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

  • Event—September 26

    For the 2015 event, to be held September 26 during Fall Family Weekend, the Center is partnering with local nonprofit RiverArts and the College’s SANDBOX Initiative to add more events, including new paddle races and a floating illuminated sculpture on the Chester River.
  • Event—July 28

    Violist and violinist Nevin Dawson will perform in the final 2015 poetry salon at the Lit House July 28, where Joelle Biele and Aaron Smith will read from their collections.
  • News posted—July 23

    With his wife, Barbara ’55, the Anne Arundel County developer was a generous donor to capital projects at the College, including the new academic building, now under construction, that will house the Cromwell Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • News posted—July 21

    The Starr Center’s award-winning audio tour provides an engaging history of Chestertown’s colorful Colonial days. It’s available free every Friday and Saturday afternoon.
  • News posted—July 20

    Washington College has partnered with the Bayside HOYAS youth group and the county school system to help local middle schoolers and their families start thinking about college.
  • News posted—July 16

    Through her internship with NOAA, Anna Windle is researching and protecting the nests of loggerhead sea turtles and working every day in the natural beauty of a remarkable estuary.

  • Event—July 10

    Diane Rehm Show, NPR, 06/25/2015
    Adam Goodheart, the director of the C.V. Starr Center at Washington College and author of the Civil War history 1861 joins a panel to discuss the controversial flag’s history and symbolism.
  • Event—July 2

    Country, swing and rockabilly are in the mix as the local favorites close out the free Riverfront Concert Series Thursday evening on the Custom House lawn, end of High Street.
  • Event—July 2

    The all-star acoustic trio will perform the second of three free riverfront concerts hosted by the C.V. Starr Center and held on the Custom House lawn.
  • News posted—June 29

    Washington College is now officially a host site for the national Horizons student enrichment program, welcoming grades 6-8 of the Kent County affiliate onto campus for the six-week summer program.
  • Event—June 23

    Poets Kamilah Aisha Moon and Vandana Khanna will read from their work, and the Chestertown Ukulele Club will perform, when the Lit House hosts its second Summer Poetry Salon June 23.
  • Event—June 16

    With dramatic readings, music and food, the daylong celebration mimics the fictional events that take place June 16, 1904, in James Joyce’s groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses.
  • Event—June 12

    The series of three free concerts, held Thursday evenings, brings bands that keep American roots music alive, sometimes with surprising twists.
  • News posted—June 3

    Hynson, a 1987 WC graduate who was a beloved community leader, teacher and coach, is remembered with a significant scholarship that goes to Kent County students who emulate his values.
  • News posted—June 3

    Because Thomas Eichler was an organ donor, his daughter, Amanda Eichler ’18, was eligible for a scholarship from the David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund.
  • News posted—May 28

    The major student awards, including those voted on by the entire faculty, were announced during Commencement on May 16, 2015. General Washington, himself, showed up to congratulate the winner of his prestigious medal.
  • News posted—May 28

    The popular professor of business management was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Gold Pentagon Award for service to the College.
  • News posted—May 20

    Nick Bunker’s financially astute countdown to the American Revolution portrays vividly the economic stresses and  political mistakes that brought England to war with her colonies. 

  • News posted—May 19

    In recognition of her leadership skills and commitment to mentoring others, Mariel Shilling ’15 has won the Top 100 Women Scholarship sponsored by the Baltimore-based publication The Daily Record. 
  • News posted—May 18

    After graduating with a double major in chemistry and Hispanic studies, Misbath Daouda ’15 is off to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to be part of a program that’s a huge step closer to her graduate school goal.
  • News posted—May 18

    With a significant increase in applications and campus visits over the past year, the Admissions team is now welcoming a geographically diverse and academically strong group to the Goose Nation family.
  • News posted—May 17

    Commencement honored social activist David Mixner, Jordanian businessman Raouf Abujaber, and alumnus Charles Downs. The seniors also heard comedy from Class Speaker Rachel Dilliplane and a greeting from President-elect Sheila Bair.
  • Event—May 16

    The political advisor known as a fearless advocate for LGBT equality and other civil rights is also a gifted writer and story teller with plenty of stories to tell. He will receive an honorary degree at the May 16 graduation ceremony.
  • News posted—May 15

    The 2015 Sophie Kerr Prize for literary promise, worth $62,900, goes to a Baltimore native who uses his poetry to explore difficult subjects.
  • Event—May 15

    The event that names the winner of the nation’s largest undergraduate writing prize, this year valued at $62,900, returns to Chestertown May 15. Delivering the keynote will be 1982 winner Peter Turchi, an author known for his elegant, complex books and anthologies on the writer’s craft.
  • Event—May 12

    To help get to know the five Sophie Kerr Finalist of 2015, we asked them to answer four questions. Here is what they wrote.
  • Event—May 11

    Thanks to connections she made while studying abroad in Hong Kong, Lily Britt is spending the summer interning at one of the world’s leading supply chain management firms. 

  • Event—May 11

    Kudos to Julie Armstrong, Val Dunn, Ariel Jicha, Paige Kube, Sydney Sznajder, and Alex Vidiani. The winner of this year’s prize, worth $62,900, will be announced Friday, May 15, at a special event in Decker Theatre.
  • News posted—May 6

    The well known champion of financial reform, twice named the second most powerful woman in the world, will be the College’s first female president. She starts her new job August 1.
  • Event—April 30

    The student winners of the 11th annual 60 Seconds or Less Film Festival hosted by Washington College go for noir effects and comedy.

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