professor at Morgan State University, a visit on the Court House lawn with members of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, and a meeting with Robert Forloney, curator of the exhibit “Navigating Freedom” at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, provided insights into the complexities of researching, interpreting, and remembering the past.
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    The Student Government Association and Buildings and Grounds got together for the biannual events students love. Casey Time is an opportunity for Washington College to give back to the campus in honor of patrons Eugene B. and Betty Brown Casey ’47. Students gathered at George’s Grove on the sunny Friday before finals to plant some trees and shrubs!
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    Hillfest is a Middle Hall festival celebrating the history and culture of Middle. This newly created annual event is put together entirely by the hall’s residents who come up with events that reflect on Middle or reflect on their own personal interests in the arts. This year’s events included Shopping Cart Jousting, Reiss Face Spray-painting, Middle Ball, Cage the Nicholas Cage, a dramatic reading of Hello Kitty, and the burning of the Middle Effigy in memory of Middle’s past.
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    Washington College’s Sigma Zeta chapter inducted 8 new members into Sigma Delta Pi- the Spanish National Honor Society.

    The new inductees are Elizabeth Loiselle, Joan McDonald, Erika Duenas, Xiao Bin Li (Max), Rachel Brown, Bryten Ives, and Anna Black.
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    The 2014 Spring Dance Concert, presented by the Dance Club, was held on Thursday April 24th at 1:15, Friday April 25th at 7:30 and Saturday April 26th at 2:00.
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    Peer tutors from the Office of Academic Skills, Writing Center and Quantitative Skills Centers are given awards and recognized for their hard work and dedication.
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    Students, faculty, staff, and neighbors gathered at Garnett Elementary School to welcome Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc., author and national leader in the urban farming movement, to Chestertown. Gorgeous skies, great local food, and a generous spirit of goodwill made the afternoon a fitting culmination to the “Recipes for Change: Our Food, Our Future Series.”
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    Alumni, parents and students gathered to celebrate Senior Day and a great win over Gettysburg (all wins are great wins). Brian Corrigan ’83, Myrt Gaines ’78 and John Warrington ’85 hosted the annual Fish Fry to send the seniors off in style.

    Click here for photos from the men’s game.
    Click here for photos from the women’s game.
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    Over the night of April 11, WC students, family and friends came together to raise money and awareness. The 48 teams and 658 participants have raised over $48,000 this year.
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    Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

    Directed by Professor Brendon Fox

    April 16 - 18, 2014 at 8pm
    April 19 at 1:30pm

    Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Students FREE, General Admission $5




    Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. Focusing on the mysteries—romantic, scientific, literary—that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries, it is “Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and … emotion. Exhilarating.” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).






    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    In Hynson Lounge Hillel held a Passover Seder, which is the ceremonial dinner commemorating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt, as well as their freedom under the leadership of Moses.
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    Members of the Student Environmental Alliance and Anthropology Club teamed up to complete the foundation of the earth oven at the campus garden.
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    Shara Lessley gave a short lecture on poetic devices along with a writing exercise for the audience to participate in.
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    Students in Dr. Bill Schindler’s Food, People, and the Planet course baked bread in preparation for Ann Vileisis’ talk on “Kitchen Literacy” in the Recipes for Change lecture series.
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    Put together in part by Alpha Chi Omega and For All Seasons Inc., Walk a Mile In Her Shoes is an annual event during which men don the high heeled apparel typically worn by women to take a stand against sexual assault, rape, and gender violence. Learn more about the event here.
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    La Bête by David Hirson

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Phaedra Scott

    April 11 & April 12, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    Throughout the course of the night (and morning), Relay hosts a number of fun events to get people excited and pepped up. Some of these include a burrito eating contest, messy twister, minute to win it, musical chairs, and a rave, to name a few.
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    Relay for Life encourages college organizations to get involved with raising money for the American Cancer Society. Most clubs and Greek Life organizations come up with tables and events to raise money. Participating groups include Best Buddies, WIGS, Habitat For Humanity, Animal Impact, WAC Swimming Team, the Sewing Club, and many, many more. Games are played all night to keep people energized.
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    The Washington College MMA Club presented its first annual Charity fight night, featuring Jiu Jitsu and boxing matches between the members of the club, with all proceeds benefiting the Kent County Food Pantry.
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    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) held its first annual martial arts Charity Fight Night competition. The event included boxing, wrestling, and other fighting styles. Pizza was provided by Procolino’s, and all proceeds went to the Kent County Food Pantry.
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    On Saturday, April 5, we welcomed a record number of students and families to campus for our largest Open House ever! Thank you to all those who attended.
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    Meg Kearney was the final speaker in the Spring Series: Writing for (and about) Young Adults.

    Kearney is the author of two poetry collections for adults, An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award, as well as two novels in verse for teens: The Secret of Me and its sequel, The Girl in the Mirror. 

    Her poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and has been published in myriad literary magazines and anthologies. She lives in New Hampshire and directs the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. For more information: www.megkearney.com.

      

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    On Saturday, April 5, we welcomed a record number of students and families to campus for our largest Open House ever! Thank you to all those who attended.
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    Nicolás Campisi (’14) and Shawn Stein (Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese) presented findings from their collaborative research project on Latin American soccer fiction at the annual meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 6, 2014. The title of their paper was: “Trauma, fútbol y memoria colectiva en Soñé que la nieve ardía de Antonio Skármeta y La luz oscura de Nicolás Vidal.”
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    This year seven students were nominated as student employee of the year.
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    Bachelorette by Leslye Headland

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Alexandra P. Sparco

    April 4 & April 5, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Melody Bishop ’15 (Gena)
    Kristen Barnes ’17 (Katie)
    MacKenzie Turnbull ’15 (Regan)
    Devin Taylor ’17 (Jeff)
    Nick Coviello ’16 (Joe)
    Marley Kabin ’15 (Becky)

    Artistic Team:
    Alexandra P. Sparco ’14 (Director/Costume Designer)
    Patrick Derrickson ’15 (Stage Manager)
    David Katz (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Scenic Designer)
    Charlotte Cugnini ’16 (Lighting Designer)
    Andrew Wink ’17 (Sound Designer)
    Amanda Klute ’16 (Props Master)

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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 Kappa Alpha Fraternity put on their annual Spaghetti Dinner benefiting their charity, Muscular Dystrophy Association. Students came to Trinity Church to have a delicious dinner cooked by the brothers.
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    Spring Fling brings in the new season with carnival games, inflatable rides, popcorn, free Ritas, and tables for clubs to advertise themselves to the campus. One of the most popular tables is the “Kiss A Pig” table, in which students vote for one of five professors to kiss a pig in front of the campus. Votes are counted by money donations made towards Habitat for Humanity.
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    Oxford Seminar

    The Oxford seminar, usually revolving around a theme in religion and politics, takes place over ten days at Oxford University in England, at the end of June while Oxford undergraduates are still in session. The program includes the opportunity to be taught by and work one-on-one with Oxford faculty. Students have obtained ample funding from a variety of sources, ask the program director, , for details.   As of Summer 2013 30% of philosophy majors have participated in Oxford over a 2-3 year period.
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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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    Best Buddies and the Kent Center held the Second Annual Great Goose Chase 5k Run/Walk/Wheel last Saturday to support Kent Center members with intellectual or developmental disabilities. There event featured music, food, and even an appearance by Gus the Goose.
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    Daniel DeNicola gave a talk on education as a flourishing process which is constantly under development.
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    DNA by Dennis Kelly

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Zach Weidner

    March 28 & March 29, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Nick Anstett ’16 (Mark)
    Grace O’Connor ’16 (Jan)
    Kaitlyn Fowler ’16 (Leah)
    Nicholas R. Glazewski ’15 (Phil)
    Justine Garrin ’15 (Lou)
    Dana Panczenko ’14 (Jenn Tate)
    Kelly Haswell ’15 (Dani)
    Sean A. Syme ’16 (Richard)
    Jesse Sengstacke ’16 (Cathy)
    Carissa Marcelle ’14 (BreAnn)
    Emily Klein ’16 (Girl)

    Artistic Team:
    Zach Weidner ’14 (Director)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Stage Manager)
    Alex Foxwell ’16 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Amanda Boyer ’14 (Scenic Designer)
    Joe Samuels ’15 (Lighting Designer)
    Reilly D. Cox ’16 (Props Designer/Dramaturg)
    Fritz McGlynn ’17 (Costume Designer)

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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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    The annual Locavore Lit Fest returned to Chestertown March 27-30 with talks by nationally known writers and regional experts, this year with a focus on youth, nutrition and agriculture. Topics will include “Farm to School” programs and teaching children how to garden.
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    The Atlantic String Quartet came to our campus on Wednesday, March 26th, and played three beautiful classical compositions. The Atlantic String Quartet is composed of Rebecca Nichols (violin), Greg Mulligan (violin), Karin Brown (viola), and Bo Li (cello).
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    Career Development offered a Career Expo for WC students that included a chance to network, set up professional LinkedIn profiles and meet with various organizations on campus.
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    Ball in the House is an A cappella group composed of Nate Adams, James Jones, Dave Guisti, Jon Ryan, and Nels Urtel. The singers put on an impressive performance of vocal talents, and the concert was opened by Washington College’s very own Wacapella.
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    The Global Education Office partnered with the C.V. Starr Center set out to Colonial Williamsburg for the weekend to discover the history of early America.
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    The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Academic Skills, and Counseling Services sponsored “In Their Words,” a unique play about the experiences of individuals with disabilities.  The play was written by Dawn Volkart, Student Development Specialist for Disability Support and Intervention Services at Harford Community College. “In Their Words” was  performed by a group from Harford.


    Here is some background on the “In Their Words” project:


    “Individuals with disabilities were asked to anonymously share their experiences, challenges, triumphs, funny stories, and things they wished others would know.  Submissions were collected from students, employees, alumni, and even community members and were then turned into monologues.  Additional monologues were written based on the writer’s experience working with individuals with disabilities as both a therapist and a disability support specialist.  Original monologues are fiction, but are based on common experiences, themes, and emotions expressed by individuals with disabilities over the years.  They do not represent any particular individual; any likeness is coincidental. This play will allow individuals with disabilities to have a unique voice and will raise awareness about diversity, prejudgment, discrimination, respect, civility, and disabilities” (http://www.harford.edu/student-services/disability-support-services/in-their-words.aspx).
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    Students in Dr. Bill Schinder’s GRW course “Food, People, and the Planet” prepared healthy school lunches in preparation for Amy Kalafa’s talk at the intersection of the Recipes for Change lecture series and the Locavore Lit Fest.
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    Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.

    Hillel celebrated Purim this year by inviting children from the Jewish community to hang out with Hillel members, make some super cute crafts, and bake some delicious hamantaschen.
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    “Hurricane Ex-Cop”, the campus improv group, gave a show in Middle Basement, where they took the words of  audience members and turned them into full skits.
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    Local rock/reggae group Dale and the ZDubs rocked out at the Goose Nest last Saturday, playing a few covers and many original songs from their debut album, “Leave the Drama.”

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    Writers’ Union hosted an informal reading on the Lit House porch to welcome spring and take advantage of the beautiful (if temporary) warm weather. Writers’ Union members and the club’s advisor, Prof. James Allen Hall read (or recited) from the likes of Rilke, Louise Gluck, Wordsworth, Elizabeth Bishop, Chaucer, and more.
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    Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Kristen Hammond

    March 21 & March 22, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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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.