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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—September 24

    In a discussion moderated by CNBC’s John Harwood, the two will discuss U.S.-China economic ties, global environmental crises, and more. The September 24 event starts at 5 p.m. in Decker Theatre.
  • Event—September 9

    This year’s Patrick Henry Writing Fellow, historian Benjamin Irvin, will speak September 9 about his research on how the young United States cared for its disabled soldiers after the Revolution.
  • Event—August 16

    The four-alarm fire that destroyed most of the leased building at 515 Washington Avenue will cause IT and Business Office staffers to relocate to other spaces on campus but will not interrupt services.
  • Event—August 16

    The fire at 515 Washington Ave last night affected rental property that housed Washington College’s Business Office and Office of Information Technology. Thankfully, no college personnel were injured.
  • News posted—August 11

    The student researchers of StoryQuest record oral histories about the World War II stories of Chestertown veterans and the civilians who kept things going on the home front.
  • News posted—August 5

    The Eastern Maryland Youth Orchestra welcomes students in grades 9-12. The ensemble will practice Saturday mornings in Hotchkiss Recital Hall beginning September 12, 2015.
  • News posted—August 4

    Princeton Review’s latest Best Colleges survey ranks Washington College students among the nation’s happiest.
  • News posted—August 4

    WC’s Center for Environment & Society is partnering with the Chester River Association to add bobwhite buffers and wetlands on private farmlands in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.
  • 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.

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