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  • Ian Flinn ’16, WC’s own magician and conjurer extraordinaire, will talk about his new book, Conjuring Curiosity: Coalescing the Past and Present of Magic, and treat the audience to a magic show consisting of “material never before seen in Chestertown.”
  • Kaitlynn Ecker ’18 and Rachel Martinez ’18 reflect on their visit to the U.S. Senate. As part of the Gender and Leadership class, taught by Professors Michael Harvey and Erin Anderson, students traveled to the Capitol to meet Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and her staff and see the Senate in action.
  • Washington College’s GIS Lab is hosting an open house on November 14, when its staff will showcase a new STEM program for local youngsters, demonstrate current projects, and hand out free licenses of GIS software. The event is part of the Maryland STEM Festival and coincides with the College’s November Admissions Open House for prospective students.
  • Alumna and Academy-Award winning producer Tammy Tiehel-Stedman ’86 will present an exclusive screening of her newest film, Slow Learners.
  • The RiverArts Studio Gallery will host the CV Starr Center for the American Experience’s third StoryQuest exhibit, Home Front, World War II: Chestertown Remembers.
  • Three members of the Inscape Chamber Orchestra will perform Friday, November 6, at noon in Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Washington College and Goucher join efforts to offer 20 politically savvy young women the chance to learn from the pros what it takes to run for political office. The “Training Ms. President” summit takes place Nov. 5 and 6 in Chestertown.
  • The fall dance concert presents a haunting production conceived and choreographed by professors and students. It will be offered Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 1:00 p.m. in Decker Theatre.
  • WAC’s chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity racked up nearly a dozen awards at the organization’s biennial gathering, among them the highest honor the national fraternity bestows.

  • The Literary House Writer-in-Residence will read from his stories and recall his travels in a talk Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
  • American favorites Equus, 39 Steps, and A Streetcar Named Desire are offered along with newer plays by actor Jesse Eisenberg and WC student Reilly Cox.

  • As the region prepares for Hurricane Joaquin, we would like to update the campus community on the current expectations and preparations for the next 3-5 days.
  • Working as a NOAA intern, Erika Koontz helped map a national marine sanctuary and gained deeper insight into the relationship between research and resource management. 

  • The festive celebration on the campus lawn included tributes and a formal swearing in as Sheila C. Bair was officially installed as the 28th president of Washington College.
  • Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 26, on the campus lawn with special guests that include Senator Barbara Mikulski and historian Joseph Ellis.
  • 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.
  • Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson joined President Bair on the eve of her inauguration weekend to talk with journalist John Harwood about climate catastrophe, student debt, income inequality and more.
  • Up five positions from last year, Washington College is ranked #100 among the nation’s top-tier liberal arts colleges in the 2016 list released today.
  • College officials praised the quick response of students, Public Safety officers and local firefighters when an electrical fire broke out in a dorm room.
  • The College’s new president introduces herself more fully to the campus community through an interview with the campus newspaper, The Elm. News editors Catalina Righter ’17 and Molly Igoe ’18 asked Sheila Bair about her own college days, her decision to move to Chestertown to lead Washington College, and her priorities for her first year.
  • A committed global traveler, Marcela Morales ’16 stayed stateside this summer to work for an organization that helps refugees find their footing in the United States. 

  • President Sheila Bair welcomed first-year students and their families at a President’s Reception, and peer mentors, athletes and other upperclassmen helped the freshmen move in.
  • Princeton Review’s latest Best Colleges survey ranks Washington College students among the nation’s happiest.
  • 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. 
  • The well known champion of financial reform, twice named the second most powerful woman in the world, will be the College’s first female president. She starts her new job August 1.