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

  • Starting on Sept. 29 with the dynamic poet Jericho Brown, this fall’s Living Writers Series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House will rustle and inspire the leaves of listeners’ imaginations.
  • In this four-part series sponsored by the Starr Center and the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, political experts and thinkers will address racial, generation, and religious changes in the electorate, the role of women voters, the role of the media, and the use and effects of political theater.

  • LGBT activist Frank Kameny is the subject of a Sept. 20 talk by Washington College visiting Patrick Henry Fellow David Carter, who is writing a biography on Kameny and his influence on the LGBT civil rights movement.

  • Cardboard boat racing, face painting, boatbuilding, a kayak poker run, paddling history tours, waterfront illuminations, and more are on tap at RiverFest 2016 on Sept. 24

  • The dedication for Washington College’s new academic building, Cromwell Hall, is set for September 24.

  • Most recently from Simmons College in Boston, Daniel Forster has extensive background in both financial aid and enrollment challenges for liberal arts colleges.
  • Valerie RiChard takes the reins as director of the physical plant, while longtime director Reid Raudenbush focuses on capital projects.
  • A Sept. 15 celebration honoring Flora Fraser, whose book about the relationship between George and Martha Washington won the 2016 George Washington Prize, will include colonial dancers, a book signing, and a talk about writing history.
  • The new program will match the amount that families and students contribute from a 529 or ESA, up to $2,500 per year.

  • The American Shakespeare Center On Tour will give a free performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Sept. 18.
  • The U.S. Navy’s Electric Brigade kicks off the Washington College Concert Series with a free concert on Sept. 6 at Martha Washington Square.
  • The Class of 2020—some 417 students representing one of the most diverse and academically strong freshmen classes ever enrolled at Washington College—arrives on campus this week.
  • John Leupold, assistant professor of music, will premiere two compositions at the first 12@Hotchkiss Series on Friday Sept. 2 at noon.
  • Novelist Idra Novey returns to campus to discuss her book Ways to Disappear with first-year students and the campus community. 
  • Nara Park, a Washington, D.C., installation artist and sculptor, will be featured in a one-person show that kicks off the Kohl Gallery’s new season on Sept. 8.
  • Students and local entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their ideas on the STRT1UP Road Show bus, which kicks off its annual Maryland tour on Sept. 10 in Martha Washington Square.
  • Thad Moore, who has been a steady presence in the lives of Washington College’s athletes for 16 years as head trainer, has been named director of athletics.
  • With an $80,000 donation, Bank of the West is the latest contributor to George’s Brigade, supporting a student from California who matriculates with the Class of 2020.
  • President Bair speaks with The Chronicle of Higher Education on college affordability
  • As the Starr Center’s 2016 Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Fellow, Georgetown University Professor Gretchen Henderson has been sifting through lives and afterlives to unearth the meaning and the music of The Bondwoman’s Narrative.
  • M&T Bank commits $160,000 over four years to support two George’s Brigade students in their Washington College education.
  • Washington College’s third Summer Literary Salon on July 26 features writers Sarah Blake and Katey Schultz, as well as local musicians Beth McDonald and Joe Holt.

  • It is with great sadness that we share with the Washington College community the passing of Garry E. Clarke, professor of music emeritus, former Dean of the College, and one-time Acting President.
  • Bluegrass wunderkinds Charm City Junction rock the Riverfront Concert Series on June 23.
  • Local singer-songwriter Pam Ortiz will join award-winning poets Lesley Wheeler and Emilia Phillips on June 28 at the Rose O’ Neill Literary House.
  • On Thursday, June 9, agencies across Kent County will be holding an “Emerging Infectious Disease Drill” to help train major stakeholders in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. This simulation will help strengthen emergency response protocols for all of the organizations involved in the drill while providing practical experience for the personnel taking part.
  • The Riverfront Concert Series returns to Chestertown just in time for summer.

  • Washington College’s new academic building will be named for alumni Barbara and George Cromwell.
  • In her latest book Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right, political science Professor Melissa Deckman examines how and why women have emerged as political leaders in the Tea Party and how they continue to influence American politics.

  • Flora Fraser, whose book The Washingtons offers a rare and comprehensive view of Martha Washington and the relationship between the nation’s inaugural first couple, wins the $50,000 George Washington Prize.

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