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The latest news and event releases from the Office of Media Relations.

  • Event—October 24

    The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, backed by an orchestra of 50 guitars, plays Saturday, Oct. 25. The weekend festival, open to the public, offers more concerts, workshops and master classes on campus.
  • Event—October 16

    Starting Oct. 16, the Kohl Gallery features African-American artists Jeffrey Kent and Warren Lyons, whose works pay homage to black leaders and pointedly illustrate past and present racism and inequality.
  • Event—October 7

    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, being launched Oct. 7 with a festive reading.
  • Event—October 2

    The Washington College chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society hosts two policy experts to discuss the rise of ISIS and how to confront it. Brian Katulis and Michael Rubin speak Oct. 2 in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—October 2

    The author of poetry and lyric nonfiction will read from her work Oct. 2 as part of the Living Writers Series.
  • Event—October 2

    Directed by professor Brendon Fox, the “tight, tense” play about a shaky marriage and a best friend will be staged October 2-5.
  • Event—October 1

    Two experts from the Brookings Institution visit Washington College Oct. 1 to discuss the  political election brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power and how it impacts U.S. policy. Bruce Riedel and Tanvi Madan speak at 7:00 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—October 1

    Students in the Starr Center’s StoryQuest program have worked with area veterans and their families to bring World War II experiences to life. Those stories and more will be told through images, recordings, movies, and music in a series of events running Oct. 1 through Nov. 11.
  • Event—September 30

    An author of the influential “Economic Freedom of the World” report for 2014 will offer a sneak preview of this year’s findings when he visits campus September 30.
  • Event—September 28

    In a family-friendly concert Sept. 28, pianists Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee will bring Saint-Saëns’s whimsical Carnival of the Animals and works by fellow French composers Poulenc and Ravel to the Decker stage.
  • Event—September 27

    The brothers will host their pancake breakfast this Saturday morning, Sept. 27, at Emmanuel Church, downtown Chestertown. Five bucks buys all you can eat, and helps fund some good causes, too.
  • Event—September 26

    As part of Chestertown’s first ever Harry Potter Festival, Sept. 26, history professor Janet Sorrentino will explore how Renaissance themes such as alchemy and herbalogy helped J.K. Rowling create the classroom experience at Hogwarts.
  • Event—September 25

    The top chaplain of the Maryland National Guard speaks about his role, and the impact of religion on the modern U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Event—September 23

    Actor Bob Weick brings the German philosopher back to life on stage to defend the ideals of his Communist Manifesto and rail against injustice. The one-man show takes place Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Decker Theatre.
  • Event—September 22

    Larry Hogan, the Republican nominee for the governor’s office, will speak September 22 in Hynson Lounge. His visit is sponsored by the College Republicans and the Department of Political Science.
  • Event—September 20

    The Center for Environment & Society brings the Chester River Waterfront Festival back to Wilmer Park September 20 with the zany cardboard boat race and plenty of family fun.
  • Event—September 19

    Wildlife photographer and author Joel Sartore will share his National Geographic experience and his advocacy for biodiversity when he visits the College Sept. 19 during Fall Family Weekend.
  • News posted—September 18

    Embarking on a three-year project, Washington College ecologists team up with a Florida organization to help strengthen the population of northern bobwhite quail on the Eastern Shore by releasing more than 100 young birds at Chino Farms. 

  • News posted—September 17

    Ken Burns’s recent series on the Roosevelts for PBS inspired us to look back at some historical highlights of our own.
  • Event—September 16

    Acclaimed poet and memoirist Mark Doty will share his work Tuesday, September 16 at the Literary House.
  • Event—September 15

    Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Gregory Petsko, an expert advocate for more research into the cause and cure of ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases, will speak Sept. 15 in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—September 11

    Speaking September 11, Dr. Steven Wolin will explore how individuals and societies struggle to forgive those who have done them wrong.
  • Event—September 10

    The director of the Map of Early Modern London project, Janelle Jenstad, visits Sept. 10 to explain how she puts the Bard’s characters in their proper place.
  • Event—September 4

    The Starr Center’s newest Patrick Henry Scholar brings big-picture perspective to understanding the Native Americans of the Chesapeake and the massacre at Jamestown. He will share his insights in a free lecture Sept. 4.
  • Event—September 4

    The Kohl Gallery opens for the season Sept. 4 with an exhibition of the functional art of Vicco von Voss ’91.
  • Event—September 3

    Michael Correia, director of government relations for the National Cannabis Industry Association, will speak Wednesday evening, September 3, on resolving the state-federal divide on legalization.
  • Event—August 20

    A free outdoor concert by the U.S. Navy’s “Electric Brigade” on Sept. 4 opens a new season of music at Washington College. Also this month: Latin Lazz with the Marty Knepp Trio (Sept. 5) and pianists Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee (Sept. 28).

  • Event—August 19

    Just over a year after graduating from Washington College, Tyler Brice ’13 is loving his new job as a rescue technician for the Maryland State Police’s Aviation Command.

  • News posted—August 15

    Four new visiting artists and the return of inaugural year favorites Ruppert and Jeremijenko promise a lively year of experimentation and discovery. Also on tap, an evening of art videos and a “Sandstorm” of math and light.
  • Event—August 12

    Instructing ninth- and tenth-graders in English and reading on the Pacific island of Kosrae, Jesse Speth ’13 is learning as much as he is teaching.


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