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

  • Kevin Martin, Facebook’s Vice President of Mobile and Global Access Policy, will give the Commencement Address at Washington College’s 285th Commencement May 20.

  • Anthropology major Kirstin Webb’s SCE examines the cultural and social factors behind why and how many people living in communities vulnerable to sea level rise perceive the reasons and the risk to their towns.

  • Partnering with Wake Forest University, Washington College opens up a new opportunity for students who are seeking a master’s degree in management.

  • The annual family picnic of the Washington College students and local community brought people together through the celebration of food, reading, soccer, language, and culture.
  • Thanks to the efforts of faculty, staff, and the student beekeepers in the campus garden, Washington College has been designated as Maryland’s first Bee Campus USA and only the 35th in the country. 

  • United Way of Kent County honors Washington College as its “Business Partner of the Year.”

  • The Breadth Between: Washington College art students will present their Senior Capstone Projects in an exhibition opening on April 19 at the Kohl Gallery.

  • Global medical technology business leader Tom Polen, president of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), will join College President Kurt Landgraf on April 16 in a discussion about leadership skills and the future of medical technology. 

  • Community Unity Day is set for April 14. Get ready for a block party on Campus Avenue with fun, food, and funk!

  • With a career as a medical doctor—quite possibly in cardiology—firmly in her sights, Maija Adourian ’18 is basing her Senior Capstone Experience on a poster presentation she co-authored with biology professor Mindy Reynolds and presented in March at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

  • Fiction writer Amber Dermont, the Rose O’Neill Literary House’s 2018 Mary Wood Fellow, will lead a craft talk and reading at the Lit House on April 10 and 11.

  • Washington College and the Chestertown community will remember Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination with a series of events April 3-6 honoring his life and legacy.

  • Beginning this Friday, March 30, and continuing through April, come out and see WC seniors’ directing theses at the Tawes Theatre, featuring cast performances and crew support from Washington College students.
  • Día de Fútbol on April 8 at Washington College!

    ¡El Día de Fútbol será 8 de abril en el campus de Washington College!

  • Walter Shaub, the fiery former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, will give a talk on what he calls the nation’s ethics crisis at Washington College on April 5.

  • In a March 22 talk at the Rose O’ Neill Literary House, UMD Professor Hester Baer examines the global effort toward greater female representation in the film industry.

  • Michael Nettles, a national expert on education assessment and equity, will join President Kurt Landgraf at a Kent County community meeting on March 28, where he will speak on sustaining educational progress in Kent County.

  • PEN/Faulkner finalist Amy Hempel, known best for her short stories and newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, will read at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on March 27.

  • Author and Environmental Science and Studies teaching fellow Andrew Case discusses the tensions between environmentalism and capitalism and The Organic Profit on March 28.

  • Washington College President Kurt Landgraf will be the speaker for the Jones Seminar in American Business lecture on March 29, discussing his lifetime of experience as a business leader and his philosophy of “situational leadership.” 

  • Washington College alum and political strategist Sean Rapelyea ’08 will return to campus on March 26 to talk about the 2018 elections as the guest speaker for the Goldstein Program’s Young Alumni Series. 

  • MSNBC news producer and acclaimed author Jack Bohrer ’06 returns to Washington College on March 20 to discuss his new book on Robert F. Kennedy.

  • The dynamic and evolving role of women in national and local politics is going to have an enormous impact on the 2018 elections. WC’s Melissa Deckman will be watching and analyzing as a national expert on the new, non-partisan Gender Watch 2018 project.
  • Women on Fire: A March 22 expert panel on how Trump and the #MeToo movement are shaping the 2018 elections.

  • Partnering with Colonial Williamsburg, Washington College offers students an immersion into the culture, society and technology of the Revolutionary Era in a new one-week course offered over spring break.

  • Through multiple research projects in collaboration with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory, Rebecca Fox, assistant professor of environmental science and studies, is helping farmers and scientists better understand the effectiveness of best management practices that are critical to the Chesapeake Bay’s health.

  • An internship in Cape Town, South Africa, taught Sidney Stone ’18 much about herself, as did the culture of South Africa’s townships and the challenges facing the young people living there.
  • Washington College joins the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, an ambitious initiative to fully restore the Bay’s oyster population by 2025. 

  • Never Caught, the story of one slave’s struggle for freedom from George Washington, is the topic of the Feb. 27 Goodfellow Lecture at WC.

  • Using his experience in Washington College’s GIS Lab and Center for Environment & Society, Grant Twilley ’15 is flying around the world employing leading-edge technologies to map what lies beneath.

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