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  • Jazz, rockabilly, gospel, bluegrass—bring your blanket and your picnic and get ready for the 2018 Riverfront Concert Series.
  • Poets, fiction writers, essayists, local musicians—time for the 2018 Rose O’Neill Literary House Summer Literary Salon!
  • The Rebecca Corbee Loree Center was dedicated to the founding director of Corbin Perception on May 19.
  • Laura Johnson, Washington College’s chief budget officer, is stepping up into a new role as Vice President of Finance.

  • May 18, 2018

    English major wins the 2018 Sophie Kerr Prize, at nearly $64,000 the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award.

  • Five graduating seniors, all English majors, have been named finalists for the 2018 Sophie Kerr Prize, this year worth $63,711 to the winner, who will be announced on Friday, May 18.
  • Washington College’s collaborative marketing campaign with BuzzFeed wins two top international communications awards.
  • Using a groundwater testing site on the lower Chester River, environmental science students at Washington College have embarked on an innovative collaboration with agroecology students from the University of Maryland College Park to gather long-term data into whether sea level rise is bringing more saltwater into the Eastern Shore’s agricultural fields.

  • The Rebecca Corbin Loree Center, which houses the Center for Career Development, will be dedicated on May 19. 
  • In an effort to broaden the conversation and raise more awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, Washington College is teaming up with For All Seasons and the Chestertown business community to bring the campaign “No Matter What … You Matter” to Chestertown.
  • Lending fresh insight into the bookish mind of our founding father, author Kevin J. Hayes has won the 2018 George Washington Prize for his work George Washington: A Life in Books.

  • Showcasing its work across multiple platforms and disciplines, Washington College’s marketing and communications team lands five top awards in the international Hermes Awards competition.
  • The first Community Unity Day aimed to bridge the gap between WC students and local Chestertown community members in a street fair-style day of activities.
  • At the 2018 Senior Reading, the Rose O’Neill Literary House announced this year’s winners of three annual student creative writing prizes: The Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, The William W. Warner Prize for Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment, and The Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize.
  • Kevin Martin, Facebook’s interim head of U.S. Public Policy, will give the Commencement Address at Washington College’s 235th 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.

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