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

  • Through a special topics course on Japanese Buddhism, students are learning the value of mindfulness and meditation to help them better navigate the stresses of college and life.

  • “May we never stop loving, giving support, and caring for the arts and for those who live within them,” says Moran, on winning the nation’s largest undergraduate literary prize. 

  • WC alums rake in the awards at the annual gathering of the Maryland/Delaware/D.C. Press Association.

  • Six WC seniors were chosen as finalists for the Sophie Kerr Prize in literature, worth $63,912. The announcement will be livestreamed tonight at https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/ .
  • Students who want to learn what it’s like to be an environmental educator can get first-hand experience in a new course that lets them shadow educators at nearly a dozen partnering organizations on the upper Eastern Shore.
  • With two new tracking stations installed at the River and Field Campus, WC’s Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory joins the international Motus Wildlife Tracking System, collaborating on cutting-edge research into the lives of birds, bats, and insects.
  • When a WC alumnus learned about a faculty member’s project at a museum in Belize, he jumped in to fund three students’ travel there this summer as part of a global field experience in education.

  • A group project in a class on social justice has led three students to address racial microaggressions on campus in an effort to better educate and engage students, staff, and faculty about the issue.
  • From among a statewide field of nearly 700 artists, the Maryland State Arts Council has conferred Individual Artist Awards for 2019 to three from WC working in creative nonfiction, works on paper, and media.
  • Conducting research for the Friends of Miller Library Ralph Thornton Fellowship, senior Noah Gonzalez examines partisan polarization at Washington College.

  • This resourceful pair of alumni are raising the curtain on opportunities for graduating fellow theatre majors.

  • Most people start conversations with a word. Mark Christie starts them with a character, a stage, and questions that aren’t always easy to answer.
  • For the first time since its inception in 2008, The Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund has gone over the $1 million mark.

  • Leo Strine, Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice, will speak at Washington College’s 236th Commencement on May 19.

  • The Eastern Shore Food Lab is establishing an outdoor learning space at the River and Field Campus for the study and production of wild foods, primitive technology, and ecological landscape design.
  • Peer review is a big part of advancing research, but who do you think does all that reviewing? The American Physical Society has named Assistant Professor of Physics Colin Campbell among 143 Outstanding Referees for 2019 for exceptional work assessing manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals.
  • Bryan K. Fair will deliver the keynote address at George Washington’s Birthday Convocation, Feb. 22.

  • In a new book on Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Professor Sean Meehan makes the case that today’s debate over the value of a liberal arts education can be well informed by Emerson’s views on the radical transformations happening to higher ed during his time.

  • David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, will speak at Washington College on February 7.

  • Taking a proactive strategy toward energy use, Washington College is partnering with innovative FESCO Energy to work toward greater energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

  • Offering students a new opportunity toward a career in nursing, WC announces a new strategic partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing Program. 

  • Winning its third Maryland Department of Commerce E-Nnovation grant in a row and with $1 million matched by The Hodson Trust, Washington College gains $2 million to expand its GIS program.
  • Washington College staffers helped out with the Lions Clubs of Kent County’s annual drive to provide more than 500 boxes of food and toys for Kent County’s less fortunate families.
  • Jeff Horstman ’82, Executive Director of ShoreRivers, will join the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors.

  • Through staff and faculty payroll deductions, donations, and matching money from President Kurt Landgraf, Washington College this year will donate $43K to United Way of Kent County.
  • The Hodson Trust grants $3.6 million to Washington College for student scholarships and matching funds to secure a new endowed director’s position in GIS.

  • A song written by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Stea ’81 as a tribute to Gold Star families is recorded by top musicians from the 101st Airborne, produced by Belmont University in Nashville, and expected to be released Dec. 20. 

  • A fledgling collaboration between two WC faculty members and teachers at Garnet Elementary School is bringing new connections and experiences for Chestertown youngsters and WC students.
  • Phi Delta Theta’s annual crab feast raises $10K for ALS research, bringing to over $20K its donations to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.

  • Every Wednesday evening, members of the College’s Caring for Kids Club meet to fill bags with food for local kids who need a helping hand.

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