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

  • Event—April 15

    An April 15 slide lecture by GarySchiff, a professor of history and cantor for Chestertown’s Havurah, will chronicle the history of the Dutch Jews from the golden age of the 1600s to the horrors of the Holocaust.
  • News posted—April 13

    WC’s Adam Goodheart has penned a poignant cover story for the April issue of National Geographic, merging the sad history of how Americans mourned Lincoln’s death with diverse views about his legacy today. On April 13 he will join another historian for an on-stage conversation about how the nation mourned Lincoln’s death 150 years ago.
  • Event—April 7

    A fisherman, forager, hunter and chef, cookbook author Hank Shaw will visit campus April 7 to share strategies for giving wild food and game some delicious gourmet touches.
  • Event—April 6

    Michael Kimmel wrote the book on the dangers of “the Guy Code” with his 2008 book Guyland and the more recent Angry White Men. Now he has advice for college students on what it means to “man up” in the modern era.
  • Event—April 3

    The cello and percussion duo perform in a free concert Friday April 3 in Gibson Center for the Arts.
  • Event—April 3

    Following a successful weekend of the musical family drama Next to Normal, the senior drama majors direct three more weekends of theater, offering a two-man play about art, some updated Shakespeare, and a sexy power struggle between an actress and a director.
  • Event—April 2

    When Tom Wheeler visits Washington College on Thursday, April 2, he will offer a historian’s view of the digital revolution and a policy maker’s perspective on how to ensure America’s broadband networks remain open, fair and fast. He speaks at 5:30 in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—March 30

    In residence as the 2015 Douglass Wallop Fellow, playwright Sheri Wilner will talk about how real-world news can inspire compelling theatre. Case in point: her acclaimed Kingdom City. She hosts public events March 31 and April 2.
  • Event—March 28

    The all-black cast also includes Ethel Waters and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, with music from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The screening, introduced by retired professor Jason Rubin, is March 28 at 3 p.m.
  • Event—March 28

    The spirited seven-piece ensemble brings their mix of original music to Hotchkiss Recital Hall Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 as part of the Premier Artist Concerts Series.
  • Event—March 26

    Washington College Sailing Coach Conner Blouin ’10 earns a trip to the Pan Am Games with his top American finish at the Sunfish national championship.

  • Event—March 26

    Novelist Helena María Viramontes will read at the Rose O’Neill Literary House Thursday, March 26.
  • Event—March 26

    David Rothenberg is a musician, philosopher and author who often makes music with his favorite non-human species, including birds, grasshoppers, and whales. He comes to Washington College March 26 for a concert and talk.
  • Event—March 25

    Washington College invites Chestertown to celebrate Earth Hour a day early, March 27, with food, fun and the signature hour of darkness observed around the globe to encourage conservation of natural resources.
  • Event—March 24

    A panel of four practicing lawyers will share their experiences with students who are considering law school and a future in the profession. The event is March 24 at 5:30 in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—March 24

    Washington College junior Ian Flinn has been practicing magic since the age of 7. His March 24 presentation in Decker will combine historical and scientific research with the dazzling tricks of his trade.
  • Event—March 23

    Teris Pantazes, founder of Seven Seas Energy, will speak Monday, March 23 in Goldstein Hall.
  • Event—March 23

    A simple supper of soup and bread hosted Monday, March 23, at the Garfield Center for the Arts in downtown Chestertown will raise funds for the Kent County Food Pantry.
  • Event—March 23

    Zara Anishanslin delivers the 2015 Goodfellow Memorial Lecture March 23 on “Devils, Cannibals and the Ghost of General Wolfe.”
  • Event—March 20

    Biologist Jennifer Round comes to campus March 20 to share her research into how cellular defects might cause brain disorders such as Tourette syndrome and schizophrenia.
  • Event—March 19

    Art historian Jeffrey Chipps Smith delivers the Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European Art History at Washington College March 19.
  • Event—March 18

    Rescheduled for March 18, 4:30 p.m., the author of seven novels, including Charming Billy and Someone, will read from her work and discuss the writer’s craft as part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series.
  • Event—March 17

    He reads from his work and talks about his translations of Polish poetry when he visits the Literary House on March 17.
  • Event—March 17

    TONIGHT: Expert James Carafano from the Heritage Foundation will join Washington College faculty for the discussion, which starts at 6:00 p.m. in Decker Theatre.
  • Event—March 16

    Human rights attorney Anietie Ewang will visit campus March 16 to talk about her work  promoting Nigerians’s rights to housing, education, safe water and food, and more.
  • Event—March 16

    One actress plays all the roles, accompanied by a chamber music trio, when Core Ensemble brings Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer to life on the Decker stage.
  • Event—March 4

    Former Starr Center writing fellow Peter Manseau returns to campus Wednesday, March 4, to discuss his critically acclaimed new book, which chronicles how religious minorities have helped shape American freedom. 
  • Event—March 3

    The Drama Departments brings 30 Neo-Futurist Plays from “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” to Tawes Theatre Tuesday through Thursday, March 3-5. Professor Dale Daigle directs.
  • Event—March 3

    Human rights legal expert and consultant Victoria Sanford will speak March 3 about the prosecution of crimes committed under Latin American dictatorships.
  • News posted—March 2

    First to fill the semester long residency will be fiction writer Roy Kesey, a 1991 alumnus of Washington College.

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