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

  • Event—February 5

    In a new Kohl Gallery exhibition opening February 5, sculptor David Hess shares a series of assault weapons he began crafting in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He hopes they will spark dialogue about the role of gun violence in American culture.
  • Event—February 3

    Renowned translator Dick Davis opens a new speaker series, “What’s Found in Translation,” at the Lit House Feb. 3.
  • Event—January 22

    The young virtuoso has built an international reputation with the skill and charm he brings to his performances. He starts off the 2015 season of the Washington College Concert Series this Thursday, January 22.
  • Event—January 20

    Brenna Schneider, founder and CEO of 99Degrees Custom, a quick-turnaround maker of customized clothing, will return to her alma mater February 9 as part of the Goldstein Program’s Young Alumni Speakers Series.
  • News posted—January 13

    With the studio art program ensconced in airy new space at 100 Gibson, the former boiler plant building gets renovated into a contemporary home for career development.
  • News posted—December 18

    He’s a college administrator by day and musician by night. Vice President for Student Affairs Xavier Cole shows his musical chops performing with Mood Swings.
  • News posted—December 16

    Chestertown-based builder Jay Yerkes came to the rescue when a leaky roof on the “Pub House” became a serious hassle for student writers and editors. He also worked with the campus Habitat club to refurbish Santa’s House in Fountain Park.
  • News posted—December 15

    Professor Mindy Reynolds has been recognized by the Society of Toxicology as the 2015 Undergraduate Educator of the Year.
  • News posted—December 12

    Ann Hollingsworth McLain, widow of Washington College’s 22nd president,  died December 3 at age 98. Friends and family recall her days as a gracious hostess and engaged member of the greater Chestertown community. 

  • News posted—December 11

    The CEO of Hannon Armstrong treats members of WC’s Brown Advisory Student Investment Fund to a real-world presentation on his company and the broader world of green investing.
  • News posted—December 8

    This latest gift will further endow merit scholarships, internships and a faculty chair in economics, and will launch a new fund to boost undergraduate research.
  • Event—December 3

    The December 10 performance at Emmanuel Church will include works in German and English, from folk songs to Mozart and Handel. The Voice Department Fall Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • News posted—December 2

    In the business of selling the wonder and potential of commercial spaceflight, Andrew Antonio ’12 is on the cutting edge of an industry that has him seeing stars.


  • News posted—December 2

    Seniors Rachel Dilliplane, Val Dunn and Tamayo Kamimura share this year’s Mary Martin Prize for their accomplishments in Drama. Established by her grandson, Matt Weir ’90, the Mary Martin Program in the Performing Arts enhances theater education on campus.
  • News posted—December 1

    Writing for the Washington Post, political science professor Melissa Deckman and a  colleague argue Yes. Democrats who made abortion rights and birth control central to their mid-term campaigning missed the mark, their research shows.
  • Event—November 22

    This Saturday at 4 p.m., the final benefit concert by the 100-Voice Choir will further endow the Vincent Hynson ’87 Scholarship, helping talented local scholars thrive in college and life.
  • Event—November 22

    The Bella Voce chorus and the Washington College Strings offer performances led by guest conductor J. Ernest Green and featuring countertenor Chris Dudley.
  • Event—November 22

    On November 22, Kent County’s vaunted 100-Voice Choir will perform its tenth and final concert to benefit the Washington College scholarship created as a legacy to community leader Vincent Hynson ’87.
  • Event—November 20

    Historian Eric Dorn Brose explains how centuries of war left a European continent divided by strong racial identities and susceptible to murderous racial hatred. He delivers the annual Wingate Lecture on November 20.
  • Event—November 19

    Think you know Francis Scott Key? You may be in for a surprise when the author of a new biography of Francis Scott Key speaks Nov. 19 about the complex character who wrote our national anthem and befriended some of the most influential thinkers of his day.
  • Event—November 19

    The duo behind the literary documentary In Bed with Ulysses will screen and discuss their film at Washington College on Wednesday, November 19.
  • Event—November 18

    Merkle, Inc. CEO David Williams has grown his marketing agency exponentially, keeping ahead of industry trends and helping corporate clients fine-tune their customer outreach. He speaks November 18 as part of the George Washington Leadership Series.
  • Event—November 17

    Attorney Diane Dillon will share her experiences working for the EEOC and Governor-elect Larry Hogan’s campaign when she speaks today at 5:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—November 15

    This weekend at the Garfield Center, a musical showcase will feature original songs by singer-songwriter Pam Ortiz, with narration by Price and performances by Sombarkin and the Pam Ortiz Band.
  • News posted—November 14

    WACapella strikes again with a lively custom arrangement of Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” that invites prospective students to join the Washington College family.
  • Event—November 13

    Poet and essayist Lia Purpura is known for taking on challenging and complex topics in a lyrical way. She visits the Lit House November 13
  • News posted—November 12

    The Drama and Music departments again team up to collect canned goods for the community food bank at a series of pre-holiday events.
  • Event—November 12

    Author and oceanographer John Englander, author of High Tide on Main Street, will speak Nov. 12 on how coastal communities should brace for the effects of climate change.
  • Event—November 11

    A Veterans Day performance to be staged in Decker Theatre is built around student interviews with area veterans of WWII, conducted for the C.V. Starr Center’s StoryQuest oral histories project, “The Real War.” The November 11 event includes music, projected images and spoken word performances.
  • News posted—November 7

    Funded through a grant from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund, a new online monitoring system shows real-time electricity consumption in 16 main campus buildings. A student led campaign encourages everyone to “Drive it Down.”

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